What we're about

This group is for young adults in Denver who would like to have adventures, in and outdoors, with new and old friends.  If you're in Denver and would like to make some new friends, come join us!
We want to extend a strong welcome specifically to people who are new in town. This is a group where you will fit in and make your first friends. CO native? You too.
We do a wide variety of events - board games, happy hour, concerts, amusement parks, camping, road trips - if you have a suggestion, just tell an organizer.
We ask that you lead by example, and we'll do our best to do the same.
Do the right thing. Be friendly. Be tolerant.
Meetup costs around $200/year, plus what we spend on materials for you. We don't charge dues, please offer a few bucks to help out if you can.
If you would like to become an organizer, thoughtfully plan an event, then ask an existing organizer to sponsor your event to start our mentorship process.

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Funday Tubing and BBQ!

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As the weather heats up and people get vaccinated, we're gonna be at the park enjoying each others company and playing some volleyball while kicking off the warmer months with a BBQ volleyball and tubing.
Clear Creek is open for tubing during the summer months. It’s a bit of a walk, but we’ll worth it. Bring a swimsuit and bring a tube or plan to share with someone. This is an at-your-own-risk activity.
There's always tons of free parking directly across from parfait park at the coorstek parking lot at[masked]th St, Golden, CO 80401
Feel free to bring your own volleyball net, other outdoorsy games, or just eat and socialize.
You should bring a water or other beverage - no glass bottles or alcohol allowed (park rules). The BBQ is potluck - if you want to grill burgers, brats, etc. please have enough to go around. Other things you can bring include desserts and paper plates. Please do not bring chips as there will likely be plenty of those anyway.
BBQ & Potluck during our normal Volleyball event.
We encourage people to bring something to share, but there should be plenty of food if you can't. Please feel free to bring whatever you want, but if you're having trouble coming up with something, here are some suggestions:
A-F - main course (meat, pasta, casserole, soup/stew)
G-N - side dish (salad, veggie, bread, hot dog/Hamburger buns)
O-Z - dessert (self explanatory).
If you all can bring ONE trash bag from your kitchen, that would help us out a lot gathering up all the trash from BBQ and recycling from the beer cans!
THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE CANCELLED DUE TO LIGHT RAIN, only THUNDER, LIGHTNING, and HAIL!!! These afternoon storms usually only last a half hour, and we can play after they pass if one does pop up.
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We accept donations to help out on organizing events, future BBQ events with meat/utensils/etc, fuel for the grill, equipment upkeep, meetup fees, etc. We will have a donation tin for cash donations, but you can also use
Venmo: CoolZorro (Zhen Liang/9482)
Paypal: [masked]
Cash App: $zhenHLiang

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Weekly Sunday Funday Volleyball! 🏐🏐🏐🏐🏐

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As the weather heats up , we're gonna be at the park enjoying each others company and playing some Volleyball.

This is a social (non-competitive) event. Whether you've been playing your whole life or this is your first time touching a Volleyball, we'll make space for you. No spikes to the face and no yelling at newbies. This is a friendly environment where everyone is welcomed and you don't have to say you are sorry if you mess up! Just come out, have fun, and make some new friends.

Look for the red Marine Corps flag or white Army flag and you will find us! We usually have 3-5 nets set up so everyone can jump in to play. Feel free to bring your own net, other outdoorsy games, or just socialize.

We always welcome all ability levels and never charge a fee. However, we do require the desire to play 3 Hit Volleyball Skills as explained below. The organizers of this event bring several nets to help satisfy all ability levels. However, if you bring your own net you are welcomed to dictate the level of play that you are interested in playing and you may choose your own players as you desire. We are a very friendly social group and want everybody to fit in to their ability level and have a pleasant experience. We will help new players as best we can to help them develop 3 Hit Volleyball Skills on a specific net if feasible. If you are new to this group, please introduce yourself to the organizers, and we will do our best to help you fit into this group.

Highly recommended items to bring are lawn chair, ball cap, suntan lotion, and bottled water.

Remember, this is 3 hit volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) as oppose to Jungleball. We will train newcomers if they are not familiar with these skills..

Our goal is to satisfy all ability levels and get all interested players who show up involved in the action.

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We accept donations to help out on organizing events, future BBQ events with meat/utensils/etc, fuel for the grill, equipment upkeep, meetup fees, etc. We will have a donation tin for cash donations, but you can also use
Venmo: CoolZorro (Zhen Liang/9482)
Paypal: [masked]
Cash App: $zhenHLiang

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Weekly Pickleball Tuesdays! America's #1 popular sport!!!!

