Wednesday Night Doubles League
Starting May 17, VRD Pickleball will have a Wednesday Night Doubles League at Golden Peak with Competitive, Recreational and Ladies Divisions. Competitive and Recreational teams can be comprised of 2 ladies, 2 men or mixed. Matches will be played between 5 and 7 pm. If you would like to participate, but don’t yet have a partner, let us know and we will help you find one. Contact Jonny or Jerry if you have an interest in this league and which division you would like to play. The deadline to sign up for this league is Friday, May 12. You can select the link above to download a registration form. Please give us your completed registration forms as soon as possible. This incredible, big time league will be tremendous and terrific, believe me. It’s going to be huge! Some big league prizes will be provided by our sponsors, Paddletek and Grouse Mtn Grill, to winners and all players are eligible for raffle prizes. This league will make pickleball great again.

The Next Round Robin Shootout is May 6-7 

The next Round Robin Shootout is scheduled outdoors at the new Golden Peak Courts on May 6-7. If you are interested in playing, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can set up the schedule. Remember that our Shootouts are set up so that you will play with every other player in your division as a partner. Refreshments and prizes will be provided.

Drop In Pickleball at Red Sandstone Elementary School and Golden Peak

The weather looks good for outdoor play this week starting Wednesday through the week-end, so we will most likely have drop in play at the new Golden Peak Courts from 10 am to 2 pm during the week and 9 am to 12 noon (Shootout in the afternoon) on the week-end. Stay tuned. The next evening Vail drop in pickleball session is Thursday May 4, at Red Sandstone Elementary School. The Beg/Int group will play from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the Int/Adv group will play from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. 

Note that the skill level groups are playing at different times at RSES on Tuesday night than on Thursday night. Please let us know which session you would like to attend each week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

RSES is unavailable on Tuesday May 2 and on Thursday May 11 for a school function, so there will be no evening indoor pickleball at Red Sandstone Elementary School those two nights. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, and most of you will be able to play outdoors at the new Golden Peak Courts on those days.

 Upcoming Events

May 6/7 – Round Robin Shootout at Golden Peak
May 6/7 – Western Slope Regional Pickleball Tournament – Grand Junction
May 17- June 29 – Wednesday Night Doubles League begins at Golden Peak
May 20/21 – Vail Round Robin Shoot Out and Mixer at Golden Peak
June 2-4 – Kovanda/Moore Exhibition and Clinics at Golden Peak
July 8-24 – Clinics at Golden Peak with Coach Matty Klein and Mel Shen
July 22-23 – Grand Junction Western Colorado Senior Games
August 4-6 – Vail Western Slope Regional Tournament at Golden Peak
September 29-Oct 1- Vail Bootcamp with “The Pickleball Guru “Prem Carnot
Here is the current pickleball schedule for Vail
Remember we now have 2 sessions each day we are at RSES.

Monday-Friday – 10-2 pm weather permitting at Golden Peak Courts
Tuesday at Red Sandstone Elementary School (3 courts indoors) –Intermediate-Advanced play from 6-8 pm Beginner-Intermediatedrop-in play from 8–10 pm (No sessions May 2 due to school function)

Thursday at Red Sandstone Elementary School (3 courts indoors) –Beginner-Intermediate drop-in play from 6–8 pm Intermediate-Advanced play from 8-10 pm (No sessions May 11 due to school function)

Saturday at Red Sandstone Elementary School  – (3 courts indoors)Beginner-Intermediate drop in play from 9am -11am Intermediate-Advanced drop-in play 11am-1pm. Held outside at Golden Peak Pickleball Center weather permitting.

Sunday at Red Sandstone Elementary School  (3 courts indoors) –Beg/Int Levels  drop in play from 10:30 am -12:30 pm. Int/Adv Levels drop in play from 12:30-2:30 pm.  Held outside at Golden Peak Pickleball Center weather permitting. May 7 drop in play will be 9 am to 12 due to afternoon Shootout.

Sunday at Red Sandstone Elementary School (3 courts) – VC50 Clinic and Round Robin Play – 2:30-4:30 pm. Held outside at Golden Peak Pickleball Center weather permitting. No VC50 Clinic May 7 because of afternoon Shootout.

See you on the courts.

Jerry Stevens
USAPA Ambassador
(O) 970-476-0186
(C) 970-471-3757

Jonny Stevens
(C) 970-471-4566



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