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Just a reminder there is a fun day at the Mountain View courts this Thursday, April 7th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Bring a snack to share, your beverage of choice and a plan to have some fun on the courts with your fellow Sun City Pickleball Club members.
The committee that is looking into the options for getting courts at the Lake View met for the first time. We came up with a list of needed criteria to make the current footprint have quality courts. The current footprint, though capable of having 14 courts, the committee felt that 14 courts would not meet the standards of what we hope to have with our courts. Our goal is to have as many quality courts as possible and will continue to work toward that goal. We also plan to submit a recommendation to the RCSC that the Lake View current footprint be enlarged to accommodate not only more courts, but good standard size pickleball courts.
If you’re not only a pickleball player, but also have some dance moves, contact Richard Haywood. Richard would like to have a table of pickleball players/dancers sit together at the Rockin’ Thru The Years club dances.
The combination lock has been put on the cooler at the Mt. View courts. You can get the combination from a board member or there are numerous Mt. View players who can pass the combo onto you.
Snowbirds are heading home, temps are rising, summer must be coming.
Good afternoon. Hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather with less wind.
On Monday March 28th we will be having a membership meeting at the Marinette rec center auditorium. The meeting begins at 4 pm. Agenda to come out soon.
Fun Day at Mountain View on Thursday April 7th from 4 to 7 pm. Bring snacks and a beverage of your choice.
Speaking of the Mt. View. There is a new cooler there to store the balls in. Eventually the cooler will have a combination lock on it. The combination will be given out to club members. Should you forget or not get combo it will be available with the monitor where you would check in for the pool You will need to show your green and white club name tag to get combination. The cooler will also have a first aid kit in it and a book of sheets for round robin play. The need to have a locked box is because balls, first aid kits etc. have been disappearing from the Mt. View courts.
I’d like to thank Jeff Skaggs for organizing the reciprocal play with Sun City West. Jeff would like to take a much-deserved break and step back from being the organizer. We will need a new person to be the reciprocal organizer for next year. Please contact me or another board member if interested.
Thanks to all our club members who took the time to attend the special meeting yesterday evening at the Mt. View. At that meeting our club membership voted in favor of accepting an offer from the RCSC to start the process of building pickleball courts at the Lake View Rec Center. The total number of courts to be built is yet to be determined. There is the possibility of anywhere from 8 to 14 courts being built to replace the current tennis courts. As the process moves forward and a general contractor specializing in pickleball courts is hired the exact number of courts will be decided. The courts to be built will be permanent, official courts with permanent lines and nets. A shaded sitting area is also part of the plan. These courts, when built, will be available for play before any work begins at the Mt. View Rec Center.
Thanks to Lis Smoot for doing another set of rating clinics. You will need to sign up for these clinics on our web page. There will be two options. Both offered on Saturday, March 19th at the Marinette. The times are at 2 pm or 3:30 pm.
It was brought to my attention recently (I did not know this) that used and broken pickleballs are NOT recyclable. Please do not deposit them in the blue recycle barrels.
Great weather, hope you are all getting out and playing. Dan H.
If you have been playing Pickleball for more than a month and are a beginner to intermediate player (1.5 to 3.0 level), sign up and come to one of the two Rating Clinics being offered on Saturday, March 19 2022. If you have a tournament rating do NOT get a club rating. The USAP Rating supersedes a club rating.
Why should I have a rating? Many of the round robin or ladder activities are designated for certain rating levels. Additionally, the Skill Clinics are listed by certain rating levels.
As your skills improve, you will be able to be re-rated to a higher skill level.
Only sign up for one of the times that Rating Clinics will be offered.
The Desert Frogs vs Snowbirds was a great club event. Lots of fun and laughter and just a little competitive juice thrown in. A huge thanks to Marcia Gregory for being the tournament director. Marcia also had some great helpers. Thanks to Winston, Shirley, Ros, Jane and Jeff. The Snowbirds “won” the event, but getting our club together was the important thing.
Thanks to Deb Lantzy and her helpers for setting up and organizing the food for the Farewell Dinner. Again, a fun time was had by one and all.
Thanks to Evelyn Larson for organizing a round robin at the Mountain View to accommodate our club members who were not able to get signed up for the Frogs vs Snowbirds.
Ilja Gregor would like to thank all who donated paddles to his son’s PE class. Ilja was able to send off 30 paddles to his son due to your generosity
I got an interesting email from an Ernesto Velazquez a founder and tournament director of a pickleball club and tournament in Spain. He is having two PB tournaments in Spain, One in June and one July. He is to be sending me more information about promotional packs to go to Spain for these events. If you want to go to Spain to play some PB let me know and I’ll pass on info as I get it.
With the warmer weather approaching, please if you are the last players on the courts at the Marinette or Mt. View pick up the balls and put them into a cooler. Thanks.
Membership meeting on Tuesday, March 15th, at 5 pm at Mt. View auditorium.
All for now, I’m sure someone will remind me tomorrow of something I left out of the email.