This Thursday, 4-12-18 is FUN Day at Mt. View from 4-7pm. All levels for social play are welcome. Bring snacks, if you wish.
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
This saying goodbye is tough… but let’s have fun doing it. It is our final Friday Play/Dinner Social tomorrow. Please bring your dinner to enjoy on the Marinette patio after play time. Play starts about 5pm and dinner about 6:30pm.
Thanks to Terry and Murray for setting this up and being our social leaders of the Friday Marinette evening play.
Here is a new event for those not moving north for the summer…
We have been approached by the Westbrook Pickleball Club to begin reciprocal play with them. As your volunteer director for this engagement, we have decided to begin the reciprocal play at Marinette on Sundays, beginning April 22. We will alternate each month between their courts and ours. Starting time at 11am and ending at 1pm. This will allow for churchgoers to attend and still be early enough to beat the heat of the late spring and summer. This will occur monthly through July. We have decided on a 4-month trial that will be extended if there is enough interest.
The format decided has been for mixed doubles with play levels of 2.0 and 2.5. This will allow for the more inexperienced players to get some tournament experience under their belt. We will play 3 games to 15 with all points counting toward the total for each club. If the interest continues we will expand the reciprocal play to include men’s and women’s doubles as well. Since Westbrook only has eight courts we will have to limit the number of players to only 16 from each club to include eight women and eight men.
At the time of the reciprocal play, we will blind draw from each club the pairings for the day. Each pairing will include a pair of either 2.0 or 2.5 players. We chose this format so that players can get some experience playing with others that they might not have played with so that we can get to know each other better. Each club should bring their own hydration products and the hosting club will ask their players to bring snacks to share for all.
We will make the Sun City signups available through the Signup Genius website.
I invite and encourage all 2.0 and 2.5 players to sign up to play and engage in the fun and comradery with a new club.
Let’s show our neighbors a good time for all.
Thank you and enjoy playing,
Volunteer Sun City vs. Westbrook Reciprocal Play Director
Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in America, is starting to make a splash on the high seas.
The sport, hugely popular in the Phoenix area, especially in active-retirement communities, recently was added to the sports offered on all 14 Holland America ships. And the line’s newest ship, the Nieuw Statendam, which debuts in December, will feature the game as well.
Other cruise lines, including Princess and Regent Seven Seas, also have added pickleball to some of their ships.
Dear Club Members,
– This afternoon and evening is our Snowbird Farewell play/potluck. We play at Marinette in the afternoon from 4-5 or 5:30 and then meet up again for potluck dinner at Bell Social Hall at 6pm. Bring your favorite dish and drink.
– Clinics end this week until Autumn. A huge thank you to Lis Smoot and all the kind/helpful volunteer instructors that gave us useful advice and made us better players. Let’s keep applying our lessons during spring and summer play where ever we are.
“It is up to each of us to make it fun”.
Lost Paddle Notice:
On Wednesday morning, someone mistakenly took my paddle. I was talking in the walkway between courts 13 and 16 with my paddle resting in the wire fence. When I finished talking, my paddle was gone. However, there was a
paddle of a similar colour to mine close to where I was standing. My paddle is a two tone blue Selkirk Epic 30PXL. If the person who has my paddle could e-mail or phone me, I would be very grateful.
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.
2018 Board of Directors
How adaptable are we?
Turns out there was a scheduling mistake that overlapped us with another club using the Marinette auditorium on Friday evening. So, RCSC has graciously asked us to move to the Bell Social Hall for our potluck dinner on this Friday evening, March 30th.
How about we start playing pickleball a little earlier, say 4pm at Marinette instead of 5pm and go home get our edibles and meet up at the Bell Social Hall about 6pm to enjoy a meal.
RCSC is sorry for the mix up, but lucky us for having other location options.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
Let’s enjoy the last of play until later this year with some northern friends.