Please, nobody use the word “hot” just yet to describe the wonderful weather we are having. If you recently received an email from the RCSC with the heading “Sun City Arizona In Focus”, I encourage you to watch Episode 4. Just click on blue lettering “Sun City In Focus” and then watch episode 4. It’s kind of at the end of the video, but the video is dedicated to pickleball and the Sun City Pickleball club. Great exposure for our club. Thanks to Steve Oaks for helping this video to happen. Dan H.
The Spring Slam begins this Friday the 4th, Good luck to all Sun City players who will be participating in the tournament. Parking: During the tournament Sun City Pickleball Club players and volunteers are asked to park on the street just to the north of the Marinette and courts 1-4. Please be courteous to the people living in the houses on that block and avoid things such as parking in front of driveways. Still in need of some first aid volunteers.
Thanks to Tom Jeffers for conducting a line judge clinic on Tuesday. A total of 21 club members participated in the clinic. Also, a thank you to Kevin Pates, Steve McClean for helping Tom with the clinic and Elaine Guest, a certified referee who spoke to the clinic participants from a referee perspective to line judging.
Snowbirds. Remember you are to bring a side dish to share at the Farewell Dinner on March 12th. Dinner is from 6-8 at Bell Center.
Lastly, some of our members have had various forms of media hacked recently. Especially with emails, if you receive an email from one of our club members asking you to send them gift cards and/or cash, it’s probably a SCAM. Not only don’t fall for it, don’t even open such emails because that causes problems also.
The Spring Slam is quickly approaching. The Slam begins on this Friday the 4th and runs through Sunday the 6th. All Marinette courts will be used for this tournament. The Mt. View courts will be the only available courts for open play on the tournament days. The tournament is still in need of a few volunteers! There are openings to help out at the food table, door monitor and first aid. You can sign-up to volunteer on our web page. If available on any of the tournament days, just show up and ask if there is some way you can help out.
Shirts and hats with club logo are still available to purchase on the club web page.
Desert Frogs vs Snowbirds tournament is on March 12th. Farewell dinner to follow at Bell Center. All slots for tournament are full, but still spaces available for dinner.
WOW! I think the Desert Frogs vs Snowbird tournament set a record for the quickest sign-up for a club event ever? Still spots open for the Farewell Dinner.
Knowing that not everyone who wanted to play in the Frogs vs Snowbird tournament was able to get in, here is another option for you on March 12th. Evelyn Larson has offered to run a Round Robin at the Mt. View courts on March 12th starting at 3 pm. No sign-up needed just show up before 3 pm at the Mt. View courts.
Got an unused paddle laying around? Ilja Gregor has a son who going to be teaching Pickleball in his physical education class. His budget does not have sufficient funds to purchase enough paddles for the class. If you have an extra paddle you can spare bring it to the courts and give it to Ilja or myself.
Hearing rumors we are in for a weather change on Wednesday.
What a wonderful time was had this past Friday at our annual Club Tournament. Lots of good play, laughter, camaraderie and pizza eating. A big thanks to Richard and Barbra Heywood for being tournament directors. Also, thanks to those who helped the Heywood’s, Deb Lantzy and crew for setting up for the pizza lunch and all of you who participated in the tournament
Next up? Our annual Desert Frogs vs Snowbirds tournament and the Farewell Dinner that follows. The tournament play is going to take place at the Marinette on Saturday March 12th. Play begins at 2:30 pm and the dinner that follows will be held at the Bell Center starting at 6 pm. The club will be providing Cane’s chicken, dinner rolls and desert. Cups and ice will be available, bring your own drinks. The Snowbirds are being asked to bring a side dish to share. All the information and sign-ups can be found on our Sun City Pickleball web page. Thanks to Bill Booth for putting the information on the web page and setting up the sign-ups for tournament and dinner. Please sign-up soon!
There is still time to purchase club shirts and hats. The information for the purchase of these items can also be found on our club web page.
Desert Frogs vs Snow Birds—Saturday, March 12th, 2:30-5:00 pm, Dinner will follow at the Bell Center 6:00-8:00 pm.
This is our club Super Bowl event for the New Year. We will be playing for your group’s name on the perpetual plaque and bragging rights.
Dinner after the event.
The club will provide Cane’s fried chicken, dinner rolls and desert. Snowbirds are to bring side dishes.
Bring your own drinks. The club will provide cups and ice.
The plaque will be awarded and pictures taken.
The format: A bracket – Advanced – will be 4.0 rating and above. B bracket – Intermediate – will be 3.0 rating to 3.5 rating. C bracket – Beginner – will be 2.5 rating and below. Some players may be moved to a different skill level to fill a bracket.
Rounds will be limited to 13 minutes. Winner is team with highest score. Ties will be permitted.
It is first come in each bracket. If you are late, you will be on the wait list. Total number of players is 72 (36 Desert Frogs and 36 Snowbirds).
Been beautiful pickleball weather the last several days. Hope you’re all getting out and enjoying.
The Club Tournament is coming up on Friday the 18th. Play begins at 10 am sharp, pizza lunch to follow. If you have any questions or you have signed up and can’t make it, please contact Richard Heywood.
FYI. I spoke at today’s RCSC board meeting with the intent to get some positive communication established between the RCSC board and our pickleball board. I also invited the members of the RCSC board to visit our club tournament and share a slice of pizza with us. My hope is that several board members will accept the invite. There seems to be some misunderstanding that our club is not very friendly and welcoming. So PLEASE be welcoming, courteous and show good hospitality. This is not a time to approach these board members with your complaint and concerns. Let’s just show what a fun club we are by our example.
A big thanks to Lynda Skaggs for setting up an online way to purchase shirts and hats with our Sun City logo on them. You can find the link to purchase these items on our web site. Lynda will also be at the club tournament on Friday with her laptop to assist anyone who would like to purchase a shirt and/or hat.
Sun City Club Members! Online shirts & online hat orders are now available! Last day to order is March 14th, 2022. Don’t procrastinate, Let’s get our orders in as soon as possible so the vendor can get these items to us! You choose your shirt size and color. Women’s shirts are offered in “V” neck and Scoop neck. Men’s offered in crew neck. Sun City logo will be on the back of the shirts. (The website says to contact Lynda, I have no information except what’s listed on this website, we had to list a contact name.) Shirts will be delivered to your shipping address once the order is placed on March 14th. The hats will be delivered in bulk and you’ll be able to pick up at Marinette.