The mission of the PPA is to welcome residents and visitors of all ages and abilities to participate in recreational and competitive pickleball play at the public courts through activities that will enhance the fitness and well-being for the entire community. The PPA is supported by membership in the association and energized by community support through donations.
We will be the model for private/public cooperation making pickleball accessible to all by creating a positive pickleball experience in the Quad Cities.
Sportsmanship, Accountability, Volunteerism, Generosity
The PPA board has updated the strategic goals to reach its mission and vision. They include programs for members, capital improvements, court schedules that balance public and club member use, tournament plans and events that are fun and entertaining.
Today the organization’s board is looking forward with the strategic plans of the association. Capital improvements have been in the plans already, with the lighting of courts 9-12, terrace project behind courts 5-8 and the recently built shade structure examples of site enhancements. Support for donations, cost sharing with the City of Prescott and use of club funds have accomplished these projects.
Another desired goal is expanding the court count to 16. This major project will require substantial community support via donations to complete. To this end the board promoted the transition of the club to a tax exempt 501(c)(3) entity, allowing it to be a conduit for private donations for this endeavor. This choice was made in lieu of continuing the collaborative fund with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF). The IRS approved status as a a public charity on September 27, 2022.