In our last email, I incorrectly identified a recently deceased member as John Falbo. The correct first name is Jim. My apologies to Jim’s family and those of you who could not identify him because of my error. The balance of the report is accurate.
The Dink Tournament is not filling as early as we had hoped. Please go to the Club Website and register today. Once on the website, go to “Our Club”, “About Our Club”, and scroll to “Sign up Links”.
Don’t forget the last day to register for the Farewell Dinner is Tuesday, March 19! More details on the Website.
A beautiful week coming up for Pickleball! Get on out there!
Our DesertFrogs/SnowBirds Farewell dinner will take place Friday, March 22 at 6PM at Marinette. You must register for this event on the Club Website by March 19 if you wish to attend. Check the website for more details.
Registration for the Dink Tournament on March 25 is also available on the website. This tournament has always been a fun tournament for all involved, but registration is running very slowly this year. Check it out and get signed up today!
Our next Club Membership Meeting is coming up March 26 at Noon at Fairway. You really don’t want to miss this meeting! The minutes from our last meeting are posted online and at both play locations. Please read them prior to this meeting. The date posted here is the correct date.
Longtime Club Member John Falbo passed away recently. His family is planning a Celebration of Life at his home (10044 W Palmer Dr) at 1PM on March 22. All are invited.
Our Spring Slam concluded yesterday after three days of beautiful weather (OK, it was a bit windy Friday) and great play. A huge THANK YOU to Jeff and Lynda Skaggs for putting this together for us! And also THANKS to all our volunteers and participants! Check PickleballTournaments.com to see how our Club members did – many did extremely well!
The Snowbird Farewell Dinner is coming up quickly on March 22 at 6PM in Marinette Auditorium. The Club will provide turkey, ham and a vegetable lasagna while members bring sides, salads, and deserts. We’ll also each bring our favorite beverage. There is no registration fee for members, but you do need to sign up on the Club website. Your guest may join us for $5, payable at the door.
The Dink Tournament follows the Dinner on March 25 at 9 at Marinette. The Club will provide lunch following play. This is a fun event you don’t want to miss! Sign up today! This will be our last major event until Independence Day.
The last Club Membership Meeting of the season will be Tuesday, March 26 at noon at FAIRWAY. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what’s going on in YOUR Club and offer your suggestions for improvement!
The Spring Slam at Sun City takes place this weekend at Marinette. All 20 courts have been allocated for the tournament. While there may be a few available at any given time, you should plan your open play at Mountain View. Come out and cheer for your friends and enjoy some really good pickleball!
The Club Tournament was a huge success in spite of a computer glitch. The following is from Richard Heyward: First, I had 4 people who signed up and did not show up, no advance notification from any of them. Second, Mr. XYZ walked off and left his group short a person before the end. No explanation. Having had my complaints raised, I would like to publicly thank, through our webpage, the following. Linda Skaggs Dianna Graham Jeff Skaggs. Phil Arinno After sorting the players following the no shows, our printer went on strike and refused to print anything. Linda hand wrote over 500 names on score sheets to start us moving. Dianna kept the sheets under control during our frantic effort to get games moving and Jeff was an outstanding announcer. Phil put in effort beforehand and sorted the prizes. Thanks again to all the volunteers and participants. The “No Shows” and the person who left his group stranded will be ineligible to participate in our Dink Tournament on March 25th.
Ryan is going to run Limited Mobility Pickleball until the end of April. The last organized session will be April 26th. Hopefully many of the participants will get together on their own through the summer. LMP will be RESCHEDULED due to the Slam to Tuesday at 10 for this week only.
Sign up for the Dink Tournament March 25 is now available on line. Sign up as a team, with one person doing the registering and paying for both. Since most courts will be in use for the tournament, Paddle Play and the Ladder will be cancelled on that date.
As mentioned in earlier emails, “no shows” will not be eligible for the next Club event. There is a tremendous amount of work put into each of our events, and having to reshuffle the entire schedule can be a major undertaking. The courtesy of a phone call a day in advance is all that’s asked if you must cancel.
Sign up for our Farewell Dinner on March 22 is now available online There is no sign up fee for members, and guests will pay $5 at the door. Final deadline for this sign up is March 18. The Club will provide meats for the dinner; members will bring side dishes, desserts, and salads.
A Ratings Clinic is scheduled for Friday, March 1, at 2-4 pm at Marinette. Registration is required and is available online. Please note this clinic is ONLY for those members who currently have no rating.
Since it is warming up, Couples Night/Social Night will have dinner on the Marinette patios this Friday. Bring a meal and a drink and perhaps a light snack to share.
Beginning late this week Franklin balls will once again be supplied by the Club. While not perfect, this seems to be the ball that will give the Club the best service for its money for the foreseeable future. Balls will be placed in the racks and coolers. They will not be handed out to anyone for any reason. They are purchased by the Club for use on Sun City courts ONLY. There is no reason for any of them to be in anyone’s bag or backpack!.
Our Club Tournament is this Friday, March 1. Marinette courts 1-16 will be in use for the tournament from 9-noon. Please schedule your play accordingly. Courts 17-20 will be available all day for Drop-In play, and regular court usage will resume approximately at noon.
Candy will be at the Tournament with Club Shirts. Please arrange to pick up yours if you haven’t already done so.
Sign up is now available for the Desert Frogs/Snowbirds Farewell Dinner, which will take place in Marinette Auditorium from 6-8PM, March 22. The Club will provide the meats for this dinner, and members will bring sides, salads, and desserts. There is no sign-up fee, but any no-shows will be ineligible to participate in the next Club event.
Bill Booth has provided us with a QR code to access the Club’s daily schedule:
A QR code for the Court Schedule has been placed on the Marinette bulletin board and on one of the tables in the breezeway between courts 13-16 and 17-20.
When you use a barcode scanner or QR code reader on your smartphone to scan the QR code, you will automatically get a clickable link to the court schedule for the current day’s events at Marinette. After the site is in your browser, it can be helpful to save it as a bookmark in the browser of your smartphone.
The Sun City vs Sun City West Reciprocal was a tight competition yesterday, but we managed to pull it out by winning 50 games to 48 games! This was the fifth competition out of six and as it stands now, Sun City leads the series 3-2. The social gathering and snacks on the patio were enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone who competed and bringing their “A” game! Special thank you to the scorekeepers: Sam Conway, Frank Spina and Terri Smiley who rushed over to help after winning the Gold Medal with Jan Hodgson at the Grand Canyon State Games Tournament!
We look forward to next month’s and last competition of the season at Sun City West Liberty Courts on March 17th, please sign up as the slots fill quickly!