Saturday, September 14, 2019


IN THIS NEWSLETTER - ALL IS IMPORTANT :

    SEPTEMBERT 18TH SOCIAL ROUND ROBIN
    COURTESY A MUST
    FUND RAISING
    ORGANIZED PLAY
    IPTA RATINGS SESSIONS           
    DROP IN DRILLS
    INTRODUCTION TO PICKLEBALL
   




SEPTEMBER 18TH

SOCIAL ROUND ROBIN 
 END OF SUMMER GATHERING

FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE 
ENDURED TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPS
AND THOSE JUST COMING BACK!
SIGN UP HERE TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF NUMBERS
SIGN IN 7:15AM TO 7:50AM

PLAY STARTS AT 8
Good Food

Good Music 

Good Pickleball 

EVERYONE! ATTENDING SHOULD BRING A SNACK TO SHARE
And your beverage



Please Be Courteous

When making court reservations, if you find your plans have changed with your group and you won't be using the courts reserved,  please delete the reservation. 






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Annual Saddlebrooke Ranch/Quail Creek Invitational Returns

TUESDAY OCTOBER 29TH
@ SADDLEBROOKE RANCH

  We need to bring the prized brick back to Quail Creek. 
  Mens and Womens Doubles in AM
Mixed Doubles in PM 
More information and sign up to follow!





Fundrai$ing

The POA has finally approved the ability of the QCPC to raise funds for our Clubs use.  We would like to form a committee of members to come up with ideas (including a tournament) to raise these funds.  If you are interested in being on the committee, please email Steve Shapiro (sshapiro57@gmail.com)




Organized Play 

Organized Play is returning the week of September 22nd.  The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 7 am 3.5/4.0
Wednesday evening at 7pm 3.0/3.5
Friday evening at 7pm 2.5/3.0

Remember, you don't have to be rated for playing at the level you choose, but be honest with yourself when deciding which day to play.  Also this is a mixed round robin(male and female) and you must sign up ahead of time through Sign Up Genius (posted on the qc pickleball website).

In order for this to happen we need to have at least one Organized Play coordinator for each level.  The Round Robin sheets are provided along with clipboards, we just need the volunteer to have everything out to play. The organizers do play in the Round Robin.
 If you are interested in being the coordinator, please contact Dave Mungo djmungo@hotmail.com

Finally, if you have are interested in forming a Skill-Level Play (requires a rating) Round Robin, the application is on the qc pickleball website under Club Resources.
CLICK ON UNDERLINED SECTION FOR LINK TO SIGNUP GENIUS 











IPTPA Rating Sessions Available Soon

QCPC ratings are done in accordance with the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association) rating program.  You can be rated for levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0  A rating consists of a series of skill tests followed by match play.  It takes about 1-1/2 hours.  The rating is administered by a Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  The club chose this rating system because it provides an excellent basis to learn the skills of pickleball.

If you are interested in participating in a rating, please add your name and skill level to be tested to the list using this signup https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ca8ae2fa3fc1-iptpa14..  We will need 4 people testing for the same skill level for each session, except 4.0, which requires 3 participants.  

I am trying to arrange for Dee Davidson from Buckeye AZ to come down to administer the ratings.  She is an accomplished 5.0 player, an excellent instructor and an experienced CRS.  Once we have enough people showing interest, we’ll find a good date as soon as possible.  We need 4 sessions filled to run the tests.

For more information on the skill requirements, visit the IPTPA website at https://iptpa.com/iptpa-rating-skills-assessment/.

Contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com with questions.



DROP IN DRILS
Tuesdays at 7.00 pm

Drills are being offered this Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

We’ll have 4 courts setup with a different drill on each.
  
No need to sign up and all skill levels welcome.  





Introduction to Pickleball
 Tuesday September 24 at 6:00 pm

We are going to try a different format for beginners this year.  
It will start with Introduction to Pickleball that will be open to anyone in our community.
Attendees will have a chance to get on the courts to play, but the emphasis will be on introducing residents to the facility, safety items, our club and general rules. 
If attendees are interested they can signup for a 2-session beginner class, but to do this they must be a QCPC member.  You will see the Intro class advertised in What’s Happening.  
I want to thank our board members for volunteering to help host this Intro class. 
If anyone else would like to come down and greet new picklers let Jean know with a quick email to jeanb@dcmesa.com.

Saturday, September 7, 2019


IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
     LIGHTS
     QCPC BOARD MEETING
     DROP-IN DRILLS
     ADDED NEEDS FOR SEPT. 18 AM SOCIAL 

LIGHTS

The Lights are being repainted
and there is a 
 disruption of play on those courts.
Thank  you for your patience.
This should be completed soon. 


