Good morning. Here’s a few more items for our club.
Marinette Screens … Have you been to the Marinette courts lately to see the new dark screens that were recently installed? These screens will help to improve visibility during play as they block some of the glare from the Arizona sun. Thanks to Rich Peterson for his efforts to get these tested and ordered. Rich installed the North entrance screen and had help from Dave, Rich, Stan, Jerry and Mike with the court screens.
Introduction to Pickleball Clinics … Bill Booth has added an evening introduction to pickleball lesson at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 at the Marinette Recreation Center courts. This session is for prospective players unable to attend the 10:00 a.m. session. The lessons are free to RCSC card holders and sign-up is offered at suncitypickleballclub.org.
Sun City West Inter-club Play for November … The November event is Sunday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the Sun City West courts. Sign-up is open on our webpage for players rated 2.0 and above. The first 6 players to sign up in each division will play. There are additional signup slots in case of cancellations. Check the webpage for specific details.
Christmas Party … Don’t forget to purchase your Christmas tickets from any board member. Tickets are $10 for club members and $20 for your guest. The date is Saturday, December 2nd.
2018 Membership Dues … Club dues for 2018 are now being accepted. Complete the membership form along with a copy of your current RCSC card and deposit in our club mailbox by the bulletin boards at Marinette dome with your $25 check. You may also complete a form and show your card to any board member along with your $25 cash/check. Dues must be paid by January 31, 2018 to be able to play during club hours.
Get out to the courts and enjoy the fellowship of pickleball.
Hello Club Members: Phil Arinno asked that this be published immediately.
Sun City West Inter-club Play … Our first match with Sun City West will be held on Sunday, October 29th at Marinette beginning at 1:00 p.m. Phil Arinno coordinates our club players from Sun City. He still needs 4 men that are rated 2.0 – 3.5 to fill our squad. Contact Phil Arinno immediately if you are interested. Phil can help you with your rating if needed. All information about this event is on our webpage so please check it out if you are interested in this event.
I hope everyone is volunteering for the upcoming RoundUp at Sun City tournament to be held at our Marinette facility on October 31 – November 2.
Reminder: The first Sunday of each month continues to be court wash day at Marinette.
See you soon,
Good evening … again some reminders for upcoming activities. But first I want to remind all of our club members to WEAR YOUR BADGE during club time and at any club event. Continue reading →
Good morning. Here’s a few reminders for club members interested in the inter-club play days with Sun City West, the Ladies Mock Tournament, and information on referees needed for the Shootout Tournament coming soon to our courts at Marinette.
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Reminder: We have a general membership meeting on Friday, October 6 at the Marinette Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. Please make every attempt to attend. We have a variety of upcoming activities to discuss plus lots of new business that needs input from our membership.
Good evening club members. The club has several events occurring in the next few weeks. Please check our website to keep up-to-date with all of our activities. Remember that we always use SignUp Genius to register for any of the annual events and our lessons.
Upcoming Club Events:
Introductory to Pickleball Instructions … Bill and Jan Booth have volunteered to provide the free introductory lessons for anyone new to Pickleball. Lessons are currently being offered on most Tuesdays at 10:00a.m. Players are introduced to the fundamentals of the game including scoring, rules, court orientation and execution. Registration will be accepted through our website at SunCityPickleballClub.org.
MountainView Fun Day … Come and play pickleball with club members at MountainView courts on Thursday, September 28 from 4-7pm. This is just a social event with pick-up games for all levels of play. The club will provide ice and water. Please feel free to bring a snack to share.
General Membership Meeting … Our next club meeting is Friday, October 6 at the Marinette Auditorium from 4-5pm. We will discuss old and new business as well as all of our upcoming events. We have several items that specifically need approval before moving forward … additional screens in the Pavilion and a storage shed at Marinette. We are also purchasing portable fans and an outdoor speaker system to be used during tournament play. We need input from our membership so please plan to attend.
