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 →
A photo album of the 2017 Dink Tournament has been posted at this ink by Allen Gilson. Photos are by Larry Klein, Ed Everson, and Allen Gilson.
A photo album of the 2017 Spring Slam Tournament has been posted at-this-link by Allen Gilson. Photos are by Larry Klein, Ed Everson, and Allen Gilson.
Come have FUN and REFRESHMENTS at our club’s Dinking Tournament to be held Tuesday March 28th starting at 8:00am with a double elimination. Best 2 out of three games moves on to winners and looser brackets. There will be 24 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 20th. 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
Slam Success, Dink Tourney, General Meeting
Spring Slam: The Spring Slam held March 10-12th at our Marinette Center went pretty well. Thank you to our tournament director, Glenn Jones, for a job well done and thank you to all of our club volunteers. Many planning hours go into making a tournament successful; this can’t be accomplished without a dedicated director and club volunteers who step up to work our tournaments. If anyone has comments to help our club improve the tournament process, please do not hesitate to send any board member your comments.
Club members who medaled at the Spring Slam are:
4.0 50-59 Scott Sutherland, Gold
4.5 70+ Richard Juarez, Gold
4.0 70+ Dave Sinclair – Ed Millett, Gold
4.5 60+ Malcolm Derr, Bronze
3.0 60-69 Debbie Still – Larry McWain, Silver and Evy Widhalm, Bronze
3.5 50-59 Karen McAdam – Frank Groce, Silver
3.5 60-69 Jerry Raisanen, Bronze
3.0 70+ Michelle Orton – Dale Kremer, Gold
3.5 70+ Simonne and Richard McGowan, Gold
4.5 60-69 Sylvia Csabon, Gold
3.0 60+ Barb Heywood – Jane Powell, Silver
3.5 50-59 Karen McAdam – Marcia Gregory, Silver
4.5 60+ Ann Peterson – Sylvia Csabon, Gold
Hopefully next year we’ll have more of our 2.5 and 3.0 players register to play in our Spring Slam.
Dink Tourney: The Dink tourney is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th starting at 8:00 a.m. Grab your favorite dink partner and get signed up on our web page. The fee is $5 per team and you must sign up with a partner. This event is open for all ratings … players will be divided into different brackets … for 2.0 to3.0 and 3.5 and up. Please pay your fee to a board member or drop a check in the mailbox at Marinette. Remember, this is a dink only event. No slams. All balls must be in the kitchen, starting with the serve and continuing until a player hits it out of the kitchen, out-of-bounds, or into the net. Seems simple right. Well, come and try this basic skill challenge. This will be a double-elimination event. If you have any questions, just ask a board member or send us an email. Flyers have been posted at each facility.
General Meeting: Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, March 21 starting at 4:00 p,m. at the Marinette Auditorium.
Court Wash: Next court wash is Sunday, April 2 at Marinette.
Simonne McGowan/Carol Nelson – Kathy Masters/Maria Dagis
Slam Tourney Help Needed:
We need several additional volunteers at the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Please come and help if you’re available over the weekend.
… Specifically, we need line judges for the Gold Medal matches. On Saturday, these matches should start around 1pm… then again at 3pm and the last ones should occur around 5pm. On Sunday, we’ll need line judges for the women’s matches at about 12:30pm, plus between 1-3pm and then again 3-6pm.
… Food table is in desperate need of someone for setup around 7am. We need coffee and Gatorade made plus oranges and bananas cut up. So if any our lady pickleballers are available, please come and help us get ready early both Saturday and Sunday morning.
… We also need someone to post scores … can do 2 hr shifts. Score posting is a pretty easy job but you must understand brackets and how the winner and loser brackets are handled. Sheets are printed for each match and then we just have to post winners and the scores and then post where the loser goes in the “opportunity” bracket. So please come and help if you’re comfortable posting scores.
Reminder for Checking into Marinette in the next few weeks: Spring break is starting so many residents will have extra visitors during the next few weeks. So please be patient when waiting for the Marinette monitors to check in visitors. Please stay in line and wait your turn. The monitors can only check in one person at a time and the Pickleball Club players do NOT get to cut in line.
T-Shirts: Club t-shirts can be picked up at the club table during the tournament. We still have several that were ordered that need to be paid for or we’ll sell these to other members don’t make arrangements to get them. We also have a few extra shirts to sell. They are $13.50 and $14.50/each depending on the size.
See you at the tourney …
A photo album of the 2017 Club Tournament has been posted at this link by Allen Gilson. Photos are by Larry Klein, Ed Everson, and Allen Gilson.
Slam Food Vendor, Dink Tourney, misc.
Spring Slam: The Spring Slam is coming soon … March 10-12th. There will be a food vendor on site during the tournament. He will provide hotdogs, chicken and turkey sandwiches, blueberry muffins, cheese danish, hot chocolate, coffee, water, and soda. We also have several paddle and shirt vendors along with a variety of other things available to purchase. Please support our vendors. Our club has several players entered so come out and cheer them on and watch some good matches at all levels. Thank you to everyone that has volunteered. Please make sure you are at your assignment on Friday thru Sunday to help make this annual tournament another success for our club and Sun City. Continue reading →
CLUB TOURNEY TOMORROW … DINK TOURNEY SIGN-UP IS READY
Just a reminder: The ANNUAL CLUB TOURNEY is tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1st. Please be at the courts early … play will start at 8:00 a.m. and you need to check in prior to play. We will have pizza for all players after the event. Bring your own drinks and any other snacks.
The Dink tourney is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th starting at 8:00 a.m. Grab your favorite dink partner and get signed up on our web page. The fee is $5 per team and you must sign up with a partner. This event is open for all ratings … ratings will be divided into different brackets … for 2.0 / 2.5 / 3.0 / and 3.5 and up. Please pay your fee to a board member or drop a check in the mailbox at Marinette.