QCPC Board Meeting

The September QCPC Board meeting 
will be held on 
Monday, September 9th
  1pm at the Kino Conference Center


DROP-IN DRILLS
TUESDAY NIGHTS 7PM-9PM

PICKLEBALL DRILL PRACTICE 

EACH COURT WILL HAVE DIFFERENT DRILL

COME DOWN 
TO HELP THIS SEASON OF
 DRILLS
KICK OFF EVENT

QUESTIONS? 
JEAN BUSTARD - JEANB@DCMESA.COM
  





SEE ADDED NEEDS BELOW


SEPTEMBER 18TH
 END OF SUMMER GATHERING

FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE 
ENDURED TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPS
AND THOSE JUST COMING BACK!
SIGN UP HERE TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF NUMBERS
SIGN IN 7:15AM TO 7:50AM

Good Food

Good Music 

Good Pickleball 


EVERYONE! ATTENDING SHOULD BRING A SNACK TO SHARE
And your beverage

NEEDED TWO VOLUNTEERS FOR 7AM SET-UP
SIGN-UP HERE

NEEDED TWO VOLUNTEERS FOR REGISTRATION 7AM
SIGN-UP HERE
FORMAT OF PLAY TO BE DETERMINED 




Saturday, August 31, 2019




SEPTEMBER 18TH
 END OF SUMMER GATHERING


FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE 
ENDURED TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPS
AND THOSE JUST COMING BACK!
SIGN UP HERE TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF NUMBERS
SIGN IN 7:15AM TO 7:50AM

Good Food

Good Music 

Good Pickleball 


EVERYONE! ATTENDING SHOULD BRING A SNACK TO SHARE
And your beverage
FORMAT OF PLAY TO BE DETERMINED 



QCPC Board Meeting

The September QCPC Board meeting will be held on Monday September 9th at 1pm at the Kino Conference Center

Friday, August 23, 2019



In this newsletter:

Save the Date- for the September Social
Round Robins Monday-Friday
Financial Committee Proposal for Lights/Shade
What is your pickleball reputation?


Save the Date...QCPC Socials are back starting September 18th @ 8 am.      
      Look for details and signup in next weeks' newsletter.   
Good Food!!!
Good Music!!!!
Good Pickleball!!!


OPEN PLAY ROUND ROBIN UPDATE


We have had a great turnout for the Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays Round Robins.  Karen Morse has volunteered to be the coordinator for the Round Robin for Tuesday and Friday @ 7 am.  Remember, no signup online, just show up at the courts by 6:45.  This is open for all levels.  The Round Robin is usually 6 games.


Finance Committee Presentation

The QCPC Board made our presentation to the Finance Committee to request additional Lighting and Shade. These were two separate proposals and we will find out in the Fall the outcome.


What is your Pickleball Reputation

Good sportsmanship is an essential part of promoting a positive atmosphere at our pickleball courts and being socially accepted by other players.  The following is a good article by Mark Renneson (Third Shot Sports) about behavior on the pickleball courts.

                    
                             


Monday, August 19, 2019



In this newsletter:

Open Play Round Robin Update
Volunteer for Wednesday Round Robin Coordinator
CPR and AED Training cancelled
Inter-Community Play


OPEN PLAY ROUND ROBIN UPDATE

We have had a great turnout for the Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays Round Robins.  Karen Morse has volunteered to be the coordinator for the Round Robin for Tuesday and Friday @ 7 am.  Remember, no signup online, just show up at the courts by 6:45.  This is open for all levels.  The Round Robin is usually 6 games.



Coordinator for the Wednesday Round Robin

The QCPC needs a volunteer(s) to be the Coordinator for the Wednesday Round Robin. It is a fun and easy job.  Show up at 6:40 to put up the signup sheet and the Round Robin Sheet, and you also get to play.
You can job share this with a friend.  If interested, please email Steve Shapiro at sshapiro57@gmail.com.

Be sure to thank Hugh S and Linda V for doing this job over the summer.



CPR and AED Class Cancelled for September 16th.

The Club did not get enough interest for the CPR Class in September, and since the instructor comes down from Eloy the class was cancelled.



Inter-Community Play

We are in the final weeks of Inter-Community Play with GVR.  The last week will be here at Quail Creek on August 27/28/30/31.  If you haven't tried it...now is the time for some fun competitive play.

Saturday, August 3, 2019



IN THIS NEWSLETTER
     CPR AND AED TRAINING
     PICKLEBALL ON TODAY SHOW










Get CPR and AED Certified

ASHI CPR and AED are designed specifically for laypeople. This extremely
flexible program will help prepare you to respond to a cardiac
arrest and choking. This program conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines
Update for CPR and AED.
Instructor: Lois Moncel, Director of Fitness & Wellness,
Robson Ranch, Eloy, AZ.

Course highlights

• Designed for individuals who are not healthcare providers or professional
rescuers but desire or are required to be certified in CPR and the use of an AED

• 2-year certification – Wallet certification cards will be given upon completion.

• 2 ½ hour class includes plenty of time for skills practice

When?   Monday, September 16, 2019
Time?   9:00 AM or 1:00 PM
Details?   Sign up is required as there is a minimum of 5 and
maximum of 10 people per class. Register at Anza Athletic Club
Front Desk beginning August 19TH. Cost is $20 and paid at the time of
registration by cash, check or Member Card.
For Questions contact Cheri Sipe, Anza Athletic Club
at Cheri.Sipe@robson.com

ALSO, IN ORDER TO HAVE AN IDEA OF NUMBERS PARTICIPATING 

PLEASE EMAIL STEVE SHAPIRO AT sshapiro57@gmail.com 




PICKLEBALL IN THE NEWS

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TODAY SHOW VIDEO 


Saturday, July 27, 2019



In this newsletter:

   Meeting with the POA
   CPR and AED training opportunity
   Pickleball in the news!


