December 27, 2020
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
The PPPA Board of Directors received many complaints that the original paddle-up system, using the trough, at MVP was not working. After researching systems that were successfully implemented in other venues, the Board chose to implement the system where bins were placed at each court for paddling up. There was certainly an adjustment period but once people became accustomed to the new system, most of the feedback was positive. Change can be difficult for some and not all players supported this new system. This has created unpleasant confrontations between players and is not in the best interest of the pickleball community. So, while the new system is successful in other locations, it does not appear that it will be embraced by all at MVP and the resulting negative environment is not acceptable to the PPPA Board of Directors. Effective immediately we will be returning to the trough system until we find a better one. Play one game to 11, win by two, and then give up the court to the next group waiting.
PPPA Board of Directors
No masks or social distancing required! We have restocked our shelves and PPPA logo merchandise is now on sale with all sizes and colors of tee shirts, pullovers, hats and visors currently available in limited supplies online at https://pikespeakpickleball.com. Simply go to the website, click on the “Store” link and follow the prompts to search for available colors, sizes, and styles. Payment can be made through PayPal or with your own credit card. Your purchase will be mailed to you for an additional charge or you may choose to pick up your item(s). Pick up instructions will appear on your confirmation if you choose this option. Supplies are limited so log on and shop today!
Roslyn Block, Membership Director
Please Click the Balloon!
Save 5% and 5% comes back to PPPA in annual Pickleball Central gift card!
Interested in saving 5% on pickleball gear, clothing and training aids? PPPA is now enrolled in Pickleball Central’s Club Rewards program. Here are the details for you and PPPA to benefit from:
When purchasing any items from www.PickleballCentral.com, enter CRPikes and you will receive an automatic 5% DISCOUNT and PPPA will earn 5% of every purchase that uses the code in an end-of-the-year gift card to purchase anything that PPPA needs – balls, extra paddles, nets, whatever we need! (The code is not case sensitive.)
Here's more about the ClubRewards program.
Do you shop online on Amazon.com? Switch to AmazonSmile and PPPA will receive a small percent of every transaction! It adds up!
(AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon as their way to give back to charitable organizations)
PPPA is now enrolled in the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same shopping features as on Amazon.com.
Go to smile.amazon.com and select Pikes Peak Pickleball Association from the list as your designated charity. Once you select PPPA, 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase will be donated to PPPA. Spread the word to family and friends for them to designate PPPA as their charitable organization on AmazonSmile too!
In order for PPPA to receive funds from your purchases, you must always go through smile.amazon.com when preparing to shop online.
Did you know that you can earn $$$ for PPPA with every dollar you spend when you shop at King Soopers or City Market?
See this flyer for information and how you can sign up.