Thanksgiving Pickleball Tournament

From Lisa Griffin, BAPA President

thanksYMCA is hosting a pickleball tournament to give THANKS for this wonderful sport. The tournament is being organized and run by the volunteers of the Boise Area Pickleball Association.

2.5 & 3.0 players in separate round robins – play Tuesday, November 14

3.5 & 4.0+ players in separate round robings – play Thursday, November 16

Cost: $5 drop-in fee or $0 for YMCA members & YMCA pickleball members

IFBWe also ask you to bring in a donation for the Idaho Food Bank in the form of a Check or non-perishable food item(s), since this is the season to give thanks, and share with those who are less fortunate.

And lastly, bring any energy snacks, nibbles or goodies you’d like to share with your competitors. Mike Dougherty: can you say “brownies”?

Tournament Format:

We will play five preliminary Round Robin matches (randomly assigned) which will determine pairings and seedings for final, Single-Elimination bracket play. Round Robin matches will be played for 10 minutes, or until one team achieves 15 pts – whichever occurs first. Each player’s scores are compiled for these five preliminary rounds, and the highest percentage scoring players will move on to Single-Elimination bracket play.

You do not need a partner to register; after the Round Robin portion, we will assign a partner, whom you will play with for the rest of the tournament.

On-site registration only. Registration opens at 8 am and closes promptly at 8:25 am. Play will begin shortly thereafter. Medals should be awarded by 1:00 pm or so.

If you have never played in a tournament before, you can’t beat the price. And this is a fun and no-pressure way to start…. Well, maybe read up on the rules covering Kitchen Faults (pg. 31, section 9 in the IFP rulebook And just remember to ask your referee, if you don’t know whose serve it is or from what position to serve. 🙂

Which reminds me, we will be looking for referees for the medal matches…so please help, if you can.

What is your skill level?

From BAPA President Lisa Griffin:

This Wednesday, November 1, we will have two USAPA-rated 3.0 players available to play against you and a partner.

Sill Lyra and Sarah Hart will be on Court 9, ready to take on all comers.

The following Wednesday, November 8, we hope to have two USAPA-rated 4.0 players. And the week after that is the 3.5 test date.

Plan your schedule now.

Happy pickling,
Lisa Griffin

BAPA President

Battle of the Sexes – Pickleball Style!

From Nick Leach:

BoSMost of us seasoned pickleball players remember the Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs tennis “Battle of the Sexes” in 1973 but some didn’t get a chance to watch.

Well, now you have a chance to watch Pickleball’s own version of the “Battle of the Sexes”.

On October 7th at 3:00 pm MST pickleball legends Simone Jardim and Scott Moore battle it out for a great fundraising event and then the two will take on another great pickleball duo, Steve Dawson and Corrine Carr in another epic match up. You can stream live the event from your computer, with your login and password. Don’t miss it!

To get all the details and info, copy and paste the address below into you search address box:

This is going to be GREAT!!


Boise’s Awesome Pickleball Adventure

onyxpure2It’s here!

Boise’s Awesome Pickleball Adventure tournament will be held this weekend at Settlers Park.

The tournament takes place from Saturday through Monday, May 27 – 29.

Come on down and watch some great pickleball! Nearly 100 athletes will be competing in the three day event!

Events include Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and Women’s Doubles.

Settlers Park is located on the corner of Ustick Road and Meridian Road.

Events start at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Settlers Park is located on the corner of Meridian Avenue and Ustick Lane.