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  • 20 Jun 2021 2:04 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    282 shifts still available ~ please sign up! 

    Plea from Darla Sautter, PNWRC Director of Volunteers:

    Dear Boise Area (and beyond) pickleball players and enthusiasts --

    We are just over the halfway mark in filling up the volunteer slots for the PNWR Championships coming up soon -- but that means we still have about 280 slots to fill.  And this is after paring down and combining some categories.  If you have not signed up yet, please consider doing so.  Please sign up for more than one shift if you can -- we will feed you a light meal for each shift worked. If you are a player, your can find your start time and location under "Schedule" on the main tournament page. If you want to know your end time, e-mail me (they have been estimated and I have a list; the TD says they're pretty accurate). 

    Link for volunteer sign ups -->

    GREATEST NEED - Please look at shifts especially in the Check-In, Generalist, and Operations Assistant categories and specifically look for cases where less than half of the requested number of volunteers for that shift have signed up. You can tell by clicking the two different down arrows in the category/shift area (don't just hit "register," but click the down arrow first).  If it says something like 0/2 or 1/5 or 2/9, those are areas of greater need.  If you see something like 3/4 or 6/9, there are shifts available, but the need is greater elsewhere. 

    There are also other shifts/categories besides those listed above where less than half of the requested number of volunteers for that shift have signed up so you're welcome to look for those, too. 

    This is a huge fundraiser for USA Pickleball's Pacific Northwest Region and funds raised from this tournament will help with promoting and expanding pickleball options in the Boise area and all over the Pacific Northwest. This premier event is going to be a great time and hopefully will return again in future years!  Thank you for signing up to help this endeavor succeed. 

    Please let me know if you have any questions! 

    Director of Volunteers
    2021 PNW Regional Championships
    Presented by Selkirk
    (509) 312-9339 - phone/text

  • 17 Jun 2021 12:26 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    After three grueling days of figuring out what was wrong with navigating to our website, our ultimate GURU, Kathy Getto, has solved the problems and things are working swimmingly.

    We'd love to collect our members' feedback on the Heroes Memorial Tournament - the poll/survey is open until June 22, 2021.  Click the link below to submit your feedback.

    HMT Survey/Poll

  • 16 Jun 2021 1:30 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Pickleball is showing up everywhere!  Check out the latest professionals playing the sport:

    It's in the Chicago Cubs bullpen:

    and the Seattle Seahawks training camp:

  • 11 Jun 2021 3:06 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    Submitted by Sill Lyra

    On Saturday, on the second day of The Heroes Memorial Tournament, I accomplished my crazy project to face the Pros, at the Open Mix Doubles event, with my young partner Bree Zheng. We decided on a goal to make at least 2 points in the first game. That didn’t happen. Well, we had 7 games and we could only make 1 point, out of 77. In fact, we got beat badly as we had expected, but the human lessons and of course, pickleball lessons were amazing.

    You see, these mix teams are the top of the top. They are Pros. Even though they knew that we were not even a half inch of their level, the majority played a game of slaughter. Shots that were more than a missile against my partner and myself, that was totally not necessary, because of the difference in our rankings and skills. In the game that we made our only point, after we commemorated that amazing accomplishment, the male opponent gave us a hard drive so strong that a great player in the opposite court, screamed to him that he should "take it easy" as we are not at their level. Thanks Glenn!

    Nevertheless, two teams were just amazing with us. Making sure they won each point, but with grace, skills, technique and respect. They knew that they are good enough to win with grace.

    Thank you to Harden/Spivey and Love/Love. You guys made our day. You are a great example of the sport. Please keep the good work!

    Indeed, sports brings the inner nature of each person. Of course, it is a competition and the goal is to win and that can be done with respect and fairness with the opponents. 

    It should not be the same kind of mentality of using a bazooka against an opponent with a little revolver. In this situation we just had a sling.

    So...I learned a lot… also did my dear courageous and mentally undefeated partner Bree, as she is only two months into the sport, and now she knows the path of improvement she has to follow on her pickleball path. Thanks Bree …you are an amazing human being...and are ready for anything in life...As for me, I don’t have that competitive instinct that override my humanity. I love the game, but fairness and control at the level of weaponry, it is a must in my nature. I’m a 3.5 and, when and if my skills move from a sling to a revolver, I will move to a 4.0 or higher. However, with 68 years on my shoulders, I know that I will never be a Pro…my best respects to the ones that accomplished that level of play...  Cheers...

  • 9 Jun 2021 10:21 AM | Brian (Administrator)

    Mettles Sports is hosting 3 day pickleball camps for kids, no age limit.

