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Demolition continues!  Bye bye to the old, cracked, weed filled asphalt in the back. These pictures are very exciting to me, so keep them coming if you are there and see progress.    [8/15/22] [8/15/22]

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Today is National Pickleball Day! We hope you get some good games in as a way of celebrating. The BEST way to celebrate, though, is to see the progress already being made at Baldwin Park. Demolition never looked so good.  [Back courts][Fencing][Fe...

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What a wonderful- and HOT- night at Baldwin Park. Neighbors, music lovers, and pickleball players united for a great time. It was amazing to see so many EPPA members enjoying competitive games and/or the music of the drum circle and Mambo (great j...

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The date on the flyer from the city was WRONG! Mambo will in fact be playing at Baldwin Park tomorrow, Sunday August 7th. All other info appears to be correct- drum circle at 4, Mambo at 6pm. 

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Baldwin Park has been a hot topic this week, so let's celebrate the park and the plans for pickleball expansion there! Perfect time to come out and support Mambo (featuring our very own Julio, with a guest appearance by Andre) as they perform tomo...

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Let's keep the fun rolling! On Tuesday, August 16th a group is planning to go to Civic Center Park in Mentor, Ohio (8523 Munson Road) to visit their courts and listen to live music afterwards.  Every Tuesday they have a band and food trucks. The g...

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So, what could be better than playing pickleball on Saturday morning with friends?? Dinkin' and Donuts!! EPPA would like to spoil our members by offering free donuts, iced coffee and juice at 4 outdoor locations this Saturday morning from 9:30am -...

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This week offers MANY opportunities to be involved with the EPPA.  Here's a little glance at the week ahead: Tuesday, August 2: Neighborhood Night Out at the Greene Township Municipal building 9333 Tate Road. 6-8 pm.  Come check out the new court...

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I hope you have been able to get out and play a game or 2 on the gorgeous new courts at Whitford Park in Harborcreek.  If not, it's worth the trip! We are so fortunate to have such nice courts installed and look forward to more such courts becomin...

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Just a reminder regarding our summer open play schedule at the Eastside YMCA.  Gym 1 has been reserved for pickleball play Monday - Friday from 11:00-1:00.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday are dedicated to recreational/competitive play while Tuesday ...

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There are a few spots open for the Kahkwa Pickleball Tournament this Saturday and Sunday.  You do not need to be a member to play.  The following brackets have open spots: • 3.0 - 3.5 Men's Doubles Saturday- noon • 3.0 - 3.5 Mixed Doubles Saturday...

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Please save the date and pass the word to all of your pickleball loving friends- EPPA members and non-members, too!  Wednesday, August 3rd at 9 am: EPPA has been invited to the Erie City Council Meeting to talk about our organization and the NEED ...

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If you missed the most recent article in the Erie Times News about the Erie Pickleball Player's Association, don't worry!  Here is the digital version: https://www.goerie.com/story/sports/2022/07/07/erie-pickleball-players-association-2022/653664...

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Wow! The weather, the crowd, the venue , the players were all PERFECT today. We can’t thank Andy at Lakeshore Country Club enough for letting us host a beautiful outdoor tournament there. Our EPPA members are the best- so many people jumped in to ...

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Thank you to all of the players and fans who came out to support our first shootout at the beautiful Lakeshore Country Club. A wonderful time was had by all. We aren’t don’t yet! Tomorrow’s schedule has a slight change.  • Mens 4.0 + will begin at...

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This is a cool article about pickleball advancements in our own area. Super easy read, but us pickleballers will be most interested by the second section!  https://behrend.psu.edu/news-events/behrend-magazine/summer-2022/fasenmyer-design-conferen...

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Only 2 days left to register. C’mon gang , let’s fill up all the categories and make this a great summer tournament!!! Great Pickleball at a Great Place with Great People. See y’all there.

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Yesterday, Whitford Park was Featured on Erie News Now.  If you didn't catch it on the news, here you go: https://www.erienewsnow.com/clip/15327296/new-pickleball-courts-dedicated-in-harborcreek Thanks to everyone involved with making these courts...

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The weather forecast is fantastic for this holiday weekend!  Hope you get to spend some time on the courts.  While you are there, if you do not have a partner for the July "Dink and Drive" tournament- try to recruit one.  It never hurts to ask a f...

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This week has been busy with member feedback and comments and we LOVE the input.  If you are ever concerned or curious about anything happening in the EPPA, please reach out and we will do our best to help! That being said, here are some updates a...

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You've had time to practice and to find your partner- now the time is here to REGISTER for the July Dink and Drive Tournament!  You can sign up NOW by going to our SHOOTOUTS PAGE. There are some newly added features to your EPPA Profile.  This is...

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It's heartwarming to see our pickleball community supporting each other, lending a helping hand, and growing the sport.  Here are some of the GREAT things happening: • The beginners clinics at Baldwin Park (Wednesdays at 11 am) and at North East H...

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The July "Dink and Drive" Shootout @ Lakeshore Country Club registration will open soon!  We will update you when you can sign up.  In the meantime: • save the date (July 9th MIXED, July 10th Mens and Womens Doubles) • find your partner • practice...

