Saturday, May 26, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 26, 2018

Assisted Play


Assisted Play is to help beginners learn to play pickleball.  After taking a lesson or having some playing experience, beginning players can attend Assisted Play on Thursday mornings from 8 to 10 AM, Courts 3 and 4.  This isn't a lesson but experienced players will watch beginners play pickleball and give pointers about how to improve play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play together.  You must be a member of the QCPC in order to participate in Assisted Play, and you need to sign up each week.  Sign up here.



Wednesday Round Robin Starts at 7 AM



Check-in for the Wednesday Round Robin starts at 6:30 AM, with play beginning at 7:00 AM.  Separate men's and womens' Round Robins will be held if there are enough players.  Otherwise, they will be combined.  You must be a QCPC member to participate in the Round Robin.


Note from Dianne Turner

QCPC Member, Dianne Turner's, husband passed away in April.  She asked that we post the following:

Dear PB Friends,

I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and all the lovely cards. I can’t even tell you how much it has meant to my children and me to know how many wonderful and caring friends I have in Quail Creek.

Look forward to more fun and games with you all.

Sincerely,
Dianne Turner




Inter-Community Play


Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week - The QCPC newsletter won't come out weekly in the summer, so keep this schedule and the sign-up dates handy.  The information is also available on our website, www.qcpickleball.org.
     
      May 28 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 5/20)
      June 4  GVR (Sign up begins 5/27)
      June 11 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/3)
      June 18 GVR (Sign up begins 6/10)
     June 25  Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/17)

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
  • Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.
  • Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.




Friday, May 18, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 19, 2018

Pickleball Referee Training

There will be a pickleball referee training session on May 22nd from 1 to 3pm in the Kino Center Conference Room.  Please also be available to practice refereeing during the round robin on May 23rd at 7:00.  Please click here to register.  The pickleball referee training session will be limited to 12.  Accepting experienced and new referees for this training session.


Wednesday Round Robin Starts at 7 AM


The QCPC Wednesday Round Robin start time is changing on May 23rd to 7 AM. Check-in will begin at 6:30 AM.  Be ready to play at 7 AM.

Assisted Play

Assisted Play is to help beginners learn to play pickleball.  After taking a lesson or having some playing experience, beginning players can attend Assisted Play on Thursday mornings from 8 to 10 AM, Courts 3 and 4.  This isn't a lesson but experienced players will watch beginners play pickleball and give pointers about how to improve play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play together.  You must be a member of the QCPC in order to participate in Assisted Play, and you need to sign up each week.  Sign up here.


Playing Pickleball with a Spouse

Lenny Friedman, Green Valley/Sahuarita USAPA Ambassador asked me to post this message.  


I recently read a Facebook post about playing pickleball with a spouse.  It seems one partner was giving his or her spouse a pre-tournament try-out before deciding if playing together would work.  Read the article here.



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Inter-Community Play

Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week - The QCPC newsletter won't come out weekly in the summer, so keep this schedule and the sign-up dates handy.  The information is also available on our website, www.qcpickleball.org.
      May 21 GVR (Sign up began 5/13)
      May 28 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 5/20)
      June 4  GVR (Sign up begins 5/27)
      June 11 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/3)
      June 18 GVR (Sign up begins 6/10)
     June 25  Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/17)

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
  • Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.
  • Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 12, 2018




Pickleball Referee Training

There will be a pickleball referee training session on May 22nd from 1 to 3pm in the Kino Center Conference Room.  Please also be available to practice refereeing during the round robin on May 23rd at 7:00.  Please click here to register.  The pickleball referee training session will be limited to 12.  Accepting experienced and new referees for this training session.
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The QCPC Wednesday Round Robin start time is changing on May 23rd to 7 am

New Members/Existing Members

QCPC now has 350 members, with more new members signing up each month.  If you are club member, and you see people you don’t know at the courts, please introduce yourself and offer help to get them familiar with the pickleball facility and where they can play.  This facility is part of the “resort” they are here to enjoy.  Please make their first impression of our Club a good one by being welcoming and helpful.

