Thursday, May 16, 2019



IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

Intercommunity Play
QCPC Summer Play Schedule
IPTPA Ratings Results





Quail Creek - GVR
InterCommunity Round Robin
Open Invitation 

6pm to 9pm Under Lights (alternating GVR and QCPC) Commencing at Green Valley May 28th

Every Week June/July/Aug (no weekly commitment)
Tuesday 4.0
Weds 3.5
Friday 3.0
Saturday 2.5
To sign up use the link on the on the side bar of our website.  Signups start on May 18th at 9am, and every Sunday after that at 9 am

Maximum Sign up per Group 18 Players & 2 Reserve Places
Sign up at your correct playing level: USAPA, IPTPA accepted, or if a player does not have a rating, but consistently plays in tournaments at the level they signed up.   2.5 Players to have completed an introduction teaching course.

A $5.00 Per Player donation for balls will be collected at Courts.
GVR @ 7 S Abrego Dr





Daily Play Schedule (Summer)

Monday  -  OPEN PLAY – 7 AM to 9 AM
Courts 5 thru 8 (QCPC members / mixed / no sign up / all levels)

Tuesday – OPEN PLAY – 7 AM to 9 AM
Courts 5 thru 8 (QCPC members /mixed / no sign up/ all levels)

Wednesday - ROUND ROBIN – 8 AM to 10 AM 
Sign up 7:30  Play begins at 8 AM
QCPC Members / Mixed/ all levels 
NO OPEN PLAY ON WEDNESDAYS

Thursday – OPEN PLAY - 7 AM to 9 AM
Courts 5 thru 8 ( QCPC members mixed / no sign up all levels)

Friday – OPEN PLAY   7 AM to 9 AM
Courts 5 – 8 (QCPC members mixed / no sign up all levels)

SATURDAY - OPEN PLAY – 7 AM to 9 AM
Courts 5 – 8 (QCPC members mixed / no sign up all levels)

SUNDAY – COMMUNITY PLAY – 7 am to 9 am
Courts 5 thru 12 – QC Residents and guests – do not need to be a Pickleball Member – no sign up

UNDER THE LIGHTS !!!  OPEN PLAY !!!
Monday  AND Thursday evenings   6 PM to 8 PM
QCPC members / mixed / no sign up / all levels


For updates / signups / go to: www.qcpickleball.org


RATINGS

One way to better your game is to drill the skills for your next rating. 
We all know it is hard work, but it can be fun
Grab three other people and start working on your next rating. 



Congratulations to the following for doing just that:

Nancy Katzberg, Nancy Hebert, Randy Conn and Bill Foraker passed the IPTPA 3.0 test
                                           

Saturday, May 11, 2019




IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

OPEN PLAY vs COMPETITIVE PLAY
MAINTENANCE UPDATE
COMMUNITY PLAY
QCPC AMBASSADORS
SUPER SIMPLE SPRING SOCIAL






OPEN PLAY vs COMPETITIVE PRACTICE


Pickleball Open Play 

article by Sarah Ansboury, 

USAPA National Tournament 

Gold Medal winner in Women’s Doubles/clinic instructor

Sometimes I will go to places and it’s not always easy to jump into open play. At times someone will invite me to play, but will intentionally exclude the person I am with.  I don’t like that.
I understand that we all want good practice and we want to keep it challenging.   I realize that people feel that they will improve more if they “play up”.  In fact, I play better when I play up.  However, I believe you can do both…practice and play.
When I am at open or recreational play I am all about having fun and playing multiple players and I don’t really care what level I am playing with or against.  When I play a lower level player I want to give them the experience of playing with someone more consistent so they can play some longer points than they are used to.   I don’t intentionally smash a high ball at them to intimidate them.  Likewise, if the two players are of different skill levels, I try to mix it up.  I don’t avoid the stronger player and pick on the weaker player.  Nor do I exclude the less experienced player.  This isn’t a competition.  We aren’t playing for a title or money…this is supposed to be FUN!  I want them to see a stronger player reaching out to other levels that need more experience so that when a new person comes in they will welcome them into the group.
Open Play vs. Competitive Practice
When I want competitive practice, I set up a time outside of open or recreational play. It is usually a group of 4-6 and is about playing back to back and maybe playing with a certain partner.   We will intentionally look for courts that aren’t in use or a time when the courts are not used for open play.
From time to time, someone might wander by and want to join.  I explain we are practicing but they can join us for a game or two.  I’m lucky because the players I typically practice with are very welcoming of new players.  However, occasionally, a player may groan a little or give me the evil eye.  But, I remember that I was once that player that players groaned at, and I remember exactly how it felt.  I felt disrespected when a player would not play very well on purpose or would be focused on a game in a nearby court that they found more interesting. (I also remember how good it felt when I was able to surprise them with my ability.)
My goal whenever I go to open or recreational play is to have fun and to help the people I am playing with to have fun too.  I am going to give the person in front of me the respect that everyone deserves.  We all love this game.  We all want it to grow.  Let’s go have some fun!
We, at Quail Creek, have numerous courts designated for open play Monday – Saturday.
You don’t need to gather a group of friends to go play;  show up by yourself and get in on a game. Unfortunately, our “open play” numbers have declined and the courts are not being fully utilized. 
Competitive play on reserved courts has become more popular. The question is, can we not have both?  We are a retirement community where people move to make new friends, be active, and have fun.  Come down, meet your neighbors and have a great time on open play days. If you prefer cooler temps, there is open play Monday and Thursday evenings.  Your options are numerous and we hope to see you there.





