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Two Score…

Nearly two score (two x twenty = 40) members showed up on Thursday for the 5th free pickleball lesson!

What an amazing turnout, and they all learned new skills taught to them by Tim Gleason and Joel Shaber.

Here is a part of the group waiting to work on their next skill.


Instructors Tim and Joel demonstrating skills.


One of the drills include two dinks across the net followed by a shallow lob that was smashed!

Another drill included a ‘game’ of dinking within the kitchen for as long as possible.


Which was then followed by two dinks and then live play. 0827150926f

The great thing is that all of these drills can be incorporated into pre-play warm ups to get better and better. đŸ™‚

Sitting Room Only!

On Saturday (08/22/15) there were so many players at Hobble Creek Park, that it was Sitting Room Only!

Extra players had to sit and wait their turn…


There were at least fifteen players ready, willing, and able to play.

Makes one wonder…

On any given day, just how many pickleball players are playing across the Treasure Valley?


Treasure Valley Players Shine at Regional Tourney

CaptureThe USAPA Pacific Northwest Regional Big Country RV Bend Pickleball Tournament was recently held in Bend, Oregon.

Four Treasure Valley residents competed in the tournament. Nearly 300 players competed in the three day event ranging in age from 10 to 75 years young!

Below are the results for the Treasure Valley players. Click on the players’ names to see their total play info.


Joanne Whitaker:

Gold Medal — Women’s Singles, 3.0 + 3.5 (9 players)

Silver Medal — Mixed Doubles, 4.0 (30 teams)

Gold Medal — Women’s Doubles, 4.0 (13 teams)

Kathy Getto:

Bronze Medal — Mixed Doubles, 3.5 (18 teams)

Gold Medal — Women’s Doubles, 4.0 (13 teams)

Bob Calver:

Bronze Medal — Mixed Doubles, 3.5 (18 teams)

John Sweeting:

6th place — Mixed Doubles, 3.5 (18 teams)


The pickleball facility in Bend is wonderful!

If you travel there, be sure to take your paddle for some pick up games… đŸ™‚

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Huckleberry Pickleball Tournament

huck5 (1)Last weekend over 60 people enjoyed another successful Huckleberry Pickleball Tournament up in the beautiful mountains of Idaho.

Donnelly Racket Courts was the venue for the tournament which has grown each of the last three years.

After the tournament, a wonderful pot luck social followed.

This is a fun filled tournament close to the Treasure Valley, so try and register for next year’s Huckleberry Pickleball Tournament hosted by the Valley County Pickleball Club (VCPC).

Women’s Doubles:
Gold Medal: Judy Caldwell, McCall/Liz Wylk, McCall
Silver Medal: Sonya Kincheloe, Boise/ Par Wenger, Donnelly
Bronze Medal: Hope Ayers, Donnelly/Barb Allen, Lake Fork
Men’s Doubles:
Gold Medal: Mitko Smith, McCall/Jerame Petry, McCall
Silver Medal: Doug Dvork, Tamarac/Scott Clinger,McCall
Bronze Medal: Carson Spencer, Donnelly/Mike Mather, Donnelly
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