The club has a number of events in the coming months which require volunteer assistance to be successful. We hope you have a few hours in your off-court schedule to help. If you’re interested in working any of the events, click the signup links below or email Pat Klepadlo or Pat Sterba to get involved if the signup links have not been published yet.
Thursday, Jan. 11 — Fun Day, Marinette, 4-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 16 — Fun Day, Mountain View, 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 17 — Discover Sun City club booth, Sundial, 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. Volunteer positions are already filled.
Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 — Super Senior International Pickleball Association tournament at Marinette. Sign up here… Click the tabs near the top of the page to see all of the categories.
Friday-Sunday, March 9-11 — Spring Slam tournament, at Marinette. Future Signup.
Good Fun! With over 60 people coming and going at Marinette today, we had a fun day of greet and play. Some were catching up on old friendships, some were meeting new people and most were showing their pickleball talents at today’s social event.
Plenty of good food was brought (hope you liked meatballs) for the potluck at the end of the day to restore calories lost.
The tally of games played resulted in the Desert Frogs, croaking their way to being the point total winners. No doubt the Snowbirds will swoop in next year with a challenge to change that outcome.
Thank you Pat Sterba for coordination of this event.
At the Potluck, Murray Griffin reminded us that the Couples Drop In Friday at 5pm has moved on from being couples to “anyone wanting to play and then have dinner with Pickleball friends”. In order to plan dinner location, please advise Murray by Friday noon
An evening introduction to pickleball lesson has been scheduled for 6:00 PM Wednesday, January 10 for prospective players that are unable to attend during the morning. Sign up here.
We received news that George Nash passed away. His family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 6th, 6:00 p.m. at Dominic’s Bistro. George was our 2017 Volunteer of the Year and a long time pickleball club member. All the ladies welcomed his hugs and smile at the courts. He will be missed.
Dear Pickleball Club Members,
There have been some questions about the format of our Friday, Jan. 5th Desert Frogs vs. Snowbirds “Social” Event at Marinette from 1-6pm, followed by potluck dinner 6-8pm.
Let’s clarify, this is not a tournament. It is a club social event.
Comments have stated we lose touch, we forget our club members and we want to be a “friendly” club. Therefore, this club social has minimal guidelines deliberately to encourage conversation and free play.
You sign up on our website as either a Desert Frog or a Snowbird. This will place you in that group. Even if the sign up function on the website says it is full, come to Marinette anyway. It is up to you to come and meet the opposite group and start playing. Simple as that.
Further, the purpose of this event is to remind us of our club members, no matter how much time you spend in Sun City. Casual and Fun is the atmosphere.
The time begins at 1pm, but people may drop in leave and come back as they wish. Potluck is from 6-8pm in the Marinette auditorium. Please feel free to come and play, go home and get your food and return for dinner.
Should there be further questions, Pat Sterba, has volunteered to be event coordinator.
See you there.
Dear Pickleball Members,
We are your 2018 board members and we want to start off the new year telling you we are excited about being the “new team”. We believe the Pickleball Club has been both a good physical activity and social club to many of us. We want to not only continue this direction, but improve and grow our club.
With those initial objectives stated, let’s begin with some event review (January events). Continue reading →
As the year comes to an end, I just want to thank everyone for helping me throughout the year. The board helped whenever they could and especially Dave Breault, our Vice President. The club has so many activities throughout the summer months when I’m out of town and Dave was so active during those months.
I’m turning things over to the new board very soon. So please introduce yourself to them as soon as you can. Their names will be listed on the web page very soon.
The first event for 2018 is on Friday, January 5th at Marinette. This is a Snowbird vs Desert Frogs social event with a potluck at 6:00 p.m. Check out the webpage and get registered through SignUp Genius.
The next general membership meeting is at 3:00 p.m. at Fairway Recreation Center on
Tuesday,[correction: Monday] January 22nd. Please mark your calendars.
Thank you for a great year … and Happy New Year!
January 5th. 1-8 pm, eat at 6:00 pm.
Come join your friends and meet new people. This will be a fun day of playing pickleball with a potluck following at 6:00 pm. Potluck will be held in the auditorium.
You bring the food; the club will provide the plates, utensils, paper goods, and drinks.
Sign up here…
5 Fridays at 3 pm. First class begins January 19, 2018
New instruction format:
If you sign up you are committing to attend all 5 weeks for 90 minutes. This class is primarily for beginner to advanced beginners but anyone may sign up. All skills and doubles play will be covered, along with lead-up games and appropriate skill focused drills.
Sign up here…