    Dates: July 5th -7th

                July 28th -30th

                August 9th - 11th

                August 23rd - 25th

    12 person limit, $25 per session.

    Sign up on court reserve and pay at the door. Credit cards accepted.

    Wait lists will be available. As we get closer to each event day we may add more sessions.

  • 2 Jun 2021 8:57 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Three fun pickleball events are coming soon to the Treasure Valley. 

    Pacific Northwest Regional Championships

    The only way to guarantee your registration for USA Pickleball National Championships is to play and win in a regional tournament. We are fortunate to have a regional tournament in our backyard this year. The tournament runs June 22 through June 27.

    Register for the tournament at

    Idaho Senior Games Pickleball Tournament

    This age-based tournament is always a fan favorite and runs August 27 through 29. One registration fee gets you into as many pickleball events as you can play: singles, doubles, mixed doubles. 

    Register for the tournament at and

    Pickle-Jam 2021

    During the 30 hours of Pickle-Jam, 250 pickleball fans can play pickleball as much as possible or meet new friends, socialize and watch the fun.  The event will be held October 1 through 3 at the Eagle Tennis Center.

    The event is already sold-out.. but they are maintaining a waitlist.

    To learn more and get on the waitlist, go to

  • 29 Apr 2021 2:32 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Boise Parks & Recreation has published the 4-on-4-off rotation scheme for Hobble Creek park.  There are two lines of paddle racks, one in each of the breezeways between pickleball courts.

    In the breezeway closest to the YMCA, that paddle rack controls courts 9-12 (the four courts closest to the YMCA). In the other breezeway is a paddle rack that controls pickleball courts 3-8.

    There are also separate paddle racks that control the 4-on-4-off rotation for the two championship courts (courts 1&2).  Read the full explanation of how the paddle rack system works by clicking the link below.

    Hobble Creek rotation .pdf

  • 23 Apr 2021 1:46 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    BAPA has worked with Boise Parks & Rec to offer two FREE drill clinics at Hobble Creek Park.  The clinics will be held Friday, May 7, from 6 to 8pm, and Saturday, May 8, from noon to 2pm.

    Space is limited and registration is required.  

    To learn more about these clinics, follow the links below:
    Friday, May 7
    Saturday, May 8

  • 14 Apr 2021 6:42 PM | Getto (Administrator)

    While the goal for everyone playing this game is to improve and be competitive, this often comes as a result of playing with players of equal abilities. Therefore, finding our ability or skill rating is important so we can compete and more importantly have fun...

    While some players go to tournaments and learn through wins and losses that they are closer to this level than that level, there is a quicker way to find out what your skill level is. 

    How? By booking a session with a Certified Rating Specialist. 

    Today we are interviewing a rating specialist who lives in the Treasure Valley.

    Can you tell us your name and a little about yourself? 

    My name is Chris Mounier, and I’m a Certified Rating Specialist through IPTPA. 

    What is IPTPA?  

    International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. They are the world leader in developing teaching standards in the sport of pickleball. 

    Why should I consider getting a certified rating? 

    By obtaining a certified rating through this program, players will achieve an internationally recognized rating for recreational skill level play at clubs and the confidence of knowing which skill level to enter at their first tournament. 

    Players who have gone through an IPTPA rating session have a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses while having a better understanding of the path needed for individual improvement. 

    Is the rating system you use accurate and effective? How does it work? 

    The IPTPA rating system is the only 100% objective skill-based rating system in the world. 

    Players will be tested on dinks, ground strokes, 3rd shop drops, volleys, overhead, offensive lobs, serves and return of serves. 

    They will also participate in “ghost doubles”, where they will play other players at the level they are testing to achieve. 

    I’m interested in learning more. How do I contact you? 

    I am a member of BAPA, live in the Boise area and am also a  Certified Pickleball Trainer by both Pickleball Coaching International and the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. I look forward to meeting and working with you. 

    You can reach me by email at or by phone at 818-825-6678. 

  • 3 Apr 2021 2:07 PM | Lisa (Administrator)

    Registration is now open.  


    • Friday, October 1 -- 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 2 -- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Sunday, October 3 -- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


    Cost per player -- $125


    Scores are kept in individual games, but cumulative scores are not tallied.

    Think of it like a continuous school recess where players rotate out after games are completed, with new players rotating in.

    While you’re at the venue, you will have the opportunity to play game after game after game…

    To learn more about Pickle Jam go to

Boise Area Pickleball Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Meridian, ID 83646

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