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Bricks! Bricks! Bricks!

Did you buy your brick yet?

Nick and Tami Leach of Simply Pickleball are selling bricks for the Hobble Creek Pickleball Complex.

These people have bought theirs last week.

BrickSamplesKaren Buich
Diana Bunger
Hoyt Foster
Kathy Getto
Bill Hart
Judy Heinbach
Wayne Larsen
Nick & Tami Leach
Sharon Pointer
Debbie Steward
Bill & Terry Wallace

Wonder what they will put one their bricks?

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to not only help build these new courts but to show your love of the greatest game ever!

Contact Nick and Tami by phone at 208-965-5409
or by email

Hobble Creek Fundraiser #2–Buy a Brick

Nick and Tami Leach of Simply Pickleball are holding some fundraisers to raise money for the Hobble Creek Pickleball Complex.

Here is some information about Fundraiser #2 from Nick and Tami:

If you would like to leave your legacy at the new pickleball facility, we are starting a “brick fundraiser”.

For $100 you can get a 4×8 brick with up to 3 lines of text, or for $200 you can get an 8×8 brick with up to 6 lines of text. These bricks will be laid around the flagpole and elsewhere if needed. You can buy a “brick” for yourself, a family member, friend, memorial as many bricks as you would like. They don’t have to represent pickleball players, but anyone that wants to support our great sport!!


You DO NOT have to pay the money up front. By signing our form, you are committing to pay at a future time when asked. This could be an ongoing fundraiser, but if we can get a whole bunch of people on board, then we can see the bricks put in the complex sooner rather than later… If you can’t be here in person to sign up for a brick, just call or email Nick or me – 208-965-5409, and we’ll be happy to take down your information – again with the commitment to pay at a later date…

Please talk to all your friends and family to ask if they would like bricks – we are going to try and reach out to as many people as possible. If you can secure “verbal” commitments, then just email us with their name, email address and phone number. At a later date, we will contact everyone on our list and ask for inscription information to put on the bricks. So all we need now is a verbal commitment with name, email and phone number… Please note: you will not actually receive a brick. We are working with Fundraiser Sports in Boise – who will take care of the brick process. We will have a “sample” brick with us, so you can see how they will look… (see flyer)

And a tie-in to the brick fundraiser – if you know of anyone or groups who would like to Name (Sponsor) a Court – for $6000.00 , they would get a Brass Plaque Engraved with your Corporate, Business, or Loved One’s name and have it mounted on the gate entering the court sponsored… Also, the opportunity to have your name on the drinking fountain is available for only $4000.00. Nick and I are not directly involved with these court sponsors, but will be happy to give the information to the Hobble Creek Pickleball Facility committee members. The donations are also tax deductible under IRS Code 501c (3) – #47-3016164.

If you have any questions regarding these fundraising opportunities, please feel free to email, call or catch us on the courts. We will have the Titan paddle with us as well as raffle tickets…

Thanks everyone and let’s get this Hobble Creek (history making) Pickleball Facility built!!!

Download the flyer.


Tami Leach
Simply Pickleball

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Dick Johnson again brings home Gold at the US OPEN!

Boise’s own Dick Johnson won a gold medal at the recent US Pickleball Open Championships!

From Lawana Johnson:

Besides the Gold in 75 Mixed Doubles with Gail Brown, Dick also took 4th in 75 Singles and 5th in 75 Mens Doubles. Medaling again at this year’s US Open begins Dick continuing into his third consecutive year of medaling in all 6 Grand Slam Major events in 2015-17 (22 National/World medals: 9 Gold, 8 Silver, & 5 Bronzes). He is also one of the few pickleball players in the world who have played in both the tennis and pickleball US Opens.

djuso It was the largest (and, many felt the toughest tourney in history). 1300 players from 15 countries competed over 7 days (compared to 900 at last year’s Nationals). 48 lighted courts in beautiful Naples, Florida, including a spectacular covered stadium court with box seating. Televised by CBS Sports. Prize monies for the pro events. Wheelchair events. Clinics by the Professional Pickleball Academy. Entertainment each day.



US Open Pickleball Championships

The Minto US Open Pickleball Championships are being held in Naples, Florida through April 30. The event started on April 22.

You can catch some of the action on Facebook by searching for US Open Pickleball Championships. There is a live feed of the Zing Zang Championship Court, and you can watch matches that are scheduled on that court. (Best time to watch is in the afternoons between noon and 4:00 p.m. MST.)

DLJBoise’s own Dick Johnson is competing again this year at the US Open. He and his wife, Lawana, travel to many tournaments across the U.S. Dick is very excited to compete at this tournament, as it is expected to be the largest pickleball tournament in the world.

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