Good Monday afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
Such GREAT NEWS in case you haven’t heard yet!!! The PICKLEBALL COURTS here in SUN CITY WILL BE OPEN for DOUBLES PLAY starting TOMORROW, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1….And, we are all so happy!.
Bill Booth put the announcement of the RCSC guidelines for pickleball play on our Club Website…..please read them completely and follow the guidelines as presented. The courts are reopening for doubles play, however, Club schedules and activities DO NOT begin at this time. As we all get back to playing back here on our HOME COURTS, it is very important to follow the safety guidelines and responsibly demonstrate our ability to follow SAFE PLAY as outlined in the RCSC bulletin. The starting of any Club activities/events depends on several factors….one, for certain, is that this Coronavirus situation continues to improve and, another is, that we follow the RCSC guidelines as we begin DOUBLES PLAY! BRAVO!
You will need your RCSC MEMBER CARDS to check in as you enter Marinette…if you play at Mountain View, be prepared to show your RCSC MEMBER CARD at the courts if you are asked!
So, we will see you on OUR HOME COURTS soon! We will proceed as we can….stay tuned for more info as it develops!
Good Sunday afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
Well, here we are nearing the end of August, the end of “summer”!? Wow, this heat has been non stop and record breaking as you are aware! Makes you wonder what September will bring!? RELIEF…let’s hope….two fold, if you would, from the HEAT and this COVID ERA!
While we all share in monitoring the daily, weekly, monthly statistics related to the Coronavirus and wanting more “normal play” here in Sun City, the Bylaw Committee that was set up in our January membership meeting, has been continuing to work. The Committee is comprised of Coleen Hoeschen, committee coordinator, Donna Holick, Cindy Golden, Diana Graham, Dave Breault. There will be updates from time to time….certainly would be one at our October Membership meeting….however, all meetings/events are “on hold”! As they say, we are “playing it by ear” on what happens in the near future!
To that “note”, yep, my ear can hear the sound of a pickleball hitting a paddle . . . the pursuit of the “perfect” shot, the fun of the entire game, the comradery within the social atmosphere of play…for those thoughts and more…still very glad we all found this great sport of Pickleball! Surely, look forward to those “normal” days of play . . . it makes a day to play!!!
Good (hot) morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
ROUND UP TOURNAMENT 2020 A quick note:
As you are aware, there have been many major adjustments in every aspect of our lives due to this Covid 19 situation. With all considerations taken in . . . including the fact that the USAPA NATIONALS have been CANCELLED! OUR ROUND UP TOURNAMENT in OCTOBER 2020 has been CANCELLED also!
It would seem the best and needed decision to CANCEL our ROUND UP TOURNAMENT for this year and have put in our request dates for 2021 already.
Let’s hope we will all remain safe/healthy and be able to get back “on track” to enjoy other, future, scheduled pickleball events on our calendar . . . soon . . . we are ever ready for that!!
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members!!!
Well, here it is . . . . already July 3 . . . I say already, but it seems like a long “trip” from March! Maybe the next 4 months will go more pleasantly! We are hoping!
Several of us were having a conversation this morning about whether the courts are open for pickleball play at Marinette and Mountain View considering the latest “closures” from Gov Ducey. In fact, the COURTS are STILL OPEN for play . . . STILL SINGLES, but, the COURTS ARE OPEN! The work out areas are closed. If you were like me, I read that only the pools and spas would remain open, however, the courts are too! I would check on the Marinette court washing schedule . . . I believe they get washed this Sunday, the 5th.
And, just a real positive note from the RCSC Board meeting last week. A report was presented to the Board about which clubs have been most successful over the last few years . . . PICKLEBALL has grown by some 897% . . . I guess the data they have supports that PICKLEBALL ROCKS in Sun City!!! Of course, we already know this, but it was still great to hear it and see the data as it was presented to the Board and to all Sun City residents! A “bravo” for that research!! Now, if we can “get a handle” on this Coronavirus situation, we can get back to playing this great sport/activity and enjoying the comradery we so much miss!! Let’s all focus on the word “soon”!