New members: if you are interested in improving your game, please contact Lenny Friedman at mathcoach801@gmail.com

New Players: if you are interested in "assisted play" this will be offered on Thursday May 24th from 8-9 am.  Please click here to sign up.  Limit 8 players.



IPTPAIPTPA Pickle Ball Association


If you are interested in getting your IPTPA rating this summer, all you need is 4 people in your group, and contact Sean Rickard at srickard4@gmail.com

Inter-Community Play

Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week 
      May 14 Quail Creek
      May 21 GVR
      May 28 Quail Creek

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
  • Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.
  • Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.
The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.

Net Height Checkers

The old net height checkers were rotted out from exposure. 
New experimental net height checkers are now located just outside the gate of each pair of courts. Some are copper, others are galvanized pipe, and one is heavy duty PVC.All are cut to the regulation 34". At the end of the summer a decision will be made as to which material holds up the best.


More Pickleball Courts Coming to Green Valley

Some members have asked about the status of more courts in Green Valley.  This excerpt was taken from the Green Valley Newspaper published April 18, 2018.

"Green Valley Recreation’s choice for a Pickleball Center received a thumbs-up from Pima County.  A conditional use permit for the 10.8 acre site was granted.  GVR plans to use the land for 24 courts and hopes to break ground around Labor Day.  This site is not permitted for night-time lighting."  The site is on Camino de la Canoa, off Whitehouse Canyon Road.


Friday, May 4, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 5, 2018

Inter-Community Play

Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week 
      April 30 Quail Creek
      May 7 GVR
      May 14 Quail Creek
      May 21 GVR
      May 28 Quail Creek

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.

Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher          level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website.  Sign-ups for the week of May 7 at GVR have already begun.  Sign-ups for the week of May 14 at Quail Creek will begin at 7 AM on May 6.  The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.


RACE FOR SUMMER
BLIND DRAW/MIXED DOUBLES ROUND ROBIN AND POTLUCK


As summer quickly approaches and we say good-bye to even more of our snowbird/cool weather friends, let’s gather on the courts for one more club social.  Only members can play in the Round Robin.  Come dressed for warm temperatures and, as always, lots of pickleball FUN!

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: Sign-in 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. 
Play begins: 8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast following

Sign up here to Play or Attend but Not Play AND to bring something.  You must log in to SignUp Genius in order to sign up.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, April 28, 2018

RACE FOR SUMMER
BLIND DRAW/MIXED DOUBLES ROUND ROBIN AND POTLUCK


As summer quickly approaches and we say good-bye to even more of our snowbird/cool weather friends, let’s gather on the courts for one more club social.  Only members can play in the Round Robin.  Come dressed for warm temperatures and, as always, lots of pickleball FUN!

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: Sign-in 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. 
Play begins: 8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast following

Sign up here to Play or Attend but Not Play AND to bring something.  You must log in to SignUp Genius in order to sign up.


QCPC/GVR Inter-Community Play


QCPC/GVR Inter-Community Play begins on April 30 and continues through August.  The first week (April 30-May 5), play will be on the QCPC courts.  Play will alternate with GVR so that it will be on the GVR courts during the second week of May.

The sign-up for the week of May 7 at GVR will begin on Tuesday May 1 at 7 AM.  Go to the GVR website (click here) and then click on Inter-Community Round Robin for the Sign-up Genius link.

The QCPC/GVR/Sahuarita/Tucson/Saddlebrooke will be invited to play
 The schedule for the following week (for all levels) will be published and be available on the GVR website  on the Tuesday before at 7 am.  Everyone signing up will be asked to put what club they represent in the comments section 
Schedule will be:
      1. Monday 4.0+
      2. Wednesday 3.5
      3. Thursday 3.0
      4. Saturday 2.5
18 players can sign up with 4 alternates
We will reserve 4 courts each night (lighted)
No club balls to be used.  Each player playing will make a one time donation of $3 to start
Everyone that is not QC will sign a waiver 
Ratings based on  USAPA/IPTPA/club rating.  
We will play a full RR and keep track of wins
The top 4 players with Wins each week will have a playoff
If any of the top 4 players 3 weeks in a row are the winners, they will be moved up to the next level by the coordinator
Each club will furnish coordinators to take care of their respective night
The coordinators will get the emails of who has signed up and will let the alternates know if play is available for their level
The coordinators will be in charge of the RR sheets, keeping the scores, check off the names, and collecting the $3, clean up (shutting off the lights)
This is play by invitation to GVR/QCPC/Saddlebrooke/Sahuarita/Tucson


