Hello this Sunday, Sunny Morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
We started a Club shirt/hat order last Friday – it went very successfully – so many orders for our Club Shirt/Hats – thank you for showing and ordering so many! There will be a few more times to order our Club Shirts/Hats as planned from last week – at this point we plan to be at Marinette tomorrow morning (Monday) around 9 a.m., then Tuesday morning at Mountain View around 10:30 a.m. and then, Marinette again, on Wednesday around 9:30 am. We will keep you posted if there are any changes.
There will be more updates on Club Events in the near future. As noted, the Sun City/Sun City West Reciprocal has been cancelled for today and will pick back up in October. The Women’s Ladder has also been cancelled for March 16 and March 23. Thank you Carol, Cathy and Jeff for coordinating these very successful Events!
So, for this quick note . . . as one of our favorite TV shows once said – “Be Careful Out There!”
Our next Event, Friday, February 7 from 10 am – 1 pm – our annual Pickleball Rodeo/Skills Event will be taking place at Marinette. Test your Pickleball Skills by competing at a variety of stations – each designed to measure specific strategies in this wonderful game of ours. You will be moving from Station to Station – some of the Skill Stations include a Dink Station, Serve Station, Smash Station, and 3rd Shot Drop Station. You will earn Points at each Station.
Lunch will be provided at the end of the Rodeo. Please bring a beverage of your choice and enjoy a fun social time after the Rodeo.
There will be no Friday Morning Ladder February 7 – see you all at the Rodeo!!
Sign Ups will be available this evening on our Club Website.
And, a SPECIAL NOTE – THE MOUNTAIN VIEW COURTS WILL BE OPEN THIS THURSDAY!! They have moved the court clean to the next week.
Our SSIPA Tournament is currently in full swing over at Marinette through Thursday – lots of great Pickleball being played with so many Club Members participating – as they say – “worth the trip” – come on up and cheer them on!
SCPC Proposed Meeting Agenda October 21, 2019 Introduction of Officers Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Committee Reports Reciprocal Play Clinics, Lessons Ladders Leagues Volunteers In House Tournaments Open Tournaments Christmas Party Scheduling Committee Capital Improvements Old Business Lighting Name Tags Guests Curtains at North end/ Budget Request for gates Website help New Business Umbrellas for MV Laptop for Treasurer Gift Cards for Marinette and MV employees Bylaw Changes Absentee Ballots Officers Nomination of Officers Upcoming events 11/11 – Color Tournament 11/16 – Volunteer Luncheon 12/6 – Membership Meeting @ 1 @ Marinette 12/7 – Christmas Party
Sun City Pickleball Club members are reminded that registration for the Sun City Marinette Super Senior International Pickleball Association tournament (Jan. 28-30, 2020) opens at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
Sign up will be available soon for the Fall/Winter Club Ladders and is already available for the Leagues. There is a League Players meeting scheduled for November 4, but you should be registered prior. [Note: See the ladder page for information about signing up for the ladders beginning in November]
Registration is now available for our Line Judging Clinic. Please note the date change – it is now scheduled for October 18 from 10-12. A full description is available on our website. This will be a fun and educational event.
Club Name tags are to be worn during all play taking place within Club Hours, whether at a planned event or during open play. This is part of our Club Rules and Regs and is also a RCSC requirement. Rules are quite definitive about membership requirement, and the following is directly from our Bylaws: “A club visitor is a RCSC cardholder but not a member of the club. A visitor may participate in club time play for a maximum of three times and thereafter must join the club. A visitor may not displace club members.” Club Hours are now in effect evenings at Marinette. There have been several non members playing all summer – now is the time to remind them they need to join our Club!
Dues for 2020 are $15. They are payable now and are past due as of December 31. The easiest way to pay, both for the Club and most of our members, is online via PayPal. Cash and checks are both accepted, but please do not put cash in the mail box at Marinette.
Carol Arinno and Cathy LaParl have organized a Women’s-Only Ladder to run this summer on Wednesdays at 8 at Marinette. If you will be here between May 1 and June 26 and would like to participate, please sign up on the Club website. A link has already been created. If this trial run is successful, the Scheduling Committee will find a time slot for a Women’s-Only Ladder during the winter.
It’s going to cool off again for a few days, but summer temps will be here soon! Please make an extra effort to return balls to their coolers, and get those coolers under cover at Marinette.
The Spring Slam at Sun City takes place this weekend at Marinette. All 20 courts have been allocated for the tournament. While there may be a few available at any given time, you should plan your open play at Mountain View. Come out and cheer for your friends and enjoy some really good pickleball!
The Club Tournament was a huge success in spite of a computer glitch. The following is from Richard Heyward: First, I had 4 people who signed up and did not show up, no advance notification from any of them. Second, Mr. XYZ walked off and left his group short a person before the end. No explanation. Having had my complaints raised, I would like to publicly thank, through our webpage, the following. Linda Skaggs Dianna Graham Jeff Skaggs. Phil Arinno After sorting the players following the no shows, our printer went on strike and refused to print anything. Linda hand wrote over 500 names on score sheets to start us moving. Dianna kept the sheets under control during our frantic effort to get games moving and Jeff was an outstanding announcer. Phil put in effort beforehand and sorted the prizes. Thanks again to all the volunteers and participants. The “No Shows” and the person who left his group stranded will be ineligible to participate in our Dink Tournament on March 25th.
Ryan is going to run Limited Mobility Pickleball until the end of April. The last organized session will be April 26th. Hopefully many of the participants will get together on their own through the summer. LMP will be RESCHEDULED due to the Slam to Tuesday at 10 for this week only.
Sign up for the Dink Tournament March 25 is now available on line. Sign up as a team, with one person doing the registering and paying for both. Since most courts will be in use for the tournament, Paddle Play and the Ladder will be cancelled on that date.
As mentioned in earlier emails, “no shows” will not be eligible for the next Club event. There is a tremendous amount of work put into each of our events, and having to reshuffle the entire schedule can be a major undertaking. The courtesy of a phone call a day in advance is all that’s asked if you must cancel.