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2022 Year In Review - Vail Pickleball

The image shows a logo with the text "2022 YEAR IN REVIEW" and initials "VRD" for Vail Recreation District.
A logo with a stylized yellow pickleball over "VAIL PICKLEBALL" text, possible branding for a sports or recreational facility.

In 2022, the Vail Rec District staffed and facilitated twice-daily, drop-in play seven days a week during the outdoor season, and received many compliments regarding the quality and organization of these sessions. Winter indoor play was offered three nights a week and on both weekend days. In addition to busy daily drop-in sessions, lessons, and clinics (by PPR-certified instructors), VRD staff hosted corporate events, wedding parties, birthday parties and other special events at the Golden Peak facility. Pickleball staff also instructed youth from Camp Vail and Beaver Creek Kids Day Camps. Needless to say, it was an active year for pickleball! 

Group of six smiling people in sporty attire posing outdoors with flowers.
The Pickleball Rally for Ukraine FUNdraiser was a success with 48 players total participating. Thank you to everyone who participated in this great event!
People playing pickleball on outdoor courts with autumn-colored trees and a mountain in the background.
We had 1,946 participants in Skills and Drills/Round Robin sessions throughout the 2022 season!
A group of people smiling on a tennis court, holding pickleball paddles.
All six courts were booked every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during peak summer season.
Five people posing with paddleball equipment on a court, mountains in the background.
Jerry Stevens, center, pictured with the French Ski Team

More Numbers:

  • 18,000 participants during outdoor season
  • 4,172 participants during indoor winter season
  • 239 season and annual pickleball passes
  • 1,946 participants in Skills and Drills/Round Robin sessions
  • 138 participants in ten junior camps throughout the summer