Registration is underway for the WOMEN’S LADDER and MEN’S LADDER, which begin play November 4th and 7th respectively. Be aware the “A” and “B” designations are skill divisions, not start time preferences. The Ladder Captains will be placing players within the ladders based on prior ladder results, Club or USAPA ratings and self-ratings. As a general guideline only, 2.5 and lower players will be in the “B” section, 3.5 and above in the “A” section and some of the 3.0s may be in either section depending on the split of participants. The Captains will have some discretion in player placement, but their main interest will be to keep play fun and interesting for all. Registration is also open for the two Mixed Ladders, starting on the 1st and 5th, and they will be split the same way if there are enough participants.
A reminder to Sun City Pickleball Club members that our first major event of the 2019-20 season — the Fall Round Up on Oct. 29-31 at the Marinette Recreation Center — opens for registration on July 15.
Tournament fields fill quickly so please keep in mind the July 15 date. Event information is available at pickleballtournaments.com
Ann Reich, who was a member of the Sun City Pickleball Club, passed away on February 9, 2019. To honor Ann’s memory, the 2018/2019 Women’s League of the Sun City Pickleball Club, collected donations from league members to honor Ann’s life and friendship with us. It was decided to use the funds and donate to the Sun City PRIDES to plant a tree in Ann’s honor and participate with the PRIDES in their annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration held on March 28th. Ann’s two daughters, Denise and Lisa & a few of their family members, joined us in planting a Red Pistache tree at the PRIDES Celebration at 108th & Peoria Avenue. Both daughters said a few words about their mom and how much Ann loved pickleball and all her friends in Sun City. We very much appreciate the PRIDES in helping us to honor Ann’s memory & her love of Pickleball.
Comin Up in January January 1 – New Years get together at Mountain View – Noon – 4. Bring your paddle and whatever you want for munchies and drinks. First time trying this – will it become an annual event? January 7 – FUN DAY at Marinette – 4 – 7 January 15 – FUN DAY at Mountain View – 4 – 7 Club provides cups, plates, napkins and plastic tableware. You bring your paddle and a snack to share and your preferred beverage. A great way to meet some new people and catch up with the Snowbirds as the last of them finally get back to Sun City. January 18 – Desert Frogs vs Snowbirds Tournament and Dinner. A team tournament matching players of all levels. Details to follow, but this will be a real enjoyable afternoon/evening! January 21 – Membership Meeting at Marinette Auditorium – 4PM. Learn what’s going on for the rest of the winter/spring season and look ahead to the rest of 2019. January 29 – 31 – SSIPA Tournament at Marinette. Our first open tournament of the year, and a major fund raiser for the Club. Volunteer signup sheets available on the Club Website. Come and watch some great play and cheer for our participating Club Members. All Clinics, lessons, leagues, socials and other weekly events are in full swing. Check the Club Calendar.