May 8, 2023
For more information contact the event host.
Don Haskins four holiday tournaments DEADLINE May 9
All open gym pickleball is cancelled for the summer due to kid camps.
Super Expansion at Valle Bajo!
Valle Bajo (Alameda, east of Ascarate) used to offer 1 court at 10:00, then added a second court at 11:30 ... really tough to do much with one court.
BUT ... They NOW have us scheduled for THREE courts on Fridays from 9:00 to 2:00! Thank you Sergio (Director)! Lynda Robbins is suggesting an "East and West" play day.
Richard Salcido, Director of Galatzan has very generously given us another day - YAY! We may use the auxiliary gym and 1/2 of the main gym on Tuesdays from 9:00 - 10:45. Tai Chi
comes in at 11:00, and basketball has the other half of main.
TheTai Chi class pays to use the main gym at 11:00, and due to the meditative nature of their exercises we cannot play in the aux gym during their time. Especially because this is a paying group, please be respectful and exit the gym, and give staff time to clear the nets for their 11:00 start. If we do not cooperate, we will find gyms less willing to work with us.
Come to the cookout Galatzan is hosting for us Friday, June 2! Sign up, bring a side dish - signing up gives them an idea of how many to prepare for - there is a tournament in Albuquerque that weekend, so a head count would be helpful.
Private Pickleball Venue Coming to the Westside
Story in El Paso Inc. says that a private 10 court pickleball and entertainment venue is planned for the Montecillo area. No dates were given.
Welcome Pavo Real!
Our former Galatzan Director Jessica Jones is now at Pavo Real, 9301 Alameda (near Loop 375 East), and the recreation center has newly painted pickleball lines! Their grand opening was May 4, and we are waiting for pickleball hours to be determined. When they are I will post them on the Where to Play tab on our website or you can call the gym to find out at 915-212-0474. We are anticipating Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 - 2:00.
Use it or Lose it, As They Say
I have learned from our website service that if a member does not open three consecutive newsletters, they are marked "Inactive" and will not be sent any more. Getting you off the inactive list is tricky - the best way is to find an old newsletter and click on the Read More button.
If you do NOT want to receive the newsletter - HEY! No problem - I get it with the flood of stuff. Just let me know - text me, email the club, tell me at the gym whatever and I will take you off the mail list. No worries.
How windy is it at Ascarate?
Check out our connection to their weather station on our Where to Play tab, top right corner. Look at row 5 in the table.
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