Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – November 19, 2019
Hello North Phoenix Pickleball Players:
City of Phoenix Community Centers
********** Gyms Closing for Maintenance **********
Here is the tentative schedule of the CC closings for floor maintenance as per my telephone conversations yesterday.*
Deer Valley CC — First week in January
The gymnasium floor is still undergoing repair and will most likely be out of service until mid-January
Pecos CC — Gym closed 11/25 – 11/29
Sunnyslope CC — Closed the week of December 30th!
Paradise Valley CC — Gym closed 11/25 – 11/29
Washington Activities Center — Gym closed 11/25 – 11/30
*NOTE – The Community Centers do what they can to alert our pickleball community when there will be closures. Kindly understand that “things happen” and schedules may need to be changed!
ALSO…For those who are relatively new to our pickleball community, check with the centers you attend to learn their holiday schedule. Community centers and other indoor facilities often have programs (which use the gymnasiums) for children during the winter holidays. This is a good time to play outside; weather permitting!
Washington Activities Center
********** Open for PB on Saturdays through 12/19 **********
10AM – 1PM
********** Pickleball Coaching **********
The International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) is a certification organization for advanced players who want to coach others in the finer elements of the sport. Some of the coaches do work with our Community Centers and the Phoenix Department of Parks and Recreation to provide group lessons.
Many of the coaches would welcome the opportunity to help those who are serious about improving their pickleball skills. If you want small group or individualized instruction beyond the basics, you might be able to find just the right instructor among those who are members of the IPTPA.
The link* for the Arizona IPTPA Level II Certified Pickleball Teaching Professionals listing is below. If you are interested, you can contact those listed. Use the telephone area codes as a guide for those who may be local to your area.
*The link can be a bit “finicky” so you may have to click more than once.
********** Intro & other Basic Classes at the PHX Community Centers **********
I will be sending in the dates for Winter 2020 Intro to Pickleball Classes that I conduct at Paradise Valley Community Center in December. You can check all the City of PHX offerings at the link below (Look for the Community Center You Would Like to Attend). Additional classes will be added in December:
********** Pickleball Competitions **********
NOTE – I have no affiliation with the following organizations. I am passing this information along as a courtesy to those who may be interested. Your mileage may vary!
If you are interested in the information, I recommend you subscribe to the newsletters for the Victorium and World Team Pickleball.
2020 World Team Pickleball Championships – Surprise, AZ
The following was sent to my attention over the weekend and I am copying it below for those who may interested.