Now, that was a fun Friday social play and dinner on the patio at Marinette tonight. Nice to see many people enjoying the comfortable temps before moving north.
Your board is trying to finish the schedule for this year and next. To do so, we need two people to volunteer for being Tournament Directors for the SSIPA (end of January) and Spring Slam (first half of March) tournaments. Without a tournament director soon for SSIPA, we won’t schedule this tournament and therefore will be by-passed by the SSIPA organization.
Barry Woods, Tournament Director for Fall Round-Up tournament, has offered to have someone shadow him and learn what needs to be done as tournament director.
Again, we are a club of volunteers that graciously give our time to help others enjoy the game of pickleball. Please let a board member know asap if you would be willing to be a tournament director for either of these two tournaments early next year.
2018 Board of Directors
The 2018 Dink Tournament album has been added to the 2018 Photo
Albums collection on the photos web page. Photos are by Sandy Plender,
with Larry Klein assisting. The album was put together by Allen Gilson.
Dink Tournament Results:
To all those that played in the tournament, good job getting out there and working on your dinking.
Here are the medal winners from the dink tournament:
2.5 – 3.0
Gold – Kim Janecky/Penny Janecky
Silver – Rob Sebo/Jill Kurkowski
Bronze – Barbara Haywood/Diane Maehl
3.5 – 5.0
Gold – Michael Kapp/Joe Gilfillan
Silver – Phil Arinno/Kenny Long
Bronze – Rick Masters/Kathy Masters
It couldn’t have happened without Tournament Director, Cindy Golden, Pat Klepadlo, who got all the food, Doug White, who made the trophies, Cathy LaParl, who did the score sheets, and Pat Sterba.
Thank you volunteers for making it fun for others.
Schedule Changes: Dink Tournament:Time changed from 10am to 11am to allow for ladder completion. Date is March 26th at Marinette. There are still plenty of slots available. This is a good opportunity to practice dink control and have a little competition fun. Sign up…
Snowbird Farewell Potluck: Moved from March 29th to March 30th, Friday from 5-8pm at Marinette
Come play a little before if you aren’t in a lesson and then enjoy socializing in the Auditorium. Please bring a dish to share (no end to the variety of good meatballs is likely).
Important Events: Membership Meeting:March 23rd, Friday, 1-3pm, Marinette Auditorium. We need enough people to have a quorum should we have a vote. There are many subjects to review and acknowledgements of people. Your attendance will be appreciated.
Rating Clinics (two left this half year) are on March 24th and 27th. Those are the last until autumn. There are some slots remaining for signup…
The 2018 Spring Slam tournament album has been added to the 2018
Photo Albums collection on the photos web page. Photos are by Sandy
Plender, Ed Everson, and Larry Klein. The album was put together by
Another tournament well done! To those who placed (won medals), CONGRATULATIONS!
There were other champions of effort among us. Even with rain causing delays and adjustments to the play on Saturday, the Tournament Director, Glenn Jones and Volunteer Coordinator, Pat Klepadlo, saw to it that we got through all the matches. The past few days were not without challenge and a lot of coordination required. Nonetheless, Glenn Jones ensured we had a fun, rewarding and complete tournament.
The tournament could not have occurred without many volunteers. Our volunteers made it happen for the players/visitors. You volunteers Rock! This was coordinated by Pat Klepadlo, volunteer coordinator.
An enormous THANK YOU to Glenn, Pat and all you great volunteers!
A few of reminders:
1. Dink Tournament: March 26th at Marinette. Sign up…
2. Member Meeting: Please join us for financial, facility and activities updates. Suggestions are welcome at next member meeting: March 23rd, 1pm-3pm at Marinette auditorium.
3. Snowbird Farewell Potluck (already ?), Thursday, March 29th at 5pm, Marinette patio
Lastly, I will take this opportunity, President’s privilege, to point out two individuals who demonstrated exemplary “class” and “sportsmanship” during the Spring Slam. I would like to say these are the people I’m proud of seeing represent Sun City Pickleball Club. Each of them finished their respective gold matches and went around to the line judges and the referee, shaking their hands and thanking them for their time and effort. One was a winner and the other took second place. These two ladies no matter winner or loser of the match took the time to give appreciation to the those that helped officiate…an often forgotten thankless job. Ladies, I believe you know who you are, you “wow’d” me.
