Wednesday, October 4, 2017

QCPC Newsletter October 5, 2017

Saddlebrook Ranch- Quail Creek Invitational

Saddlebrooke Ranch is inviting Quail Creek pickleball players to a fun, social, round robin on their new courts on October 25.  Sign up as double pairs in women’s or men’s doubles and mixed doubles, or if you don't have a partner and would like to play, just put Need a partner in the slot where you would list your partner's name. Rating categories are 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5.  Saddlebrooke Ranch Pickleball Club will provide fruit and snacks for players in the morning.  The Club Bistro is a block from the courts and is open for lunch and happy hour until 7:00 pm.  Don’t miss this chance to play as a club with our Robson Community neighbors.  Details of the tournament can be seen here, and you can sign-up here.

Volunteers for Halloween Social

QCPC would like to hold a Halloween Social on November 1.  Please volunteer to help organize this event.  Volunteer organizers can plan the time of the event, type of pickleball play, types of food (appetizers, desserts, pot luck), and other activities.  It isn't al lot of work because you can have members bring food and/or volunteer to help out with set up, clean up, etc.  We have lots of decorations to make our ramada a very scary place!  Please contact Sandy Veydt andysway88@gmail.com, 520-300-6525, to volunteer to help organize our Halloween Social. 


8 AM Start Time for Round Robins on Wednesdays


Round Robins will continue on Wednesday mornings. Separate Round Robins will be held for Men, Women, and Beginners. Sign-in between 7:30 and 7:50, and be ready to play at 8:00 AM. This schedule will continue through October. A social will be held along with the Round Robin.  Coffee, cold drinks, and snacks will be available in the Ramada.  Join your Round Robin group along with others to relax during byes and between and after games.  Please bring a snack to share.


8 AM Start Time for Club Open Play

Club Open Play will begin a 8 AM daily, except for Wednesdays (Round Robin days) and Sundays (resident open play).  Remember that all players  in Club Open Play and Round Robins must be members of the Quail Creek Pickleball Club who have paid their 2017 dues.  If players are sitting out, they should be invited to join the next game before 4 players begin a new game.


Pickleball Battle of the Sexes


 On Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 PM, Scott Moore will play singles pickleball against Simone Jardim in an event touted as “Pickleball Battle of the Sexes”.  There will also be a Senior Men’s Doubles against Women’s Doubles competition.



Scott Moore is the #1 senior men’s pickleball player in the world.  Scott is 55 years old and has won many Senior Men’s Singles, Senior Men’s Doubles, and Senior Mixed Doubles gold medals in National Tournaments.  Simone Jardim is the #1 rated women’s pickleball player in the world.  Simone is in her late 30’s and has won Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles in the 2017 US Open Pickleball Tournament.



The “Pickleball Battle of the Sexes” is almost identical to the Tennis “Battle of the Sexes” between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King which took place in the Houston Astro Dome.  Billie Jean King won in straight sets.  The movie “Battle of the Sexes” just opened in Tucson movie theaters September 28, 2017.



The “Pickleball Battle of the Sexes” will be broadcast live on Pay per View.  You can order this event for $9.99 at https://pickleball.inplayer.com/.  Profits from Pay per View subscriptions will benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the expansion of pickleball in Asia.



If you want to watch this epic pickleball event of men against women with other Quail Creek Pickleball Club members, you can join us at 2:00 PM on October 7 in the Saguaro Room in the Kino Center.  Donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital are optional.

Lenny Friedman

USAPA Ambassador Green Valley/Sahuarita, AZ


Nominations Needed for QCPC Vice-President and Secretary Positions

The terms of John Hughes (Vice-President) and Linda von Felden (Secretary) end this year, so QCPC is searching for nominees for these two positions.  The term is 2 years, and both the Vice-President and Secretary serve as voting members of the QCPC Board.  The Board meets monthly, although some summer meetings are skipped.  Descriptions of these positions are as follows:

Vice-President:  The Vice-President shall assist the President and shall, in his/her absence, perform the duties of that office. The Vice-President will also assume responsibilities as assigned by the Board.

Secretary:  The Secretary shall record the minutes of general and special meetings of the membership and Board, shall post the minutes in a timely manner, shall be in charge of all records of the QCPC, other than the Treasurer’s, shall maintain an archive of documents involved in the governance of the QCPC, shall be responsible for correspondence as requested by the members of the Board, shall make available any reports required by the Board, shall give notice of all Board and membership meetings at least 96 hours in advance, and shall include the meeting’s agenda with the notice. 


Please contact Jean Bustard, jeanb@dcmesa.com or 303-921-8139, if you are interested in either position.

Dues Reminder

QCPC dues are $20/year per person.  Dues for 2018 are being collected now and are due by January 1, 2018.  Write your check to QCPC, and make sure that you indicate whose dues are being paid in the Memo line of your check.  You can drop off  your check at Susan Jones's home, 2620 E Arica Way.  She has an box on her front door to collect dues.


Blind Date Tournament



On November 11-12, Quail Creek will host a Blind Date Tournament to benefit the Green Valley Food Bank and  Friends In Deed.  Your date (partner) for this tournament will be randomly chosen from players from Green Valley.  There will be Women's, Men's, and Mixed Doubles at the 2.5, 3.0,  3.5, and 4.0 levels.  Information, registration forms, and waivers can be found on our website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right side under Tournaments. Click here to go there directly.  Note that the registration deadline is November 6, but earlier sign-ups are encouraged!