Good Sunday afternoon all,
Let’s start off with a reminder that 2020 dues ($15) are due if you haven’t paid them yet. We are in the January grace period … as you know, they must be paid by the 15th of the month to stay on our roster and, therefore, be able to take part in all of our club activities!
Now, as an incentive to get on our club website (suncitypickleballclub.org) and pay your dues, Evelyn Larsen will be available to pass out the 2020 membership stickers starting at Mountain View tomorrow Monday, January 6 from 9 – 10 am. Then she will be at Marinette (she will be running the round robin) on Wednesday, January 8 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. So, also, if you have paid your dues and not received your 2020 member sticker, please plan on getting over to one of these times to get yours.
Along those lines, please remember to wear your name badges at all times on the courts and at all Club functions. Besides this being a requirement stated in our Club by laws, it helps to get to know each other by name. And, very importantly, your name badges are your quick ticket into the facilities to play pickleball during Club hours and activities. This is a new procedure stipulated by the RCSC. Thank you for remembering to wear your name tag!
January 13 – Monday – FUN DAY at Marinette – 4 – 7 pm. Bring a snack to share and hope for warmer weather! In the last FUN DAY at Mountain View there was a nice mixture of players from both of our pickleball facilities. Let’s do that again!
January 15 – Wednesday – DISCOVERY SUN CITY DAY at Sundial – 9 – 11 am and 6 to 8 pm. The Club will have our info tables and portable net outside in the patio area near the main entrance. Come on over and encourage the inquisitive onlookers to try out this great sport of ours….last year we had about 50 people sign up for the intro to pickleball sessions we have each Thursday morning at 10 am.
January 19 – Sunday – Sun City/Sun City West Reciprocal play over in SCW at the Liberty courts at 1 pm. Our club is having a great showing this year….still a few slots open…especially in the 4.0 and above bracket.
Please check it out.
January 20 – Monday – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the Marinette auditorium – 4 pm. Plan to attend to hear about all the activities/events happening in our Club. Meet our 2020 Club board.
January 25 – Saturday – DESERT FROGS vs SNOWBIRDS TOURNAMENT and DINNER at Marinette 3 – 8 pm. Much more info to follow for this event soon. Hmmmm, a close one last year in the inaugural event …. but it seems the Desert Frogs are up 1 – 0!
January 28, 29, 30 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – our SSIPA TOURNAMENT 7 am to ?
VOLUNTEERS still needed! Please get on line on our Club website, volunteer and help out our Club…and…see some very good tournament play!
Now, talking about good tournament play, here is a list of our Club members who were medal winners at the Tommy Wong tournament in Surprise. This is from the first 2 days of competition … more results will follow after the tournament is finished in 2 days.
SCPC medal winners:
Jan Hodgson/Karen Madison – Gold – 3.5/65+
Cheryl St. John and partner – Gold – 4.0/50+
Bob Keeseker/Bob Thacker – Gold 3.0/65+
Frank Spina/Tony Anfinson – Bronze 3.0/65+
Joe Gilfillan and partner – Silver 3.5/65+
Congratulations to these medal winners and all who were involved! There will be more congrats
as we always have a good number of Club members getting out there and “putting it on the line”!
If I missed anyone. please let me know.
Okay, enough for now. See you on the courts!