Greetings Sun City Pickleball
One small to change to one of our winter 2022/2023 events. The Women’s Round Robin held on Tuesdays is now open to players 3.0 and above. This is a change from being open only to players 3.5 and above. if you have questions contact Patty Evans.
Hello Sun City Pickleball
Here in Colorado the leaves are turning yellow, able to see your breath in the morning. Must be time to head south?
The Winter schedule/calendar for our club begins on October 1st. It’s going to be a very busy winter season coming up. We are now close to a thousand members. On a typical week this winter there will be 22 club activities taking place with 13 coordinators overseeing these activities. The activities will include lessons, clinics, ladders, round robins, paddle play, social pickleball and modified pickleball. There will also be the assorted club tournaments, fun days and of course open play.
Just a reminder. When participating in any club activity wearing your name tag is required. Also name tags are to be worn while playing during club time.
Yesterday, Friday the 23rd, the club held its first Fall Information Night. The event was a huge success with over a hundred club members attending. Lots of new faces which is who this event was mainly targeting. Hope to make this a yearly event. Thanks to Lynda and Jeff Skaggs for putting this event on.
I’ve been told that all the volunteer spots for the Round Up Tournament have been filled. A huge thank you to Lynda Frerichs and Pat Klepadlo for helping to get the volunteers needed for the Round Up. Also, just as a reminder, when you fill out your membership form you are agreeing to volunteer four hours of your time to the club per year.
I recently had a conference call/meeting with people from the RCSC about the Lake View pickleball court project. A very positive meeting. There is progress being made. Maybe not as fast as I’d wish, but progress.
Again, looking forward to seeing friends on and off the courts.
Hello Sun City Pickleball Club
On Friday, September 23, from 6-8 pm at the Marinette Auditorium, our club will be hosting a Fall information night. This event will be an informative evening about our clubs upcoming winter events and activities, Presentations from the coordinators of our ladders, round robins, social activities. reciprocal play, lessons and clinics we offer and more. There is more information on our club website. Hope to see you there. Thanks to Lynda Skaggs for putting this night together.
The Round Up Tournament is still in need of volunteer line judges. Don’t think you can be a line judge? Tom Jeffers is offering a clinic on how to line judge. The clinic takes place at the Marinette on Monday October 10th from 11 am to 1 pm. There is also more information about this clinic on our club website.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Paddle Play will begin Tuesday, October 4, from 2 – 3:30, for Beginners to 2.5 players. Beginners need to have taken the Intro to Pickleball class or have played for at least a month. You don’t need to sign up. Just show up to court 1-4 a little before 2 pm.
Intermediate Paddle Play for players who are 3.0 and higher begins Wednesday, October 5, from 2-3:30 on courts 17-20.
What is Paddle Play? The first half hour of Paddle Play will be focused on a Pickleball Skill. The next hour will be round robin play with an emphasis on improving your game skills. Each court will have one or two Mentors who will help coach your court. The Mentors will be volunteer club members who have a higher rating than the players on the court.
Mentors Needed. I will need members to volunteer as Mentors. In the past, Mentors have been invaluable in helping our club players improve their skills during play. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for Paddle Play, please email Lis Smoot
Hello Sun City Pickleball
Since my last email, Kathryn Rabe has also made the decision to not pursue being on the board for 2023. Kathryn had the position of Media and Technology Chair. I’d like to thank Kathryn for serving in that capacity in 2022.
There are now three vacancies on our board that definitely need to be filled for 2023. Treasurer, secretary and media and technology. The rest of the board has offered to continue on the board for 2023. They are Dave Parenteau, member at large. Gay Jones, membership. Lynda Skaggs, vice president. Dan Haberman, President.
The nominating committee consisting of Shayne Lehman, Gwen Miller and Ralph Foster have talked to and interviewed several members to fill the upcoming vacant board positions. Their recommendations are; Rachel Trojanovich for secretary. Alice Ritzman for Treasurer and Mo McClean for media and Technology. I’d like to thank Shayne, Gwen and Ralph for serving on the nominating committee
AT the membership meeting on October 24th, at 4 pm at the Marinette auditorium the nominating committee will present their recommendations for the open board positions to the club membership. At that time there can also be nominations from the floor. The elections will be held at the December membership meeting.
I only have a little information at this time in regard to the Lake View Pickleball courts. The RCSC has an architect they are using and are partnering with Elite Sports Builders on the project. The club committee working on this project has seen some very basic drawings. I’d say the project is still in a conceptual phase. More information as it comes in.
Looking forward to seeing all of you out and about and on the courts.
Hope your summer is going well and you are enjoying pickleball wherever you may be. For you Snowbirds coming back to Sun City, fun pickleball and your wintertime friends is just around the corner, Safe travels as you head back to Sun City.
