Saturday, February 25, 2017

QCPC News February 25, 2017

Assisted Play to Continue Feb. 27 and March 6

Assisted play will be offered on Monday, Feb. 27 and March 6 from 2 - 4 PM for beginners who are Club Members and who have taken a beginning lesson. This isn't a lesson, but more experienced players will help beginners with various aspects of the game and give them pointers for more successful play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play pickleball. Please sign up, so we know how many to expect and how many experienced players will be needed. Courts 1-4 will be used for Assisted Play.

Click here to sign up for Assisted Play on February 27 or March 6.


Wednesday and Friday Round Robins Begin at 9 AM

Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday and Friday.  The Wednesday Round Robin will be a standard type, and the Friday Round Robin will use a ladder format.  The start times for both Round Robins will be 9:00 AM.
  
The dates are March 1, 3, 1722, 24, 29, and 31. There will be no Round Robins on March 8-10 because of the Senior Games and there will be no Round Robin on March 15 because of the Club Social.
 
Sign-in is available one-half hour before the start (8:30) at the Pickleball Courts ramada. No pre-sign-up is required.  
We will start to play games as close to the hour as possible.  Your captains need the 10 minutes before the games start to allocate courts and prepare the charts, make brief announcements and get players pointed toward their assigned courts. Once this process starts, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

NOTES ON PARKING:  The round robins are becoming quite popular.  We are in the busy time of year for our community and the club anticipates these events to fill to capacity (14 courts).  If at all possible, consider bikes, golf carts and perhaps car pooling with someone to help relieve congestion.  If you get to the parking lot and are unable to find a spot call the QC Community Services Patrol office at 520-393-2941.  They have been apprised of the possibility of overflow during the RR times and should direct you to a spot by the main gate or along the road.


Comments, suggestions, and volunteering to help run a round robin are all welcome at qcplayspb@gmail.com.

George Mynatt, QCPC RR coordinator



March Calendar

Click here to see the QCPC calendar for March.  The calendar is also available from the Website (www.qcpickleball.org) by clicking on the Monthly Calendar tab at the top.



La Posada to Use Our Courts

The QCPC Board has approved a request from General Manager, Mike Taylor, to allow residents of La Posada to use our courts for 1 hour each week.  This is part of an agreement that will allow Quail Creek residents to use La Posada's swimming pool when our pools are closed.  La Posada residents will use Courts 15 and 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Mondays.  These courts are not often used by QCPC members at that time, so there is little downside to agreeing to this request.  In their unanimous support for this proposal, the Board felt that this will have little impact on our Club members and it is good for us to support POA requests in such circumstances.  So, if you see La Posada residents playing on Courts 15 and 16, please make them feel welcome.


  Volunteer for Senior Games

The Senior Games will be held at the Quail Creek pickleball courts on March 8-10.  This is a great opportunity to show off our courts to a large number of pickleball players.  There are just a few slots left for volunteers, but there are lots of slots available for referees. We have had a great response from out members to help out in the past.  If you are willing to volunteer your time for this event, please click on one of the links below and sign up to help out. 

Volunteers click here.


Referees click here.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

T-Shirts Are In


The QCPC t-shirts have arrived.  Rhonda Sullivan (who coordinated this order- Thanks Rhonda!!!) will be at Wednesday's Round Robin (February 22) at 9 AM and again at the end to hand out shirts.  If you prefer, you can pick up your order at Rhonda's front door in a box after 4pm on Wednesday (February 22), or between 8am-6pm Thursday or Friday (February 23-24). Rhonda's address is 2167 E Spurwind Lane.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

QCPC Newsletter, February 18, 2017


QCPC Associate Member Category Added

The members approved a change to our Bylaws which adds a new membership category to QCPC.  Associate Members are either house guests of Quail Creek residents or short-term renters.  They pay 1/2 of the regular dues ($10 in 2017) and can join for 30 days.  Associate Members can participate in all club-sanctioned activities, such as club open play, round robins, clinics, and classes.  If you or your neighbors are having guests who would like to play pickleball, they may participate in Club activities for 30 days if they become Associate Members.  Membership forms and a place to leave checks will be available soon in the Pickleball Courts Ramada, or contact Susan Jones, 241-3295, sejones1003@yahoo.com.  


