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  • 19 Sep 2022 5:03 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    A heartfelt thank you goes out to:

    • Katie Lamm, who served two years on the BAPA Executive Board as Secretary.
    • Brian Tracy, who served this past year as BAPA President (and to his wife Pat!). Brian will remain on the Board, serving as immediate-past-President.

    The Annual Meeting of the Boise Area Pickleball Association was held September 7, 2022. Sharolyn Carlson was elected President-elect. Stacy Hardy was elected Secretary. They join existing Board members:  Chris Mounier President; Kathy Getto, Treasurer; and Brian Tracy, immediate-past-President.


  • 19 Sep 2022 2:48 PM | Lisa (Administrator)


    BAPA held an unusual pickleball tournament in early September. It was designed to encourage players from different age groups to partner-up. In fact, teams with the biggest spread in age had a distinct advantage in winning the tournament.

    Eight teams had great fun and competition playing each other during the Round Robin portion. Ray Wolverton and Janessa Pope won all their games and earned 77 points, BUT their score was reduced by their age gap of a mere 37 years and thus finished the Round Robin in 2nd place. Finishing 1st in the Round Robin, with an age differential of 50 years, were Darwin Pugmire and his granddaughter Randi Wilson. Also making the playoffs were Jonathan Carroll and Ethan Carroll (33 year difference) and Rodger Shaver & Levi Iverson (a whopping 57 year difference in age).

    Our top four teams then played a single-elimination bracket with a consolation game for 3rd place. They had 15 points to see if their skills were good enough beat the ‘dreaded spread’ of their opponents’ age gap.

    Congratulations to Ray and Janessa who beat the 50-year spread of Darwin and Randi in the Gold medal match. In the Bronze medal match, Jonathon and Ethan won the game 15-9. But Rodger and Levi’s age differential of 57 years gave them the edge, and they won the Bronze medal with an adjusted game score of 4.95-5.13


    Thanks to all of our teams for making the day so fun. And thanks to Nancy Christensen for tallying the scores and helping with the tournament.

  • 10 Aug 2022 10:44 AM | Getto (Administrator)

    Have you heard the new pickleball song? 


    Dinks in the Kitchen, sung to the tune and message of Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin,  is a pickleball parody by Thomas Iradi telling the lifecycle of the pickleball player. 

    It's well worth the listen... Click on the image or the name of the song to open the video. 

  • 30 Jul 2022 5:51 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Local player, Stephanie Coddens, prepares to hit a winner at the 2021 Pacific Northwest Regional.

    Jordan Kaye (Kaye's Kolumn) recounts his recent pickleball experience at Hobble Creek park.  Read the full story 

  • 16 Jul 2022 4:14 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    If you haven't delved deep into our EVENTS calendar, here three tournaments that will be held in the the Treasure Valley. 

    Idaho Senior Games Pickleball Tournament

    This age-based tournament is always a fan favorite and runs August 26 through 28. One registration fee gets you into as many pickleball events as you can play: singles, doubles, mixed doubles. 

    Register for the tournament at IdahoSeniorGames.org. and PickleballTournaments.com.

    Boise Pickleball Open

    The Boise Pickleball Open by Boise Pickleball Club will be held at Hobble Creek Park. This is a round robin tournament and each bracket is limited to 8. The tournament runs Septermber 30 through October 2.

    Register for the tournament at PickleballBrackets.com

    Halloween Howl Pickleball Tournament

    ETC will host this tournament over Halloween weekend, and feature open play on Friday, Men's & Women's events on Saturday, and Mixed Doubles on Sunday. The event will be held October 28 through 30 at the Eagle Tennis Center.

    Register for the tournament at PickleballBrackets.com


  • 13 Jul 2022 6:19 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    It's official!

    Urban Renewal voted to build eight dedicated pickleball courts at Luby Park in Caldwell in January 2023! 

    2C Pickleball Club has worked  very hard towards this goal and is so excited!

    Congratulations! Well done! 

