Hello Sun City Pickleball Club Members: I have arrived back in Sun City for the winter. I am so happy to be back and can’t wait to see everyone at the courts. I will be at Marinette every morning for the remainder of the week and maybe even get in some evening play. Some of you may have to introduce yourself again because I’m old and won’t remember everyone’s names… but that’s why we all wear name badges .. right?!
Christmas Party … Final chance to buy Christmas party tickets is this Wednesday morning at Marinette. No tickets will be available at the door on Saturday. Party is set for Saturday, December 2nd and ticket prices are $10 for members and $20 for guests. The club will be collecting for a local food drive so please bring a non-perishable item to the party. We will need help setting up the Bell Center on Saturday so if you can help, please stop by between 1 and 1:30 p.m. to decorate the hall.
Color Team Tourney … Our annual fun team tourney is Tuesday, December 12th from 3-7 p.m. with a potluck in the Marinette auditorium. The event is completely filled at this time with a few extras in case we need a few subs. We could also use a few volunteers to help set up the food in the auditorium as people drop it off for the potluck. Registration is only $2 and must be paid by next Monday, December 4th to hold your spot. Please pay Kathy Masters, Dave Breault, or Marcia Gregory. Everyone will receive an email by Friday, December 8th to let each player know which team they will represent so they can make sure that they have the correct shirt color to wear for the event.
Women’s Club Team Play … I had some incorrect dates for this team play. Please review these dates again. Changes to the original email are in bold … the website has been corrected.
Start: Wednesday, January 10th
Ending: Wednesday, March 14th
Time: 12:30-2:00, every Wednesday
Sign up on club website.
Format: Players will be rated if not already rated. Must rate at least 2.5 and above. Teams will be assigned so that teams are as equal as possible. Each team will elect a captain that will decide the lineup for each match. Each week the total points that each team receives will be added to the total. At the end of play the team with the most point will be the winner. There will be a first half and a second-half schedule.
Rating dates: Saturday, December 30th or Thursday, January 4th. You must attend one of the dates to be rated. Location will be Mountain View courts at 11:00 a.m.
Team meeting: You must attend the team assignment meeting on Saturday, January 6th to be assigned a team and elect a team captain. Location is Mountain View at 11:00 a.m.
If you have question email Phil Arinno.
Court Wash: The monthly court wash is Sunday, December 3rd so the courts will be closed for cleaning.
See everyone very soon,
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Hope this holiday blesses each of you and provides you the time to spend the day with friends and family.
Christmas Party … Last chance to buy Christmas party tickets is at this Friday’s ladder and at next Monday’s morning ladder. Party is set for Saturday, December 2nd and ticket prices are $10 for members and $20 for guests. The club will be collecting for a local food drive so please bring a non-perishable item to the party.
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A new feature has been added to the website for players that want to contact other players for arranged matches, tournaments, or other activities.
If you want to contact players for:
- Tournament partners
- Arranged matches at specific days or times
- Practice partners
Sign up here…
Begins Wednesday, January 10 and continues every Wednesday through March 14, 2018.
See this page for complete information and signup link.
Color Team Tourney … Our annual fun team tourney is Tuesday, December 12th from 3-7 p.m. with a potluck in the Marinette auditorium. All of the information is posted on our webpage and signups are handled on the webpage through SignUp Genius. Registration is only $2. Here’s some basic information about this event…. Please read this and then get registered as soon as possible.
This event is not really a tournament. This is more like a “ladder” event limited to the first 88 entries. Each entrant will be placed on one of four teams… each team will wear a specific color. Similar to the ladder, all games will played against players of similar ability but they will be on one of the other 3 teams. For example, Marcia on the red team will play with Pat from the blue team and play against John from the white team who is playing with George on the gray team. So you will want to cheer for players wearing your “team color”.
Each player will play only 5 games … 13 min each … in the 2 ½ hrs of play time. The first 44 players will be assigned a court for game 1 while the other 44 cheer for their teammates. Then the next 44 players go onto the courts. Players rotate this way until all players have completed their 5 games.
After all games have been played, the points will be captured for each team and the winning “team of 22 players” will be announced. So please understand that we need lots of players of all levels to even out the teams.
Christmas Party … Just a reminder that the Christmas party tickets are still on sale from any board member. The party is Saturday, December 2nd starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased during the Monday and Friday ladders. Ticket prices are $10 for members and $20 for any guests. Remember that we are also collecting non-perishable items for the food bank during the Christmas party…. So bring those items on December 2nd.
SSIPA Tourney at Marinette … Our club will be sponsoring another tournament at our facility on January 30 – February 1. Signups for this tourney will begin on December 1. All members from the Sun City Pickleball Club will receive a $10 discount when registering. The tourney is for players at least 60 years old. There will be events for levels from 2.5 – 5.0 so look on pickleballtournaments.com to find this event, find a partner, and remember to register starting December 1 [edit: Dec, 4, 4:00pm].
See you soon,
Register here for players. Register here for volunteers.
This event is not really a tournament. This is more like a “ladder” event limited to the first 88 entries. Each entrant will be placed on one of the four teams… each team will wear a specific color. Similar to the ladder, all games will be played against players of similar ability but they will be on one of the other 3 teams. For example, Marcia on the red team will play with Bob on the blue team against John from the white team who is playing with George on the gray team. So you will want to cheer for players wearing your “team color”.
Each player will play only 5 games, 13 minutes each, in the 2½ hours of play time. The first 44 players will be assigned a court for game 1 while the other 44 cheer for their teammates. Then the next 44 players go onto the courts. Players rotate this way until all players have completed their five games.
After all games have been played, the points will be captured for each team and the winning team of 22 players will be announced. So please understand that we need lots of players of all levels to even out the teams.
Everyone will be assigned to a team and notified of the team assignment by Sunday, December 10th. The 4 teams colors are: Red, White, Blue, and a Black or Gray combo.
So sign up soon…
Event: Tuesday, December 12
Starts: 3 pm. (be there by 2:45 to get court assignment)
Dinner: Potluck (bring a dish or 2 to share). Iced teas and lemonade plus dinnerware will be provided.
Cost: $2/person (must be paid to any board member by Friday, December 8th to reserve entry)
- 3 people for scoresheet retrieval after each round
- 2 people as timekeepers
- 1 person to enter scores on the computer
- 4 people for food setup in the auditorium
Sun City Pickleball Club member Malcolm Derr won a gold medal at the 2017 USA Pickleball Association Championships. Derr teamed with Carl Tietze (Apache Junction) for the men’s 70-and-older 5.0-4.5 doubles title Sunday (Nov. 5) at Palm Creek in Casa Grande, Ariz. Carl is on the left and Malcolm on the right.
The “2017 Round Up @ Sun City” tournament album has been added to the “2017 Photo Albums” collection on the photos web page. Photos are by Larry Klein, and Ed Everson. The album was put together by Allen Gilson.
This is a direct link to the album.
Good Evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members. This is just a reminder about a few items. First, the Monday and Tuesday ladders are underway. Mike Luke (email) needs to hear from anyone that has not yet contacted him but still wants to play in the Monday morning ladders. For the Tuesday afternoon ladder, Roland Lefebvre (email) needs to hear from anyone wanting to play in the Tuesday 2:00 p.m. ladder. So please take the time to contact Mike or Roland to help them make out the schedule for these events.
Next, Phil Arinno is the coordinator for the Sun City West team play. We need 2.0 – 4.5 players, both male and female, to contact Phil if you are interested in playing for our club against Sun City West. This is a nice social event plus an opportunity to have a tournament type playing experience. The next event is Sunday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Sun City West.
See you all very soon,