Saturday, January 28, 2017

QCPC News January 28, 2017

Last Chance to Order QCPC T-Shirts and Hats

Show your support of our club and Pickleball with a NEW club shirt.  Order by Monday, January 30 to get them by mid-February.  At $20 each, buy more than one of these comfortable tech shirts for yourself and your family.  Many great colors are available and you can get them with or without the back logo.

The Deadline is for ordering is January 30, 2017.

The following logo will be on the back of the shirt, unless you opt to buy a shirt with the
front logo only.
The following logo will be on the front of the shirt and on the front of the hat.
Download and complete the form

Print the form and drop the completed form off at Rhonda Sullivan's house, 2167 E Spurwind Lane. (Unit 24), Phone 207-0872, by January 30 with your check (no cash) payable to "QCPC".  There is a box by Rhonda's front door where you can put your form and check.

Shirts      $20.00
Hats        $14.00
The QCPC Board has selected TROPIC BLUE as the club endorsed color for Quail Creek team events.  It is marked with stars on the round neck picture (but there aren't stars on the shirt) and a check mark on the v-neck picture.

Additional colors that are available for purchase can be seen by clicking on the following
links. The names of the colors are hard to see in the pictures, but they are in the same order as on the order form.  Sand is only available in men's shirts. 

Colors for round neck shirts in both a men's and women's style can be seen here.  

Colors for women's V-neck shirts can be seen here.

Hats are available in Tan only. Click here for a picture of the hat (without the logo).

Valentines' Pickleball Social 

February 15, 2017

Please join us at the Pickelball Court Ramada for a round robin and social followed by a light brunch. The club will provide coffee and donuts.  You will have a chance to meet our new  and returning Pickleball friends.

We will have round robin play from 10:00 until 12:00. Sign up will be starting at 9:30.  There will be 56 players and you must sign up for yourself.  Please sign up on SignUp Genius to play and to bring fruit, snacks, eggs, or juice, or to help out.

 Fireman's Tournament and Ball

The Fireman's Tournament will be held at Quail Creek on February 17The registration categories are:
*Men’s Doubles ADVANCED (3.0 & above)

*Mixed Doubles INTERMEDIATE (2.5 - 3.5 non-medal winners)

*Women’s Doubles BEGINNER (2.5 - 3.0 non-medal winners)
Sign up either as a team or as an individual.

There is still room to sign up in all divisions.  Let's support our local firefighters by participating in this tournament.

Click below for more information and for a registration link: 

 Fireman's Tournament Flyer

In addition to the tournament, the Firefighters Ball will be held at Madera Clubhouse on March 11.  For information click here.

Membership Meeting, February 16, 2017

Mark your calendars for the Membership Meeting from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Note that this meeting is NOT in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom, but it is in Kino Conference Center. Enter through the Mesquite or Occotillo Room doors. We will discuss and approve the 2017 budget, discuss our capital equpment request, and vote on some proposed Bylaw changes.  If there are other issues that you wish to discuss, please send them to our President, Jean Bustard,, in advance of the meeting.

 Assisted Play Continues of Monday Afternoons

Assisted play will be offered on Mondays from 2 - 4 PM for beginners who are Club Members and who have taken a beginning lesson. This isn't a lesson, but more experienced players will help beginners with various aspects of the game and give them pointers for more successful play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play pickleball.  The first session will be on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2 PM.  There is no need to sign up for that session.  Just show up on Courts 1-4 for Assisted Play.  After that, however, please sign up for the January 23 and 30 sessions, so we know how many to expect and how many experienced players will be needed.

Click here to sign up for Assisted Play on January 30, or February 13, 20, or 27.

  Wednesday and Friday Round Robins Continue

Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday and Friday, both with a 10 AM start time.  The dates are February 1, 3, 8, 10, 22,24

We are trying a somewhat different format on Fridays in an attempt to match player levels better, which should result in better games

Both Wednesdays and Fridays are open only to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members.  Separate Men's and Women's doubles play will be offered.  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”.

Sign in is available from 9:30 to 9:50 at the Pickleball Courts ramada. No pre-sign-up is required.  

We will start to play games as close to 10:00 as possible.  Your captains need the 10 minutes from 9:50 to 10:00 to allocate courts and prepare the charts, make brief announcements and get players pointed toward their assigned courts. Once this process starts, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

Please be at the courts and signed in with the round robin captain, warmed up and ready to go by 9:50. 

NOTES ON PARKING:  The round robins are becoming quite popular.  We are in the busy time of year for our community and the club anticipates these events to fill to capacity (14 courts).  Last week, parking became an issue.  If at all possible, consider bikes, golf carts and perhaps car pooling with someone to help relieve congestion.  If you get to the parking lot and are unable to find a spot call the QC Community Services Patrol office at 520-393-2941.  They have been apprised of the possibility of overflow during the RR times and should direct you to a spot by the main gate or along the road.

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

George Mynatt, QCPC RR coordinator