January 22, 2023


In this week's blast:


    Round Robins:  We have 840 members in various groups (2.0 - 4.0).  We have RR’s set up to handle 220 players per week.  Approx. 900 / month.  These games are played at both MVP & BC courts when available.  We are lucky to have 15-20 Great Round Robin Coordinators and Volunteers to help us with the Round Robin program. Thanks to All of them.

    Beginning Lessons:  Lessons are held at Wasson Academy tennis courts which are dual striped for tennis and pickleball, 6 PB courts to use for training. The Beginning Instructor training is scheduled to be held 4/29/2023 at Wasson. We have been approved to use the facility at Wasson Academy for the 2023 season.  We have not gotten the new cost quote for it as of this writing

    • In 2022 we gave 430+ new players lessons in PB basics, included 8 from the Wounded Warriors Project.  I am trying to work with WWP to get other soldiers involved with WWP Beginning Lessons either after the regular lessons at Wasson or some other time and place. TBD. 
    • We want to thank Sherry Fairchild for her work with the Beg. Lessons for so many years.  She will not be managing this year but will remain as an instructor. 
    • We would also like to thank Nancy Steffy for working so long and tirelessly to develop the training that we all give at these lessons and hope to have Nancy back with us in 2023 along with a strong and dedicated group of valuable instructors. 

    Guided Play:  GP will resume a week or so after the first Beg. Lessons start.  We will have a great group of instructors for GP led by George Gorman.

    *Ladder Play:  Doubles - Singles We are getting more players involved with the ladder programs. Thanks to Meg Duncan and Tom Ferguson. In 2022 we developed and instituted an app that allows us to schedule and enter scores for these programs. 

    DUPR:  This is a free nationwide scoring system to help rate our members. Please check out their site and create your rating at myDUPR.com. 

    Skills and Drills: We held no skills and drills last year but hope to renew this program in 2023. 

    Thanks again to all Volunteers, Instructors, and Board Members. 

    Dan Lovelace 

    T&E Director


    Please be mindful while you are playing at MVP. There have been reports of several cars being broken into. There was not much detail as to whether the break-ins were in the parking lot or along the side by the railroad tracks. If youre planning to play for long periods, it would probably be beneficial to take a break and go check on your car. I know most players are playing for hours at a time which allows for any vandalism or car break-ins to occur. If you witness any suspicious activity taking place, please be cautious and contact the police.

    PPPA Board of Directors



    PPPA Members, this is the "FINAL" Community Park Forum for the planning of the new Coleman Park on the Eastside of Colorado Springs. With the proper support the pickleball community could possibly gain up to 20 "New" Pickleball Courts. Please come out and support and wear your PPPA Name Tag & Gear!


    Tuesday, January 31st

    5:00 - 7 p.m.

    Presentation starts at 5:30 p.m.



    Sand Creek High School

    Library, 2nd Floor

    7005 Carefree Circle North, Colorado Springs, CO 80922

    See link for more details:

    Coleman Park - Public Meeting POSTPONED TO: JAN 31 (constantcontact.com)

    A hybrid option in the form of a Teams meeting will be available. The link will be posted at the time of the meeting.

    PPPA Board of Directors


    Pick Your Pizza & Pickleball Social:

    • Pizza in the Patio included.
    • One drink coupon for beer, wine, cocktail or a nonalcoholic drink included.
    • Round Robin Style of Play

    $25 for Members and $30 for Non-Members

    Click on your category to register:

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    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.

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