Welcome SCPC Members to April, 2020,
Hope you are all well and finding various ways to cope with your “pickleball play withdrawal” symptoms!!! It has been a bit over 2 weeks since our Rec Centers closed – lots of walking going on over here – kind of nice to find out that so many pickleball Club Members live in our neighborhood!
Well, her are some updates on projects our Club started a while back …. my original email went on for many pages (a combo of much time on my hand and being a retired teacher), however, I will send the “condensed” version!
Our Club Shirt/Hat order is well on its way…the printing, etc., is scheduled to begin on Monday. Yay! Obviously, this project did not go according to “plan”, but thanks to Frank Spina and Shelley/Gary Martasin of the Pickleball Marketplace for continuing to pull all this together, we will have Club Shirts/Hats this year! More information forthcoming as things develop. Pick up and delivery will be “under construction” . . . figure all that out later!
The Bleacher purchase for Courts 1 – 4 has been presented, approved and ordered….2 sets of bleachers – one for the East side courts and one for the West side courts. This project has been “in the works” for quite a while so it is great to see the success of this venture come to fruition. You may remember the report on Club requests that Rich Peterson gave at our January General Membership Meeting. Rich continues to put many Club ideas “in motion” – he continues, too, to be on the committee planning that super reconstruction being researched for Mountain View. This bleacher plan started with the work from our 2019 Club Board and the plan was approved by our Membership at the March, 2019 meeting. Tom Jeffers and Jeff Skaggs, who were both on the 2019 Club Board, have continued this year in pursuing this purchase. It should also be noted, that Chris Herring and Myrna DeBruyne from our RCSC worked right along with us to see this through. Bravo to everyone involved!! Updates will be provided as time goes on.
On additional notes:
The Scheduling Committee met earlier in March, and, as the time to “reconvene” on the courts comes about, the “fine tuning” for the new schedule will be finished. Coordinator – Dan Haberman.
More updates to come – paddle holders are “in the works” too!
So, keep those paddles not too far – maybe see you on a “walk about” –
More thanks on the projects above:
2019 Club Board – Dave Sinclair, Ed Millett, Tom Jeffers, Jan Booth, Pat Sterba, Marcia Gregory, Kevin Pates, Jeff Skaggs
2020 Board – Dave Breault, Tom Jeffers, Jan Booth, Ann Clark, Evelyn Larsen, Lynda Skaggs, Dan Haberman
And thank you, too, to so many of our Club Members who are out there volunteering in helping out, as they can, in our community right now!
Monday, March 16, 2020
Hello SCPC Members,
Well, you may already know that the RCSC Board of Directors has put out an email regarding closures and cancellations. The complete notice can be read, if you didn’t see it yet, by going to suncityaz.org, going to the bottom of that page and select sunviews, the next page select press + publications, and then hit 2020 press releases, you will see the entire notification . . . lots of details. [Direct link to the press release…] As for pickleball, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, will be the last day the courts are open. The Rec Centers will close that evening until further notice.
So, get in some extra play tomorrow. Obviously, everyone is erroring on the side of caution and hopes this COVID-19 passes quietly and quickly. We will share any more news as it develops in the future. Our Club Farewell Dinner, General Membership Meeting and any scheduled events for our Club are cancelled after tomorrow until the schedule resumes!?
The Shirt/Hat orders will be one more day – at Mountain View tomorrow around 11 a.m. We will be able to continue with our current order and we will let everyone know when their order arrives. We will work on our delivery options.
Fun in the Sun Tournament
Kevin Overs/Roland Lefebrve – Bronze, Mens Doubles 3.0 55+ 60+ 65+
Bob Keeseker/Bob Thacker – Silver, Mens Doubles 3.0 70+
Congrats guys! The Women’s and Mixed divisions were rained out!
There will be more information as it develops . . . guess it is time to do all those “things” we’ve been putting off while we were playing pickleball!!!
See you soon . . . hopefully!
Hello this Sunday, Sunny Morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
We started a Club shirt/hat order last Friday – it went very successfully – so many orders for our Club Shirt/Hats – thank you for showing and ordering so many! There will be a few more times to order our Club Shirts/Hats as planned from last week – at this point we plan to be at Marinette tomorrow morning (Monday) around 9 a.m., then Tuesday morning at Mountain View around 10:30 a.m. and then, Marinette again, on Wednesday around 9:30 am. We will keep you posted if there are any changes.
There will be more updates on Club Events in the near future. As noted, the Sun City/Sun City West Reciprocal has been cancelled for today and will pick back up in October. The Women’s Ladder has also been cancelled for March 16 and March 23. Thank you Carol, Cathy and Jeff for coordinating these very successful Events!
So, for this quick note . . . as one of our favorite TV shows once said –
“Be Careful Out There!”
Good Thursday Evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
So much rain! Isn’t it great we have 8 inside courts!? Yes…and thank you for sharing them so well!
