Access to our storage areas, including the Lobster training machine, has been restored to the way it has been for the past several years. You will stop at the desk and politely ask the Facilities Attendant for the key to the PB room. The attendant will give you the key in exchange
The color white for men’s and ladies’ styles has been added to the shirt order form.
The Sun City Pickleball Club is looking for fans of the game who want to participate despite physical limitations. The game will be modified to address the individual abilities to allow players to take part and enjoy this fun court-and-paddle sport.
This modified version of pickleball may be just the thing to get you involved in a new activity and meet a new group of friends and athletes.
If you can stand, you can play Limited Mobility Pickleball. The coordinator will help players determine which rule modifications to address. For example: maybe 2 bounces of the ball are allowed rather than one; or a
The Sun City Pickleball Club hopes such an experience will be less intimidating and provide an opportunity to get involved in a wonderful sport.
Courts for Limited Mobility Pickleball are reserved at the Marinette Recreation Center in the pickleball pavilion on Fridays from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The Marinette Recreation Center is located at 9860 W Union Hills Drive in Sun City.
This activity is open to all current Recreation Centers of Sun City cardholders. If players aren’t members of the Sun City Pickleball Club, they must join the club after three Limited Mobility Pickleball sessions. Tennis shoes or court shoes are required on the courts.
The following from Lis Smoot regarding Paddle Play and Clinics:
Paddle Play will begin again on Monday, January 14, from 10-11:30. You don’t need to sign up for this, just attend. Monday is for Beginners and 2.0 players, Tuesday is for 2.5 Players, Wednesday is for 3.0 Players, and Thursday is for 3.5 – 4.5 Players. Mentors are badly needed to help with each day. Please volunteer to help for a day that is below your Rating. If you are able to volunteer, PLEASE email Lis Smoot.
Skill Clinics are beginning again with Lesson 1, Serve and Return, on Tuesday, 1/8 at
Lis has also agreed to run our Rodeo Skills/Drills coming up Feb 8. This is a week after the SSIPA Tournament concludes, and we will need 12 to 15 volunteers to make this event run smoothly. Please consider stepping up to help make this fun filled event a success. Sign up and more details coming soon on our Website.
Our Club was well represented this week at the SouthWest Regional games in Surprise. This was the largest regional tournament in the USA this year, with 850 participants. The following from SCPC won medals: Lynda Skaggs/Cindy Golden-Gold-3.0/60-64; Ann Clark/Michelle Orton-Gold-3.0/70-74;Terri Smilie/Margie Cole-Silver-3.0/70-74; Lis Smoot/Nancy Sonnenburg-Bronze-4.5/65-69; Larry Streuby/Kim Trew-Silver – 3.5/65-69; Dave Sinclair/Ed Millett-Silver-4.0/70-74;Lis Smoot/Singles-Gold-4.5/65-69; Lis Smoot/Singles -Bronze-4.5 Overall 64-69 &70-74;
Next weeks local tournament is at Happy Trails Resort and a few of us are headed to Bullhead City for their Senior Games.
Due to a scheduling conflict for the Marinette Auditorium, the Club Tournament has been rescheduled to Friday, February 22.
The grace period for renewing memberships expires January 31. Since payment was actually due by the end of 2018, we expect your 2019 dues to be paid before participating in any Club event after December 31, 2018. For your renewal to be complete, the Treasurer must have BOTH your dues AND your completed membership form. Both can be completed on the website. There seems to be some reluctance to complete the membership form each year. It takes 3 minutes or less to complete the form, and completing it will catch things that may have changed over the past year about which you may have forgotten.
The Frogs/Birds Tournament is filling up nicely. As this is, as are most of our tournaments, primarily a social event, playing partners will be assigned by the tournament committee. There will be future tournaments where registrations will be submitted as teams, and registration instructions will specify that requirement.
Another reminder – there will be more – that our next Membership meeting will be January 21 @ 4 @ Marinette. Please try to attend.
Tshirt orders must be in NLT January 20. You may order on the Club Website..
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves at our FUN DAY yesterday. Remember there is another one next Tuesday, January 15, at Mountain View.
Name badges should be worn at all times on the courts and at all Club functions. Besides this being a requirement in our Club Bylaws, wearing your name tag makes it much easier for us all to get to know each other by name instead of simply remembering faces.