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Come play America's #1 growing sport! All levels are welcomed!!! There's 6 courts there. Games goes by fast only to 11 points! Put your paddle down by the court to reserve your spot to play! I have 4 paddles and ball if you need one and never played before. It's easy to pick up and super fun to play!!! You can show up ANYTIME, don't have to be 5pm. I'll be out there from 5-10pm. Make some new friends!

I'll probably be playing on the courts already, the rest area is the benches at the gazebo. We can take breaks and team up to play. It's REALLY REALLY FUN!!! The parking lot is at W Prentice Ave and S Hickory St. Click on the ping of the map.

How To Play Pickleball
Basic Overview

Pickle-ball® is played on a badminton-sized court: 20’ x 44.’ The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves.

Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickle-ball® can be played with singles or doubles.

Pickleball Rules Official Court Size

The Pickleball Serve

Serves are to be made diagonally, starting with the right-hand service-square and alternating each serve. The serve must clear the seven-foot non-volley-zone in front of the net and land in the diagonal service court.

Serves should always be done underhand with the paddle below the waist, and the server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The ball should be hit into the air without being bounced. The serving side will continue to serve until the there is a fault on the service, at which point the service will be given to the opposing side. (However, if the ball touches the net but still lands within the appropriate service court, the serve may be taken over.)

The Server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The service is made underhand with the paddle contacting the ball below the waist. The Server must hit the ball in the air on the serve. The Server is NOT allowed to bounce the ball and hit it off the bounce. The service is made diagonally cross court and must clear the non-volley zone, including the line (A serve that hits the non-volley zone line is out) Only one serve attempt is allowed, except if the ball touches the net on the serve and lands in the proper service court,in this case the serve may be taken over. At the start of each new game, the 1st serving team is allowed only one fault before giving up the ball to the opponents. Thereafter both members of each team will serve and fault before the ball is turned over to the opposing team. When the receiving team wins the serve, the player in the right hand court will always start play.

Volleys

To volley means to hit a ball in the air without first letting it bounce. In Pickle-ball®, this can only be done when the player’s feet are behind the non-volley zone line (seven feet behind the net). Note: Is is a fault if the player steps over the line on his volley follow-through
Rule Position Pickleball No Volley Zone

Double-Bounce Rule

Also called the Two Bounce Rule, each team must play their first shot off of the bounce. That is, the receiving team must let the serve bounce and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it. Once these two bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.

Double Bounce or Two Bounce Rule in Pickleball

Fault

A fault is committed when the ball:

Touches any part of the non-volley zone on the serve (including the line).
Is hit out of bounds
Does not clear the net
Is volleyed from the non-volley zone
Is volleyed before a bounce has occurred on each side

Scoring

A team shall score a point only when serving. A player who is serving shall continue to do so until a fault is made by his/her team. If playing doubles, each player on a team shall keep serving until their team makes a fault, then the serve moves to the opposing team - this is called a Side Out. The game is played to 11 points, however a team must win by 2 points.

Weekly Thursday Volleyball! 🏐🏐🏐🏐🏐

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As the weather heats up , we're gonna be at the park enjoying each others company and playing some Volleyball.

This is a social (non-competitive) event. Whether you've been playing your whole life or this is your first time touching a Volleyball, we'll make space for you. No spikes to the face and no yelling at newbies. This is a friendly environment where everyone is welcomed and you don't have to say you are sorry if you mess up! Just come out, have fun, and make some new friends.

Look for the red Marine Corps flag or white Army flag and you will find us! We usually have 3-5 nets set up so everyone can jump in to play. Feel free to bring your own net, other outdoorsy games, or just socialize.

We always welcome all ability levels and never charge a fee. However, we do require the desire to play 3 Hit Volleyball Skills as explained below. The organizers of this event bring several nets to help satisfy all ability levels. However, if you bring your own net you are welcomed to dictate the level of play that you are interested in playing and you may choose your own players as you desire. We are a very friendly social group and want everybody to fit in to their ability level and have a pleasant experience. We will help new players as best we can to help them develop 3 Hit Volleyball Skills on a specific net if feasible. If you are new to this group, please introduce yourself to the organizers, and we will do our best to help you fit into this group.

Highly recommended items to bring are lawn chair, ball cap, suntan lotion, and bottled water.

Remember, this is 3 hit volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) as oppose to Jungleball. We will train newcomers if they are not familiar with these skills..

Our goal is to satisfy all ability levels and get all interested players who show up involved in the action.

***

We accept donations to help out on organizing events, future BBQ events with meat/utensils/etc, fuel for the grill, equipment upkeep, meetup fees, etc. We will have a donation tin for cash donations, but you can also use
Venmo: CoolZorro (Zhen Liang/9482)
Paypal: [masked]
Cash App: $zhenHLiang

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