Saturday, March 30, 2019

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Board Meeting
Green Valley Firefighters Fund Tournament
Are You Ready
Time For Change
Rumor Has It
In Case You Missed It


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QCPC  Board Meeting
 1pm on April 1st
 Kino Conference Room. 
 All members are welcome to attend




Green Valley Firefighters Fund Raising Tournament
 April 13 and 14 


Support Your Local Firefighters

Play in their annual fundraising tournament here at Quail Creek.   
Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14. 
Register online through pickleballtournaments.com. 
Instructions for navigating the registration process can be found HERE.






PICKLEBALL FUN, GAMES,
AND SOME GOODIES


2.5 DRILL CLINIC
THURSDAY 
4 APRIL 
11 AM TO 12:30PM
SIGN UP HERE







ARE YOU READY

TOURNAMENT PREPARATION 

Bill Vollink gave an excellent presentation
at the annual meeting
on preparing for a tournament 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION






NO FOOLIN' HERE
With the change in temperature,
 Open Play and the Round Robins willstart at 8 am and go to 10 am.  
Starting 1 April 
All levels of Organized Play will start an hour earlier at 9 am




RUMOR HAS IT 
THERE WILL BE MORE COURTS!
 Jean Bustard, Jane Quirk, and Beth Larose 
mounted an effort to contact
 Mr. Robson about the benefits of additional  PB courts. 
The response was:
Jack Sarsum, (the Robson representative of the POA Board),
notified Jean Bustard that 

drum roll  

20 new courts are planned
for our future, possible start as early as 3 years

That is all the information anyone has at this time.

****THANK YOU JEAN, JANE, AND BETH****





IN CASE YOU MISSED THE ANNUAL MEETING 
HERE ARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS

Player Development Program ( Started Sept 2018) Overview
a partial review
Purpose – To provide pickleball learning activities for club
members of all skill levels
Goal – To create structure and materials for long term Player
Development Program
Strategy – To operate as a cohesive unit with teams
responsible for different components of the Program


VOTING

Motion to change the voting guidelines in our By-Law for our
November/March General meetings to be “a majority vote by the
members in attendance at the meeting”. Currently, we have to
have a legal quorum of 10% of the membership – Rejected




The Board approved the Shade Committee’s proposal and unanimously
recommended approval
 by club members.
 A motion was presented to accept the recommendation
 members approved.
QCPC will present it to the
QC Finance Committee for consideration and inclusion in the 2020 POA budget
If POA approves, construction in 2020
(see link above for in-depth information)

Saturday, March 23, 2019




In This Newsletter:                    

Happening Now!
Hearing Aid Found!
Prepare To Take A Spill 
General Membership Meeting
The Start of Quail Creek Classic Tournament
Assisted Play
Drills
We Need A Publicist
It's A Wrap, April's Wednesday Social RR
                                                       Need Equipment? 


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Come cheer on our players this weekend on our court for the:

QUAIL CREEK CLASSIC FOR ST. JUDE'S TOURNAMENT



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CAN YOU HEAR ME???
FOUND: PHONAK HEARING AID
ON STEPS BY RAMADA AT COURTS 

pass the word 
so we can get this back to it's owner

Call Candy 253-307-9576



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PREPARE TO
TAKE A SPILL 

PUT THESE IN YOUR PB BAG
Your address
Emergency contact person and phone number
Copy of your driver's license, 
Copy of your medical card,
List of medication,
Information about your primary care person

There are many places to get a medical alert bracelet
Here is just one 
roadid.com

And don't hesitate to call 911! 

Our local fire department/paramedics
"would much rather you call 
and not be needed 
than to be needed and not called." 
(A quote from Chief Wunder, Green Valley Fire District)






GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 
MONDAY, 25 MARCH 1PM
KINO CONFERENCE CENTER
OCOTILLO ROOM
MANY ITEMS TO DISCUSS 
AND SOME ON WHICH TO VOTE
WE MUST HAVE 37 PEOPLE TO CONSTITUTE A QUORUM




