February 14, 2021


In this week's blast:


    Some time last year, one of our members requested that we inform Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) that the trees planted at the Venezia Park courts will be a problem in the future as they grow and produce more leaves.  We certainly understand that and passed that request on to PRCS.

    Recently, this member informed us that those trees were removed and that we request they not be replaced.  I contacted Kurt Schroeder, PRCS Park Maintenance and Operations Manager, to again recommend the trees not be replaced and to learn what their plan is.  His response is that they do not currently have a plan to replace them.  If they re-visit that decision, he will take our/your input into consideration. I did not receive a reason for the tree removal.

    The PPPA Board of Directors appreciates input from our members and will do our best to communicate with local government agencies to maintain/improve the pickleball venues in our community.

    Wendy Venturella, VP

    Please Click the Balloon!

           PPPA STORE IS OPEN!

        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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