Answers to common questions we get all the time!


Do you have a lost and found?
YES! Boy, do we ever.

There is a lock box at Lincoln Park and Pineridge courts. Please deposit any found items in the lock box.

Large items that don’t fit into the box, like an umbrella, are usually taken home by a WSPC member for safe-keeping and an email goes out to members looking for its owner.

If you lost an item, check the lock box. If you don’t know the lock-box combination, check out the next question in the FAQ or contact us here.

Once a month, unclaimed items are donated to Goodwill.

What's the combination of the lock box at the courts?
At Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts

Squeegees lock: MIST
East lock box: 0123
West lock box: 0123

At Pineridge Pickleball Courts

Squeegees: PLAY
Lock box: 0123
Nets: FIAT (net by the entrance); BAKE (net opposite court)

For more information, contact us here.

(This information was updated as of 7-30-18.)

Are WSPC board meetings open for general membership to attend?
YES!  Check this site for the dates of upcoming WSPC board meetings. If you would like to get on the agenda, please send us a message through the contact form on this site or email George Gerson, our club’s communications director.
What is the super-secret promo code to get a discount at PickleballCentral.com?
The website is www.PickleballCentral.com.

Use CRWestern when you check out and receive a 5% discount. An additional 5% is also given to the club.

Aside from Grand Junction, what other surrounding cities have pickleball facilities?

Places listed below offer indoor and outdoor play. Indoor times vary by season. Call those areas for more information. 

FRUITA:   Fruita Community Center

324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, CO 81521 — 970.858.0360

PALISADE:   Palisade Parks and Recreation

Call Palisade Parks and Recreation Dept. for more information — 970.464.5602

DELTA:   Bill Heddles Recreation Center 

530 Gunnison River Dr., Delta, CO 81416 — 970.874.0923

MONTROSE:   Montrose Recreation Center  

16350 Woodgate Road, Montrose, CO 81401 — 970.249.7705

BATTLEMENT MESA/PARACHUTE:   Grand Valley Recreation Center

398 Arroyo Drive, Parachute, CO 81635 — 970.285.9480

Club Membership

How much does it cost to become a member of the Western Slope Pickleball Club?

$35 per year. Our membership year runs from June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.

Where do I send the money if I want to pay by check or cash?

Mail $35 check/cash to:  George Gerson (WSPC Membership Director), 289 Chinle Court, Grand Junction, CO 81507. If you have any questions, call him at 970-241-8561 or email g20520@aol.com

Make the check payable to: Western Slope Pickleball Club or WSPC



Why do you ask for my email address?

This is the primary and most direct method of communicating club information and events. 

We will never spam you or sell your email address to a third party. 



Rules of the Game


First, what is pickleball?

Check out this great 5-minute explainer video below:


Where can I learn about basic rules and get an introduction to pickleball?
Check out this great, short video on the just the basics to get your first game going. Click the link below:


Where can I view a hard copy of the USAPA Pickleball Rule Book?
Very often players will want a clarification on certain rules of pickleball play. At both Lincoln Park and Pine Ridge courts, there is a 2018 USAPA Rule Book in each storage box on site. The 2019 version is out but we don’t have it available yet.
Each rule book has a sticker saying: “Property of WSPC. Please return to storage box.”  So please, don’t take it home with you.
Where can I get a digital copy of the official USAPA Pickleball Rule Book?

The official pickleball rule book is published by the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) and International Federation of Pickleball (IFP). The USAPA and IFP are the governing bodies of American and international pickleball that formulate and interpret all the rules of the sport. The rulebook is a living document. New rules are added all the time and old rules are frequently amended.

Click HERE for a copy of the book.

Skills Training

Is Tao (our local pickleball pro) going to do another intensive clinic or does Tao give private lessons?

YES. Stay tuned for an announcement in Spring 2019.

He will be offering private and semi-private lessons, as well as 3-day weekend bootcamps. Members will get a huge discount versus what nonmembers will have to pay. So it pays to join the club.

What is a good resource for online pickleball lessons, tips and strategies?
Check out these lessons called “100 Pickleball Strategies,” spread out over seven videos. Each video is about 10 to 12 minutes long. They are considered to be the best collection of pickleball tips and tactics all wrapped in a tight video series.

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7



What's a good online resource for gear reviews?
There are tons, but we like www.pickleballportal.com. Matt, who runs the site, writes very thorough and exhaustive gear reviews. Here’s a link to his very detailed review of Paddletek paddles, as an example. He reviews pickleball clothing, accessories, nets, balls, visors, elbow braces … just about anything you use in pickleball.

He also writes about skills, drills and technique. Here’s a link to one such popular article: 77 Quick Ways to Improve your Game
You can spend a lot of time on this site with all the great pickleball-related information.

What ball do you recommend for players? And do you sell them?
Yes, we do. We sell TOP balls, which is the ball used in our local tournaments. The price is $1.65 per ball. Contact George Gerson at G20520@aol.com to purchase. This is a better price than you would get online for this brand of ball. We offer this as a service to our club members.

The Onix outdoor balls, which some of our players prefer to use in cold weather (because they do not crack as often), may be purchased online. By comparison, Onix Pure 2 outdoor balls run about 3 for $10 on Amazon plus shipping if you don’t have Amazon Prime.


How do I choose the right pickleball paddle?
There are so many options and so many choices of paddles. It can be overwhelming. Click HERE to read this handy guide to help make that decision.