Good Sunday afternoon all,Let’s start off with a reminder that 2020 dues ($15) are due if you haven’t paid them yet. We are in the January grace period … as you know, they must be paid by the 15th of …Continue reading →
Good afternoon to you all, Yesterday’s Fun Day over at Mountain View was very well attended and it was nice to see so many members joining in for some pickleball play, some socialization, and some snacks. So, thank all of you that helped “ring in the New Year”! A reminder of our next Fun Day which will be at Marinette on Monday January 13 from 4 – 7 pm. Dave B
PS Please remember to volunteer for our next tournament…the SSIPA on January 28, 29, 30. PPS There are also a few openings for the next Sun City West reciprocal match over in Sun City West on January 19 1pm….please check that out…we have had some super teams this year!
Good morning Sun City Pickleballers! Welcome to 2020! We hope you are all in fine shape this first day…especially if you were out celebrating last night! This quick note is intended to accomplish a few things….one of which is the “test run” of my first attempt at this method of correspondence. First, let us thank last year’s board for continuing to lead our club as we grow in numbers and activities. Thank you Dave, Tom, Jan, Marcia, Pat, Kevin and Jeff and Ed. As Dave said in his last note, there were many accomplishments achieved last year with a “few” carrying over to this new year. And with that in mind, let me reintroduce the 2020 board: Vice President Tom Jeffers Treasurer Jan Booth Secretary Ann Clark Membership Evelyn Larsen Publicity Lynda Skaggs Member at Large Dan Haberman There will be more info soon regarding upcoming events ….remember to help and volunteer in any event coming up . . . a big reminder to get involved in the upcoming SSIPA tournament here on January 28, 29, and 30. Fun Day today at Mountain View 12 – 4, Fun Day at Marinette on the 13th and our next membership meeting on January 20 at Marinette at 4 pm. Let’s have a successful 2020! Dave Breault (President)
Holiday hours for both Christmas and New Years will be from 8AM -4PM on the Mountain View courts. Neither Marinette nor Mountain View Rec center will be open, nor will the Marinette courts. As last year, there will be a social gathering at Mountain View from noon til 4! Come on down and mingle! Bring a snack to share if you wish, and your choice of beverage.
Surprise Pickleball Association is looking for line judges for its Tommy Wong and Southwest Regional Championships, which run back to back from January 3 through 12. They are paying $5 per match for their “Volunteers”. If interested, contact Marlene Berwald @ 219-688-3022.
We will be selling no Christmas Party tickets after noon Monday (Dec 2). I will be at Marinette Monday from about 8:30 til at least 10:00 with tickets. If you want tickets and that still doesn’t work for you, please contact Frank Spina to make arrangements. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Frank, also.
Our last Club Meting of 2019 will be Friday (Dec 6) @1;00 @ Marinette. The Men’s Round Robin has been cancelled, and the Beginner Paddle Up, which is moving to Fridays at 2:00, has been delayed until 3:00 for this week only.
A new supply of orange balls has been added to the Lobster at Marinette. Please do not use other balls in the machine. Also, please PICK UP ALL THE ORANGE BALLS AND RETURN THEM TO THE LOBSTER.
Evelyn Larsen has agreed to take over leadership of the Wednesday (10AM) Round Robin. Courts 9-20 have been set aside for this event. Thanks Evelyn!
The new paddle rack has finally been installed at courts 17-20 at Marinette. One has been in use at Mountain View for several years w great success. Place your paddle in the first available slot – the players represented by those paddles is the next group to play. If you must continue to play as a foursome, your paddles go in the next available slot and you play once the groups before you have been completed and gone.to play. There will almost always be someone around with experience at Mountain View who can guide you.
Our Christmas Party (Dec 7) is 2 weeks from yesterday, but ticket sales will end one week from tomorrow (Dec 2)! Frank Spina will be at Mountain View Tuesday from about 7:45 to 8:45 with tickets, and someone will be at Marinette Tuesday evening from 5:30 til 7:00. We also plan having someone at Marinette M/W/F mornings from 8:30 til 10:00. These plans may be modified if the weather does as forecast! , The Mountain View courts will be open Thanksgiving Day from 8 – 4. The current forecast indicates that may not matter, but experience says these weather people are no more accurate than ours were in New England! Hope to see you there!
Things at Marinette have gotten a bit sloppy regarding returning balls to the coolers and the coolers to the pavilion. While the heat is behind us and the cold is not yet here, sunlight is an enemy of all plastic objects regardless of temperature. Please make a concentrated effort to load the balls into the cooler, and bring the cooler under cover, if yours is the last group leaving the courts.
Rain is in the forecast for later today and most of tomorrow. As you all know – or should – a guest cannot displace a Cardholder at any time. Again, please do not bring your guests during busy times, such as drop in play in the morning. Rotating off the courts or not, they are not to displace Cardholders and are not welcome during these busy times. This is true at any time, but especially during rain and/or heavily windy.times. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
The Wednesday Round Robin, which most likely will be cancelled tomorrow due to the weather, does not have a leader as of now. It would be great to have one person running it each week, but until then anyone can get the sheets from the kiosk and run the event. Courts 9-20 are set aside at 10AM.
Well it was another fine day for Sun City Pickleball Club! All our players came out to win today and win we did! We beat Sun City West 63 games to 45 games and in points it was a blowout – 941 points to 791 points! Congratulations to all the players today. Fun was had by all.
The Wednesday Round Robin had very few participants this past week, perhaps because there was no publicity and no pre-registration. This event goes on at 10:00 and is usually run by Pat Sterba. In Pat’s absence, however, any participant can take the Round Robin sheets and get started.
The Mens League did not have enough participants to get started. For the time being there is a Mens Round Robin taking place on Fridays at noon. Once there are enough players, the League will start up as originally planned.
As of now, we have sold approximately 175 tickets for the Christmas party. It’s still 3 weeks away, but there is a limit to the number of tickets we can sell, so don’t procrastinate on this!
Good Morning! Today is your last opportunity to register for our Volunteer Luncheon, which will take place Saturday at Marinette. Lunch will be served around noon; setup will be completed for 11:00. You need to have volunteered for any Club event to be eligible. Register on our website via Signup Genius.
The following is from Allen Gilson, who, along with Becky Pfeiler and Sue Bryant, is organizing this program this season. Perhaps you have friends or neighbors who aren’t quite ready for regular Pickleball but might enjoy the game when played at a slower pace, with others with various limitations. This might be for them.
“Modified Pickleball is for those with physical limitations, and those wanting a low-intensity/less-competitive game. This event is for those who want to play for fun, or perhaps you’ve had surgery recently or have some aches and pains and would like to become physically active again. Rules of the game will be modified to compensate for whatever limitations there may be. If you can stand you can play. Courts № 5&6 are reserved at the Marinette Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 10-11a.m. and Wednesdays from 2-3p.m. Check the calendar for exceptions for holidays and tournaments.”
The Colors Tournament yesterday at Marinette went well, and everyone seemed to have a great time. Thanks to all our Volunteers and especially to Richard and Barbara Heywood for taking this over for us this year, and to Marcia Gregory, who organized the first one several years ago, for her guidance.