Sorry for the short notice! Should have flipped my calendar to November sooner.
On November the 7th we will be having our annual Red White & Blue club tournament. The tournament will take place at the Marinette courts play will begin 2pm. Arrive before that. There will be food provided at the Marinette auditorium following play. You can begin signing up today using Sign Up Genius. through the 4th of November.
Again, my apologies for the late notice.. Bet we still have a fun time.
Hello Sun City Pickleball
Would like to thank all the members who attended our membership meeting yesterday evening. As I’m sure most of you noticed our meeting was well attended by the people hoping to be elected to the RCSC board of directors. I’d encourage you all to attend the meet and greet for these candidates being held at the Sundial Auditorium tomorrow night, Wednesday the 26th starting at 5:30 pm. Some important questions to ask of these candidates is what their position is in regard to the Mountain View project and the Lake View pickleball project.
We are looking for some techy/computer geeks. If working on web sites and time behind a computer is your thing? Please contact me or any board member.
Also, looking for anyone interested in helping the club by being a tournament director. Tournaments are one of our clubs’ main sources of income. Jeff and Lynda Skaggs have filled the role quite well for several years, but they need a break, actually. would like to play in a tournament themselves. Jeff and Lynda will be the directors for our Spring tournament The Slam. They will be happy to mentor anyone interested in being a director over the course of planning for and running the Slam.
More and more Snowbirds showing up daily. Welcome back.
Fun Day at Mountain View courts this Thursday starting a 4 pm. Bring your social pickleball skills, a snack, ready to have fun and meet new and old friends.
Hello Sun Pickleball
There is a club Membership Meeting this Monday, October the 24th. at 4 pm at the Marinette auditorium. Hope to see there
The agenda items will include:
Open board positions nominations. Shyane Leman chairperson of nominating committee will present the committee’s recommendations for the three open board positions.
Ask club to approve $1000 to purchase 3 oscillating fans for Marinette pavilion.
Canceling all club activities that take place at the same time as club membership meetings.
Raising club dues from $15 a season to $20 a season. Increase would take effect November 1st.
Lake View pickleball court project update
Hope to see you there.
Hello Sun City Pickleball
Our Round Up Tournament was a huge success! Despite the torrential down pours we experienced on Saturday! For those of you who were not able to attend the tournament, we had rivers running through the Marinette pavilion. Our members and the RCSC maintenance personnel jumped into action and eventually the tournament carried on. Wish I could name each and every one of our volunteers by name to thank them! You’re awesome. Jeff and Lynda Skaggs, as always, were great tournament directors. The tournament ran like a well-oiled machine.
Our club members that played in Round Up represented us well. Medal winners included:
Gold Medal men. Kim Janecky. Jerry Raisanen, David Stephens.
Gold Medal Mix. Kathy Waller. Andy Kinder. Patty Evans. Jan Hodgson.
Gold Medal women. Kari Anderson. Penny Janecky. Kathy Waller. Nancy Considine. Terri Smiley. Paula Beaty, Karen Madison. Jan Hodgson.
Silver Medal men. Jim Diamond. Randy Romero. Tim Hatzenbeler.
Silver Medal women. Patty Evans. Alice Ritzman. Carrol Worsnup.
Bronze Metal men. Bob Thacker. Dave Breault, Tom Jeffers.
Bronze Metal Mix. Carol Hutchinson. Bob Thacker. Joy Stephens. David Stephens. Irene Leaf. Tim Hatzenbeler’
Bronze Medal women. Gay Jones
Congratulations to all!
Reciprocal play versus Sun City West on Sunday October the 23rd at the Marinette courts staring at 1 pm.
Club Membership meeting on Monday October 24th at the Marinette auditorium starting at 4 pm.
Fun Day at Mountain View courts on Thursday October the 27th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Please bring a snack to share. beverage of your choice.
The club is in full swing folks. And many of the snowbirds have yet to arrive. 1018 members as of today’
Good morning Sun City Pickleball
Some upcoming events and reminders.
