Saturday, April 4, 2020


In this newsletter:

QCPC Tournament email
Ratings list, notification to QCPC
Covid Drill Time: Various Videos




QCPC Tournament
A tournament email from SUG was sent out
 as a reminder about the QCPC tournament.  
 Sorry, but the tournament is not occurring at this time.
Stay well.





KEEPING QCPC RATING LIST 
UP TO DATE

The USAPA updates all players skill 
on a quarterly basis 
(Jan 1st/April 1st/July 1st/ Oct 1st).
The ratings are based on tournament play. 

 The QCPC keeps a member listing of your rating. 
So if your rating has changed, 
please let us know by emailing
Nancy Katzberg, Membership Chair
or send questions to




 IPTPA ratings are updated
 via Player Development.
  Nothing needs to be done by the member.




COVID DRILL TIME VIDEOS



by Angelo

by IN2PICKLEBALL

In-Home Exercises Part 4
by Simone Jardim

How To Improve Volley 
by Tyson McGuffin

Saturday, March 28, 2020




OH
NO


LIFE WITHOUT PICKLEBALL

BUT, YOU CAN WATCH IT







BUT FIRST 
SOME GOOD NEWS

ALL COURTS NOW HAVE LIGHTS!!





VIDEOS

A Fun Challenge
Watch Here

Simone Jardim’s 3 Favorite Drills
Watch Here

In Home PB Drills
Watch Here

Serve Return Indoor Drills
Watch HERE


STAY SAFE: SOCIAL DISTANCE, WASH HANDS

THE END






Saturday, March 21, 2020

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

KEEP READING
QC POA ANNOUNCEMENT
TALK WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT
VIDEOS OF PROS
STAY AT HOME EXERCISES
VALUE OF KNOWING STARTING POSITIONS





KEEP READING - FUN STUFF BELOW





REITERATING
AN
ANNOUNCEMENT 
FROM 
QUAIL CREEK COUNTRY CLUB PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
                                      
For the stated reasons, the following amenities will close Thursday, March 19, 2020, until further notice:  

  • Due to the sharing of the ball during play and the difficulty in controlling the social gathering that occurs before and after play, the following sport courts will be closed:
  • Pickleball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Bocce courts
  • Due to the difficulty in controlling the social gatherings of more than 10 people, all Patios and Outdoor seating at the facilities will be removed.  
  • Due to the difficulty in controlling the social gatherings of more than 10 people, all Pools and Dog Parks will be closed.

Additionally, we are unable to continue to provide restroom facilities to the amenities listed above because of the inability to procure toilet paper and hand sanitizer.





Listen:
PICKLEBALL PRO Mark Renneson 
Talks with an Infectious Disease Expert

On our podcast Pickleball Problems, we talk about all sorts of things with all sorts of people. On this episode of the show, Mark talks with Dr. Anne Matlow about PB safety and Covid-19. Dr. Matlow is an expert in infectious disease control and is a professor at the University of Toronto.

If you're playing pickleball these days or even just considering it, this episode is something you'll want to hear. Click this link to listen




NEW MEMBERS


Pat Colburn
Cathy Stevens
Bob Stevens





PREVENT PB WITHDRAWL
SEE BELOW


WATCH THE PROS 
Videos


The 2017 GVR Fundraiser Exhibition
with Sean Rickard, Joey Farias, Mark Renneson, and Tim Hensley


The 2018 Southwest Regional 5.0+
 match between Kyle Klein & Rob Davidson
 vs. Sean Rickard & Joey Farias




STAY AT HOME EXERCISES
DINK DRILLS

HERE 
VOLLEY DRILLS
ELBOW PAIN



THE VALUE OF 
KNOWING STARTING POSITIONS

The following is from
 pickleballhelp.com
by Prem Carnot
full article HERE

"Knowing the score, or rather, figuring out the score, is made MUCH easier by knowing which side of the court you and your partner each started the game on.
By “side of the court,” I mean, when you are FACING the net, whether you are on the right-hand side of the court or whether you are on the left-hand side of the court, which means your partner’s on your right."
At the beginning of every game, make a point to note which player on each team is starting on the right side of the court.

