Saturday, January 25, 2020

In this newsletter:
New Members
Which Drill?
Basket for American Cancer Society
Honing Skills with Drills
Assisted Player
4.0 Women’s Skill Level RR
Open Play/Community Play Etiquette
Beginner Classes
Next Ratings
Feb. Lessons and Clinics with Shaun Ricard
Vice President/Secretary QCPC Board





Hugh Williamson
Nan Williamson
Peggy Armstrong
Maggie Winegarden


Drills - Which One Can I Attend

A Friendly Reminder

 QCPC has guidelines for which drill session you may sign up for.  

These guidelines can be found HERE
These guidelines also found under QC Club Resources on the web page right hand side bar.

Instructors are asked to monitor
 whether people meet the proper requirements
 for fairness to those who do.  

Thanks for your understanding



Movie basket donation


All clubs have been asked to donate a basket
 for the Women of QC’s 
annual fund raiser for American Cancer Society. 
The pickleball club is donating a movie basket. 
Tina Davis is collecting money. 
Please donate a few dollars
 when you see her at open play
 or drop off at her address at 2574 E. Alger Dr.. 
There will be a box at her front door.
 Donations needed by February 1st.
  Thank you.





HONING SKILLS WITH DRILLS 

2.0 Drills
with Kathy Vollink
Monday, 27 January
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE

Monday,  3 February
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE

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

3.0 Drills 
with Sharon Kolarick
Wednesday, 29 January
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE

SIGN UP FOR ONLY ONE 3.0 DRILL PER WEEK 

3.0 Drills
with Mark McNown
last one with Mark until March
Tuesday, 28 January 
Sign up HERE

3.5 Drills
with Bill Vollink
Thursday, 30 Jan. 
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE



ASSISTED PLAY FOR BEGINNERS
with John Lehmand
Sunday 16 January
3 - 5
Sign up HERE

Sunday 2 February
3 - 5
Sign up HERE




STAY TUNED

Some members are telling me they are having problems 
with navigating the Sign up Genius. 
You will be getting an email with some instructions!
Be looking for it, if you are in need of help. 
The email will be from the club.



4.0 Women’s Skill Level Play
Saturday, 1 February
11 AM  - 1 PM
Sign up HERE



Open Play/Community Play Etiquette

During these play times, 
 if courts are full and people are waiting, 
please exit the court when your game is finished.

Thank you for your cooperation





QCPC BEGINNER PICKLEBALL CLASSES 
January 26th and 31st

If you participated in the Intro to Pickleball
 session on 1/11/20
 (or have equivalent experience), 
you are invited to move on to Quail Creek Pickleball Club (QCPC) 
Beginner Pickleball classes on 1/26 and 1/31 
1-3 pm.  
The Beginner classes will build on what you learned in Intro to Pickleball
 (grip, dinking, serving, and service returns) and
 add some new wrinkles (transition, drop and baseline shots).
  We'll also cover proper footwork, the "ready" position, and scoring. 

1/26/2020 Class: This is part one of the Beginner Class.  Sign up for this if you were unable to attend the 1/17/2020 session.

1/31/2020 Class: This is part two of the Beginner Class.  Sign up for this if you were unable to attend the 1/24/2020 class. 

Sign-Up HERE





Next Ratings
 Tuesday February 18

Mark your calendar for the next opportunity to be rated.  
IPTPA updated their skill assessment
 by eliminating Modified Play 
and emphasizing game play.  
New signup will come out next week 
after we've had a chance to review the new format.  

For more information go to IPTPA.com.




February Lessons and Clinics
 with Sean Rickard 
our local firefighter and pickleball pro.
He is offering private lessons and clinics to QCPC members.  

Private lessons are for skill levels 3.0 and above
 and can be for 1 to 4 people.  
Please sign up for only one slot, either private lesson or clinic.  

Individual private lessons
Sign up HERE

3.0 Clinic
27 February 
11AM - 1PM
Sign up HERE

3.5 Clinic
7 February
11AM - 1PM
Sign up HERE



Vice President/Secretary

It is time again for the QCPC Board of Directors nominations for Vice President and Secretary.   At this time we do not have any names for the Secretary nominees.  For Vice President we have one nominee so far which is our current V.P. Dave Mungo.   Our next election will be in March 12th at our Annual Meeting.  Kathleen Baker had graciously accepted the position as Secretary and her term has been completed. We appreciate everyone who is currently volunteering in these positions as they are the cornerstone for moving our Club forward.  Please consider adding your name to be nominated.

The term is a two year commitment meeting once a month for 2 hours (not during the summer months).  The election is in March, but the actual term begins in September

Vice-President:  The Vice-President shall assist the President and shall, in his/her absence, perform the duties of that office.  The Vice-President will also assume responsibilities as assigned by the Board.

