The “2018 Round Up” tournament album has been added to the “2018 Photo Albums” collection on the photos web page. Photos are by Ed Everson, and Larry Klein. The album was put together by Allen Gilson.
Another fun and exciting public tournament, Round Up, was held at Marinette this past week. Hope you had a chance to enjoy watching some top level players, including some of our own who took home medals.
A Huge Thank You to Barry Woods, Tournament Director, Pat Klepadlo, Volunteer Coordinator and all the wonderful volunteers who made the tournament possible. You Rock! We expect this will provide the club with substantial income and opportunities for future improvements.
Is our Pickleball Club the most active in Sun City? We’re busy…Here is a partial list of activities for Nov.
1st Annual Partners Tournament (Club internal): Hey folks, let’s show some team competitive spirit. This is your chance to sign up for a fun and a competitive day at Marinette. We will play within gender and rating categories for awards.
Food and drink will be provided. This should be our pre-Thanksgiving calorie burn opportunity. Time to get your game face on. Sign up link
Training Clinics: Starting Nov. 5th, Bud’s Advanced (3.5 rating or higher) Clinics are already filled, but as of this Saturday morning there were 2 standby positions still available. Next signups open on Monday.
Lis’ Beginner/Advanced Beginner clinic for Tuesday and Thursday are already filled, but be ready to sign up on Tuesday for the following week. See the sign up links on our website.
Paddle Play: Starts on Monday, Nov. 5th. What is Paddle Play? Show up and find out is best, but this is a chance to learn drills and then apply them in game practice. The secondary purpose is to allow longer duration review of skills by instructors to help with giving club ratings. Scheduled for your rating (Monday: 2.0, Tues.: 2.5, Wed. 3.0, Thurs.:3.5, Fri.:4.0) one day a week, 10am at Marinette on courts 1-4. No sign up, just show up and it is first come first served. This should be a great way to improve our skills and have fun. Led by Lis Smoot.
NEW, Westbrook Reciprocal Play: Starting Nov. 25th at Westbrook will begin our nearby neighbors “social” (mixed community teams) play. This is for mostly beginner play (2.0-2.5 level). Thanks to Jeff Skaggs for setting this up. Please sign up at this link
NEW, Men’s League Possible: With multiple women’s leagues, it may be time for some gender equality. How about it men? Sun City Pickleball Club is thinking about starting a Men’s League for men with a USAPA or Club rating of 2.5 – 3.5. This league will be held each Thursday from 12:30 – 2:00, starting January 3rd through April 4th. If this is something you’d be interested in, please sign up on the Sign-Up Genius – Signing up at this time is just to gauge the interest. Sign up link
Women’s League: Begins Nov. 14th. Only one slot left as of this Sat. morning. Sign up link:
Round Robins: Monday and Wednesday Round Robins are moved to Tuesday and Thursday at 8am for Marinette. The Mt. View Round Robin continues at 8am on Thursday also.
Holiday Party: Dec. 1st at 5pm, doors open. Live band music at 6:30. This is the first time the club will provide a live band for music and dancing. Our chance to get into a different spirit of fun… see if we can be recognized in other than pickleball skorts or shorts. Please get your tickets from: Frank Spina, Pat Klepadlo, Dave Breault and Clarisse Oaks. Member tickets are $10 and guests are $20. Last tickets sold will be Nov. 20th.
How is that for a busy schedule?
2018 Board of Directors
Sun City Pickleball Club is thinking about starting a Men’s League for men with a USAPA or Club rating of 2.5 – 3.5. This league will be held each Thursday from 12:30 – 2:00, starting January 3rd through April 4th. If this is something you’d be interested in, please sign up on SignUp Genius – Signing up at this time is just to gauge the interest.
Dear Club Members,
Hope you are enjoying some of the matches (either playing, volunteering or watching) this week at the Round Up Tournament. Maybe this is inspiring and you want to learn to play better? Great.
Thanks to Lis Smoot and Bud Langford, next week begins our new season of club clinics.
