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?
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