Sign up for the Red, White and Blue Team Tournament on November 11 has begun. One of our members who had been planning to help has been unable to do so for health reasons, but we think it’s ready to go. There should be entry forms at the courts, and you can give forms and payment to Ed, Roland or me. Cost is $3 per person (members only). Entries will be limited to 88, based on first paid. Those still out of town may mail checks for $3 per, with name(s) and approximate skill level to me at 18411 N 96th Dr. 85373.
Sign up for the Ladies’ “Mock” Tournament Nov 18 is also underway. Entry fee is $20 per team, which includes lunch. Forms are at the courts, or email Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, this event has a limited number of slots, so you need to get your entry in soon!
Christmas Party tickets are available from all Board members except Peter, who has enough to do keeping things in order for us. We had 300 available when we started, but they are going quickly. Don’t procrastinate on this!
The new website, created by Bill Booth, is up and running. Take a look at it! We think you’ll be impressed. There is some tweaking to be done, but it’s going to be a great tool for all of us.
Those playing in the Monday ladders, please get signed up ASAP so Ed can begin getting them ready to roll. Just check your name off the sheets at Marinette if you played last season, or add your name to the list of new players. You may also contact Ed at email@example.com.
The LeMaster/Davison Classic, held here in April the past two seasons, has been eliminated from the 2017 schedule, and neither version will be held next year. The dates have been taken by the Wickenburg Club. We’ll look at planning some sort of Club Event over some part of that weekend. Suggestions Welcome!
Kevin Pates suffered a ruptured quad in play after the Rodeo Friday. It has been repaired, but the leg will be immobilized for several weeks and he faces some serious rehab. Kevin is now at the Forum at Desert Harbor for week of rehab before returning home. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and cell phone is 480-593-0576.
Everyone seemed to have a great time at the Rodeo yesterday afternoon! Looked like some of you discovered some skills you didn’t know you had, and some of us discovered we’re missing some we thought we did have! Please give Ed and Lynn Millett a big Thank You for arranging this for us – there is an incredible amount of prep work getting groupings organized! Ed even presented medals to the top three finishers in each group! They were:
first place Dee Ottiano
Second David Sinclair
Third. Sylvia Csabon
First Ron Mysel
Second Ed Everton
Third. Evelyn Widhalm
First. Lisa Vaugha
Second Sue Becker
Third. Dennis DeVault
First. Carol King
Second Allen Gilsonite
Third Julia Jones
The SHOOTOUT is only a week and a half away. Dave Breault and John King have been getting volunteers organized. If you signed up to volunteer check with them to be sure your plans and theirs coincide. This will be a fun tournament to watch, with several Club members participating, so come out and watch when you have a chance! Play will begin at 8 all three days (Nov 1-3) and will conclude late in the afternoons
The Christmas Party will be Dec 3 .at Bell. Tickets are available from Board members and are $10 each. We’re limited to 300 tickets, so don’t delay and be disappointed! Everyone who went last year had a great time, and there’s every reason to expect this year’s event to be even better!
Bill Booth has been redesigning our website for us. The new version will be coming soon and will actually look like something from 2016! The old version served us well, but it’s way past time for an upgrade. Much more information will be available to you, there will be a “Sign Up Genius” link for some activities, and it will be much easier to maintain and keep updated. We’ll let you know when the new version is up – it should be very soon.
Weather is great! Get on out and play!
The Rodeo/Skill Drills Fun Day will be tomorrow at 3 at Marinette. Entries were closed yesterday. Please plan to arrive about 2:30 so we can get the groups made up and be ready to start play at 3. Those who haven’t paid can do so at that time, and we’ll have Christmas Party tickets available as well as Cub caps and visors. We would appreciate those helping with the event arriving at 2:00.
The Club will supply pizza and ice, along with napkins and plates. Please bring your drink of choice. Adult drinks are OK, but please – NO GLASS CONTAINERS. Worn down sneakers and broken glass don’t go well together! Pizza will arrive about 5:30. There will be plenty of seating on the patios.
We have a busy stretch ahead:
A week from Sunday, Oct 30, our first reciprocal play match with Sun City West will take place at 1 at Marinette. Come out and watch some good play, and meet some new friends from SC West. Players are asked to bring snacks to share with our guests.
The “Red, White an Blue” Tournament is scheduled for Nov 11, at 3 at Marinette. You will be assigned to a team with a designated color to wear, and every effort is made to have the teams of equal ability. There will be some Novice, Intermediate and Advanced players on each team, and it really becomes a team event. Sign up sheets will be posted shortly.
The ‘Mock” Tournament will be Nov 18 at 8 at Mountain View. This one is for 2.0/ 2.5 and 3.0/ 3.5 Women. We anticipate one for Men and/or Mixed later in the season. Entry fee is $20 per team (lunch included) and you enter as a team. All matches will be refereed, and it will be as close as possible to a real tournament. Entry forms at Marinette, or contact Phil Arinno at email@example.com.
Come on out and join in these fun events!
Join us for the “Shootout at Sun City” Tournament.
The SHOOTOUT at SUN CITY, ARIZONA is our Pickleball Club Fall Sponsored Tournament!
It is an USAPA Sanctioned Tournament with age and level play!
It is a Double Elimination Tournament!
ONIX Pure Two Balls will be used!
Men’s Doubles on Tuesday, November 1st!
Mixed Doubles on Wednesday, November 2nd!
Women’s Doubles on Thursday, November 3rd!
We invite you to come and enjoy the “FUN IN THE SUN GOOD TIME!”
From 8am until play is finished!
Barry Woods Tournament Director!