September 18, 2022


In this week's blast:

      IT'S FALL, YA'LL

    The PPPA Social Committee is busy planning your next event! Mark your calendars now and save Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for the PPPA It's Fall, Ya'll Social at the new indoor Springs Pickleball sports complex. More details to follow soon.

    Bev Goodwin, Social Committee


    On behalf of Pikes Peak Pickleball Association (PPPA) and United States Senior Pickleball (USSP), we would like to thank all of the players who endured a full day's rain delay to participate in the first Colorado Pickleball Open--Pikes Peak or Bust Tournament. Despite having to cancel an entire day of play you all came to play with patience, vigor and enthusiasm, making for some outstanding competitive matches. We would also like to thank our tournament sponsor SCHEELS Sporting Goods of Colorado Springs and our many other valued sponsors: the El Pomar Foundation, Springs Pickleball, Harvey Investments, Ms. Roberta Loughman of Re/Max, Dr. Todd Pickle of Pickle Prosthodontics, BJ's Velvet Freeze, SELKIRK Sport, Ent Credit Union, Ms. Ali Muno of Rocky Peak Homes Real Estate & Gearbox Pickleball, Karrie and Mark of Colonel Mustard's Sandwich Emporium, Mr. Joe Coleman of Blue Star Group Restaurants, Orthopedic Rehab Associates, Amari Botanicals, the Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau (VisitCOS), Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, El Paso County Parks Department, and the Sign Shop Ltd..

    Of course, putting on an event of this magnitude would not be possible without all of our 30 tremendous volunteers of PPPA who did the preplanning and conducted day-of-operations for this event:

    Erol Agnos, Jim Baker, Harriet Bassett, Ron Graham-Becker, Jim Godfrey, Carol Going, Pat Going, Bev Goodwin, Connie Healey, Zina Johnson, Joe Johnson, Sharon Kumpf, Bobbi Lovelace, Dan Lovelace, Sandeep Maity, Vicky Mediate, Bruno Mediate, Angela Mueller, David Mueller, Dong Nguyen, Jeff Norton, Dee Oden, Nancy Peterson, Kent Riddell, Erica Roberts, Flora Linda Schupp, Steve Trolander, Teri Ulrich, Wendy Venturella, and Brenda Yestness.

    You all were "outstanding"! Your dedication to this organization is amazing to behold. We would also like to thank our special guests: City Council President, Mr. Tom Strand, State Representative and Retired Master Fire Chief Mr. Tony Exum for providing opening remarks for our September 11 Memorial. 

    We would also like to thank Mr. Daniel Stephens for singing the National Anthem on opening day, as well as Mr. David Munoz, for his awesome rendition of the Nation Anthem on his electric guitar "Jimmy Hendrix" style for our September 11 Memorial. 

    Big thanks to our food truck vendors: Good Grub, Crepes-N-Go!

    We would like to specifically recognize the amazing talent of our tournament photographers who captured to true spirit of the competition: 

    Erol Agnus

    Ron Graham Becker (Link to photos below)

    Steve Trolander (Links to photos below)

    These are random captures of play: Play - S and S Images

    Medal Presentations: Medals - S and S Images

    These are out takes to include vendors, etc.: Outtakes - S and S Images

    PPPA will be dedicating all funds raised from this event towards our efforts to assist the El Paso County Parks Department in building 6 additional dedicated pickleball courts and 2 tennis courts, dual striped for pickleball at the Bear Creek Park Facility.

    PPPA Board of Directors


    If you are interested in the COED Singles Ladder Play, please contact Tom Ferguson @

    The intent of the singles ladder will be to provide a way for players who enjoy singles to do so in a fun, competitive, organized, social way.  It will be modeled after the doubles ladder run by Meg Duncan, with a few modifications to better accommodate singles play.

    *Note: the one in the middle is Tom lol...



    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 CRPPPA 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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