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.
1. October 30, 31 and Nov. 1st is our own Round Up Tournament. If you are signed up, best wishes to each of you. If you are not signed up, we need volunteers for various jobs, i.e., gate attendant, parking, food, line judging. Please contact Pat Klepadlo or call her at 719-649-0138. Thanks to Barry Woods, Tournament Director, for putting this tournament on for the club benefit. 2. NEW: 1st Annual Partners Club Championship: November 20th, Tuesday. There is a new internal tournament for partners of two different ratings, within a rating category. Awards and lunch are included. Please see web link to get details and sign up. Thanks to Phil Arinno and Pat Klepadlo for setting this up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4fadaa28a3fd0-1stannual 3. SSIPA Tournament (played at our Marinette Courts) sign ups begin 4:00pm “tomorrow, Oct. 22nd.” Be sure to sign up as soon as possible, as we prefer to have our members get in before it fills up. Thanks to Donna Holick for being Tournament Director. Info. link: https://www.secure.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=2184 4. Monday Ladders resume on Nov. 12th, new time is 11am for A ladder and 12 noon for B ladder. Thanks to Mike Luke and Kevin Pates, A and B ladder captains respectively. Please use this link for details and sign up link: 5. Tuesday “C” Ladder resumes Nov. 13th, new time of 1pm. Thanks to Bob LeFebvre for arranging. Sign up link pending. 6. Training Clinics begin November 13th, Tuesday at 3:00pm and then Thursday Nov. 14th at 6pm (those that work during day may appreciate). They will repeat each Tuesday and Thursday until advised. Thanks to Lis Smoot, Lead Instructor. Sign up link pending. 7. Reciprocal Play with Sun City West, just finished today at Marinette. Check sign up link for next opportunity at their courts. Thanks to Jeff Skaggs for coordinating. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4fadaa28a3fd0-reciprocal 8. Friday Night Social Returns in November. Stay tuned for details. 9. Nationals Tournament in Indian Wells, CA. Last but not least, those going to the Nationals tournament the week after Round Up, best wishes to each of you. Have fun.
How is that for a huge lineup of Pickleball activity?
We are nearly in “full swing”, pardon the pun.
The Sun City Pickleball Club will resume Monday Ladder play on Nov. 12, 2018 at the Marinette Recreation Center courts.
The starting time for the A and B Ladders has changed.
The A Ladder begins at 11 a.m.
The B Ladder begins at noon.
Each ladder is limited to 56 players, using 14 courts.
There is no hard-and-fast rule about the Monday ladders, but as a rule of thumb, 3.0 and above typically compete in the A Ladder, and 3.0 and below in the B Ladder.
CONTACT LADDER CAPTAINS IF YOU CANNOT PLAY
Please contact us via return email if you CANNOT play starting Nov. 12, otherwise you will be listed as active. ALSO, if you will be starting LATER IN THE SEASON, please contact us with that date via return email. If you are NEW to ladder play, please register here so that we have your contact information.
Aside from clinics today, Thursday, for Advanced Beginner and Combined Beginner/Advanced Beg.(see website under Skill-Clinics), we are going to have a busy Friday. Here is the line up: Friday Ladder 8:00am Marinette Membership Meeting 1:00pm Marinette Auditorium. We will review past meeting, financials, facility improvements, discuss upcoming events, and other topics of member interest. Your attendance will be appreciated. Lessons with Lis 3:30pm Marinette Friday Social Play: 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Then off to a group dinner location. Terry and Murray will set up reservations for those going to dinner after playing. Please email them asap to indicate you want to be on the reservation.
Let’s enjoy the day and be safe.
2018 Board of Directors
Marinette Skills Rodeo: Feb. 9th, Friday from 10am – 12noon, sign up on our website, program limited. Lunch will be provided. Volunteer assistance welcome. Sorry for the late notice. Rodeo signup… Social Play Around: Come enjoy a “Social Play Around” event at Marinette on Sunday, Feb. 11th from 2pm – 4pm, coordinated by Peter Miceli and Bev Berger. This is fun, organized play for all levels of players. It will be a format enabling participants to be on the court with various club members. The purpose of this event is to be able to play with as many different people as possible. No web sign up, just show up. Clinics: Beginner (Tues-3:30), Advanced Beginner (Thurs. 3:30 and 6:00pm) and Advanced with Bud(Wed. 11am). Remember, these clinics require signing up each week on our website. Space is limited and fills up fast. Ladders: Continue on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. See website for sign up. Round Robin: Wed. at 8:00am. May start one at Mt. View. Women’s Team Play: Wed. at 12:30 Inter-Club Tournament: Wed. Feb. 21st. Sign up on website Dink Tournament: Thursday, March 1st, 10am. Need volunteers.
Mt. View: Drill Clinics: Feb. 8th, Thursday at 11 and 12 noon. All slots filled on website as of now. Fun Day: Feb. 19th, 4-7pm, with snacks Round Robin: In development. Details pending.
Busy, Busy, Busy, or is dink, lob, slam
See you on the courts.
Good Evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members. This is just a reminder about a few items. First, the Monday and Tuesday ladders are underway. Mike Luke (email) needs to hear from anyone that has not yet contacted him but still wants to play in the Monday morning ladders. For the Tuesday afternoon ladder, Roland Lefebvre (email) needs to hear from anyone wanting to play in the Tuesday 2:00 p.m. ladder. So please take the time to contact Mike or Roland to help them make out the schedule for these events.
Next, Phil Arinno is the coordinator for the Sun City West team play. We need 2.0 – 4.5 players, both male and female, to contact Phil if you are interested in playing for our club against Sun City West. This is a nice social event plus an opportunity to have a tournament type playing experience. The next event is Sunday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Sun City West.
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 →