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From the Pickleball Community

Arvada pickleball players won the Golden Tennis Shoe Award for the largest team at the Arvada Ralston House .5k  Endurance Challenge. Seventy-one generous people registered with the Picklebll Group.  A big thanks to all of you! The funds raised at the race today will help abused kids and their families. Pickle peeps are the best!  Look for the golden shoe at the outdoor courts.



2016 Ralston House .5K

Arvada Pickleball Players

From Chris Beal




Colorado Pickeball Player

October News  

 Hello Everyone,


Hope you all enjoyed our Colorado Fall - both days!!!!  Yes, it appears that pickleball is moving inside and those of you who have been playing inside are  being quite nice to the folks coming in out of the cold ... but under your breath there are whispers of "gee, now we have much longer "wait" times to get on the courts !!!!"   I do have a couple of maybe bright spots to share:  there are many days in our Colorado winters that are beautiful and those folks will rush back out to play some pickleball in the Colorado sunshine and the second possible bright spot is that there are facilities that are either new or not being used much.


 A brand new pickleball venue is the Gold Crown Field House - 150 S. Harlan St. in Lakewood (Alameda and Harlan) - Dillon Barkman is quite excited to add pickleball at the facility.  When we talked about where to put the courts, how many to use and when to start, he was more than willing to add more courts if the demand is there .  The field house is huge and nothing else is scheduled during the pickleball drop in times - you have lots of space to play.  Drop in times are Mon, Wed and Fridays - 10:00 - 2:00, cost is $5 per day.  We have tried several times in the past to have Gold Crown add pickleball and now that they are giving it a try, I hope you too will give it a try.  Dillon is open to suggestions and hopes to keep pickleball at Gold Crown.  Note:  no locker rooms are available.


A relatively new indoor venue which welcomes pickleball players is Meadow Creek Racquet Club.  Adam Kahn has provided six courts for pickleball play on Tuesdays 10 - 1:00, Wednesdays 7am - 10am  and Sundays 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  If you are not familiar with Meadow Creek, the courts are indoor courts but with the outdoor surface in a huge domed facility - 6305 W. 6th Ave in Lakewood (between Wadsworth and Sheriden on Frontage Road). Cost is $6 ($5 for Silver Sneakers) which also allows use of the locker rooms, hot tubs, work out facilities as well as outdoor heated platform tennis courts - same size as pickleball courts.  Lessons are also available from Graham Mustoe - 303-523-0777.


Orlie Carpio has a great deal for you!!!! Play free on the Oct. 15th Open House for four hours (9:00am - 1:00pm) on eight indoor courts at Power 2 Play sports Event Center in Windsor - 5699 Crooked Stick Dr. (just 1/4 mile east of I-25 at Crossroad Exit)  - this is another huge facility - 53,000 sq. ft.  Upcoming events:  drop in play Mon, Wed and Fridays 9:00 - 1:00 - Oct through Dec28th,  skills and drills clinics - Oct 24 and Nov 7th - 9 - 11, competitive league play begins Nov 9 - men's and women's divisions - skill levels 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 -, New Years Eve/Day tournament (registration open Nov 15) and the ball machine is available for rental - reserved court required.  Any questions, contact Orlie - orlie.carpio@gmail.com.


More indoor play space at the Ridge - Foothills Parks and Rec - New drop in times:  Mon 8:30am - 12:30pm, Tues and Fridays 8:30am - 11am, Sunday 9am- 12:30pm.  Upcoming skills and drills (these are sign up classes - email Veronica - dink@pickleball.net to sign up - cost is $5)  - Oct 17 - 8:30am and Nov 14 8:30am - she may add more if there is interest.


I hesitate to mention other facilities that have not had much use this summer until we see how many players will be returning during the winter months.  If you know of venues that are still pretty empty by the start of November, drop me an email and I will include them in the next newsletter.  cbeal46@q.com.


TOURNAMENTS/LEAGUES/CLINICS/BOOTCAMPS


Hocus Pocus tourney Oct 13 & 14th - sorry this newsletter came out too late but if you want to go cheer the folks on it is held at Cornerstone courts.  

South Suburban will be offering a 3.0 skills clinic on Sat. Oct 27th - 9 - 11 at Cornerstone - contact Ryan - 303-483-7035 to sign up.  They offer lots of tourneys, clinics and bootcamps each month - would be good to get on their mailing list if you live in that area - call Ryan for info.


Apex indoor (13150 W. 72 Ave, Arvada) leagues begin Oct. 23rd  - mens'/women's open - afternoon leagues 2 - 4 on Tuesdays and coed open evening leagues on Thursdays 6 - 9pm.  8 game guarantee + playoffs - registration deadlines Oct 15 & 17.  Register at "teamsideline.com"


Have some frequent flier miles and a little free time in January? Might want to attend the Hawaii Open in Kona, Jan 24 & 25 - just a thought?  They call it "pukaball" in Hawaii.  Check it out www.pickleballcentral.com/camps.


USAPA Nations will be held in Indian Wells, CA this Nov at the well known tennis center which has converted courts for the huge tournament- Colorado will be well represented - good luck and have some fun !!!


Chris' Corner


 I have mentioned this before and I know many of you ignored my suggestion so I am "suggesting" again (just kidding) -but pickleballchannel.com is a great pickleball resource !!! You have to "join" but it is free and they have great videos on rules, coaching tips, tournament highlights of many different levels of play including the "pros" - you can check out the Las Vegas Open tourney highlights, they will be covering the Huntsman senior tourney next week and the Nationals in Nov.  It really is a good way to improve your game.


I would also encourage you "again" to join USAPA and receive the Pickleball Magazine either electronically or in the mail - USAPA supports many different programs across the nation, sets and interprets rules, sets regulations for paddles and balls, develops referee training programs and maintains the player ratings,  


Happy Halloween - hope all your tricky shots are treats!!!