Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club,
There have been numerous inquiries to the status of one of our most active club members who was involved in a golf cart-car accident. Unfortunately, our fellow club member Steve McClean was in the golf cart. For those who don’t know Steve, just to give you an idea of how much he’s done for our club, his wife Mo and Steve were honored as our club volunteers of the year for 2021.
The latest on Steve. He has 2 broken hands and a broken tail bone. A badly injured right thumb that required stitches. Numerous bumps, bruises and scrapes.
Bad news is the golf cart after accident landed on top of Steve. Good news, he does not remember anything about crash
Steve is now recovering at home. Please keep Steve and Mo in your thoughts and prayers
If you have been playing Pickleball for more than a month and are a beginner to intermediate player (1.5 to 3.0 level), sign up and come to one of the two Rating Clinics being offered in February. If you have a tournament rating do NOT get a club rating. The USAPA Rating supersedes a club rating.
Why should I have a rating? Many of the round robin or ladder activities are designated for certain rating levels. Additionally, the Skill Clinics are listed by certain rating levels.
As your skills improve, you will be able to be re-rated to a higher skill level.
Only sign up for one of the two dates that Rating Clinics will be offered.
The two options are:
Sat., January 29, 2 pm, at Marinette OR Sat., February 5, 2 pm, at Marinette
Thanks to all members who attended our Club Membership meeting on Monday afternoon.
Attention Singles Players. Yes, you high energy, extremely fit, mobile, half-crazy old people who enjoy the singles game of pickleball. We now have a place for you to sign up to play singles on our website. Look under Signup Links for information and to sign up.
LIs Smoot is going to put on two rating clinics in the near future. More info on days, times and signups to come. If you have no current USAPICKLEBALL rating or club rating I encourage you to go to one of these clinics.
Club Tournament coming up on Friday February 18th. Start time for this event is 10 am. Pizza lunch on the Marinette patio to follow. Look for sign up info coming soon. Thanks to Richard & Barb Haywood for being tournament directors.
Line judge clinic with Tom Jeffers on March 1st.
If you’re interested in knowing about all the clubs Sun City has to offer, consider going to Discover Sun City Day on Wednesday January 19th. There are two sessions, one from 9-11 am and the other at 6-8 pm. The event takes place at the Sun Dial. The Sun City Pickleball Club will have a booth there.
All for now. Have fun on the courts,
There is a Fun Day scheduled for tomorrow at the Marinette starting at 4 pm. Bring a snack to share. This is a social event so come to have fun, hit a few balls around and hopefully make some new friends.
Good morning Sun Pickleball Players
Here is the agenda for our first Club Meeting for Monday January 17, 2022.
Marinette Auditorium 4 pm
Dan Haberman-Mountain View sign in sheets
Drop-in and open play
Status of improvement requests
Rating clinics-Lis Smoot.
Diana Graham- Spring Slam
Dan Haberman- Addition of a Parliamentarian
Dan Haberman- Dates to remember
Club Tournament- Feb 18th starting at 10 am pizza lunch to follow. Richard Haywood
Spring Slam-March 4th,5th,6th
Desert Frogs vs Snow Birds March 12th. Farewell dinner to follow at Bell Center 6 pm
Fun Day-Mountain View Feb 10th 4-7 pm
Your 2022 Sun City Pickleball Board
Vice President-Lynda Skaggs
Member at Large- Dave Parenteau
Dan Haberman, President
As we leave the Holiday behind and move into the new year our club is really starting to get busy. Many of the snowbirds have returned in the past week including many of our Canadian friends who missed last year because of covid. So nice to see all the friendly faces on the courts
Just a reminder that your club renewal form and $15 payment need to be submitted by January 15th. You can easily do this on our club website or by filling out a paper form and depositing it the black mailbox inside the Marinette pavilion. We should be seeing red 22 stickers on all name badges by the 16th or shortly after.
Now, speaking of submitting your renewal form. By signing, submitting and paying your club dues you are basically signing a contract. You are agreeing to follow the bylaws, rules and procedures of the Sun City Pickleball Club. You can find these documents on our club website. just a few reminders of what you have AGREED to when you signed that form.
1. During all club activities including drop-in play Monday-Friday 7am to 11am you are REQUIRED to wear your name tag. Please don’t take offense or get defensive if a board member or another club member asks where your name tag if not wearing during club time/activities. It’s required.
2. You have agreed to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours to the club. There is currently a volunteer sign up for the Spring Slam on our website
3.You have agreed to “demonstrate good sportsmanship and respect for others”. This includes making sure all players get equal access to the use of the courts.
4. You’ll have fun. I’ve kind of added that one on my own.
Some upcoming dates/activities.
January 14th Fun Day at Marinette from 4 to 7pm. Bring a snack to share.
January 16th reciprocal vs Sun City West at Sun City West. 4.0+ men’s and women players needed for this event. Please contact Jeff Skaggs if interested.
January 17th club membership meeting at Marinette auditorium 4pm.
February 4th. The Rodeo/skills event has been cancelled due to covid concerns.
February 18th Club Tournament. Look for sign up on website soon
Please consider attending the first RCSC board meeting of the new year on Monday, January 10th at 9am This meeting is at the Sun Dial Auditorium. If you wish to speak at this meeting be sure to show up early to get your name on the signup sheet. Sheet is taken away promptly at 8:59.
Line Judge Training Clinic-Spring Slam 2022
A major revenue source for our club is the tournaments that we host every year at the Marinette courts. For our members who have participated or observed tournament play, you know that successful tournaments depend heavily on our club volunteers. One of the most exciting and dynamic volunteer positions is serving as a line judge.
Our tournaments are USA Pickleball sanctioned events, which require line judges for all gold medal matches. A pickleball line judge, much like a tennis line judge, is part of the team that supports the referee by observing the travel of the ball and signaling to the referee if the ball has touched the ground or other object outside the court boundaries.
Line judges have the opportunity to see the gold medal match competition and the best players compete at all the skill levels. For our members looking to learn how to line judge, this class is a must for you. For our seasoned Club line judges, this is an excellent review of the rules and their application to the game.
We’ll spend about an hour discussing the role of line judge, then we’ll apply that knowledge on the courts to practice the new skills. Go to Sign Up Genius and register. The class is limited to 16 participants, plus four alternates. Paddle, name tags, and court attire are required!
For clinic questions, please contact Tom Jeffers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to sign up as a Spring Slam line judge volunteer!
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Marinette Pavilion
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
ATTENTION CLUB MEMBERS
The Spring Slam is March 4th, 5th and 6th. As pickleball club members, it is our opportunity to support the club by volunteering. PLEASE sign up! You can sign up to volunteer by going to our club web site. The sign up is found under sign up links. If you have questions and are hesitant to sign up because you are not sure of the duties, please ask! If signing up to be a line judge, attending the line judging clinic is required. Please look for future notice about when clinic will be offered. Thanks everyone in advance.
See you on the courts.
Please Volunteer here…
One more reminder. Registration for the Spring Slam tournament opened up today. This tournament takes place on March 4th, 5th and 6th at the Marinette.
Sun City Pickleball Club members receive a $10 discount on the registration fee to this tournament.
Sign up today.