Saturday, July 31, 2021



NEW MEMBERS

      ROY HILADO      
  DENNIS MURRAY 
CYNTHIA SUMMERS
MICHAEL HARRIS




 POLICIES AND PROCEDURE MANUAL 
CHANGES

approved by the QCPC Board

General: 
1.   Quail Creek residents may reserve a court by clicking on “Court Reservations” on the website. 
2.   Courts may be reserved no more than seven days in advance. Courts may be reserved for up to two (2) hours for doubles play.  Courts may be reserved for up to two (2) hours for singles play, no more than one hour of which may be in morning Prime Time. 
3.   Court reservations for use of a Pickleball Machine are restricted to times other than morning Prime Time. 
4.   Reservations may be made on the hour or 1/2 hour. 
5.   The Ramada at the Pickleball courts may be reserved by any group within Quail Creek by following POA established procedures. 
6.   Courts 1-14 are reservable for private play unless reserved for QCPC-authorized activities, events and instruction. 
7.   Courts 15-16 are not reservable for private play and may be used on a “first-come, first-served basis” unless reserved for a QCPC-authorized activity or event. 
8.   Guest Ratio: The maximum number of non-QC guests is four for each QC resident in a reservation group.  The minimum number of QC residents must be present at all times, but it is not necessary to have a QC resident playing on every court at all times. 
9.   Reservation Limit in Prime Season: In Prime Season, private reservations during Prime Time are limited to two courts for two hours per group.  Members of the reserving group may not reserve additional courts in the names of other group members. 

Approved update: 
Updated Prime Season to Prime Time to cover all times during the year. Allowed for exceptions. Reservation Limit in Prime Time: Private reservations during Prime Time are limited to two courts for two hours per group.  Members of the reserving group may not reserve additional courts or time in the names of other group members.  Exception: If there are still unreserved courts after 9:00 PM the evening before play, members may reserve additional courts during Prime Time up to a total of four. 10.  “Prime Season” is October through April 
11.  Unless a change is announced in the QCPC newsletter and website, “Prime Time” hours are as follows:  

Mornings: 
June - September: 7 am to 9 am 
October - November: 8 am to 10 am 
December – March: 9 am to 11 am 
April – May: 8 am to 10 am 

Evenings:
October – May: 6 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday 
June – September: 7 pm to 9 pm Monday through Friday

  
Addition to the Section and justification: 
With COVID restrictions being lifted, the QCPC has once again seen a high demand for the pickleball courts.  Also, during this time, we have seen an increase in reservations being made and no one showing up for the reservation. This obviously decreases our court utilization. 
The QCPC Board has tried informing our members of this action through several newsletter articles, along with a banner on our court reservation page. These efforts have been unsuccessful in preventing this from occurring. 
12. Canceling Court Reservations: QC pickleball courts are frequently in very high demand.  Any court reservation that will not be used due to a change of plans for any reason should be deleted by the reserving QCPC member as far in advance of the reserved time as possible.  This allows other QCPC members to reserve the court and maximizes use of the courts. 
13. Penalty for Repeated “No Shows”:  QCPC members who fail to promptly delete their court reservations when they no longer intend to use them may be sanctioned as follows:  
a.   The first violation by a QCPC member within any three-month period will result in an email to the member with a reminder about the QCPC court cancelation policy. b.   The second violation by a QCPC member within any three-month period will result in an email warning that the member’s court reservation privileges will be suspended for 14 days if a third violation occurs within any three-month period. c.    The third violation by a QCPC member within any three-month period will result in the member’s court reservation privileges being suspended for 14 days.  Written notice of the suspension will be made by email or hand delivery.  

A member who continues to violate the QCPC court cancellation policy after having been suspended for prior violations may be subject to additional sanctions (including suspension from Club activities or termination of membership) under the procedures of Article IX (Discipline) of the QCPC







Player Development Director 

Search for 2021/2022 Season


At the October 2020 board meeting, a possible new organization for the QCPC player development program that included a contract Player Development (PD) Director (Director) was discussed.

