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BPC Members Do Well in Bend Tourney

A group of club members traveled to Bend last week for the Oregon Sr. Games at the impressive 16 court complex of the Bend Pickleball Club.  It sits in a beautiful grass and forested park, with the peaks of the snow-covered Sisters mountain range in the background.

They also enjoyed a delicious steak BBQ awards party and entertainment beneath the breathtaking cliffside canyon and rushing waters of the Deschutes River.

The 3-day tourney was large and tough with players from 10 states and Canada.

Medals were won by the “old Boise High School buddies” duo: Dick Johnson & Tim Gleason. 

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Gold 70 Men’s Doubles —  Dick & Tim fought their way back up through the losers’ bracket to successfully defend this title which they had also won last year.

Gold 70 Men’s Singles —  Tim improved from last year’s Silver to Gold this year.

Silver 75 Men’s Singles —  Dick played well in the final against Bob Robillard, the 2014 Nationals Silver medalist and Dick’s partner in the doubles team who won Gold in this year’s Arizona State Games.

Gold 70 Mixed Doubles —  Dick and Betty Silver played down against younger players to win this large and tough bracket.  Both 75, they were among the oldest players in the tourney.

Approved!

From Carson Spencer:

Greetings Pickleball Friends

With great pleasure I would like to tell you all, every P&R Commissioner in attendance voted a resounding YES for approval of the Master Plan at Hobble Creek Park.

We have a place to call home for our tournaments, leagues, clinics and general play. A 12 court dedicated complex just for Pickleball is a huge step for all who love to play our game.

Today is a day that will be a part of history for our fun sport right here in Boise and surrounding areas.

Thank you all for being a part of this movement to include PB in the mainstream of sports here in our area. Without your participation playing as much as we all do, I don’t think this would have gone to the Commissioners.

Tomorrow, I hope you go out and play PB with a big smile on your face knowing that something big is on the horizon.

Thanks,
Carson

IMPORTANT MEETING!

Note from Boise Pickleball Club’s Carson Spencer: 

A friendly reminder of our upcoming most important meeting with the Boise Parks & Recreation Commissioners.

If we all want a place to call home for tournaments, leagues, lessons and group play, we have to show up at this meeting for support of the Master Plan.

Keep in mind the Master Plan has been approved by the Parks & Recreation, the next step is to convince the commissioners to approve the plan.

The REASONS to approve the Master Plan is our focus.

We have lined up three speakers:
  • One player will speak on the health benefits of pickleball.
  • One player will speak on the growth of pickleball locally, nationally and internationally.
  • One player will address the economic impact on our community as well as the average cost a player will pay to get started.
We are looking for more REASONS to build the facility including:
  • the community building social aspect of pickleball,
  • increasing and facilitating the level of awareness of sport activity, and
  • explaining what a quality complex with a family oriented sport will do for the area.
These are a few REASONS to approve the Master Plan.
 
I’m sure that you could think of why the Commissioners should vote to approve.
 
This meeting will be more formal than the meeting last month with a sign up sheet as you walk into the room at city hall.
 
A short three minute comment will be allowed from those who sign up to speak.
 
If you have a tee shirt, cap or anything advertising pickleball, please wear it to help indicate you are a pickleball advocate.
 
If you would rather not speak, that’s perfectly okay. But please show up for support. Every player there will be counted towards the final approval for the Hobble Creek Master Plan.
 
Here are the meeting details:
June 18th, Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
City Hall at 150 North Capitol Boulevard
Meeting will be held in the city council chambers on the 3rd floor.

Important Meeting!

Meeting-PaperPeopleOn June 18th @ 4:00 p.m. the Boise Parks and Recreation Commission will meet to discuss and determine the fate of the Hobble Creek Park Pickleball Complex.

The commission proposes and recommends rules and regulations for all Boise City Parks and Recreation facilities in connection with the maintenance, operation, management, control, and use of all the public park grounds, park and recreation facilities, open space, zoos, and cemeteries in the City.

It is IMPORTANT that we have as many pickleball players present as possible to show our support of the complex.

As you enter the room, you will have a chance to sign in and by signing in each person who wants to speak will have 3 minutes to express the REASONS for the complex.

If you have submitted written comments, the commissioners have been given those comments.

Please come join us to support the complex so that we will receive approval to build a permanent home for our fun game —  PICKLEBALL.

Meeting Information:

Thursday, June 18th
4:00 p.m.
Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Boulevard,
3rd Floor, Building 1

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