Maintenance Update
The QC POA has hired on a Maintenance Manager that supervises the maintenance of all POA properties (including the pickleball courts).  After meeting with her, we have the following updates to report.
  • Ice/Water Machine: 
    •  The filter will be replaced on a regular basis with the Maintenance Department
    • GV Plumbing came out and insulated the pipes to the machine
    • GV Water has come out to make sure that the machine was getting the proper water pressure
    • The machine is under warranty and a service call has been put in to fix the machine
  • Court Cleaning will occur on a regular basis (4 courts/week) on Thursday morning.  All work should be completed by 7:30.  Times will vary through the year
  • Bathroom flooring/painting/grout issues will be put into the budget to be fixed/upgraded next year
  • AAA will  take care of the weeds/ball retrieval on a regular basis
  • A pest control company will be out to service the courts
  • Garbage pick-up will be on a regular basis
  • Bathroom service/cleaning:  currently there is no service company that takes care of the pickleball bathrooms.  There is a contract out for bids.  Until the contract is signed, the POA Maintenance Dept will take care of cleaning the bathrooms on a regular basis.


Community Play

QCPC has updated the Primetime play on Sunday mornings. 

 What used to be called Open Play on Sundays during Primetime 
 had the limit of only QCPC members
 with no guests.
 The Sunday morning time is now defined as Community Play. 
  Community Play is
 open to all Quail Creek residents
 and their guests
 on Sunday mornings during Prime Time
 (as defined by the QCPC Policy and Procedures).

  All players must rotate into games.  
Non-resident guests
 are limited to a maximum of four per QC resident host
 at all times during Community Play.



QCPC Ambassadors



Quail Creek Pickleball Club is going to start an Ambassador program for new members. 
 We would like to form a small committee of 3-5 existing members. 
The ambassadors would greet new members and
help explain all that the  Pickleball Club has to offer.  
 This program will help the new member better navigate their way onto our courts.  
If you like working with people through encouragement and patience,
 we know this is a good place for you.

If you are interested in participating, 
please email Steve Shapiro at sshapiro57@gmail.com




SUPER SIMPLE SPRING SOCIAL 

 May 15th

THERE ARE SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE

We will have a round-robin from 8 to about 10 AM
followed by a brunch with good food
 and a few prizes!

Sign up on Sign-Up Genius
to play, attend but not play,
AND to bring something or help out.

CLICK HERE


Saturday, May 4, 2019



In this Weeks Newsletter: 

Social May 15th
Organized Play for this Summer
Board Meeting
Inter-Community for this Summer
Another Pickleball Video: 68 Shot Rally









Super Simple Spring Social
May 15th

Plan to attend our Super Simple Spring Social on May 15th.

We will have a round-robin from 8 to about 10 AM
followed by a brunch 
with good food and a few prizes.

Sign up on Sign-Up Genius
to play, attend but not play,
AND to bring something or help out.

Click HERE






ORGANIZED PLAY FOR THIS SUMMER

2.5 - 3.0 Mixed Organized Play Tuesdays 8 - 10 AM
3.0 - 3.5 Mixed Organized Play Fridays 8 - 10 AM
3.5 - 4.0 Mixed Organized Play Thursdays 8 - 10 AM






QCPC  Board Meeting
 1pm on May 6th
 Kino Conference Room. 
 All members are welcome to attend!






