Saturday, June 10, 2017

QCPC Newsletter June 10, 2017

  Don't Put Balls on Top of Sleeves


Please don't place balls on the top of the sleeves.  The wind knocks them off so there are sometimes balls blowing around the courts.  This is dangerous because stepping on a ball is likely to cause someone to fall.  If a ball won't fit in one sleeve, try to find another where it will fit.  If it won't fit anywhere, please put it in the Lost and Found chest in the ramada. Court Management will start putting fewer balls in the sleeves to reduce this problem.  Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our courts safe.

 Pickleballs Losing Their Bounciness

The life of our pickleballs is limited in that they get softer and do not bounce correctly.  If you find such a ball, please put it in the Lost and Found chest in a box labelled "Balls to Be Retired?".  Court Management will check these balls and discard them if they are no longer bouncing properly.


Treasurer Needed Immediately

Karen Morse, our Treasurer, is also serving as our Player Development Chairperson.  She would like to resign as Treasurer, so she can devote her time to player development.  We need to appoint a new Treasurer.  This is not a big job.  It takes about 3-4 hours a month.  The Treasurer is a voting member of the QCPC Board.  The job entails attending Board meetings (monthly with no meetings in some summer months), writing checks, making deposits, and preparing treasurer reports.  Please contact Linda von Felden (lvonfelden4@gmail.com, Phone: 300-6306) if you are interested in this position.



Summer Hours for Club Activities

Club Open Play will now be from 7:00 - 11:00 AM Monday through Saturday.  Evening Club Open Play is 7:00 - 9:00 PM on Monday and Thursday.  Wednesday Round Robins will begin at 7:00 AM, with check-in starting at 6:30 AM.  Please check in by 6:50 AM.  Drills will be from 7:00 - 8:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday.  No check-in is needed. You must be a member of QCPC in order to participate in these activities.




 Inter-Community Play at Green Valley East Center

Inter-Community Play is every other week on Tuesday night with the 4.0+ group, Wednesday night with 2.5’s, Friday night with 3.0’s, and Sunday night with 3.5 level players.  The start time each evening is 6 pm.  So far the feedback is very positive and the set-up is great for players and spectators.  For more information, go to http://www.gvrpickleball.org and click on the SignUpGenius button.


Pickleball Professional Pickleball Instructors Coming to Quail Creek in November and December 2017

We are incredibly fortunate to have both Mark Renneson and Dave Weinbach come back to Quail Creek at the beginning of next year’s pickleball season offering clinics and private lessons.  Mark will be here November 13 and 14 and Dave on December 13 and 14.  These dates may shift by a day based on final travel arrangements.  Both are excellent pro players and excellent instructors.  We decided to again have them both visit as they each provide great instruction and emphasize good techniques and habits.

To find out more about Mark Renneson click on  http://www.thirdshotsports.com or search for one of his many Youtube videos.  



To find out more about Dave Weinbach watch the Gold Medal match at the Grand Canyon State Games http://www.pickleballchannel.com/GCSG-2017-mens-doubles-19-gold or replays for his win at the US Minto Open that was aired on CBS Sports in May.




Friday, June 2, 2017

QCPC Newsletter June 3, 2017


Wednesday Round Robin Play to Begin at 7:00 AM

In May, Round Robin play will begin at 7:00 AM.  Check in at the ramada between 6:30 and 6:50 AM.    Be ready to begin play at 7:00 AM.  Separate men's and women's Round Robins will continue as long as there is enough interest, although men's and women's may be combined if the numbers are too small.


May QCPC Board Meeting

The next QCPC Board Meeting will be on June 5 at 1:00 PM in the Kino Conference Center Boardroom.  All members are welcome to attend.  The agenda is already set, but there will be an opportunity for input from members at the end of the meeting.


Inter-Community Play at Green Valley East Center

Play began on Tuesday night with the 4.0+ group, followed on Wednesday night with 2.5’s and Friday night with 3.0’s.  Sunday night there is play for 3.5 level players.  The start time on Sunday night players was changed to 6 pm, same as the other nights.  So far the feedback is very positive and the set-up is great for players and spectators.  For more information, go to http://www.gvrpickleball.org and click on the SignUpGenius button.

