December 18, 2022


In this week's blast:


    Over the last three years, the PPPA Board has voted on five items that necessitate updating the PPPA Bylaws.  These items are:

    1.  May 2019 voted to eliminate the Annual Meeting of Members.  With the exponential growth of the club membership, having an Annual Meeting to conduct business became unwieldy.  The Board manages the ongoing business of the Association, communicates weekly to the membership of items of interest, and any action requiring the vote of the membership can be accomplished through a Special Meeting in person or online.  Therefore, the Annual Meeting requirement in the Bylaws seemed redundant, impractical, and unnecessary.  But not having an Annual Meeting for business does not mean the Association cannot get together annually for fun, like the Ice Cream Social we had this past summer!

     2.  July 2019 voted to amend the Bylaws to properly capture the PPPA Mission and Purpose.  The original PPPA Mission and Purpose were not properly captured in the amended PPPA Bylaws from June 2018.  The Board voted in July 2019 to correct this oversight and return the original verbiage of the PPPA Mission to the Bylaws which is "to promote the sport of pickleball in El Paso County, Colorado, through education, training, and conduct of amateur sport competitions, and to help reduce the financial burdens of local government through funding for pickleball court construction, improvements, and maintenance".  The Board also voted to return the original verbiage of the Purpose to the Bylaws which is "PPPA serves a charitable and educational purpose by enhancing the health and welfare of the general public in El Paso County, Colorado, through the sport of pickleball.  Such activities may include but are not limited to:  sponsoring and conducting pickleball tournaments, offering pickleball exhibitions, training lessons, and instructional play." 

    3.  December 2020 voted to amend Article V Section 5.6 concerning an audit whenever a new Treasurer takes office.  The Board voted to delete the requirement to have an independent external audit every time a new Treasurer takes office.  This requirement was very expensive and time-consuming.  The requirement to have an internal annual audit remains in place.  In addition, an internal or external audit may be directed by the Board of Directors at any time, as determined by a majority of the Directors.

     4.  March 2022 voted to make the Tournament Coordination Director position the Tournament Coordinator.  The responsibilities of the Tournament Coordination Director position were contracted out the last three years the PPPA Board hosted tournaments.  Given the reduced role, the position became a Tournament Coordinator committee chairperson reporting to the Board.  

    5.  May 2022 voted to establish a process for appointments to the Board.  The Board voted to use an appointment system to fill vacant positions instead of using an election process.  This process is just like many other large nonprofit organizations that do not hold annual elections but rather use a candidate interview and appointment process to fill vacant Board positions.  One local large nonprofit organization that follows this model is The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.   
    The Board voted to amend the PPPA Bylaws to incorporate the changes that the Board has approved over the last three years.  Attached is the amended version of the PPPA Bylaws.

      The Pikes Peak Pickleball Association Board of Directors           


      Under 35 Pizza & Pickle

      Date & Time: December 16th, 8-11 pm

      Food: Various kinds of pizza in the Patio area is included with your registration

      Drinks: One drink coupon for beer, wine, cocktail or nonalcoholic drink included

      Pickleball: 3.0 and above round-robin play

      Paddles available for rental

      The cost is $25 for Members and $30 for Guests

      Must be 21 or above
      To learn more or register:

      50+ Pizza & Pickle Christmas Social

      Date & Time: December 18th, 3-6 pm

      Food: Various kinds of pizza in the Patio area is included with your registration

      Drinks: One drink coupon for beer, wine, cocktail or nonalcoholic drink included

      Pickleball: 3.0 and above round-robin play

      Paddles available for rental

      The cost is $25 for Members and $30 for Guests

      Must be 21 or above
      To learn more or register:

      A One-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve Pickleball Party

      You know you love pickleball when all you want to do is paddle in the New Year!

      8 pm - 12:30 am

      Catered appetizers included

      One drink coupon for beer, wine, cocktail or a nonalcoholic drink included

      Open play and round-robin pickleball on all eight courts

      Watch the ball drop in New York on our 86" TV

      $60 for members and $75 for guests

      Must be 21 or older

      To learn more register:

      New Year’s Day Mimosas and Pickleball
      Start Your New Year Off with Pickleball, Friends, and Unlimited Mimosas! 

      Time: 11 am - 2 pm

      Drinks: Unlimited mimosas included

      Food: Breakfast Burrito Food Truck On Premises for Purchasing

      Pickleball: 3.0 and above round robin the whole duration

      The cost is $25 for Members and $30 for Guests

      Age 21 and over

      For more info or to register:


      Karen Mogge found a rules quiz on one of the Pickleball Facebook groups we follow (Pickleball Rules). I thought that if you are sitting around with nothing better to do, you might give it a try.

      Wondering about the rule changes for 2023? Here is a link to a list of all the proposed changes and their status:

      Stay safe and healthy. See you back out there soon,

      Dan Lovelace & Karen Mogge


      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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