The weather in Sun City has remained in the 90’s. It is important in the heat to make sure we remove all of the pickleballs from the outside courts at Marinette and MountainView after play. At MountainView, they have a cooler to hold the pickleballs and protect them from the heat. At Marinette, please put the pickleballs into the white bucket and take the bucket back into the Pavilion. The Onix 2 pickleballs don’t seem to break but they do get soft and then aren’t much fun to play with on the courts. So please help the club avoid spending extra money to purchase more before it really should be necessary. A box of Onix Pure 2 pickleballs will cost us almost $200. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.
Our club has been asked if our 3.0 men would be interested in a weekly reciprocal pickleball event. Sun City Grand as well as Sun City West are also starting a 3.5 men’s and a 4.0 men’s weekly event. I am going to submit the forms to RCSC to start these activities. Our club will need players at each level to handle the sign-in of other clubs when Marinette hosts the reciprocal event for each specific level. So the club will need volunteers from each level to meet the players at the reception desk and check the visitors into our facility prior to play. If you’re interested in coordinating this effort for your specific men’s level (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5), please let Marcia Gregory or Dave Breault know as soon as possible. These events will start around October 1, 2017.
See you at the courts,
We would like to thank the Sun City Pickleball Club members who coordinated & taught the introductory, beginner, advanced beginner & intermediate clinics the past few months. We are very fortunate to have such high quality players to generously give their time to further the game of pickleball in Sun City.
The following players time, patience & generosity is greatly appreciated:
Also thanks to Dave Sinclair & Ed Millett who had previously arranged with RCSC to have the courts reserved for the clinic time.
If you are interested in coordinating or teaching one of the clinics beginning again in the fall, please contact Marcia Gregory.
Submitted by Bev Berger and Peter Miceli
Updated with the final results of April 5. That is last event of the season.
Dink Tourney: On behalf of our Pickleball club, here’s a BIG THANK YOU to the dink tourney committee: Julie Kimball, Lynn Mysel, Michelle Orton, and Pat Sterba. These ladies organized the brackets for both flights and planned the food for our 2nd annual event. It proved to be a wonderful day … long, but a great time had by all. Special thanks to Ann Clark for the cutest awards ever … so very creative!! Flight 1 winners were: Mark Larson – Alan Kramer, Gold; Barb and Jim Blaser, Silver; Paula Beaty – Dave Breault, Bronze. Flight 2 winners were: Joe Gilfillan – Mike Kapp, Gold; Jane Powell – Kim Trew, Silver; Penny and Jim Janecky, Bronze. Allen Gilson and Ed Everson took several pictures of this event and the album with flight winners and action shots will be posted on our website in the next few weeks. Continue reading →
A photo album of the 2017 Dink Tournament has been posted at this ink by Allen Gilson. Photos are by Larry Klein, Ed Everson, and Allen Gilson.
By Kevin Pates
A Belgian television crew was in town recently, filming for an upcoming production which will highlight the stages of life. The crew has a number of international stops, but only one in the United States — Sun City. And one of the stops here was for pickleball at the Marinette courts. The director said filming began last November and he hopes to be completed by September. The Sun City Pickleball Club is to receive a video copy of the finished documentary. Here are a few photos from March 14.
Reminder: We have a general membership meeting at Marinette on Tuesday, March 21 at 4pm.
A photo album of the 2017 Spring Slam Tournament has been posted at-this-link by Allen Gilson. Photos are by Larry Klein, Ed Everson, and Allen Gilson.
Come have FUN and REFRESHMENTS at our club’s Dinking Tournament to be held Tuesday March 28th starting at 8:00am with a double elimination. Best 2 out of three games moves on to winners and looser brackets. There will be 24 teams that will be divided into two skill categories of 2.0-3.0 and 3.5+. The fee is $5 per team and you must sign up with a partner. The cut off for participating in this event is March 20th. Please pay your fee to any board member by the cut off date. Start practicing your dinking skills for an exciting morning of activity!
1. No Slams
2. 1st Ball serves to Diagonal Court
3. Kitchen lines are in except on Serve
4. Any ball hitting player/racket outside of kitchen is a fault
5. All balls must bounce in kitchen before return