Good Deals on New Equipment

The Islands Pickleball Association (IPA) is pleased to provide its members with the following two options for purchasing new pickleball paddles or other pickleball equipment at discounted prices.

Alpine Shop, Vermont’s largest pickleball shop, is proud to become the locally owned retail sponsor of the IPA (Islands Pickleball Association). IPA members will receive 10% OFF Pickleball paddles, balls, shoes & all casual clothing*.  Alpine Shop has been outfitting fun in the outdoors since 1963, and features a robust selection of pickleball paddles, accessories, clothing and shoes from Head, Selkirk, Vulcan, K Swiss & many, many more.

Did you know that in addition to ski/snowboard gear and apparel, Alpine Shop is also Vermont’s largest golf, tennis and swimwear store? Plus, their new store now has a bar, coffee shop and Waffle Cabin!  Visit the brand NEW Alpine Shop, conveniently located at 935 Shelburne Road (next to Hannafords) in South Burlington, VT or visit them online at

*Valid for Non-Sale Items Only. Does not apply to special orders, previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other discounts and/or promotions. Use promo code pickle10 to redeem online.

The Islands Pickleball Association (IPA) has also established a Club Rewards account with Pickleball Central You will receive a 5% discount on anything you order when you use the IPA’s discount code.

Additionally, every time you use the IPA’s discount code, 5% of your eligible purchase goes into the IPA’s reward account. In February of each year (just about the time the IPA purchases equipment for the upcoming season), Pickleball Central sends the IPA’s designated club representative a gift card for the value of whatever is in the club’s Reward Account from the preceding year. The gift card can be used toward the purchase of anything they sell.

The IPA’s discount code is CRIslands.  The code is not case sensitive.  When “checking out” on the Pickleball Central website, type in the discount code, hit the “apply” button and you’ll see your total reduced by 5% and you will be helping the IPA with an additional 5% placed into the IPA rewards account.

Need a Beginner Paddle?

One of the questions which beginners always ask is “…Which paddle do you recommend for a beginner?…”. While there are more than 700 different pickleball paddle makes and models available, both the Alpine Shop and Pickleball Central have a great selection of pickleball paddles for beginners. These paddles work great for beginners due to their cost-effectiveness (< $100), large sized face, large sweet spot and/or ideal weight. Some folks just are not ready to commit to an expensive paddle, so the IPA suggests you check out the paddles for beginners who just want to “dip their toes in the pickleball water” without jumping fully in. Whether you’re wanting a huge paddle face or just something affordable, you’ll find it at both the Alpine Shop and Pickleball Central.

Islands Pickleball Association