February 12, 2023


In this week's blast:


    Allow me to introduce myself..... I am Steve Lutz and I am your new PPPA Vice President. I had a 30-year career with Colorado Springs Utilities but started out working for Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Forestry Division.  My professional experience will help me in this PPPA role since coordinating with the city of Colorado Springs is part of the Vice President's duties.  

    I played my first game of pickleball when the Monument Valley Park courts had their opening ceremony, and it has become a very important part of my life. To me pickleball is the three F’s - Fun, Fitness & Friends! I would like to thank all the many, many people who have volunteered their time to help make this organization so successful!


    Steve Lutz


    Your help is needed!  

    In an effort to keep membership data current over time, it is important that the contact information and skill level ratings shown on your account are accurate.  This data is needed to help us better understand the demographics of our membership so that we can continue to promote the sport of pickleball in El Paso County, attract new sponsors and provide programs that meet the interest of our members.

    A recent review of member accounts indicates that some information may be missing or in need of updating.  

    • Please log into https://www.pikespeakpickleball.com and click on your name in the upper right section of the screen. 
    • Click 'EDIT PROFILE' and review the contact information and skill level rating shown.
    • Please update any fields that are incorrect or missing information.
    • Click 'SAVE'.

    As a reminder, we will not share, sell or communicate your personal information with any other individuals or organizations.

    Thank You!

    PPPA Board of Directors


    Hello everyone,

    This Special Blast is to inform you that the Paddles Up Trough at the MVP Courts has been relocated to the east side of the courts in the tournament operations area near the flagpole.  This was done due to the wet and muddy conditions of their standard location on the west side under the trees.  Please note that once the weather changes and we have sunny and hot conditions, the trough will be returned to the area on the west side under the trees for shade.


    PPPA Board of Directors

    direct link: https://www.scheels.com/store?StoreID=22


    PPPA Board Members attended the Friends of Monument Valley Park Annual meeting featuring Ms. Britt Haley, the new Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services as the guest speaker. Ms. Haley highlighted the upcoming resurfacing of the Monument Valley Park Pickleball Facility. The resurfacing will be completed by Renner Sports Services, the premier court builders in the country. They also built the Bear Creek Park courts so we can expect a top notch job. The cost of the resurfacing is $62,530 and will begin on 19 June 2023 and end on approximately 30 June 2023. The facility will be closed during the resurfacing.

    She also announced that they have hired 4 new Park Rangers who will be policing the park, to better protect and prevent some of the recent acts of violence and vandalism that have occurred at the park. PPPA will be replacing the broken and cracked sections of the fence toppers around the courts as the resurfacing takes place. These improvements, along with the addition of the bottom fence rails around each court will make MVP a premier facility that we can all be proud of due to our continued partnership with our Parks Department. A partnership that is unique and highly sought after by organizations around the country.

    PPPA Board of Directors


    MARCH MADNESS FOR LEVELS 2.5 / 3.0 / 3.5 - March 4th and 5th 

    LEVELS 4.0 AND UP AS WELL AS $$$ OPENS - March 18th and 19th.

    Sign up by FEBRUARY 18th to Receive a FREE MARCH MADNESS Shirt.


    Round Robin format. In most cases everyone will have at least 5 games. 

    $60 for 1 event or $80 for 2 events. Members save $10.

    Teams with one or more players above the age of 50 may register for Under 50 events, but teams with 1 or more players under the age of 50 may NOT register for 50+ events.

    Event start times may change but will be finalized and announced at least 3 days in advance.

    Include your partner's name in your registration - each person must register separately (make sure they register before it becomes full).

    Players are not confirmed into the tournament until both teammates have registered. If the event is full, add both teammates to the waitlist as spots may become available if brackets are expanded or registered teams withdraw.

    You may register without a teammate and Springs Pickleball will pair you with another individual player. You are not confirmed into the tournament until you have a completed team.

    Only register for 1 event. If you would like to enter a 2nd event, select that event during registration of the first event where it says, "What is your 2nd event (extra $20)". The additional fee will be added to your registration manually and it may take several days for the amount to be updated.

    Every player registered by February 18th will receive a free $28 "March Madness" Springs Pickleball shirt.

    You may only sign-up for one event each day.


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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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