 













MEETING WITH POA

On July 17th the QCPC met with 3 members of the POA Board. 
This was an informational meeting where the QCPC presented our proposal
(previously published in this newsletter) on tournament fees, parking issues, and guest user fees.

The POA Board members were Jack Sarsam (President),  Andrea Marchus (Robson Community Mgt System Specialist) and Jeff Krueger (resident Board Member).  
The POA members wanted a more in-depth discussion on the three items mentioned above.
The POA Board will then discuss and finalize their positions followed by a presentation to the Community at a future POA Board meeting.  


The first item discussed was:

The POA Board no longer wants parking along QC Crossing for tournaments.  
It was decided that tournaments will use the parking lot at the CATC/Clubhouse. 
It will be the responsibility of the Tournament Director to get shuttle service from there to the courts using volunteers.  The TD may also rent 6 passenger carts from QC if they desire.


The next item discussed:

was the Tournament Fees.  
The big decision by the POA Board is that the QCPC will have no authority in administering/deciding of pickleball tournaments. 
The POA will have someone in administration handle the scheduling/fees/contracts.  
This was decided because the POA wants a formal contract signed, along with the entity putting on the tournament to provide liability insurance.  
The POA may purchase the insurance (better rates), but the Tournament entity would have to reimburse them. 
The contract will also have a section on Porta-Potties that would be a necessary, food purchases from QC, along with other items.  
The POA will ask for input from the QCPC concerning Tournaments, but the actual decision will be out of our hands.

Fees:  
A decision will be made by the POA on the fee structure. 
Originally the POA wanted a per court fee, but they will also be looking at a per-player fee whereby everyone participating will pay the fee (residents/non-residents). 
The reason is they are treating all existing and future tournaments as outside entities,
unless sponsored by and for the benefit of QCPC. 
All fees collected will go directly to the POA to cover usage costs. 
This was determined since the QCPC doesn't cost share in court resurfacing and nets.
As said above, it will be the responsibility of the Tournament Director to find volunteers. 
They still can ask the QCPC for volunteers, but it is not the QCPC responsibility to provide them for a tournament.
QCPC may put on a fundraising tournament with no charge by the POA for court usage or player fee.  
These funds will go directly to the QCPC account and be used for court improvements (cost-sharing)
The POA would limit outside tournaments to one per 4-6 weeks for up to 3 days.
By having this done centrally if other entities approach QCPC about having tournaments, 
we can refer them to our POA.  
It was brought up that right now, there is no formal determination as to which groups are to be supported (not everyone in the Community may want to support specific groups).

The last item discussed:

was Guest Usage Fees: 
They liked the idea but are tabling it for now until the POA can determine how this would be implemented.
 Robson is having this same concern at all of their properties and they don't want residents policing the issue.
They did bring up the issue that as the Club grows in size,
then we will have more members playing at the 3.0/3.5/4.0 levels so we won't need outside guests as much.
If you have any concerns on the implementation of the POA suggestions, 
be sure to get in touch with the POA, 
or attend the next Board meeting on September 16th.








Get CPR and AED Certified

ASHI CPR and AED are designed specifically for laypeople. This extremely
flexible program will help prepare you to respond to a cardiac
arrest and choking. This program conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines
Update for CPR and AED.
Instructor: Lois Moncel, Director of Fitness & Wellness,
Robson Ranch, Eloy, AZ.

Course highlights

Designed for individuals who are not healthcare providers or professional
rescuers but desire or are required to be certified in CPR and the use of an AED

• 2-year certification – Wallet certification cards will be given upon completion.

• 2 ½ hour class includes plenty of time for skills practice

When?   Monday, September 16, 2019
Time?   9:00 AM or 1:00 PM
Details?   Sign up is required as there is a minimum of 5 and
maximum of 10 people per class. Register at Anza Athletic Club
Front Desk beginning August 19TH. Cost is $20 and paid at the time of
registration by cash, check or Member Card.
For Questions contact Cheri Sipe, Anza Athletic Club
at Cheri.Sipe@robson.com

ALSO, IN ORDER TO HAVE AN IDEA OF NUMBERS PARTICIPATING 

PLEASE EMAIL STEVE SHAPIRO AT sshapiro57@gmail.com 



Selkirk and Pickleball

 will be featured 

on the Today Show Monday 7/29 !



Tune in to see 
National Singles Champion and Selkirk Pro 
Tyson McGuffin
 featured on the Today Show this Monday! 

The Today Show Segment will be from 7AM-11AM, 
but Pickleball will be featured
 at 8:30AM in our timezone.

There will be a demonstration and live Q&A with Tyson
 and other special guests discussing the amazing growth of Pickleball.
 Mark your calendars - you won't want to miss it!