June 26, 2022


In this week's blast:


    As part of PPPA's "Promote the Sport of Pickleball" Mission, your Board of Directors receives and assists in multiple nationwide requests each year from new start-up Pickleball groups and even local government agencies seeking advice on how PPPA has successfully built one of the largest and fastest growing Associations in the Country.  PPPA has just topped 1500 registered members up 150% from 600 in August 2016 when the new Pickleball courts were dedicated at Monument Valley Park, and the meager 75 members we had when we created our original 501(c)3 nonprofit organization back in 2012. Our growth is a direct result of our outstanding programs and the many committees and dedicated volunteers who contribute countless selfless hours to help serve our members.  

    Your Board Promotes our Sport not only through our education and training programs, but also through conduct of amateur tournaments, and helping to reduce the financial burdens of local City and County governments by co-funding local court development and improvements.  Nationwide outreach support has also become another very important promotion opportunity for our Association.  Since our beginning, our Association has 'been there, done that' enough times to have practical and common-sense recommendations, and have built essential partnerships and proven processes that can help to better inform folks who are just getting started where we were 10 years ago.  Since 2013, we have provided direct assistance and advice to dozens of start-up organizations from across Colorado and across the US including Alaska:

    • Fountain (2 different government and civilian groups)
    • Manitou Springs
    • Pueblo (2)
    • Monument
    • Castle Rock
    • Falcon
    • Silverthorne 
    • Grand Junction 
    • Durango (2) 
    • Buena Vista
    • Evergreen
    • Broadmoor
    • Air Force Academy, CO 
    • Tallahassee, FL
    • Delray Beach, FL 
    • South Kingstown, RI
    • Virginia Beach, VA
    • West Louden County, VA
    • Northern, MD
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Georgetown, TX
    • Anthem, AZ
    • Sacramento, CA
    • Port Townsend, WA
    • Sitka, AK

    They consistently reach out to our Board based on our website and our outstanding member-focused programs, our success with delivering new Pickleball courts, associated local and national news articles, past tournament participation, and word-of-mouth.

    Congratulations PPPA, your organization's good reputation is out there and is being emulated by many others Nationwide. 


    Your PPPA Board of Directors   


      PPPA has partnered with the USSP for this "NEW" Tournament in the Colorado Springs Community taking place September 9 - 11, 2022.

      Please see the attached flyer for details on how to sign up! Click HERE to register.


        What:  PPPA New Member Orientation

        When:  Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 4:30 PM

        Where: Pavilion east of the Pickleball courts, Monument Valley Park


        • To introduce new members to play at Monument Valley Park, and the Pickleball community.
        • To help new members gain an understanding of how the PPPA organization works and introduce new members to our governing board and Round Robin Coordinators.
        • To inform new members of additional playing opportunities! 

        This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and meet other members new to the association, so please wear your name badges.  If you haven't received one, or need to order a replacement, please click CONTACT US.

        See you there!

        Sharon Kumpf

        Membership Director



        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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