To Tournament or Not to Tournament?

TwinsBPC member Kathy Getto is wintering in the Phoenix area, and she’s had the opportunity to play in a few tournaments with her sister Carol Amos.

Carol lives in Fallon, Nevada, and is her area’s USAPA ambassador.

Both share a love of the game and relish any opportunity to play. Here are their reasons to play in a tournament:

  • Playing in tournaments allows you to test your skills against others–either near the same age or in the same skill level.
  • It also offers you the opportunity to meet new people who are also passionate for the game.
  • While only a few actually win medals at tournaments, EVERYONE has a good time! 🙂


Monthly Tournament

A divisional tournament, all skill levels, was held on February 17th at the YMCA Public Courts “Homecourt” in Meridian.

Fifty-one players from Boise Area Pickleball Association and Boise Pickleball Club participated. It was a good experience for future tournament directors and players.

Pickleball fun was had by all.

All pickleball players are encouraged to take a leadership role in the monthly tournaments to gain experience with directing tournaments.

All players are encouraged to play each month as well to meet new players, get experience in tournament play and to just have a good time .

Spotlight on…

Carson Spencer

Carson Spencer began playing pickleball in 2003 in St. George, Utah, with well-known pickler Don Odel.

carsonOver the years, he has played and medaled in several tournaments including the Senior Games Idaho and Utah, The Huntsman, and Nationals Tournaments in Buckeye.

Carson is most proud of the fact that he has “planted” pickleball in McCall, Donnelly, Cascade, Boise and Meridian.

Carson is currently developing pickleball only courts at Hobble Creek Park in Boise.

In the spring and summer, you’ll find Carson playing and teaching the game of pickleball in Cascade, Donnelly and Boise. Many have started their pickleball careers under his instruction, and his enthusiasm for the game is contagious!


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