For the upcoming 2021/2022 season we will most likely outgrow or severely stress our very successful volunteer-based program because of projected growth in membership from new homes & popularity of the sport. A solution to maintain our goal of offering quality, consistent PD activities is to have a dedicated Director work for the club. This part-time person would pick up certain offerings which would reduce the number of volunteer hours needed but would not eliminate the need for many volunteers.

With the 2021/2022 season just around the corner it is time to advertise for this position and this announcement is first going to QCPC members.

To see the job description, click “
HERE”.

Interviews will include an on-court teaching demonstration. To be considered, applicants will need a teaching certification from a recognized pickleball organization such as USA Pickleball, IPTPA or Pickleball Coaching International and hold liability insurance at levels required by Quail Creek POA contract.

If this position is filled it will have no impact on the approved QCPC budgets. In the 2019/2020 shortened season there were 570 volunteer slots between October and early March. We estimate that if we had a PD Director during that period, we still would have needed to fill 350 volunteer slots. Having a director will reduce the load on QCPC members who have been so generous volunteering their time in the past.

If we are successful filling this position, we hope to expand club offerings, including mentor play, play critique, and “level-up” sessions. A request for volunteers will go out to club members in September.

If you have questions about what a volunteer coach or assistant coach does, please contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com. 




MORE BIKE PARKING SPACES



A new bike rack was built and installed 

The old bike rack was moved 
because due to the proximity to handicap parking. 
It is now located at the west curb
 in the front of a golf cart parking spot. 


Saturday, July 17, 2021






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QCPC BOARD MEETING
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2.5 AND 3.0 ORGANIZED PLAY GROUPS

 TO START AGAIN IN THE FALL

 

Due to sharply reduced sign-ups this summer, 

the Club has not been successful 

in continuing the 2.5 (Tuesdays) 

and 3.5 (Fridays) 

Organized Play Round Robins. 


These groups will resume again in the fall. 

 Look for a September announcement of the start date.

 

The 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 Organized Play Round Robins and the New Member Meetups will continue this summer as scheduled. 



PICKLEBALL MAGAZINE 
JULY/AUGUST 2021

CLICK HERE

THANK YOU LENNY FRIEDMAN
USA PICKLEBALL AMBASSADOR

Saturday, July 3, 2021



THE FUTURE
OF QC PICKLEBALL

FROM THE CITY OF SAHUARITA WEBSITE

(Thanks to our QCPC President, Steve Shapiro for finding this)

Landscape plans below - notice the grass on each side of the Ramada

Parking: The primary access to the proposed site will be provided via the existing pickleball parking lot and driveway at Quail Crossing Boulevard. A secondary, gated driveway is also proposed west of the existing guard house. Parking The Town of Sahuarita Off-Street Parking and Loading Standards Section 18.75.030, Table 18.75-2 for “Sport Courts” requires a minimum of 2 spaces per court and a maximum of 4 spaces per court. The 32 (existing and proposed) courts requires a minimum of 64 spaces and a maximum of 128 spaces. The proposed plan will increase the total to 118 parking spaces (51 existing lot [48 + 3 HC]+ 67 at new site).

Lighting:  It does appear that the new courts will have lights.
Fencing: It doesn't show fencing between courts, but that was not present on the drawings for the original courts either.

These will be on the web page also as well as a link HERE for more information 









ENJOY FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS 
FROM YOUR DEVICE
(no chance of starting a fire!)
click HERE


 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Be sure to read about Summer communication below!


Inter-Community Play


The Summer Inter-community evening round robins
 for the 2.0/2.5 & 3.0
 have been discontinued
 due to a lack of participation by both Clubs. 

 The 3.5 & 4.0 will continue on through the summer.

If you were in the 2.0/2.5 or 3.0 groups, 
be sure to take advantage of the QCPC Novice Play, Organized play, 
and Open play offered during the week.  
The sign-ups for all our Organized Play is on our website.
 There is no sign-up necessary for Open Play,
 just be at the designated courts at the appropriate time.





