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Guest & New Members are always welcome. 
Just check the schedule and see where we are playing.  Guest are $2 a day. 
Membership is $20 for the year, from June to June. 
Contact Leanne Smith for questions and to join the club @ 575-937-6239 leannesmith60@gmail.com or Patrick Quist     575-520-8914  plquist@bajabb.com


We need some used paddles to have on hand when we have new players come by to try out the game.  If you have one & would like to donate it just drop it by the courts any day.  These will be kept in the storage container on the White Mountain courts.  Thanks for your help. 

Pickleball Central Discount Code

CLUB DISCOUNT  We are now signed up for Pickleball Central's ClubRewards program.  Use the discount code of  CRRuidoso  for purchases at PickleballCentral.com. They have a great selection of paddles, balls and all thing pickleball. The code is not case sensitive. The code is active now. The code, CRRuidoso, stands for Club Rewards Ruidoso and will provide whoever uses the code 5% off everything they purchase from the website.  Another 5% of their purchase price goes into a "kitty" for the club. Over the year 2013, 5% of every purchase that uses our code will go into the club's "kitty". 

2014 New Mexico Senior Games Team

Ruidoso PB Club - 2014 NM Senior Olympics


2013 White Mountain Pickleball Tournament
September 7th & 8th


2013 NM Senior Olympics Group Picture
(18 of the 37 that entered) 
 
For 2013 medal results go to navigation bar on left & for more photos go to Photo Gallery


Medals in Albuquerque Tournament Sept 2012

Six Ruidoso pickleball players went to Albuquerque in September to represent Team Ruidoso at a tournament.  Each one came home with 1 or 2 medals.  
Winners were in the 3.0 division: 
  • 1st place in Women's Doubles - Carol Hoffman & Della Hermes 
  • 1st place in Men's Doubles - Joe Citarella & Paul Kunkle
  • 2nd place in Mixed  - Della Hermes & Ted Hoffman
  • 3rd place in Mixed - Carol Hoffman & Paul Kunkle
Winners in the 3.5 division
  • 1st place in Men's Doubles - Mackey Ervin & Ted Hoffman


                                                      Congratulations to all on a job well done!!!


                               
        Ruidoso Greeters came for a ribbon cutting on the newly painted White Mountain pickleball courts  8/30/12
 

City workers painted four courts with red strips & four courts with blue strips.  They look great!  
We played on them Friday(7/13/12) for the first time.  On the east side of the pickleball courts is a large medal box that belongs to Ruidoso Pickleball. It holds the portable nets & balls.  A key lock is on the box and any paid member is welcome to have a key.  Just email or call Leanne Smith leannesmith60@gmail.com or 575-937-0019.
Pickleball is alive in Ruidoso!!!!
Grand Opening of the White Mountain Courts
Andy Carter was instrumental in negotiating with the city & the local tennis group to get these eight courts painted for Pickleball.  Thank you, Andy  

Pickleball started in Ruidoso...


Gary Beatty started Pickleball in Ruidoso in 2009. His wife Gay was the bookkeeper.  They handled all of duties of running the Ruidoso Pickleball Club from teaching, court maintenance, cleanup, welcoming committee & providing pickleball supplies. When Gary first tried sharing his passion for the game in Ruidoso in 2009, he had 8-10 people who shared his enthusiasm for the game. In 2010, the family of pickleballers grew to 66 paid members. In 2011 the number of paid members grew to 78.  With many more trying the sport or traveling to Ruidoso on vacation to play Pickleball.

Gary also inspired four players to become USAPA Ambassadors in their hometowns. Kai Brown in Lincoln County, NM, Vicky Noakes in the Greater Oklahoma City Area, Marshal Pura in Los Angeles, & Bill McGaughey in Horseshoe Bay/Marble Falls, TX. They are all helping to promote the spread of Pickleball.  
In 2012 Gary decided to move on and share his enthusiasm with others in a new location. We appreciate him introducing this new sport to us & providing us with a new addiction.  We welcome the two of them back anytime.  




Some of the original members in 2009 at right: Christa Lovett, Gay Beatty,Vicky Noakes, Ora Marie Templeton, Deanna Lattari, Nancy Knox, & Maurice Lattari




Gary tried to bring pickleball to Ruidoso for several years with not much success. In 2009 thanks to Ora Marie Templeton, she suggested playing on the private Dupont court that is located at the corner of Cree Meadows & Hull road. Ora Marie had access to court due to her friendship with Margaret DuPont.

DuPont was a world-class tennis player with many titles in singles, mixed doubles and women's doubles in all the majors at the French and U.S. Opens and Wimbledon. Her husband wouldn't let her go to the Australian, because he said it was too far away. She played from the late 1930s until the early '60s.

Dupont moved to Ruidoso in the mid-1960s and built the first tennis court in town. She died at age 94 in El Paso. 




USAPA Lincoln-Chaves Counties Ambassador







Andy Carter is the USAPA Lincoln/Chaves Counties Ambassador @ 575-937-3991 or andy505@me.com