Rodeo Event … Our annual rodeo/skills event will be held on Friday, October 20th at Marinette courts from 3-7 pm. This is open to everyone and each event will be skill level adjusted. This is a good opportunity to test your current skill level against other club members and helps determine which skills need more practice and drills for improvement. Registration will be available through our web page using SignUp Genius. There will be a minimal fee of $2 and a small meal will be provided at the conclusion of the event.
Fall Shootout Tournament … This tourney is pretty full so now our club is responsible to volunteer to help our Director, Barry Woods, make it a huge success. Dave Breault has begun to gather volunteers for several committees needed. Please check in the Marinette Pavilion for the signup sheets or contact Dave or Barry to be included in these groups.
Hope to see all of you soon … I’ll be in town for a few days in October and I’ll meet you at the courts.
Hello to all of the Sun City Pickleball Club members. I am still in Illinois and getting anxious for my winter visit to Sun City. Luckily for our club, our Vice President, Dave Breault, has been keeping the club’s activities going really well during my absence. I really appreciate all of the work that he has completed during the summer, and it’s good to know that he has had lots of help from many of our club members. So let’s talk about what’s going on for our club.
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Hello Pickleballers. It’s been awhile since I’ve contacted the group. I have been back in Illinois and extremely busy this summer. Not much time for Pickleball in Illinois so I definitely miss my Arizona friends and Pickleball at our facility in Sun City. I’ve heard that we continue to have several members playing even with the extreme heat in Arizona.
I need to thank Dave Breault, our current Vice-President, for keeping things running smoothly and keeping in touch with our other officers and members that play at Marinette and MountainView during the summer. A big concern right now is selecting a new ball to use at the next tourney and for the daily use by our members. Thanks to all of you that have provided your input to Dave and Barry Woods, the Shootout Director.
Fall Shootout .. The Shootout is scheduled for October 31 – November 2, 2017. It’s that time where the club needs to provide chairpersons for several committees to make this tournament run well. After we have 5 or 6 committees established, then we’ll need about 100 volunteers to fill 2 hr time slots for each committee. The committees are listed below. Think about each and please step up and take on a task for our club. Our officers and the tourney director will help answer any questions. Continue reading →
The weather in Sun City has remained in the 90’s. It is important in the heat to make sure we remove all of the pickleballs from the outside courts at Marinette and MountainView after play. At MountainView, they have a cooler to hold the pickleballs and protect them from the heat. At Marinette, please put the pickleballs into the white bucket and take the bucket back into the Pavilion. The Onix 2 pickleballs don’t seem to break but they do get soft and then aren’t much fun to play with on the courts. So please help the club avoid spending extra money to purchase more before it really should be necessary. A box of Onix Pure 2 pickleballs will cost us almost $200. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.
Our club has been asked if our 3.0 men would be interested in a weekly reciprocal pickleball event. Sun City Grand as well as Sun City West are also starting a 3.5 men’s and a 4.0 men’s weekly event. I am going to submit the forms to RCSC to start these activities. Our club will need players at each level to handle the sign-in of other clubs when Marinette hosts the reciprocal event for each specific level. So the club will need volunteers from each level to meet the players at the reception desk and check the visitors into our facility prior to play. If you’re interested in coordinating this effort for your specific men’s level (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5), please let Marcia Gregory or Dave Breault know as soon as possible. These events will start around October 1, 2017.
See you at the courts,
Dink Tourney: On behalf of our Pickleball club, here’s a BIG THANK YOU to the dink tourney committee: Julie Kimball, Lynn Mysel, Michelle Orton, and Pat Sterba. These ladies organized the brackets for both flights and planned the food for our 2nd annual event. It proved to be a wonderful day … long, but a great time had by all. Special thanks to Ann Clark for the cutest awards ever … so very creative!! Flight 1 winners were: Mark Larson – Alan Kramer, Gold; Barb and Jim Blaser, Silver; Paula Beaty – Dave Breault, Bronze. Flight 2 winners were: Joe Gilfillan – Mike Kapp, Gold; Jane Powell – Kim Trew, Silver; Penny and Jim Janecky, Bronze. Allen Gilson and Ed Everson took several pictures of this event and the album with flight winners and action shots will be posted on our website in the next few weeks. Continue reading →