Saturday, January 26, 2019

QCPC Newsletter

       In this newsletter:
Southern Arizona Senior Games, Green Valley, Attention 2.0 and 2.5 players
Drill times
Player development: Scott Moore clinics
Assisted play information
Save the date for February round robin social
Dues are due
Lost and found
             
Attention all 2.0 and 2.5 Pickleball Players

Fast Approaching:
The Southern Arizona Senior
 Green Valley Games 



Green Valley pickleball club will host a 2.0/2.5 Tournament
 March 9th and 10th at the East Center courts. 

The Men and Women’s brackets play on
  Saturday March 9th
 Mixed Doubles plays on
 March 10th.

The format will be a round robin which means you will play every team once. For example, if we have 8 teams you would play a total of 7 games with each game going to 11. 
This is a great introduction to tournament play! 

Sign up is through pickleballtournaments.com

 Help to register for the Southern Arizona Senior Games Pickleball Tournament Click: here.

If you have any questions please contact Tournament Directors Cathy Ciferri at Cciferri@aol.com
or Joanie Davis at jhdavis@cox.net

Come Join the Fun!!!





FUN AND CHALLENGING 
LEARN NEW SKILLS 
*****BUILD MUSCLE MEMORY****
TUNE THE OLD
LEARN STRATEGY

2.0 Drills   Monday, January 28th,  1PM to 2:30 and 2:45PM-4:15 if needed, @ QCPC
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***
2.5 Drills   Thursday, January 31st  from 11 - 12:30  at QCPC. 
             ***CLICK  HERE TO SIGN UP***
3.0 Drills   Wednesday, January 30th, 3PM to 4:15 at QCPC. 
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***
3.5 Drills   No drills this week 




OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
Player Development


Scott Moore 2-Day Bootcamp 
February 25 and 26

Scott Moore will offer his popular, intensive 2-day boot camp for 3.5 - 4.5 skill levels on February 25 and 26.  In this 12 hour session, students will receive 8 hours of instruction and 4 hours of instructional play.  Cost is $299/person.  
                               Signup Here


Scott Moore Clinics 
February 25, 26 and 27

Scott Moore will offer clinics for 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0+ skill level players on Wednesday February 27. 
3.0 Skill Level 2-hour Clinic, cost $70/person Sign up HERE 
3.5 Skill Level 2-hour Clinic, cost $70/person Sign up HERE  
 4.0+ Skill Level 3-hour Clinic cost $90/person Sign up HERE 






ASSISTED PLAY

Assisted Play is for Beginners who have taken a lesson or have some playing experience.  Beginners play while an experienced player watches and gives pointers. 
Assisted Play on courts 1-4 are through the end of February and scheduled for  
                                               Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursdays from 11:00am-1:00pm 
You must sign up to participate; the limit is 12 players.
You may only sign-up for one session per week. 
Sign-up begins Saturday, January 19th.  
Sign-up HERE for Tuesday 29 January 
Sign-up HERE for Thursday 31 January 



JANUARY SOCIAL "SNOWFLAKES IN THE DESERT" MAKES THE NEWS
CHECK YOUR "GREEN VALLEY NEWS" AND "QUAIL CREEK CROSSING"
TO SEE THE ORGANIZERS,
 MARILYN ASHMAN, JOANNA MILLER, RHONDA PORTER, AND JOYCE BUTLER
AND ALL THAT PLAYED!
THANK YOU
 THOM SHARPLES AND TOM DEAN, REPORTERS 

STAYED   TUNED  FOR  DETAILS
 SAVE   THE   DATE
ROUND ROBIN SOCIAL
FEBRUARY 13TH








D U E S

Your 2019 dues were due on January 1, 2019

If you haven't yet paid dues, you may still pay by dropping off a check at the home of our Membership Chair, Susan Jones, 2620 Arica Way. There is a box by her front door for dues. Dues are $25.00 a year. Make your check payable to QCPC, making sure you put 2019 on the check. The bank will not take the check without the correct year. 

After January 31, we will eliminate the names of non-paid individuals from our Membership list. You will no longer receive newsletters and you will no longer be able to participate in Club activities, including open play on Monday through Saturday mornings. So, if you wish to remain a QCPC member, please pay your dues as soon as possible.

Download membership form here.









FOUND:  Purple Poach Advantage Engage paddle at the 3.5 drills on January 24th. Bill Vollink has it and can be contacted at bvollink44@gmail.com

LOST:   On 1/21, Owner requests return of this brand new paddle to lost and found bucket at the ramada. 



