Help Us....Help Our Community: Pickleball Court Renovation
Help us renovate our Pickleball courts by making a pledge.
We have received permission from the Parks and Recreation Activities Commission and the City to renovate our existing courts at Centennial Park here in Paso Robles. Currently, our courts are temporary (we bring our own nets, equipment, etc.), and we play on a seldom used outdoor roller hockey rink. The playing surface and many distracting basketball and roller hockey lines make play a little more difficult. We have played (and enjoyed ourselves) this way for 18 months, but it is time for renovation. Our Paso Robles Pickleball Club will have to raise the funds for this endeavor.
If you are interested in helping us, please contact me (Paso Robles Pickleball Ambassador Jack Hodges) at: firstname.lastname@example.org (See Information Letter and Sponsor Form below). If you have trouble viewing the letter or the form, email me and I will send to you. Any pledge amount will be welcome, and is tax deductible. These courts will be available for play to all ages. Our goal has been to get people out of the house playing a very fun and great exercise game. Everyone will benefit. We plan to conduct more clinics, sponsor tournaments, and have competition play with other Pickleball groups from cities on the Central Coast.
The Friday, January 24 Demonstration Clinic at Colony Park Gymnasium in Atascadero drew 39 interested players. Paso Robles USAPA Ambassador Jack Hodges and Club player Kathi Stanley welcomed the interested visitors to an hour and a half presentation of the game. This is the third free clinic for the City of Atascadero. The Parks and Recreation Dept. plans to start organized Pickleball in March.
Morro Bay Presentation
On Thursday evening, January 16, USAPA Ambassador Jack Hodges (Paso Robles Pickleball Club) teamed with local Morro Bay resident Dr. Kathy Thomas to introduce Pickleball to the Parks and Recreation Commission of Morro Bay. A week later, Morro Bay announced that a Pickleball venue has been found and plans are in the works to paint lines and purchase equipment. The program, run through the Recreation Dept., should be ready to go by late Spring.
Inspiration To "Move" Presentation
Local Pickleball Ambassador Jack Hodges will be a guest speaker (one of four) at an upcoming event presented in San Luis Obispo by Wholehearted Fitness, an organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals. The presentation will be conducted at New Frontiers Meeting Room. Date and Time: Tuesday, January 14. 2:30 P.M.
FREE Pickleball Demonstration Clinic
Join us on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Pismo Beach Athletic Club. Members of the Paso Robles Pickleball Club will conduct a FREE Clinic. Time: 11:30 - 1:00. All ages welcome. Loaner equipment will be available. Rained out. Rescheduled for Saturday, February 1, 11:30 a.m.
FREE Demonstration Clinic
Join us on Saturday, August 10, 2013, as members of the Paso Robles Pickleball Club will give a FREE Demonstration Clinic at Centennial Park in Paso Robles. Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. All are welcome. We will have loaner equipment available. No experience necessary. Be ready to have a good time.
FREE Demonstration Clinic
On Saturday, May 18, members of the Paso Robles Pickleball Club will give a FREE clinic at Kennedy Club Fitness in Paso Robles. Time: 10-11:45 a.m. in the gym. Bring friends and family. Kennedy Club non-members welcome. Loaner equipment available.
Free Pickleball Demonstration Clinic
On Saturday, May 4th, members of the Paso Robles Pickleball Club will put on a Free Demonstration Clinic at Centennial Park starting at 10:00 AM. Paddles and balls will be provided. Money back guarantee: You will learn the game in 15 minutes and you will be laughing and playing in 20. Come ready to learn and play. Any questions, contact USAPA Ambassador Jack Hodges 949 547-2251 or email: email@example.com
Lewis Middle School Demonstration Clinic
On Monday, March 18, a morning Pickleball Demonstration was held for approximately 100 Lewis Middle School Eighth graders. The students, under the guidance of Lewis P.E. instructor Brad Macomber, came over to see our Paso Pickleball Club play. After a brief demonstration, students were chosen/volunteered to play with the club members. We had a great time!!!!
Demonstration Clinic at Heritage Ranch-Lake Nacimiento
The Demonstration Clinic at Heritage Ranch on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 was a big success. 24 people attended and had a chance to listen to a brief overview of the game followed by hands-on participation/play. Heritage Ranch will have two courts available for play in the very near future. See pictures in section above.
New USAPA Members
A special thank you to Kathi Stanley, Sue-Lin Bracken, and Tony Domingos, local Paso players who recently joined our USAPA National Organization (usapa.org). Their support is greatly appreciated.
New Pickleball Permanent Lines
On Thursday, January 31, 2013 we completed the painting of five Pickleball courts with new permanent lines. Fourteen volunteers stayed after playing in the morning to remove old painter's tape lines, clean the courts, and paint new lines. We have other projects coming up as we make this the finest facility on the Central Coast.
Pickleball Demonstration Clinic
There will be a Pickleball Demonstration Clinic at the Paso Robles Sports Club at 2975 Union Rd., Paso Robles, Ca 93446. Time: 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Free to all. Loaner paddles and balls will be available.
New players are encouraged to try out this great game. $3.00 drop-in fee for two hours of play. New session starts January 2. See calendar for schedule.