A reminder from RCSC that NO outside flyers are to be displayed at our courts without prior RCSC approval. There was at least one flyer around during the SSIPA tournament that had not been approved. While it was an innocent enough flyer, (it had to do w Pickleball in Jamaica) it must not happen again.
The key to access the Lobster machine from our closet is now back at the desk at Marinette. Please ask POLITELY for the key, bearing in mind that there may be others at the desk who also need the FA’s attention. You may be required to show ID, will sign a log and leave your keys and or RCSC card at the desk. The remote for the machine will also be at the desk and must be returned, along with the key, for you to be signed out.
Couples/Social Night is a continuing Friday evening event. Sign up for dinner is available on Sign Up Genius, and you may also contact Murray and Terry Griffin to check on plans for the evening. Due to the continued cool weather, his week’s dinner will be at a local restaurant, not on the patios.
The Reich family has thoughtfully shared the following with us with the stipulation that it is not to be posted on Facebook. Thank you for honoring their request.
Ann R. Reich (1940-2019)
To Ann’s friends in Sun City, AZ;
Denise A. Schlafer, Lisa __ Conway (daughters), and Christopher R. Reich (son) wish to inform you that Ann passed on February 9, 2019 surrounded by her family. Ann was a remarkable, intelligent woman and the bravest person we had the privilege to call Mom. She loved Lynn M. Reich; “the love of her life” and us children with all of her heart.
In 2016, Ann courageously moved from Florida to Arizona with her dog Dakota and tried a little bit of everything. However, she played pickleball and golfed whenever she could.
We (Denise, Lisa and Christopher) thank all for the thoughts, prayers and selfless acts of kindness in the last two months….
Our next FUN DAY is TODAY at 4 at Mountain View. Come on out and play and visit w some friends on this beautiful (well, OK, it is a bit chilly) day!
There are still a few slots open for the Club Tournament, which takes place February 22 at Marinette. Register on the Club website today!
Our SPRING SLAM @ SUN CITY tournament is coming up March 8 – 10. As with all of these events, we need lots of volunteers. Shifts are short, and you get to meet lots of people, both from our Club and from outside. Sign up TODAY on the Club website to get your choice of assignments!
This morning’s Rodeo was, as anticipated, a tremendous success! A little nippy in the pavilion, but it warmed up beautifully for lunch on the patio! Hope all participants learned a bit about the strengths and weaknesses of their game – if there are any weaknesses! Thank you to Lis Smoot for organizing this fun event, and thanks to all the volunteers, and Pat Klepadlo for organizing them. Events of this nature just don’t happen without them.
Next up is a Fun Day at Mountain View Monday, Feb 11. Bring your paddle along with your smile and a snack and drink. No sign up necessary. Club provides napkins, plates and plasticware, More info on line.
The annual Club Tournament is only two weeks away, on February 22. This event has been run by Barbara and Richard Heyward for several years and everyone involved always has a great time. Spaces are filling fast, so please register today on the Club website.
Please read the Minutes from our last Club Meeting on line. The date listed for the next meeting is incorrect. The correct date is March 26, a Tuesday.
The Rodeo Skills/Drills event is coming up this Friday at Marinette. This is a fun social event that will test your skills in several categories. Come out and give it a try! Lunch will be provided. See the Website for more information and to sign up.
The Club Tournament is set for Friday, February 22, also at Marinette. You will play in a round robin format with several other players of as nearly equal ability as the Tournament Directors can match up. More details, sign up and payment on the Website.
The courts are extremely crowded at this time of year. Lots of patience and good manners are high priorities. We have scheduled play on many of our courts much of the time, and that may limit the courts available for open play. We all might consider altering our play times accordingly. Crowded or not, however, there is no excuse for screaming, bullying and some of the other behaviors we have seen over the last few weeks. If a group is coming on to a court you’re playing on, be prepared to exit the court at or before the time the new group is scheduled. If your group is scheduled on a court, there is no reason for you to expect to get on that court early unless it’s empty. During open play, we need to come all the way off the court at the end of each game, not just look out and decide it’s OK to stay! It’s not! If no one arrives promptly to use the court you may certainly go right back on. If you are waiting to play you need to be ready to take a court when it becomes available! Basically, let’s all behave like the mature adults we think we are and there will be no more issues!
