A reminder to all of our club members that Fun Day is coming up at the Marinette courts this Friday at 4:00 PM. While many of our members have departed for the season, the rest of us can come out to play, have a snack, and socialize a bit with fellow players.
So grab your paddle, bring a snack, and enjoy an evening of fun and play!
Pickleball Pavilion Lighting
Met with the Musco lighting representative to review the pavilion and lighting needs. Revised proposal from Musco is pending. Ephesus Lighting, a division of Eaton, provides sporting venue lighting but has declined to participate in providing a proposal and recommended that the Cooper Division of Eaton may be a better fit. Continuing to seek additional bids on this project.
Contractor: TBD (most recent progress report provided by RCSC via newsletter).
Since the Marinette courts reopened 4 years ago, it has been Club policy to avoid playing on Courts 1 – 4 prior to 8AM unless no other courts are available.
This is not a hard and fast rule, but an agreement between then AGM Jim Wellman and me that has been respected by our members.
There had been noise complaints from neighbors, and our hope was that this effort on the Club’s part would help ease the tension. It did and has continued to do so.
Should complaints resurface, they might be ignored by RCSC. Very unlikely! SOME of their solutions COULD include: an outright ban on use of those courts on a schedule of their making; a switch to a quieter ball, such as the Onix Fuse 2, on all courts; or a requirement that only “quiet” paddles be used on our courts. Quieter paddles generally provide great control with limited power.
The Club will appreciate your continued efforts to honor this agreement.
With warmer weather and plenty of sunshine forecast for Sun City, it’s a good time to remind our players about pickleball longevity. Currently you will find two portable coolers stored adjacent to the kiosk exterior in the pavilion at Marinette. Inside the coolers are an assortment of pickleballs. You may also see pickleballs in one or more 5-gallon buckets. Storage in the coolers prevents premature deterioration and failure due to heat and direct sunlight, which can cause deformation and weakening of the pickleball.
If you and your fellow players are the last to leave the outside courts, take a look around the courts and adjacent areas. If you see pickleballs on the ground or in the storage tubes, please pick them up and drop them in the coolers on your way out.
For our Mountain View players, you will find the pickleballs stored in a cooler in the patio area. Help us out and toss the pickleballs in the cooler when you leave.
Your club prides itself in providing pickleballs for all levels of play. Let’s keep them in the best condition that we can.
Thanks to all the club members that came out for Fun Day at Mountain View. There were snacks aplenty and challenging games for the players at all levels. The temperature was perfect with a light breeze to keep us all cool and focused on our game. See you at our next event!
Congratulations go out to all our club members who played at the 1st Annual Wickenburg Ranch Tournament this past weekend. The tournament was well attended by not only our club players, but also many club members who made the trip to Wickenburg to cheer on our players in very competitive matches.
Jane Powell and Susann Johnson received a bronze medal in women’s 4.0 level
Diane and Doug Hill took silver in mixed doubles 3.0 level
Doug Hill and Dale Darling won silver in men’s 3.0 level
Donna Holick and Jan Hodgson took away the gold medal in women’s 3.5 competition
Carol Arinno and Cathy LaParl have organized a Women’s-Only Ladder to run this summer on Wednesdays at 8 at Marinette. If you will be here between May 1 and June 26 and would like to participate, please sign up on the Club website. A link has already been created. If this trial run is successful, the Scheduling Committee will find a time slot for a Women’s-Only Ladder during the winter.
It’s going to cool off again for a few days, but summer temps will be here soon! Please make an extra effort to return balls to their coolers, and get those coolers under cover at Marinette.
Open to 2.0 thru 3.5 ladies who are committed to playing Wednesday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 starting May 1st thru June 26th.
Be there by 7:45 to sign in and participate; hopefully there will be enough gals for 2 divisions (2.0 and 2.5-3.0 and 3.5).
Format is 3 games within your foursome to 15, win by one; record your score.
Include your rating when you sign up (2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5). Sign up here…
Use courts 1 thru 8 at Marinette.
The goal of this event is to have fun and enjoy good competition with gals of your own level It is a trial run for a permanent Women’s-Only format in the Fall so be patient with Cathy and Carol.
Any questions call Cathy LaParl – 937-408-4739 or Carol Arinno – 623-696-8132.
Reminder for all club members that coming up this Thursday at Mountain View at 4:00 PM, the Club will be hosting our Fun Day event. The Club will furnish plates, napkins, cups
Sorry for the delay: MailChimp has been winning the battle for awhile!
Thanks to all who came to our Membership Meeting Tuesday! While aware it was an inopportune time for many, we felt it important to schedule a meeting at Fairway and that was the only time slot available anywhere within our requests. Although the discussion got a bit contentious at times, many good points were made, and it appeared most realized the Scheduling Committee and Board are doing everything possible to be fair to all members. We will continue to address your concerns as fairly as possible. The paperwork is ready to be submitted for approval of the purchases discussed, and we hope to hear something soon. The Minutes are now available on the Website and will be posted to the bulletin boards soon.
Thanks to all who took a few moments to share their thoughts on the Dink Tournament which took place Monday. Hopefully some adjustments can be made that will draw more participants next time.
Our next Club event is a Fun Day at 4PM on Thursday, April 11, at Mountain View. Bring your paddle, a snack to share and your beverage of choice! The Club will provide plates, napkins and cups. This is a great opportunity to meet, and renew friendships with, some members you haven’t met or rarely see.
Perfect PB weather coming up! Get out and enjoy!