Before I get into the Club hat/shirt order, I wanted to point out how successful our Spring Slam Tournament turned out. A great 3 day event. A sincere thank you to all who helped as volunteers during those days, and a special thank you to Lynda/Jeff Skaggs, Donna Holick and PK for directing and coordinating this fantastic event! There is much more to read about the tournament from Lynda on our Club homepage. Check it out!
Club Hats/Shirts to be ordered – yes, starting tomorrow morning at 9 am at Marinette, Frank Spina will be in the pavilion to take your orders. There will be several more times to order, but this is the first, more will be posted later. There are 2 choices of hat styles and shirt styles. The hats will have Sun City Pickleball Club stitched on the front panel, the shirts will have Sun City Pickleball Club on the front left and the Club Logo on the back…there will be a Club shirt/hat for you to take a look at if you are unfamiliar with our Club design. For information on the choices of hats/shirts, you may check out the following websites
The HAT costs will be $14 apiece for whichever style you select (Sport-Tek dry zone or Port Authority Trucker Cap).
The SHIRTS costs will be: the Sport-Tek RacerMesh will be $18 a piece for sizes small thru 2 XL with the 3 XL at $20. The CamoHex Shirts will be $20 a piece for sizes small thru 2 XL and $22 for the 3 XL
These are some great choices for some great quality Club sportwear. Please check it out! You MUST PAY for your selection(s) at the time you place your order. The window for getting in your order will be short as we want to get all this in asap.
Pickleball Marketplace (Shelley/Gary Martinson) is handling our order and have put this together with our rep, Frank Spina.
Reminder to sign up for the Farewell Dinner, Monday, March 23 at 6 pm in the Marinette Auditorium…..sign ups will be open through Thursday, March 19.
Tuesday, March 31, 4 pm – General Membership Meeting in the Marinette Auditorium
If you have not received your name tag or you need a 2020 sticker, please email Evelyn Larsen
Where is the sun?!
Good Arizona Morning – What a Beautiful Day!
Well, Sun City Pickleball Members, we have reached that time of year when many in our Membership leave and venture to their other homes! The Snowbird/Canadian exit strategy!
To that end, here comes our CLUB FAREWELL DINNER….Monday, March 23, 6 to 8 pm at the Marinette Auditorium! The sign up link is on our Club Homepage – no registration fee, but please remember to sign up on the Sign Up Genius by March 19. The Club will be serving a selection of Baked and Fried Chicken as well as a delicious Vegetable Lasagna – Thank You, PK! We are asking each Member to bring Sides, Salads, and Deserts. Please, also, bring a Beverage of your choice and any particular utensil to serve your dish if they will be needed. The Club will be providing tableware!
SPRING SLAM TOURNAMENT – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, this week March 6, 7, 8! Each Day, All Day! As a courtesy to our Tournament Guests and to our other RCSC Recreation Center Patrons, please remember to park off site . . . Aztec Drive and that neighborhood provide an easy access to Marinette from the north side. Thank you to all our Volunteers . . . yes, THANK YOU!
Now, off to enjoy this beautiful day and enjoy some pickleball play – got to get in a few more games with our Snowbirds/Canadians!!
Today four Sun City Club members entered the “Dual in the Desert 17th Annual Pickleball Tournament and all four brought home a medal! Congratulations Ladies!
Womens Doubles 4.0, 65+ Jan Hodgson & Alice Ritzman – Bronze
Womens Doubles 3.5, 65+ Karen Madison & Partner – Gold
Womens Doubles 3.0, 65+ Dianna Graham & Partner – Gold
Good Wednesday Afternoon SCPC Members,
You may have received 2 emails from this writer last Sunday . . . yes, the computer won . . . the Mail Chimp became a Gorilla … fortunately, we have Bill Booth . . . he settled that Gorilla down! Thank you Bill!!
In case, here is a quick summary of the last, correct email message:
Tomorrow, Thursday, February 27 at 11 am to 1 pm – Line Judge Training Clinic at Marinette
Saturday, February 29 – 11 am to 1 pm – Club Ratings Clinic at Marinette – some slots still available for your sign up – if you don’t have a Club or USAPA Rating, please get your name on that list for Saturday!
March 6, 7, 8 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Club Spring Slam Tournament – Each day, All day – Registration is still open! Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer – a good way to show your support for our great Pickleball Club. Thank You Volunteers!
Sunday, March 15 – SC/SCW Reciprocal – 1 pm to 3 pm at the Sun City West Liberty Courts – 4.0 Team Players needed.
Monday, March 23 – 6 pm to 8 pm – Farewell Dinner – Marinette Auditorium
Tuesday, March 31 – 4 pm – Marinette Auditorium – General Membership Meeting
Friday Night Socials – 5 pm – Marinette Courts
Yes, Hat/Shirt Order very, very soon!
And, now, the critical part – “Chimp” or “Gorilla”!
For now . . . ?