Saturday, May 1, 2021

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
     Prime Time changes
       Save The Date
   


Effective May 8th
 Prime Time at the QC Pickleball courts
 will start at 7 am and go until 9 am.
  
These times will remain in effect through September.




SAVE THE DATE

"PLAY IN MAY"
...All Levels of Play...

MAY 23, 9-11:30 AM

INDIVIDUAL SIGNUPS
8 PLAYER ROUND ROBINS RANDOMLY ASSIGNED
 
Fun and Safe Gathering of Club Members

Music ...Free raffle prizes...
Refreshments served to your assigned court

🎼🎹 FESTIVITIES πŸŽˆπŸ†WILL COME TO YOU🎢🎡 


Players will remain on the same two courts throughout play.
Refreshments and raffle prizes delivered between games to your designated court
 
Sign-up Genius starts May 8th. 

Questions about covid safety or format?
    Contact Joyce Butler, QCPC Social Chairperson,  520-235-3902  

Saturday, April 24, 2021

IN THIS NEWSLETTER
     Welcome New Member
    Congratulations passing the IPTPA Rating test
    Important Court Reservation Inormation
    Your Court Time
    THANK YOU QCPC ROUND ROBIN HOSTS
            AND MEETUP REPS
    New Division in Pro Pickleball 
    A New Drink for PB Fans









CRAIG MACDONALD
GREG LINE


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CONGRATULATIONS

CRAIG WITT
DEB ROBINSON
TOM ROBINSON

passed 3.0 IPTPA Testing


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Court Reservations



It is not uncommon for all courts to be reserved during Prime Time (and other popular hours).  Members know that they need to make these reservations a full week in advance.  But a lot can happen in a week, including injuries, schedule conflicts or changes of plans for you or your playing partners.  We know this can happen to anyone.


  When something comes up

 to prevent a reserved court from being used, 

the Member who made the reservation 

should delete the reservation 

on Hold My Court as soon as possible 

even if it’s only hours before the scheduled time. 

 

QCPC loves to see all the courts being used by Members.  The QC courts are truly a beehive of activity and fun!  But it’s frustrating and unfair to other Members to see multiple reserved courts left unused during popular times—and this has been happening too often.  So please be considerate and delete your reservations if no longer needed. 


Your Court Time 

Please remember that court reservations are only good for the time reserved. If the next reservation is waiting for your court and your time has expired,  you may not continue to play.  You must vacate the court you reserved when your time is up.  If you want to play longer, please move your game to any open non-reserved court.  
Please be considerate to everyone on the pickleball courts.


 

QCPC ROUND ROBIN 


REPS AND MEETUP HOSTS!

 

QCPC members participated in over five thousands hours of Club-sponsored round robin play during the busy fall-winter-spring season.  This included Organized Play (2.0-4.0), Skill Level Play (3.5 & 4.0+), and New Member Meetups (Novice & Intermediate).  Everyone had a great time and kept coming back for more! 

 

These round robins could not have happened without the many volunteer group representatives and Meetup Hosts who made sure everything ran smoothly.  A big thank you goes to all these volunteer reps:

 

Darcy Van Sant

Linda Kelly

Dave Andrew

Laura Eparvier

Sandra Hubbard

Lloyd Warsing

Joanna Miller

Deb Robinson

Donald Armour

Steve Bratlie

Sharon Frank

Bill Foraker

Tom Dean

Karen Morse

Cindy McNown

 

…and other Club members who unofficially filled in when needed.

 

Special recognition goes to Phil Brule, Bill Foraker, and Chuck Eparvier for hosting New Member Meetups.  They welcomed new Club members and were truly great ambassadors for QCPC.

 

QCPC will continue New Member Meetups and Organized Play and Skill-Level round robins into the summer as long as there are enough participants and volunteers.  Check the QCPC website for revised days and times throughout the summer.

 

Dave Mungo

Organized Play Coordinator





NEW DIVISION IN PRO PICKLEBALL

PRO/SPLIT AGE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S 


A new division in professional pickleball competition is called Pro/Split Age in Men's and Women's. One member of the team must 50 years or older. Great and fun completion to watch from Naples, FL in Day 2 of the 2021 US Pickleball Open. Watch on the Pickleball Channel on YouTube. 

