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  • 2 Jun 2021 8:57 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Three fun pickleball events are coming soon to the Treasure Valley. 

    Pacific Northwest Regional Championships

    The only way to guarantee your registration for USA Pickleball National Championships is to play and win in a regional tournament. We are fortunate to have a regional tournament in our backyard this year. The tournament runs June 22 through June 27.

    Register for the tournament at

    Idaho Senior Games Pickleball Tournament

    This age-based tournament is always a fan favorite and runs August 27 through 29. One registration fee gets you into as many pickleball events as you can play: singles, doubles, mixed doubles. 

    Register for the tournament at and

    Pickle-Jam 2021

    During the 30 hours of Pickle-Jam, 250 pickleball fans can play pickleball as much as possible or meet new friends, socialize and watch the fun.  The event will be held October 1 through 3 at the Eagle Tennis Center.

    The event is already sold-out.. but they are maintaining a waitlist.

    To learn more and get on the waitlist, go to

  • 29 Apr 2021 2:32 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Boise Parks & Recreation has published the 4-on-4-off rotation scheme for Hobble Creek park.  There are two lines of paddle racks, one in each of the breezeways between pickleball courts.

    In the breezeway closest to the YMCA, that paddle rack controls courts 9-12 (the four courts closest to the YMCA). In the other breezeway is a paddle rack that controls pickleball courts 3-8.

    There are also separate paddle racks that control the 4-on-4-off rotation for the two championship courts (courts 1&2).  Read the full explanation of how the paddle rack system works by clicking the link below.

    Hobble Creek rotation .pdf

  • 23 Apr 2021 1:46 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    BAPA has worked with Boise Parks & Rec to offer two FREE drill clinics at Hobble Creek Park.  The clinics will be held Friday, May 7, from 6 to 8pm, and Saturday, May 8, from noon to 2pm.

    Space is limited and registration is required.  

    To learn more about these clinics, follow the links below:
    Friday, May 7
    Saturday, May 8

  • 14 Apr 2021 6:42 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    While the goal for everyone playing this game is to improve and be competitive, this often comes as a result of playing with players of equal abilities. Therefore, finding our ability or skill rating is important so we can compete and more importantly have fun...

    While some players go to tournaments and learn through wins and losses that they are closer to this level than that level, there is a quicker way to find out what your skill level is. 

    How? By booking a session with a Certified Rating Specialist. 

    Today we are interviewing a rating specialist who lives in the Treasure Valley.

    Can you tell us your name and a little about yourself? 

    My name is Chris Mounier, and I’m a Certified Rating Specialist through IPTPA. 

    What is IPTPA?  

    International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. They are the world leader in developing teaching standards in the sport of pickleball. 

    Why should I consider getting a certified rating? 

    By obtaining a certified rating through this program, players will achieve an internationally recognized rating for recreational skill level play at clubs and the confidence of knowing which skill level to enter at their first tournament. 

    Players who have gone through an IPTPA rating session have a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses while having a better understanding of the path needed for individual improvement. 

    Is the rating system you use accurate and effective? How does it work? 

    The IPTPA rating system is the only 100% objective skill-based rating system in the world. 

    Players will be tested on dinks, ground strokes, 3rd shop drops, volleys, overhead, offensive lobs, serves and return of serves. 

    They will also participate in “ghost doubles”, where they will play other players at the level they are testing to achieve. 

    I’m interested in learning more. How do I contact you? 

    I am a member of BAPA, live in the Boise area and am also a  Certified Pickleball Trainer by both Pickleball Coaching International and the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. I look forward to meeting and working with you. 

    You can reach me by email at or by phone at 818-825-6678. 

  • 3 Apr 2021 2:07 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Registration is now open.  


    • Friday, October 1 -- 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 2 -- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Sunday, October 3 -- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


    Cost per player -- $125


    Scores are kept in individual games, but cumulative scores are not tallied.

    Think of it like a continuous school recess where players rotate out after games are completed, with new players rotating in.

    While you’re at the venue, you will have the opportunity to play game after game after game…

    To learn more about Pickle Jam go to

  • 1 Mar 2021 3:55 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    Three fun pickleball events are coming soon to the Treasure Valley. 

