ABQ Pickleball Club periodically sends out email communications to keep our pickleball community informed of upcoming events and other pertinent information. Check here to see what emails have gone out!
Greetings, all ABQ Pickleball Club members, family and friends of pickleball,
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Albuquerque Parks and Recreation has created preliminary drawings for an expansion of the Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts from 18 to 36, including security and the supporting infrastructure for an estimated cost of $2.6 million. We are in full support of this potential project and are contacting the NM state legislators to request their support and funding in a project during their upcoming session which begins next week and ends in 30 days.
You can help by:
1. We are providing an informal script as a guideline for calling/emailing your legislators and senators in support of the project.
2. In addition, there is a Pre-legislative Town Hall with Representative Abbas Akhil at the Manzano Mesa Multi-generational Center (501 Elizabeth SE) from 6 PM to 730 PM tonight, Friday, January 17. He is the legislator for geographic area that includes the pickleball courts. If you can attend that would be great.
OUR GOAL is getting some funding for the Manzano Mesa Pickleball court expansion and to educate our legislators about pickleball.
Method for finding and contacting Legislators and Senators:
Call and/or email your House of Representative and State Senator.
Find them by going to https://nmlegis.gov/Members/Find_My_Legislator and input your address (on computer is easier than mobile device).
Although you may not speak directly to the legislator, that is ok. Calling is mightier than the pen!!
Pass this email/info to all your friends and family to have them call/email as well. They may not be a pickleball player, but they support your passion and enthusiasm for the sport. They could say how it has benefited you.
My name is _______________ and I am a resident in your district. I am a pickleball player and want you to support expanding the Manzano Mesa Pickleball Complex in the next legislative session. The city of Albuquerque and our state can benefit even more by expanding the facility from 18 courts to 36 with bathrooms, security and support infrastructure. The total estimated cost is about $2.6 million. The increased size of the facility will allow for larger tournaments which will lead to tourism dollars and a return on the investment as well as grow the sport.
The 10-year growth of pickleball in Albuquerque was from 45 players to 1000+ today. The Manzano Mesa Pickleball Complex is home to players from Santa Fe to Belen, Edgewood to Gallup and beyond.
“Add your personal experience here”
Thank you for your time and we appreciate your support.
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• There will be a tournament at Cesar Chavez on Tuesday, January 14th from 530PM-8PM. This is for those rated 3.5, or who play at the 3.5 level(note: there will be tournaments for other levels coming up). Medals will be given for first, second and third. The play will be on 4 nets. Round 1: You will play with each person at your net. Round 2. Top person at each net will go to the top net, second to the second net, etc., and everyone will play with each person at their net. If you are interested, sign up at signup genius as soon as you are able.
• Upcoming tournaments are listed under the Upcoming Tournaments at abqpickleball.com. This includes Club and Albuquerque tournaments, as well as NM and southern Colorado. (Note: There is a tournament in Las Cruces in early February).
Pickleballtournaments.com lists many other tournaments around the country.