Calendar Updates

We’re approaching the end of our Fall-Spring pickleball schedule, and here are some updates on indoor venues:
 
Eisenhower is open tonight 5/11 at 530 and open 5/18 at 530.  It closes until the fall season after that.
 
No Pickleball on May 13 and May 25, 2014. Pneumonia shot day and Memorial Day at Los Volcanes Senior Center.
 
No pickleball at Los Vecinos (Tijeras) on May 25. Los Vecinos closes on June 5 for the summer, and Roosevelt will begin day sessions on June 8 through July 23, Monday through Friday 9-12.
 
McKinley will be open through the summer on Fridays from 6-8.
 
Sandia Prep is available year round on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm.  We have 3 nets . In exchange for the use of their gym we volunteer during basketball and volleyball season to work their concessions and sale of tickets for the games.
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Congratulations to Joe and Linda

From: BernCo Neighborhood Coordination

Paradise Hills Community Celebrates Annual Day in Paradise this Sunday
Outstanding Citizens to be Honored

Bernalillo County – The annual Day in Paradise community celebration will be held Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Paradise Hills Park, 5901 Paradise Blvd. NW, where participants can enjoy games, music and great food, plus a climbing wall, and free laser tag for kids eight years and older, all at this free, family-friendly community event.

Beginning at 1 p.m., five Day in Paradise 2015 Outstanding Citizens will be honored for their community involvement.

“Each of the outstanding citizens were nominated by fellow citizens who saw the great work they were doing and wanted the honorees to be recognized for giving back to the community,” says Bernalillo County Commissioner Lonnie Talbert.

Congratulations go out to this year’s outstanding citizens:

· Joe and Linda Martellaro who are being honored for their volunteer work as coordinators of the pickleball program at Paradise Hills Community Center

· James and Jerome Ortega have given cash and food donations for various programs and celebration banquets

· Jennifer Weaver is a mother of three who has volunteered countless hours both in and outside the classrooms at Ventana Ranch Elementary School

After the outstanding citizens’ ceremony, entertainment from community groups and bands, including the band Street Scene, will continue until 5 p.m.

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A Day in Paradise

Paradise Hills Community Center is hosting “A Day in Paradise” at the Paradise Hills park, adjacent to the community center, on Sunday, April 26th, from 1 – 5 p.m. There will be lots of entertainment along with free jumpers, a climbing wall, and laser tag. There will also be food vendors and information booths and this is where we come in. A Pickleball table will be set up with information regarding “What is Pickleball” for those who are not familiar with the fasting growing sport

If anyone would like to join me in representing our Pickleball community, I would love the help.

Linda Martellaro

​​martellme@msn.com​
Paradise Hills CC Venue Coordinator

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New Indoor Venue

​Barelas Community Center will open for pickleball starting tomorrow, 4/17. This facility will be open on Wednesday and Fridays from 9am-11am. Sorry for the late notice, but we just got approvals. Barelas will be open through May 29th this year, and, with good attendance, may start again next september. Special thanks to Paul Nunez who spearheaded the effort into arranging for the facility and equipment. Barelas Community Center is located at 801 Barelas Rd. SW 87102 Atlantic Ave. & 8th St

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Update – ABQ Pickleball Cllub

This is an update on the health status of the Albuquerque Pickleball Club: It will continue as an entity even though the past board announced to the community on April 1, 2015, that they were dissolving the Board as of April 15, 2015.

The ABQ Pickleball Club interim organizational structure, formed to deal with the dissolution announcement, was described in a previous email on April 8, 2015.

​That previous email​ ​informed the community that the venue coordinators will serve as an advisory board and report to players at their venues. The advisory board will have authority over an administrative committee which oversees cross venue and other initiatives, and several working committees.

The Club has requested that ABQ Pickleball Club retain its current membership with the 501C 3 NM Senior Sports Foundation, and its nonprofit status.

A committee has been formed to rewrite the bylaws to reflect changes being made for the club. An activities committee has begun to identify and plan for community activities such as leagues for this summer, mini-tournaments, ladders, and play between venues and other pickleball clubs. Other committees will focus on creating tournaments, and finding and promoting new venues for both indoor and outdoor play.

We are an all-volunteer community and invite all who wish to lend a hand in making the ABQ Pickleball Club a club where all level of players are welcome. For those who wish to help in these endeavors, working with the committees or otherwise, please contact your venue coordinator, abqpickleball.com, or Bob Ashmore at ​bashmore2957@gmail.com

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NM Games

​Don’t forget to reserve the third weekend in September (18-20) for pickleball in the NM Games. This will be at Los Altos Park. The weekend was moved so it would not conflict with a big softball tournament, and a western slope tournament in Colorado. It is two weeks after the Pikes Peak tournament as well.

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