The beginning serving person for each team starts out serving on the right. So, every time your team’s score is EVEN, that person is on the right side of the court . 
(And, therefore, that every time your team’s score is ODD, the beginning server will be on the LEFT side of the court.) 
NOTE: This is not necessarily who is serving the ball at that time. 







Saturday, March 14, 2020



ATTENTION: All Members of the QCPC

The QCPC Board has decided to enact the following temporary rules to protect the well-being of our membership and the residents of Quail Creek. 

As you may know, the coronavirus guidelines now apply to gatherings of more than 10 people whether planned by groups, organizations or individuals.  Yesterday GVR closed all Recreation Centers, including all of their pickleball courts.  The QCPC Board is trying to be proactive to prevent this from happening at our courts.   While we are not trying to prevent pickleball from being played, we feel that it is our responsibility to promote best practices and compliance with current health guidelines.  To that end, we strongly urge the following for all pickleball players:

  1. Engage in as much social distancing as possible at the courts.
  2. Do not play if you have virus symptoms, including coughing, sneezing, and fever.
  3. All players should wash their hands immediately prior to playing.
  4. Consider disinfecting balls before play as these are potential means of virus transmission to all players handling the balls.
  5. Be cautious about touching objects used by many people such as the rest room door knobs, the water fountain, etc.

In addition, there will now be a limit of 2 courts per individual for reservations all day.  This is intended to limit the size of gatherings to 10 or fewer.  Also, the "Members Only" tournament will be postponed to another time.

On another note, the dates for the pickleball light installation has now been changed to March 23rd/24th, so those courts having lights installed will be blocked off for pickelball play on those dates. 

Also, effective Thursday March 19th there will be a total of 6 courts designated as "not reservable" during Prime Time hours.  Outside Prime Time hours, courts 15 and 16 will remain unreservable.  This will allow players to drop in, not for any kind of organized play, but rather just for pick-up games.

Remember, these new restrictions will not last forever, and things will progressively return to normal.  Keep healthy and safe.





The QCPC Board






In this Newsletter:
New Members
ATTENTION: Court availability 
Membership Meeting Outcome
QC Pickleball Store




NEW MEMBERS
 Jill Herrmann
Vicki Johnston 
Scott Johnston
Verne Carlson
Ann Harlan


IMPORTANT NEWS
ABOUT COURT AVAILABILITY
QUAIL CREEK POA BOARD
HAS DECIDED THAT 
THE PICKLEBALL COURTS
CAN ONLY BE OPEN 
FOR COURT RESERVATIONS
NO ORGANIZED CLUB 
ACTIVITY

Cancellations include the following:
Organized Play, Open Play, Community Play, 
Skill Level Play, and all Player Development Events






ALSO ABOUT COURT AVAILABILITY

First the good news: 
After years of effort by QCPC,
 new court lighting to be installed 
on courts 3-8 and 13-16
 March 19 through March 21. 

                         This is an important capital improvement for QC pickleball.

Now the bad news: 
In order to clear the affected courts
for the contractor’s crew and equipment, 
all 10 of these courts will be closed 
on these days. 
 Only six courts (1-2, 9-12) will be available for play. 

                        CHECK THE RESERVATION SYSTEM FOR COURTS AVAILABLE




QCPC General Meeting Outcome

The QCPC Board would like to thank
 all of the Club Members that participated
 (through actual attendance & proxy votes)
in our General Meeting on Thursday.  

