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.
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!
Our first Membership Meeting of 2019 is this coming Monday, January 21, @ 4 @ Marinette. Please try to attend. There are lots of new things coming up and you’ll want to be up to date!
The minutes from our December meeting are posted at both play locations and on our website. Please read them in advance of the meeting.
Dues are past due, and the grace period for payment ends January 31. Please get them paid promptly. You’ll be dropped from the Club roster and email list on February 1, and are no longer eligible for Cub events or to play during Club times.
Couples Nite & Grab a Bite, also called Social night, is back in full swing with the Griffins back and ready to organize dinners. Come to Marinette Fridays around 5 to play for a while, socialize and go out for dinner. Dinner location varies. Of course, you may come just for play or just for dinner.
Volunteers are still needed for the Marinette SSIPA Tournament coming up at the end of the month. Sign up on the Club website. Most work assignments are less than 4 hours, and volunteering is a great way to meet new pickleball players.
Believe these are the last medal winners from the SouthWest Regional, which concluded Sunday : Glenn Jones/Bob Keesecker-Bronze-3.0/55-59; Sue Bryant/Glenn Jones-B-3.0/55-59 and Cheryl Alsagoff/Kim Trew-B-3.5/55-59.
Following are the Medal Winners at the Happy Trails Tournament concluding today: Sue Bryant/Jill Kuckowski-Silver-3.0/50+; Lynda Skaggs/Cindy Golden-S-3.0/60+; Michelle Orton/Ann Clark-S-3.0/70+;
Joyce Troyer/Terri Smiley-B-3.0/70+ and Jane Powel/Partner-S-3.5/60+. Congratulations to all our medal winners, and to all those who participated! Please inform us via Club email of anyone left off this list!
This is nearly perfect PB weather! Get on out there and play!
As some have now discovered, the keys to the storage closet and Lobster Machine are NOT at the desk. The issue is still being discussed and we hope for a solution shortly. This past Saturday a Club member returned the keys to the drawer and convinced the FA on duty that was a good thing to do. After confirming that info with the FA, I wrote an erroneous report without waiting for confirmation from higher up. My apologies for the confusion.
Since some of these dates have changed a couple of times, they will be listed here again.
Frogs/Birds Tournament: Saturday, January 26 @ 2 @ Marinette. There are still 4 slots open for the Desert Frogs. Sign up on line.
Rodeo/Skills Drills: Friday, February 8 @ 10 @ Marinette. There will be a nice lunch after play. More info and sign up coming soon on line.
Club Tournament: Friday, February 22 @ 9 @ Marinette. Again, there will be a nice lunch after play. More info and sign up coming soon on line.