January 10, 2021


In this week's blast:


Based on our meeting with Parks & Rec this past week, it has been determined that the gates at MVP will no longer be locked. The lights will still be available until 10:00 pm nightly. The security team will continue to monitor the facility to try and prevent any acts of vandalism. Based on some recent events, please be reminded that if there are any situations of violence at any park facilities, the police should be called by utilizing 911.

PPPA Board of Directors


If you are NEW to how the Trough System at MVP works, below is a brief overview:

  • The TROUGH system is used when the courts at MVP are full and there are players waiting for an open court.  Paddles are stacked (4 for doubles, 2 for singles) in the trough from left to right (see pic below); the paddles to the left go to the next open court and other paddles move to the left.
  • Games are played 1-11, win by 2 and then leave the court so the next group up can take the open court.
  • When you finish your game and leave the court, call out “COURT OPEN” and the group to the left in the Trough will go to the open court. 
  • Let’s all be polite to one another and fair in our use and sharing of courts during the busy times of day at MVP.
  • Please continue to follow COVID protocols with social Distancing--6’ apart and if you are sick, stay home and don’t expose others. 

PPPA Board of Directors


First Image:  TROUGH—paddles to the left are the next set on deck and stack to the right.

Second Image:  Current Pickleball sign at MVP. 


I spoke with Park & Rec’s Maintenance and Operations Manager regarding any plans for maintenance or upgrades to the Monument Valley Park pickleball courts.  I was informed that there was a 20% reduction in operating funds for the budget cycle we are currently in.  Subsequently, there are no funds to perform increased maintenance or upgrades to the courts.  Emptying the garbage cans and occasional leaf/dirt blowing are the only maintenance activities we can expect this year.

We were informed last year that there would be upgrades to the bathrooms near the courts.  That did not occur due to the impact COVID is having on sales tax revenues.  They may still be able to do the upgrades this year and will know by mid-February if they have the funds. We will keep you posted!

Wendy Venturella, Vice President

Please Click the Balloon!


      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


      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.

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