Paddle Play will not resume until Monday, January 14th due to Tournaments.
Orders may now be placed for Pickleball Club Shirts with 2019 Dri-Fit styles and colors.
Payment can be made when the shirts are picked up from the club. Sizes small-XL are $14; 2XL $16, and 3XL $17. Style and colors of Dri-Fit shirts may be seen in this PDF file.
The deadline for orders is January 20, 2019
Comin Up in January
January 1 – New Years get together at Mountain View – Noon – 4. Bring your paddle and whatever you want for munchies and drinks. First time trying this – will it become an annual event?
January 7 – FUN DAY at Marinette – 4 – 7
January 15 – FUN DAY at Mountain View – 4 – 7
January 18 – Desert Frogs vs Snowbirds Tournament and Dinner. A team tournament matching players of all levels. Details to follow, but this will be a
January 21 – Membership Meeting at Marinette Auditorium –
January 29 – 31 – SSIPA Tournament at Marinette. Our first open tournament of the year, and a major
All Clinics, lessons, leagues, socials and other weekly events are in full swing. Check the Club Calendar.
This is my first attempt in a long time at MailChimp, so please be patient! It’ll get better!
Ed Millett, our newly elected President, has suggested a Club get together at the Mountain View courts on January 1, from noon to 4. Nothing formal, just bring some munchies if you wish, and whatever you’d like to drink. Please, NO GLASS BOTTLES. Stay for a few minutes or for the afternoon. We’ll enjoy meeting some of our new members and reminiscing with some of our long-time members.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Dear Club Members,
Volunteer of the Year:
At today’s member meeting, the board announced their Volunteers of the Year awards. This year, there were two people that provided exceptional effort and extraordinary benefit to the club. They were:
Pat Klepadlo – Volunteer Coordinator
Lis Smoot – Lead Instructor
The board applauds and thanks both these club champions!
New Board Members – 2019
The nomination committee held a closed ballot vote for board members. The results and 2019 board members are as follows:
President: Ed Millett
Vice President: Dave Sinclair
Secretary: Marcia Gregory
Treasurer: Jan Booth
Membership: Pat Sterba
Publicity: Kevin Pates
Member At Large: Jeff Skaggs
Congratulations to the new and continuing board of directors.
As the outgoing President, I thank all of you that provided support, guidance and volunteer help during our eventful 2018 year. I hope you had fun playing Pickleball.
See you on the courts.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.
Dear Club Members,
This Tuesday’s club member meeting (Marinette Auditorium at 1pm) will have a member vote for new board members. Due to multiple candidates vying for same positions, the Nomination Committee has decided to establish a ballot that will be issued at the Tuesday meeting. There will be names on the ballot as well as options to write in names of people that will become the 2019 board of directors for our club. The ballots will be counted by the nomination committee and the majority votes will become the new board. The following are the current people requesting to be on the ballot:
or Dave Sinclair
Open. Please notify Pat Klepadlo or Nancy LeRoy Mott or Jim Baker if you are interested before the meeting.
Member at Large:
or Phil Arinno
or Pat Sterba
As mentioned earlier, there will be other topics presented, such as:
-Volunteer of the Year Award
-Lobster machine status
Hope to see you at the meeting, Tuesday at 1pm.
2018 Board of Directors
Our Sun City Pickleball reciprocal players brought their “A” games today. We put on a good show beating Sun City West 78 games to 30 games. Even more impressive was the point count: Sun City had a total of 1,058 points, SCW had a total of 688 points. Thanks to all who played today! Special thank you to Bev Jenkins, Michele Kiesling, Candy Laube, and my wife, Lynda Skaggs who volunteered to assist with check in and score keeping.
Twas the night before Christmas
And out on the courts
Were all types of people
In tennies and shorts
All of them beaming and shouting with joy
Happy as children with a new Christmas toy
Out of their bags, colorful paddles appeared
To the kitchen they scurried, lined up, and cheered
Let’s dink it and drop it, let’s volley and kill
The balls started bouncing as if without will
The sound from the paddles and balls as they rose
Moved all of the players to the tips of their toes
Cross court and forward, balls started to fly
When appeared an old player with a wink in his eye
Dressed in all red from his head to his toe
A smile on his face and a warm, cheery glow
0-0-2 he shouted as he served me the ball
He moved like the wind, barely saw him at all
Then all of a sudden, it was 11 to 0
As we lightly touched paddles, he said he must go
Before I asked where, he disappeared in a haze,
But I heard his farewell while still in my daze
“Keep playing and laughing and having your fun!
Merry Pickleball to all, my work here is done!”
[A Poem By Greg LaVelle] Submitted by Joyce Troyer