Saturday, February 24, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, February 24, 2018


The Southern Arizona Senior Games' pickleball tournament will be held in Quail Creek on March 6-8.  QCPC provides assistance to make this tournament a great experience for all attending.  We need volunteers to assist with parking shuttles from 2-6 pm each day.  We need:

1. Golf carts (especially ones with an extra back seat), and
2. Volunteers willing to take approximately two hour shifts shuttling people to their cars parked along Quail Crossing Blvd.  

If you can provide either or both, please contact David Mungo (djmungo@hotmail.com303-335-6707).  Your help will be much appreciated.

Beginner (2.0) Pickleball Lessons

Wed., Feb. 28; Fri., March 2; Fri., March 9; and
 Wed., 13 12:00 – 2:00 pm

This class is designed for folks brand new to the game of Pickleball and/or newer players.  Class size is limited to 8.  You will learn how to:  safely move on the court, dink, serve, return of serve, ground-strokes and rules of the game.

To sign-up for this class, please sign-up by clicking here:

Drills for 2.5 to 3.0 Players

Sessions will focus on purposeful practice through stroke work, steps and strategy.  Courts 5, 6 and 7 will be used and class size limited to 20.  Drills will be on Thursday mornings March 1st.  Sign up here for the March 1st drill.  

Drills for 3.5 Players

The next drill for 3.5 players will be on Tuesday, February 27.  There will be 2 sessions with 8 people in each session.  The first session will be from 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM, and the second session will be from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM.  Select the time that works best for you.    Sign up here for the February 27 session.

Assisted Play for Beginners

Assisted play gives beginners a chance to play with other beginners while more experienced players watch and give pointers on how to improve their game. This is not a lesson, but it will give you playing experience. If you have taken a lesson and/or have some playing experience, this is a great way to improve your playing skills.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow the beginners to play. Until March 5, this will be every Monday and Thursday from 1 PM to 3 PM on Courts 5-7. You must sign up to attend.  Sign up here.  There will be no Assisted Play on March 8 because of the Senior Games.  You are encouraged to come to our courts and watch this tournament.

Board Meeting on March 5

The QCPC will meet on March 5 from 12 noon to 2 PM in the Conference Room of the Kino Center.  All members are welcome to attend.  If you would like to have something added to the agenda, please contact President, Jean Bustard, 303-921-8139,

Quail Creek Pickleball Name Tag Request Form

You can now order your own QCPC Name Tag.  The form can be accessed by clicking here.  In the future the form is located under Club Resources on the right margin of the QCPC web page..

IPTPA Rating Sessions February 26th

IPTPA Rating Sessions are being offered on February 26th.  If interested click here to signup.  IPTPA ratings are an important part of our education program.  Participation is not required, but encouraged.  Next sessions will be Friday March 23.