February 20, 2022


In this week's blast:


    As the city, county, and state emerged from the COVID pandemic this past year, pickleball play and programs resumed.  The PPPA Board continues to advance the sport of pickleball in the Colorado Springs community.  THANK YOU to all the volunteers over that last twelve months who volunteered time and talent to work alongside PPPA.

    The 2021 PPPA End of Year Report explains many of PPPA's initiatives, accomplishments, and financial posture for last year. Please take the time to read here. Thank you for your continued support as we continue to support our pickleball community.

    The PPPA Board of Directors


    As the days get warmer and longer, pickleball season will swing into full effect.  As our sport grows, we anticipate there will be even more players vying for courts.  The link below is a friendly reminder of our current paddle-up system at MVP and BC.  https://www.pikespeakpickleball.com/HotTopics/12595127

    Dong Nguyen

    PPPA Director of Special Projects & PPPA Liaison to El Paso County Parks


    Hello fellow PPPA members! My name is Bruno Mediate and I have been your PPPA Treasurer since September 2021. As a result of Bob Jepson's departure from the local area and subsequent resignation, I volunteered and was appointed by your Board of Directors to complete his current term which ends in June 2022. Bob has moved down to sunny Florida to play outdoor, warm weather pickleball year-round!

    I recently completed the Calendar Year 2021 financial accounting and reconciliation of PPPA's finances. Per our PPPA bylaws, Section 5.6, an annual audit of our financial records is to be conducted. I am seeking 2 or 3 PPPA members in good standing who would be willing to review the PPPA financial accounting records from calendar year 2021, and then report results/findings to the Board of Directors.

    If you are interested in serving as an auditor, please send an email with your name, a brief description of qualifications, and your contact information (name, email address, cell phone number) to treasurer@pikespeakpickleball.com no later than next Sunday, February 27th. The Board will review the qualifications of everyone who applies and select 3 auditors.

    If you have any questions, please send those to that same treasurer email address.

    Dink On!

    Bruno Mediate, Treasurer


    Please Click on Balloon


    El Paso County Parks has finalized their pickleball instructor permit process.  Detailed information can be found here. Interested parties should contact EPCP at 719.520.7529 or email them at parks@elpasoco.com to request an application form.  The general public should be aware that Court #12 has been designated permitted instructor use from 12 noon – dark.


    El Paso County Parks maintains Bear Creek Regional Park and therefore makes the determination on whether to close the Bear Creek pickleball courts due to snow/ice and when to reopen them.  EPCP will lock the gates and allow snow to melt naturally so that the Contractor Construction Warranty is not voided.  Any surface damage like has happened to the Monument Valley pickleball courts due to snow/ice chipping and scraping is explicitly the trigger that will void the Bear Creek court warranty. Therefore, usage of snow clearing tools like shovels is never permitted on the Bear Creek courts!

    EPCP will notify Pikes Peak Pickleball Association personnel on the closure and reopening of the Bear Creek courts.  PPPA will broadcast these updates on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoPickleball).

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we ensure prolonged enjoyment of this fabulous facility.

    Dong Nguyen

    PPPA Director of Special Projects & PPPA Liaison to El Paso County Parks


    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 the PPPA Store (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!

    Erica Roberts, Merchandise Manager


    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 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? 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.


    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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