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Pickleball + Tennis?

From The Pickleball Channel

You won’t believe what is happening out in the California desert between pickleball and tennis! Watch this unique episode of  I ♥ Pickleball to find out!  It will surprise you and show what the true future of pickleball can be.

Learn how USAPA ambassador Chris Thomas worked with the City and local tennis clubs and resorts.

Hear directly from the pros who run the tennis and pickleball programs at three major country clubs about how bringing pickleball into their communities has impacted their programs.

A Great Tournament!

Boise Parks and Recreation recently held a tournament at Fort Boise Community Center.

There were multiple divisions and over 30 teams competed and had a great time!

Here are a few pictures from the event.

Who won? It’s hard to tell because everyone is smiling!


There were lots of goodies for participants, including a pickleball playing polar bear! 🙂


Donna and Al look ready to go…


Nick and Tami wait for a serve. IMG_0151

Keep watching for more tournament invites and join in the fun!

Thanks to Paula for doing such a great job!


The day is near, December 23rd a Wednesday @ 2:00PM We start our Pickleball play at the DT Y,  Starting times have changed.  Mondays and Wednesdays  2:00PM–5:00PM.  Every  Sunday 10:00AM–1:00PM.

Our painted Pickleball lines are bright white,  we have three courts on the 2nd floor gym.

Please call the Y staff @ 344-5502 for more information


Getting to Know More About Player Ratings

What is a rating?

Player ratings are used to group players by ability levels so that players can compete in tournaments or leagues with other players of similar ability.

Keep in mind that this will never be a perfect system, but it should improve a player’s chances of having a more competitive and fun match.

What is the range of ratings? 

Ratings range from 1.0 to 5.0 by 0.5 increments.

A player with a rating of 1.0 is new and will have only minimal knowledge about the game and its rules.

A player with a rating of 5.0 has mastered all of the skills and strategies; and has the ability and athleticism to perform at the highest level.

Are there different types of ratings? 

Yes and no.

While ratings can be achieved or learned in different ways, all ratings are measured against the standards set by the International Federation of Pickleball.

  • Ratings can be achieved by play in a USAPA sanctioned tournament.
  • Players can rank themselves with a self-rating, but prior to playing in a sanctioned tournament the player must receive approval from the tournament director.
  • Clubs may rank their players using the IFP standards for club events including leagues and round robin lay.

What is the benefit of having a rating? 

There are many benefits to having a rating:

  • Allows players to play with others of similar ability levels to facilitate a comfortable learning environment.
  • Allows clubs to provide training opportunities based on the needs of specific groups within the club when they are ready to learn new shots and techniques.
  • Allows for clubs to hold competitions within skill groups, thus providing a fun and competitive environment for all.

How can I find out my rating? 

Members of Boise Pickleball Club will receive an email by Wednesday, September 16, with information about a Club Rating Clinic to be held soon!

Learn more at the International Federation of Pickleball


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