Our board is going to have some changes for 2023. Ann Clark’s term is up. Thank you Ann for your 3 years as club secretary! Patty Evans has decided not to continue as club treasurer for 2023. Thank you for your time as treasurer. There is a nominating committee working to find members who are willing and have expertise to fill the secretary and treasurer positions. Thanks to Shayne Lehman, Gwen Miller and Ralph Foster for serving on this committee.
Some things to look for coming up. An ice machine to be installed in the Marinette pavilion some time in September. I’ve mentioned before, the resurfacing of the Marinette courts in late November. The Round Up tournament coming up in October. Some info about the tournament from Lynda and Jeff Skaggs, tournament directors, is included in this email. Please sign up to volunteer for this event. Also included in this email is some info from Tom Jeffers about an upcoming line judge clinic’
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Line Judge Training Clinic-Round Up 2022
A major revenue source for our club is the tournaments that we host every year at the Marinette courts. For our members who have participated or observed tournament play, you know that successful tournaments depend heavily on our club volunteers. One of the most exciting and dynamic volunteer positions is serving as a line judge.
Our tournaments are USA Pickleball sanctioned events, which require line judges for all gold medal matches. A pickleball line judge, much like a tennis line judge, is part of the team that supports the referee by observing the travel of the ball and signaling to the referee if the ball has touched the ground or other object outside the court boundaries.
Line judges have the opportunity to see the gold medal match competition and the best players compete at all the skill levels. For our members looking to learn how to line judge, this class is a must for you. For our seasoned Club line judges, this is an excellent review of the rules and their application to the game.
We are fortunate to have one of our own club members, Elaine Guest, to assist us at our Clinic. Elaine has an extensive background as an umpire and referee. Notably, she is our only club member who has achieved Certified USA Pickleball Referee status. During the clinic, Elaine will share the referee perspective with the attendees and take any mystery out of line judging.
We’ll spend about an hour discussing the role of line judge, then we’ll apply that knowledge on the courts to practice the new skills. Go to Sign Up Genius and register. The class is limited to 16 participants, plus four alternates. Paddle, name tags, and court attire are required!
For clinic questions, please contact Tom Jeffers.
Remember to sign up on the Club website as a Round Up line judge volunteer!
Date: Monday, October 10, 2022
Location: Marinette Pavilion
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Hello, Sun City, Pickleball Club.
Lynda Skaggs has made arrangements for a clinic to come to the Marinette. Follows is a description of the clinic.
Patrice Ayala, professor from Midwestern University, a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy will be coming to the Marinette pickleball courts along with several of her students to teach a class on what to-do to avoid a fall (fall risk) and then a little bit about the “best” way to fall.
Best way to fall is part of their “Senior Athlete Fitness Exam” (SAFE for short) and several little stations; taking vitals, testing walking speed, (which is highly correlated to fall risk), grip strength, shoulder and ankle flexibility, balance on even and uneven surfaces with eyes open and closed.
If you’d like to attend this FREE educational class, please use sign up on Sign up Genius.
Hopefully this class will be offered again this winter.
Our annual Fall Tournament “Pickleball Round Up” is open for registration. Our members get a $10 discount on their entry fee. Free lunch for all players. This is a wonderful tournament to get started in your tournament career, it’s open to levels 2.5 to 5.0. Go to https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/ to register. Lynda Skaggs is available if you need assistance.
The committee that was formed to oversee/help with design and construction of the courts coming to the Lakeview met recently. The committee did some brainstorming and we have passed on a list of needs and wants to the RCSC. I’d like to thank the club members who stepped up to be on the committee. Jeff Skaggs, Bill Booth, Dave Breault, Sue Bryant, Mike Lasker, Dave Parenteau, Marcia Gregory, Rachel Trojanovich and myself. We’ll keep you posted as we get information.
We have new windscreens on the Union Hills side of the courts.15 and 16 and 19 and 20. Coming in November will be the resurfacing of all the courts at the Marinette. Schedule of that project with be forth coming.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Happy Hitting.
Patrice Ayala, Professor from Midwestern University, a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy will be coming to the Marinette pickleball courts along with several of her students to teach a class on what to do to avoid a fall (fall risk) and then a little bit about the “best” way to fall.
Best way to fall is part of their “Senior Athlete Fitness Exam” (“SAFE” for short) and is made up of several little stations; taking vitals, testing walking speed ( which is highly correlated to fall risk), grip strength, shoulder and ankle flexibility, balance on even and uneven surfaces with eyes open and closed. These stations will be set up at our Fall Round Up Tournament, October 14,15 & 16, 2022 @ the Marinette Center.
Friday, August 12, 6:00-9:00 PM on the bleachers of courts 1-4.
If you’d like to attend this free educational class please sign up on Signup Genius…