Lenny Friedman
US Pickleball Ambassador


Watch HERE





A NEW DRINK 
FOR PICKLEBALL FANS

Contributed by Steve Ware


his sister and brother-in-law 

at the Nationtal Championship in Naples, FL. 

whickedpickle.com




Saturday, April 17, 2021





NEW MEMBERS

BILL SHERLOCK
BRENT KAUFMAN
LARRY KAUFMAN
LEAH VOLLINK




CONGRATULATIONS
Cindy Mueller
Madelyn Witt

Passed 3.0 IPTPA Skill Rating Test



SPORTMANSHIP

A group of Ambassadors and players have volunteered to address the topic of Sportsmanship.  The addition of an important, but understated addition to the 2021 Official Rulebook titled, “The Players” is generating interest in expanding what is currently found on pages 1 and 2 of the Official Rulebook for the purpose of determining fair play standards for pickleball players.

One of those fair play standards is:

“Either partner in doubles can make calls, especially line calls; there is no place in the game for one partner telling another (partner), “that was my call, not yours”.

“The average player would be surprised how many rule change ideas USA Pickleball gets from players who are upset over the lack of decorum and fair play, especially in recreational play”, said USA Pickleball Director of Officiating, Mark Peifer.  “While rules certainly have a place in setting the framework for fair play, it’s cooperation and respect for one another that govern fair play, especially when referees are not involved,” added Mark.

Led by Certified Referee and District Ambassador Dick Osman, the newly formed task force is expected to create a stand-alone document that will complement the official rules. 

The list of Ambassadors and players who have volunteered via their respective Regional Director include: 

Jean Dicesare, Atlantic Region; Anna Walters, Nancy Sutton, Jeff Conradi, and Brent Hall from the Mid-Atlantic Region; Craig Laughlin and Scott Nicastro of the Middle States Region; Andy Carter, Steve Loranger, Leann Land, Sandra Carillo and Linda Koetting of the Mid-South Region; Bobbi Cooper of the Mountain Region; and Cindy Lawton, Robert David, and Christine Wantuck of the Southwest Region.

 Players with ideas for what should be included in the document can contact any one of the Ambassadors above or Dick Osman at dickosman@gmail.com

Lenny Friedman
US Pickleball Ambassador
QCPC Member


NEED A NAME BADGE?


Green, Gray, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red,
White, Yellow, Blue

The badges are $5.00 each,
 order as many as you like.

Shipping is $4.00 per order 
regardless of how many badges per order

Order form HERE



Saturday, April 10, 2021

IN THIS NEWSLETTER
  Welcome New Members
  Court Cleaning
  Did You Know?
  Lost and Found Box
  QCPC Pickleball Store




Brian Clendenin
Eloise Clendenin
Liz Livingston
Diana Schwartz




Court Cleaning

The POA has now committed to 
cleaning our courts on a regular basis. 
They have a set schedule and have purchased
 a new "water broom
that will be used on all Quail Creek courts.

For April the courts will be cleaned as listed:

Tuesday, April 13th 12:30 to 2 PM courts 5/6/7/8
Thursday, April 15th 12:30 to 2 PM courts 9/10/11/12
Tuesday, April 20th 12:30 to 2 PM courts 1/2/3/4
Thursday, April 22nd 12:30 to 2 PM courts 13/14/15/16


The courts have been blocked out on the online reservation system.  In the summer months, the cleaning will move to early in the morning, once a month.






Did you know?

Now that COVID restrictions have been modified,
 the QCPC will now once again
 provide pickleballs to all of the courts.  

David Thomas (Court Maintenance Chairperson)
 is in charge of this program.  
For our Members, 
the QCPC purchases two different pickleballs.

Onix Pure 2 Outdoor Pickleball


  These are located in the white tubes 
     outside of the courts in the walkways.  

  • Exceptional seam welding offers
  •  greater durability and resists splitting
  • Superior balance with strategically aligned, 
  • precision-drilled holes
  • USA Pickleball approved

Franklin X-40 Pickleball
These are located in the black tubes inside each of the courts.
The USAPA approved X-40 Performance Pickleball
 is a premium quality ball that will play well on any outdoor surface. This ball delivers the best in-game flight
 out of any ball on the market thanks to our machine-drilled holes. 
The accuracy of the machine drilled holes 
will assure that each ball will play consistently one after another.
 The X-40 is the best pickleball on the market, try it for yourself today!