Tomorrow Friday October the 14th, Our Round Up Tournament begins. Runs through Sunday the !6th. All the courts at the Marinette will be in use for this tournament. If you would still like to get some pickleball play in, you will need to head to the Mountain View courts. I’d like to thank all our club volunteers who help make this tournament happen. Also, a big thanks to Lynda and Jeff Skaggs for being the tournament directors. This quite possibly will be Lynda and Jeff’s final time as tournament directors. Will be in need of someone to take their place. If you are not playing or volunteering i recommend you head down just to watch and support or club members who are participating.
Reciprocal play between Sun City and Sun City West is right around the corner!! On October 23rd at the Marinette from 1pm to 3pm is our first match of the Fall! We are in need of players in levels A, B and C for both men and women! We have spots accounted for in the event there are dropouts or no shows! It would be great for our Sun City Club to have a fantastic showing and a WIN for the month of October to kick of the fall! Go to our web page, find the Reciprocal Play icon and sign up for this event using Sign Up Genius. Deadline for signing up is October the18th! A big thanks to Karen and Will Young for being this year’s Reciprocal play coordinators.
Our first membership meeting of the winter season is coming up on Monday October the 24th, at the Marinette auditorium from 4pm to 6pm. Hope you plan to attend.
Nice to be back in Sun City. Reconnecting with old friends, meeting new ones.
In the era of Covid and for ease of using the paddle holders without moving 20 paddles every time a court becomes available. Simply take your paddles out when it’s your turn to play, move the ring to the right to the next set of paddles. The ring continues to move to the right until the last set of 4 paddles are gone, and then goes back to position 1 on the very left.
Greetings Sun City Pickleball
One small to change to one of our winter 2022/2023 events. The Women’s Round Robin held on Tuesdays is now open to players 3.0 and above. This is a change from being open only to players 3.5 and above. if you have questions contact Patty Evans.
Hello Sun City Pickleball
Here in Colorado the leaves are turning yellow, able to see your breath in the morning. Must be time to head south?
The Winter schedule/calendar for our club begins on October 1st. It’s going to be a very busy winter season coming up. We are now close to a thousand members. On a typical week this winter there will be 22 club activities taking place with 13 coordinators overseeing these activities. The activities will include lessons, clinics, ladders, round robins, paddle play, social pickleball and modified pickleball. There will also be the assorted club tournaments, fun days and of course open play.
Just a reminder. When participating in any club activity wearing your name tag is required. Also name tags are to be worn while playing during club time.
Yesterday, Friday the 23rd, the club held its first Fall Information Night. The event was a huge success with over a hundred club members attending. Lots of new faces which is who this event was mainly targeting. Hope to make this a yearly event. Thanks to Lynda and Jeff Skaggs for putting this event on.
I’ve been told that all the volunteer spots for the Round Up Tournament have been filled. A huge thank you to Lynda Frerichs and Pat Klepadlo for helping to get the volunteers needed for the Round Up. Also, just as a reminder, when you fill out your membership form you are agreeing to volunteer four hours of your time to the club per year.
I recently had a conference call/meeting with people from the RCSC about the Lake View pickleball court project. A very positive meeting. There is progress being made. Maybe not as fast as I’d wish, but progress.
Again, looking forward to seeing friends on and off the courts.
Hello Sun City Pickleball Club
On Friday, September 23, from 6-8 pm at the Marinette Auditorium, our club will be hosting a Fall information night. This event will be an informative evening about our clubs upcoming winter events and activities, Presentations from the coordinators of our ladders, round robins, social activities. reciprocal play, lessons and clinics we offer and more. There is more information on our club website. Hope to see you there. Thanks to Lynda Skaggs for putting this night together.
The Round Up Tournament is still in need of volunteer line judges. Don’t think you can be a line judge? Tom Jeffers is offering a clinic on how to line judge. The clinic takes place at the Marinette on Monday October 10th from 11 am to 1 pm. There is also more information about this clinic on our club website.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!