Saturday, May 26, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 26, 2018

Assisted Play


Assisted Play is to help beginners learn to play pickleball.  After taking a lesson or having some playing experience, beginning players can attend Assisted Play on Thursday mornings from 8 to 10 AM, Courts 3 and 4.  This isn't a lesson but experienced players will watch beginners play pickleball and give pointers about how to improve play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play together.  You must be a member of the QCPC in order to participate in Assisted Play, and you need to sign up each week.  Sign up here.



Wednesday Round Robin Starts at 7 AM



Check-in for the Wednesday Round Robin starts at 6:30 AM, with play beginning at 7:00 AM.  Separate men's and womens' Round Robins will be held if there are enough players.  Otherwise, they will be combined.  You must be a QCPC member to participate in the Round Robin.


Note from Dianne Turner

QCPC Member, Dianne Turner's, husband passed away in April.  She asked that we post the following:

Dear PB Friends,

I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and all the lovely cards. I can’t even tell you how much it has meant to my children and me to know how many wonderful and caring friends I have in Quail Creek.

Look forward to more fun and games with you all.

Sincerely,
Dianne Turner




Inter-Community Play


Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week - The QCPC newsletter won't come out weekly in the summer, so keep this schedule and the sign-up dates handy.  The information is also available on our website, www.qcpickleball.org.
     
      May 28 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 5/20)
      June 4  GVR (Sign up begins 5/27)
      June 11 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/3)
      June 18 GVR (Sign up begins 6/10)
     June 25  Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/17)

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
  • Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.
  • Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.




Friday, May 18, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 19, 2018

Pickleball Referee Training

There will be a pickleball referee training session on May 22nd from 1 to 3pm in the Kino Center Conference Room.  Please also be available to practice refereeing during the round robin on May 23rd at 7:00.  Please click here to register.  The pickleball referee training session will be limited to 12.  Accepting experienced and new referees for this training session.


Wednesday Round Robin Starts at 7 AM


The QCPC Wednesday Round Robin start time is changing on May 23rd to 7 AM. Check-in will begin at 6:30 AM.  Be ready to play at 7 AM.

Assisted Play

Assisted Play is to help beginners learn to play pickleball.  After taking a lesson or having some playing experience, beginning players can attend Assisted Play on Thursday mornings from 8 to 10 AM, Courts 3 and 4.  This isn't a lesson but experienced players will watch beginners play pickleball and give pointers about how to improve play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play together.  You must be a member of the QCPC in order to participate in Assisted Play, and you need to sign up each week.  Sign up here.


Playing Pickleball with a Spouse

Lenny Friedman, Green Valley/Sahuarita USAPA Ambassador asked me to post this message.  


I recently read a Facebook post about playing pickleball with a spouse.  It seems one partner was giving his or her spouse a pre-tournament try-out before deciding if playing together would work.  Read the article here.



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Inter-Community Play

Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week - The QCPC newsletter won't come out weekly in the summer, so keep this schedule and the sign-up dates handy.  The information is also available on our website, www.qcpickleball.org.
      May 21 GVR (Sign up began 5/13)
      May 28 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 5/20)
      June 4  GVR (Sign up begins 5/27)
      June 11 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/3)
      June 18 GVR (Sign up begins 6/10)
     June 25  Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/17)

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
  • Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.
  • Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 12, 2018




Pickleball Referee Training

There will be a pickleball referee training session on May 22nd from 1 to 3pm in the Kino Center Conference Room.  Please also be available to practice refereeing during the round robin on May 23rd at 7:00.  Please click here to register.  The pickleball referee training session will be limited to 12.  Accepting experienced and new referees for this training session.
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The QCPC Wednesday Round Robin start time is changing on May 23rd to 7 am

New Members/Existing Members

QCPC now has 350 members, with more new members signing up each month.  If you are club member, and you see people you don’t know at the courts, please introduce yourself and offer help to get them familiar with the pickleball facility and where they can play.  This facility is part of the “resort” they are here to enjoy.  Please make their first impression of our Club a good one by being welcoming and helpful.

New members: if you are interested in improving your game, please contact Lenny Friedman at mathcoach801@gmail.com

New Players: if you are interested in "assisted play" this will be offered on Thursday May 24th from 8-9 am.  Please click here to sign up.  Limit 8 players.



IPTPAIPTPA Pickle Ball Association


If you are interested in getting your IPTPA rating this summer, all you need is 4 people in your group, and contact Sean Rickard at srickard4@gmail.com

Inter-Community Play

Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week 
      May 14 Quail Creek
      May 21 GVR
      May 28 Quail Creek

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
  • Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.
  • Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.
The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.

Net Height Checkers

The old net height checkers were rotted out from exposure. 
New experimental net height checkers are now located just outside the gate of each pair of courts. Some are copper, others are galvanized pipe, and one is heavy duty PVC.All are cut to the regulation 34". At the end of the summer a decision will be made as to which material holds up the best.


More Pickleball Courts Coming to Green Valley

Some members have asked about the status of more courts in Green Valley.  This excerpt was taken from the Green Valley Newspaper published April 18, 2018.

"Green Valley Recreation’s choice for a Pickleball Center received a thumbs-up from Pima County.  A conditional use permit for the 10.8 acre site was granted.  GVR plans to use the land for 24 courts and hopes to break ground around Labor Day.  This site is not permitted for night-time lighting."  The site is on Camino de la Canoa, off Whitehouse Canyon Road.


Friday, May 4, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 5, 2018

Inter-Community Play

Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week 
      April 30 Quail Creek
      May 7 GVR
      May 14 Quail Creek
      May 21 GVR
      May 28 Quail Creek

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.

Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher          level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website.  Sign-ups for the week of May 7 at GVR have already begun.  Sign-ups for the week of May 14 at Quail Creek will begin at 7 AM on May 6.  The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) on the right under QC Club Resources.


RACE FOR SUMMER
BLIND DRAW/MIXED DOUBLES ROUND ROBIN AND POTLUCK


As summer quickly approaches and we say good-bye to even more of our snowbird/cool weather friends, let’s gather on the courts for one more club social.  Only members can play in the Round Robin.  Come dressed for warm temperatures and, as always, lots of pickleball FUN!

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: Sign-in 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. 
Play begins: 8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast following

Sign up here to Play or Attend but Not Play AND to bring something.  You must log in to SignUp Genius in order to sign up.