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About The Bloomington Pickleball Club

The Bloomington Pickleball Club was established with a mission to promote recreational and competitive play while creating a positive and inclusive experience for all. From humble beginnings, our club has flourished through collaboration and partnership, particularly with the City of Bloomington's Parks and Recreation Department. Together, we have worked tirelessly to enhance public courts, organize events, and introduce pickleball to new enthusiasts across the community. As we look to the future, our commitment to growing pickleball in Bloomington remains steadfast. We envision a city where pickleball is not just a sport but a way of life, where players of all skill levels come together to compete, socialize, and forge lasting connections.

The Bloomington Pickleball Club is proud to recognize the remarkable contributions of its members with the presentation of well-deserved awards for the year 2023. These individuals exemplify the spirit and values of the Bloomington Pickleball Club. Their efforts enhance our community and set an inspiring standard for all members. We extend our deepest gratitude and congratulations to each awardee. We are delighted to honor:

2023 Volunteer of the Year


Steven Jackson was the Volunteer of the Year for his unwavering dedication to volunteering for club activities, events, or administration.

2023 Leadership Award


Timber Tucker was awarded the Leadership Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities, be it in organizing events, mentoring players, or representing the club at external events.

2023 Outstanding Attendance


Paul Ertel, whose exceptional dedication is celebrated with the Outstanding Attendance Award, having attended the highest number of club events and meetings throughout the year.

2023 Community Spirit Award


Patrick Counts receives the Community Spirit Award, recognizing his significant contribution to fostering a sense of community and camaraderie within the club, through organizing social events or helping new members.

Mission Statement

To promote the growth of Pickleball in the Bloomington, Indiana area by developing and enhancing recreational and competitive play at our public courts. We aim to provide a positive and accessible experience to our entire community!

Meet The 2024 Team - Our Board of Directors

Chair of the Board - Dave Martin
Vice Chair of the Board - Ellery Likens
Treasurer - Kyle Parker
Recorder of the Board - Open Board Position

Board Member (At-Large) - Cheryl Smith (Strategic Planning Committee)
Board Member (At-Large) - Gary Milhoan
Board Member (At-Large) - Kadien Abate
Board Member (At-Large) - Sam Hutner
Board Member (At-Large) - Steven Jackson (Senior Adviser)
Board Member (At-Large) - Thad Kelley
Board Member (At-Large) - Patrick Counts
Board Member (At-Large) - Chip Helm
Board Member (At-Large) - Jerry Sutherlin

Bylaws Committee: Jerry Sutherlin (Chair), Cheryl Smith, Dave Martin, Ellery Likens, Gary Milhoan, Patrick Counts, & Steve Jackson.

Competition & Training Committee: Allison Meyer, Dave Martin, Kim Scifres, Patrick Counts, Steve Jackson, Thad Kelley

Executive Committee: Chip Helm, Dave Martin, Ellery Likens, & Kyle Parker

Marketing Committee: Cheryl Smith, Dave Martin, John Talbott, & Kelly King

Member Engagement Committee: Dave Martin

Partnership & Outreach Committee: Gary Milhoan (Chair), Daniel Sessions, Dave Martin, Cheryl Smith, Chip Helm, Jodee Smith

Bloomington Pickleball Club
PO Box 291
Ellettsville, IN 47429-9998

bloomingtonpickleballclub@gmail.com

We promote the growth of Pickleball in the Bloomington, Indiana area by developing and enhancing recreational and competitive play at our public courts. We aim to provide a positive and accessible experience to our entire community!

Bloomington Pickleball Club is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization.

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