We had a great turnout.
Dave Mungo was unanimously re-elected 
as the Vice President, beginning September 2020 
Tina Davis was unanimously elected 
as Secretary, beginning September 2020

The following motions were unanimously approved by the membership:

1. To authorize the QCPC Board to spend
 up to $15,000 to purchase
 and install a 12’ x 40’ 
shade sail structure
 at the QC pickleball courts

2.  To spend up to $5,000 to install
 six new concrete bench pads
 at the QC pickleball courts.




QCPC PICKLEBALL STORE

Selkirk “Latitude” Paddles from QCPC

New to pickleball and need a high-quality
paddle? The Selkirk Latitude is a widebody
polymer composite paddle for novice through
intermediate players. The Latitude is available
from QCPC for $60. Contact Dave Mungo at
djmungo@hotmail.com or 303-335-6707.

Pickleball Central
Buy pickleball equipment here. Use the code
“CRQuail” to get a 5% discount and 5% goes to
the Club.

Paddletek Paddles 
from your Paddletek Rep

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

Selkirk Paddles 
from your Selkirk Rep.

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

This information is also on our web site
right hand column. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

In this newsletter
Welcome New Members
March Social Rodeo/St. Jude's Rodeo
T-shirts and Hats pick up
New Pickleball For All, Franklin X-40
On No, Not Me Tournament
IPTA Ratings March 30th
Drills
Assisted Play
4.0 Women's Skill Level Play
March Beginner Lessons
March Clinics with Sean Ricard



New Members


Bonnie Sortland
Rand Sortland 
Steve LaGrone 
Kellie Rich 
Rick Schworck
Paula Davis
Donna Davis







GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
MARCH 12
1 PM
KINO CONFERENCE CENTER


Exciting information for all. 
Please attend 





QC Pickleball Club T-Shirts and Hats 



The long awaited t-shirts and hats are ready for pickup. 
We will be stationed at the Ramada for the next two round robin
 March 11th. Please stop to pick up your order.



If you are not available on those days, please email me for a pick up time at my home.


Susan Jones



MARCH SOCIAL
PICKLEBALL RODEO
ST. JUDE'S FUNDRAISER

The March monthly social will be a “Pickleball Rodeo” 
Wednesday, March 11
 9:00 to approximately 1:00. 
A Pickleball Rodeo is a combination of friendly and fun skill competitions.  We will be competing as four-person teams in Serving, Return Serve, 3rd Shot Drop and Dinking contests, followed by the ever-popular and truly unique round robin relay tournament.  This year, a new and "surprise" exhibition event will be added for four lucky contestants.  All skill levels are welcome.  A social and food sharing event will follow the competition.  Registration will be closed on March 9 so we can form the competition teams.
In lieu of the 2020 Quail Creek Classic Tournament, the Tournament Directors (who are also organizing this Rodeo) are asking you to continue to support St. Jude by bringing your                                                     voluntary donation!
There are matching funds for donations, so your money works twice as much. 
St. Jude is the USAPA designated charity, and the Quail Creek Classic has been a major contributor to this effort.  In addition to your donations, we will once again raffle off a week in a condo at the Cimarron Golf Resort in Palm Springs, during the 2020 Pickleball Nationals in November.  We will also raffle off a chance to play in the new "surprise" exhibition event, and have pickleball-related prizes to bid on.  Please plan to attend, bring cash or your checkbook, and be generous to help kids with cancer and their families!
Parking will be very limited, as per the Quail Creek POA we are now confined to the parking lot at the courts.  If you can, please drive golf carts rather than cars, carpool, or ride your bike.
Sign Up HERE




New Pickleball
For All





It is the Franklin X-40
   located in the black tubes inside the courts. 
The familiar Onix
 balls that we have been using
 are still available
located in the white tubes outside the courts.

 Franklin’s X-40 Pickleballs 
are engineered to be the best pickleballs on the market, 
playing at peak performance game after game. 
The difference between the X-40
pickleball and its competitors
 is its uniquely crafted manufacturing
 process to ensure
 consistent flight and long-term durability.

