We would like to thank the Sun City Pickleball Club members who coordinated & taught the introductory, beginner, advanced beginner & intermediate clinics the past few months. We are very fortunate to have such high quality players to generously give their time to further the game of pickleball in Sun City.
The following players time, patience & generosity is greatly appreciated:
Also thanks to Dave Sinclair & Ed Millett who had previously arranged with RCSC to have the courts reserved for the clinic time.
If you are interested in coordinating or teaching one of the clinics beginning again in the fall, please contact Marcia Gregory.
Submitted by Bev Berger and Peter Miceli
Sun City West Match Play: Phil Arinno still needs a few players for the next match against Sun City West. The date is Sunday, March 5th, with play starting at 1:00 p.m.at Sun City West Pickleball courts. This event is open to 2.5 to 5.0 players, both men and women. Please contact Phil if you are interested in participating.
MountainView Lessons: Bob and Judy McLin have offered to teach beginners at our Mountain View Pickleball courts on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. If anyone is interested, they can sign up here.
Rating Clinic: The next Pickleball Club rating clinic is scheduled at the Marinette Center courts on Thursday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. Rating clinics will take less than one hour. Check for additional dates and sign up for this rating clinic.
Club Hours: Mountain View club hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. We also have the ladies team play on Wednesday’s from noon – 2:00 p.m. Marinette club hours are more detailed so they are posted on the Marinette bulletin board.
Volunteers Needed for Spring Slam, March 10-12
Several volunteers are needed again for various assignments at Marinette during the tournament. Signup posters are at Marinette. We need everyone to sign up for a 2 hr slot and more if you can. This event is a fund raiser for our club. You can also email Marcia if you can’t get to Marinette and she will add your name on the poster.
Enjoy this great weather and get to the courts.
Court Usage: Some club members have been asked to leave courts 1-4 at different times of the day on many occasions recently. It has been confirmed with the RCSC office that all of our courts are available for play everyday … all day. Some RCSC workers at Marinette were misinformed and they will be advised of the policy so this issue should be resolved.
Guest Card Policy: There is a RCSC guest card policy for any member bringing guests to play Pickleball during club hours. The club must purchase the punch cards and maintain the use of these cards. Members must then purchase the cards through the club (from Marcia Gregory or Sylvia Csabon) and use these punch cards when checking in the guests at the reception area. Punch cards are $20 with 8 punches on each card. The guest can then reimburse the member the $2.50 rather than the member buying their own punch cards. Members can still purchase their own punch cards to use for family and friends that play outside of our scheduled club hours. So for any member that manages a group play event … like the Tuesday morning 3.5 ladies or the Wednesday mid-day 4.5 ladies, that coordinator must purchase the guest card from our club. This policy does not affect our reciprocal activities since those players do not pay to play at our club on the approved and scheduled dates. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Marcia directly or see Marcia at the courts. Continue reading →
Couples Night, Friday, February 10th
Terry and Murray Griffin are making dinner reservations for anyone that would like to join them after Couples Pickleball Night this Friday, February 10. Please contact them through email if you will be going out for dinner with them.
Player Development Rating Clinics
Reminder: There are 3 upcoming Sun City rating clinics scheduled. They will be held at the Marinette Center courts. The dates for the rating clinics are as follows:
February 13, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
February 15, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
February 17, 2017 – 11:30 a.m.
Sign up for a Sun City rating clinic here. Rating clinics will take less than one hour.
Player Development Clinics
The Sun City Pickleball Club needs individuals to volunteer to instruct our club members in all phases of Pickleball … from the basics for our beginners to more advanced strokes and strategy for the intermediate level players. Are you willing to give 1 ½ hours each week towards player development at our club? Our clinics are on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Please consider working with 4 players per court to facilitate a clinic. Our club needs all levels to pay it forward! If interested, please contact Peter Miceli. Without additional instructors, the club will have to limit the number of people that can register for each clinic.
Round Robin for 4.0+ Players
Some players are interested in starting a round robin for the more experienced club players. It has been suggested that this start on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. No sign-up is needed. Since there is a club event on Sunday, February 12th, the first round robin will start on the following Sunday.
The annual club tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1. Registration has reached the tourney limit. If registered, please pay your $5 to either Richard Heywood or any board member or drop your $5 check into the mailbox behind the bulletin boards at Marinette.
See you on the courts,
As discussed at the recent Sun City Pickleball Club meeting, we would like to get all Sun City Pickleball club members rated using the current IFP rating system that describes differences in the various skill levels. The purpose of having all members rated is to group players by ability level so that players can take a clinic or compete in tournaments or leagues with other players of similar ability. More information and a link to sign up for the rating clinics…
If you have already signed up for a clinic, you may now sign up for additional clinics. The limit of one signup per player has been lifted. Please see the descriptions at this link to make sure that you are signing up for the appropriate skill level.
Slam Director Glenn Jones has arranged with the person doing brackets for the tournament to put all 2.5 Women, Men or Mixed teams together in one bracket regardless of age if there are at least three teams entered. If you are interested in playing it would be worth your while to recruit other teams to play against, otherwise 2.5’s will be grouped with 3.0s in order to create competition for them. This happened to two of our teams at the Shootout. It couldn’t have been fun, but the only other solution is to withdraw and not play at all. All brackets are filling rapidly, so get your entry in ASAP or you may be shut out, regardless of level.
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Sign Up for the “Team Tournament” January 6th is now available on the Website through Sign Up Genius. If a friend doesn’t have email you may sign him/her up by substituting the name in the appropriate box in SUG. Please exercise a little patience on this – it works, but takes some getting used to!
Simon, the ball machine from Marinette, has gone on a brief vacation to have some of his connections fixed. Rick Condrashoff has been kind enough tp examine Simon, find the problem and take the machine to the Simon Hospital for repairs. Expect him back first of the week. Continue reading →