Saturday, January 19, 2019

QCPC Newsletter 19 January 2019



In This Newsletter:

Player Development
Assisted Play
Dues                                                                     
Drills Schedule
Wednesday Round Robin Change
Information on Scheduled Play
(in the future I hope to have the items in the list link to the location in the newsletter the subject resides)


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT 

Scott Moore Clinics February 27

Top-ranked senior men’s player Scott Moore will offer clinics for 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0+ skill level players on Wednesday February 27.  Scott travels the world teaching and hosting popular, destination, pickleball vacations.  He medaled in men’s doubles, mixed doubles and singles at USAPA Nationals.  He returns to Quail Creek for a second year.  

3.0 Skill Level 2-hour Clinic, cost $70/person: sign up HERE
3.5 Skill Level 2-hour Clinic, cost $70/person: sign up HERE  

4.0+ Skill Level 3-hour Clinic, cost $90/person: HERE 

Scott will also host an intensive 2-day boot camp for 3.5 - 4.5 skill levels on February 25 and 26.  In this 12 hour session, students will receive 8 hours of instruction and 4 hours of instructional play.  Cost is $299/person.  Signup will be advertised soon.


Sean Rickard and Joey Farias Clinics February 14

Top-ranked men’s player Joey Farias and our local, Green Valley firefighter Sean Rickard team-up to bring their high energy, fun, super informative clinics here on February 14.  Sean just won two gold medals at SW Regionals this past weekend and punched his ticket to USAPA Nationals next year.  They share their experience on the pro circuit as they teach how to improve your skills.  Spots still left at skill levels 3.5 and 4.0+.   Cost is $40/person.

Signup HERE for 3.5 clinics 
Signup Here for 4.0 clinic



ASSISTED PLAY

Assisted Play is for Beginners who have taken a lesson or have some playing experience.  Beginners play while an experienced player watches and gives pointers. 
Assisted Play on courts 1-4 are through the end of February and scheduled for  
                                               Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursdays from 11:00am-1:00pm 
You must sign up to participate; the limit is 16 players.
You may only sign-up for one session per week. 
Sign-up begins Saturday, January 19th.  
Sign-up HERE for Tuesday 22 January 
Sign-up HERE for Thursday 24 January 



D U E S

Your 2019 dues were due on January 1, 2019

If you haven't yet paid dues, you may still pay by dropping off a check at the home of our Membership Chair, Susan Jones, 2620 Arica Way. There is a box by her front door for dues. Dues are $25.00 a year. Make your check payable to QCPC, making sure you put 2019 on the check. The bank will not take the check without the correct year. 

After January 31, we will eliminate the names of non-paid individuals from our Membership list. You will no longer receive newsletters and you will no longer be able to participate in Club activities, including open play on Monday through Saturday mornings. So, if you wish to remain a QCPC member, please pay your dues as soon as possible.

Download membership form here.











FUN AND CHALLENGING 
LEARN NEW SKILLS 
BUILD MUSCLE MEMORY
TUNE THE OLD
LEARN STRATEGY

2.0 Drills   Monday, January 21st 1PM to 3PM QCPC
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***
2.5 Drills   Thursday, January 24th  from 11 - 12:30  at QCPC. 
             ***CLICK  HERE TO SIGN UP***
3.0 Drills   Wednesday, January 23rd, 3PM to 4:15 at QCPC. 
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***
3.5 Drills   Thursday, January 24th, 3PM To 4:30 at QCPC 
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***






WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLUB ROUND ROBIN
CHANGE

USE OF A MAXIMUM OF 12 COURTS  
48 SLOTS MAXIMUM

(Does Not Include the Wednesday Social Round Robin)

Sign Up  8:15 to 8:50 AM (Closes promptly at 8:50 or when slots are full)

                                           COME EARLY TO SIGN IN!


                                          SEE YOU ON THE COURTS




QCPC SCHEDULED PLAY


Each week QCPC offers many Scheduled Play opportunities for Club Members of all skill levels.  The specific times and courts for these activities may change, so check the QCPC website (www.qcpickleball.org) periodically.   

There are three types of Scheduled Play:

  1. Open Play--drop-in play Monday through Saturday mornings year-round on the upper courts (currently 8-11 a.m.).  Times may change according to the season.  No sign-ups are needed.

