Our SSIPA at Marinette Tournament begins tomorrow and will run through Thursday. Play will begin at 8 each morning and run well into the evenings. Come out and watch some great play and cheer for our Club Members who are participating!
Those playing in SSIPA, re-check your start times! Some of them have changed over the last few days!
The Snowbirds vs Desert Frogs tournament Saturday was a great success! The Frogs won by a slim margin (62-58) and will have bragging rights for the next year. Big thanks to Phil and Carol Arinno and their group of volunteers for putting this on for us!
Next social events are the Rodeo Skills/Drills event on Feb 8 and a Fun Day at Mountain View Feb 11. Sign up is available on the website for the Rodeo.
The Mountain View courts will be available for open play all week. The court wash scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for next Thursday, Feb 7.
Limited Mobility Pickleball continues in the Marinette Pavilion Fridays at 10. If you, or someone you know, can’t move at full speed anymore, you need to check this out. Perhaps you’ve had surgery recently or have some aches and pains and hope to get back to regular PB soon. This will work for you. Or perhaps you just can’t move as well as you’d like for whatever reason. This will be a great fit. Rules are adjusted to compensate for whatever limitations there may be, and people with similar limitations are grouped together. Must be a RCSC card holder to participate, and your friends will be asked to join the Club after 3 visits to try out LMP.
Rodeo Skills/Drills information and sign up is now available on the Club website. This is a fun social event where you will participate in 5 or 6 drill stations to test your skills in each. At day’s end you’ll have a much better idea of what your strong points are and where improvement is most needed.
Name badges must be worn at all times at Club functions and while playing. It’s getting better, but we still see many people not wearing theirs. Beginning February 1 we will be checking at all lessons, clinics, round robins , ladders, etc to make sure all participants are members. The easiest way to do this is check for name tags with a 2019.sticker. Please be wearing yours!
Tom Jeffers will be running a clinic for line judges Monday, Jan 26, @ 3 at Marinette. If you will be line judging at our SSIPA tournament next week, or plan to do so sometime in the future, this is for you. No sign up necessary.
Jane Powell and Partner won a Silver medal at 3.5/60+ at Happy Trails last week. Congratulations Jane! If we missed anyone else, please let us know. For future tournaments we will be referring you to Pickleball Tournaments.com to check the results.
Join us tonight for Couples Nite/Social Nite at Marinette around 5 PM.
Pickleball Club Members –
Friday, February 8, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Signup Deadline: Feb. 6
Test your Pickleball skills by competing in the Pickleball Rodeo.
There will be skill stations and you will move around to each station. Some of the skill stations include a Dink Station, Serve Station, Smash Station, and 3rd Shot Drop Station.
You will earn points at each station.
Lunch will be provided at the end of the Rodeo.
Photos by Larry Klein
Not only was it a perfect day to play pickleball, but it was a perfect day to win! Sun City Pickleball Club beat Sun City West 64 to 44 games, or breaking it down further, we beat them 956 to 834 points!! Thanks to all who participated and special thanks to Terri Smiley & Lynda Skaggs for helping with score keeping. Next competition will be at Marinette on February 24th.
We are still seeing lots of players on the courts without Name Badges. Granted that some are not members; most of them are. It is important that all of us wear ours at all Club functions and Club play. Please make sure you are wearing yours!
Last notice! Membership Meeting tomorrow at 4 at Marinette Auditorium!
Most recent winners at the Happy Trails Tournament were: Michele Kiesling/Carole Hutchinson- Bronze-3.0/60+ and Norris Bryant/Bob Thacker-Silver-3.0/70+. Again, congratulations to all – and let us know if we missed anyone!
Our first Membership Meeting of 2019 is this coming Monday, January 21, @ 4 @ Marinette. Please try to attend. There are lots of new things coming up and you’ll want to be up to date!
The minutes from our December meeting are posted at both play locations and on our website. Please read them in advance of the meeting.
Dues are past due, and the grace period for payment ends January 31. Please get them paid promptly. You’ll be dropped from the Club roster and email list on February 1, and are no longer eligible for Cub events or to play during Club times.
Couples Nite & Grab a Bite, also called Social night, is back in full swing with the Griffins back and ready to organize dinners. Come to Marinette Fridays around 5 to play for a while, socialize and go out for dinner. Dinner location varies. Of course, you may come just for play or just for dinner.
Volunteers are still needed for the Marinette SSIPA Tournament coming up at the end of the month. Sign up on the Club website. Most work assignments are less than 4 hours, and volunteering is a great way to meet new pickleball players.
Believe these are the last medal winners from the SouthWest Regional, which concluded Sunday : Glenn Jones/Bob Keesecker-Bronze-3.0/55-59; Sue Bryant/Glenn Jones-B-3.0/55-59 and Cheryl Alsagoff/Kim Trew-B-3.5/55-59.
Following are the Medal Winners at the Happy Trails Tournament concluding today: Sue Bryant/Jill Kuckowski-Silver-3.0/50+; Lynda Skaggs/Cindy Golden-S-3.0/60+; Michelle Orton/Ann Clark-S-3.0/70+;
Joyce Troyer/Terri Smiley-B-3.0/70+ and Jane Powel/Partner-S-3.5/60+. Congratulations to all our medal winners, and to all those who participated! Please inform us via Club email of anyone left off this list!
This is nearly perfect PB weather! Get on out there and play!
As some have now discovered, the keys to the storage closet and Lobster Machine are NOT at the desk. The issue is still being discussed and we hope for a solution shortly. This past Saturday a Club member returned the keys to the drawer and convinced the FA on duty that was a good thing to do. After confirming that info with the FA, I wrote an erroneous report without waiting for confirmation from higher up. My apologies for the confusion.
Since some of these dates have changed a couple of times, they will be listed here again.
Frogs/Birds Tournament: Saturday, January 26 @ 2 @ Marinette. There are still 4 slots open for the Desert Frogs. Sign up on line.
Rodeo/Skills Drills: Friday, February 8 @ 10 @ Marinette. There will be a nice lunch after play. More info and sign up coming soon on line.
Club Tournament: Friday, February 22 @ 9 @ Marinette. Again, there will be a nice lunch after play. More info and sign up coming soon on line.
Access to our storage areas, including the Lobster training machine, has been restored to the way it has been for the past several years. You will stop at the desk and politely ask the Facilities Attendant for the key to the PB room. The attendant will give you the key in exchange
The Southwest Regionals continue through tomorrow at the SPA courts. The SSIPA section concluded Thursday, but some of our younger members