Dues need to be paid by January 31! A huge proportion of 2018 members have not yet renewed. After Jan 31 those not paid up will be dropped from the roster and ineligible to participate in ANY Club events.
Our next Membership Meeting is January 21 at Marinette at 4P. Please read the minutes from our December 2018 meeting. They are posted on line and on both bulletin boards. We’ll have last minute info on the Desert Frogs vs SnowBirds Tournament and the Marinette SSIPA Tournament. Volunteers are still needed for SSIPA -sign up on the website. We are also having many more Frogs sign up for Frogs/Birds tournament than Birds – the Birds need to get on line and get signed up to defend themselves from a year of god natured ribbing!
Club Tournaments coming up in the next few months – this is not a complete list and is subject to change – are the annual Club Tournament on February 21 and a Dink Tournament on March 25. More information to follow.
Our Club was well represented at the Tommy Wong Memorial Tournament that concluded yesterday at SPA’s courts. Medal winners were (if a Member medaled and is not mentioned, let us know via email): Lis Smoot and Nancy Sonnenburg – Silver @ 4.5/65+; Michelle Orton and Ann Clark – Silver @ 3.0/65+; Jane Powell and Partner – Silver @ 3.5/60+; Simonne McGowan and Partner Bronze @ 4.0/65+; Scott Sutherland and Partner – Bronze@ 4.0/60+; Lynda Skaggs and Frank Spina – Gold @ 3.0/60+ and Cheryl Alsagoff and Partner – Silver @ 4.0/50+. Congratulations to al!! The Southwest Regionals started this morning, also at the Surprise courts and are well worth going to watch for anyone who has a spare moment in his/her busy Sun City life.
Check our website periodically! Lots of great things coming up!
|Some great FUN events coming up shortly!
TODAY @ 4 at Marinette there is another FUN DAY! Bring your paddle, a snack to share and a beverage of your choice. Meet some new friends and find some of your long-time pals again! Come on out, relax, and have a great time!
Saturday, January 26, from 2 – 7 at Marinette is our Desert Frogs and Snowbirds Tournament and Dinner! This is a team play tournament, and you will be matched with players of as near equal ability as possible. A trophy presentation is planned to the winning team, and the Bragging rights will be one group’s prize to enjoy for the year. The Club will be helping supply a really nice dinner. Registration is now available on the Club web page. Payment will be through PayPal if at all possible. See this page for more information, a link to the signup, and payment information.
See you there!
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a good holiday!
Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed the play and socializing at our New Years Day Social! Everyone seemed to have a great time and we all saw a lot of new faces. We have a few additions and corrections to our January schedule of events.
January 7 – Monday – FUN DAY at Marinette – 4-7. Bring a snack to share, and hope for warmer weather. Hope to see some of our Mountain View players so we can all get to know each other a little better.
January 15 – Tuesday – FUN DAY at Mountain View – 4-7 – Same as above, except we hope to see some Marinette players travel to Mountain View!
January 16 – Wednesday – DISCOVERY DAYS at Sundial – 9-11 and 6-8. The Club will have a table indoors and a net set up in the patio area. Come visit and encourage some of the “lookers” to join our Club!
January 20 – Sunday – Sun City West RECIPROCAL PLAY at Sun City West – 1PM. Players still needed at 4.0 and above level.
January 21 – Monday – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at Marinette Auditorium – 4PM – Board Meeting prior. Come and hear about events for the rest of 2019.
January 26 – Saturday – DESERT FROGS vs SNOWBIRDS TOURNAMENT and DINNER at Marinette – 2-7 Dinner will be in the Auditorium. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE. $5 entry fee, 3 levels of play, players matched at their level. More details to follow. Pay Pal will be available for sign up thru the Website. Thanks to Phil Arinno for arranging this. Phil will be our Tournament Director for in-house tournaments for the coming year.
January 29-31 – Tuesday – Thursday – SSIPA Tournament at MARINETTE – 8-? – Volunteers still needed. Sign up online on the Club website.
Paddle Play will not resume until Monday, January 14th due to Tournaments.
Orders may now be placed for Pickleball Club Shirts with 2019 Dri-Fit styles and colors.
Payment can be made when the shirts are picked up from the club. Sizes small-XL are $14; 2XL $16, and 3XL $17. Style and colors of Dri-Fit shirts may be seen in this PDF file.
The deadline for orders is January 20, 2019