Pickleball Professional Pickleball Instructors Coming to Quail Creek in November and December 2017

We are incredibly fortunate to have both Mark Renneson and Dave Weinbach come back to Quail Creek at the beginning of next year’s pickleball season offering clinics and private lessons.  Mark will be here November 13 and 14 and Dave on December 13 and 14.  These dates may shift by a day based on final travel arrangements.  Both are excellent pro players and excellent instructors.  We decided to again have them both visit as they each provide great instruction and emphasize good techniques and habits. 

To find out more about Mark Renneson click on  http://www.thirdshotsports.com or search for one of his many Youtube videos.  

To find out more about Dave Weinbach watch the Gold Medal match at the Grand Canyon State Games http://www.pickleballchannel.com/GCSG-2017-mens-doubles-19-gold or replays for his win at the US Minto Open that was aired on CBS Sports in May.

Drills Continue at 7:00 AM Tuesday and Thursday

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 AM, a one-hour drill clinic will be offered for all men and women, any skill level.  We spend the hour working on footwork skills, specific paddle skills (dinking, lobing, 3rd shot drop, overhead shots, etc.) and stretching for pickleball players.  The Clinic will be on Courts 11 and 12. There is no need to sign-up.




Friday, May 19, 2017

Green Valley Inter-Community Play - Update

Days and times for inter-community play, every other week, are still the same:

Tuesday 6 - 9 pm, skill level 4.0
Wednesday 6 - 9 pm, skill level 2.5
Friday 6 - 9 pm, skill level 3.0
Sunday 4 - 7, skill level 3.5

GV made signup easier.  Instead of having to provide them with your email address, just go to the Green Valley Pickleball Club website, click on signup genius and select inter-community play.  Click http://www.gvrpickleball.org/ to get to the website.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Inter-community play

Attention Members who are in Quail Creek this Summer:

Green Valley Pickleball Club is hosting inter-community, skill level pickleball play this summer at the East Center (Esperanza & Abrego N).  Play will begin the week of May 30 and continue on a bi-weekly basis through the end of August.   Skill days are:

Tuesday 6 - 9 pm - Skill level 4.0
Wednesday 6 - 9 pm, Skill level 3.0
Friday 6 - 9 pm, Skill level 2.5
Sunday 4 - 7 pm, Skill level 3.5

Participation is limited to the first 19 who signup through Sign-Up Genius.  Play will use a round robin format and Neon Dura Fast Balls.  Participants will be asked to donate $2.00 once, to cover use of the balls.

Other clubs invited include Saddlebrooke Ranch, Saddlebrooke, Voyager, Tucson Racket Club and Tucson Country Club.

To play this summer, you need to be on the Green Valley Inter-Community Play email list.  Invitations will be sent out by skill level.  For example, 4.0 players will receive an invitation to signup for Tuesday nights, 4.0 players will not receive invitations for the other skill-level days.

If you are interested in participating, I put a signup sheet in a three-ring binder in the plastic storage box under the Ramada.  Please add your name, email and skill level to this sheet.  I will consolidate and get the your name to the proper coordinator at Green Valley.  I plan on sending a list to Green Valley this Friday afternoon.  If you don't get on the list this week, you will be able to signup at a later date.  FYI, I also have copies of the Invitation from GV and their Calendar in the folder.

I know many of you do not have a rating.  Please use the Rating Information on the QCPC website to assess yourself and only put one rating on the signup sheet, either 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0.  If you feel that you are in the wrong skill level after playing, you can change by notifying the group coordinator at Green Valley.

If you have questions, Karen Morse or I would be happy to do our best to get your questions answered.

Jean Bustard

P.S. This is my first time using our blog and Mail Chimp.  Hopefully this goes out before Saturday afternoon, if not, sign up when you get this information.  I have not figured out how to attach files, which is why I put a copy of the invitation in the three-ring binder with the signup sheet.  Also, because we do not track skill levels with our member information, I felt the only way for me to get your name and skill level was to ask.  This inter-community play is a first for GV too, so please be understanding as we work through the learning curve.  Thanks - Jean





Tuesday, May 2, 2017

QCPC Newsletter, May 6, 2017

The Shed is Here

Our long-awaited shed was installed last week.  Thanks to the POA for doing the site prep and paying for 1/2 of the shed.  We plan to move everything from the closet under the ramada into the shed, which will have shelves installed.  The Club will buy some tables for socials so members won't have to bring tables anymore.  Thanks to QCPC Past-President David Kikel for his hard work on obtaining this shed and overseeing its installation.  The Board is considering naming it the David Kikel Pickleball Shed.  And No, it won't be painted.  The POA prepared the site at no cost to us and paid for 1/2 of the shed, so they got to pick the color.  What you see is what they picked!