Beginner/Advanced Beginner: Lis will lead the beginner/advanced beginner classes on Tuesday and Thursday’s. Tuesday’s will be at 3pm and Thursday’s at 6pm (for those working or preferring evening practice). Each week will allow you to sign up for different fundamental lessons. Please see the website under “sign up” links for details and to sign up. Sign ups open each new week. Here is the link for next week:
Advanced Clinics: Bud will conduct the Monday 1:30pm training helping people at the 3.5 or higher levels with developing tournament level skills. Contact Bud if you are uncertain of your qualification for these classes. Here is the sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4fadaa28a3fd0-advanced
Paddle Play: A new program brought to us by Lis is “Paddle Play”. This is where people of similar rating levels will play on courts 1-4 at Marinette at 10am on one day/their rating level per week. Monday is 2.0, Tuesday is 2.5, Wed. is 3.0, Thursday, 3.5 and Friday is 4.0+ Paddle Play days. The first half hour is specifically assigned drill practice and the next hour is application of the drills in game play with mentor assistance. Mentors needed. You may mentor any group that is 0.5 level below yours. Good opportunity to give back to others and improve your own game. If you are interested in being a mentor, please email Lis
This is a show up and learn/play type event, no sign ups needed. First come first served on the courts.
You may notice that between clinics, ladders, round robins and tournaments (see Nov. 20th) we are beginning our busy Pickleball season. Join in… Volunteer, play and encourage others to enjoy. Please check out our calendar and the court schedule under activities drop down menu on our website for details.
Be safe and have fun!
2018 Board of Directors
A reminder to club members that more than 400 players from around the region will be participating in the Sun City Round Up from Tuesday (Oct. 30) through Thursday at the Marinette Recreation Center courts. Come out and see excellent pickleball beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 30, men’s doubles; Wednesday, Oct. 31, mixed doubles; and Thursday, Nov. 1, women’s doubles.
More information at PickleballTournaments.com
How about a real band, “Street Player” for our Holiday Party this year? How about local Sardella’s Italian Food (Gluten Free available)? How about it only costs members $10 and guests $20? That is what you decided on at the last member meeting, Yeah!
Date: December 1st,
Time: Opens at 5:00pm, Dinner starts at 5:30, band from 6:30-8:30
Where: Bell Recreation Center Social Halls 1 & 2
We want this to be one of, if not, the best holiday party you go to this year. Please invite friends, reciprocal players, family, etc.. We have the Social Halls one and two at the Bell Recreation Center reserved for this event. Lot’s of room for socializing, dancing and enjoying your meal. Tea and Lemonade provided, otherwise BYOB.
Tickets are available for purchase in the following ways:
1. Contact one of the following people to get tickets. Frank Spina (Holiday Committee Lead): Pat Klepadlo, Dave Breault, Clarisse Oaks.
2. Use an envelope that has your name, email address, phone number and the names of each person being ticketed on it with a check for the appropriate amount ($20 for non-club members, $10 for club members) inside the sealed envelope. Put it in the dues mailbox near the Marinette bulletin board. A committee member will contact you to provide your tickets.
3. Go to the club table next week at the Round Up and someone will be there to provide you tickets upon payment.
Checks are to be made out to Sun City Pickleball Club It would be best to note on the check it is for 2018 Holiday Party.
The more the merrier! We hope you will clear your calendar and enjoy the 2018 Pickleball Club Holiday Party!
2018 Board of Directors
Westbrook Village has expressed an interest in participating in “Social” Reciprocal Play for levels 2.0 and 2.5 players. “Social” meaning that the teams will be made up with one Sun City Player and one Westbrook Player. This reciprocal play will be held one “Sunday or Saturday” per month, however, dates have not been confirmed yet. If this is something you’d be interested in, please sign up here. Signing up at this time is just to gauge the interest.
Jeff Skaggs, Member at Large
RCSC Cardholders are advised that the Marinette Pickleball Pavilion indoor courts will be closed on Sunday, October 28 for cleaning and maintenance in advance of the Pickleball Club’s Fall Round-up which will be held at Marinette Center on October 30 thru November 1. The outdoor courts at Marinette will remain open. This pavilion closure takes the place of the regularly scheduled cleaning on November 4.
Cardholders are further advised that parking during this event will be limited and players are encouraged to ride share if possible.
The pickleball courts at Mountain View and will be available for Cardholder use as usual during this period.