USA Pickleball Approved
26-gram weight is perfect for players of all skill levels
Official size, 74mm diameter with 40 precisely machine drills holes create a balanced flight pattern

If you haven't played with one of the pickleballs,
 feel free to try them out to decide which one you like best.
  The QCPC does ask the following:

1.  If the ball goes over the fence, please do not go after them. The terrain outside in areas is very steep with loose rocks and BIG snakes.  
AAA Landscaping will take care of picking them up and returning them.
2.  If you are playing with a pickleball that is cracked, deformed, or has lost its bounce - please just put them into the metal baskets that are hung outside the entrance to the courts. 

Finally, if you are interested in helping David with Court Maintenance,
 please get in touch with Steve Shapiro @ sshapiro57@gmail.com
 This is a fun job that takes just a short amount of time. 
You could actually do the job after 
you are finished with your pickleball game. 
 You would be job sharing with David Thomas.



Lost & Found Box


The famed QCPC Lost & Found box is back in the Ramada. 
 Please check there for any lost treasures (pants, coats, pickleball, paddles, glasses, etc.).  

The only item you won't find in the box is your missing backhand dink!

😏😏😏😏

 The Round Robin sheets and the Club loaner paddles
 will be returned to the box once Open Play is permitted by the POA.






QCPC PICKLEBALL STORE

 

Selkirk “Latitude” Paddles from QCPC - New to pickleball and need a high-quality starter paddle? Ready to upgrade from a cheap off-brand paddle? The Club sells the Selkirk Latitude SLK widebody (graphite face with polymer core) paddle for $60.

Contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.comor 303-335-6707.

 

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.

 

Pickleballcentral.com

Buy all types of pickleball equipment and accessories here. Use the code “CRQuail” to get a 5% discount and an additional 5% goes to the Club to use for equipment purchases.






Saturday, April 3, 2021

IN THIS NEWSLETTER
  Welcome New Members
  Pickle2 Update
  March Social Recap
  Handy Ratings Simple Definitions
  How To Play In the Wind 
   




SUSAN POPP
GORDY NORAINE
TIMOTHY JENKINS
JUDY LIATAUD



Pickle 2 Update

Congratulations to the 100 Members
 that have completed the Pickle 2 training program.  
With so many members trained, 
the training team has scaled back on sessions.  

However, there are new sessions for
 April 12, 13 and 16 from 
noon to 1 pm for 4 players.
  Click here to be taken to the Training Reservations page. 

For those of you who have alreadytaken the training class, 
Jean/Sharon have developed a"suggested settings"
for the Pickle 2 machine that will help with drills, 
such as forehand/backhand, dinks, 
3rd shots, blocks etc. 
(these are suggested and don't compensate for wind).
 Click here to print your own copy.





QCPC March "Social"

On March 28th

QCPC held the 1st COVID "Social" since March 2020. 
 All 16 courts were reserved, and 64 players participated. 
 It was great to see everyone, and all participants had a lot of fun. 
 The planning was done by our Social Chairperson Joyce Butler.
 The decorating was provided by
 Joyce, Tina Davis, Deb Fagan, Donna Davis, and Marilyn Ashman
...it looked "mahvelous".  




Each court had 4 players that just rotated amongst themselves. 
 Six games were played with a 15 minute time limit.  
At the end of each game
 nutritious food was brought to each court,
 and raffle prizes were awarded from local vendors
 (Papa Murphys, Jersey Mikes, Chipotle, and Culvers).  

The last raffle prize awarded was a $50 gift card to Selkirk. 
The excellent music and jokes were provided by Bill Foraker.
  Stay tuned for the next social,
 check our newsletter for dates/times. 

 We really appreciate everyone's patience, 
and following our Club precautions.




HANDY RATINGS SIMPLE DEFINITIONS


Thank you Kathryn Faudi



HOW TO PLAY IN THE WIND


from Pickleball Kitchen
pickleballkitchen.com

Thank You Jeff Morrison