Club News/Notes

2019 Outdoor Courts at the Y  Playing Schedule: Beginning June 1, 2019, the ICPA will begin the summer schedule.  On Monday, Wednesday and Friday: from 7-11:00 am, two courts will be designated for each of the Skill Levels (2.5, 3.0, 3.5 +). On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 7-11:00 am, Open Play. Players new to pickleball will have the courts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 1 pm.  A Win-Loss paddle placement system will be used. The courts at Portage Park and Grussendorf Park will have nets and balls available for anyone wanting to use those alternate courts. The code for the paddlelocks will remain the same for now and members will be notified if/when there are changes.

ICPA members at the 2019 US Open in Naples, Fl!  Congratulations to ICPA members Kevin (Armstrong) and his playing partner for their fourth place finish in MD, 4.0 and Micki (Petersen) and Kevin for taking  the Bronze Medal in 4.0, MXD!! Well done to both!

ICPA Members do well at Gitchi Gummi!! Congrats to Itasca County Pickleball Association members for representing us well at Duluth’s inaugural Gitchi Gummi Pickleball Tournament 10/13/18.  Here are the ICPA winners!  3.0 MD – Phil Strege and Terry Sullivan, the Bronze.  3.5 MD – Ron Storlie and Kevin Armstrong, the Silver.  3.0 WD – Katherine Strege/Robbie Sullivan, Consolation and  Bin Carlson/Sue Kowprowski, the Gold.  3.5 WD – Carol Perrott/Ann Will, a Bronze.  And in 3.0  MXD – Phil/Katherine, the Gold and Robbie and Terry, Consolation.  WELL DONE TO ALL!!

ICPA August, 2018, Social and Pickleball. see more in Club Events.

2018 ICPA “Brats and Beverage” Dinking Tournament – even better than last year. See more in Club Events.

ICPA joins PickleBall Club Rewards Program — There are hundreds of local pickleball clubs popping up across the country and Pickleball Central wants these clubs to grow and multiply, so they’ve created a program called ClubRewards. ICPA members receive 5% off everything they purchase from . When checking out type in our club’s discount code, CRICPA, in the coupon code box, hit the “apply” button and you’ll see 5% of the bill disappear! Every time a member uses our club’s discount code, 5% of the purchase goes into our club’s fund. In February they’ll send our club a gift card for the value of whatever is in the club’s Reward Account from the preceding year. The gift card can be used toward the purchase of anything Pickleball Central sells.

Grand Rapids Herald-Review Article.  The Grand Rapids Herald-Review April 16, 2017 featured an article written by Britta Arendt entitled  “Courts for Community”.  To read more about pickleball,  Outdoor Courts at the Y, or the ICPA organization, click Herald Review Article .