Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members!!!
Well, here it is . . . . already July 3 . . . I say already, but it seems like a long “trip” from March! Maybe the next 4 months will go more pleasantly! We are hoping!
Several of us were having a conversation this morning about whether the courts are open for pickleball play at Marinette and Mountain View considering the latest “closures” from Gov Ducey. In fact, the COURTS are STILL OPEN for play . . . STILL SINGLES, but, the COURTS ARE OPEN! The work out areas are closed. If you were like me, I read that only the pools and spas would remain open, however, the courts are too! I would check on the Marinette court washing schedule . . . I believe they get washed this Sunday, the 5th.
And, just a real positive note from the RCSC Board meeting last week. A report was presented to the Board about which clubs have been most successful over the last few years . . . PICKLEBALL has grown by some 897% . . . I guess the data they have supports that PICKLEBALL ROCKS in Sun City!!! Of course, we already know this, but it was still great to hear it and see the data as it was presented to the Board and to all Sun City residents! A “bravo” for that research!! Now, if we can “get a handle” on this Coronavirus situation, we can get back to playing this great sport/activity and enjoying the comradery we so much miss!! Let’s all focus on the word “soon”!
For now, keep active as you can, stay safe and hydrate!!
RCSC Centers are currently open for Cardholders only. The Recreation Centers of Sun City continues to be in Phase One in the Re-Opening Plan. The State of Arizona will determine when it is safe to proceed to Phase Two and Phase Three. Strict physical distancing, face masks and proper sanitation protocols must be adhered to by all RCSC Cardholders as required. At this time, no guests or visitors are allowed on RCSC properties (with the exception of golf courses).
Additional information about regarding current RCSC Restrictions & Requirements for various activities can be found on the website under each Recreation Center where that activity is available.
NOTE: New COVID-19 Face Mask Non-compliance Process was passed by the RCSC Board of Directors. Read more about it here.
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
A quick note this day.
The Ad Hoc Future Planning Committee’s Proposal Plan for the renovations at Mountain View were a large part of the discussion at the RCSC Board meeting yesterday morning. The addition of more pickleball courts and a larger, shaded area for people who are waiting to play are included in those plans. As you can imagine, these plans were very well received and lots of positive comments and feedback came from the Board Members and from those who spoke from the audience. Thank you to the Ad Hoc Committee and RCSC Board.
We also had several Club Members address the RCSC Board in regards to permitting doubles play at our Sun City Pickleball Courts!
So many great points were brought out and substantiated by our Club Members – and with such eloquence! Thank you Frank Spina, Karen McAdam and Rich Peterson! We are all hoping the Board will reconsider and let doubles be played….fingers crossed! And thank you to all the Club Members who came and showed their support . . . bravo to you all!!
I was just reminded of the Commemorative Paver our Club purchased located at the Sun City Museum…have you seen it?! It was bought by our Club last year to help with the cost of the Museum renovations . . . there is a picture of it on our Club Website . . . that is, until you get over there and see it in person!
And, from what I understand, the Nominating Committee for next year’s Club Officers are still gathering names for those of you who want to help lead this wonderful Club of ours!!! Isn’t it about time you “stepped” forward (and not into the kitchen) – (this kitchen is acceptable)! Please be in touch with any on our committee – Carol Arinno, Diana Colonna, or Joe Gilfillan. Thank you for volunteering!
Enjoy this bit of weather – with no wind, these are great temps for June!
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
It might be noted that the Rec Center hours have changed for this week . . . Monday, June 1 thru Sunday, June 7. The Rec Centers will be closing at 7pm. This change is in support of the Statewide Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Ducey regarding the daily curfew he just put in effect.
Please check at the Rec Centers for any further changes!
On Sunday, May 31, Arizona Governor Ducey issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a daily curfew from 8:00pm to 5:00am, beginning on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00pm and in effect through Monday, June 8 at 5:00am.
In support of this Declaration of Emergency, RCSC will be closing all Recreation Centers, inclusive of all Chartered Club rooms and activities, at 7:00pm from Monday, June 1, through Sunday, June 7. Closing at this time allows RCSC Cardholders and staff the time necessary to safely return home during daylight in compliance with the 8:00pm curfew.
Thank you for your attention to this temporary and unfortunate situation.
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members this last Sunday in May……
And tomorrow is June 1st . . . with plenty of heat!!! (Three ! for the triple digits)
It has been great getting back on the courts these last few weeks and seeing so many of you getting back into playing this wonderful game of pickleball! The courts at Mountain View and Marinette still seem the same . . . wish I could say “ditto” about “my” game! Nice to get back onto our “home” courts . . . 2 sets of bleachers have been added at Marinette with lots of the plastic railings replaced with new material!! Thank you Ed and company! Continue reading →
Not ready for the stress of singles? Try half-court singles, sometimes called skinny singles. It can help improve your consistency, cardio, and strategy. It can help to make you a better doubles player when doubles play resumes in Sun City. These videos show a couple of variations.
Email from RCSC
We would like to amend the RCSC Rules & Regulations for Phased Re-opening Plan sent to Cardholders yesterday (May 18) with regards to Vulnerable Individuals as it relates to our community.
The statements below are only recommendations. All RCSC Cardholders will need to assess their own health and use facilities at their own risk. Each Cardholder will need to make their own decisions regarding their participation in the use of RCSC facilities.
We hope this clarification helps you to better understand this matter.
CARDHOLDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED OF CDC & EXECUTIVE ORDER RECOMMENDATIONS DURING PHASE ONE & PHASE TWO
- All vulnerable individuals are advised to take reasonable steps to continue limiting their time away from their place of residence or property.
- Vulnerable individuals are defined as individuals 65 and older and/or individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
- Individuals who are symptomatic must stay home.
- Individuals who have a fever (100.4 F or higher) must stay home.
- Individuals must wash their hands thoroughly and frequently.
Good evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
As you may already know, the Rec Centers here in Sun City are reopening! The complete list of guidelines have been posted with the 3 phases outlined for reopening procedures. There are some very specific guidelines you should be aware of as you make your way back onto the courts so please read through them completely! As phase one opens, any current RCSC Card Holding Member (NO GUESTS) may get onto the courts for SINGLES PLAY only as doubles play does not meet the phase one conditions as specified. Please check in as necessary when you get to either Mountain View or Marinette. You will be checking in using your RCSC Card. Be sure to bring any sanitizing products you will need as outlined in phase one as well as any equipment you will need to play. Official Club activities will start again once we reach phase two. We are hoping that the time between phase one and two will be minimal.
So, the courts will be open for play as RCSC Card holders . . . singles for now, but, if you are like many of us, any play will be welcomed . . . much better than all that “walking”!
As things develop or change we will keep you posted….stay safe!