Good Arizona Morning – What a Beautiful Day!
Well, Sun City Pickleball Members, we have reached that time of year when many in our Membership leave and venture to their other homes! The Snowbird/Canadian exit strategy!
To that end, here comes our CLUB FAREWELL DINNER….Monday, March 23, 6 to 8 pm at the Marinette Auditorium! The sign up link is on our Club Homepage – no registration fee, but please remember to sign up on the Sign Up Genius by March 19. The Club will be serving a selection of Baked and Fried Chicken as well as a delicious Vegetable Lasagna – Thank You, PK! We are asking each Member to bring Sides, Salads, and Deserts. Please, also, bring a Beverage of your choice and any particular utensil to serve your dish if they will be needed. The Club will be providing tableware!
SPRING SLAM TOURNAMENT – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, this week March 6, 7, 8! Each Day, All Day! As a courtesy to our Tournament Guests and to our other RCSC Recreation Center Patrons, please remember to park off site . . . Aztec Drive and that neighborhood provide an easy access to Marinette from the north side. Thank you to all our Volunteers . . . yes, THANK YOU!
Now, off to enjoy this beautiful day and enjoy some pickleball play – got to get in a few more games with our Snowbirds/Canadians!!
Today four Sun City Club members entered the “Dual in the Desert 17th Annual Pickleball Tournament and all four brought home a medal! Congratulations Ladies!
Womens Doubles 4.0, 65+ Jan Hodgson & Alice Ritzman – Bronze
Womens Doubles 3.5, 65+ Karen Madison & Partner – Gold
Womens Doubles 3.0, 65+ Dianna Graham & Partner – Gold
Good Wednesday Afternoon SCPC Members,
You may have received 2 emails from this writer last Sunday . . . yes, the computer won . . . the Mail Chimp became a Gorilla … fortunately, we have Bill Booth . . . he settled that Gorilla down! Thank you Bill!!
In case, here is a quick summary of the last, correct email message:
Tomorrow, Thursday, February 27 at 11 am to 1 pm – Line Judge Training Clinic at Marinette
Saturday, February 29 – 11 am to 1 pm – Club Ratings Clinic at Marinette – some slots still available for your sign up – if you don’t have a Club or USAPA Rating, please get your name on that list for Saturday!
March 6, 7, 8 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Club Spring Slam Tournament – Each day, All day – Registration is still open! Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer – a good way to show your support for our great Pickleball Club. Thank You Volunteers!
Sunday, March 15 – SC/SCW Reciprocal – 1 pm to 3 pm at the Sun City West Liberty Courts – 4.0 Team Players needed.
Monday, March 23 – 6 pm to 8 pm – Farewell Dinner – Marinette Auditorium
Tuesday, March 31 – 4 pm – Marinette Auditorium – General Membership Meeting
Friday Night Socials – 5 pm – Marinette Courts
Yes, Hat/Shirt Order very, very soon!
And, now, the critical part – “Chimp” or “Gorilla”!
For now . . . ?
Good morning on this beautiful Sunday morning in AZ,
Here are some important dates/events coming up for Sun City Pickleball Club Members:
Ratings Clinic – Saturday, February 29 – 11 am to 1 pm at the Marinette Courts 5-6 and 9-10. There are openings for 26 Members to get their Club Rating. A Club or USAPA Rating is important for registering for our Club Events, Activities and Clinics/Lessons so, if you do not have a Club or USAPA Rating, this is a great opportunity to receive yours. Come on out and get a rating . . . please understand, yes, this is an evaluation of skill level, but, remember, too, it is under the guidance of our own experienced and knowledgeable Club Members . . . Members you may already know from court play or from the many Clinics/Lessons or Paddle Play sessions you already take part in! The Sign Up link is to the right on our Club Home Page. Sign Up Today!
Lis Smoot – Coordinator!
Line Judge Training Clinic – Thursday, February 27 – 11 am to 1 pm at Marinette – still a few slots open – conducted by Tom Jeffers!
Spring Slam Tournament – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – March 6, 7, 8 at Marinette – all day, each day – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Our Club really needs your help in Volunteering during this 3 day Tournament….GET INVOLVED, check the many positions available to Volunteer – the Link to Volunteer is located on the right of our Club Home Page. Lynda/Jeff Skaggs – Tournament Directors, PK – Volunteer Coordinator, Donna Holick – Tournament Coordinator! Thank you for VOLUNTEERING!
