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Congratulations are due to a few of our local players.

Sonya and Dennis Kinchloe recently competed in the “CRUNCHY DILL TOURNEY” in Eugene, Oregon.  BPC-Dennis

Dennis Kinchloe and his partner John Little won Silver in 3.5 Men’s Doubles and Bronze in 3.5 Senior Men’s Doubles.BPC-Sonya

Sonya Kinchloe and her partner Linda Scherf won Gold in 3.5 Women’s Doubles and Silver in 4.0 Senior Women’s Doubles.


Dick Johnson competed in the “MAY MANIA TOURNEY” in Spokane, Washington.


Dick Johnson (age 75) and partner Sunnylynne Gray (age 67) won Gold in 55+ Mixed Doubles.

Dick and partner Del Root (both age 75) won Gold in 70+ Men’s Doubles and Silver in 60+ Men’s Doubles.

jugsyellowfpOur upcoming first FREE lesson on the 28th of May will be for our BPC members.

To join the BPC

  • go to our website
  • hit membership heading
  • download the forms,
  • complete the forms, and
  • hand carry the forms to an officer or follow the instructions and mail the forms to our treasurer.

You may bring your forms and payment to the clinic on the 28th as well.

FREE Pickleball Lesson

slider7Our first FREE lesson for BPC members will be held Thursday, May 28 at 9:00 a.m. at Helen B Lowder Park located at 3450 Law Ave, Boise, ID 83706.

Please come join us!

Join BPC for only $10!

Visit the Membership page to join.

This will be the first of many lessons to be offered for the members of the BPC.  We expect to run our lessons into the summer and with the availability of instructors we will be giving lessons each week.  So come out to the lessons and learn a little more about our fun game.

Important Meeting

The Boise Pickleball Club Promotion Committee along with Boise Parks and Recreation (P&R) have been working on plans for a new dedicated 12 or 14 pickleball court  facility at Hobble Creek Park behind the YMCA at 5939 Discovery Way, Boise.

Because plans call for changes to the existing park, P&R has a legal obligation to hold a public hearing  to solicit input from nearby homeowners.

This hearing is going to be held Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at Cecil Andrus Elementary (south of Chinden Avenue, first street west of Discovery Lane traffic light).

P&R is also  soliciting comments from those not able to attend the meeting.

Comments may be addressed to Kelly Burrows, Project Manager, at or (208) 608-7634.

The pb planning committee is pleading for all pbers to attend this meeting.

MOST IMPORTANTLY – our pickleball friends who live within a 2 mile radius of Hobble Creek Park need to be in attendance if at all possible.

There appears to be some opposition to the facility from nearby residents.  We believe the negatives are coming from residents who do not know anything about the sport and consequently don’t know how the game is played or taken the opportunity to learn.

Update from

USAPA  Ambassador  Director
Pacific Northwest Region

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