Saturday, August 11, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, August 11, 2018

QCPC Board Meeting 

The next meeting of the QCPC Board will be on Monday, August 13, at 12 noon in the Conference Room of the Kino Center.  All QCPC members are invited to attend.  If there is something you would like added to the agenda, please contact President Jean Bustard, 303-921-813 or jeanb@dcmesa.com.


Drop Shot Drills with Ball Machine

If you want to practice your drop shot here is your chance. Three 1-hour sessions working on only drop shots with the ball machine are offered this Monday morning August 13, 9-10 am, 10-11 am, 11 am - noon.  Sessions are limited to 2 people each and the pair should be of similar skill level.  Sign up here.


Drills Friday August 17 @ 7:30 am

Summer drill session Friday morning from 7:30 to 8:45 am.  All levels welcome, except beginners.  Session open to 24 participants.  Signup here.


Watch how Simone Jardim dinks in a replay of mixed doubles from the 2018 US Open.  She is low and takes as many balls out of the air as she can.  Click here. 

Beginner Pickleball Lesson 

If you have friends who are interested in learning to play pickleball, please tell them about a complimentary Pickleball lesson for beginners on Sunday, August 12 from 6 to 8 PM, monsoons permitting.  They should wear court shoes and bring water.  For questions contact Lenny Friedman, mathcoach801@gmail.com.  


Inter-Community Play Party

In the spirit of QCPC, with the Inter-Community play wrapping up at the end of August, you guessed it...time for a party, Saturday, August 25th.  No sign-up, just come on down and have fun!!!  Click here for more information.



Saddlebrook Ranch/Quail Creek Invitational



Leave October 25 open for our annual Saddlebrooke Ranch/Quail Creel Invitational that will be held at the Quail Creek Pickleball club this year. Last year QCPC won the Round Robin Competition by 1 point.  This will involve Mens' Doubles/Womens' Doubles in the morning, and Mixed Doubles in the afternoon.  This will be open for all levels of play.

Evening Play Returns to Monday/Thursday

Beginning on September 3rd, Open Play in the evening (lighted courts 9-12) will be changing back to Monday & Thursday 6-9 pm.  This is available for all QCPC members, all skill levels.  QCPC would like to thank this group for accommodating the Inter-Community group during the summer.

Wednesday Round Robins Continue Through August

QCPC Round Robins will continue on Wednesday mornings through the end of August.  Check-in between 6:30 and 6:50 AM and be ready to play at 7:00 AM.  



Saturday, August 4, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, August 4, 2018

Drills Thursday August 9th at 7:30 am

We had a impressive turnout of 25 people for drills Friday morning.  As a follow up, below are links to instructional videos of the drills we practiced.  

Dinks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D5Qjh3AGAA – Dave Weinbach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWPoIeIxR8M - Mark Renneson

Groundstrokes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j8YpabPXzs – Mark Renneson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlVEzCqD188 – Sarah Annsbury 

Drops 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-VOy2lhtB8 – Rif Rifkind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UnL9xg9uHk – Deb Harrison

Next drill session will be Thursday August 9th from 7:30 to 8:45 am.  Signup here .  Once again this is open to all levels, but will be limited to the first 24 who signup.  Please note your skill level in the comment box, this helps with planning.




Wednesday Round Robins Continue Through August


QCPC Wednesday Round Robins will continue at least until August 29.  Please sign-up between 6:30 and 6:50 AM and be ready to play at 7 AM.  All QCPC Club Members are invited to attend these Wednesday Round Robins.  Thanks to Nancy Hebert for running the Round Robins in July and early August and to Susie Eckhardt for running them for the rest of August.




Inter-Community Play Continues



Inter-Community play continues throughout the summer from 6 PM to 9 PM, alternating between Quail Creek and GVR.  Below is the schedule.
Skill-Level Schedule:      
Monday 4.0+      
Wednesday 3.5      
Thursday 3.0      
Saturday 2.5

 Location Schedule:     
August 6 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/29)     
August 13 GVR (Sign up begins 8/5)     
August 20 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 8/12)
August 27 GVR (Sign up begins 8/19)

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 9 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. 



Saturday, July 28, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, July 28, 2018



Wednesday Round Robins Continue Through August



Susie Eckhardt has stepped up to run the QCPC Round Robins through the end of August.  So Round Robins will continue at least until August 29.  Please sign-up between 6:30 and 6:50 AM and be ready to play at 7 AM.  All QCPC Club Members are invited to attend these Wednesday Round Robins.  Thanks to Nancy Hebert for running the Round Robins in July and early August.




Summer Drills Friday at 7:30 am


Feel like you need a tuneup?  Join Jean for drills Friday morning, August 3, from 7:30 - 8:45 am.  All levels are welcome, except beginners.  You will be asked to combine with players of similar skill and will be given drills appropriate for your level.



Inter-Community Play Continues


Inter-Community play continues throughout the summer from 6 PM to 9 PM, alternating between Quail Creek and GVR.  Below is the schedule.
Skill-Level Schedule:      Monday 4.0+      Wednesday 3.5      Thursday 3.0      Saturday 2.5
 Location Schedule:     July 30 GVR (Sign up begins 7/22)     August 6 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/29)     August 13 GVR (Sign up begins 8/5)     August 20 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 8/12)
     August 27 GVR (Sign up begins 8/19)

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 9 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. 


