The Friday morning fun day at the Marinette was a huge success.
We had approximately 130 participants. It must have been the free donuts? It did appear to be a “fun day” with lots of laughter, chit chat and some fun pickleball games thrown in.
Thanks to Deb Lantzy and her helpers for organizing the food and drinks.
Our club is growing daily. Which is now making some of our club activities very popular, with high demand and limited court time. Evelyn Larsen has such an event. The round robin she coordinates on Wednesday mornings has become very popular. The thought was once the snowbirds left and we started the summer schedule the numbers for her RR would drop. This past Wednesday that was not the case. If you wish to participate in Evelyn’s Wednesday RR moving forward, you will need to sign up via Sign-Up Genius.
The paddle holders at the Marinette are starting to be used effectively, especially on courts 13 through 20. On courts 1-4 and inside the pavilion there is still some room for improvement. When ALL the courts are being used, using the paddle holders is the fairest, most effective way for people to rotate on and off the courts. Your group of players play a single game and then come off the courts. The next set of four paddles goes onto the vacated court. Those of you wishing to play with same foursome just need to put your paddles together in the next available slot. If you have a question about how the paddle holder system works, please ask one of our board members (red and white name tags). Many of our more experienced players will also be able to help you.
Courts are getting used earlier and earlier. Maybe the heat?
Marinette Fun Day
Just a reminder our club is having a fun day at the Marinette this Friday, May 6th, from 7 am to 10 am.
Breakfast sweets, coffee and juice will be provided.
Come to the courts to have some fun pickleball play. Eat a couple of donuts and then go work those calories off on the courts.
May 1st is right around the corner. The temps are rising, The Snowbirds are heading back to their summer homes. What a great winter season Sun City pickleball has had!
We’ve had so much to be thankful for this season from October 1st 2021 until now almost May 1st 2022. Many of our Canadian friends were able to return to Sun City after a covid lock down. All of our rec centers remained open the entire winter. Our club was able to return back to most of its scheduled events. Round Robins, ladders. lessons, clinics, club tournaments and The Round Up and The Spring Slam. A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made these events possible.
We do have a fun day coming up on May 6th at the Marinette, from 7 am to 10 am. The club will provide donuts, muffins, coffee and some juice drinks. All you need to do is show up and have fun.
We have new reciprocal play leaders. Next year in our play versus Sun City West, Karen and Wil Young will be the go to coordinators for this activity. Thanks Karen and Wil.
The summer schedule which starts on May 1st can be found on our web page. There will be numerous weekly activities. Modified pickleball, social pickleball, women’s ladders and round robins, mixed round robins and ladders. A men’s Thursday ladder being coordinated by Marc Ward. Contact Marc if interested. This ladder is a continuation of the ladder Mike Luke did during the winter.
I’d also like to thank Jon Flach for his efforts in organizing an 80+ year old group of our young at heart pickleball players. At last count this group included 22 members.
All for now. Stay safe and as always happy hitting.
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Just a reminder there is a fun day at the Mountain View courts this Thursday, April 7th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Bring a snack to share, your beverage of choice and a plan to have some fun on the courts with your fellow Sun City Pickleball Club members.
The committee that is looking into the options for getting courts at the Lake View met for the first time. We came up with a list of needed criteria to make the current footprint have quality courts. The current footprint, though capable of having 14 courts, the committee felt that 14 courts would not meet the standards of what we hope to have with our courts. Our goal is to have as many quality courts as possible and will continue to work toward that goal. We also plan to submit a recommendation to the RCSC that the Lake View current footprint be enlarged to accommodate not only more courts, but good standard size pickleball courts.
If you’re not only a pickleball player, but also have some dance moves, contact Richard Haywood. Richard would like to have a table of pickleball players/dancers sit together at the Rockin’ Thru The Years club dances.
The combination lock has been put on the cooler at the Mt. View courts. You can get the combination from a board member or there are numerous Mt. View players who can pass the combo onto you.
Snowbirds are heading home, temps are rising, summer must be coming.
Hi Club Members!
Please stop by the Marinette Center on Monday, March 28th, between 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. to pick up your HAT order from Custom Ink.
I’ll be on the patio by courts 13 & 14.
Good afternoon. Hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather with less wind.
On Monday March 28th we will be having a membership meeting at the Marinette rec center auditorium. The meeting begins at 4 pm. Agenda to come out soon.
Fun Day at Mountain View on Thursday April 7th from 4 to 7 pm. Bring snacks and a beverage of your choice.
Speaking of the Mt. View. There is a new cooler there to store the balls in. Eventually the cooler will have a combination lock on it. The combination will be given out to club members. Should you forget or not get combo it will be available with the monitor where you would check in for the pool You will need to show your green and white club name tag to get combination. The cooler will also have a first aid kit in it and a book of sheets for round robin play. The need to have a locked box is because balls, first aid kits etc. have been disappearing from the Mt. View courts.
I’d like to thank Jeff Skaggs for organizing the reciprocal play with Sun City West. Jeff would like to take a much-deserved break and step back from being the organizer. We will need a new person to be the reciprocal organizer for next year. Please contact me or another board member if interested.