  • 13 Jul 2022 4:41 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Boise Pickleball Club has been working to get 2 tennis courts at Eagle Rock Park converted to 6 dedicated pickleball courts. Here's the latest from Sarah Collings with the City of Boise:

    From: Sarah Collings
    Date: July 13, 2022 at 8:13:52 AM MDT

    Subject: Eagle Rock Park Court Proposals for Commission

    Thank you for your interest in the Eagle Rock Park Court Conversion Proposal. Boise Parks and Recreation has received a lot of thoughtful and meaningful feedback up to this point. We appreciate your involvement, including attendance at the July 6 public meeting at Eagle Rock Park, to learn more about this proposed project.

    Following a review of all comments and feedback provided by community members up to this point, the department plans to take three options for consideration to the Parks and Recreation Commission at the upcoming July 21 meeting. After careful review by our park design team, it has been determined that it would not be feasible to place four pickleball courts on the site of one tennis court at Eagle Rock Park due to size and safety concerns. For this reason, the presentation will include the following three court proposals for consideration by commission members (listed in no particular order):

    • Keep the courts as is with no changes
    • Convert both tennis courts to six dedicated pickleball courts
    • Create a hybrid court scenario with one court dedicated to tennis with the on-site backboard, and the other court converted to two dedicated pickleball courts (tennis and pickleball play areas will be separated by a net)

    For anyone who has not submitted feedback via BPR@cityofboise.org for inclusion in the public record for this project, comments will be accepted through Wednesday, July 20 at 5 p.m. Comments received at the July 6 public meeting will also be included in the record. When the three proposed scenarios are presented by staff to the commission for consideration, residents will have another opportunity to comment as part of a corresponding public hearing at the same meeting. Individuals interested in testifying may do so in person at Boise City Hall or virtually via Zoom. Updated information will be posted on the city’s website ahead of the meeting with a link to register to testify via Zoom (the link should be live Friday, July 15).

    We will continue to keep community members updated on next steps via the project email contact list, on Nextdoor, through updates posted on the Eagle Rock Park website and through communication with pertinent tennis and pickleball associations.

    Thank you.

    Boise Parks & Rec needs to hear from you saying you want and would support the change to six dedicated pickleball courts - a hybrid scenario just won't do. Courts are desperately needed throughout the valley, as you know.

    If you can, please write immediately to bpr@cityofboise.org

    Title the email "I want pickleball at Eagle Rock Park," "We needs courts at Eagle Rock," "Eagle Rock," or something similar.

    In the body of the email, please just say you support adding 6 dedicated pickleball courts at the park. You can add anything else you would like, such as courts are too crowded everywhere, pickleball is growing like crazy, why pickleball is important to you, how often you play, whatever.

    It can be very short, or very long, but please just write and send it tonight!

    Thanks!

  • 11 Jul 2022 6:35 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    BAPA has reserved the three pickleball courts at Settlers Park in order to hold monthly events, according to the following schedule:

    • 8am - noon on the 2nd Saturday (May-Sept)
    • 8am - noon on the 3rd Monday (May-Sept)
    • 6pm - 9pm on the 3rd Friday (June-Sept)

    In addition, BAPA has reserved the courts 8am - noon on the following Wednesdays: May 25, August 24, & September 7.

    Registration is required for these events and can be done by clicking the link below.

    Boise Area Pickleball Association - Events

  • 7 Jul 2022 2:49 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Players are needed to be at the Urban Renewal Meeting on Monday, July 11 at 7 PM. (Caldwell Police Dept. Community Room, 110 South 5th Avenue in Caldwell). They do have a bid/bids to construct new courts and we need to be there to encourage action on the bid/bids. This is short notice but do the best you can to be there. There were 36 picklers at the first meeting. Let's have more at this meeting. Wear name tags if you have them. Pickleball players are the best!

  • 10 May 2022 10:41 AM | Lisa (Administrator)

    In February 2021 an unholy tremor shook the seemingly carefree sport of pickleball: news that a second hall of fame was in the planning stages. Read more ...


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