Sign Up for Referee Clinic 

Lenny Friedman, USAPA Ambassador, will offer a referee clinic at Quail Creek on Saturday, February 25, beginning at 1 PM.  Meet at the pickleball courts ramada.  Click here
to sign up for the clinic.


Fence Damage Has Been Reported

A player ran into the fence on Court 1 during the Firefighters' Tournament.  He's fine, but the fence is not.  Mike Taylor has been made aware of the damage to our fence, and will look into getting it fixed.


Space Still Available for Men in Senior Games

GV Senior Games Pickleball 2.5 Round Robin needs 5 men to fill out the bracket.  Spots for two pairs of men’s double partners and one man to be matched with a partner are available. The tournament is Saturday March 11.  This is a great opportunity to experience play in a tournament setting at the Green Valley East Center Courts.  See the description and sign-up for the Round Robin here, or call Cathy Ciferri at 513-739-1901.

  Volunteer for Senior Games

 The Senior Games will be held at the Quail Creek pickleball courts on March 8-10.  This is a great opportunity to show off out courts to a large number of pickleball players.  Volunteers are needed to help with registration, posting game outcomes, and many other things.  Referees are also needed.  We have had a great response from out members to help out in the past.  If you are willing to volunteer your time for this event, please click on one of the links below and sign up to help out. 

Volunteers click here. 

Referees click here.

Sign Up for Assisted Play

Assisted play will be offered on Mondays from 2 - 4 PM for beginners who are Club Members and who have taken a beginning lesson. This isn't a lesson, but more experienced players will help beginners with various aspects of the game and give them pointers for more successful play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play pickleball. Please sign up, so we know how many to expect and how many experienced players will be needed. 

Click here to sign up for Assisted Play on February 20, or 27.


Wednesday and Friday Round Robins Return

Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday and Friday.  The Wednesday Round Robin will be a standard type, and the Friday Round Robin will use a ladder format.  In February, the start times for both will be 10 AM.  In March, the start times will shift to 9 AM.
  
The dates are February 22 and 24, and March 1, 3, 17, 22, 24, 29, and 31. There will be no Round Robins on March 8-10 because of the Senior Games and there will be no Round Robin on March 15 because of the Club Social.
 
Sign-in is available one-half hour before the start (9:30 or 8:30) at the Pickleball Courts ramada. No pre-sign-up is required. 
We will start to play games as close to the hour as possible.  Your captains need the 10 minutes before the games start to allocate courts and prepare the charts, make brief announcements and get players pointed toward their assigned courts. Once this process starts, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

NOTES ON PARKING:  The round robins are becoming quite popular.  We are in the busy time of year for our community and the club anticipates these events to fill to capacity (14 courts).  Last week, parking became an issue.  If at all possible, consider bikes, golf carts and perhaps car pooling with someone to help relieve congestion.  If you get to the parking lot and are unable to find a spot call the QC Community Services Patrol office at 520-393-2941.  They have been apprised of the possibility of overflow during the RR times and should direct you to a spot by the main gate or along the road.


Comments, suggestions, and volunteering to help run a round robin are all welcome at qcplayspb@gmail.com.

George Mynatt, QCPC RR coordinator







 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

QCPC News February 11, 2017

 

 Membership Meeting, February 16

Mark your calendars for the Membership Meeting, February 16,  from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Note that this meeting is NOT in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom, but it is in Kino Conference Center. Enter through the Mesquite or Occotillo Room doors. We will discuss and approve the 2017 budget, discuss our capital equipment request, and vote on some proposed Bylaw changes (see below). Feedback on the ladder format for Round Robins will be encouraged.  If there are other issues that you wish to discuss, please send them to our President, Jean Bustard, jeanb@dcmesa.com, in advance of the meeting.

Proposed Bylaw Changes 

The Board proposes adding a new category of membership for players who are here temporarily.  This would include family and guests of Quail Creek residents and short-term renters.  The reason for this is that visitors often want to participate in Club activities, such as Club Open Play and the Round Robins, but they are not permitted to do so.  This new membership category, Associate Membership, would allow such people to participate on a short-term basis.  The Bylaw change is below with the red portions proposed as additions to the Bylaws (the portions in black are our present Bylaws). We will vote on this change at our February 16 Membership Meeting.

