Youth Pickleball Clinic

Join us for our 2nd Annual Youth pickleball clinic. Free pickleball clinic for ages 10 to 15 years at the Prescott Pickleball Courts at Pioneer Park.

A fun-filled week starting Monday, June 10, from 9 am to 12 noon and ending with a doubles tournament on Saturday, June 15! For more info, call Jerry and Claudene at (928) 713-7283.

Four More construction to start April 29

The City plans to start the earthwork today, Monday, April 29.  Parking will probably not be impacted until Wednesday or Thursday. When it is impacted, the City will have the area blocked off with cones and barricades.  When the area is blocked off, please park elsewhere, out of the way.  The City will do their best to limit the closing. There will be a period of time (not firmed up yet) when they will need to close the access road/driveway as they will be hauling in and out material and the trucks will need all the space they can get. It’s probably a couple weeks out.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Pickle on!
Jeffrey Bray, PPA President

President’s Update 4/1/2019

Greetings Picklers!

Isn’t the weather great for getting outside and playing a little pickleball?  I know I am enjoying playing.

Here’s an update on what’s going on with PPA:

Our next Flash Mob Tournament for members is scheduled for 4/13/19, 1 – 3 pm at the Pioneer Park courts.  The February 23 Flash Mob Tournament was postponed to 3/16/19, due to the heavy snow in February. The March 16th tournament was designed for 3.0 and 3.5 players.  This time, the April 13th (Saturday) Flash Mob Tournament will be for 4.0 and 4.5 players. So come prepared to defend your out-of-town tournament titles against other talented PPA members!  No charge for PPA members!

Next, as mentioned in Roger Wolfe’s recent communication, the PPA Board of Directors (BOD) is going through a few changes.  Due to Roger Wolfe’s resignation, the BOD has appointed me, Jeff Bray, as President. Therefore, that leaves a vacancy in the VP role.  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 a board members (Jeff Bray, Tracey Thompson, Doug Seefeld, Rick Bothell, Rick Hormann, Terry Booth) if you are interested in filling the VP role until the next election (October 2020).

Be sure to thank Ace (Jedediah) Montalban  for volunteering to be our club Webmaster and Facebook Manager.  However, since this is a daunting responsibility, he could use an assistant.  Please contact Ace or myself of your availability.

Don’t forget, we also need volunteers for our Prescott Granite Mountain Games tournament in September.  The planning meetings for the tournament is the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1pm at Third Shot Coffee (3106 Gateway Blvd., Suite 400).  Please respond to volunteer coordinator, Joan Griffith, at jbgriff53@aol.com. Next meeting is April 10, noon.

Please be friendly, welcoming, and accommodating to visitors and newcomers to the courts. Your hospitality makes a huge impact on first impressions for those new to the courts.  Give our newcomers and visitors a little help.

Last, but not least, don’t forget about the pickleball fashion show on May 18 at 11am at Third Shot Coffee, 3106 Gateway Blvd., Suite 400.  Contact Helen Maland for more information.

Please keep Roger Wolfe’s family in your prayers.

PICKLE ON!

Round Robins


Round Robins (RRs) are HERE, and starting March 4. Invitations are being sent and RSVPs are being accepted. The first 16 “IN” RSVPs will play.

Round Robins are for PPA MEMBERS ONLY interested in serious competitive play and tournament preparation. You are expected to have a skill rating from USAPA or you have set up an account with PickleballTournaments.com to register your skill level. (Note: We do NOT recognize club skill levels at this time, but it’s coming.) 

Please use the procedure below to sign up for RRs by Skill Level.

1.  Find the email contact for your Skill Level on the Members-Only Round Robin page. This is your RR CAPTAIN.

2.  Send an email to your Captain requesting to be included in RR invitations. The Captain will confirm you are a PAID member before adding you to the invitation list.

3.  Captains will be using Whoozin?.com to set up invitation emails asking you to RSVP for a RR play date.  Please do NOT RSVP with “IN” if you are unsure you can make the date.  Space is limited to the first 16 entries, and if you sign up and don’t show up……..you negatively impact everyone.  So, if you sign up………..SHOW UP!

Intermediate Clinic

PPA is offering an Intermediate Clinic on March 14 at 2PM, which is repeated through the summer. The clinic is FREE to PPA members ($10 to non-members), and is a strenuous, intensive and detailed 2-hour clinic covering skills, drills and strategy (managing the court). 

You MUST have experience equivalent to a USAPA 3.0/3.5 skill level to attend. The clinic will be held at Prescott Pickleball Courts at Pioneer Park.  Sign up is required. Look for the sign-up sheet at the courts or sign up using Online Intermediate Sign-Up.

Referee Training 2019

This is HUGE! Doug Seefeld is starting a certified referee training program, and we will NEED refs for our upcoming tournaments. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to ref a match and learn TONS about the game that you never knew. 

Doug will begin his training during the month of March, on Tuesdays from 9am to 11am. If you’re interested, please write Doug at seefelddoug@gmail.com. This is a fantastic opportunity to become more involved in the game.

Free Novice Pickleball Lesson

Prescott Pickleball Association is providing a Novice Pickleball Lesson for the player who has played some but wants to learn more after completing at least one session of a beginner lesson. FREE to PPA members and to the public.

When you successfully complete this Novice Lesson, you will start hitting forehands more consistently, show improvement in control, demonstrate more frequent use of the backhand stroke, and know how to hit an overhead stroke (the SLAM). You also will become aware of the “soft game,” as well as the proper service technique and importance of serving it DEEP, returning it DEEP and approaching the NVZ.

Novice Lesson will be at the public outdoor Prescott Pickleball Courts at Pioneer Park starting at 3:00PM on the 2nd and 4th Fridays starting in March. See PPA Novice Sign-Up Sheet to sign up. 

2019 Beginning Pickleball Lesson

Prescott Pickleball Association is providing a FREE Beginning Pickleball Lesson for new players at the public outdoor Prescott Pickleball Courts at Pioneer Park. 

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Lesson will go over basic safety and equipment, rules of the game, and some beginner play. There will be paddles and balls available for those without equipment. Sneakers, preferably tennis shoes, required. You may repeat the lesson to improve your comfort and understanding of the game before attending a Novice Lesson. 

Beginning Lesson will be at 3:00PM offered twice a month on Thursdays starting in March. See PPA Beginner Sign-Up Sheet to sign up.