INTER-COMMUNITY PLAY

The IC Play begins  
Last week of May
 and runs through August.
All nights are from 6 - 9pm

Tuesday 4.0
Wednesday 3.5
                                       Friday 3.0
                                      Saturday 2.5

The IC Play is held alternating weekly between GVR and QC
First week of play starts May 28 at GVR
First week at QC is 4 June 
18 players with 2 wait list
sign up starts 18 May
Ratings required, 
See flyer for details 
Link to a flyer 
Click here

Information will be on the right side of the web page. 






ANOTHER PICKLEBALL VIDEO
68 SHOT RALLY

CLICK HERE 



Saturday, April 27, 2019



IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

AN AMAZING GAME
CONTINENTAL SCHOOL 
BOARD MEETING 
COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEERISM
THE PARTY IS OVER AT LEAST FOR SOME PICKLEBALL


AND  
 

AND







LET'S START OFF 
WITH A VIEW
OF AN AMAZING GAME

CLICK HERE
Thank you Bill Foraker









CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE 
HELPING BRING PICKLEBALL 
TO THE CONTINENTAL SCHOOL



SEE THE GREEN VALLEY NEWS ARTICLE 






QCPC  Board Meeting
 1pm on May 6th
 Kino Conference Room. 
 All members are welcome to attend!






IT'S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY 
VOLUNTEERISM
AND PICKLEBALL

We still need a 2.5 & 3.5  coordinator for the Quail Creek portion of the Inter-community.
  Without a volunteer, these two levels won't happen. 
 The 3.5 happens every other Wednesday, and the 2.5 happens on Saturdays. 
 It will run between June and August at 6pm.  
You will be in charge of turning on the lights, setting up the Round Robin, and collecting the supplies at the end of the evening.  
Remember it is only held every other week at QC, and you can play the evenings you coordinate.  
If you would like to help out or have a question please contact Steve Shapiro at Sshapiro57@gmail.com

Inter-community play requires a rating. 
Sign up is per your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA
 or playing  competitively in a tournament listed on
 pickleballtournaments.com in the appropriate level.



THE PARTY IS OVER
OR AT LEAST SOME PICKLEBALL 

2.0 Skill Level


AND IT CONTINUES FOR OTHERS
SOME NEW TIMES 

3.0 - 3.5 Womens Skill Level will be on Mondays at 8 - 10 AM
4.0 Skill level play active through the end of May 

2.5 - 3.0 Mixed RR Organized Play Tuesdays 9 -11 AM
3.0 - 3.5 Mixed RR Organized Play Fridays 8 -10 AM
3.5- 4.0 OP will continue in summer




THE END





Saturday, April 20, 2019

In this newsletter: 
Organized and Skill Level Play
In and Out of the Kitchen
Organizer Needed for Inter-Community Play
Logo Contest
Absorbing Energy






ORGANIZED PLAY AND SKILL LEVEL PLAY 

2.5/3.5 OP will continue in summer
3.0-3.5 OP will continue only until the end of April
3.5-4.0 OP will continue in summer



2.5 Skill-level will continue only until the end of April
3.0-3.5 Women’s Skill-level will continue through April;
 TBD whether it will continue in summer.
4.0+ Skill-level will end at end of May



IN THE KITCHEN?
OUT OF THE KITCHEN?

WHAAAAT?

Just a lead into an Interesting website "pickleballkitchen": click here here
This link will be on the web page under "resources" in the future. 






Organizer for Inter-Community Play
A Great Way to Meet Other Players 

QCPC needs two organizers for each level of IC play for this summer.  
The Organizer would be in charge of setting up the Round Robin, 
turning on the lights and collecting the balls 
at the end of the RR (all supplies are provided by QCPC)  
The IC Play begins in June and runs through September.
All nights are from 6 - 9pm
Tuesday 4.0
Wednesday 3.5
Friday 3.0
Saturday 2.5
The IC Play is held alternating weekly between GVR and QC, so you would only need to help out every other week  (or less if more organizers for your level).  You do get to play in the RR.

If you would like to help out, please contact Steve Shapiro @ sshapiro57@gmail.com







QCPC LOGO CONTEST




Out with the old and in with the new.  QCPC needs an updated logo, so here is your chance to have your artwork chosen.  Your artwork will be displayed on QCPC clothing and on our website.  The guidelines are as follows:
  • Limit of 3-4 colors
  • Resolution of 600dpi or higher
  • 4 x 4 size
Please send in your drawings to Steve Shapiro sshapiro57@gmail.com.  The deadline for submissions is
April 30th







ABSORBING THE ENERGY 

Does that hard hit fast return from baseline
            keep you smashing it back? 

Watch this video for a drill to help absorb the energy
            and allow a drop volley
                   

                            Click here





THE END