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Come Watch and Cheer!

Come on out to watch and cheer fellow club members participate and compete in the Idaho Senior Games!

Where: Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave, Boise
When: Friday August 7th, 8:00am and
Saturday August 8th, 8:00am

Friday’s matches will be men’s and women’s doubles.
Saturday’s matches will be mixed doubles and singles.
Singles will begin at noon on Saturday—or 30 minutes after the end of the last mixed doubles match.

ISGsThe Idaho Senior Games is a social and recreational experience designed to encourage better health and fitness of men and women age 50 and over, regardless of residence. The level of competitiveness is up to you! There are more than 50 events, with competition in 11 different age categories.

Here’s a partial list of BPC members competing:

Sonya Kincheloe Dave Mattson
Jim Richmond Kathy Kelley
Mike Mather Dick Johnson
Paulette Blain Marnie McCollow
Kathi Wilson Kathy Getto
Jerry Singman Joel Shaber
John Sweeting

Playing but not listed? Please send your name to to be included!

ANOTHER Free Lesson!

free-lessonThe BPC Player Development Committee has scheduled the 4th FREE* lesson for Thursday July 30th at 8:30 a.m. @ Helen B Lowder Park.

At previous lessons, between 20-26 players have attended.

They are getting very good instructions on how to play PB at a higher level.

*Free for BPC members. You can join at the lesson. 🙂

FREE Lesson!

A Friendly Reminder

From Who: Player Development Committee

For Who: All BPC Members*

What: FREE Pickleball Lesson

Where: Helen B. Lowder Park

When: Thursday July 9th, 8:30 AM

Why: To Help you play pickleball at a higher level.

*If you are not a paid member, you may come to the lesson and register for membership. It’s only $10.00 a year. That is .03 per day.

Dick Johnson Travels and Plays the USA!

Our very own Dick Johnson and his wife Lawana will be traveling the USA over the next few weeks where Dick will compete in some elite events.



NSGFirst off, they will travel to Minneapolis for the National Senior Olympic Games.

The NSG Association exists today as a non-profit organization dedicated to motivating active adults to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.
The Games, a 19-sport, biennial competition for men and women 50 and over, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors.

Dick qualified in three sports, but he will only be competing in pickleball at the NSGs.

sgaFrom Minneapolis, they will be traveling to the State Games of America in Nebraska.

During the ten-day event, over 14,000 athletes of all ages will compete in over 67 sports!

The athletes at the SGoA are all ages and will participate in the Opening Ceremonies. Dick will march in the ceremony as Idaho’s flag bearer.

Good luck at the games, Dick!



Pickleball Machine Demonstration

There’s a new tutor in town! A Pickleball Tutor! 

On Tuesday, July the 7th there will be a promo-demonstration of the Pickleball Tutor at Sawtooth Middle School on Linder (just north of Ustick) in Meridian, ID from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

A Pickleball Tutor is the PERFECT PRACTICE MACHINE!

The Pickleball Tutor is specifically designed for Pickleball. The Pickleball Tutor is a great Pickleball Launcher and Pickleball practice machine. By simply placing the Pickleball Tutor on various areas of the court, players can practice varying shots, including; Ground Strokes, Volleys, Drop Shots, Lobs, Return of Serve Shots (3rd Shot), Deep Return Shots, Lobs. Practicing players can practice almost any type of return shot with the Pickleball Tutor / Pickleball Launcher.

Simply Pickleball (a local Pickleball equipment supply company owned by Nick & Tami Leach) has recently purchased a Pickleball Tutor and will use it to enhance the Skills and Drills Session services they provide to the pickleball community.

Come see the machine at work on Tuesday, July the 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Sawtooth Middle School on Linder (just north of Ustick) in Meridian, ID.

Nick and Tami will be demonstrating a variety of drills for the first 20-30 minutes.

They they will have an “open court” time for people to try out the machine.

This is, what some say, ”The #1 Pickleball Practice Machine” specifically designed for Pickleball. You can drill on a specific shots such as; Ground Strokes, Net Volleys, Drop Shots (3rd Shot), Lobs, Return of Serve Cross Court Dinks Shots to name a few. So for those of you who are interested in raising your game through practice drills come check it out.

For more information or questions regarding scheduling sessions, rates or other services or products you can contact Nick and Tami by phone at 208-0965-5409 or by email at

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