WOW! What a great SSIPA tournament! Everyone seemed to have a great time – in fact, many visitors took the time to tell us that – the weather was perfect and many of our Club Members participated and won medals. Please go to Picklebaltournaments.com to see results. Go to the Tournament dropdown, then Tournaments this Week.
Our tournament didn’t run as smoothly as it did by accident. Thank yous and Congratulations are in order to Donna Holick and the entire crew of volunteers who made it all happen! Thank You all!
The Marinette Court Wash is scheduled for this Sunday, and the Mountain View one, which was scheduled last Thursday, will take place Thursday, Feb 7.
The Rodeo Skills/Drills fun event will take place Friday, February 8. Sign up is available on line, and will close Feb 6.
There will be a Fun Day at Mountain View from 4 – 7 February 11. No sign up is required. Just show up with your paddle and a smile – and perhaps a snack to share and a beverage of your choosing.
The Club Tournament will take place on February 22. Registration and payment thru PayPal is now open on the Club website.
Our SSIPA at Marinette Tournament begins tomorrow and will run through Thursday. Play will begin at 8 each morning and run well into the evenings. Come out and watch some great play and cheer for our Club Members who are participating!
Those playing in SSIPA, re-check your start times! Some of them have changed over the last few days!
The Snowbirds vs Desert Frogs tournament Saturday was a great success! The Frogs won by a slim margin (62-58) and will have bragging rights for the next year. Big thanks to Phil and Carol Arinno and their group of volunteers for putting this on for us!
Next social events are the Rodeo Skills/Drills event on Feb 8 and a Fun Day at Mountain View Feb 11. Sign up is available on the website for the Rodeo.
The Mountain View courts will be available for open play all week. The court wash scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for next Thursday, Feb 7.
Limited Mobility Pickleball continues in the Marinette Pavilion Fridays at 10. If you, or someone you know, can’t move at full speed anymore, you need to check this out. Perhaps you’ve had surgery recently or have some aches and pains and hope to get back to regular PB soon. This will work for you. Or perhaps you just can’t move as well as you’d like for whatever reason. This will be a great fit. Rules are adjusted to compensate for whatever limitations there may be, and people with similar limitations are grouped together. Must be a RCSC card holder to participate, and your friends will be asked to join the Club after 3 visits to try out LMP.
Rodeo Skills/Drills information and sign up is now available on the Club website. This is a fun social event where you will participate in 5 or 6 drill stations to test your skills in each. At day’s end you’ll have a much better idea of what your strong points are and where improvement is most needed.
Name badges must be worn at all times at Club functions and while playing. It’s getting better, but we still see many people not wearing theirs. Beginning February 1 we will be checking at all lessons, clinics, round robins , ladders, etc to make sure all participants are members. The easiest way to do this is check for name tags with a 2019.sticker. Please be wearing yours!
Tom Jeffers will be running a clinic for line judges Monday, Jan 26, @ 3 at Marinette. If you will be line judging at our SSIPA tournament next week, or plan to do so sometime in the future, this is for you. No sign up necessary.
Jane Powell and Partner won a Silver medal at 3.5/60+ at Happy Trails last week. Congratulations Jane! If we missed anyone else, please let us know. For future tournaments we will be referring you to Pickleball Tournaments.com to check the results.
Join us tonight for Couples Nite/Social Nite at Marinette around 5 PM.
We are still seeing lots of players on the courts without Name Badges. Granted that some are not members; most of them are. It is important that all of us wear ours at all Club functions and Club play. Please make sure you are wearing yours!
Last notice! Membership Meeting tomorrow at 4 at Marinette Auditorium!
Most recent winners at the Happy Trails Tournament were: Michele Kiesling/Carole Hutchinson- Bronze-3.0/60+ and Norris Bryant/Bob Thacker-Silver-3.0/70+. Again, congratulations to all – and let us know if we missed anyone!