September 5, 2021


In this week's blast:



Bear Creek Regional Park was a great place for PPPA to host this very first tournament at this newest 12-court Pickleball venue in Colorado Springs. The Round Robin men's, women's and mixed doubles format was intended to provide our 189 players from Colorado, California, Arizona and Texas a lot of fun with a lot of games (well over 500 were played over the course of the 3-day tournament). But that would not have happened without the dedicated selfless support and many long hours given by our outstanding PPPA volunteers.

Arial view of Bear Creek Regional Park Pickleball Courts curtesy of Owen Risk

They provided player registration support, seeding and scheduling for 21 different divisions, finance and budget management, support equipment transportation and logistics, venue set-up and tear-down including PPPA corporate sponsorship banners, parking management, player check-in with tournament t-shirts, player goodie bags, IT support, day-of-operations schedule and bracket management, scorekeeping, volunteer coordination and scheduling, announcing, gold/silver/bronze medal awards, photography, referee/rules support, PA system management, PPPA sponsor-provided $50 merchandize prize drawings for players and volunteers, PPPA booth sales and silent auction, El Paso County Parks Department venue support and permitting, CSPD PA system use approval, food vendor coordination, player hydration and medical support, and many other essential functions.

Please join the PPPA Board of Directors in thanking the following volunteers for making this 2021 PPoB Pickleball Tournament a resounding success !!

PPPA Board of Directors


Looking for gifts for yourself or pickleball loving family members or friends? Look no further! We have restocked our shelves and PPPA logo merchandise is now on sale with most sizes and colors of tee shirts, pullovers, hats and visors currently available in limited supplies online at 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, Online Store

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Save 5% and 5% comes back to PPPA in an 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, 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 Do your friends and family shop online on 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

Go to 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 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? Friends and Family can help PPPA earn money too!

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

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