On September 20 and 21 our Club will host its first Member&Member/Member&Guest Tournament. As the name suggests, at least one member of each team must be a SCPC Member. For those who have been reluctant to try tournament competition, this is a great opportunity to give tournament play a try without getting into an all day, possibly stressful, sometimes expensive experience. This will be none of those, but will be a fun time with some great friendly competition at all levels.
There will be brackets for Men’s, Women’ and Mixed Doubles at Skill Levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0+. There will be no age brackets unless a bracket is large enough to split into two full brackets. Men’s and Women’s will play on the 20th, Mixed on the 21st. Registration will begin both days at 7:00, play at 7:30 sharp!
All play will be in Round Robin format; number of matches, games per match and points per game to be determined by the size of each bracket. The Tournament reserves the right to move a team to a different bracket to fill a bracket or because it believes a team is entered in an incorrect bracket. Registration is now available on the Club website. $10 per team per event, payable via PayPal. One team member should enter and pay for both. Registration deadline is September 15. https://suncitypickleballclub.org/membermember-or-memberguest-tournament/
SCPC will pay all guest fees. Coffee, juice, fruit, donuts and other breakfast snacks will be provided, as will ice. Players should bring their own water containers.
As mentioned last week, registration for our “Roundup” tournament begins Monday, July 15. If you don’t immediately get into your bracket, sign up for the “Wait List”. More often than not you will eventually get moved into your bracket.
Now that the heat has settled in, it’s even more important to return the balls to the coolers, and the coolers to the pavilion, after play. We’ve been doing pretty well at this, and it shows! The balls will still get softer than we’d like, but keeping them out of the direct sun helps a lot!
Much more importantly than the balls, we need to protect our bodies in this heat. HYDRATE! And keep an eye on your partners and opponents to make sure they’re doing ok, please.
Please check with your friends to see if they’re getting Club emails. We periodically lose people for no apparent reason, but can’t correct the problem til we know it exists.
You may have noticed in one of our local papers that our dues are $15. That is the correct figure, agreed upon by the Board, for 2020 and will be in effect October 1, when renewals begin. $15 was the figure initially proposed in 2017, and there is no need for it to be any higher at this time.
Finally, please remember to wear your Club Name Badge. Also, please take a look at the badges at the bulletin board once in awhile and see if someone you know has left hers/his hanging there.
Our Independence Day breakfast and round robin event today was a great success! We had a great member and guest turnout for our club event. Special thanks to PK for organizing the breakfast, to those who brought dishes to share, and to our volunteers for assisting with the food service and the round robin play. Also, our thanks to the Marinette staff for setting up the tables and chairs in the perfect shady patio location. What a great way to burn some calories and work up an appetite! On the social side, this was the perfect time to catch up with our fellow club members on summer plans and sharing stories of travel and adventure. See you on the courts!
A reminder to Sun City Pickleball Club members that our first major event of the 2019-20 season — the Fall Round Up on Oct. 29-31 at the Marinette Recreation Center — opens for registration on July 15.
Tournament fields fill quickly so please keep in mind the July 15 date. Event information is available at pickleballtournaments.com
The procrastinators among us still have a few hours to register for our July 3 Independence Day breakfast. Please do so ASAP, if you have not already done so and wish to attend.
Those wishing to participate in a Round Robin on the 3rd should plan to be in the Pavilion by 6:50. Courts will be available for open play as well, both for those attending the Breakfast and those who just can’t hang around til 8:30 for it to be ready.
As has been the norm lately, this event is being coordinated by PK Klepadlo and her group of volunteers. Please take a moment to thank them profusely!
And while you’re thanking people this Independence Day, thank a Veteran!
One last reminder!
Our Club’s Annual Independence Day Party will take place next Wednesday, July 3rd on the Marinette Patio from 7 – 9AM. Coffee and a few breakfast munchies will be available about 7, with breakfast (a breakfast casserole, breakfast sandwiches, etc) at 8:30. Feel free to bring breakfast snacks to share, and bring your beverage of choice if coffee, orange juice and water are not enough .There will be a Round Robin for those who wish to participate, and open play for others.
While there is no fee for this event, you must sign up by Friday, June 28.
After a little discussion with those at the courts and especially with our chief volunteer, PK, we have decided to make the July 3rd get together a Breakfast/Brunch rather than an afternoon meal.
The event will now be from 7 to 9AM. Courts open at 6, as normal, and there will be a Round Robin at 7 for those who wish to play in one. Breakfast will be at 8:30, and coffee and breakfast snacks will be available around 7. The Club will provide coffee, juice, a breakfast casserole, breakfast sandwiches and other breakfast goodies. You may bring a compatible snack to share if you wish.
The sign up has been, or will be soon, adjusted to reflect the new times.
The Club’s annual Independence Day Party will take place July 3 at 5PM on the Marinette Patios. This has always been a fun time for us heat lovers – “Desert Frogs” – to get together and gossip (just kidding) about the “Snow birds”, and compare our plans for the rest of the summer. We are planning a social “hour” at 5:00, with the meal ready at 5:30. There has sometimes been play before and/or after the party
It’s doubtful that my old grill would survive another trip to cook hot dogs, but the Club will provide a meal for us (more info on exactly what as it becomes available). The Club will also provide tableware and ice. Please bring your beverage of choice, and perhaps a snack/dessert/appetizer to share. We will have only brief access – possibly none – to the refrigerator in the Auditorium as there will be a movie scheduled there.
This is a free event for members and ONE escorted guest, but you must sign up thru the Club Website. The sign up is already posted – Thank You Bill! If you sign up and then cannot attend, please notify the Club or you will be ineligible for the next function.
No real news to report, but a few things have come up that deserve mention.
There was a good turnout for our most recent Fun Day on the 17th at Marinette, and a few members have asked that the Friday Night Social continue. The Fun Day was a 4PM start, with snacks and drinks but no plan to go to dinner afterwards. So, for those who are interested, let’s see if this is something that can continue thru the summer.
We have been asked not to bring chairs into the area between courts 13, 14 & 15,16. Please try to refrain from bringing chairs into that area, but if you can’t at least have the courtesy to return the chairs to their homes as you leave.
There has been talk about moving the clock now on the east fence of courts 13 – 16 to the south end. In theory, the front and back of the clock would not be exposed to the direct early and late sun, and the sun would be directly above for most of the day. If you have any serious objection to this move, please let me know.
Our next Club event is the Independence Day Party on July 3rd. It is currently scheduled for 5 PM on the Patios. The Club will provide food, while you’ll bring your beverages of choice. More on this as we get closer.
“Cool” weather continues this week! See you on the courts!
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!