Chippewa Valley Pickleball Club Information

Primary Function and Process:


Our mission is to promote pickleball and its many benefits throughout the Chippewa Valley.  We strive to make pickleball a fun game for all to enjoy.  We do this by helping to develop quality and safe facilities, providing free and/or low cost instruction, access to free equipment, and a playing environment that is welcoming, inclusive, helpful, and respectful for all.  Our secondary but equally important mission is to use the sport of pickleball to enhance physical fitness, cognitive functioning, social interaction, and the mental health of all participants.  We are organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined by the 501c3 guidelines.

Our Club is governed by a set of Bylaws and an elected Executive Board.  Meetings are held annually for elections, to set membership fees, and to review and approve our operating Bylaws.  Additional meetings are held as requested.  Members are encouraged to participate in the various committees, but it is not required. There are currently over 300 members in the Club.  


2021 - 2022 Board Positions and Current Members


President - Judy Mirr

Vice President - Thomas Guelzow

Treasurer - Mike Mai

Secretary - Bev Hilton

Membership Coordinator - Sandy Johnson

At large members - Mike Peterson, Steve Abele, Penny Graham, Harry Gordee

Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, & Forestry, Representative - Julie Booth

Eau Claire USA Ambassadors - Linda Nicastro

Through our annual membership fees and the generous donations made to the Club we have been able to do the following:

  • Build 6 additional courts at McDonough Park

  • Provide windscreens for McDonough Park and Buchannan Park

  • Provide indoor nets to the YMCA Indoor Sports Center

  • Replace and install permanent net posts and nets at McDonough Park

  • Provide free balls and paddles to people new to the sport

  • Provide free or low cost instruction at McDonough Park, Buchannan Park, Gold's Gym, and Delong Middle School

  • Repair and resurface all 12 courts at McDonough Park

  • Provide and pave roadway and additional parking spaces at McDonough Park

  • Add benches to the courts at McDonough Park

Additional Club Member benefits:


  • A $5.00 discount on all club tournaments

  • A 5% discount on all purchases from Pickleball Central - use the promo code: CRChippewa at checkout

  • Equipment savings through our bulk purchase program and paddle swap sale

  • Demo paddles available for new and experienced players to try out before purchasing a new paddle

  • An annual social picnic at McDonough Park

  • The opportunity to meet and play with a growing number of community members! 


Membership fees


Cost: $25

Payment options: complete and mail the form below or click on the Buy Now button to use PayPal.


So come and join the Chippewa Valley Pickleball Club.  Check out the Schedule Calendar page to see where and what time we are playing!

Membership Form                                                                                         Click on the Buy Now button to use PayPal  

Click the PDF icon to print out the form                                                                 for your dues.  There is a $2 charge                         Click on the PDF icon to view the Committee Roles                                                in addition to the $25 membership fee.