Sun City/Sun City West Team Reciprocal – Sunday, March 15 – 1 pm to 3 pm at the Liberty Courts in SCW. A few player positions open – sign up and join our great Club Team. By now, you know the link to sign up is to the right on our Club Home Page! 🙂
Monday, March 23 – Farewell Dinner – 6 pm to 8 pm – Marinette Auditorium
Tuesday, March 31 – General Club Membership Meeting – 4 pm – Marinette Auditorium
And, yes, we are working on a Club Hat/Shirt order – details coming soon! Thank you Frank spina!
Okay, get on those computers – lots to GET INVOLVED in!
Good Thursday Afternoon SCPC Members,
Just one more BIG THANK YOU to Richard/Barb Heywood, PK, Jeff Skaggs, Tammy Evans and Candy Laube for that great Club Tournament Event last Tuesday. If you missed it, just ask any of the 130 Members who participated, volunteered or cheered on the play …. it was a fantastic Event. Lynda Skaggs included some pictures on our Club Website….lots of smiles and action! Take a look!
BIG THANK YOU to the Tournament Directors, Rich & Barbara Heywood! Thanks to all the volunteers who kept the matches running smoothly: Jeff Skaggs, Candy Laube, Tammy Evans, and PK for arranging delivery of all the pizza for lunch! Great prizes for 1st & 2nd place high point scorers of each group! Follow us on our Facebook page, “Sun City Pickleball Club” for more photos!
Good evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
Some special reminders and announcements:
Club Tournament/Lunch – Coming up next Tuesday Feb 18 11 am – 3 pm at Marinette. Check the sign up link located to the right on our Club Home Page. There are slots for 80 participants – always need a few subs – so, click on the link on the Club Home Page and get involved – a Round Robin of 8 players with similar skill levels – prizes, lunch and pickleball play among friends! We need a few volunteers to help keep score – pop on over to the pavillion and give Barb/Richard Heywood some help . . . or PK setting up lunch in the auditorium.
Line Judging Training Clinic – Thursday, Feb 27 – 11 am – 1 pm. Tom Jeffers, our Club VP, will again conduct this training session. Please review the intro and explanation of what Tom will be covering in this training session – it is located on our Club Home Page. We appreciate your participation!
Spring Slam at Marinette – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – March 6 7 8 – 7 am to 8 pm each day. This is a major Club Event. Many Volunteers needed – get involved – lots of opportunities to show your Club Support. Check out the link on our Club Home Page and pick your specialty position – thank you to all our Club Member Volunteers – Sun City Pickleball Club – we put on this great Tournament – be a part of it! Did I say “thank you” – I meant to!!
Sun City/Sun City West Reciprocal – Sunday – March 15 – 1 pm at the Liberty Courts in SCW. Sign Up on the link on our Club Home Page – this is the last one of this season – try it out – some great pickleball with our neighbors – check it out!
Monday March 23 – Club Farewell Dinner – Marinette 6 – 8 pm
Tuesday March 31 – General Membership Meeting – Marinette – 4 pm. More info will follow soon.
Missed some more good play – Ilja Gregor/partner – silver – men’s doubles 70+ SSIPA – Congrats!
Until the next one!
A major revenue source for our club is the three tournaments that we host every year at the Marinette courts. For our members who have participated or observed tournament play, you know that successful tournaments depend heavily on our club volunteers. One of the most exciting and dynamic volunteer positions is serving as a line judge.
Our tournaments are USAPA sanctioned events, which require line judges for all gold medal matches. A pickleball line judge, much like a tennis line judge, is part of the team that supports the referee by observing the travel of the ball and signaling to the referee if the ball has touched the ground or other object outside the court boundaries.
Line judges have the opportunity to see the gold medal match competition and the best players compete at all the skill levels.
We’ll spend about an hour discussing the role of line judge, then we’ll apply that knowledge on the courts to practice the new skills. Paddle and court attire are required.
Date: Thursday, February. 27
Location: Marinette Pavilion
Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
SUN CITY PICKLEBALL CLUB MEN bring home the hardware from the “Grand Canyon State Games, a USAPA National Qualifier” at Pecos Park in Phoenix on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. (Club member’s names in Bold)
Men’s Doubles 3.5: 70+, Joe Gilfillan / Mike Baker: Great job winning the bronze medal!
Men’s Doubles 4.0: 50+, Grant Boulay /Greg Karpo: Grant and Greg were moved to the “Opportunity Bracket” after their first match, but won their way back to play for the Gold! The Gold match went 4 games, 12-10, 5-11, 11-6,15-9. Way to remain focused and win that Gold medal, Congratulations!