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. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4fadaa28a3fd0-westbrook
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.
– 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.
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.
Aside from clinics today, Thursday, for Advanced Beginner and Combined Beginner/Advanced Beg.(see website under Skill-Clinics), we are going to have a busy Friday. Here is the line up: Friday Ladder 8:00am Marinette Membership Meeting 1:00pm Marinette Auditorium. We will review past meeting, financials, facility improvements, discuss upcoming events, and other topics of member interest. Your attendance will be appreciated. Lessons with Lis 3:30pm Marinette Friday Social Play: 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Then off to a group dinner location. Terry and Murray will set up reservations for those going to dinner after playing. Please email them asap to indicate you want to be on the reservation.
Let’s enjoy the day and be safe.
2018 Board of Directors
Schedule Changes: Dink Tournament:Time changed from 10am to 11am to allow for ladder completion. Date is March 26th at Marinette. There are still plenty of slots available. This is a good opportunity to practice dink control and have a little competition fun. Sign up…
Snowbird Farewell Potluck: Moved from March 29th to March 30th, Friday from 5-8pm at Marinette
Come play a little before if you aren’t in a lesson and then enjoy socializing in the Auditorium. Please bring a dish to share (no end to the variety of good meatballs is likely).
Important Events: Membership Meeting:March 23rd, Friday, 1-3pm, Marinette Auditorium. We need enough people to have a quorum should we have a vote. There are many subjects to review and acknowledgements of people. Your attendance will be appreciated.
Rating Clinics (two left this half year) are on March 24th and 27th. Those are the last until autumn. There are some slots remaining for signup…