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A group of club members traveled to Bend last week for the Oregon Sr. Games at the impressive 16 court complex of the Bend Pickleball Club. It sits in a beautiful grass and forested park, with the peaks of the snow-covered Sisters mountain range in the background.
They also enjoyed a delicious steak BBQ awards party and entertainment beneath the breathtaking cliffside canyon and rushing waters of the Deschutes River.
The 3-day tourney was large and tough with players from 10 states and Canada.
Medals were won by the “old Boise High School buddies” duo: Dick Johnson & Tim Gleason.
Gold 70 Men’s Doubles — Dick & Tim fought their way back up through the losers’ bracket to successfully defend this title which they had also won last year.
Gold 70 Men’s Singles — Tim improved from last year’s Silver to Gold this year.
Silver 75 Men’s Singles — Dick played well in the final against Bob Robillard, the 2014 Nationals Silver medalist and Dick’s partner in the doubles team who won Gold in this year’s Arizona State Games.
Gold 70 Mixed Doubles — Dick and Betty Silver played down against younger players to win this large and tough bracket. Both 75, they were among the oldest players in the tourney.
And it’s hot!
So organized play will now begin at 8:00 a.m.
Mondays at Hobble Creek Park.
Fridays at Helen B. Lowder Park.
See you on the courts!
From Carson Spencer:
Greetings Pickleball Friends
With great pleasure I would like to tell you all, every P&R Commissioner in attendance voted a resounding YES for approval of the Master Plan at Hobble Creek Park.
We have a place to call home for our tournaments, leagues, clinics and general play. A 12 court dedicated complex just for Pickleball is a huge step for all who love to play our game.
Today is a day that will be a part of history for our fun sport right here in Boise and surrounding areas.
Thank you all for being a part of this movement to include PB in the mainstream of sports here in our area. Without your participation playing as much as we all do, I don’t think this would have gone to the Commissioners.
Tomorrow, I hope you go out and play PB with a big smile on your face knowing that something big is on the horizon.
Note from Boise Pickleball Club’s Carson Spencer:
A friendly reminder of our upcoming most important meeting with the Boise Parks & Recreation Commissioners.
If we all want a place to call home for tournaments, leagues, lessons and group play, we have to show up at this meeting for support of the Master Plan.
Keep in mind the Master Plan has been approved by the Parks & Recreation, the next step is to convince the commissioners to approve the plan.
The REASONS to approve the Master Plan is our focus.
- One player will speak on the health benefits of pickleball.
- One player will speak on the growth of pickleball locally, nationally and internationally.
- One player will address the economic impact on our community as well as the average cost a player will pay to get started.
- the community building social aspect of pickleball,
- increasing and facilitating the level of awareness of sport activity, and
- explaining what a quality complex with a family oriented sport will do for the area.