Hobble Creek — Donation Challenge

October 4, 2016

Pickleball Players,

The Hobble Creek Fund Raising Committee approved the following letter written by Barbara J. Dumler. We appreciate her passion for pickleball as well as her support of the proposed Hobble Creek Pickleball Complex.

Hobble Creek Fund Raising Committee


Pickleball Member:

Our deadline is 3 weeks away and the word our is defined as those of us who play Pickleball. There are approximately 500 Pickleball enthusiasts. If we are going to even come close to our target all of us need to stand up and pay our own way.

This is my solicitation for every member to make a minimum donation of $100 to $500 dollars.

I will kick it off with my own $500.00 check.

Are we going to get Pickleball courts or not in 2017?

Membership has its responsibility!

Barbara J. Dumler

Halloween Tournament


What fun! A pickleball tournament for Beginner and Lower Intermediate PB players!

Download the flyer.

WHO: Pickleball Players (Beginners, Levels 1-3)

WHAT: Double elimination including a consolation bracket. Men’s and Women’s Divisions.

WHEN: Friday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Women play Friday morning. Men play Friday afternoon.

COST: $15 per player (includes T-shirt)

HOW: Call Fort Boise at 60-7680 or pay in person



More Raffle Prizes

topNick and Tami Leach, owners of Simply Pickleball, are selling raffle tickets for pickleball supplies donated by Paddletek.

All of the proceeds of the raffle will go to the Hobble Creek Pickleball Facility.

There are three levels of tickets for three different prizes.

$20 ticket — Paddletek Bantam T-S 5 Paddle (retails for $90)
$10 ticket — Paddletek Element (retails for $75)
$5 ticket — Bag of goodies including 6 balls, shirt, and more


The drawing will be held at Homecourt YMCA on October 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Purchase as many tickets as you would like from Nick and Tami next time you see them on the courts.

Download the flyer.

Introducing Pickleball to Students

Local Volunteers Introduce Pickleball to Students

On September 22 a group of pickleball enthusiasts from the Treasure
Valley met at Homedale Middle School to share the sport and pre-run the curriculum lesson plan with PE students.


Three classes were engaged in pickleball instruction under the supervision of PE teachers Mrs. Brenda Reay and Mr. David Correa. Five volunteer pickleball coaches arrived at 6:30 am to set up nets and mark courts with temporary tape. Students received instruction in scoring, the serve, return of serve and the dink.

Pickleball is the nation’s fastest growing sport. Introducing new players to the game is a goal of the United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA). The five volunteers hope to encourage the Idaho State Department of Education and PE teachers state wide to build pickleball into the curriculum.

There is a growth opportunity for Pickleball in Homedale as the students had a good time learning the new sport. PE teachers reported the afternoon PE students who missed the morning instruction want the coaches to return so they can enjoy the same fun.

A group of Pickleball enthusiasts from the Treasure Valley are scheduled to present the game of Pickleball to Idaho Physical Education Teachers at the Shape Idaho Conference to be held October 6th and 7th at Lewis & Clark Middle School in Meridian.

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