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May 2, 2021


PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST


In this week's blast:



  EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMS’ UPDATE

Skills & Drills Sign-Ups

Skills & Drills will be held this year from May 24 through June 18, 12:30 to 1:30 on six of the MVP courts, with a maximum of 24 players in each skill level.

Skill levels will meet as follows: Monday 2.0, Tuesday 3.5, Wednesday 3.0, Thursday 2.5.

This will give each skill level a chance to follow up their drilling with game play in the various Round Robins (see RR registration information), or on other Open courts.

Remember – these sessions ARE NOT LESSONS.

Skill levels 2.0 & 2.5 should have participated in PPPA’s Beginning Lessons, Guided Play, and be able to make at least 50% of their Serves & Returns. Prior or current Round Robin play is highly recommended.

To sign up contact Steve Ridings at sridings123@gmail.com.

Please include your name, skill level group desired, and best email contact.

It is also recommended to sign up with a partner of the same skill level, but is not required.

Free Beginning Lesson Sign-Up

To participate in Beginning Lessons, please email Shery Fairchild at sdfairchild@mac.com.  You do not need to be a PPPA member to participate.  A confirmation will be sent to participants and lessons begin Saturday, May 8 and will continue weekly on Saturday through September.

Guided Play

Guided Play is a program for PPPA members and is your next step after lessons to support improving your pickleball skills.  We have three Levels and you can check your skill level at PPPA website https://www.pikespeakpickleball.com/guided-play

Guided Play requires a sign-up and email:  sdfairchild@mac.com to sign up.

Ladder Play

Ladder Play is starting up for Skill levels, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 and possibly 4.0.  Please contact Helen McChesney at bostonakahelenpickleball@gmail.com if you want to participate in Ladder Play. 

Round Robins

The Round Robin program are very active and please go to the PPPA website at https://www.pikespeakpickleball.com/round-robin to check your skill level and contact the coordinator for the specific Round Robin to sign up.



  INTERMEDIATE LEVEL SUMMER CAMPS

WHAT: Step up your pickleball with intensive, semi-private training in strategy, technique, skill development, positioning, effective practice, and mental toughness with High Performance Pickleball Masterclass and certified instructors, Scott, Daniel and/or Jon Moore.

WHERE: NorthSide Social in Colorado Springs, CO

WHEN: June 21st and 22nd and August 10th and 11th

See the flyer for all the details!


Please Click the Balloon!


        PPA 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


        PICKLEBALL CENTRAL'S REWARDS PROGRAM

      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.


        BUY ON AMAZONSMILE TO BENEFIT PPPA

      Do you shop online on Amazon.com? Do your friends and family 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.


       KING SOOPERS COMMUNITY REWARD PROGRAM BENEFITS PPPA 

      Did you know that you can earn $$$ for PPPA with every dollar you spend when you shop at King Soopers or City Market? Friends and Family can help PPPA earn money too!

      See this flyer for information and how you can sign up.


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