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.