Those eligible for membership in QCPC shall be amateur players, who: 1) are Quail Creek property owners or renters in good standing or 2) have placed a down payment to build a home in Quail Creek. If, for any reason either they, or Robson Community Incorporation (RCI) cancel the contract, their membership in QCPC will be terminated immediately. Dues will be paid annually at the rate set by the QCPC Board.
There are three classes of membership: Full Members, Associate Members and Social Members.  Full Members have voting privileges.  Associate Members and Social Members will pay 50% of regular dues.
Associate Memberships are available for those who are house guests or family members of Quail Creek property owners or short term Renters. The Associate Membership is valid for 30 days from date of payment.
Only Full Members whose dues have been paid for the year and Associate Members whose dues have been paid for 30 days may participate in Club Sanctioned activities, Assisted Play, classes, clinics, and other activities as specified by the Board. Those participating in social events must be Full Members, Associate Members or Social Members.

Please Lock Storage Box on PB Courts

When you use something from the storage box on the pickleball courts, please remember to return whatever you've borrowed from the box and lock it before leaving.  It was found unlocked earlier this week.  Remember, the combination for the lock is 1461.  When unlocking it, you need to press it down once you've dialed the combination.  




Help Needed on Court Management Committee

We need an individual to help with court management.   This committee is responsible for keeping the sleeves filled with balls, reporting problems with court maintenance to the Committee Chair, and generally keeping the courts in good playing condition.  Contact Jean Bustard, 303-921-8139, jeanb@dcmesa.com if you are interested in helping others on this committee.

Courts to be Closed for Tournaments

Quail Creek will be hosting several tournaments in the upcoming months and all courts will be closed from 7 AM to 5 PM on those days.  The Fireman's Tournament is February 17. The Senior Games are March 8-10.  There are links below for our members to volunteer to help with the Senior Games.  The Quail Creek Classic (a new tournament to benefit St. Jude's Hospital) will be held on April 1-2.  Mark you calendars to participate in the tournaments and note that you won't be able to play regular pickleball on those dates.


Volunteer for Senior Games

 The Senior Games will be held at the Quail Creek pickleball courts on March 8-10.  This is a great opportunity to show off out courts to a large number of pickleball players.  Volunteers are needed to help with registration, posting game outcomes, and many other things.  Referees are also needed.  We have had a great response from out members to help out in the past.  If you are willing to volunteer your time for this event, please click on one of the links below and sign up to help out. 

Volunteers click here. 

Referees click here.

Volunteers Needed to Coordinate Socials

In addition to our Valentine's Social on February 15, Club Socials will be held on March 15, April 19, and May 17.  We need volunteers to coordinate these socials.  This involves setting the time for the social, planning the pickleball activities, and deciding on the types of food the purchase or request from members.  Volunteers work with our Social Chairperson, Sandy Veydt, to organize these socials.  Please volunteer to help with a social by contacting Sandy, 520-300-6525, sandysway88@gmail.com.

Sign Up for Assisted Play



Assisted play will be offered on Mondays from 2 - 4 PM for beginners who are Club Members and who have taken a beginning lesson. This isn't a lesson, but more experienced players will help beginners with various aspects of the game and give them pointers for more successful play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play pickleball. Please sign up, so we know how many to expect and how many experienced players will be needed. 

Click here to sign up for Assisted Play on February 13, 20, or 27.


Valentine's Pickleball Social

 February 15 

Please join us at the Pickelball Court Ramada for a round robin and social followed by a light brunch. The club will provide coffee and donuts.  You will have a chance to meet our new  and returning Pickleball friends.

We will have round robin play from 10:00 until 12:00. Sign up will be starting at 9:30.  There will be 56 players and you must sign up for yourself.  Please sign up on SignUp Genius to play and to bring fruit, snacks, eggs, or juice, or to help out.


Advanced Mixed Doubles

QCPC Club members are invited to participate in advanced mixed doubles play on Saturdays from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m on courts 1, 2, 13 and 14.  Just show up at the courts about 10 minutes before the game is to begin.  Both members of the couple should be approximately 3.5 or above in order to participate. 

  
New Calendar Available 

Thanks to QCPC Board member Karen Morse, we now will have a calendar available each month.  Click on the tab at the top of the website, or click on the button on the top of the newsletter.  This calendar lets you see everything that is going on at a glance.


 Selkirk Paddle Found

A new Selkirk paddle was found after the Round Robin on Friday.  If it is yours, please contact George Mynatt, qcplayspb@gmail.com.  If it isn't claimed soon, George will take it to the lost and found at the Concierge Desk.