For now, keep active as you can, stay safe and hydrate!!
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members, It might be noted that the Rec Center hours have changed for this week . . . Monday, June 1 thru Sunday, June 7. The Rec Centers will be closing at 7pm. This change is in support of the Statewide Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Ducey regarding the daily curfew he just put in effect. Please check at the Rec Centers for any further changes!
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members this last Sunday in May…… And tomorrow is June 1st . . . with plenty of heat!!! (Three ! for the triple digits)
It has been great getting back on the courts these last few weeks and seeing so many of you getting back into playing this wonderful game of pickleball! The courts at Mountain View and Marinette still seem the same . . . wish I could say “ditto” about “my” game! Nice to get back onto our “home” courts . . . 2 sets of bleachers have been added at Marinette with lots of the plastic railings replaced with new material!! Thank you Ed and company! Continue reading →
Good evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members, As you may already know, the Rec Centers here in Sun City are reopening! The complete list of guidelines have been posted with the 3 phases outlined for reopening procedures. There are some very specific guidelines you should be aware of as you make your way back onto the courts so please read through them completely! As phase one opens, any current RCSC Card Holding Member (NO GUESTS) may get onto the courts for SINGLES PLAY only as doubles play does not meet the phase one conditions as specified. Please check in as necessary when you get to either Mountain View or Marinette. You will be checking in using your RCSC Card. Be sure to bring any sanitizing products you will need as outlined in phase one as well as any equipment you will need to play. Official Club activities will start again once we reach phase two. We are hoping that the time between phase one and two will be minimal. So, the courts will be open for play as RCSC Card holders . . . singles for now, but, if you are like many of us, any play will be welcomed . . . much better than all that “walking”! As things develop or change we will keep you posted….stay safe! Dave B
A Special note this Wednesday afternoon, It is with sadness that we just learned of the passing of our friend and long time pickleball club member Sylvia (Syl) Ackerman. Syl was well known to many of our pickleball club members and had been a member of the Sun City Pickleball Club for many, many years. In fact, a picture of her with several of her pickleball friends is in the lobby up at the Marinette Center. All of us who knew her send our best wishes and condolences to her family. A celebration of Syl’s life is being planned for a future date – more information will be shared as these special plans come together.
Good morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members, I just received a note from Myrna DeBruyne, our Chartered Club Supervisor, that there is a scam going on. Evidently, this “phisher” is using a reference of the RCSC or the name of a Sun City Club, like ours, in asking for gift cards or other forms of remuneration to be sent to various charities. So, please be aware of this possible scam and check out any note of this nature!
A quick thank you to Dan Haberman for putting together this year’s nominating committee of Carol Arinno, Diana Colonna and Joe Gilfillan. Please be in touch with any one of them if you want to get more involved and, possibly, become a Board Member next year…..they are already busy!!!!
And, those of you who ordered shirts/hats and are still in Sun City, or may be coming back this summer, you might consider contacting either Frank Spina or myself and we will try to arrange a time for you to pick up your merchandise. No problem otherwise, though, I have all the shirts/hats stored safely until a better time comes about.
Good afternoon SCPC Members, Here it is May 1st already! So different not seeing everyone playing on the courts each day. As you have read inprevious emails, there are many things still happening during this “shut down” time. Several committees are still functioning as best they can considering the difficulty in getting together. As stated in our Club Bylaws, there must be a nominating committee appointed in consideration of next year’s Board elections. There are so very many talented/knowledgeable members in this wonderful pickleball club! Each year our Club Board is elected by the general membership at the annual meeting….maybe this is the year (next) that you would like to become more involved. Our nominating committee members are Carol Arinno, Diana Colonna, and Joe Gilfillan . . . so, please them know you would like to get more involved! Thank you Carol, Diana, and Joe. Board members can serve for 3 years in succession – as you know, many current Board Members have served for more than one year! A testament to the great job they continue to do! Bravo, current Board Members!
I hope you saw that very impressive “flyby” today in supporting all our first line responders!!! Very well done!! Thank you!