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.


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.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

QCPC Newsletter April 15, 2017


Rattlesnake Picture


Here is a picture of last week's rattlesnake as it moves along the edge of Court 6.  Be alert for snakes on the rocks near the pickleball courts. They blend in perfectly.


Time is Running out to Sign Up for Spring Fling Social

The last time you can sign up for the Spring Fling Social on Wedensday, April 19 is Monday April 17, at 5:00 PM.  Come to the courts on Wenesday between 2:00 and 2:30 PM to sign in. Activities are from 2:30 to 4:30, and Happy Hour starts at 4:30 until ?.  Help up say goodbye to our new and old friends until they return next year.   We will do some dinking and other games.  After the games, settle down to some appetizers and  bring your favorite beverage.   Sign up to bring an appetizer and/or to help out with the social. Each person will have to sign up on their own.  If you decide to change your mind please update sign up genius.  
 
Click HERE to sign up.

Lost Paddle

 On Friday, April 14th, Jerry Parker lost a purple Z5 pickleball paddle at the courts.  He has searched the lockers at the courts and the lost and found at the Madera clubhouse.  If anyone picked up Jerry's paddle, please contact him at jparker8905@icloud.com.


Tuesday and Thursday Drills Move to Courts 11 and 12

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 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; just show up at 8:00 AM.


Club Open Play Courts Change

Generally, Club Open Play will be Monday through Saturday from 8 AM  to 11 AM on Courts 5-12. However, the are some exceptions to this.  On Tuesday and Thursday, Courts 11-12 will be used for drills from 8 AM to 9 AM, so Club Open Play will begin on those courts at 9 AM on Tuesday and Thursday.  There will be no Club Open Play on Wednesdays when there is a Round Robin.  This will be every Wednesday, except when there is a Club Social, as on April 19.  So Club Open Play will occur on April 19 on Courts 5-12, but not on other Wednesdays in April.



 Beginner Courts Designated on Tuesday Mornings

Courts 3 and 4 are designated as Beginner's Courts on Tuesday mornings from 8 AM to 11 AM until April 30. Beginners are encouraged to meet at these courts for Club Open Play.  If the courts are not being used by beginners, then other players may use the courts, but beginners have priority on Courts 3 and 4.

Some Courts Closed on April 27th

QCPC's new shed will be installed on 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.



Wednesday Round Robins Will Continue on Wednesdays in Summer

Assuming that there continues to be enough interest, men's and women's Round Robins will be held on Wednesdays during the summer, except when there is a Club Social on Wednesday (no Round Robin on April 19th).  Play will begin at 8:00 AM.  Sign in at the Ramada between 7:30 and 7:50 AM.  You must be signed in by 8:50 in order to play so that your captain can set up the appropriate Round Robin tables.  The usual format will be used with games to 11, but you don' t need to win by 2.








Saturday, April 8, 2017

QCPC Newsletter April 8, 2017

Additional Pickleball 101 Session Offered

An additional beginner class will be offered on April 12 from 3 PM to 5 PM on Courts 1 - 4.   This is a continuation of Pickleball 101 that has been offered on Wednesdays. Participants need to have attended at least 1 of the other 3 classes to attend this one.  This class will review skills and focus on assisted play. The lead instructor is Kathy Palese. 

Class capacity 16 students.  Sign up HERE for the 4th lesson.  Note that simply clicking on Sign-up next to Pickleball 101 will not sign you up.  After clicking on the sessions you wish to attend, you need to go down to the bottom of the page and click on Submit and Sign-Up.

Courts 3 and 4 Designated as Beginner Courts

Beginning this week, Courts 3 and 4 will be designated as Beginner's Courts on Tuesday mornings from 8 AM to 11 AM until April 30. Beginners are encouraged to meet at these courts for Club Open Play.  If the courts are not being used by beginners, then other players may use the courts, but beginners have priority on Courts 3 and 4 on Tuesday mornings.


Drills Now Offered on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings

On Tuesdays and now also on Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 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 1 and 2 until April 15, and then it will move to Courts 11 and 12.  There is no need to sign-up; just show up at 8:00 AM.


