November 20, 2022
PPPA – WEEKLY EMAIL BLAST
Dear PPPA Members,
DUPR is a national Pickleball Rating System. This downloadable or phone app is offered free of charge for all Pickleball players. You enter your information and can sign in to enter your scores against the other players. This is strictly for informational use and might help you decide what level you should be playing. Check it out at: mydupr.com
When you see me on the courts, please let me know what you think of this system.
PPPA Training & Education Director.
OH, COME ALL YE PLAYFUL!
or call Julie at 719-640-1711 if you need help registering
To see what else is going on at Springs Pickleball click here
PPPA members Sandy Shippey and Brenda Yestness won first place and a pair of gold medals at the Margaritaville USA Pickleball Nationals Tournament at Indian Wells, California on Sunday, November 6 in the Women's Doubles 3.0 level, age 65+ category. Congratulations to Sandy and Brenda!
If you are a PPPA member or know of a PPPA member who has won gold in a pickleball tournament, please let PPPA know in an email to email@example.com, so we can recognize their achievement in the weekly Blast.
PPPA hosted a Wounded Warrior Outreach Project at MVP on Wed Oct 26. President Joe Johnson, Education and Training Director Dan Lovelace, Past President Jeff Norton, and members and friends of PPPA Sandy Shippey, David Wichern, Steve Anderson, Mary Koch, and Terry Koch were the instructors working with the eight veterans at the pickleball clinic.
The players were all beginners but took to the game quickly. Four of the participants met again at MVP three days later to play pickleball with paddles and balls donated by Joe Johnson. Both instructors and players had a great time and PPPA looks forward to doing future Wounded Warrior Outreach projects in the future.
PPPA was pleased to be asked to participate in the pre-game fan zone at the AFA military appreciation game on Saturday, November 12 against New Mexico. In Falcon Alley near gate 2 of Falcon Stadium, PPPA set up a tent, banners, and a mini court with portable net and paddles to demonstrate and invite attendees to play. For two hours before kickoff, PPPA members interacted with fans while playing, explaining, and talking pickleball. The PPPA tent was so popular, that the AFA asked PPPA to participate again next year.
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 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 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.