THE START OF QUAIL CREEK CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Professional Exhibition 
for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The first annual Professional Pickleball Exhibition for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was held at the Quail Creek Country Club pickleball courts on March 20 at 5:00 PM.  The professional players were Joey Farias, a 6.0 player from Tucson and director of pickleball at the Tucson Country Club, Sean Rickard, a 5.5 player, pickleball instructor and local fireman, Brian Baker, a 5.5 player from Phoenix, and Mark Renneson, founder of Third Shot Sports and Pickleball Coaches International, and pickleball instructor.
About 250 spectators donated at least $5 to see the pros display their incredible pickleball abilities with an entertaining and jovial exhibition.  In addition to behind the back, between the legs, around the post (ATP) shots, Erne shots (a volley hit right at the net by a player positioned outside the court), the players joked with each other and had a lot of fun playing pickleball without pressure to win.
The spectators received a raffle ticket with a chance to win an opportunity to play with the pros.  Chuck Eparvier won the raffle drawing.  The other raffle winner did not want to play, and instead, Hugh Spiegel and Candy Plumlee each generously bid $350 to play with the pros.  Candy gave her chance to play to Tom Dean.  The fourth amateur player was the 10-year-old son of Brian Baker who is an up-and-coming junior pickleball champion.




Everyone in attendance had a unique and very enjoyable evening under the full moon and about $2,000 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The exhibition was broadcast live on the Pickleball Forum and on Third Shot Sports Facebook sites. The video has some flaws as it was a last minute thought. 3,000 people have viewed the video from across the country. 
You can find it HERE.
                                                              
by Lenny Friedman
USAPA Ambassador














ASSISTED PLAY
LAST OF THE SEASON

Tuesday, 26 March 1 - 3 PM QCPC  Courts 1 - 4
                                      ***Sign Up HERE***

THANK YOU ASSISTED PLAY PERSONNEL!




DRILLS 
Last of the season (almost)


2.0 Drills Monday, 25 March 11 AM - 12:30 AM Courts 2, 3, 4 
***Sign Up HERE***
2.5 Drills Thursday, 28 March 11 AM - 12:30 PM QCPC Courts 9 - 12
One more after this on 4 April
                                                      ***Sign Up HERE***
3.0 Drills Tuesday, 26 March 1 - 2:15 PM QCPC Courts
     ***Sign Up HERE***
3.5 Drills Thursday, 28 March 3 - 4:30 PM QCPC Courts 5 - 8
     ***Sign Up HERE***

THANK YOU DRILL INSTRUCTORS!











The Quail Creek Pickleball Club is in need of a publicist to take pictures of our events and write short news articles for the QC Crossing and GV News when these events occur. 
 If you are interested, please contact Candy at:





IT'S A WRAP

 WITH ANOTHER PICKLEBALL SEASON IN THE CAN!!
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR APRIL SOCIAL ROUND ROBIN

APRIL 10, 2019
SIGN IN 9:15AM TO 9:50AM
ALL SKILL LEVELS

SIGN UP TO COME OR TO ATTEND AND NOT PLAY
AND SIGN UP TO BRING AN ITEM

***SIGN UP HERE***










NEED PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
CHECK OUT THE QCPC PICKLEBALL STORE!

Do you need to replace your old paddle?  
Are you new to pickleball and looking for your first paddle?
  Would you like to demo paddles before purchasing?
  If so, support your Club and shop these special offers,
 at the QCPC Pickleball Store
 (click the tab at the top of the QCPC web page):    

Selkirk “Neo” Paddles for New Players - Need a quality starter paddle?  
The Club sells the Selkirk Neo polymer composite paddle
 Ask your Beginner I or II class instructor
 or contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com or 303-335-6707.

Pickleball Central - Use the code CRQuail to get a 5% discount and 5% goes to the Club.

Paddletek Paddle Rep (Club Member Tom Dean) 
 Demo and buy Paddletek paddles here.
  Get a 5% discount and 5% goes to the Club. 
 Contact Tom at tomdean32@icloud.com or 916-768-6026.

Selkirk Paddle Rep (Club Member Mark McNown) 
 Demo and buy Selkirk paddles here. 
 5% goes to the Club.  
Contact Mark at markflyhi@yahoo.com or 505-690-3845.



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Saturday, March 16, 2019

WHAT IS IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

Thieves Among Us?
Quail Creek Classic, St. Jude's Tournament; Exhibition Game
Tournament Preparation
Drill Now for a Better Game Tomorrow                   
Assisted Play
IPTA Ratings
Player Development
QCPC General Meeting !!!!
Logo Contest
How To Pick A Paddle










THIEVES AMONG US?