  1. Skill-Level Play--weekly round-robin play according to skill level.  Players must sign-up on Sign-up Genius (links on right side of the QCPC website).  Players must meet the Club’s Guidelines for Skill-Level Play:
    • Participants in 3.0 and higher QCPC Skill-Level Round Robins must:
      • have the appropriate play-based skill rating from the USAPA or IPTPA, or
      • have participated in a pickleball tournament published on pickleballtournaments.com with results showing competitive play at the appropriate skill-level.
    • Participants in 2.5 QCPC Skill-Level Round Robins must:
      • have a play-based 2.5 skill rating from the USAPA or IPTPA or have participated in QCPC player development activities at the 2.5 level, and
      • not yet successfully advanced to 3.0 QCPC player development activities, a 3.0 rating from the USAPA or IPTPA, or competitive tournament play at the 3.0 level. 
    • Participants in beginner/novice (1.5-2.0) QCPC Skill-Level Round Robins must:
      • have taken the QCPC Pickleball Orientation class and played in QCPC assisted play, or an equivalent class, and 
      • not yet successfully advanced to 2.5 QCPC player development activities, a 2.5 rating from the USAPA or IPTPA, or competitive tournament play at the 2.5 level.
Presently, there are three Skill-Level Round Robins: Mixed 2.0, Women’s 3.0-3.5, and Mixed 4.0+.

  1. Organized Play--weekly round-robin play according to skill level (however no rating or tournament experience is required).  Players must sign-up on Sign-up Genius (links on right side of the QCPC website).  Presently, there are three Organized Play Round Robins: Mixed 2.5-3.0, Mixed 3.0-3.5, and Mixed 3.5-4.0. These are played with mixed skill levels to provide opportunities to “play up.”  Club members should fairly self-rate their skill level in order to sign up for the appropriate round robin.


Any Club member or group of members may request approval for additional Scheduled Play.  A link to the “Application for Skill-Level Round Robin” is located on the right side of the QCPC website.  Other requests do not have a specific form, but should be explained in the text of an email.  All requests for additional Scheduled Play should be sent to Dave Mungo (QCPC VP) at djmungo@hotmail.com.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

QCPC Newsletter January 12, 2019



WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDERS 
AND HOLIDAY TRAVELERS

        This is a short review of using the website qcpickleball.org. Every Saturday, around 11:00 AM, a newsletter is sent out to members. Please be sure to view the entire newsletter by scrolling to the bottom. There is important information there too. Viewing the newsletter in an email will not give you the entire web version. At the top of the newsletter are tabs highlighted in green that reads "Visit the QCPC Website" and "Visit the QCPC on Facebook"  On a phone or some tablets clicking to visit the website doesn't let you see the entire web page. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter page and click on "view web version". 
         Reading the newsletter on the website separately offers the ability to sign-up for those events not posted in every newsletter, such as the skill level play, organized play, or tournaments. These are located on the right-hand side of the web page. Be sure to scroll all the way down the page to see all that is on the web page. It also gives you a link to the instructions to be able to set up a Sign-Up Genius account. This is important because having your own account gives you the ability to delete your sign up when needed. I will include that link HERE. In the future, just go to the right-hand side of the web page to see where to click to get back to those instructions. 
         I will stay around after the Wednesday social to answers questions. Just look for me with my name tag: Candy Plumlee. 




FUN AND CHALLENGING 
LEARN NEW SKILLS 
BUILD MUSCLE MEMORY
TUNE THE OLD
LEARN STRATEGY

2.0 Drills   Monday, January 15th 1PM to 3PM QCPC
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***
2.5 Drills   Thursday, January 17th  from 11 - 12:30  at QCPC. 
             ***CLICK  HERE TO SIGN UP***
3.0 Drills   Wednesday, January 16th, 3PM to 4:15 at QCPC. 
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***
3.5 Drills   Thursday, January 17th, 3PM To 4:30 at QCPC 
             ***CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP***



Audit Committee Volunteers

According to our Club By-Laws, we must have 2 members from the general membership to form an Audit Committee.  Elected Officers or Committee Chairpersons may not be a member of the Audit Committee.  The Audit Committee shall report directly to the President.  So I am looking for two volunteers for this job.  The Audit Committee members should have a general accounting knowledge or work experience.   If you can help out, please email Steve Shapiro at sshapiro57@gmail.com


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT NEWS 


January - Helle Sparre will be here Jan 19 and 20.  Helle is the first professional female instructor coming to Quail Creek.  She was a National Champion at USAPA Nationals this past November and is a sought-after instructor from Mesa AZ.  She will offer small group lessons for a fee and a give a seminar on double's strategy that is open to ALL QCPC members at no cost.  Only a couple of slots left for her lessons.  Signup HERE for Helle's lessons. 

