Saturday, February 23, 2019


In this newsletter:
    Thank you Donna Hoshide
    Pickleball Ramada Use
    IPTA Ratings
    Volunteers Needed for Tournaments 
    Drills for Skills TImes 
    Notice about upcoming court time
    Player Development Warm Up Routine






DONNA HOSHIDE


YOU WIN

 A GOLD MEDAL 

 AS THE BULLETIN BOARD MANAGER


YOU HAVE HELPED US ALL
STAY INFORMED 









Pickleball Ramada


With the nice weather approaching more groups from Quail Creek are reserving the Pickleball Ramada.  This weekend there are two groups that have reserved the Ramada. The Saturday group is from noon to 2:30, and Sunday from 1 to 5pm.  Just a reminder that when the Ramada is reserved it is primarily their space to use, so please be respectful and do not use the space during that time.  Please be aware of the extra traffic in the parking lot.







P L E A S E

T-SHIRTS AND HAT ORDERS

CONTACT CHERLY FRANCIS @ clfrancisaz@gmail.com

TO ARRANGE A TIME FOR PICK-UP










IPTPA Ratings - 
Wednesday, March 13

IPTPA rating sessions will be held on Wednesday March 13.  A session requires 4 people going for the same skill level rating (i.e., 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0).  Please note skill level rating you want in the comment box, then others wanting same rating can sign up with you.  Sean Rickard will conduct the ratings, he is a Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  Go to IPTPA website (IPTPA.com) to see requirements for each level.

If this is your first rating as QCPC member, you will need to join IPTPA for $15 as a 3-year individual member.  The club will pay the CRS for your first rating.

If you have already been rated through QCPC, you do not need to rejoin IPTPA as your membership is valid for 3-years.  You will need to pay the $25 CRS fee directly to the CRS.

Practice sessions will be held for those who signup for a rating.

Signup HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ca8ae2fa3fc1-iptpa13.

If you have questions, contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com.






IT IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN YOU ARE NEEDED 
TO SUPPORT TOURNAMENTS 
CHECK BELOW




*****VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*****

Quail Creek will again host the 2019 Southern Arizona Senior Games pickleball tournament on March 3rd through 7th.  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.  It’s easy!  We need 4 to 6 carts/drivers per day.  

If you have a golf cart (especially a 4-seater) and two hours to volunteer, please sign-up HERE.



Contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com if you have questions.. 




QUAIL CREEK CLASSIC

ST. JUDE'S TOURNAMENT


VOLUNTEER FOR REFEREE SIGN-UP HERE

VOLUNTEER FOR SUCH JOBS AS:
                                                              CHECK-IN DESK
                                                              COURT CAPTAIN
                                                              COURT RUNNER
                                                              ANNOUNCING
                                                           PHOTOGRAPHER
                                                                     ETC.... 
SIGN-UP HERE

VOLUNTEER FOR LINE JUDGE
NO TRAINING NEEDED, JUST A SHARP EYE AND LOUD VOICE
SIGN-UP HERE







DRILLS FOR SKILLS


2.0 DRILLS Monday, 25 February, 1PM-3PM Courts 1- 4
***Sign-up HERE
3.0 DRILLS Wednesday 27 February, 3PM - 4:15PM
***Sign-up HERE
2.5 DRILLS Thursday, 28 February, 11:00AM - 12:30PM 
***Sign-up HERE:***
3.5 DRILLS Thursday, 28 February,  3PM - 4:30PM
***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 is scheduled for :

Tuesday 1Pm - 3PM Courts 1- 4 QCPC
Sign Up HERE
Thursday 11AM - 1PM Courts 1 - 4 QCPC
Sign Up HERE
You must sign up to play!




ATTENTION

Due to the Southern Arizona Senior Games at Quail Creek 
 March  5th, 6th and 7th 
there will be no Assisted Play or 2.0/2.5/3.0/3.5 Drills that week.  

There will be no QCPC RR on Wednesday March 6th. 
Also, the following Organized Play/Skill Level RR will be cancelled on those days:
Skill Level Play 4.0 RR on March 5th
Skill Level Play 2.0 RR on March 7th
Organized Play 2.5/3.0 on March 5th
Organized Play 3.5/4.0 on March 7th





PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Warm-Up Routine by Rob Davidson

Put some regimen in your warm-up to hit the court ready to play with this 5 - 8 minute warm-up routine.   This routine is done with a partner who will feed balls at 50 - 75% to help warm-up mind and shot mechanics.  Both players have a specific role and skill to work on.

Warm up routine: 
  1. Targeted dinks (3 to left foot, 3 to middle, 3 to right foot), other person work on lateral movement 
  2. Alternate roles on Targeted dinks
  3. Regressive drops from NVZ to baseline (one step back, drop, one step back drop until baseline), then 3 - 5 drops from baseline, other person works on ball placement bouncing ball in front of partner
  4. 3 drives and 3 lobs from baseline, partner works on punch volley to keep person deep and overhead smash at 50% 
  5. Progressive drops to the NVZ, partner works on ball placement
  6. Player 2 repeats 3, 4 and 5
  7. Fast volleys

A diagram of this warmup can be seen HERE