SUMMER COMMUNICATION

Newsletters will occur every other week
The next newsletter will be the 3rd of July

This will continue until Labor Day.

Emails will be sent for any 
newsworthy items in-between newsletters.





NEW SOLAR WALKWAY LIGHTS
for your safety!






Saturday, June 12, 2021

In this newsletter:
   Last Call for QCPC
   Pickle 2 machine training
   Did You Know...dogs
   Inter-Community Pickleball
   Open Play


   

LAST CALL FOR QCPC 

SUMMER ROUND ROBINS!


Now that June is here,

 there aren’t very many players signing up to play 

in weekly Organized Play and Skill-Level Round Robins. 

  Several sessions (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0) 

have not had enough players to fill 

even one court and have been cancelled.  


We understand that many members are away,

 and it’s pretty hot for the members still in QC this summer.

  Perhaps we should put these round robins on hold for the summer.

  But before the Club does so, let’s give this another week to see what happens.  Please sign-up to play if you are interested. 

 The round robins start at 7 AM and are played on courts 5 & 6.


The New Member Meetups (Novice) 

on Saturdays

 will continue indefinitely as they are still very well attended.  


If you have suggestions for how best to hold summer

 Organized Play and Skill-Level Round Robins, 

please contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com.




Pickle 2 Training Continues



Are you interested in being trained 
on the Pickle 2 pickleball
training machine? 

If so, gather 2 to 4 QCPC members and
contact Bill Foraker at flyinsob@gmail.com to set up a session.
During the session you will go through the safety protocols,
how to reserve the machine
in addition to the use and care of
the machine. 

The training session will last approximately 1
hour.

Remember, in order to participate 
on court with the machine
you must have successfully completed
 the training offered by
the QCPC.



Did You Know...

Did you know that the POA does allow
 well-mannered dogs 
to be at the Quail Creek Pickleball Courts
 on a leash

But remember, Article 10.3 of the POA rules state

 "It is the pet owner’s responsibility to remove and dispose of any solid waste deposited by such animals on private or public property, including common property."  

Enjoy your pickleball and your dog responsibly.😀



Inter-Community Pickleball 


Inter-Community Pickleball 
with GVR Pickleball Club started this week here at Quail Creek. 

 This is just a reminder about what the Inter-Community Pickleball is about:

Inter-community Evenings

 The 2021 Inter-community Pickleball season will start on June 7th at Quail Creek.  All matches, whether at QCPC or GVR East complex (7 S Abrego Drive) will begin at 6:30 pm.  The first round will be held at the Quail Creek Pickleball Courts.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday at 6:30 is 3.5

Tuesday at 6:30 is 4.0+

Wednesday at 6:30 is 2.0/2.5

Thursday at 6:30 is 3.0

  • You don't need an official IPTPA/USAP skill level, but do play at the proper level.  
  • The format is a 6 game round-robin with all games played to 11 (win by 1). 
  • The SignUp Genius for each level will be available 7 days in advance at 9pm in the evening.  This is not a weekly commitment, so you will need to sign up for the weeks you want to play. 
  • The IC Evening will be limited to 16 players with 4 alternates.  On the signup for each week, please limit each club to 8 slots. Four days after the Signup is released, all slots are available to be signed up.  If you listed yourself as an alternate you will need to view the SUG to move yourself up to a slot if someone drops out.
  • All players will sign a one-time waiver form at each location if you are not part of that Club.
  • All players will pay a one-time $5 pickleball fee at each location.
  • The SUG link is here, but in the future it will be located on the side-bar of the QCPC website under the "Inter-community" heading.
  • Please remember to put your phone number in the comments field so that we can get in touch with you due to weather related issues.  

Intercommunity Mornings

 The morning Inter-community will be played at the GVR Pickleball complex located at 2612 S Camino De La Canoa, Green Valley, AZ 85614.  All games for all weeks will be played at this complex, no games will be played in Quail Creek.

