Dear Club Members,
In last week’s board meeting, we made “proposed” changes to the club bylaws. Some changes were grammatical while others were substantive. We are posting these “proposed” changes on the website for review.
We intend to vote on the changes at the Oct. 11th member meeting. At which time, if passed, we will have adopted revised club bylaws.
Any proposed changes should be submitted to the executive board by Oct. 5h, so the board may include such changes. Please send proposed changes to the bylaws directly to my email address
Link to proposed bylaw changes:
Also, last week, Jeff Skaggs accepted the nomination of the board to be the interim, replacement “member at large.” Thank you and welcome, Jeff, for volunteering to join the board.
Sun City Pickleball Club
Dear Club Members,
Please be advised, you may provide recommendations for 2019 Club Board Positions.
According to our club bylaws, you have until Oct. 11th’s member meeting to recommend people for board positions to the nomination committee.
Please contact the following nomination committee members: Pat Klepadlo, Jim Baker or Nancy LeRoy-Mott, with your recommendations.
Sun City Pickleball, President
Hooray! In this inflationary environment, surprise! Your pickleball club board voted at Tuesday’s meeting to lower the 2019 dues to $20 from $25.
Dues are due January 1st 2019 with a grace period until January 31st.
Dues may be paid by check to any board member along with the membership application (which are available in trays at both facilities). Cash is accepted, but make sure it is noted by some receipt from the person you give it to. There is also a deposit box behind the bulletin board at Marinette where you may place check attached to application.
Stay tuned for more messages…lots happening soon.
2018 Board of Directors
Hello Fellow Club Members,
Want to have some inter-club FUN? Anyone can join in to the Colors Tournament.
We have room for more players in the Sept. 21st, Friday Colors Tournament, being coordinated by our Club Treasurer, Candy Laube.
Candy wants you all to know there are 3 Days Left to register for the tournament. Registration closes on Saturday, Sept. 15th.
Let’s make this a club re-acquaintance day, as many of us are returning from summer away (okay, probably speaking for myself here).
Friendly competition is a great way to learn from others. Can we fill this tournament?
Here is the signup link:
Remember this is your fun competition opportunity. Looking forward to seeing you out there.
Enjoy and Be Safe.
Dear Pickleball Club Members,
An idea has been brought to the board’s attention to try out a “Limited Play” concept.
This would be anyone (club members, people not yet in our club or possibly guests) that due to some physical limitations, I.e., stroke, joint limitations, Parkinson’s, etc., have avoided the game of Pickleball.
Since our club has a purpose to encourage people to play the game, a volunteer came forth with this idea and willingness to get it started.
The current concept (subject to trial and learning adjustments) is to have a few levels of capability, I.e., can only take a single step- one direction side to side, can take a step side to side as well as backwards and forwards. The game rules would be adjusted to the level of movement of a single player on a “mixed capability” team. Mixed capability refers to one person is limited mobility, while the other person is capable of full court movement (maybe like a 3.0 level player)
The question is do we have interested participants?
If you know someone that has wanted to play Pickleball, but is limited in movement on the court, please have them provide their name, phone number and email address to
Ryan Derosier at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If enough interest is shown a meeting will be scheduled and possibly league play started.
Please let Ryan know who is interested.
Note: Must be willing to join our club or have a club member use a guest pass to get non-RCSC members in to facility to play.
2018 Board of Directors
Hello Pickleball Players,
My name is Taylor Millbranth and I work as a Marketing Intern for the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit sports event company located in Scottsdale, Arizona and we are sending out a reminder about our Tucson Fall Festival Pickleball Tournament from November 16th – 18th. Some of the event details are below, please visit our website for more information.
- Event Name: Tucson Fall Festival Pickleball Tournament
- Tournament Tier: 3/4 (TBD)
- Date: November 16th – 18th
- Location: Westward Look Resort
- 245 East Ina Road, Tucson, Arizona 85704
- Time: Tentative based on bracketing
For more event information you can visit our website at https://www.azsportsent.com/2018-tucson-fall-festival.html
Good Morning Pickleball Club,
Allow me to introduce you to our new Leader of the Women’s League, Lynda Skaggs. She has graciously offered to take over for Phil Arinno in coordinating the ladies play league starting later this year.
Phil, Thank You very much for managing the women’s league up to now.
Here is the information about getting the league started and sign ups. Please note the important meeting on October 25th below.
Women’s League Team Play
Level 2.5 – 3.5
Start: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Ending: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. Wednesdays
Format: Must have a USAPA rating or Sun City Pickleball Club rating of at least 2.5 and not more than 3.5. If you do not have a rating please send an email to the below email address.
Team play will be discussed at the 1st meeting held before league begins. Every team will elect a team captain that will decide the lineup for each week’s match. The season will be divided into two sessions. The total points earned during weekly match play will be cumulative for the 1st and 2nd sessions. The team with the most points at the end of the two sessions will play each other to determine League Champion.
Mandatory League meeting: Marinette Auditorium, Thursday October 25th, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Teams will be determined at this meeting.
Sign up at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4FADAA28A3FD0-womens1
If you have questions, please send an email to: Lynda Skaggs @ email@example.com
The first 80 people to sign up online will be playing in the tournament (additional signup slots are available in case of last-minute cancellations)
This is a round robin format made of 4 teams of 20, Each team will be wearing either Red, Blue, White, or Green. You will be notified by the team captain what team you will be playing on. This is for all skill levels and we will try to get you into your level, so when you sign up please let us know if you are beginner, intermediate or advanced.
There is a $5 entry fee and we will be providing a late lunch of sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks.
We also need volunteers for team captains, score sheet retrieval after each round, time keepers, and help setting up the food.
So sign up soon for some fun and we need people in all skill levels.
Event: Friday, September 21
Starts: 2:30 pm. (be there by 2:15 to get court assignment)
- 3 people for scoresheet retrieval after each round
- 2 people as timekeepers
- 1 person to enter scores on the computer
- 4 people for food setup in the auditorium
- 4 Team Captains
Jammin’ 2 Jamaica Pickleball
at Sandals South Coast Resort
Week 2 – Dec. 5 – 12, 2018 (Week 1 has already filled)
Combine the best of all worlds with a week of unsurpassed luxury at one of Jamaica’s finest resorts – Sandals South Coast, along with an opportunity to play and compete with pickleball players from clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our first week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5) has nearly filled so book your room soon as we expect Week 2 to also fill.
This pickleball adventure is open to players of all skill levels (as well as non-players who wish to join the fun but not play pickleball). Your all-inclusive room payment covers all tournament costs (how’s that for ALL-inclusive?) more…
Sun City Pickleball Club president Steve Oaks recently provided an update on the lighting situation for the eight-court indoor pavilion at Marinette Recreation Center. He spoke with club member, Rich Peterson, who is on the Long Range Planning Committee of the Recreation Centers of Sun City. An upgraded lighting system has been approved by RCSC and is in the 2019 budget. Also, awnings have been approved for along the top of the fences of the pavilion, to block unwanted sun (and likely deter birds from entering the pavilion). Steve Oaks and Rich Peterson worked with specialists concerning bids for upgraded lights and awnings. They presented the information to RCSC assistant general manager Chris Herring.
Kevin Pates, Publicity Chair