We hope not…but:
there have been mysterious disappearances of the QCPC’s equipment and Club member’s property at the pickleball courts.  In recent weeks, two Club members had their paddles disappear and one member’s new court shoes (still in the box) were “lifted.”  Last week, eight of the Club’s composite paddles (used for beginner classes) “walked away” from the shed.  Also, one of the Club’s recently upgraded loaner paddles (from the bin at the ramada) suddenly morphed into an old YMCA wooden paddle.  In the more distant past, several smaller items owned by the Club have “flown the coop.”  We don’t know why anyone would do this, but formerly isolated instances have grown into a trend.  This is beyond disappointing.  If you happen to know where any of the missing property is, we’d love for it to reappear in the bin at the ramada—no questions asked. 

With this in mind, we urge you to keep a watchful eye on your pickleball equipment.  Leave valuables at home or lock them in your car.  If you see suspicious activity or people milling around or someone entering the Club equipment shed who does not belong there, please say something!  Thanks for your cooperation. 





Quail Creek Classic Pickleball Tournament     
                        for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital     


The 3rd annual Quail Creek Classic will take place on
March 23 and 24 in Quail Creek.
 There will be a professional exhibition on March 20 at 5:00.  
A $5 donation and a chance to play with the pros is appreciated. 


 Many raffle prizes and silent auction items such as:
  • 12 paddles
  • Gift baskets
  • Golf for 4 in Quail Creek
  • Pickleball lessons
  • 3-night stay in San Carlos
  • 7-night stay near Indian Wells during the USAPA National Championships
  • Many more





TOURNAMENT PREPARATION

Following the March 25 PB Club Meeting on March 25, Bill Vollink will be giving a presentation titled "Interested in Pickleball Tournaments? What You Need to Know and How to Prepare". As our pickleball club continues to grow, more and more people are looking to participate in tournaments but don't know how to get started, how to prepare, or what to expect in tournament play. This presentation will cover these topics. Our club would like to see increased member participation in tournaments. Certainly, the number of medals won during the recent Southern Arizona Senior Games indicates our club can compete successfully!!!










DRILL NOW FOR BETTER GAME TOMORROW

2.0 Drills  Monday 18 March 1 - 3PM Courts 1 - 4      
      ****Sign Up HERE ****
2.5 Drills Thursday 21 March 11:00 - 12:30 PM Courts 9 - 12
      ****Sign Up HERE****
3.0 Drills Wednesday 20 March  3 - 4:15 PM QCPC Courts
       ****Sign Up HERE****
3.5 Drills Thursday 21 March 3 - 4:30 PM Courts 5 - 8
       ****Sign Up HERE****



ASSISTED PLAY

Assisted Play is for beginners who have had lessons or have playing experience. 
Beginners play while an experienced player observes and offers pointers.
 Come ready to improve your knowledge of the game and to improve your play. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH, 1- 3PM COURTS 1 - 4
SIGN UP HERE










IPTPA Ratings
Friday, March 29th

Next rating sessions will be held Friday, March 29.  A session requires 4 people going for the same skill level rating (i.e., 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0). There are still spots available for 3.0 and 4.0 ratings.  There is some interest in a 3.5 rating, but we need 3 others.  Please monitor the signup for changes and contact me directly at jeanb@dcmesa.com if you are interested in 3.5 rating.  Signup here HERE.

Please note skill level rating you want in the comment box, then others wanting the 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.






Player Development Season Coming to an End

Last year we launched a Player Development program with a goal of providing classes to all levels up to 3.5 weekly for 6 months of the 2018/2019 snowbird season.  We started in October and have successfully provided over 120 classes in the past 5 months and all because of the dedicated work of our organizers and assistant coaches.  Our player development season will come to a close at the end of March, but be aware that some classes could still pop up in the newsletter.  

THANK YOU volunteer coaches, we all appreciate what you have brought to our club.




QCPC General Meeting  

The QCPC General meeting will be held
 March 25th  1 - 3pm 
Kino Center Ocotillo Room

With the clubs membership at 377 we need a minimum of 37 members to attend the meeting.  

We will be voting on
 changing the By-Laws,
 approval of the 2019 budget, 
changing the budgeting process, 
and cost sharing with the POA on our Shading for the court.






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.




HOW TO PICK A PADDLE


A good You-Tube Video 
Click HERE





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