Fall Pickleball Classes Offered

Signs of Fall in Arizona?
20180202_111956Not the leaves changing colors, but the onslaught of pickleball players from the north, the emotions of being able to get into tournaments sitting at your computer hoping to get in, and of course practice and classes.
We have some great changes from 2017.. 33 brand new courts in the City of Phoenix, 6 in Chandler, 8 new ones in Surprise, 4 in Tempe…plus new courts being planned for Tempe, Maricopa, Goodyear, on and on…all public.
We also will be offering more clinics and league play.
We also have added new locations to learn and additional instructors to learn from.
The great thing is that all certified instructors in the Valley are all educated from the same philosophy set up by IPTPA.com  (International Pickleball Teaching Professionals)
Following are links to facilities and websites to register.
Classes at the Victorium are on going.
For the City of Phoenix classes are offered through Parks and Recreation and are listed in the link below, registration began Thursday, August 2nd.  Classes are offered at Pecos Park, Paseo Highlands and Paradise Valley.  Most classes are outdoor and limited to the number of students.
Some classes have already filled up, please check availability and check for future dates.  We will be adding more classes later in the year, and as needed.
For those interested in classes at the Victorium, please contact them directly….they also offer league and tournament play.
Additional information will be posted at PecosParkPickleball.com and
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Registration for Classes Starts Soon

The City of Phoenix will open registration for pickleball classes August 6th.

Phoenix Parks and Recreation will offer classes throughout the city with outdoor and indoor classes starting the week of September 11th.

Classes at Pecos Park will be offered indoors in the community center and outdoors at the newly opened pickleball complex.

Classes will be offered for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.  Additionally, clinics for particular skill sets, individual one-on-one classes and a free class for referee training will be included in the offerings.

If you have any questions about classes or have a particular need please contact us.

Referees Needed

We are well into our plans for the Battle of the Paddle IV set for Dec 6-9, 2018.

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We are looking for referees to help us out.  If you are interested in refereeing, our want to learn about refereeing, please let us know.

We will be holding classes in September and October for new refs and those wanted a refresher.  The classes will be conducted by Certified Referees.

If interested please contact us a PecosParkPickleball@gmail.com

 

Battle of the Paddle Update

The Battle of the Paddle IV announced in will dedicate December 9th, the fourth day of the tournament, to the youth.

The day will feature drills, training, instruction, demos to kids and physical educators.20180522_190224

“The goal is to give back to the community through programs designated to help grow the sport through educational initiatives”, said Steve Manolis.  Steve is the Regional Ambassador for Education with the USAPA and has dedicated a large part of the past year to help kids, their teachers and the schools by introducing pickleball programs and curriculum.

“We will be asking for donations in the form of paddles, balls, nets to give to the schools that need it the most and want to be active in teaching the sport”, said Steve.

Battle of the Paddle to add Kids Program

The Battle of the Paddle IV, a non-sanctioned pickleball tournament, will be adding a day for kids on Dec 9th

The tournament schedule includes Women’s and Men’s Doubles on Dec 6 & 7, and Mixed Doubles Dec 8.

December 9th, originally scheduled for a Rain Day will feature a day for kids of all ages, 17 and under and will feature a kids only tournament, skills and drills and demonstrations.

Steve Manolis, Tournament Director for the event, and Regional Ambassador for Education will be working with the Arizona Health and Physical Education organization and other local schools to create the event.

Details will be forthcoming but the event itself is designed to increase awareness of pickleball at the grammar school and high school level.

The growth of pickleball is highly depended on the depth of involvement with the schools and school aged children.

According to Steve, organizers of the event will be seeking donations in the form of new and used pickleball equipment, including balls, paddles and nets.  Monetary donations will also be accepted.

To register for the Battle of the Paddle IV go to PickleballTournaments.com or just come watch