March 20, 2022


In this week's blast:

      PPPA Policy #12 - Regular Board Meetings Open to Members

    As PPPA continues to grow, we recognize the need to evolve as an organization.  In response, we have approved Policy #12 outlining new procedures for the conduct of PPPA's Regular Board meetings held quarterly.  This expands the opportunity for membership participation.    


    The next Regular Board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM in Library 21c: CreateSpace room.  In accordance with the policy, any member wishing to speak at the Public Comment time can email (attention PPPA Board Secretary) with his or her specific topic no later than Saturday, April 2, 2022.  


    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 ( There will also be a flag flying at the courts.  If it is green, they are open for play.  If it is red, they are closed.

    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


    Please Click on Balloon


    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 ( 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, 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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