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Pickleball Machine Demonstration

There’s a new tutor in town! A Pickleball Tutor! 

On Tuesday, July the 7th there will be a promo-demonstration of the Pickleball Tutor at Sawtooth Middle School on Linder (just north of Ustick) in Meridian, ID from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

A Pickleball Tutor is the PERFECT PRACTICE MACHINE!

The Pickleball Tutor is specifically designed for Pickleball. The Pickleball Tutor is a great Pickleball Launcher and Pickleball practice machine. By simply placing the Pickleball Tutor on various areas of the court, players can practice varying shots, including; Ground Strokes, Volleys, Drop Shots, Lobs, Return of Serve Shots (3rd Shot), Deep Return Shots, Lobs. Practicing players can practice almost any type of return shot with the Pickleball Tutor / Pickleball Launcher.

Simply Pickleball (a local Pickleball equipment supply company owned by Nick & Tami Leach) has recently purchased a Pickleball Tutor and will use it to enhance the Skills and Drills Session services they provide to the pickleball community.

Come see the machine at work on Tuesday, July the 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Sawtooth Middle School on Linder (just north of Ustick) in Meridian, ID.

Nick and Tami will be demonstrating a variety of drills for the first 20-30 minutes.

They they will have an “open court” time for people to try out the machine.

This is, what some say, ”The #1 Pickleball Practice Machine” specifically designed for Pickleball. You can drill on a specific shots such as; Ground Strokes, Net Volleys, Drop Shots (3rd Shot), Lobs, Return of Serve Cross Court Dinks Shots to name a few. So for those of you who are interested in raising your game through practice drills come check it out.

For more information or questions regarding scheduling sessions, rates or other services or products you can contact Nick and Tami by phone at 208-0965-5409 or by email at simplypickleball@gmail.com.

New Serving Rule

PB-ServeYour BPC Rules Committee has a Rule Revision to pass on to you from the USAPA.

March 1st, 2015
4.1. Readiness. Serves shall not be made until the receiver is ready and the score has been called.
       Serving before the score is called shall result in a fault and loss of serve.
       The referee shall call the score when he or she determines that the players
        should be in position to resume play.
14.d.4.b. Instruct the players on the need to wait for the referee to call out the score before serving, or a fault will incur.

BPC Members Do Well in Bend Tourney

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. 

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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.

Approved!

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.

Thanks,
Carson

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