Secretary:  The Secretary shall record the minutes of general and special meetings of the membership and Board, shall post the minutes in a timely manner, shall be in charge of all records of the QCPC, other than the Treasurer’s, shall maintain an archive of documents involved in the governance of the QCPC, shall be responsible for correspondence as requested by the members of the Board, shall make available any reports required by the Board, shall give notice of all Board and membership meetings at least 96 hours in advance, and shall include the meeting’s agenda with the notice.

If you are interested, please contact Steve Shapiro at sshapiro57@gmail.com.


The next QCPC Board meeting will be on Monday February 3rd at 1pm in the Kino Conference Center.  All members are invited to attend



Saturday, January 18, 2020

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
New Members
January Social Round Robin
Board Position Nominations
Drills, Fun, More Drills
Assisted Play
Last Call for T-shirt and Hat Orders
4.0 Women's Skill Level Play
Beginner to 3.0 Lessons, Kathy Palese
Save the Date


NEW MEMBERS

Cathy Swanson
Steve Meredith
Linda Meredith
Janet Plake
Kenneth Plake
Jennie Gaines
Bill Probst
Robert Schulmeister
Shawn Finnegan
Jeff Marshall
Tom Robinson
Judy Sypkens
Dave Sypkens
Ed Fretrress
Laura Pelz
JoAnne Stockbower
John Stockbower
Mathew Cartier
Jean Cartier
Rose Christenson
Steve Christenson
Joan Wickstrom
Bill Rackley




JANUARY SOCIAL ROUND-ROBIN
TAILGATE PARTY
WEAR YOUR TEAM COLORS/JERSEY


FUN  *  PLAY  *  FOOD  *  MUSIC

66 Player Round Robin
Wednesday 
22 January 
Play starts at 11 AM
Sign in 10:15 - 10:50

***ALL PARTICIPANTS ***
SHOULD ALSO 
SIGN UP TO BRING FOOD ITEM OR HELP

Sign up HERE



Board Positions
Nomination Period Open
Vice President and Secretary
It is time again for the QCPC Board of Directors nominations for Vice President and Secretary.   At this time we do not have any names for the Secretary nominees.  For Vice President we have one nominee so far which is our current V.P. Dave Mungo. 
  Our next election will be in March 12th at our Annual Meeting.  Kathleen Baker had graciously accepted the position as Secretary and her term has been completed. We appreciate everyone who is currently volunteering in these positions as they are the cornerstone for moving our Club forward. 
 Please consider adding your name to be nominated.
The term is a two year commitment meeting once a month for 2 hours (not during the summer months).  The election is in March, but the actual term begins in September
Vice-President The Vice-President shall assist the President and shall, in his/her absence, perform the duties of that office.  The Vice-President will also assume responsibilities as assigned by the Board.

Secretary:  The Secretary shall record the minutes of general and special meetings of the membership and Board, shall post the minutes in a timely manner, shall be in charge of all records of the QCPC, other than the Treasurer’s, shall maintain an archive of documents involved in the governance of the QCPC, shall be responsible for correspondence as requested by the members of the Board, shall make available any reports required by the Board, shall give notice of all Board and membership meetings at least 96 hours in advance, and shall include the meeting’s agenda with the notice.
If you are interested, 
please contact Steve Shapiro at sshapiro57@gmail.com



DRILLS, FUN, MORE DRILLS 

2.0 Drills
with Kathy Vollink
Monday, 20 Jan.
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE

Monday, 27 Jan.
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE

2.5 Drills 
with Judy Lyle
Thursday, 23 Jan.
11 - 12:30 PM
Sign up HERE

3.0 Drills
with Sharon Kolarik
Wednesday, 22 Jan.
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE

SIGN UP FOR ONLY ONE 3.0 DRILL PER WEEK

3.0 Drills
with Mark McNown
Tuesday, 21st Jan
1 - 3:30 PM
Sign up HERE

3:5 Drills
with Bill Vollink 
Thursday, 23 Jan.
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE


ASSISTED PLAY FOR BEGINNERS
with John Lehman
Sunday, 19 Jan. 
3 - 5 PM
Sign up HERE
Sunday, 26 Jan.
3 -5 PM
Sign up HERE










4.0 Women’s Skill Level Play
Rating required
25 January
11 - 1 PM
Sign up HERE





Beginner to 3.0 Skill Level 
Private Lessons Available with Kathy Palese

Kathy Palese is again offering private individual and group lessons 
to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members.  
Kathy is a local instructor and founder of SNAP Pickleball.

SNAP Pickleball is based on play Smart, Nimble And Purposeful pickleball. 
 SNAP pickleball creates a sold foundation in which to build your pickleball game upon.
  Start with the basics and add to those skills as a you are ready.  
Be prepared to take your game to the next level.
Information at https://snappickleball.com.

