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  • 22 Sep 2021 9:23 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    September 22 was the last day of Summer Outdoor Organized play. It culminated in the Orthopedic Open - the second time BAPA has held this event. In order to play, participants had at least one surgically replaced joint. Thanks to Kevin & Karen Johnson, who not only organized the Othorpedic Open and played in it; they also made the medals - which looked like walking canes.

    Taking home the Gold medal are Mike Weber & Steve Robbins
    Karen Johnson & Mark Prokop earned the Silver medal.
    And, with a come-from-behind win, Kathlyn Drapac & Pat Tracy received the Bronze.

    A huge THANK-YOU goes out to all of our Summer Organizers: Doreen Burnham, Lisa Griffin, Brian Tracy, Debbie Redmond, Mike Turner & Ryan Zimmerman.

    At this point, with COVID cases peaking and hospitals in 'crisis standard of care,' there's no word yet on what the indoor season will look like and what BAPA will be organizing.  Stay tuned.

  • 15 Sep 2021 4:35 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Our fiscal year runs from October 1st through September 30th. Annual dues are only $15 per person and due by October 1st.

    Invoices have been emailed.  If you haven't seen it - check your spam or junk folder.

    Your membership helps pickleball grow in the Treasure Valley. When you join you will receive invitations to member-only events and get the latest pickleball news and communications from the organization. Other benefits of membership include access to our members-only pickleball forums, and a listing in and access to our membership directory (hosted on this website).

    Dues are $15 regardless of your payment date - so be sure to renew now to keep your membership active.

  • 10 Sep 2021 9:10 PM | Brian (Administrator)

    Thanks to a hard working crew the new indoor courts at Treasure Valley Athletic Center have lines and are ready for play. Watch for more news about pickleball at the Boise areas newest indoor facility.

  • 8 Sep 2021 1:49 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    A heartfelt thank you goes out to:

    • Fred Slonaker, who served four years on the BAPA Executive Board as Treasurer.
    • Scott Michaelson, who served as BAPA President 2019-2020 and got us through the COVID shutdown.  He leaves after serving three years on the Board.
    • David Grube, who served this past year as BAPA President (and to his wife Patty!).  Dave will remain on the Board, serving as immediate-past-President.

    The Annual Meeting of the Boise Area Pickleball Association was held September 7, 2021.  Chris Mounier was elected President-elect.  Kathy Getto was elected Treasurer.  They join existing Board members: Brian Tracy, President; Katie Lamm, Secretary; and David Grube, immediate-past-President.

  • 8 Aug 2021 11:31 AM | Getto (Administrator)


    Mental health has been in the headlines in the sports world lately, including the world of tennis with Naomi Osaka’s absence from two of the majors (if you haven’t heard, you can hear from Osaka herself in her article published in Time).

    Mental health and the mental side of pickleball has also been a recent topic of conversation, as Lea Jansen has been the first pro pickleball player to really be outspoken about it in connection with her series of consecutive women’s singles wins at the APP Cincinnati Open (in fact, she won the triple crown), PPA Orange County Cup, and USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships.

    Read the full article...

  • 3 Aug 2021 9:34 AM | Getto (Administrator)

    Boise Parks and Recreation has approved a new rotation system at Hobble Creek Park. It is effective immediately and signs are posted on the courts. 

    The rotation will be used when all courts in the complex are full and players are waiting to play.

    It consists of three paddle lines -- one for each set of four courts.

    Waiting players choose which set of courts they want to play on and use the paddle holders for those courts to get in line to play.

    Players can play either singles or doubles pickleball.

  • 24 Jul 2021 1:41 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the Middlekauff Magic Valley Mustang Rally - a SSIPA circuit tournament. 

    The tournament will be held at Frontier Park in Twin Falls, ID. 

    Events include: 

    Men's Doubles Age/Skill (Age groupings: every 5 years over 50)

    Mixed Skill Doubles Age/Skill (Age groupings: every 5 years over 50)

    Women's Skill Doubles Age/Skill (Age groupings: every 5 years over 50)

    To register, go to

    For more information, email GB Sneed at

  • 21 Jul 2021 12:19 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    Submitted by Lawana Johnson (View the original article with images.

    The first Pacific Northwest Regional held last month at Settlers’ Park and the new Hobble Creek Pickleball Complex, was the last of the USAPA’s Regional Tournaments which were qualifying tournaments for the 2021 USAPA Nationals to be held at the end of the year. Several of our top players won Gold Medals at our outstanding regional where 934 players from 32 states & provinces played in tough matches. They competed especially hard here because winning a Gold Medal also won them a coveted “Golden Ticket” to register early and lock down a spot to play in the important 2021 USAPA Nationals.

    Tom Bowman Joey Brandes Lisa Brummond
    Doreen Burnham Daphne Chen Sheri Cole
    Julie Cramer Jessica Fung Tim Gleason
    Lisa Griffin Dave Grube Randy Howell
    Dick Johnson Brent Kerbs Jan Lake
    Katie Lamm Bee Le Chin Le
    Patti Lousen Diane Magnuson Kenneth Ortega
    Becca Roberts Shelly Schwers Kartika Singpraseuth
    Daryl Spivey Rob Townsend Jean Verdini
    Gail Walker Mark Walters Kirk White

    Nationals will again be held at the famous and world class Indian Wells Tennis Gardens in California and is anticipated to be the largest pickleball tournament in the world. For tournament players, winning a “Golden Ticket” is especially critical for this year’s Nationals because the turnout is expected to be so HUGE that some players likely will not get in. In fact, our winners are already utilizing their “Golden Tickets” to register, whereas players who did not win the coveted ticket have to wait till August 1 to try to, hopefully, finally get a spot in a lottery-style registration which will be enormous.

    *There may be some other Golden Ticket winners from our area we were not aware of for this article. Please let us know about them so they can be recognized.

  • 13 Jul 2021 6:55 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    Alice Tym recently wrote an article about the Pacific Northwest Regional Pickleball Tournament that took place at Hobble Creek and Settlers Park in June. 

    The article appeared in the Pickleball Magazine where Tym is a regular contributor. 

    Idaho's capitol city, Boise, was the host of the Pacific Northwest Regional Pickleball championships and what a welcome it gave to the over 900 players from 30 states and provinces including New York and Ontario. 


    Local players from Idaho, Carson Spencer, Margo Hunter, and Dick Johnson, as well as many others worked for eight years to get pickleball courts built at Hobble Creek. 

    Read the entire article.  

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