Author Archives: MariAnne Batten

Can Pickleball Help You Live Longer?

From The Pickleball Channel

Can Pickleball Help You Live Longer?  Loma Linda, CA


Living longer is an ideal for which we can all strive and pickleball can play a big role in achieving this! Watch this I Heart Pickleball episode about Loma Linda, California where the sport has been growing exponentially. Listen to multiple academics and professionals from Loma Linda University and the Drayson Center who reveal the uniqueness that is found here which is even backed up with research. Longer life is possible and pickleball blends perfectly into that ideal!

6 New Willow Lane Pickleball Courts Are Open!

From Boise Parks and Rec

Hello Pickleball Players!

Willow lane 6 court pickleball complex and is open and ready to go. The courts are located past the main park entrance, proceeding west. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE NIEGHBORS WHEN PARKING.  A huge thank you to our Boise Parks and Recreation infrastructure team for their work on this project and the design team for their work behind the scenes with the neighborhood.  Also to Marnie McCollow who continues to be a vital part of the growth of Pickleball, in Boise, with her constant great ideas and can do attitude!  As well as our managers, superintendents, and our Director that continue to allow me the resources to create these opportunities for our great City and community.

Thank you,

Paula Lawson
FBCC/Swim/Tennis Rec Coord
Parks and Recreation Department
Office: (208)608-7685

Making Boise the most livable city in the country.

Pickleball Rocks

Pickleball Rocks Team
What Do You Have To Do To Qualify To Play This Year’s Nationals?
This year, USAPA Nationals will be held at one of the most beautiful venues in the world.  The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, near Palm Springs, California will be transformed into 40 painted Plexipave pickleball courts plus a beautiful championship style pickleball stadium court that will host in excess of 2000 players plus tons of spectators.  This will be the biggest sanctioned pickleball tournament in history.
This is a tournament that no pickleball player will want to miss.  And this year, it is very easy to qualify to play.
From watching all the conversations on social media and listening to people at pickleball courts around the country, there seems to be a lot of mis-information on what it takes to be eligible to play in this year’s USAPA National Pickleball Championships at Indian Wells.
So let’s clear it up for you because it is highly likely you are already qualified.

To qualify and thus be eligible to play in the 2018 USAPA National Championships at Indian Wells Tennis/Pickleball Garden?
You need to do one thing, and one thing only.
You must play in a USAPA Regional tournament betweenJuly 15, 2017 and October 31, 2018 OR
play in ANY USAPA Sanctioned tournament betweenNovember 15, 2017 and October 31, 2018.
You have likely already played in a USAPA Sanctioned tournament this during that span of time.  But just in case you haven’t, get out and play one before October 31st.
It’s really that simple.
We hope to see you in Indian Wells.
Rocket, Josh, Zack, Abby, Stephanie and LeEllen
The Pickleball Rocks Team

Congratulations Boise Pickleball Club Medal Winners: Boise Awesome Pickleball Adventure and Twin Falls Father’s Day Bash


Congratulations to recent Boise Pickleball Club medal winners!

Boise Awesome Pickleball Adventure, Memorial Weekend

Gold Medal, Mixed Doubles 3.0: Justin and Ann Buckingham

Photos by Barb Dumler, Cris Bent, Carol McDonald



Bronze Medal, Mixed Doubles 3.0: Pat and MariAnne Batten


Gold Medal, Ladies Doubles 3.0: Rhonda Bequeath


Silver Medal, Ladies Doubles 3.0: Terry Bowns


Bronze Medal, Ladies Doubles 3.0: Eileen Lee and Paula Copeland



Twin Falls Father’s Day Bash

Gold Medal: Sara Hart      Silver Medal: Terry Bowns

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