Pro-Pickleball Letters to the Summit Daily Editor!

In July, we presented the Town of Silverthorne’s SPORT Committee with SCPA’s proposal to dedicate Trent Park’s seldom-used (for tennis) tennis courts to pickleball with six permanent pickleball courts.  The SPORT committee decided to gather public comment (yea or nay) on the idea of making Trent courts all pickleball as part of a 5- to 10-year update to the Silverthorne … Read more Pro-Pickleball Letters to the Summit Daily Editor!

“Trent Pickleball Park:” Help Make it Happen!

Lori Miller and Julie Worthington recently presented the Town of Silverthorne’s SPORT Committee with SCPA’s proposal to convert Trent Park’s two tennis courts into “Trent Pickleball Park,” a dedicated venue with six permanent pickleball courts.  SCPA would raise the funds for the conversion, which would entail permanent nets, partial fencing between courts, and a 7′-wide waiting/spectator area.  View our presentation and … Read more “Trent Pickleball Park:” Help Make it Happen!

SCPA to Celebrate National Pickleball Month with Fun Tournament

On Wednesday, April 8, SCPA will conduct our 3rd annual National Pickleball Month fun tournament for 20 members, registered in two divisions: competitive and recreational. The tournament will be at the Breck Tennis Center. Over about two hours of play, each participant will switch both partner and opponents with each new game. The cost is … Read more SCPA to Celebrate National Pickleball Month with Fun Tournament

Save the Date for Summit’s 2nd Annual Open Tournament, Jul 17-18!

“Pickle in the Peaks” This is a great opportunity to have fun and compete here in our hometown. SCPA and Silverthorne Rec Center are partnering up to host our second annual tournament Jul 17-18, 2010 at Rainbow Park. While the tournament format isn’t yet set, here’s what we presently anticipate: Saturday, Jul 27: mixed doubles … Read more Save the Date for Summit’s 2nd Annual Open Tournament, Jul 17-18!

Accommodating Winter Crowds at Drop-in: “Shuttle Play” Explained

Again this winter, we will switch to Shuttle Play whenever we have four or more stacks of paddles (four in each stack) awaiting play at Silverthorne Rec Center (SRC) drop-in. Shuttle Play ensures all games last only 10 minutes and sorts players a bit such that the skill level within any particular game is more … Read more Accommodating Winter Crowds at Drop-in: “Shuttle Play” Explained

Please Help Prove Our High Pickleball Drop-in Numbers

SCPA’s board is working diligently to get more court time — and, some day, dedicated courts — for drop-in and other pickleball events and activities. It’s really tough in Summit County because land values are so high in our beautiful resort area. There are many competing uses for the little dedicated public recreation space there … Read more Please Help Prove Our High Pickleball Drop-in Numbers