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Golden Peak Pickleball Center Grand Opening, June 3

  • 1 June 2017
Golden Peak Pickleball Center Grand Opening, June 3

Join the Town of Vail and Vail Recreation District to celebrate the grand opening of the new Golden Peak Pickleball Center. From June 2 to 4, players and spectators can immerse themselves in the game of pickleball with a ribbon cutting ceremony, an exhibition game and pickleball clinics for all abilities. The pickleball center is located at 461 Vail Valley Drive. Free parking is available at the Vail Village parking structure with quick access to the center via the free town bus or on foot.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, June 3
A ribbon cutting ceremony will officially open the Golden Peak Pickleball Center at 10:30 a.m.  Saturday, June 3. The Golden Peak Pickleball Center was built last fall by the Town of Vail where tennis courts were once located. Town of Vail Mayor Dave Chapin will officially dedicate this new town facility, with representatives from the Vail Recreation District on hand to talk about VRD summer programming at the center. Pickleball, a paddle sport that is rapidly gaining popularity, combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. With the creation of six courts at Golden Peak Pickleball Center, this fun and energizing sport now has a scenic home at the base of Vail Mountain for pickleball enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Pickleball Exhibition, June 3
Continuing the festivities on Saturday, a pickleball exhibition will take place at 11 a.m. featuring Laura Fenton Kovanda and Scott Moore, two nationally recognized pros who will showcase pickleball game play at its highest level. To name just a few of her many accolades, Laura Fenton Kovanda is a 2016 U.S. Open two-time Gold Medalist and Women's Pro Doubles Finalist, 2017 Grand Canyon State Games Silver Medalist and 2016 Tournament of Champions Bronze Medalist. This star athlete is also a world champion racquetball player. Scott Moore also has many titles under his belt; he is a three-time U.S. Open Champion, 12-time National Pickleball Champion and six-time Tournament of Champions title holder. He was named 2015 Co-Pickleball Player of the year along with his son and pickleball doubles partner Daniel.

Pickleball Clinics, June 2-4
From Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, Kovanda and Moore will host a series of clinics designed for all levels of play. Two lucky participants will win pickleball paddles courtesy of Paddletek! The clinic schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 2
11 a.m. to noon - Rating Clinic
1 to 3 p.m. - Beginner/Intermediate Clinic
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced Clinic

Saturday, June 3
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - 4.0+ Clinic
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced Clinic

Sunday, June 4
Noon to 2 p.m. - Beginner/Intermediate Clinic
3 to 5 p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced Clinic

The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is owned by the Town of Vail and programmed by the Vail Recreation District. Beginning June 1, a regular summer outdoor schedule will include daily drop-in times, clinics for adults and kids, tournaments and more. For more information, visit vailrec.com or contact Pickleball Director Jerry Stevens at 970-471-3757 or pickleball@vailrec.com

 

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