About Us

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WHO ARE WE? The ABQ Pickleball Club has over 290 members who have signed memberships for the 2015/2016 years, and a dynamic proposed yearly agenda which is located below. We play at public courts for which there is no charge. Our club has no dues, and because of generous donations, we do not anticipate needing to ask for dues in the near future.

WHAT WE DO? The ABQ Pickleball Club provides balls, nets, coordinates with the city and county on operating indoor and outdoor venues, partners with NM Games in providing tournaments (including the current USAPA sanctioned September tournament), partners with the city on providing other pickleball tournaments, conducts open houses, sponsors mini-tournaments, provides discounts on paddles and equipment, and our members provide pickleball training for adults and schools. We fully support the construction of the Manzano Mesa Permanent Pickleball Courts.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN? Although there is no charge, becoming a member entitles you to vote on club issues and keeps you informed of openings and closings of facilities as well as providing you with the latest news on upcoming tournaments and activities.

HOW DO I JOIN THE CLUB? Download and fill out the membership form.

HOW DO I DONATE TO THE CLUB? We are a member of the NM Senior Sports Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit; as such donations are deductible. Contact any officer to make a donation or download this donation form and send it in with your check.

ABQ Pickleball Club is a group of (mostly) seniors playing pickleball at various locations around Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Our goals are to be welcoming to all levels of players, promote and publicize pickleball, encourage the development of new facilities, retain and expand the use of current facilities, provide the necessary equipment, encourage new players to learn and participate (via open houses, learning nets, etc.), increase club activities (leagues, fun tournaments, etc.), and run tournaments. The Club is operated as an affiliate of the New Mexico Senior Sports Foundation, a Non-Profit (501 (c)3) corporation. Where revenues exceed expenses, the net gain shall be used to foster continued Club growth and activity.

Our mailing address is:
ABQ Pickleball Club
PO Box 20846
Albuquerque, NM 87154

Email: abqpickleball@gmail.com

Make comments on anything that interests you on our blog at abqpickleballforum


Please click here to review and/or print the new ByLaws of the ABQ Pickleball Club, approved by the Managing Council on July 28, 2015.

We continue to be a “bottom-up” organization, meaning the 16 venues we have coordinated with the help of the city are headed up by the venue coordinators elected from the venue pickleballers. All pickleball players (unless they opt out) are considered to be members of the club with the venue coordinators serving as the Managing Council. The Managing Council elects an Executive Team which can be removed by the council at any time. The interim Executive Team consists of: President – Bob Ashmore, Vice President – Gopal Rao, Secretary – Dale Reynolds, Treasurer – Gretchen Denman, Community Outreach – Gary Rutherford.

Albuquerque Pickleball Venue Coordinators – ABQ Pickleball Club Managing Council: 3/10/2015
Venue Last Name First Name email
Cesar Chavez Rutherford Gary ruthergary@ad.com
Hoover Montoya Joyce healthyjoyce@gmail.com
LBJ Sedillo Leslie kittyface225@yahoo.com
Los Altos
Los Duranes Maestas Pearl pmaestas777@gmail.com
Los Duranes Scofield Mia mia.scofield@yahoo.com
Los Duranes Naranjo Marlene marlene.naranjo49@gmail.com
Los Vecinos Reynolds Dale abqpickleball@gmail.com
Los Volcanes Kahn Barry baryoli@hotmail.com
Manzano Mesa Kimbrough John johnrkimbrough@msn.com
McKinley/Roosevelt Chavez Albert achavez1217@qwestoffice.net
Montgomery Park
Paradise Hills Martellaro Linda and Joe martellme@msn.com
Paradise Hills Martinez Marcos mmartinez233@comcast.net
Raymond Sanchez Ashmore Robert bashmore2957@gmail.com
Roosevelt Merhi Nabil nabilmerhi@q.com
Sandia Prep Madrid Ruth ruthgodlywoman@gmail.com
Sandia Pres Church (Private) Wilkins Nancy npwilkins@comcast.net
Training Padilla Ray and Renee rpadilla5032720@comcast.net


Click this link to view the official USA Pickleball Association website. Here you will find loads of useful information, including official pickleball rules, places to play around the country, training materials, player rankings, and much more.

To see information about pickleball in the Southwest, click Southwest Region Pickleball.

If you want to make comments about our site or any of the posts on the home page, just enter a reply at the bottom of any page or click a “Leave a comment” link after any post the home page and let us know what you are thinking.
2015 Club Minutes

To view the recap of the April 21 2015 Venue Coordinators Meeting, click here.

To view the minutes of the February 23, 2015 Board Meeting, click here.


One Response to About Us

  1. Rick Sanders says:

    New to Albuquerque, trying to connect with local club.

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