After the lesson, we will play until ??
The lessons start at 8:00 a.m. and will begin on June 23.
John is the Pacific Northwest USAPA Regional Director and has been giving lesson for many years.
So come on down to begin working or continue working on your pickleball skills!
You’ll be glad you did. 🙂
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.
A fun group from our area traveled to Lewiston, Idaho, last week and had a great time at the Lewis-Clark Idaho Sr. Games.
Players from Idaho, Washington, and Oregon competed in the largest draw since the tourney’s inception.
A major highlight was playing on the brand new 6 courts dedicated solely to pickleball in the beautiful Sunset Park overlooking the city. The courts are also lighted, so people especially enjoy early evening play there with the sun setting in the West… and, then, continuing on into evening play under the lights.
Treasure Valley medalists were:
Susie Christie & Laurie Janssen — Silver, 50-54 Women’s Doubles
Donna Bogdan & Mary Tomlinson — Gold, 70-74 Women’s Doubles
Scott Christie & Susie Christie — Silver, 50-54 Mixed Doubles
Al Hutchins & Donna Bogdan — Bronze, 70-74 Mixed Doubles
Dick Johnson — Gold, 70-79 Men’s Singles
Dick Johnson & Gary Robbins (both 75) — Gold, 70-74 Men’s Doubles
Dick Johnson & SunnyLynne Gray — Gold, 70-74 Mixed Doubles
(Afterwards, Dick & SunnyLynne challenged the winners of the 65-69 Mixed Doubles pool and beat them in 2 straight games)
A special thanks to Lawana Johnson for providing results and great pictures!