Reminder: For anyone that has not yet picked up the T-shirts they ordered, Daryl Wimer will be at MountainView on Friday morning from 9-10 a.m. and Marcia Gregory will be at Marinette on Monday morning from 8-10 a.m. There are some extra shirts available … mostly women’s and men’s small and medium, and some XXL. The shirts are $13.50 each for S-XL and $14.50 each for XXL.
If anyone can’t make it to the courts, please contact Marcia to make other arrangements.
Mountain View courts are reserved from noon to 3 every Wednesday for Women’s Interclub team play.
Contact Phil Arinno for information.
Come have FUN and REFRESHMENTS at our club’s Dinking Tournament to be held Tuesday March 28th starting at 8:00am with a double elimination. Best 2 out of three games moves on to winners and loser brackets. There will be 24 teams that will be divided into skill categories of 2.0-3.0 and 3.5+. The fee is $5 per team and you must sign up with a partner. The cut off for participating in this event is March 20th. Please pay your fee to any board member by the cut off date. Start practicing your dinking skills for an exciting morning of activity! Sign up here.
Updated 2/22/17: We need 2-more men for the C team. 3-more men for the B team. 1-more for the A team. All women teams are filled.
Our next club match against SCW at their courts will be 1:00 PM, March 5th. If you wish to play you must email Phil Arinno to be put on the list. This is open to all club members with rating of 2.5 to 5.0.
Results Sunday, Feb. 12
SC A team: 22 SCW A team: 14
SC B team: 24 SCW B team: 12
SC C team: 19 SCW C team: 17
SC team total: 65 SCW team total: 43
Sun City West Match Play: Phil Arinno still needs a few players for the next match against Sun City West. The date is Sunday, March 5th, with play starting at 1:00 p.m.at Sun City West Pickleball courts. This event is open to 2.5 to 5.0 players, both men and women. Please contact Phil if you are interested in participating.
MountainView Lessons: Bob and Judy McLin have offered to teach beginners at our Mountain View Pickleball courts on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. If anyone is interested, they can sign up here.
Rating Clinic: The next Pickleball Club rating clinic is scheduled at the Marinette Center courts on Thursday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. Rating clinics will take less than one hour. Check for additional dates and sign up for this rating clinic.
Club Hours: Mountain View club hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. We also have the ladies team play on Wednesday’s from noon – 2:00 p.m. Marinette club hours are more detailed so they are posted on the Marinette bulletin board.
Volunteers Needed for Spring Slam, March 10-12
Several volunteers are needed again for various assignments at Marinette during the tournament. Signup posters are at Marinette. We need everyone to sign up for a 2 hr slot and more if you can. This event is a fund raiser for our club. You can also email Marcia if you can’t get to Marinette and she will add your name on the poster.
Enjoy this great weather and get to the courts.
Court Usage: Some club members have been asked to leave courts 1-4 at different times of the day on many occasions recently. It has been confirmed with the RCSC office that all of our courts are available for play everyday … all day. Some RCSC workers at Marinette were misinformed and they will be advised of the policy so this issue should be resolved.
Guest Card Policy: There is a RCSC guest card policy for any member bringing guests to play Pickleball during club hours. The club must purchase the punch cards and maintain the use of these cards. Members must then purchase the cards through the club (from Marcia Gregory or Sylvia Csabon) and use these punch cards when checking in the guests at the reception area. Punch cards are $20 with 8 punches on each card. The guest can then reimburse the member the $2.50 rather than the member buying their own punch cards. Members can still purchase their own punch cards to use for family and friends that play outside of our scheduled club hours. So for any member that manages a group play event … like the Tuesday morning 3.5 ladies or the Wednesday mid-day 4.5 ladies, that coordinator must purchase the guest card from our club. This policy does not affect our reciprocal activities since those players do not pay to play at our club on the approved and scheduled dates. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Marcia directly or see Marcia at the courts. Continue reading →
Couples Night, Friday, February 10th
Terry and Murray Griffin are making dinner reservations for anyone that would like to join them after Couples Pickleball Night this Friday, February 10. Please contact them through email if you will be going out for dinner with them.
Player Development Rating Clinics
Reminder: There are 3 upcoming Sun City rating clinics scheduled. They will be held at the Marinette Center courts. The dates for the rating clinics are as follows:
February 13, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
February 15, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
February 17, 2017 – 11:30 a.m.
Sign up for a Sun City rating clinic here. Rating clinics will take less than one hour.
Player Development Clinics
The Sun City Pickleball Club needs individuals to volunteer to instruct our club members in all phases of Pickleball … from the basics for our beginners to more advanced strokes and strategy for the intermediate level players. Are you willing to give 1 ½ hours each week towards player development at our club? Our clinics are on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Please consider working with 4 players per court to facilitate a clinic. Our club needs all levels to pay it forward! If interested, please contact Peter Miceli. Without additional instructors, the club will have to limit the number of people that can register for each clinic.
Round Robin for 4.0+ Players
Some players are interested in starting a round robin for the more experienced club players. It has been suggested that this start on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. No sign-up is needed. Since there is a club event on Sunday, February 12th, the first round robin will start on the following Sunday.
The annual club tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1. Registration has reached the tourney limit. If registered, please pay your $5 to either Richard Heywood or any board member or drop your $5 check into the mailbox behind the bulletin boards at Marinette.
See you on the courts,
A new league for women 3.0 and under will begin Wednesday March 8th. If you are interested in putting a team of 6 ladies together, do so and notify Phil Arinno.