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Registration is Open for Summit County’s First Pickleball Tournament!

Summit County Pickleball Association and Silverthorne Recreation Department are jointly sponsoring the first annual “Pickle in the Peaks” tournament on July 20 and 21, 2019 at Rainbow Park. There will be mixed, men’s and women’s doubles in three divisions:  Saturday, July 20: mixed doubles in three skill levels — 3.0 & below, 3.5, 4.0 & aboveSunday, July 21: men’s doubles and women’s doubles in three skill levels — 3.0 & below, 3.5, 4.0 & above The format will be round robin with the top four teams in each division advancing to medal play. Medals will be awarded for the top (more…)
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New SCPA T-shirt Order is In!

Our new T-shirt stock for spring 2019 includes three styles: Short-sleeve in neon yellow, blue or pink with SCPA’s longstanding logo. $20. Long-sleeve in white with Bob Sisti’s Colorado state flag design, introduced in October 2018. $25 New short-sleeve version of the Colorado state flag design in gray. $20 To buy a shirt, see SCPA secretary Julie Worthington at drop-in play or email her at jworthingtonco@gmail.com. Shipping is available for a small extra charge. (more…)
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SCPA to Celebrate National Pickleball Month with Fun Tournament

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) recently announced that the month of April will once again be designated “National Pickleball Month.” Justin Maloof, Executive Director of the USAPA, said, “Pickleball is experiencing unparalleled growth in the United States. By establishing National Pickleball Month again for April, it will help us to continue to promote the sport on a national level and help get Americans moving, stay active and truly enjoy this great sport.” In fact, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s 2018 Pickleball Participant Report reported that the sport has 3.3 million players in the US, an increase of 12% over (more…)
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Silverthorne Rec Center Explains Monday Play

A Message from Mindy Nicolds, Sports Coordinator Have you heard?  We have 6 hours of pickleball playing opportunities on Mondays!  We are so glad to see so many different faces taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity!On Mondays, please pick a level that you best play with.  If you consider your play more High Intermediate-Advanced, come during the early session (7-10am).  If you consider your play more Intermediate-Beginner, come during the afternoon session (11:30-2:30pm).  Please do not play all day.  There are a lot of players out there who would like some quality time on the courts. Choosing one session or (more…)
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Sign Up for Group Texts About Drop-in

Dana Cottrell administers a group texting service exclusively for SCPA members to communicate late-breaking information and/or questions regarding pickleball drop-in times, places, weather and court conditions. It’s surprisingly helpful, in addition to being easy to turn off the texts if you don’t want to receive them for awhile (say if you live part of the year elsewhere). The easiest way to join up is to contact Dana at dana@danacottrell.com or (970) 390-1022, give her your mobile phone number and ask her to add you to the group. But if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, try this: First, go to https://groupme.com/en-US/ and enter your (more…)
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Summit Pickleball is Now a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation!

Read President Lori Miller’s March 21, 2018 announcement of the new structure and its benefits — Dear Summit County Pickleball Members, Thank you so much for being a vital part of promoting pickleball in Summit County as a fun, social, and healthy activity for anyone living in or visiting our beautiful mountain community. We’ve come a long way since the Summit County Pickleball Club (SCPC) formed in 2011 with about 20 members who drew chalk lines on tennis courts. Last year the club had 268 members, 112 of whom were new, along with many non­member visitors. So far in 2018, more (more…)