By Kevin Pates
A Belgian television crew was in town recently, filming for an upcoming production which will highlight the stages of life. The crew has a number of international stops, but only one in the United States — Sun City. And one of the stops here was for pickleball at the Marinette courts. The director said filming began last November and he hopes to be completed by September. The Sun City Pickleball Club is to receive a video copy of the finished documentary. Here are a few photos from March 14.
At the Sunday match against SCW, one of the players lost their Glen Peterson paddle. If you were there, please check your bags. If found you can return it to Phil Arinno.
Our first General Meeting for 2017 will be Wednesday, January 25th at 3:00 p.m. at the Fairway Recreation Center. Please plan to attend to get more information about events happening in the next few months and meet the 2017 Board Members. The Pickleball Club needs your input and assistance as it continues towards a long range plan.
Living in Sun City AZ is about more than just fun in the sun. From swimming pools to golf courses, lending a helping hand to a neighbor or serving the community at large; living in Sun City AZ offers more than just a home – it offers a lifestyle unlike anywhere else.
All new and existing Sun City residents are invited to “Discover Sun City AZ” at this year’s orientation on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in the Sundial Auditorium. There are two sessions scheduled for your convenience – 9 to 11am and 6 to 8pm. The Sundial Recreation Center is located at 14801 N. 103rd Ave. in Sun City.
The Sun City Pickleball Club will have a booth to promote our club and facilities to residents. We will be setting up our temp courts to actually demonstrate the game. Anyone willing to promote our club and our game please sign up.
Members of the Sun City Pickleball Club receive discounts at selected merchants. Click here for the list of discounts. The page has links to the password-protected page that contains the discount codes. Use the same password that is used for the roster. If you don’t know the password, click here to have it automatically emailed to you.
Someone borrowed an umbrella from the courts yesterday evening. It belongs to a lady from Fountain Hills, and she plans coming back to pick it up tomorrow (Saturday). Please get it back to Marinette ASAP.
I have a Pickleball Bag with paddle and sunglasses in my car that someone left at Couples Nite. Will be at M tomorrow and Monday.
You should have gotten an email with the ladder brackets for Monday’s ladder if you were signed up to play in it. If you did not, contact Ed.
Karen will be at MV from 8 – 10 Monday with Red/White and Blue entries and Christmas tickets.
Weather is perfect! Get on out and play!
The club roster has been updated with all members that have been added through October 19. Members that joined after October 19 will be added to the list after the tournament. Please check your information for accuracy. Some of your own information can be edited by you. See the instructions for details. All members are encouraged to add an emergency contact. You may also add the name of your spouse or significant other.
The Rodeo/Skill Drills Fun Day will be tomorrow at 3 at Marinette. Entries were closed yesterday. Please plan to arrive about 2:30 so we can get the groups made up and be ready to start play at 3. Those who haven’t paid can do so at that time, and we’ll have Christmas Party tickets available as well as Cub caps and visors. We would appreciate those helping with the event arriving at 2:00.
The Club will supply pizza and ice, along with napkins and plates. Please bring your drink of choice. Adult drinks are OK, but please – NO GLASS CONTAINERS. Worn down sneakers and broken glass don’t go well together! Pizza will arrive about 5:30. There will be plenty of seating on the patios.
We have a busy stretch ahead:
A week from Sunday, Oct 30, our first reciprocal play match with Sun City West will take place at 1 at Marinette. Come out and watch some good play, and meet some new friends from SC West. Players are asked to bring snacks to share with our guests.
The “Red, White an Blue” Tournament is scheduled for Nov 11, at 3 at Marinette. You will be assigned to a team with a designated color to wear, and every effort is made to have the teams of equal ability. There will be some Novice, Intermediate and Advanced players on each team, and it really becomes a team event. Sign up sheets will be posted shortly.
The ‘Mock” Tournament will be Nov 18 at 8 at Mountain View. This one is for 2.0/ 2.5 and 3.0/ 3.5 Women. We anticipate one for Men and/or Mixed later in the season. Entry fee is $20 per team (lunch included) and you enter as a team. All matches will be refereed, and it will be as close as possible to a real tournament. Entry forms at Marinette, or contact Phil Arinno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come on out and join in these fun events!
Join us for the “Shootout at Sun City” Tournament.
The SHOOTOUT at SUN CITY, ARIZONA is our Pickleball Club Fall Sponsored Tournament!
It is an USAPA Sanctioned Tournament with age and level play!
It is a Double Elimination Tournament!
ONIX Pure Two Balls will be used!
Men’s Doubles on Tuesday, November 1st!
Mixed Doubles on Wednesday, November 2nd!
Women’s Doubles on Thursday, November 3rd!
We invite you to come and enjoy the “FUN IN THE SUN GOOD TIME!”
From 8am until play is finished!
Barry Woods Tournament Director!
Click here for parking map.