~Ribbon Cutting Event for the new outdoor courts in Windsor, Colorado

Tuesday, November 1, 2016-Ribbon Cutting Event-1:00pm at Main Park, Windsor, Colorado

(email from Eric Lucas below)

Ok, its official! 

We will cut the ribbon on our new outdoor courts at 1pm on November 1st at Main Park. 

Please help spread the work and make plans to attend.


Eric Lucas, MS, CPRP

Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture

Town of Windsor

301 Walnut Street, Windsor, C.O. 80550


Photo from Charlotte:



~Chilson Center-PB Schedule (email from Larry dated 10/28/2016)

(Email from Larry)


SENIOR DROP IN PLAY – Chilson Center

November 1, 2016 thru January 1, 2017

I have been working with Gina to plan a schedule for playing times during the upcoming holiday season. 

Please take note of the dates listed below when the Chilson Center will not be available for pickleball:

Please make note of the “no play dates” for the next couple of month

  • Friday, November 4th– No evening play due to Ski Swap Sale at the Chilson Center.


  • Thursday, November 24th– Thanksgiving Day


  • Monday, December 19th– TSD Winter Break


  • Thursday, December 22nd– TSD Winter Break


  • Sunday, December 25th– Christmas Day


  • Monday, December 26th– TSD Winter Break


  • Thursday, December 29th – TSD Winter Break


  • Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day


  • Monday, January 2nd – TSD Winter Break


  • Thursday, January 5th – TSD Winter Break


We will continue to play on: 

  • All Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 6:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
  • All Friday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (unless listed above)
  • All Sundays from 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.(unless listed above)


Regular schedule of play to resume on Monday, January 9, 2017

~UPDATE: PB Play for Thursday 10/20 and Saturday 10/22/2016

oOo Osborn Park: SE 4th Street, Loveland, CO

oOo Chilson Recreation Center: 700 East 4th Street, Loveland, CO

(email from David)

~Thursday, October 20, 2016 – No scheduled play at Osborn – too chilly

~Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Chilson Recreation Center – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

~Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Osborn Park

^Challenge Matches start at 8:00am

^Regular play starts around 9 to 9:30am

~Playing Pickleball Indoors

Playing inside…

I have had a great week of Pickleball, and the week isn’t over yet! With the morning and evening temperatures getting cooler it is nice to find places to play indoors. So here are a few places to play Pickleball in northern Colorado – inside.

Venturing out from my hometown of Loveland this week, I played Pickleball on Monday in Greeley, and Tuesday and Thursday in Fort Collins.

I have played in Greeley several times over the last several weeks and I can’t say enough wonderful things about the facility (six courts) and the friendly groups of players there. They are fun, warm, welcoming and experienced players. It is wonderful to have so many courts available for play and the opportunity to meet and play with great people.

My first visit to play in the Fort Collins Senior Center was Tuesday. The groups I played with there were extremely friendly, welcoming and experienced. They have three courts setup during scheduled play, and when the gym isn’t being used players are allowed to setup Pickleball nets. Take a few minutes and visit the web site for Pickleball at the Fort Collins Senior Center: Senior Center. Scroll down the page to view the schedule. Again, I met and enjoyed playing some challenging games with several groups of friendly people there this week!

I haven’t visited the newly remodeled facility in Windsor, but a visit is on my list of things to do. Here is their October open gym schedule: Windsor Pickleball

Next up, is to play at the Chilson Recreation Center in Loveland, on the newly finished remodeled gym floor. Too bad they don’t have more than two courts available with additional play times.

I look forward to continuing my pursuit of experiencing Pickleball in and around Northern Colorado.

I also truly enjoy playing with all my friends in Loveland!

It is amazing that Northern Colorado has so many places to play Pickleball, and so many wonderful people to play with. The numbers continue to grow!

What a fun sport! Indeed!



~UPDATE: Save the Date-Ribbon Cutting and Play at the New Outdoor Windsor Courts

(Email from Eric) updated information:


I have tried to contact George this week and have gotten no response (Not happy about that).  I stopped today at the work site and one of his crew said he is in Sd and will return to town Thursday afternoon.  The guy on site thinks they will be done next Wednesday so We need to postpone the ribbon cutting.  My apologies for postponing but I don’t want to have the Town Board show and it not be complete.  Therefore, until I hear from George a finish date I am going to hold off announcing anything publicly.

I will be in touch.


Eric Lucas, MS, CPRP

Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture

Town of Windsor

(Email from Charlotte)

Good afternoon all pickleball players:

  1. The date of October 24that 5:30 has been set as the ribbon cutting of our 6 new pickleball courts.

  2. Please save the date and be ready to show the town board they made a good decision in building the courts.

  3. It probably will be close to dark at that time, so you can come earlier and be playing prior to the ribbon cutting.

  4. Eric, will be bringing meatballs and pickles.

  5. The reason for the Monday date and time  is that is the time of the Windsor town meeting , lets fill all six courts. 

I will be sending out another email with requests and data for indoor pickleball, please read all of the email.

Charlotte and Brian

~News-Chilson Extended Play Session

(Email from Larry)

I have received the following information from Gina BeBell at the Loveland Senior Center regarding an upcoming change in the schedule for the Wednesday morning extended play for pickleball.

Beginning Wednesday, October 19th and continuing through Wednesday, November 19th the extended play session will only run for a 2-hour session from 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  After that, the normal schedule of 9 am – 1 pm will be back in place.

On these dates they are requesting that all games end promptly at 11:00 a.m so that the Chilson Rec Center F.A.’s can prepare the gym for the Senior Volleyball that is scheduled for play at this time.  Please remember that when pickleball was given the extended Wednesday time slot we were advised that some times adjustments of this nature may be necessary.

If you know of other players that participate in the extended play time please pass this information on to them.

Larry McGee

Volunteer Coordinator/Liaison for Senior Pickleball

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