Hello Pickleballers. It’s been awhile since I’ve contacted the group. I have been back in Illinois and extremely busy this summer. Not much time for Pickleball in Illinois so I definitely miss my Arizona friends and Pickleball at our facility in Sun City. I’ve heard that we continue to have several members playing even with the extreme heat in Arizona.
I need to thank Dave Breault, our current Vice-President, for keeping things running smoothly and keeping in touch with our other officers and members that play at Marinette and MountainView during the summer. A big concern right now is selecting a new ball to use at the next tourney and for the daily use by our members. Thanks to all of you that have provided your input to Dave and Barry Woods, the Shootout Director.
Fall Shootout .. The Shootout is scheduled for October 31 – November 2, 2017. It’s that time where the club needs to provide chairpersons for several committees to make this tournament run well. After we have 5 or 6 committees established, then we’ll need about 100 volunteers to fill 2 hr time slots for each committee. The committees are listed below. Think about each and please step up and take on a task for our club. Our officers and the tourney director will help answer any questions. Continue reading →
The weather in Sun City has remained in the 90’s. It is important in the heat to make sure we remove all of the pickleballs from the outside courts at Marinette and MountainView after play. At MountainView, they have a cooler to hold the pickleballs and protect them from the heat. At Marinette, please put the pickleballs into the white bucket and take the bucket back into the Pavilion. The Onix 2 pickleballs don’t seem to break but they do get soft and then aren’t much fun to play with on the courts. So please help the club avoid spending extra money to purchase more before it really should be necessary. A box of Onix Pure 2 pickleballs will cost us almost $200. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.
Our club has been asked if our 3.0 men would be interested in a weekly reciprocal pickleball event. Sun City Grand as well as Sun City West are also starting a 3.5 men’s and a 4.0 men’s weekly event. I am going to submit the forms to RCSC to start these activities. Our club will need players at each level to handle the sign-in of other clubs when Marinette hosts the reciprocal event for each specific level. So the club will need volunteers from each level to meet the players at the reception desk and check the visitors into our facility prior to play. If you’re interested in coordinating this effort for your specific men’s level (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5), please let Marcia Gregory or Dave Breault know as soon as possible. These events will start around October 1, 2017.
See you at the courts,
We would like to thank the Sun City Pickleball Club members who coordinated & taught the introductory, beginner, advanced beginner & intermediate clinics the past few months. We are very fortunate to have such high quality players to generously give their time to further the game of pickleball in Sun City.
The following players time, patience & generosity is greatly appreciated:
Also thanks to Dave Sinclair & Ed Millett who had previously arranged with RCSC to have the courts reserved for the clinic time.
If you are interested in coordinating or teaching one of the clinics beginning again in the fall, please contact Marcia Gregory.
Submitted by Bev Berger and Peter Miceli
Updated with the final results of April 5. That is last event of the season.
Dink Tourney: On behalf of our Pickleball club, here’s a BIG THANK YOU to the dink tourney committee: Julie Kimball, Lynn Mysel, Michelle Orton, and Pat Sterba. These ladies organized the brackets for both flights and planned the food for our 2nd annual event. It proved to be a wonderful day … long, but a great time had by all. Special thanks to Ann Clark for the cutest awards ever … so very creative!! Flight 1 winners were: Mark Larson – Alan Kramer, Gold; Barb and Jim Blaser, Silver; Paula Beaty – Dave Breault, Bronze. Flight 2 winners were: Joe Gilfillan – Mike Kapp, Gold; Jane Powell – Kim Trew, Silver; Penny and Jim Janecky, Bronze. Allen Gilson and Ed Everson took several pictures of this event and the album with flight winners and action shots will be posted on our website in the next few weeks. Continue reading →
A photo album of the 2017 Dink Tournament has been posted at this ink by Allen Gilson. Photos are by Larry Klein, Ed Everson, and Allen Gilson.
By Kevin Pates
A Belgian television crew was in town recently, filming for an upcoming production which will highlight the stages of life. The crew has a number of international stops, but only one in the United States — Sun City. And one of the stops here was for pickleball at the Marinette courts. The director said filming began last November and he hopes to be completed by September. The Sun City Pickleball Club is to receive a video copy of the finished documentary. Here are a few photos from March 14.
Reminder: We have a general membership meeting at Marinette on Tuesday, March 21 at 4pm.
A photo album of the 2017 Spring Slam Tournament has been posted at-this-link by Allen Gilson. Photos are by Larry Klein, Ed Everson, and Allen Gilson.