Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members, A quick note this day.
The Ad Hoc Future Planning Committee’s Proposal Plan for the renovations at Mountain View were a large part of the discussion at the RCSC Board meeting yesterday morning. The addition of more pickleball courts and a larger, shaded area for people who are waiting to play are included in those plans. As you can imagine, these plans were very well received and lots of positive comments and feedback came from the Board Members and from those who spoke from the audience. Thank you to the Ad Hoc Committee and RCSC Board.
We also had several Club Members address the RCSC Board in regards to permitting doubles play at our Sun City Pickleball Courts! So many great points were brought out and substantiated by our Club Members – and with such eloquence! Thank you Frank Spina, Karen McAdam and Rich Peterson! We are all hoping the Board will reconsider and let doubles be played….fingers crossed! And thank you to all the Club Members who came and showed their support . . . bravo to you all!!
I was just reminded of the Commemorative Paver our Club purchased located at the Sun City Museum…have you seen it?! It was bought by our Club last year to help with the cost of the Museum renovations . . . there is a picture of it on our Club Website . . . that is, until you get over there and see it in person!
And, from what I understand, the Nominating Committee for next year’s Club Officers are still gathering names for those of you who want to help lead this wonderful Club of ours!!! Isn’t it about time you “stepped” forward (and not into the kitchen) – (this kitchen is acceptable)! Please be in touch with any on our committee – Carol Arinno, Diana Colonna, or Joe Gilfillan. Thank you for volunteering!
Enjoy this bit of weather – with no wind, these are great temps for June!
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members, It might be noted that the Rec Center hours have changed for this week . . . Monday, June 1 thru Sunday, June 7. The Rec Centers will be closing at 7pm. This change is in support of the Statewide Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Ducey regarding the daily curfew he just put in effect. Please check at the Rec Centers for any further changes!
On Sunday, May 31, Arizona Governor Ducey issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a daily curfew from 8:00pm to 5:00am, beginning on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00pm and in effect through Monday, June 8 at 5:00am.
In support of this Declaration of Emergency, RCSC will be closing all Recreation Centers, inclusive of all Chartered Club rooms and activities, at 7:00pm from Monday, June 1, through Sunday, June 7. Closing at this time allows RCSC Cardholders and staff the time necessary to safely return home during daylight in compliance with the 8:00pm curfew.
Thank you for your attention to this temporary and unfortunate situation.
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members this last Sunday in May…… And tomorrow is June 1st . . . with plenty of heat!!! (Three ! for the triple digits)
It has been great getting back on the courts these last few weeks and seeing so many of you getting back into playing this wonderful game of pickleball! The courts at Mountain View and Marinette still seem the same . . . wish I could say “ditto” about “my” game! Nice to get back onto our “home” courts . . . 2 sets of bleachers have been added at Marinette with lots of the plastic railings replaced with new material!! Thank you Ed and company! Continue reading →
Not ready for the stress of singles? Try half-court singles, sometimes called skinny singles. It can help improve your consistency, cardio, and strategy. It can help to make you a better doubles player when doubles play resumes in Sun City. These videos show a couple of variations.
We would like to amend the RCSC Rules & Regulations for Phased Re-opening Plan sent to Cardholders yesterday (May 18) with regards to Vulnerable Individuals as it relates to our community.
The statements below are only recommendations. All RCSC Cardholders will need to assess their own health and use facilities at their own risk. Each Cardholder will need to make their own decisions regarding their participation in the use of RCSC facilities.
We hope this clarification helps you to better understand this matter.
CARDHOLDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED OF CDC & EXECUTIVE ORDER RECOMMENDATIONS DURING PHASE ONE & PHASE TWO
All vulnerable individuals are advised to take reasonable steps to continue limiting their time away from their place of residence or property.
Vulnerable individuals are defined as individuals 65 and older and/or individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
Individuals who are symptomatic must stay home.
Individuals who have a fever (100.4 F or higher) must stay home.
Individuals must wash their hands thoroughly and frequently.
Good evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members, As you may already know, the Rec Centers here in Sun City are reopening! The complete list of guidelines have been posted with the 3 phases outlined for reopening procedures. There are some very specific guidelines you should be aware of as you make your way back onto the courts so please read through them completely! As phase one opens, any current RCSC Card Holding Member (NO GUESTS) may get onto the courts for SINGLES PLAY only as doubles play does not meet the phase one conditions as specified. Please check in as necessary when you get to either Mountain View or Marinette. You will be checking in using your RCSC Card. Be sure to bring any sanitizing products you will need as outlined in phase one as well as any equipment you will need to play. Official Club activities will start again once we reach phase two. We are hoping that the time between phase one and two will be minimal. So, the courts will be open for play as RCSC Card holders . . . singles for now, but, if you are like many of us, any play will be welcomed . . . much better than all that “walking”! As things develop or change we will keep you posted….stay safe! Dave B
RCSC Announces Plans to Re-open Recreational Facilities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 18, 2020
Today the RCSC Board of Directors approved a re-opening plan for the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. which will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with summer hours* taking effect immediately. The Federal Government published guidelines for “Opening Up America Again” which provided a basic framework for a three-phased approach to re-opening. RCSC has used this framework to develop the plan for re-opening RCSC facilities, offices, events and entertainment. Governor Ducey announced on May 12, 2020 that Arizona was in Phase One and the Stay at Home Order would expire on May 15, 2020.
*Summer hours are Lakeview, Oakmont and Mountain View which will remain open until 8pm Monday-Saturday starting now through Labor Day weekend; all other center hours remain the same.
There is much excitement and anticipation as we start to bring use of the RCSC facilities and activities back into the community that so many enjoy and have missed during this period. The re-opening process will likely involve much tolerance, acceptance and respect from all participants. Your cooperation will help to ensure a smooth transition as we move forward.
Re-opening RCSC facilities will require strict adherence to safety and sanitation protocols during these phases developed by the RCSC Management Team and Board of Directors specific to the facilities and activities offered here in Sun City AZ to ensure the continued well-being of both Cardholders and RCSC employees. Due to the physical distancing requirements, it is imperative that Cardholders realize that admittance to facilities will remain extremely restricted and that no congregating nor waiting for available space to become available will be allowed. Your understanding and cooperation as we deal with these limitations may alter how we proceed going forward through these phases.
Below are the requirements and restrictions which must be adhered to as we proceed through each Phase as we begin the process of re-opening RCSC facilities. Continue reading →
A Special note this Wednesday afternoon, It is with sadness that we just learned of the passing of our friend and long time pickleball club member Sylvia (Syl) Ackerman. Syl was well known to many of our pickleball club members and had been a member of the Sun City Pickleball Club for many, many years. In fact, a picture of her with several of her pickleball friends is in the lobby up at the Marinette Center. All of us who knew her send our best wishes and condolences to her family. A celebration of Syl’s life is being planned for a future date – more information will be shared as these special plans come together.