    Pickleball Team Challenge

    Teams made up of two men and two women will compete for prizes in men's, women's and mixed doubles by skill levels. This is a fundraiser for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and 100% of proceeds go to the Treasure Valley chapter as well all celebrate May ais Mental Health Awareness month. 

    View the flyer

    Learn more and sign up at 

    Tyler Loong Pickleball Clinic

    Top ten professional player and coach Tyler Loong is putting on a clinic at Settlers Park on Thursday, June 3. 

    Players in skill levels 3.0-3.5 will meet from 1-4 p.m.

    Players in skill levels 4.0 plus will meet from 5-8 p.m. 

    View the flyer

    Register for the clinic at

    BAPA's Heroes' Memorial Pickleball Tournament

    Registration has begun for BAPA's Heroes' Memorial Pickleball Tournament.

    Nearly 250 players have registered so far.  

    The tournament offers singles and doubles events by skill level and age. 

    New this year is OPEN doubles events with an added purse of $2000. 

    View the flyer

    Register for the clinic at

  • 26 Feb 2021 9:36 AM | William

    A.J. Evans and I were the Tournament Directors for the Idaho Senior Games in 2019.   We had an agreement with Mike Thornton, the Idaho Senior Games Coordinator, regarding the referees.   Any referee who refereed 10 or more games, or 9 games with at least 3 hours of volunteer work at the games, would be eligible for a 50% discount on the next year's registration.  As you know, we did not have the Idaho Senior Games in 2020.  I have contacted Mike Thornton and this agreement will be honored for the 2021 Idaho Senior Games.  Registration will open May 1st.  The following is a list of the referees who qualified for the discount.  Mike Thornton would like you to contact him when you register.  His number is 208-861-8000.

    1.   Bob Calver

    2.   Brian Umbaugh

    3.   Denise Zimmerman

    4.   Elaine Taylor

    5.   Gary Belvoir

    6.   Gaylan Moore

    7.   Ken Reynolds

    8.   Deb (Paige) Paige

    9.   Paul Cappelli

    10.  Rudy Whittaker

    11.  Sonya Kincheloe

    12.  Tami Leach

    13.  Paul Straube


    Bill Wallace

  • 5 Feb 2021 2:18 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    BAPA is excited to bring high quality clinics to Settlers Park on Thursday, June 3rd, in conjunction with our Heroes Memorial Tournament.

    Tyler Loong, a TOP 10 player in the world and multiple pro level medalist, will be running two clinics for 3.0/3.5 and 4.0+. He will be joined with fellow pro and certified coach, Erik Gertler of the Utah Pickleball Academy.

    Each clinic is limited to 16 players, so make sure to save your spot, by registering at

  • 11 Jan 2021 6:16 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for BAPA's 2021 Heroes Memorial Tournament. 

    The tournament will be held at Settlers Park on the first weekend in June. 

    Events include: 

    Men's Skill Doubles (Age groupings: 8-49, 50-64, 65-74, 75+)

    Men's Doubles Open*

    Mixed Skill Doubles (Age groupings: 8-49, 50-64, 65-74, 75+)

    Mixed Doubles Open*

    Women's Skill Doubles  (Age groupings: 8-49, 50-64, 65-74, 75+)

    Women's Doubles Open* 

    Men's Skill Singles  (Age groupings: 8-49, 50-64, 65-74, 75+)

    Women's Skill Singles  (Age groupings: 8-49, 50-64, 65-74, 75+)

    *Open Events include $2000 guaranteed prize money. 

    To register, go to

    To download the event flyer, click here

    For more information, email

  • 1 Jan 2021 9:34 AM | Lisa (Administrator)

    USA Pickleball compiles comments and identifies rules-interpretation issues and then revises the rules on a yearly basis.  It's that time of year again, when tournament players and referees need to familiarize themselves with these changes and understand the new rules. 

    A new Rules Change document for 2021 has been published and is available for download.

    Here is just a couple of the new rules changes:

    • A serve that hits the net and lands in bound is now in-play. No such thing as a let serve.
    • A drop-serve is now legal. 
    • A ball should not be called out, unless you can see court surface between the ball and the line.

    In addition, USA Pickleball has published a new document to make it easier for non-tournament players to read and understand the rules. It's called the Alternate Rulebook.

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