Friday, March 9, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, March 10, 2018

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 for
the tournament.



Hey, St. Jude March QC Pickleball Social

Lots to Shout about at our Beatles theme QCPB Social: an early Hello Goodbye to departing snowbirds, the anticipation of the upcoming Quail Creek Classic/Charity for St. (Hey) Jude Children's Research Hospital and Instant Karma to all our 2018 tournament players.

Date:               Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sign-in:          2:30 pm at the Courts

Play:               3:00 pm to 5:00 pm            

Dinner:          Anytime after 5:00 pm

Location:       Take The Long & Winding Road to our hosts’
Bob & Beth Larose’s Strawberry Fields Home
                        525 N. Keys Road
            (Hosts are providing the main course.)

Dinner will be outside where we will all Come Together, so dress accordingly in case of
Marshmallow Clouds or if Good Day Sunshine ends!

Get more information and Sign-up Link here.

Car Pool to Help Parking Problems

We have so many pickleball players now that our parking lot is overflowing.  Please either car pool or bring a smaller means of transportation (golf cart or bicycle) to the courts.  If you bring your gold cart, park in the golf cart spaces or park 2 carts in auto spaces.  You can even put 4 carts in the auto spaces if the back 2 carts have keys left in them and the owners don't mind someone moving them to get out.  If there is no room in the parking lot, you may park in the multi-purpose lane.  Patrol will set out cones to alert vehicles to the parked cars.


Mixed Singles Pickleball

The Quail Creek Pickleball Club is sponsoring Mixed Singles Pickleball on courts 5, 6, and 7 at 3:00 on Mondays and Fridays.  Singles pickleball is a strenuous, active, and physically demanding sport.  If you are physically fit to play singles pickleball, please join us.  Singles pickleball strategy is much different than doubles.  Sign up on Sign-up Genius and try it out.


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. After March 10, 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.

March Joey Farias and Sean Rickard Academy

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 next academy is Tuesday, March 20 from 9 - 11 AM. (Note- the day is Tuesday and not Monday as indicated in the flyer).  The focus in March will be on the soft game! Learning how to control the speed and pace of the game is crucial to moving up. We will work on proper mechanics and concepts regarding drop shots, dinking, absorbing pace, and resetting the point.  See more information here.  The cost is $40 per person.  E-mail Sean to register:  Email: srickard4@gmail.com .