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Our Taco Tuesday pickleball event was a great success!  Everything was perfect- the food, the company, the weather, and of course the pickleball games.  THANK YOU to our amazing members and especially to the events committee for all of your hard w...

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Plan to attend, our first ever, Taco Tuesday & Pickleball!  Tomorrow, June 14th, 5:00pm at Baldwin Park, $5 per person.  So much fun! So many tacos! So much pickleball! Hope to see you there! Bring your paddle and lawn chair.

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We are excited to host an outdoor summer tournament at the beautiful Lakeshore Country Club!  We are trying a new format and new divisions as well.  Check out the flyer below for all of the information.  Registration is not yet open, but save the ...

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EVENT RESCHEDULED...due to a food truck complication and a concerning weather forecast, we have decided to postpone this event until Tuesday, June 14th. But have no fear! Food truck, or no food truck, our Mexican Pickleball Night will prevail!! Pl...

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The EPPA hosted our very first Novice Shootout at the Eastside YMCA on Saturday, June 4.  Over the past few months, the EPPA has provided beginners instruction and open play and many of the shootout participants took part in that learning opportun...

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We wrapped up our highest attended EPPA tournament yesterday; and what a weekend it was!  Lots of time and planning went into organizing this event.  Special thanks to Westwood Racquet Club for hosting us all weekend and to the tournament committe...

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Hi Pickleballers! If you're looking for some entertainment this weekend, stop by Westwood Racquet Club (2660 Zuck Road) to cheer on our May Madness Shooutout participants.  Women play tonight at 6 pm.  Men start tomorrow at 9 am and Mixed Doubles...

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The EPPA is offering our first ever novice shootout! What's a novice, you ask?  For this event, it is players playing at a 3.0 and below.  If you aren't sure what that means, this tool (courtesy of The Pickleball Guru) is helpful. [Adapted from T...

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THIS SHOOT OUT WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST SIDE FAMILY YMCA AT 2101 NAGLE ROAD, ERIE, PA 16510. FORMAT WILL BE ROUND ROBIN - ROTATING PARTNERS - COST WILL BE $15.00 PER PERSON - PAYABLE AT SHOOT OUT SIGN IN. WE WILL BE USING AN ONYX PURE PICKLEBALLS,...

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The EPPA "May Madness" Round Robin shootout registration is ready for players!  Please remember, you DO NOT need a partner for these events.  Every player will play with everyone else to accumulate points.  Know someone who wants to play and that ...

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Hello Eastside YMCA pickleball friends! Just a few important upcoming schedule details: Friday, May 6th the Eastside Y will not be available for pickleball open play, as senior assessments will be taking place in the gym. Beginning June 13th, th...

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Wishing the best of luck to EPPA's own Oto Hlincik as he competes tomorrow in Naples, FL at the Minto US Open Pickleball Championship!  Oto spends hours both on and off the court progressing the game of pickleball in Erie, PA. He has been the mast...

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Hello Pickleball Friends! I thought I'd let you know that our EPPA Vice President, Tom Wisinski, endured back surgery this past week and it went very well!  Needless to say, you won't be seeing him on the court anytime soon! What was amiss was cor...

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If you haven't visited our neighbors to the east at the Lakeside YMCA, here is your chance!  A fun time is guaranteed with many friendly players and great competition.  This tourney is approaching quickly, so sign up ASAP.  • Format will be round ...

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Save the date!  May 20 and 21 at Westwood Racquet Club will be our next tournament.  You can view all information under the shootout tab (left side of your screen).  Registration is NOT open yet, but will be soon. You will get a notification when ...

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Hello Eastside Y Players!  If you have been attending the Saturday morning open play, you know that it has been VERY crowded and we only have 2 courts on the 3rd gym available to us. So, we have decided to offer 2 sessions that morning, to accommo...

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THANK YOU to the many EPPA members that came to our first ever members meeting!  We felt the excitement in the room and appreciated all of your comments, concerns, and feedback.  You were heard and we are excited to keep the momentum going as we e...

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For those of you who are attending our meeting tonite, our TEAM will be available to assist you with your online membership renewal. Just bring your cell phone and we’ll walk you through it. Look forward to seeing everyone tonite.

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The weather is getting warmer and members are heading outdoors to play.  We will provide construction updates as they are available.  The fencing project at Baldwin is finished!  No more chasing balls into the grass and across the basketball court...

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It was an active weekend at the Edinboro YMCA.  About 40 avid pickleballers participated in the EPPA March Shootout and the competition was FIERCE!  THANK YOU to all of the EPPA Board Members and helpers who organized and executed a successful tou...

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Eastside YMCA , 2101 Nagle Road, Harborcreek Monday: 11:00am – 1:00pm Tuesday: 11:00am – 1:00pm & 6:00 – 8:00pm (this evening slot is a NEWLY ADDED time!!) Beginner training 11:00am – 1:00pm in 2nd gym (instruction available) Wednesday:  11:00am ...

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