Prescott Pickleball Association
A Paddle Above!
Membership is $25 per person per calendar year. If you are a NEW member, please complete the New Membership Application. If you are an existing member ready to extend your membership, please visit your profile and click “Renew”.
*Every time a member uses our club’s PickleballCentral discount code, 5% of their purchase goes to the club’s reward account for use to purchase customized club gear, equipment, etc.
Jeffrey Bray, President
Jeff lived in Prescott for over seven years. He has a daughter who graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and two sons who are currently undergraduates at ERAU. Although Jeff is now retired, his career was in finance and accounting (CFO) for small to medium manufacturing firms. His desire is to promote pickleball personally and within the community.
Position currently vacant. The VP role is responsible for the small, fun, member tournaments (e.g., Flash Mob Tournament, see above), provide guidance to the “social committee” (chairwoman is Helen Maland), and provide guidance for the round-robins, lessons, clinics, drills (leadership is provided by Rick Bothell).
Please contact us if you are interested in filling the VP role until the next election (October 2020).
Tracey Thompson, Secretary
Just over 10 years ago, I read a one paragraph item in my local (Minnesota) newspaper advertising pickleball at the Recreation Center several blocks from my home. I’d never heard of it, but decided to check it out. Within a couple months, I was an avid player and a USAPA Ambassador. Several years later, with a goal of partnering with the city to build outdoor courts, I was on the ‘Steering Committee’ to establish Minnesota’s first pickleball club, The Northern Paddles. Our partnership with the city mirrors the experience of the Prescott Pickleball Association with the city of Prescott and our courts were completed in 2015. I have worn many hats for The Northern Paddles from its founding in 2011 through this year, including secretary, treasurer, fund-raiser, grant-writer, and pickleball instructor, as well as primary liaison with the Parks and Recreation department. I also created and maintained our website. With equal parts relief and regret, I handed over the reigns of the Club to a new Board this past spring and moved to Prescott. I will admit to looking forward to being ‘just a pickleball player’ but, when the position of secretary on the PPA Board was open, I felt moved to apply and would looking forward to working with a dedicated and motivated group of equally passionate pickleballers.
DOUGLAS SEEFELD, Treasurer.
Douglas was the 4th generation of a family-owned funeral firm before moving to Prescott from Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2013. He was active in Rotary for 23 years, had been a volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce and board member for a YMCA resident camp. After retirement from funeral service he has worked as a lifeguard, rock climbing instructor and restaurant server. Since moving to Arizona he has earned his USAPA Referee Certification, serves as a USAPA Ambassador, is a registered referee trainer, served as referee coordinator at local tournaments and volunteered for the former Willow Hills Pickleball Club. He will instruct for the Prescott Indoor Pickleball Association and help anyone who asks how they can improve their skills at playing and refereeing.
Terry W. Booth, Member At Large
Bringing visions of what is possible is a fulfilling journey. Whether in a professional or personal setting, Terry has learned that life is more satisfying when you take part in something worthwhile that is bigger than yourself. Terry wanted to play team sports for a living early in life, but quickly found his skills in baseball and tennis were not at a professional level. Instead, he used his education in Physics and Information Sciences at SDSU and Redlands University along with a passion for planning and organization to have a successful professional career in three separate disciplines; Aerospace Engineering, Management Consulting and Global Corporate Operations. Both his wife; Kit and he have lived, worked and traveled abroad giving us access to experiences, customs and opinions that have expanded our ways of thinking. With approximately 5 years left in his professional career, Kit and Terry selected Prescott as the place for retirement. They both wanted to stay active and love what Prescott and the surrounding areas offer to its residents. Last, but most importantly, Terry tries to put God at the center of his life. He frequently fails but aspires to improve daily and become the man that God wants him to be. Terry continues to be a long-term work in progress.
Rick Bothell, Member At Large
Teacher of math for 43 years. Math department chair person at Prescott High School 8 years. Coached high school and middle school for 26 years. Played and taught tennis 35 years. Played pickleball tournaments for 3 seasons. Rick is in the process of becoming a certified pickleball instructor. Co-contest director of our lastest and greatest pickleball tournament. Contest director for several high school divisional badminton and tennis tournaments. Contest director for many RC sailplane contests.
SAM RICE, City of Prescott Recreational Services, Member at Large
Sam Rice was born in California and grew up throughout the western states. She moved to Prescott in January of 2000 where she then worked for Van Fann Contracting for 9 years as an Executive Assistant and Purchasing Manager. Sam went from Fann Contracting into the senior care industry where she worked in HR, Marketing and was promoted to VP before taking a position with the City of Prescott. Sam is a mother of 3, step-mother of 5, and grandmother of 4. Their oldest child is 25, youngest is 18. She is pursuing a degree in Administration of Justice. Sam has been working for the City of Prescott for 4 years in the Recreation Services Department and is currently serving as Staff Liaison for the Mayors Commission on ECHO.
Rick Hormann, Member at Large
Rick Hormann was born in Philly, moved to Lake Havasu when he was 3. Was there to see the London Bridge be constructed. Mom and brother still there, now 50 years. Went to NAU on tennis scholarship. Coached HS teams. Moved to Prescott 12 years ago as sports coordinator. Now supervisor of 32 part-time, 4 full time. Rick has been in municipal government for 24 years. Three children, freshman, senior and college senior. Rick is also busy as the Arizona Youth State Director of National Softball Association.