At Dillon Town Courts, over breakfast, on June 16, physical therapists Sarah Campbell and Will Thompson, of Avalanche Physical Therapy in Silverthorne, presented a terrific program on Pickleball Injury Prevention. Sarah and Will were so gracious as to give us permission to post all three of their detailed handouts with stretching and strengthening exercise chosen … Read more

This is a great opportunity to have fun and compete here in our hometown. The Silverthorne Recreation Department and Summit County Pickleball Association are jointly sponsoring the third annual “Pickle in the Peaks” tournament on July 14-16, 2022 at Rainbow Park. Rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, July 17. There will be a full … Read more

Bet you didn’t know that SCPA has a World Cup telemark skier among our members!  Tommy Gogolen took 6th place at the World Cup in Espot, Spain in 2016. He was a US Ski Team member for six seasons, 2012 through 2017, despite four ACL surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. Tommy calls his … Read more

Celebrate the holidays with three sets of pickleball-theme events at Silverthorne Rec Center (SRC): Our regular drop-in play—Sunday 9-12; Monday and Tuesday 11:30-2:30; Round-robin mini-tournaments—Intermediate on Wednesday, December 15 and Advanced on Thursday, December 16; and  Pickle Pantry in the lobby all week!  Our ever-busy and creative club Secretary, Julie Worthington, has crafted a Christmas Tree … Read more

Summit County’s second pickleball tournament, held July 16-17 at Rainbow Park, went fabulously.  Year 2 was a blast and such a success. We battled the rain a bit on Saturday, but we won that battle and were able to finish the tournament early in the evening.  We had competitive, but good-natured, play across nine divisions, … Read more

On 4th of July, SCPA members Roger and Debbie Maul organized a group of pickleball players and family to march in Breckenridge’s parade to show support for Summit County’s first responders’ pandemic heroics. After a year with few in-person festivities, the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade made its comeback this year with hundreds of spectators … Read more

SCPA member Freddy Bacher won gold medals in 3.5 Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Singles, age 50+, at the Great Plains Regionals tournament, June 23-28, 2021! That performance has earned him a “golden ticket” to USA Pickleball Nationals in Indian Wells, CA, December 6-14, 2021, in all three events. Freddy is best known in our … Read more

This is a great opportunity to have fun and compete here in our hometown. The Silverthorne Recreation Department and Summit County Pickleball Association are jointly sponsoring the second annual “Pickle in the Peaks” tournament on July 16 and 17, 2020 at Rainbow Park. Rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, July 18. There will be … Read more

SCPA’s board continues to work very hard to expand pickleball capacity in Summit County. Last July we formally proposed to the Town of Silverthorne’s SPORT Committee that Trent Park’s tennis courts be dedicated to pickleball. In December, after five months gathering public input and deliberating, the Committee recommended that the Town Council keep the courts multi-use (tennis … Read more

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