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…
The 2018 Spring Slam tournament album has been added to the 2018
Photo Albums collection on the photos web page. Photos are by Sandy
Plender, Ed Everson, and Larry Klein. The album was put together by
Another tournament well done! To those who placed (won medals), CONGRATULATIONS!
There were other champions of effort among us. Even with rain causing delays and adjustments to the play on Saturday, the Tournament Director, Glenn Jones and Volunteer Coordinator, Pat Klepadlo, saw to it that we got through all the matches. The past few days were not without challenge and a lot of coordination required. Nonetheless, Glenn Jones ensured we had a fun, rewarding and complete tournament.
The tournament could not have occurred without many volunteers. Our volunteers made it happen for the players/visitors. You volunteers Rock! This was coordinated by Pat Klepadlo, volunteer coordinator.
An enormous THANK YOU to Glenn, Pat and all you great volunteers!
A few of reminders:
1. Dink Tournament: March 26th at Marinette. Sign up…
2. Member Meeting: Please join us for financial, facility and activities updates. Suggestions are welcome at next member meeting: March 23rd, 1pm-3pm at Marinette auditorium.
3. Snowbird Farewell Potluck (already ?), Thursday, March 29th at 5pm, Marinette patio
Lastly, I will take this opportunity, President’s privilege, to point out two individuals who demonstrated exemplary “class” and “sportsmanship” during the Spring Slam. I would like to say these are the people I’m proud of seeing represent Sun City Pickleball Club. Each of them finished their respective gold matches and went around to the line judges and the referee, shaking their hands and thanking them for their time and effort. One was a winner and the other took second place. These two ladies no matter winner or loser of the match took the time to give appreciation to the those that helped officiate…an often forgotten thankless job. Ladies, I believe you know who you are, you “wow’d” me.
Now, who else noticed these fine examples of good sports?
Enjoy your next practice, lesson or match. Be safe and have fun.
If you thought February was busy, stay with us, cause March will be too.
Here are some highlights:
1. Spring Slam Tournament starts Friday, March 9th and concludes Sunday, March 11th at Marinette.
We still need more volunteers for various positions from parking attendants to food dispensers to line judges. Please add your name to the boards in the center of the Pavilion at Marinette or contact Pat Klepadlo, Volunteer Coordinator. Good luck to our club members in the tournament.
2. Sun City West Reciprocal Play – March 18th. Need more B division (3.5 rating) players. Sign up…
3. Ratings Clinics continuethrough March. Ratings are important for matching players. Still some slots available. Go to sign up link on our website.
4. Mt. View Round Robin added to Thursdays at 1:00pm
5. Training Clinics continue, but fill up fast each week. Be sure to sign up on line the week before.
6. Member Meeting March 23rd, 1pm-3pm at Marinette auditorium. The board will update members and receive suggestions for club member benefit.
7. Dink Tournament Monday March 26, 10am (or as soon as ladder clears the courts) at Marinette.
8. Snowbird Farewell Potluck, Thursday, March 29th at 5pm, Marinette patio
Other notes of possible interest:
A. Practice boards were added to both locations, Mt. View (opposite side of tables and chairs area of courts, outside the gate door.) and Marinette (east wall of pavilion).
B. Fan added to pavilion for circulation/cooling as it heats up.
C. Storage shed added outside of court 4 at Marinette. Simon, the machine remains in storage room, due to heat issues affecting battery life.
Now, let’s enjoy playing pickleball, our members and the wonderful facilities at Sun City Pickleball courts.
See you there.