  • All players from outside GVR will have to sign a waiver.
  • All players will pay a one time $5 fee for pickleballs.
  • The format is a 6 game round-robin with all games played to 11 (win by 1). 
  • The SignUp Genius for each level will be available 7 days in advance at 9pm in the evening.  This is not a weekly commitment, so you will need to sign up for the weeks you want to play. 
  • The IC morning will be limited by the number of courts allowed, with 4 alternates.  On the signup for that week please limit each club to 1/2 the total slots. Four days after the Signup is released, all slots are available to be signed up.  If you listed yourself as an alternate you will need to view the SUG to move yourself up to a slot if someone drops out.  
  • The SUG link is here, but in the future it will be located on the side-bar of the QCPC website under the "Inter-community" heading.
  • Please remember to put your phone number in the comments field so that we can get in touch with you due to weather related issues.

Again, this is a morning play for specific skill levels as follows (the courts will be listed on the SUG):


Monday from 8 am to noon is 4.0+

Tuesday from 9 am to noon is 2.0/2.5

Wednesday from 8 am to noon is 3.0

Friday from 8 am to noon is 3.5


This is a great opportunity to meet the members of the Green Valley Pickleball Club, play exciting pickleball, and most importantly have fun!!!





Open Play Is Back!

 

Remember when QCPC members could drop-in for Open Play without signing up in advance?  Well, happy days are here again!  Beginning on Monday June 7th, QCPC Open Play will restart according to the following weekly schedule:

 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Mornings:

7:00-9:00 AM on courts 9 through 12

 

Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday Evenings:

6:00-8:00 PM on courts 9 through 12


OPEN PLAY INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE


The Instructions will also be on the right side of the web page. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021


STARTING TIME FOR QCPC SCHEDULED PLAY ROUND ROBINS

MOVES TO 7:00 AM ON JUNE 7th



 

Officially, summer hasn’t started—but it’s definitely starting to feel like it!  So, effective June 7th, all QCPC Organized Play, Skill-Level, and New Member Meetup round robins will start at 7:00 AM.  Be cool on the court!  Play from 7 AM to 9 AM. 

 

Also, please sign up for QCPC round robins on Sign-Up Genius as soon as possible.  If there aren’t enough sign-ups by 24-48 hours before the round robin, the reserved courts will be released and the round robin may be canceled.  The Club does this to minimize unused reserved courts and maximize court availability for club members.

 


Open Play Is Back!

With  A New Feature

To Get You Back In The Saddle

Remember when QCPC members could drop-in for Open Play without signing up in advance?  Well, happy days are here again!  Beginning on Monday June 7th, QCPC Open Play will restart according to the following weekly schedule:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Mornings:

7:00-9:00 AM on courts 9 through 12 

Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday Evenings:

6:00-8:00 PM on courts 9 through 12

How Does Open Play Work?
  1. QCPC Open Play is open to all QCPC Club members, their visiting house guests, and Robson Preferred Guests.
  2. Players may drop-in to Open Play anytime without signing up.  If a designated Open Play court is available, participants can get on the court immediately.   
  3. If any Open Play court is not being used and all other courts are occupied, then Quail Creek residents and their guests may use the vacant Open Play court(s).  However, if additional Open Play participants arrive and are waiting to play, then non-participating QC residents and their guests should release the court for Open Play as soon as possible. 
  4. So long as there are four players available for an Open Play court, Open Play is doubles play. 
  5. Open Play is mixed-skill recreational play.  Courts are not designated by skill-level. 
  6. Waiting players will rotate in after each completed game.  If four or more are waiting, the first four will replace the players on the next Open Play court to complete a game.  If there are less than four waiting players, one or more of the previous players may remain on the court to make a foursome. 
  7. The order in which waiting players enter Open Play courts is determined by use of the “Paddle Saddle” located between courts 11 and 12 near the shade sails.  All waiting players should place their paddles in the Paddle Saddle.  The Paddle Saddle will hold up to 12 paddles.  The instructions for its use are posted next to the Paddle Saddle.
The resumption of Open Play is made possible by the POA’s recent withdrawal of temporary COVID-19 rules. 
 
