This past weekend during the NM Games a raffle was held as a fund raiser for the ABQ Pickleball Club.
A sincere “Thank You” goes out to all those that purchased a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new USAPA net. (Tickets were limited to 30)
Congratulations goes to the winner – Deborah Dailey.
The Club cleared $150.00!
If you didn’t get enough play in the tournament – here’s a quick reminder.
Cesar Chavez will be open this week. Monday 9/22 is the first day for 3.5 and up, and we will have to tape the floors (should not take long). There will be a drawing for partners for the day and records will be kept. You will have a different partner each day you can come. Time is 9:30-11:30, if you can help taping please get there at 9:10-ish.
Wednesday will be for 3.0 and below with the same method applied (no taping then). Time is 9:30-11:30
Friday will be open play. time is 9:30-11:30
If you are unsure which level, ask around, or try the 3.0 level first and then switch if you feel comfortable.
Welcome to NM Games 2014. We may have some weather to contend with, so any updates will be posted here at abqpickleball.com.
All matches will be played at Los Altos Park as described on the entry material and flyer (north on Eubank at I40 exit, and an immediate left (west) into the park). Bring chairs and any food you may need for lunches, etc. Fruit, water, and some treats will be provided. There are fast food places within walking and driving distance but no food trucks will be available. Bathrooms are porta-potties located near the court. On the weekend at approximately 9 am there will be facilities available at the swimming pool across from the courts.
Currently, we anticipate the following:
•All singles to begin at 1 PM Friday, please check in by 12:30. If the weather remains unworkable for that day singles will be moved to follow doubles on Saturday.
•All doubles categories, except Mens 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5, will begin at 8 AM on Saturday, check-in at 7:30.
•Mens doubles 3.5-4.5 should check in Saturday by 10 am.
•On Sunday, all categories except Mixed 4.0-5.0 will check in at 7:30 AM. Mixed doubles 4.0 and up should check in by 10 am.
It would be appreciated if those who can help referee, even though their check in times may be 10 am, can get there by 8 am to referee some of the earlier matches. There will be raffles with prizes for those that referee.
FYI! Michael’s at Wyoming & Montgomery has Gildan T-Shirts crew neck on sale for $1.99. 10 or so different colors. Good for Pickball. Thanks to Anthony for this information!
We have been working with Parks and Recreation, who have helped our sport by expanding our areas to play outside by lining several other tennis courts at Albuquerque parks for pickleball. Line coloring is designed not to conflict with tennis usage. Bring your own nets and balls. When you use these courts, please make sure someone sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can keep track of the number of pickleball participants at each of the locations. The Parks are Hoffman (2 courts, northeast of Wyoming and Menaul), Montgomery (4 courts, northeast of San Mateo and Comanche), Barelas (2 courts, 8th st, south of lead), Rinconada Point (2 courts, Ouray just east of Unser), and Eagle Ranch (2 courts on Congress, north of Eagle ranch, west of Irving).