Private Lessons:  $50.00 per hour
Group Lessons: $25 per person for a one hour lesson, maximum 4 people

If interested, contact Kathy Palese at
Phone: (319) 504-6254




WEAR WITH PRIDE

LAST CALL!

T-SHIRTS AND HATS 
ORDER INFORMATION

Show your support of our club and Pickleball with a NEW club shirt.
Order by Friday, January 23, 2020,
 to get them by mid-February. 
They are available in poly Sport-Tek
 and also in “perfect” weight cotton. 
Many great colors are available.  
Hats in three colors are also available. 
 All shirts and hats will have this club logo on the front. 


Samples of the shirts in various sizes will be available 
at the Wednesday Round Robins until the order due date. 
You will be able to try on various sizes and see the two fabrics.

Women’s Cotton and Poly Tek Crew Neck Shirts, $20.00
Women’s Poly Tek V-Neck Shirts, $22.00
Men’s Cotton and Poly Tek Crew Neck Shirts, $20.00
Extra fee for XXL ($1.50), XXXL ($2.50), XXXXL ($3.50)
Hats, $13.00
Colors that are available for purchase can be seen by clicking on the following
links:

Women’s Shirts, Click here
Men’s Shirts, Click here
Unisex Hats, Click here.  Hat colors are below the men’s shirt colors.

Download and complete the form:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the FORM for Women’s Shirts and Hats.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the FORM for Men’s Shirts and Hats

Print the form and drop the completed form and check off at Susan Jones’ house, 
2620 E Arica Way (Unit 19); Phone 241-3295.
There is a box beside the front door.

If you are purchasing both men’s and women’s shirts, you may combine the costs and just write one check. 
 Indicate that on both forms and clip the forms and check together. 




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 createour own fun
 "Members Only" Tournament.  
No ratings necessary,
 no USAPA registration,
 no travel, 
and we will register through a Sign Up Genius link.

We are finalizing all the details, but this will be on Saturday/Sunday either March 28th/29th or April 4th/5th.
There will be Men's Doubles/Women's Doubles/Mixed Doubles for all levels (2.0/2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0+).

A small entry fee will be waived
 for anyone volunteering
 (check-in/refs/runners/photograph/snacks)

Be sure to watch the newsletter for more details in the coming weeks!


Saturday, January 11, 2020

In this newsletter:
New Members
Tailgate Social Round Robin
Drills
Assisted Play
4.0 Women's Skill Level Play
Women's 3.5 Skill Level RR
Save the Date - Members Tournament
Survey re: Music results
T-Shirts and Hats orders 
Board Position Nominations Open
Beginner Lessons
Helle Sparre Seminar QCPC All member clinic




GAY ROBSON
MARGARET BAILEY
DALE SUCKSTORFF





JANUARY SOCIAL ROUND-ROBIN
TAILGATE PARTY
WEAR YOUR TEAM COLORS/JERSEY



FUN  *  PLAY  *  FOOD  *  MUSIC
66 Player Round Robin
Wednesday 
22 January 
Play starts at 11 AM
Sign in 10:15 - 10:50
Sign up HERE



DRILLS, DRILLS, AND MORE DRILLS 

2.0 Drills
with Kathy Vollink
Monday 13 Jan 
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE
Monday 20 Jan. 
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE

2:5 Drills
with Judy Lyle
Thursday 16 Jan.
11 - 12:30
Sign up HERE

3:0 Drill
with Sharon Kolarik
Wednesday 15 Jan.
3 - 4:30
Sign up HERE

Sign up for only one per week, please

3:0 Drill
with Mark McNown
Tuesday 14 Jan. 
1 - 3:30
Sign up HERE

3:5 Drill
with Bill Vollink
Thursday 16 Jan
3 - 4:30
Sign up HERE



ASSISTED PLAY
FOR BEGINNER GRADUATES
with John Lehman
Sunday 12 Jan.
3 - 5 PM
Sign up HERE

Sunday 19 Jan. 
3 - 5 PM
Sign up HERE




 4.0 WOMEN'S SKILL LEVEL 
NO PLAY
18 JANUARY






Women’s 3.5 Skill-Level Round Robin

A weekly women’s 3.5 Skill-Level Round Robin
 Tuesdays at 2 pm beginning January 14th
  In order to participate you must have a 3.5 rating
 from the USAPA or IPTPA 
or have participated in a pickleball tournament 
published on pickleballtournaments.com 
with results showing competitive play at the 3.5 skill-level. 

Eligible Club members are invited to sign up HERE





TOURNAMENT
OH NO, NOT ME!
Have you ever thought about playing in a tournament, 
but were 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.

We are finalizing all the details, but this will be on Saturday/Sunday either March 28th/29th or April 4th/5th.
There will be Men's Doubles/Women's Doubles/Mixed Doubles for all levels (2.0/2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0+).