Reservable Courts Change Until April 15th

Effective immediately, Courts 13 and 14 will be reservable from 8-10 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays because Courts 1 and 2 will be used from drills.  This will continue until April 15th.  After April 15th, Courts 1 and 2 will be reservable and Courts 13 and 14 will again be for drop-in play.

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.

Court 1 Closed on April 11th

The POA is planning to fix our dented fence on Court 1 on April 11, from 7 AM to 11 AM. Court 1 will be closed during that time period.

Help Needed for May Social

Sandy Veydt, our Social Chairperson, need volunteers to help with the May social on May 17.  Contact Sandy at 520-300-6525, or sandysway88@gmail.com.




Be Sure Storage Bin is Securely Locked

When you remove something from our storage bin, be sure to lock it up again, even though you will be returning the items soon.  The bin was left unlocked during the storm that we had last week.  The contents of the bin became wet and the hinges were bent by the wind.  The combination for the bin is the address of the ramada, 1461.  You have to push down on the lock in order to both open and close it.  Make sure that the lock goes through the loop for the cover and not just the bottom loop.  




Rattle Snakes Are Out

PB Players on Friday had a visit from a diamondback rattler.  The snake was first spotted on the rocks near the door to Court 12.  These snakes are hard to see on the rocks, so please look before you step on the rocks.  The snake proceeded up the sidewalk and then went across the side of Court 6, ending up in the desert behind Court 6.  He and his friends are out there, so please no retrieving balls that go outside the courts.  



Spring Fling Pickleball Social 
on April 19

Please join us at the Ramada for an afternoon of Pickleball fun. Help us say goodbye to our new and old friends until they return next year.   We will do a lot of dinking and other games.  After the games, settle down to some appetizers and bring your favorite beverage.   Sign up to bring an appetizer and/or to help out with the social. Each person will have to sign up on their own.  If you decide to change your mind please delete your sign up from Sign-up Genius.  Arrive at the courts to sign in between 2 and 2:30. Activities from 2:30 to 4:30.  Happy hours start at 4:30 until ?.  

Click HERE to sign up.  Click on RSVP in order to sign-up for the event and then click on Add More Items to sign up to bring something or to help out.
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Round Robins on Wednesdays

Round Robins will now be held only on Wednesdays.  Play will begin at 8:00 AM.  Sign in at the Ramada between 7:30 and 7:50 AM.  Separate Round Robins will be held for men and women.  You must be signed in by 8:50 in order to play so that your captain can set up the appropriate Round Robin tables.  The usual format will be used with games to 11, but you don' t need to win by 2.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

QCPC Newsletter April 1, 2017

Quail Creek Classic Pickleball Tournament

 The Quail Creek Classic Pickleball Tournament is being held on our courts on Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2.  Everyone is invited to watch tournament play.  Although many courts will be used by the tournament, Courts 7-10 and Courts 13-16 will be available for drop-in play and reservations on those days.  


Spring Fling Pickleball Social 
on April 19

Please join us at the Ramada for an afternoon of Pickleball fun. Help us say goodbye to our new and old friends until they return next year.   We will do a lot of dinking and other games.  After the games, settle down to some appetizers and bring your favorite beverage.   Sign up to bring an appetizer and/or to help out with the social. Each person will have to sign up on their own.  If you decide to change your mind please delete your sign up from Sign-up Genius.  Arrive at the courts to sign in between 2 and 2:30. Activities from 2:30 to 4:30.  Happy hours start at 4:30 until ?.  

Click HERE to sign up.  Click on RSVP in order to sign-up for the event and then click on Add More Items to sign up to bring something or to help out.
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 QCPC Board Meeting

The next meeting of the QCPC Board is on April 3 at 1:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Kino Center.  All members are welcome to attend and they will be given an opportunity to raise issues of interest to them at the end of the meeting.  If there is something that you would like to include on the agenda, contact Jean Bustard, jeanb@dcmesa.com or 303-921-8139. 



Round Robins on Wednesdays

Round Robins will now be held only on Wednesdays.  Play will begin at 8:00 AM.  Sign in at the Ramada between 7:30 and 7:50 AM.  Separate Round Robins will be held for men and women.  You must be signed in by 8:50 in order to play so that your captain can set up the appropriate Round Robin tables.  The usual format will be used with games to 11, but you don' t need to win by 2.