What’s it really going to be like at Pickle Jam?

One of the most often asked questions I get when talking with people about the jamboree is, “What’s it really going to be like?”

After I tell people it’s incredibly fun, almost too much fun to be legal, I start breaking down what a typical day will be like.

The event will start at 8:00 a.m., but not all players will get there by then. Some will go out to breakfast with friends, some sleep in. The die-hards will get there before 8:00 to start playing as soon as possible.

Tables will be marked by either specific skill levels or …

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Big Daddy’s BBQ!

We are pleased to announce that Big Daddy’s BBQ will be catering our dinner on Friday night!

Dinner will be served on-site from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Here’s the menu:

Pulled Pork
Sliced Turkey
BBQ Beans
Green Salad
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Rolls Sweet + Spice BBQ Sauce


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Mike Cramer to Perform

We are pleased to announce that Treasure Valley native and pickleball player Mike Cramer will perform during our Friday night BBQ dinner.

Mike is a heck of a pickleball player and a great musician who writes, arranges and performs his own music.

Don’t Let Go by Mike Cramer

Mike grew up in the small towns of the Treasure Valley.  At the height of the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the navy, and it was during those four years of long days and nights floating the Pacific Ocean that Mike taught himself how to play guitar.

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14 States…

We now have 67 players from 14 states registered.

We have limited the number of players to 125 so that players will have lots of playing time on the 12 courts at our venue.

Courts will be assigned within skill level groupings depending on the number of players within each group.

Currently we have 12 players in skill levels up to 3.0; 24 players at 3.5; 18 players at 4.0; 9 at 4.5, and 4 at or above 5.0.

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Things to Do – L – Learn

You can learn all sorts of interesting things in the Idaho State Museum

The Idaho State Museum is a fun, interactive experience where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore and learn the story of Idaho.

Furthermore, the Museum looks at how Idaho’s unique landscapes have shaped, and continue to shape, our experience.

The Museum shows the profound relationship between Idaho’s people and its land have always defined what it means to live here.

The newly renovated Idaho State Museum provides more space for exhibitions, artifacts, in addition to educational programming that help Idahoans and visitors understand our …

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Things to Do – C – Coast

Looking for something fun to do while taking a pickleball break during Pickle Jam?

Just take a 24 mile drive up the mountain to Bogus Basin Recreation Area, and you’ll have plenty to do including riding…

The Glade Runner Mountain Coaster

Bogus Basin is home to the only mountain coaster in the state of Idaho. Experience 4,330 feet of high speed, twisting and turning, screaming and cheering through the woods! Just east of the Simplot Lodge, guests (driver and passenger) are seated in a mountain coaster cart, pulled to the top of the track, then released at the top …

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Half Full from 13 States

Just a quick update on registrations for Pickle Jam!

We are now over half full after just six weeks of registration with 66 registered players from 13 states!

Total participation is capped at 125 players, including volunteer workers, so that players have minimal wait time between games on the 12 courts we will be using.

We so appreciate everyone spreading the word about this fun, fun, fun event. Thank you!  

Pickle Jam will be all the fun of a tournament but none of the stress. 

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Registrations continue…

to come in for Pickle Jam!

After just one month of registrations we are 44% full with 55 players registered from twelve different states.

We’re are working hard to be at full capacity of 125 players well before the event start date of May 3.

We also now have a Facebook page and event.

Please feel free to spread the word about this fun-filled event with all your pickleball buddies!

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Here’s what Pickle Jam…

will look and sound like at the Eagle Tennis Club venue.

This video was taken at The Heart of the Treasure Valley tournament held February 16-17.

NOTE: There were 175 participants at the tourney, and each had friends and family watching. There won’t be many spectators at Pickle Jam, just picklers. 🙂…

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