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CLUB T-SHIRTS

WE’RE OFFICIALLY KICKING OFF OUR T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER!!

The shirts will feature our logo on the front left pocket area; larger on the back, along with our website to let everyone know how to get in touch with us! The logo colors are red, white and blue and will be printed on a performance t-shirt, which is soft, comfortable and helps wick moisture. Women’s have a v-neck; men’s crew neck.

The shirts are being printed locally. Cost is $15. Sample sizes are available for trying on at Fort Boise during regular play time this week.

These shirts are a great way to support your club and let prospective members know about BPC! If you’d like a shirt but won’t be at Fort Boise this week just respond to Belinda Isley at belindaisley@msn.com with size, and specify men’s or women’s.

Thanks! Maybe it’s time to…. Visit our website.

WWW.BOISEPICKLEBALLCLUB.ORG

 

 

Halloween Tournament Results

Boise Parks and Recreation hosted a Halloween promotional tournament at Fort Boise Community Center.

Everyone had a great time and a lot of fun!

Women’s mid division – Susan Shaffer and Rhonda Bequeath

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Women’s beginner Final – Diane Roberson and Nita Baker with Pam Booth and Jenette Mather

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Men’s Mid division – Sill Lyra and Rick Maddock

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Women’s and Men’s Upper division Champs – Dave Mattson, Ann Buckingham, Debby Richter and Jerry Singman

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Medals at the Huntsman Games

From Lawana Johnson

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hsg-djDick Johnson, Chris Given, and Tim Gleason recently competed in the world famous Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Huntsman is the world’s largest annual multi-sports event for senior athletes…and, this year topped its impressive past with a record 11,000 athletes from 40 countries competing in around 40 sports. Over the years, 80 different countries have competed for world championship medals. Because it was the big event’s 30th Anniversary, many special activities were enjoyed by our Idaho players, along with the usual Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Athletes’ Village, Parade of Athletes, Olympic Flame, banquets, celebrity entertainment, fireworks, sky divers, comprehensive athlete health screenings, etc.

hsg-cgWe can all be proud that Pickle Ball again demonstrated its explosive growth by its registration for the tourney filling up in the first 27 minutes last Spring! And, by its 675 players being the 2nd largest number of competitors of all 40 sports!

Our World Champion is Dick Johnson, who brought home a Silver Medal and two Gold Medals in 75 Singles, Mixed Doubles and Mens Doubles, with his partners, Gail Brown from Florida, and Del Root from Washington, respectively. And, Chris Given won a Bronze Medal in 3.5 65-9 Mens Doubles with his partner, Scott Risinger, from Utah.

Skyscraper Pickleball

From Lawana Johnson:

Players at the recent Nevada Senior Games were among the first in the country to play skyscraper pickleball. They competed high in the sky at the Las Vegas Plaza Hotel & Casino on 16 beautiful new pickleball courts built on the top of an upper floor of the hotel. Alongside the courts in a huge, 70,000 square foot area is also an olympic size swimming pool and lounge area, including cabanas, hot tub, bar, food, etc. It is one of the first of its kind in the country and likely a precursor to similar new sites that will built on top of skyscrapers as the sport continues to grow in popularity and be recognized for its appeal to its customers by the hotel and entertainment industry.

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Dick & Lawana Johnson stayed at the luxurious hotel and reported it was a very unique experience hitting pickle balls on a roof top surrounded by other skyscrapers. They said it also seemed a bit disconcerting to look over the side and down to the ground far below!

Dick brought home Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in 75 Mixed Doubles, Mens Doubles, & Singles.

To see what skyscraper pickleball playing is like, view this video.

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