The QCPC Board will monitor Open Play to determine whether it is meeting the needs of QCPC members.  The format and number of courts used for QCPC Open Play may be changed, as needed. 
                           


 
 
 
 
 


 









Saturday, May 29, 2021

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
  May Social Highlights
  Welcome New Member
  Inter-Community Play Schedule
  Bulletin Board Updates



A GREAT TIME AT THE MAY SOCIAL


Thank you to Joyce Butler, Social Chair
Bill Foraker for Supplying the music
Steve Shapiro for being the DJ of the day



            and to ALL PARTICIPANTS




It was great fun. We will see you at the next one!








NEW MEMBER

Sue Hoeffel




Inter-Community Pickleball 


Inter-community Evenings

 The 2021 Inter-community Pickleball season will start on June 7th at Quail Creek.  All matches, whether at QCPC or GVR East complex (7 S Abrego Drive) will begin at 6:30 pm.  The first round will be held at the Quail Creek Pickleball Courts.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday at 6:30 is 3.5

Tuesday at 6:30 is 4.0+

Wednesday at 6:30 is 2.0/2.5

Thursday at 6:30 is 3.0

  • You don't need an official IPTPA/USAP skill level, but do play at the proper level.  
  • The format is a 6 game round-robin with all games played to 11 (win by 1). 
  • The SignUp Genius for each level will be available 7 days in advance at 9pm in the evening.  This is not a weekly commitment, so you will need to sign up for the weeks you want to play. 
  • The IC Evening will be limited to 16 players with 4 alternates.  On the signup for each week please limit each club to 8 slots. Four days after the Signup is released, all slots are available to be signed up.  If you listed yourself as an alternate you will need to view the SUG to move yourself up to a slot if someone drops out.
  • All players will sign a one-time waiver form at each location if you are not part of that Club.
  • All players will pay a one-time $5 pickleball fee at each location.
  • The SUG link is here, but in the future it will be located on the side-bar of the QCPC website under the "Inter-community" heading.
  •   Please remember to put your phone number in the comments field so that we can get in touch with you due to weather related issues.  

Intercommunity Mornings

 The morning Inter-community will be played at the GVR Pickleball complex located at 2612 S Camino De La Canoa, Green Valley, AZ 85614.  All games for all weeks will be played at this complex, no games will be played in Quail Creek.

  • All players from outside GVR will have to sign a waiver.
  • All players will pay a one time $5 fee for pickleballs.
  • The format is a 6 game round-robin with all games played to 11 (win by 1). 
  • The SignUp Genius for each level will be available 7 days in advance at 9pm in the evening.  This is not a weekly commitment, so you will need to sign up for the weeks you want to play. 
  • The IC morning will be limited by the number of courts allowed, with 4 alternates.  On the signup for that week please limit each club to 1/2 the total slots. Four days after the Signup is released, all slots are available to be signed up.  If you listed yourself as an alternate you will need to view the SUG to move yourself up to a slot if someone drops out.  
  • The SUG link is here, but in the future it will be located on the side-bar of the QCPC website under the "Inter-community" heading.
  • Please remember to put your phone number in the comments field so that we can get in touch with you due to weather related issues.

Again, this is a morning play for specific skill levels as follows (the courts will be listed on the SUG):


Monday from 8 am to noon is 4.0+

Tuesday from 9 am to noon is 2.0/2.5

Wednesday from 8 am to noon is 3.0

Friday from 8 am to noon is 3.5


This is a great opportunity to meet the members of the Green Valley Pickleball Club, play exciting pickleball, and most importantly have fun!!!




KEEPER OF THE BULLETIN BOARD


A big Thank You goes to 

Shireen Kolarik 

for volunteering to 

keep our bulletin boards updated. 

Keep a watch at the two boards as Shireen has great ideas!