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
Tuesday, October 30 – Thursday, November 1
Many Volunteers are needed for this Tier 2 USAPA Sanctioned Event.
Sign up here… Click on the tabs to see all of the volunteer categories.
Sign up for the July 3rd get-together. The club will provide the meal and drinks for club members and guest.
Date: 07/03/2018 (Tue.) Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm MST
Round Robins at Marinette will begin at 7:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays starting next Monday, June 11. There will be brunch on the patio with bagels and fruit at 8:45 am after the June 13th Round Robin .
Sun City club members are reminded that the first major event of the 2018-19 season on our courts is the Fall Round Up, Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 at the Marinette Recreation Center. Registration for the USA Pickleball Association-sanctioned tournament begins July 15.
Information and Registration…
Westbrook Play this Sunday:
Calling all men for 2.0-2.5 play on Sunday! We need one more man to sign up on the below link for our first Westbrook Reciprocal play on Sunday at 11am. Others slots 9 and 10 are alternates.
Come on guys, we don’t want to appear less motivated or interested in starting up play with Westbrook. Many 2.0-2.5 players have expressed concern that there aren’t enough activities dedicated to their current skill levels, so this is an excellent chance to play others of similar ability and meet some neighbors.
Hot Weather Ball Protocol:
With the increasing temps, let’s be aware that the balls deteriorate faster in the sun and heat.
If you are one of the last to leave either venue at the end of morning play, please collect as many balls as possible and place them in the bucket we have, and walk the bucket inside the pavilion at Marinette, or place them in the cooler inside the common area at Mountain View.
And if you are one of the first to begin play each morning at Marinette, there will be a bucket inside the pavilion with playable balls. Please walk the bucket to the outdoor courts.
Wed. 8am Round Robin at Marinette. (Thank you Pat S. and Steve M.)
Friday, 7am Ladder at Marinette (Thank you Pat S.)
Tuesday, 10am Introductory Lessons (Thank you Bill B.)
May 18th, 4pm, Fun Day at Marinette (bring your snacks and drink to enjoy after play)
Let’s enjoy the comfortable temps and pickleball for fun.
2018 Board of Directors
Dear Sun City Pickleballers
For those of you that have signed up for the Westbrook vs. Sun City Reciprocal play that was scheduled for the 22nd from 11am to 1pm there has been a change of dates.
Unfortunately, the Westbrook Reciprocal Tournament has to be delayed due to a conflict in Westbrook’s schedule. They seem to have forgotten that they were already scheduled for another tournament on the 22nd. They do not have enough players to play both.
They DO NOT want to cancel the reciprocal play however and have asked that if we could postpone the play to the 29th they would greatly appreciate it.
If those of you that have already signed up can wait to play on the 29th that would be great, just leave your name on the signup and see you on the 29th.
If not then you can go to Sign Up Genius and cancel your spot to make room for another player.
See those that will move it out a week on the 29th at Marinette at 11am (10 minutes early would be nice).
Thank you for your continued support of our club and our Reciprocal play.
The ladies have filled all the slots for Westbrook reciprocal play on Sunday, April 22nd at our Marinette facility. We just need one more confirmed man and two alternate men to sign up and we can show Westbrook, whom already has a full roster, that we are just as committed to this reciprocal play.
Some have said there is not enough below 3.5 or 3.0 level events. Here is your turn to play others in that below 3.0 rating.
Jeff Skaggs, of our club has been working with his counterpart at Westbrook (where they have added new courts we are told) to begin club coordination. If you are 2.5/2.0 player, please add your name to the sign up.