SOUTHERN OREGON

PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION (SOPA)

Welcome to SOPA

SOPA is a lively, fun community that provides indoor and outdoor recreation in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America, bringing people together to share physical exercise, skills, and companionship.

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SOPA Paddle Drop at Medford Summer Classic! Join us May 31-June 2 to donate your paddles. Can't make it? Contact Amie Mills at 209-606-1616 to arrange a drop-off. Thanks to everyone who has already contributed—your donations will greatly benefit our youth and newcomer sessions!

PICKLEBALL PARTY
JUNE 28


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SOPA Kids and Crew Summer Pickleball Sesh

Join us for a chill pickleball session for 5th-12th graders!

Bring friends or family; under-12s need an adult to stay with them.

A SOPA player will be on the court to answer questions and to be helpful as needed.

SOPA will also provide paddles and balls for use during this session.

It's free, low-key fun with a knowledgeable adult on hand.

Perfect for a summer evening!

Go to Playtimescheduler.com to sign up for free!

Upcoming Events Calendar

Event and Session Calendar for
The Dink Tank Pb.

Evaluate your Pickleball Skills Using these PDF sheets

MEDFORD SUMMER CLASSIC PHOTOS ARE GETTING ADDED. SEE THEM HERE >>> PHOTOS

They are going up in stages. More will be added as I can clean and post. Preview below.

Ashaland Pickleball Club Presents:

Sign up on PlayTimeScheduler web application.

REGISTRATION LINKS BELOW FLYER IMAGE

One of the many fun, competitive, and social groups that formed using PlayTimeScheduler (PTS). They had so much fun they had to do a group photo to celebrate their Round Robin play session.

What their session looked like on PTS:


SOPA Led Ladders Starting Soon!

Ladders for various levels of play starting soon!

Ladder play is awesome! You get to play with a variety of people each session, but through the format mechanics, after a couple of rounds each group should be evenly matched, making for more competitive play. Watch here and the FaceBook group for announcements about signing up. Limited numbers per ladder. Learn more about ladders here.


Southern Oregon Pickleball Foundation (SOPF)

Over the past four years pickleball in Southern Oregon has grown in numbers and popularity. We offer jamborees, round robin tournaments as well as a summer classic tournament attracting players from many Western States. We offer a fun experience, easy to learn sport, meet fun loving group of people and play just about year round.

The Southern Oregon Pickleball Foundation (SOPF) is a 501c3 corporation. It's an organizational arm of SOPA that's set up to receive your tax-deductible donations. These charitable contributions will help build and maintain first-class dedicated pickleball courts in Southern Oregon.

SOPA Tournament Raises Money for Fire Victims

September 8th 2021

Pickleball helps raise money for fire victims:

On the 8th September 2020 a devastating fire swept through the East end of the Rogue Valley in Oregon. Driven by winds over 40 mph, it left a 9-mile-long swath of destruction burning over 2,800 structures of which 2,500 were residential homes destroyed in just a few hours, devastating the towns of Talent and Phoenix.

In June 2021, Southern Oregon Pickleball Association held the very first pickleball tournament in Southern Oregon, attracting 304 participants. Roughly one third of the participants came from as far as Baja, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Reno, Nevada, Helena, Montana and St George; Utah. A raffle was organized, with prizes including, lessons by local pros, paddles, wine and catered lunch and pickleball on a private court. In total $1,250 was raised. A check was presented to the local chapter of United Way who is in charge of distributing the funds for the children still displaced and in need from the fire.

Left to right – Doug Godwin (Southern Oregon Pickleball); Norman Eisenberg (USAPA Ambassador and Marketing Director – Southern Oregon Pickleball) presenting the check to Dee Ana Everson (Executive Director – United Way of Jackson County) and Lucy Brossard, (Executive Asst. Phoenix/Talent School District).

LEARN MORE ABOUT PICKLEBALL, TRY THESE OPTIONS

USAP-approved pickleball ambassadors:

Ashland, OR – Norm Eisenberg (USAP Ambassador) 541-631-1456

Medford, OR - DeAnn Winter (USAP Ambassador) 541-941-6281

Grants Pass, OR – David Johnson – (USAP Ambassador) 541-761-7307

​​Yreka, CA – Karen Suiker (USAP Ambassador) 707-845-6913

Other local pickleball clubs:

Grants Pass, OR - roguepickleball.com

Klamath Falls, OR - www.kbpickleball.com


MSC Sponsors

Please show your THANKS by supporting these Medford Summer Classic Pb Tournament sponsors.

 
 

 

 Jacksonville 
 Tavern

 



 
 
 
 
 

MSC Tournament Vendor Applications

Please fill out the correct application if you or your company are interested in being a vendor at the Medford Summer Classic Tournament.

Application Forms:

Non-Food Vendor

Food Vendor

Report equipment issues

If you discover an issue with SOPA provided equipment, please fill-out this form.

UPDATE YOUR PROFILES!

You may have profiles on USAP or DUPR or PickleballBrackets. You should add your SOPA affiliation. This shows your support for SOPA, but also for future tournaments, you have less chance to play another SOPA member in the first round.

Latest news

 
  • Three new board members were added recently; check the SOPA Board page.

  • 12 Dedicated Pickleball Courts Approved at FM Park, Medford, OR. See Donation page for more details and how to help.

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