After a little discussion with those at the courts and especially with our chief volunteer, PK, we have decided to make the July 3rd get together a Breakfast/Brunch rather than an afternoon meal.
The event will now be from 7 to 9AM. Courts open at 6, as normal, and there will be a Round Robin at 7 for those who wish to play in one. Breakfast will be at 8:30, and coffee and breakfast snacks will be available around 7. The Club will provide coffee, juice, a breakfast casserole, breakfast sandwiches and other breakfast goodies. You may bring a compatible snack to share if you wish.
The sign up has been, or will be soon, adjusted to reflect the new times.
The Club’s annual Independence Day Party will take place July 3 at 5PM on the Marinette Patios. This has always been a fun time for us heat lovers – “Desert Frogs” – to get together and gossip (just kidding) about the “Snow birds”, and compare our plans for the rest of the summer. We are planning a social “hour” at 5:00, with the meal ready at 5:30. There has sometimes been play before and/or after the party
It’s doubtful that my old grill would survive another trip to cook hot dogs, but the Club will provide a meal for us (more info on exactly what as it becomes available). The Club will also provide tableware and ice. Please bring your beverage of choice, and perhaps a snack/dessert/appetizer to share. We will have only brief access – possibly none – to the refrigerator in the Auditorium as there will be a movie scheduled there.
This is a free event for members and ONE escorted guest, but you must sign up thru the Club Website. The sign up is already posted – Thank You Bill! If you sign up and then cannot attend, please notify the Club or you will be ineligible for the next function.
No real news to report, but a few things have come up that deserve mention.
There was a good turnout for our most recent Fun Day on the 17th at Marinette, and a few members have asked that the Friday Night Social continue. The Fun Day was a 4PM start, with snacks and drinks but no plan to go to dinner afterwards. So, for those who are interested, let’s see if this is something that can continue thru the summer.
We have been asked not to bring chairs into the area between courts 13, 14 & 15,16. Please try to refrain from bringing chairs into that area, but if you can’t at least have the courtesy to return the chairs to their homes as you leave.
There has been talk about moving the clock now on the east fence of courts 13 – 16 to the south end. In theory, the front and back of the clock would not be exposed to the direct early and late sun, and the sun would be directly above for most of the day. If you have any serious objection to this move, please let me know.
Our next Club event is the Independence Day Party on July 3rd. It is currently scheduled for 5 PM on the Patios. The Club will provide food, while you’ll bring your beverages of choice. More on this as we get closer.
“Cool” weather continues this week! See you on the courts!
A reminder to all of our club members that Fun Day is coming up at the Marinette courts this Friday at 4:00 PM. While many of our members have departed for the season, the rest of us can come out to play, have a snack, and socialize a bit with fellow players.
So grab your paddle, bring a snack, and enjoy an evening of fun and play!
Pickleball Pavilion Lighting
Met with the Musco lighting representative to review the pavilion and lighting needs. Revised proposal from Musco is pending. Ephesus Lighting, a division of Eaton, provides sporting venue lighting but has declined to participate in providing a proposal and recommended that the Cooper Division of Eaton may be a better fit. Continuing to seek additional bids on this project.
Contractor: TBD (most recent progress report provided by RCSC via newsletter).
Since the Marinette courts reopened 4 years ago, it has been Club policy to avoid playing on Courts 1 – 4 prior to 8AM unless no other courts are available.
This is not a hard and fast rule, but an agreement between then AGM Jim Wellman and me that has been respected by our members.
There had been noise complaints from neighbors, and our hope was that this effort on the Club’s part would help ease the tension. It did and has continued to do so.
Should complaints resurface, they might be ignored by RCSC. Very unlikely! SOME of their solutions COULD include: an outright ban on use of those courts on a schedule of their making; a switch to a quieter ball, such as the Onix Fuse 2, on all courts; or a requirement that only “quiet” paddles be used on our courts. Quieter paddles generally provide great control with limited power.
The Club will appreciate your continued efforts to honor this agreement.
With warmer weather and plenty of sunshine forecast for Sun City, it’s a good time to remind our players about pickleball longevity. Currently you will find two portable coolers stored adjacent to the kiosk exterior in the pavilion at Marinette. Inside the coolers are an assortment of pickleballs. You may also see pickleballs in one or more 5-gallon buckets. Storage in the coolers prevents premature deterioration and failure due to heat and direct sunlight, which can cause deformation and weakening of the pickleball.
If you and your fellow players are the last to leave the outside courts, take a look around the courts and adjacent areas. If you see pickleballs on the ground or in the storage tubes, please pick them up and drop them in the coolers on your way out.
For our Mountain View players, you will find the pickleballs stored in a cooler in the patio area. Help us out and toss the pickleballs in the cooler when you leave.
Your club prides itself in providing pickleballs for all levels of play. Let’s keep them in the best condition that we can.
Thanks to all the club members that came out for Fun Day at Mountain View. There were snacks aplenty and challenging games for the players at all levels. The temperature was perfect with a light breeze to keep us all cool and focused on our game. See you at our next event!
Congratulations go out to all our club members who played at the 1st Annual Wickenburg Ranch Tournament this past weekend. The tournament was well attended by not only our club players, but also many club members who made the trip to Wickenburg to cheer on our players in very competitive matches.
Jane Powell and Susann Johnson received a bronze medal in women’s 4.0 level
Diane and Doug Hill took silver in mixed doubles 3.0 level
Doug Hill and Dale Darling won silver in men’s 3.0 level
Donna Holick and Jan Hodgson took away the gold medal in women’s 3.5 competition
Carol Arinno and Cathy LaParl have organized a Women’s-Only Ladder to run this summer on Wednesdays at 8 at Marinette. If you will be here between May 1 and June 26 and would like to participate, please sign up on the Club website. A link has already been created. If this trial run is successful, the Scheduling Committee will find a time slot for a Women’s-Only Ladder during the winter.
It’s going to cool off again for a few days, but summer temps will be here soon! Please make an extra effort to return balls to their coolers, and get those coolers under cover at Marinette.