Now, who else noticed these fine examples of good sports?
Enjoy your next practice, lesson or match. Be safe and have fun.
If you thought February was busy, stay with us, cause March will be too.
Here are some highlights:
1. Spring Slam Tournament starts Friday, March 9th and concludes Sunday, March 11th at Marinette.
We still need more volunteers for various positions from parking attendants to food dispensers to line judges. Please add your name to the boards in the center of the Pavilion at Marinette or contact Pat Klepadlo, Volunteer Coordinator. Good luck to our club members in the tournament.
2. Sun City West Reciprocal Play – March 18th. Need more B division (3.5 rating) players. Sign up…
3. Ratings Clinics continuethrough March. Ratings are important for matching players. Still some slots available. Go to sign up link on our website.
4. Mt. View Round Robin added to Thursdays at 1:00pm
5. Training Clinics continue, but fill up fast each week. Be sure to sign up on line the week before.
6. Member Meeting March 23rd, 1pm-3pm at Marinette auditorium. The board will update members and receive suggestions for club member benefit.
7. Dink Tournament Monday March 26, 10am (or as soon as ladder clears the courts) at Marinette.
8. Snowbird Farewell Potluck, Thursday, March 29th at 5pm, Marinette patio
Other notes of possible interest:
A. Practice boards were added to both locations, Mt. View (opposite side of tables and chairs area of courts, outside the gate door.) and Marinette (east wall of pavilion).
B. Fan added to pavilion for circulation/cooling as it heats up.
C. Storage shed added outside of court 4 at Marinette. Simon, the machine remains in storage room, due to heat issues affecting battery life.
Now, let’s enjoy playing pickleball, our members and the wonderful facilities at Sun City Pickleball courts.
See you there.
It was another good time at Marinette for many playing in the “club tournament” on Wednesday.
Special thanks go out to Richard and Barbara Heywood for all their work in setting up the tournament and arranging for food and gifts. We can’t do events without volunteers like Richard and Barbara. Also, special thanks to Marcia Gregory, Pat Klepadlo and Pat Sterba for helping out as well.
Below are the highlights.
Here are the winners and runners-up.
Group A. Alan Kramer Glenn Jones
Group B Barbara Blaser Debbie Still
Group C Robert Buckley Michael Kapp
Group D Jan Hodgson Evy Windham
Group E Mike Hokeness Dave Evans
Group F James Hundermark Paul Stang
Group G Beverly Jenkins Lybda Skaggs
Group H Jill Kurkowski Sue Bryant
Group J Frank Spina James Wirt
Group K Diana Colonna Charlotte Peters
Richard Heywood has four gift cards, one winner and three runner-up, so anyone entitled to it and has not received it can e-mail Richard Heywood (firstname.lastname@example.org) and make a plan to get their earned gift.
Reminder: There is the Friday Social Play starting at 5pm at Marinette. Play and then plan to eat with Pickleball friends. We are both a sports and “social” club.
Enjoy your time on the courts.
Come have FUN and REFRESHMENTS at our club’s Dinking Tournament to be held Monday, March 26th, starting at 10:00 am with a double elimination. Best 2 out of three games moves on to winner’s and loser’s brackets. There will be teams that will be divided into two skill categories of 2.0-3.0 and 3.5+. The fee is $5 per team and you must sign up with a partner. The cut off for participating in this event is March 18th. Please pay your fee to any board member by the cut off date. Start practicing your dinking skills for an exciting morning of activity!
1. No Slams
2. 1st Ball serves to Diagonal Court
3. Kitchen lines are in except on Serve
4. Any ball hitting player/racket outside of kitchen is a fault
5. All balls must bounce in kitchen before return Sign up here (limited to 40 teams)…