End of our first season . . .

Baby it’s cold outside. Cold doesn’t mean you have to quit playing pickleball. If you have the addiction, as most of us do, you’ll just need to move indoors. Options are available. These include the Yakima Tennis Club, YMCA at Chesterley, Yakima Athletic Club, West Valley Nazarene Church or you put your woollies on play outside as the Franklin Parks courts will stay open.

Speaking of indoor play, we are conducting a survey of all Yakima area pickleball players and potential players. We want to develop some market research to provide anyone interesting is adding or expanding indoor play opportunities. Watch for the survey coming soon.

We are planning to have a pickleball social at the Yakima Tennis Club on December 13. Watch for information coming soon.

We had a great first year for the Yakima Pickleball Club. We have 119 members and even with start-up costs and purchases we have saved $2,400. Remember, we are a non-profit club and nobody gets paid. We will will use some of the carryover for 2020 operations but will have a nice amount to save for court maintenance. We hope to repaint every 3-4 years (or sooner) and have an agreement with the city to pay 1/2 of the costs. Our MemberPlanet app will automatically send you renewal notices on your anniversary date. Please continue to support OUR club by renewing and inviting more people to play.

Want to get a new paddle or some balls for stocking stuffers? Check out the selection at The Sporthaus and remember to tell them your a member of the Yakima Pickleball Club for a 5% discount. You can also get a 5% discount for Pickleball Central by using the code “CRYakima” at checkout. And Selkirk.com has some great deals right now.

We hope to see you out on the courts somewhere soon. Happy Thanksgiving from your board members: Bob, Kelle, Sheon, Joe and Phill

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