Reminder: For anyone that has not yet picked up the T-shirts they ordered, Daryl Wimer will be at MountainView on Friday morning from 9-10 a.m. and Marcia Gregory will be at Marinette on Monday morning from 8-10 a.m. There are some extra shirts available … mostly women’s and men’s small and medium, and some XXL. The shirts are $13.50 each for S-XL and $14.50 each for XXL.
If anyone can’t make it to the courts, please contact Marcia to make other arrangements.
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 →
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,
Roz Condrashoff will be demonstrating the Simon Ball Machine at Marinette on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. This machine can help you practice various shots and is a great learning tool available to all Pickleball club members. Drop by to learn the different setup options and practice.
Entries are being accepted for the club tournament. Go to the website to register.
The intersection of Union Hills and 99th Avenue is closed until Thursday morning, but there is access to Marinette from Union Hills. Come and play but beware many cars are using our parking lot as an access road to 99th.
Due to the construction still occurring at the intersection of Union Hills and 99th Ave., the Monday, January 30th ladder event has been cancelled. We have not been notified if a Business Access entrance will be available during the closure, so be prepared to park in the north residential area to use the Marinette facility during the intersection closure.
The monthly court wash will occur at Marinette on Sunday, February 5th.
The annual club tournament will occur on Wednesday, March 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with pizza served after the tournament. Signup through the webpage starting Saturday, January 28th.
Effective Wednesday, February 1, only members who have paid their 2017 dues will be able to participate in any club activity. This also means the club hours scheduled each day for each facility. All members MUST wear their badge at all club activities.
If you’re interested in being a referee for the ladies team events on Wednesday’s at noon and the 2nd session at 1:00p.m., please head to Mountainview. The team play is going extremely well but they could use some referees just to give the ladies a real tourney experience.
Hoping for some warmer weather very soon. See you at the courts.
Time incorrectly stated in previous announcement.
Our first General Meeting for 2017 will be Wednesday, January 25th at 4:00 p.m. at the Fairway Recreation Center. Please plan to attend to get more information about events happening in the next few months and meet the 2017 Board Members. The Pickleball Club needs your input and assistance as it continues towards a long range plan.
Our January 6th team event went very well. Thanks to the extra help I had this year. I want to say a special thank you to Lindsey Winthrop and Cathy LaParl for the help in the auditorium setting up all of the wonderful food items. Great job ladies!! Thank you also to those people who filled in for me on the last day. We did have someone take the wrong lid on their crock-pot. Keith Tilton has a lid that does not fit his crock-pot, so please check your lids and contact Keith to make arrangements for the switch. Continue reading →
We definitely have a lot going on in 2017. This Friday, January 6th is our first club event, so if you have registered for the team tourney, please make sure you have paid your $2/person to one of your board members as soon as possible. Play begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. We will have a potluck dinner after all 5 rounds have been completed. The Marinette auditorium will be setup for dinner so you can drop your food off before you start playing. Don’t forget to wear your “colored” shirt to match your teammates. Continue reading →
Gwen Miller forwarded information which might be of interest to many of you regarding a new organization called “Super Seniors International Pickleball Association”. We need to be 65 to join, and it looks pretty interesting. Check it out at
This is my last email as President of the SCPC, and I want to thank all of you for your support over the past two years. We had some great people working on the Board and some tremendous help from volunteers. There was serious growth and a lot got accomplished, but we made sure to leave plenty for future boards to do! More important than anything leadership can do though, is for you, the members, to continue getting out and participating.
And Happy New Year!