Courts 7 & 8.
Assisted Play is for beginners
who have taken some skills classes
players who have basic playing experience
Beginners play while an experienced
player watches and give pointers!
SignUp Genius link will be
in next newsletter!
Joyce Butler 520-235-3902
Susie Eckhardt 253-696-7541
New Member Meetups
Are you an experienced pickleball player
who is new to the QC Pickleball Club?
Would you like to meet other new Club members and play pickleball?
If so, sign-up for Saturday morning New Member Meetups.
Depending on the number of players attending,
a round robin format will be used.
New Member Meetups are for Intermediate Players.
Intermediate players have usually played pickleball
regularly for a year or more.
They know the rules of the game (including scorekeeping)
and can serve, return serves, volley,
and hit from the baseline effectively most of the time.
QCPC has more members playing more often than ever before. Your QCPC Board tries to satisfy the needs and wishes of QCPC members for different playing options, skill-development opportunities, recreational play, social events, organized team play, and court time. It’s tricky, since beginners, experts, competitive players, and social players have different goals and needs. With 16 courts, a maximum of only 64 of our 539 members can play at any one time. To say the least, accommodating everyone’s wishes presents a major challenge.
So, what does the QCPC Board do? We listen to feedback from all corners of the Club. We try to put ourselves in the shoes of all types of QCPC members. We think about what’s needed for the Club to provide satisfying pickleball play to members with diverse needs and interests. When some members’ needs are at odds with others’, the QCPC Board tries to strike a fair balance. As circumstances change, Club policies evolve.
With the above in mind—and after careful consideration—the QCPC Board revised the Club’s guest policy, effective October 7th, in order to prioritize member play during Prime Time and significantly reduce the number of outside guests overall:
Outside Guest Ratios: QC residents may reserve courts and play with invited “outside guests,” subject to the limits below. “Outside guests” are guests who reside outside of QC who are not in-house guests.
What is the practical effect of this change? During Prime Time, private play groups, whether on one and two courts, will never have more than one outside guest (previously four guests were allowed per QC resident). As a result, nearly all guest play will occur during less busy, Non-Prime Time hours. During Non-Prime Time hours, the ratio of guests to QC residents is reduced from four-to-one to three-to-one in most circumstances.
Why is there an exception for 4.5 and 5.0 members during Non-Prime Time? Currently, QCPC has only four players with 4.5 or 5.0 national ratings: one 5.0 woman, one 4.5 male, and two 4.5 women. There are simply not enough QC players for a mixed or same gender foursome of same-skill-rated players without guests. These members cannot practice in QC for tournaments without inviting other high-skill players and teams. Under the revised policy, these players will not be able to invite multiple guests of the same rating during Prime Time. Yet these members, also deserve reasonable play and competitive practice opportunities in QC. To do so, they need a little more latitude to bring in enough similar high skill-rated players to create a round robin. Therefore, the Board determined that they should be allowed up to four outside guests per rated 4.5 or 5.0 QC resident, but only during Non-Prime Time hours.
Does this change affect in-house guests? No. You can still bring your visiting family and friends down to play anytime. The maximum number of such guests is four for each QC resident in a reservation group.
You can read the entire Policy and Procedures Manual HERE
Beginning on Wednesday, October 12th, drop-in play is available every morning during Prime Time hours. No sign-up is needed. This is fun, recreational play and a great way to meet other Club members. All skill levels are welcome.
Here is the current drop-in play schedule:
Morning Open Play: Monday through Saturday, 8-10 AM (courts 9-12)
Evening Open Play: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 6-8 PM (courts 9-12)
Community Play: Sundays, 8 AM – 10 AM (courts 9-12)
Use the “paddle saddle” mounted on the fence near the court gate in order to smoothly rotate players onto the courts. See the instructions posted by the paddle saddle.
QC residents are welcome
to bring their dogs to the QC pickleball facility
in accordance with QC POA and QCPC rules:
NOTE TIME CHANGES FOR PLAY
DON'T BE BORED
ATTEND THE BOARD MEETING
Topic: QCPC Board meeting
Time: Oct 5, 2021 02:00 PM Arizona
Agenda: click HERE
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Meeting ID: 829 2092 0722
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Prime Time hours and the start times
for all Club-sponsored play
will change beginning on October 1st:
Organized Play Round Robins Added
Organized Play (OP) is Club-sponsored round robin play available to Club members. OP provides weekly playing opportunities for Club members of approximately the same skill level (self-evaluated). With more QCPC members returning now, additional Organized Play (OP) Mixed round robins will be added beginning in October.
Here is the new OP schedule, effective October 1st:
Sign up using SignUp Genius (links are on the QCPC website). Members may sign up on only one OP “Players” list per week. See the OP signup (link will be on right hand column on website) for additional information.