Saturday, December 24, 2016

QCPC News, 12/24/2016

Marc Rennessen is Coming Back to QCPC

Hello Quail Creek Pickleballers!

I'm happy to announce that I'll be returning to Quail Creek Country Club on January 16 & 17. This is a short visit only and I'll be offering a clinic each morning from 9am-11am. These are intended for 3.0 and 3.5 players who are keen to improve their pickleball games through fun and focused drills and games!

Each session is open to a maximum of 12 people and is just $35. I've attached a flyer but here are the details:

If you are on the fence, I invite you to look at our totally un-edited survey responses to see what others have said.

You can see more detailed descriptions and sign up by clicking the button below.

Mark Renneson

Third Shot Sports

 See the Description and Sign up for Renneson's Clinic

Needed:  A Volunteer to be the Court Management Chair
We still need someone to volunteer to serve as Court Management Chair for 2017.  The job description is:
"The Court Management Chairperson will ensure that the courts remain in good playing condition.  He/she will ensure that the ball holders remain full and that the nets are at the correct height.  The Court Management Chairperson will work with the POA to ensure that necessary repairs and maintenance are conducted."

There are individuals who volunteer to keep the ball holders full and who clean up the spider webs.  The Chair doesn't have to do that.  The person serving as Court Management Chair may or may not serve on the Board, depending upon the Chair's preferences.

Contact Jean Bustard,, 303-921-8139, if you are interested in this position.

Round Robins Begin at 10 AM 
Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday mornings, with a 10 AM start time.  The January dates are:  January 4, 11, 17, and 25.  The Round Robins will continue every Wednesday morning, except when there is a Club social on that day.

Separate Men's and Women's doubles play will be offered. A transitional Round Robin for players who are beginners and don’t feel comfortable playing in the regular round robin will also be offered.

Open only to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members.

We will start to play games as close to 10:00 as possible.  To facilitate this please be at the courts and signed in with the round robin captain and warmed up and ready to go by 9:50.

Sign in is available from 9:30 to 9:50 at the Pickleball Courts Ramada. No pre-sign-up is required. Come on time because the charts need to be made up before play can begin.  Late players won’t be registered.

You do not need a partner.  You will be assigned a different partner each game.  Plan on playing six games in a 2 hour period.

Normal doubles play and scoring except first team to reach 11 wins the game.  You do not play “win by two”.

Comments, suggestions, and volunteering to help run a round robin are all welcome at

George Mynatt, QCPC RR coordinator

Transitional Round Robins for Beginners
Transitional Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday mornings, with a 10 AM start time. These are for beginners who don't yet feel comfortable playing in the regular round robins.  If you're a beginner and like to play pickleball, this is for you.  A round robin just means that you play multiple games with different people at your level.  It's great fun- Try it!

The January dates are:  January 4, 11, 18, and 25.  Be at the ramada to sign in by 9:50 and be ready for a start time of 10:00 AM.

 Afternoon and Evening Club Open Play
The QC Pickleball Club will sponsor afternoon and evening open play at the following times:

Monday and Thursday Evening, 6-8 PM, on courts 9 and 10.
Tuesday and Friday Afternoon, 2-4 PM, on courts 9-12.

These will continue every week until we announce otherwise.  You must be a member of the QC Pickleball Club to play in these games.  Players at all  levels are welcome.

Club Open Play  to Begin at 9 AM
Because of the cooler weather, Club Open Play will be from 9 AM -12 Noon on Courts 5-12, except for Wednesdays when the Round Robin is using those courts.  Note that you must be a QCPC Club Member to participate in Club Open Play.

Bits & Pieces & Reminders
  • Please don't leave your things on the benches.  Hang them on the fence so there will be room for players to sit down.
  • Net Measuring sticks have been interwoven in the net on each court.
  • Items left at the courts are often placed in the loaner paddle box in the Ramada and then taken to the Madera Club House Lost and Found.
  • Members can check out a paddle for a 2 week period. Please email to to make arrangements.
  • Ball baskets for drills and paddles that can be used for the day are available to members in the box between courts 8 & 9.  Use combo 1461 and be sure to relock the box please.
  • Please remember to CLOSE THE GATES when entering and leaving the courts.
  • As a courtesy to others, please be sure to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

    The following items of apparel are not acceptable:
    Tank tops, swimsuits and cutoffs
    Tube tops, bare midriffs, halter tops, cut offs, swimsuits and the like.