Saturday, February 9, 2019



IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

Let's "Taco-Bout"Love A Fiesta of Pickleball! Social Round Robin
T-shirts and Hat Order Delivery
Organized Play Round Robin Time Changes
Rating List Information
Club Round Robins: It's Never Too Late? 
Player Development Opportunities
Helle Spar Book "Dynamite Doubles"
Drills with Frills 
Assisted Play
Volunteers Needed Southern Arizona Senior Games
Tournaments Coming





Let’s “Taco-Bout” Love!  
A Fiesta of Pickleball!



Menu:

Chips/Dips, Tacos, Rice,

Beans, salads, Fruit, Dessert

February 13, 2019 10AM to 1PM

Sign up HERE to play, attend but not play, and to bring an item.




T-SHIRTS AND HAT ORDERS




CHERYL WILL DELIVER
T-SHIRTS AND HATS
13 FEBRUARY
AT QCPC RAMADA
9:00 AM
Day of Social round Robin

WHITE HATS ARE ON BACKORDER

Cheryl will contact you when received



Time Changes
Organized Play Round Robin 
 
Beginning with the week of February 10, 2019, 
all QCPC Organized Play (OP) Round Robin will 
begin during the second hour of Prime Time



This is a change for some OP groups.  

  The new OP Round Robin playing times are:

   Mixed 2.5-3.0 OP Round Robins: Tuesdays from 10:00 am to noon
Mixed 3.0-3.5 OP Round Robins: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon
    Mixed 3.5-4.0 OP Round Robins: Thursdays from 10:00 am to noon

Prime Time (PT) hours change with the season.  PT hours during February and March are from 9:00-11:00 am.  In April, PT hours will change to 8:00-10:00 am., so April OP Round Robin start times will move to 9:00 am.
  Four courts (5-8) will be reserved for OP Round Robins. 
 The remaining “upper courts” (courts 5-12) 
will be reserved for Club Open Play during Prime Time


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RATING  LIST INFORMATION

The Club maintains a list of Club member USAPA and IPTPA skill ratings on the QCPC web page (second tab at top).  This list is provided to help Club members arrange play with others at their skill level. It is also provided to assist Skill-Level Play organizers because ratings are a key qualification for Skill-Level Round Robin participation.  Member skill ratings may change, so the list must be updated periodically.  This is especially true now because the USAPA instituted a new rating system effective January 1, 2019.  If you have a USAPA or IPTPA rating, please check the Club’s list and update it, if necessary, by sending an email to Susan Jones (Membership Chairperson) at sejones1003@yahoo.com






Club Round Robins: It’s Never Too Late!



Oh yes it is!!  If you are attending any Club-sponsored round robin (Organized Play, Skill-Level Play, or Wednesday morning round robins), you should arrive and check in at least ten minutes early.  Round robin organizers need a final player count and time to set up the charts so play can begin at the scheduled time.  If you arrive after play has started, you forfeit your playing opportunity even if you signed up on Sign-up Genius.  So, be kind to your round robin organizer and fellow players—arrive and check-in early, please!





PLAYER DEVELOPMENT 


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
Player Development


Scott Moore 1-Day Bootcamp 
February 26

Scott Moore will offer his popular, intensive 2-day boot camp for 3.5 - 4.5 skill levels on February 26.  In this 6+ hour session, students will receive 4 hours of instruction, and 2 hour of instructional play.  Cost is $150/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

Scott Moore Singles Clinic, February 26 4:00 - 6:00 pm.  This clinic is for people already playing singles who want to learn strategy.  Class size limited to 8. 
Signup HERE 
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"Dynamite Doubles" 
by Helle Sparre  

This book was written for tennis, but strategies are similar for pickleball

If you want to purchase the book Dynamite Doubles
 contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com
 Jean will see Helle on Thursday and will pick up an autographed book for you.  
Cost is $20.  

This book was written for tennis, but strategies are similar for pickleball.



DRILLS WITH FRILLS 
OR MAYBE THRILLS 


2.0 Drills Monday Feb. 11, 1-3pm Courts 1-4
***Sign up HERE***
2.5 Drills Thursday Feb 14, 11-12:30 PM 
***Sign up HERE***
3.0 Drills Wednesday Feb. 13, 3-4:15pm 
***Sign up HERE***
3.5 Drills   Thursday, February 14th, 2 - 3:30  
***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 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursdays - 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, February 9.  
Sign-up HERE for Tuesday 12 February 
Sign-up HERE for Thursday 14 February 

NEW PLAYERS ARE HERE
 If you have been playing in assisted play for a while, consider advancing to 2.0-2.5 skill level play. The assisted play personnell can help you with any questions. If you have been in 2.0 - 2.5 Skill level play for a while, consider going to 2.5 -3.0 organized play. The 2.0-2.5 skill level play organizer can help you with any questions.
The sign-up for skill level play and organized play
 are on the righthand side of the web page.  







Need Volunteers
 Parking Shuttle Carts and Drivers
Southern Arizona Senior Games 
MARCH 3RD THROUGH MARCH 7TH

Quail Creek will again host the 2019 Southern Arizona Senior Games pickleball tournament on March 3rd through 5th.  This is Quail Creek’s largest pickleball tournament and a showcase event for our Club and facilities.  There will be great pickleball to play and watch.  Food, snacks, and beverages will be available.  Mark your calendars to attend this event! 

Better yet, watch exciting pickleball AND volunteer to help QCPC.  Our Club provides parking shuttle service from 2-6 pm each day.  These are the lightest shuttle-use hours, so there is usually time to watch some medal round match play.  If you have a golf cart (especially a 4-seater) and at least two hours to volunteer, please e-mail Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com.  

We need 4 to 6 carts/drivers per day



GAME ON

TOURNAMENTS COMING 
2019 QUAIL CREEK CLASSIC
(all proceeds support St. Jude Hospital)

SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR GAMES

GREEN VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS FUND 
(supporting local firefighters)

SEE RIGHT SIDE OF WEB PAGE