Saturday, July 21, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, July 21, 2018

Lost Paddle

Georgine Thomas left her paddle at the PB courts on Friday, July 13.  When she checked back a few hours later, it was not there.  The missing paddle is a white Engage Encore Pro with a red design.  If you took that paddle with you either by mistake or for safekeeping, please contact Georgine, 303-946-9167, or dfthomas@q.com.


Lost and Found

We have had some problems with the disappearance of items left at the pickleball courts. Please look around before you leave and make sure that you have all of your belongings.  If you are the last to leave in the morning or evening and see something left at the courts, please either put it in the chest in the ramada, take it to the Concierge Desk in the Clubhouse, or, if it is valuable, take it home with you.  If you take it to the Concierge or take it home, contact Ruth Maki, 520-232-3117 or ruthmaki@cox.net so we can announce it in the next newsletter.  If you've lost something and nothing has been announced concerning it, check the chest in the ramada first, and if it's not there, check with the Concierge Desk in the Clubhouse.  If you see anyone unknown picking up things at the courts, please contact Patrol.

Wednesday Round Robin Continues Through Mid-August

The Wednesday Round Robin will continue through July and on August 1 and 8.  If you wish to play, please sign-up by 6:50 AM and be ready to play at 7 AM.  Plan to play all 6 games.  

Inter-Community Play Continues


Inter-Community play continues throughout the summer from 6 PM to 9 PM, alternating between Quail Creek and GVR.  Below is the schedule.

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

 Location Schedule:
     July 23 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/15)
     July 30 GVR (Sign up begins 7/22)
     August 6 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/29)
     August 13 GVR (Sign up begins 8/5)
     August 20 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 8/12)

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 9 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. 



Saturday, July 14, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, July 14, 2018

Emergency Instructions

Donna Hoshide, the keeper of our bulletin board, has posted emergency instructions on the bulletin board that give the address of the Pickleball Courts and phone numbers for emergencies.  The information that she posted can be seen here.

As it continues to be hot and humid, please drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.  If you become hot, rest for awhile in the shade.  Our ice machine will probably be gone for some time, so bring double (or triple) amounts of water when you come to the courts.


Wednesday Round Robins Continue 


Thanks to Nancy Hebert for stepping up to run the QCPC's Wednesday Round Robins.  We will have Round Robins throughout July and on August 1 and August 8.  Given the low numbers, they will probably be mixed men's and women's games.  Sign-in from 6:30 to 6:50 AM and be ready to play at 7 AM.  If you come, please plan to play all 6 games.


Inter-Community Play Continues

Inter-Community play continues throughout the summer from 6 PM to 9 PM, alternating between Quail Creek and GVR.  Below is the schedule.

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

 Location Schedule:
    
      July 9 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/1)
      July 16 GVR (Sign up begins 7/8)
     July 23 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/15)
     July 30 GVR (Sign up begins 7/22)
     August 6 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/29)
     August 13 GVR (Sign up begins 8/5)

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 9 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

QCPC Newsletter July 7, 2018

Ice Machine Burns




The Ice Machine at the PB courts was destroyed by fire Thursday morning.  No one was hurt or nearby when it happened.  The incident was reported when players arrived in the morning and saw it.  Be sure to bring your own ice and cold water to the courts.   We do not have an estimate on when it will be replaced.



Wednesday Round Robins Continue 

Thanks to Nancy Hebert for stepping up to run the QCPC's Wednesday Round Robins.  We will have Round Robins throughout July and on August 1 and August 8.  Given the low numbers, they will probably be mixed men's and women's games.  Sign-in from 6:30 to 6:50 AM and be ready to play at 7 AM.  If you come, please plan to play all 6 games.

Backpack Found

Backpack found at the pickleball courts on Friday, July 6, 2018.  If it's yours, please contact Donna Hoshide at 520-519-9690.  She took it home for safe keeping.

Inter-Community Play Continues

Inter-Community play continues throughout the summer from 6 PM to 9 PM, alternating between Quail Creek and GVR.  Below is the schedule.

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

 Location Schedule:
    
      July 9 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/1)
      July 16 GVR (Sign up begins 7/8)
     July 23 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/15)
     July 30 GVR (Sign up begins 7/22)
     August 6 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/29)
     August 13 GVR (Sign up begins 8/5)


The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 9 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. 


Friday, June 29, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, June 30, 2018

No Round Robin on  July 4th

There will be no Wednesday Round Robin on the 4th of July.  But the courts are available for Open Play.

Wednesday Round Robins Need An Organizer

At this point, we have no one to organize the Wednesday Round Robins in July and August.  If you are interested in organizing these, contact qcpickleballclub@gmail.com.  If we don't find an organizer, the round robins will be suspended until Fall.  Watch this newsletter for further information.


Inter-Community Play Continues

Inter-Community play continues throughout the summer from 6 PM to 9 PM, alternating between Quail Creek and GVR.  Below is the schedule.

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

 Location Schedule:
     
      July 2 GVR (Sign up begins 6/24)
      July 9 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/1)
      July 16 GVR (Sign up begins 7/8)
     July 23 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/15)
     July 30 GVR (Sign up begins 7/22)
     August 6 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 7/29)


The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 9 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website.