The X-40 pickleball provides unparalleled consistency because of its 40 precisely-placed, machine-drilled holes. By automating the drilling process, Franklin can guarantee that every ball we manufacture will be built identically, providing players with a ball that will maintain flight path and bounce no matter which ball you use. No other pickleball on the market is constructed using machine drilled holes, allowing the X-40 to stand alone as the only pickleball that can deliver the exact same high-quality construction for each and every ball In addition to the drilling process, the X-40 is also manufactured to be made from a singular piece of molded plastic to ensure long-term durability. Many leading pickleballs are constructed by fusing together two halves of the ball, which creates a noticeable seam and weakens the structural integrity of the ball. Two-piece balls will always break before one-piece balls. Because the X-40 mold is constructed as one singular piece there is no seam or weak spot, which keeps the ball even and crack resistant.
Have fun and give the new Franklin X-40 balls a try!!






TOURNAMENT

OH NO, NOT ME!
Have you ever thought about playing in a tournament, 
but are a little apprehensive? 
 Well your QCPC Board of Directors
 has found a way to get rid of that apprehension. 
 Now you can play in a tournament
 with your fellow Quail Creek Members
 at our own home courts.  
The QCPC Board has decided to create our own fun
 "Members Only" Tournament.  
No ratings necessary,
 no USAPA registration,
 no travel, 
and we will register through a Sign Up Genius
 link coming out next week.

We are finalizing all the details, but this will be on
 Saturday/Sunday  April 4th/5th.
The Womens Doubles for levels (2.0/2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0+) 
will be April 4th.
The Mens Doubles for levels (2.0/2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0+) 
 will be on April 5th



IPTPA Ratings - March 30

Skill Levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 available
  Everyone in a session must be going for the same rating.  
  Note your skill level in the comment box. 

 If you are interested in 2.5 rating
contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com to schedule.

The new format a session can be held with 1, 2 or 3 people. 
Maximum 3 people

 Sean Rickard will be the Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  
Fee to the CRS is $33/person for sessions with 2 or 3 people
$45/session with one participant.
The rating consists of two parts, you must pass each part to pass.  
The first part is a skills assessment similar to past ratings.
  The second part consists of 3 games of “ghost doubles”, rally score to 11.
See how ghost doubles are played HERE
  Each session will have a rated player to play against in ghost doubles.
  For more information please see IPTPA website HERE.

Sign up HERE




D R I L L S

2.0 Drills
with Kathy Vollink
Monday, 9 March
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE
&
Monday, 16 March
1 - 3PM
Sign up HERE

2.5 Drills 
with Judy Lyle
Thursday, 12 March
11 - 12:30
Sign up HERE

3.0 Drills
with Sharon Kolarik
Wednesday, 11 March
3 - 4:30
Sign up HERE

SIGN UP FOR ONLY ONE 3.0 DRILL PER WEEK

3.0 Drills
with Mark McNown
Tuesday, 10 March
1 - 2:30
Sign up HERE

3.5 Drills
with Bill Vollink
Thursday, 12 March
3 - 4:30
Sign up HERE

ASSISTED PLAY
with John Lehman
Sunday, 8 March
3 - 5
Sign up HERE
Sunday, 15 March
3 - 5 
Sign up HERE


4.0 Women's Skill Level RR
Saturday, 14 March
11 AM - 1 PM
Sign up HERE




March Beginner Lessons

March 13 and March 20 from 1-3 pm

If you participated in a QCPC Introduction to Pickleball session (or equivalent) and have not yet attended QCPC Beginner Pickleball classes, you are invited to attend Beginner classes. 

These classes will build upon skills introduced in the Intro session and introduce you to additional elements of the game.

 You must sign up in advance using the link below. 
Wear athletic clothing and shoes.
 Loaner paddles will be available for use in the class.  

Sign up HERE

If you have questions, contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com.





March Clinics with Sean Rickard 
Clinics are limited to 8 people.
 Cost is $40/person.

3.0 - March 12
9 - 11 AM
Sign up HERE


3.5 - March 16
11 AM - 1 PM
Sign up HERE  

4.0 - March 23
11 AM - 1 PM
Sign up HERE