Wednesday Round Robins Continue Through May



 Wednesday Round Robins will continue through May, except for May 16, which will be a QCPC social.  The Round Robin will begin at 8:00 AM, with check-in from 7:30 to 7:50.  Note that you must sign-in before 7:50 in order to play.  If the numbers are large enough each week, there will be separate round robins for men and women. 






Change in Evening QCPC Days


The QCPC Open play in the evening will be changing days of the week from Monday/Thursday to Tuesday/Friday beginning April 30th.  This will last until the end of August.  The start time of 6 pm stays the same through the summer, along with the reserved courts of 9-12.  This is because Inter-Community play will take place on the Quail Creek courts on Monday and Thursday evening.



 Minto Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match

Joey Farias and Catherine Parenteau battled tough opponents in the 19+ Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match.  To see the match click here .  Joey is from Tucson and does clinics here at Quail Creek.




Saturday, April 21, 2018

QCPC Newsletter April 21, 2018


Wednesday Round Robin Time Changed

Beginning April 25, Wednesday Round Robins will begin at 8:00 AM, with check-in from 7:30 to 7:50.  If the numbers are large enough each week, there will be separate round robins for men and women. 




Change in Evening QCPC Days

The QCPC Open play in the evening will be changing days of the week from Monday/Thursday to Tuesday/Friday beginning April 30th.  This will last until the end of August.  The start time of 6pm stays the same through the summer, along with the reserved courts of 9-12.  This is because Inter-Community play will take place on the Quail Creek courts on Monday and Thursday evening.



QCPC/GVR Inter-Community Play

GVR and QCPC would like to offer Inter-Community play from April 30th through August.  

Play will start on Monday April 30th at 6pm at QCPC.  The play will alternate weekly with GVR
No commitment for weekly play, just pick the weeks you want to play and use signup genius through the GVR website
The first signup will be on April 22nd at 7 am
The QCPC/GVR/Sahuarita/Tucson/Saddlebrooke will be invited to play
Men/Women sign up for MXD play through the GVR website using Signup Genius.  The schedule for the following week (for all levels) will be published and be available on the GVR website (click here) on the Tuesday before at 7 am.  Everyone signing up will be asked to put what club they represent in the comments section 
Schedule will be:
      1. Monday 4.0+
      2. Wednesday 3.5
      3. Thursday 3.0
      4. Saturday 2.5
18 players can sign up with 4 alternates
We will reserve 4 courts each night (lighted)
No club balls to be used.  Each player playing will make a one time donation of $3 to start
Everyone that is not QC will sign a waiver 
Ratings based on  USAPA/IPTPA/club rating.  
We will play a full RR and keep track of wins
The top 4 players with Wins each week will have a playoff
If any of the top 4 players 3 weeks in a row are the winners, they will be moved up to the next level by the coordinator
Each club will furnish coordinators to take care of their respective night
The coordinators will get the emails of who has signed up and will let the alternates know if play is available for their level
The coordinators will be in charge of the RR sheets, keeping the scores, check off the names, and collecting the $3, clean up (shutting off the lights)
This is play by invitation to GVR/QCPC/Saddlebrooke/Sahuarita/Tucson

3.5 Drills Tuesday April 24

3.5 Drills are being offered on Tuesday April 24.  With summer temperatures rising, start time will be 10 am.  Signup up here.  Class is limited to 8 participants.

IPTPA Ratings Sessions Available in May 

The next IPTPA rating sessions will be held on Friday, May 18.  If interested, sign up here.  Be sure to put the rating level you are going for in the Comment field.  Only sign up with others who are seeking the same rating level as you are. Sean Rickard will be the Certified Rating Specialist.

World Team Pickleball

Their mission is to attract recreational and amateur players throughout the United States, as well as other countries, to play pickleball competitively with and against others in organized team tournaments and leagues.  Click here for more information.