A small entry fee will be waived
 for anyone volunteering
 (check-in/refs/runners/photograph/snacks)

Be sure to watch the newsletter for more details in the coming weeks!





The results from the recent QCPC Board survey concerning music are in. We had 218 responses and the results are listed below:

Question 1:  Music will be allowed if players on adjacent courts are asked for and give consent...   50% yes  50% no
Question 2:  No music will be allowed on courts 1-14.  Music will be allowed to be played on courts 15-16...  66% no 34% yes
Question 3:   I don't  have an issue with this, so no changes need to be made...55% yes  45 % No

We appreciated everyones input to our survey, and after reviewing the survey results the QCPC Board has made the decision to not change any of our rules and regulations.


We would suggest that all members
 continue be courteous 
and consider your fellow members
 when making your choice to play music.




WEAR WITH PRIDE
T-SHIRTS AND HATS 
ORDER INFORMATION

Show your support of our club and Pickleball with a NEW club shirt.
Order by Friday, January 23, 2020,
 to get them by mid-February. 
They are available in poly Sport-Tek
 and also in “perfect” weight cotton. 
Many great colors are available.  
Hats in three colors are also available. 
 All shirts and hats will have this club logo on the


Samples of the shirts in various sizes will be available 
at the Wednesday Round Robins until the order due date. 
You will be able to try on various sizes and see the two fabrics.

Women’s Cotton and Poly Tek Crew Neck Shirts, $20.00
Women’s Poly Tek V-Neck Shirts, $22.00
Men’s Cotton and Poly Tek Crew Neck Shirts, $20.00
Extra fee for XXL ($1.50), XXXL ($2.50), XXXXL ($3.50)
Hats, $13.00
Colors that are available for purchase can be seen by clicking on the following
links:

Women’s Shirts, Click here
Men’s Shirts, Click here
Unisex Hats, Click here.  Hat colors are below the men’s shirt colors.

Download and complete the form:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the FORM for Women’s Shirts and Hats.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the FORM for Men’s Shirts and Hats

Print the form and drop the completed form and check off at Susan Jones’ house, 
2620 E Arica Way (Unit 19); Phone 241-3295.
There is a box beside the front door.

If you are purchasing both men’s and women’s shirts, you may combine the costs and just write one check. 
 Indicate that on both forms and clip the forms and check together. 





YOU TUBE CORNER

Links below to great PB videos
Doubles PB Strategy




Board Positions
Nomination Period Open
Vice President and Secretary

It is time again for the QCPC Board of Directors nominations for Vice President and Secretary.   At this time we do not have any names for the Secretary nominees.  For Vice President we have one nominee so far which is our current V.P. Dave Mungo.   Our next election will be in March 12th at our Annual Meeting.  Kathleen Baker had graciously accepted the position as Secretary and her term has been completed. We appreciate everyone who is currently volunteering in these positions as they are the cornerstone for moving our Club forward.  Please consider adding your name to be nominated.

The term is a two year commitment meeting once a month for 2 hours (not during the summer months).  The election is in March, but the actual term begins in September

Vice-President The Vice-President shall assist the President and shall, in his/her absence, perform the duties of that office.  The Vice-President will also assume responsibilities as assigned by the Board.

Secretary:  The Secretary shall record the minutes of general and special meetings of the membership and Board, shall post the minutes in a timely manner, shall be in charge of all records of the QCPC, other than the Treasurer’s, shall maintain an archive of documents involved in the governance of the QCPC, shall be responsible for correspondence as requested by the members of the Board, shall make available any reports required by the Board, shall give notice of all Board and membership meetings at least 96 hours in advance, and shall include the meeting’s agenda with the notice.

If you are interested, 
please contact Steve Shapiro at sshapiro57@gmail.com




JANUARY BEGINNER PICKLEBALL CLASSES
Fridays
January 17th and 24th 
1 - 3 PM
For participants in a QCPC Introduction to Pickleball session
 (or equivalent), who have not yet attended QCPC Beginner Pickleball classes.
These classes will build upon skills introduced  in the Intro session
and build your knowledge with additional elements of the game.
You must sign up in advance using the link below or on the Club website.
Wear athletic clothing and shoes. 
Loaner paddles will be available for use in the class.  
 If you have questions, contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com

Sign up HERE



*******RETURN EVENT*******
HELLE SPARRE SEMINAR
QCPC Hosts All-Member Clinic 
with Helle Sparre Saturday January 18 @ 2:00 pm 

Everyone is invited to a doubles strategy seminar with Helle Sparre
Saturday, January 18 @ 2:00 pm
at the Ramada.  

Helle will demonstrate positioning and strategy
 to maximize your ability
 to neutralize attacks and have impenetrable defense.
Seminar will start at 2:00 pm.  

Signup using the link below to help us get a feel for numbers
Signup HERE 
If you don’t sign up, no worries, come down anyway.