February - Sean Rickard and Joey Farias will team-up to bring outstanding clinics to Quail Creek.  These are high energy, super informative sessions.  Sean and Joey are both professional instructors, who just happen to be in our area. We hear great feedback from people who have attended these clinics.  Next clinics will be on February 14.  There will be a separate 2-hour clinic for 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 skill levels.  
Signup HERE for 3.0 clinics
Signup HERE for 3.5 clinics


March - Mark Renneson returns for a third time, because we enjoy having him so much and he enjoys Quail Creek.  Mark will be here March 20 and 21, he will also participate in a fundraiser for St Jude’s Hospital. 
 Signup HERE for lessons 


WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLUB ROUND ROBIN
CHANGE

USE OF A MAXIMUM OF 12 COURTS  
48 SLOTS MAXIMUM

(Does Not Include the Wednesday Social Round Robin)

Sign Up  8:15 to 8:50 AM (Closes promptly at 8:50 or when slots are full)
 Come early to sign in. 


SEE YOU THERE 



SNOWFLAKES IN THE DESERT 

Please join us for our next Pickleball Social on Wednesday, January 16
We’ll be celebrating winter in Arizona (hopefully without real snow!).

Sign in: 9:20 am to 9:50 am 
Round Robin play begins at 10:00 am 

Lunch to WARM you up at noon! 

All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. 

Please bring your own beverage.

We need more people to sign up for soup. 

Sign up here to play, just attend the social, and to bring an item. 




QCPC Shirts and Hats Are Available



QCPC shirts and hats with the logo are available 
for purchase starting immediately thru Jan 15, 2019.  

As requested, there will be 2 different types of shirts for the women this year: Sport Tek Poly and Cotton Classic fit.  The men’s shirt is Sport Tek Poly.  There will ONLY BE 3 colors available for each style of women’s and men’s.  The QCPC logo will only be on the top left front side of the shirt.  Hats are available in white or khaki and the logo will be on the front.  



An order form MUST be filled out for each person; however one check or money order can be provided per family.  Please note we cannot accept checks written on an account outside of the USA so if you only have Canadian checks, please provide a money order.  NO CASH.  Payment MUST accompany your order. 


Download the order form here.  

Click the links below to see the various shirts and the hat:

PLEASE NOTE:  NOT ALL COLORS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.  ONLY THOSE COLORS LISTED ON THE ORDER SHEET.  All ordered items are FINAL SALE.  They can neither be returned nor exchanged.  So make sure your size and color are correct.  


Any questions can be directed to Cheryl Francis.  clfrancisaz@gmail.com.



PICKLEBALL OUTREACH



The Continental School District Board of Directors approved an after-school Pickleball Club for 5th-8th-grade students at their December 17, 2018 meeting.  The program can start when they receive donations of at least $350 to pay a school coordinator.
With the help of many QCPC members, five pickleball were painted on the outdoor basketball courts at Continental School on Whitehouse Canyon Rd.  In November and December, many volunteers helped to teach pickleball to the 3rd-8th-grade students during their lunch hour.  
With grants from the USAPA, a donation from QCPC, and fundraisers, five portable nets were donated to the school.  30 paddles and 60 pickleballs were also donated.
All donations to the Pickleball Club at Continental Elementary School District can be claimed as an Arizona School Tax Credit up to $200/person, which is totally deductible from your Arizona Income tax. The Pickleball Club cannot start without your donation.  Please print the Tax Credit Donation Form here and send it with your donation. Contact Lenny Friedman if you have any questions.  
Thanks for your consideration.


DUES

Your 2019 dues were due on January 1, 2019.

If you haven't yet paid dues, you may still pay by dropping off a check at the home of our Membership Chair, Susan Jones, 2620 Arica Way. There is a box by her front door for dues. Dues are $25.00 a year. Make your check payable to QCPC, making sure you put 2019 on the check. The bank will not take the check without the correct year. 

After January 31, we will eliminate the names of non-paid individuals from our Membership list. You will no longer receive newsletters and you will no longer be able to participate in Club activities, including open play on Monday through Saturday mornings. So, if you wish to remain a QCPC member, please pay your dues as soon as possible.

Download membership form here.