Friday, February 2, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, February 3, 2018

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, Feb 1 and 8, no drill on Feb 15, drills resume on Feb 22nd and March 1st.  Sign up here for for Feb. 8 drill.  


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. Throughout February, 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.

Board Meeting on February 5

The QCPC will meet on February 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, jeanb@dcmesa.com.

Members Meeting on February 16

The semi-annual Members Meeting of the QCPC will be on February 16 at 1 PM in the Ocotillo Room of the Kino Center.  All members are encouraged to attend.  The Board will present the budget for 2018 and also discuss our capital equipment request.  Activities of the Club for 2017 and plans for 2018 will be described.   Members may bring up other items of interest.  


Holy Guacamole! Pickleball Social!




The next Pickleball Social is Wednesday, February 21.  The theme is a Mexican Fiesta Taco Party.  Sign-in is from 9:30-9:50 with play from 10 AM -12 noon. After that, there will be a taco bar for lunch.  Click here for more information and the link to Sign-Up Genius.  You must sign up to Play and also to bring something.  There are only 56 slots for pickleball players.  


February Pickleball Academy at Quail Creek

The Joey Farias and Sean Rickard Academy is a series of monthly clinics offered to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members rated 3.0 and above. Each month we will focus on a different theme with corresponding drills and strategies to improve your game.

The focus in February will be on volleys! We will work on proper mechanics and concepts while taking shots out of the air. Areas of focus will include: Blocking, punch volleys, handling pace, and resetting the point.


The February Pickleball Academy will be on February 26th from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Click here for more information.

Courts Closed on February 10-11 for Firefighters' Tournament


The Firefighters' Foundation will be holding their annual tournament on our courts on February 10-11. They will be using all courts, so all drills and open play will be canceled on those days. Come and watch the tournament and cheer on our QCPC participants.



Robson Intercommunity Mixed Doubles

The QCPC will start an inter-community round robin with Saddlebrooke Ranch. This will be a year round event with play alternating at each site. On one Sunday a month we will have Mixed Doubles for all levels (2.5-3.0-3.5-4.0/4.5 [combined]), and a couple of weeks later on a Sunday we will have Men's Doubles and Women's Doubles for all levels.

The first time will be March 18th from 1 - 5pm at Saddlebrooke Ranch. Please sign up here. List your partner's name and the level you will play in the Comment field for Mixed Doubles (based on IPTPA or USAPA of the highest ranked player).  There is a limit of 4 teams for each level, 
first come-first served.

Format: 2.5/3.0/3.5 round robin with games to 15. The teams would only play the other community. Then the team with the most wins from QC and from the other Robson community would have a one game playoff for the championship of that skill level. (points would be used for the tie-breaker)

Format for combined 4.0/4.5. 2 out of 3 games to 11 round robin
Grand champion community is the community with the most points after all games (including playoffs) have been played.



Quail Creek Classic Tournament II





The Second Quail Creek Classic Tournament to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be held on Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25.  The entry fee for this tournament is a check made out to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which will be donated to the Hospital.  Men's and Women's Doubles at the 2.5 and 3.5 levels will be on Saturday morning; Mixed Doubles at the 3.0 and 4.0 levels will be on Saturday afternoon.  On Sunday morning will be 3.0 and 4.0 Women's and Men's Doubles with 2.5 and 3.5 Mixed Doubles in the afternoon.  The format will be a Round Robin with a medal round for the top  teams in the Round Robin competition.  Click here for more information and to download a registration form.