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3 Times Not to Use the Third Shot Drop / Pickleball 411

3 Times NOT to Use the Third Shot Drop | Pickleball 411

Everyone knows how important a good third shot drop is for a strong pickleball game. But did you know that there are times when using the third shot drop is NOT your best option? Hear from pickleball coach and ambassador for the sport, Phil Dunmeyer, as he lays out three circumstances when you would NOT want to use the third shot drop. Build your own strategy, keep control of the game and give yourself time to transition to the net in these three unique situations.

Think “Give Me the Ball” | Pickleball Quick Tip with Jennifer Lucore

From Pickleball Channel

Seventeen time national champion, Jennifer Lucore, shares her Pickleball Quick Tip that is simple but
brilliant! How can you be ready for the ball when you’re waiting at the kitchen line? Watch and listen as this pickleball pro gives all of us some practical advice for being prepared to hit that winning shot! You’ll be amazed what this simple trick can do for your game. It can make you more aware, engaged and focused, and ultimately, it can set you up for hitting the next winner. What is this quick and easy tip?  Watch the video to find out!

CBS Sports Network Coverage of the 2017 USAPA National Championships

From USAPA

CBS Sports Network Coverage of the 2017 USAPA National Championships

*** REMINDER***
Be sure to watch a special 2-hour highlight show tomorrow of the
2017 USAPA National Championships on the CBS Sports Network!
Saturday, December 23
1PM EST / 11AM MST / 10AM PST

To check viewing options for the CBS Sports Network, please click the CBS Sports Network Channel Finder and enter your zip code. If you don’t get the CBS Sports Network, check with local sports bars and restaurants in your area as most should have access.

Copyright © *|2017|* *|USA Pickleball Association|*, All rights reserved.

HOBBLE CREEK COMPLEX FUND RAISING COMMITTEE UPDATE

HOBBLE CREEK COMPLEX FUND RAISING COMMITTEE UPDATE

December 2017

The Committee thanks the Pickleball Advocates for their support and donations to the Hobble Creek Complex. Our partner, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department (BP&R), continues to support this project, as indicated in the email which Director Doug Holloway sent on November 14, 2017. He stated that once we raise the necessary $100,000.00, the BPR would apply for the Land and Water Conservation grant. The bid process would begin in spring 2019 with projected completion for August/September.

COMPLEX DESCRIPTION:

With the help of BP&R a plan has been designed for 12 dedicated Pickleball courts and 2 dual-purpose Tennis/Pickleball courts. The site will be the area behind the West YMCA at Hobble Creek Park. It will allow for the growth of Pickleball in the Treasure Valley and attract tournament play.

FINANCIAL UPDATE:

During the past two years the seven member Fund Raising Committee has contacted the top 100 corporations in Idaho. In addition we reached out to a number of foundations and private donors in the Treasure Valley.  Donations have been received for the purchase of the two championship courts, one additional court and the flagpole.  We encourage advocates to join together with friends and/or relatives to purchase a court. Once the court is purchased the donors will be given the opportunity to name their court. The committee thanks those pickleball advocates who have demonstrated their commitment to this complex by purchasing a court.

Bricks with the names of the donors are available for purchase. Contact Nick or Tami Leach at tamileach1@gmail.com to buy a brick.

All donations to this complex are tax deductible through our 501 (c) (3) at:

HTTP://PARKS.CITYOFBOISE.ORG/PARKS-LOCATIONS/PICKLEBALL

COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP:  WE MUST RAISE ADDITIONAL REVENUE!

  1. After months of unsuccessful searching for a grant writer the committee is appealing to you to help us locate a grant writer.
  2. We want to establish a Go Fund Me Please contact us if you have knowledge of this type of fund raising activity. We are looking for someone to manage this fund raising effort.
  3. The current committee has been active for two years and is looking forward to welcoming new members joining the committee who will bring a fresh approach to efforts in meeting the financial requirement of $100,000.00 by November 1, 2018.

SUMMARY:

The dedicated eight-member committee has been working earnestly for the past two years to meet the required financial obligation as set forth by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department.

We must meet the $100,000.00 obligation within the next eleven months.   We need your help to meet this goal.  Please consider donating during this 2017 tax- deductible period. DONATE NOW.

THE COMMITTEE WISHES YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2018.

John Sweeting, Chairman,  (jrs346@msn.com), Carson Spencer, Chairman (cspencer2@q.com) Nanci Bent, Committee President, Rhonda Reed, Secretary, Rudy Whittaker, Treasurer, Terry Donahue, Treasurer, Cris Bent, Margo Hunter, Technology Specialist

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