Changes to Club Open Play

Club Open Play will no longer occur on Tuesday and Friday afternoons because it is too hot.  Club Open Play will continue on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 9 PM with four courts reserved for this activity.

Thursday Skill Level Round Robins Suspended

The Thursday afternoon Round Robins will not continue during the summer.  Watch this space for news about these events re-starting in the Fall.


Wednesday Round Robin Play to Begin at 7:30AM

In May, Round Robin play will begin at 7:30
AM.  Check in at the ramada between 7:00 and 7:20 AM.  Be ready to begin play at 7:30.  Separate men's and women's Round Robins will continue as long as there is enough interest.



May Pickleball Social

Save the date.  The next pickleball social will be on May 10, starting at 6:30 in the evening. There will be a round robin followed by desserts and a beverage of your choice.  Bring a dessert to share and whatever you would like to drink. The Club will provide glasses, plates, and plasticware.  You don't need to sign up for this.  Just show up a bit before 6:30 PM, ready to play.

 Last Regular Newsletter

This is the last regular newsletter for the season.  We will send out news when events come up or when we need to inform the QCPC members of something.  Enjoy your summer everyone!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

QCPC Newsletter April 30, 2017

Wednesday Round Robin Play to Begin at 7:30

In May, Round Robin play will begin at 7:30.  Check in at the ramada between 7:00 and 7:20.  Be ready to begin play at 7:30.  Separate men's and women's Round Robins will continue as long as there is enough interest.


May QCPC Board Meeting

The next QCPC Board Meeting will be on May 1 at 1:00 PM in the Kino Conference Center Boardroom.  All members are welcome to attend.  The agenda is already set, but there will be an opportunity for input from members at the end of the meeting.


May Pickleball Social

Save the date.  The next pickleball social will be on May 10, starting at 6:30 in the evening. There will be a round robin followed by desserts and a beverage of your choice.  Bring a dessert to share and whatever you would like to drink. The Club will provide glasses, plates, and plasticware.  You don't need to sign up for this.  Just show up a bit before 6:30, ready to play.

Newsletter To Be Sporadic Over Summer

During the summer months, the newsletter will only be sent out when there is a speicfic event to be advertised or a news item that needs to be disseminated.  May 6 will be the last regularly scheduled newsletter.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

QCPC Newsletter April 22, 2017

Quail Creek Classic Pickleball Tournament

The inaugural Quail Creek Classic Pickleball Tournament for St. Jude Children’s Hospital took place April 1 and 2.  Seventy players participated in men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles in levels 2.5-3.5.  Registration fee was free.  With the help of raffle sales to gift certificates to Posada Java, Kayleigh’s Cakes, Quail Creek Grill, autographed pickleball instruction books from Prem Carnot, prizes from pickleball instructor Mark Renesson, pickleball shirts, hats and paddles, an auction for two paddles and the generosity of the participants, $3,617 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the charity choice of the USA Pickleball Association.  Click here to see the winners in various divisions and pictures of the tournament.


Wednesday Round Robins to Continue in Summer

The Round Robin will be back this week with play beginning at 8:00.  Check in at the
ramada between 7:30 and 7:50.  Round Robins will continue throughout the summer if there is enough interest.  The time will become earlier as it becomes  hotter, but that will be announced later.


May Pickleball Social

Save the date.  The next pickleball social will be on May 10, starting at 6:30 in the evening. There will be a round robin followed by desserts and a beverage of your choice.  Bring a dessert to share and whatever you would like to drink. The Club will provide glasses, plates, and plasticware.  You don't need to sign up for this.  Just show up a bit before 6:30, ready to play.


Password for Membership List

In order to see the QCPC Membership List, go to the website (www.qcpickleball.org) and click on the Membership List tab at the top.  Put in the password, pickle1461, and the list will open up in Excel.


Newsletter To Be Sporadic In Summer

During the summer months, the newsletter will only be sent out when there is a speicfic event to be advertised or a news item that needs to be disseminated.  May 6 will be the last regularly scheduled newsletter.

Some Courts Closed on April 27th

QCPC's new shed will be installed on Thursday, April 27th.  The workers will need adequate access to the area and to electricity during the installation.  Therefore, Courts 1-4 will be closed from 7 AM to 4 PM on April 27.