Prescott Pickleball Association


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  • 6 Nov 2022 7:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Roger Wolfe has completed his term as PPA President. To recognize and honor him, the board had a short presentation and gave him a plaque.

    Things we credit to his leadership, charisma, intelligence and compassion

    Led safe pickleball play through the COVID outbreak

    Worked closely with the City of Prescott to create the landscaping berm along courts 5-8, sharing the cost with them

    Created and encouraged programs that grew membership growth from 250 to over 900

    Invested in a laser engraver to create nicer name badges and implemented a routine to get them created and distributed in an efficient manner

    Drove donations to complete the Picklevalionshelter including the concrete pad and electricity. Coordinated its engineering, permitting and construction.

    Found a donor to support Prescott High School in creating 3 pickleball courts on their outdoor basketball area

    Encouraged donors to sponsor picnic tables and benches

    Laser engraved the tables and benches to recognize the donors

    Pushed the City to arrange resurfacing of courts 1-8 to promote safe play and longevity of the concrete

    Lead the board to focus on goals for growth, programs and venue enhancement to benefit the members and the community

    Taken on the role of active and loving grandparent

    Roger has been a strong leader with ideas and implementation that made the organization stronger and impactful to the members and the community. Thank you.




  • 3 Nov 2022 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Friday 3.0 - Nearly perfect weather for pickleball, with the Championship led by Pam Gibson, the undisputed #1 player, partnered with the hard-hitting Chris Hennon, who teamed up against Michael Gregory and Mary Crum.  The play was aggressive on both sides, with accuracy and winning points favoring a dominant Pam & Chris, who got out to an early lead and never looked back.  Congrats to all!!   

    Monday 3.0 - On a beautiful fall day, Sam Sar & Dave Cottongim took on Bob Soto & Hans Horning.  With lots of great shots and rallies, Sam & Dave were victorious.    

    Tuesday 2.5 - The final four competitors were Elaine Chambis, Jeff Darling, Dave Scalia, and Jill Nielson.  With 1&4 vs. 2&3, it set up a unique pairing.  Elaine & Jill took a quick 4-0 lead, with lots of cheering from the on-lookers, and an occasional chant of 'targeting'.  Play was exciting with long volleys and precision shots from all players.  The men battled back to 9-9 and closed it out with a 15-10 victory.    

    Tuesday 3.5 - The Championship was played with Duane Basore & RonGrundeis going against Roc Paez & Tim Wentzel.  It was a seesaw game with Roc & Tim going out to an early lead.  Then Duane and Ron got going and the game was tied at 10.  Duane & Ron went on to win at 15 - 10.

       

    Wednesday 2.5 - Howard Teeter and Carol Clemons were winners, 15 - 12, over Steve Anderson and Lyn Baker-Fringer. 

    Thursday 3.5 - In a very windy match, Will Blalock and Daniel Castor defeated Catherine and Dace Oeffling 15 - 7.


  • 2 Nov 2022 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Laural Sebastian and Janet Horvath with their move from 3.0 up to 3.5.  Also congratulations for the following players on their move up to 3.0:  Mike Doyle, Mike Wild, Jo Morrissey, Keith Spreuer, Lu Frey, Beth Schwartz and Chris Hennon.  The 3.0 group also welcomes back two players:  Hans Horning and Manja Mason.

  • 24 Oct 2022 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The IRS has issued a determination that the Prescott Pickleball Association is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to us under IRC Section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522.

    We are considered a public charity under IRC 501(c)(3). The Bylaws page has more information and the complete document we filed as our articles of incorporation for this determination.

  • 23 Oct 2022 8:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The results of the election are posted at Election Results for 2023 Board. Please share your congratulations to the candidates and offer support for their work on your behalf.

  • 5 Oct 2022 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thursday 3.5 - A close match with lots of dinks and lobs as the team of Rick Parent & Daniel Castro defeated Vicki Jones & Randy Cobb 15 - 12.    

    Friday 3.0 - What a game!!  Went into 'extra innings'.  But, with a final score of 16 - 14, Jeff Mallace & Chris Hennon defeated Keith Spreuer & Sam Sar. 

    Monday 3.0 - A hard-fought match with several long rallies but the team of Judi Mackey & Charlotte Phelps prevailed over C.C. Ware & Ralph Silveira 15 - 5. 

    Tuesday 2.5 - A fun match for the spectators as well as participants, with several good rallies and lots of very athletic play.  In the end, the team of Jill Nelson & Dave Scalia defeated Stephen McLean & Chris Hennon 15 - 7.

    Tuesday 3.5 - The game started off even at 2 - 2, but then the team of Dave Andrews & Dave Cannan went on a run to make it 11 - 3 over Chris Skoczylas & Barry "Running Bear" Kravitz.  All of this without even the first dink of the game!  Team 'Dave' won 15 - 5.  (Rumor is Chris and Bear are gunning for a re-match.) 


    Wednesday 2.5 - It was windy, making play more challenging, but still a very good game was played by all.  Karen Sargent & Grant Buma went out to a lead, Karen Colella and Lorraine Plourde made a great run to try to take the lead, but Karen & Grant held on for a 15 - 9 victory. 

  • 18 Mar 2022 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Who’s Your Dinker? ran smoothly on March 16th. The 34 players who came to dink, dodge and dribble had a great time in the 4 round robin divisions. Courts 1-8 were used and the event was done about noon. Tom Ghezzi got a great group of volunteers to help with player check-in, desk operations, court set-up, score sheet running, cheering and clean-up. Thanks to this great group!

    Who took top honors you ask? All divisions were co-ed (two gals, two guys or one of each per team) and open age so the only difference was the skill rating.

    Coed doubles 2.5

    First place: Lorraine Segala and Keith Spreuer

    Second place: Terri and Ralph Silveria

    Third place: Maureen Gaughan and Robert Dodaro

    Coed doubles 3.0-3.25

    First place: Caroline Altamir and Gayle Stevens

    Second place: Jane Perry and Jason Hoover

    Third place: Terry Grenier and Don Buckley

    Coed doubles 3.-3.5

    First place: Connie and Larry Cloud

    Second place: Chris Dokos and Chris Skoczylas

    Third place: Shelli Kinkade and Duane Basore

    Coed doubles 3.5 and Above

    First place: Brek Peterson and Dakoda Peterson

    Second place: Andrew Buskey and Zack Chamberlin

    Third place: Cynthia and Barry Lumley

    Full results are available at https://pickleballbrackets.com/ptd.aspx?eid=bc7a87f7-97f3-4890-9de1-1a7b559f435b.

    Congrats to all the players and thank you for helping us raise over $700 toward more courts for everyone to enjoy.


  • 10 Jan 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have some "Vacation Tournament" winners from Turks and Caicos. Congratulations to the following PPA Members who medaled!

    Dave Kremers (Silver, 3.5 66+).  Bob Truckenmiller (Bronze, 66+)

    Sandy Peecook (Silver, 4.0 50+)

    Terry Booth (Gold, 4.5, 50+)

    Special Thanks to Pro JT Schultz, who played LEFT HANDED as a sub!

  • 13 Jan 2021 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PPA announces plan to hold a Round Robin style MEMBER ONLY Tournament in Jamaica Nov 26th-Dec 3 of 2022.  Sandals South Coast, a 5 star ALL INCLUSIVE resort will host the event, which will be accompanied by clinics, PPA special events, and award ceremony.  Come join us for some Fun in the Sun and be pampered while you play pickleball in the mornings.  PPA has negotiated room credits as part of our Member Only package.  The event is limited to 30 rooms, and expected to sell out quickly.

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