Monday, January 16, 2017

QCPC News January 16, 2017

Time to Order New QCPC T-Shirts and Hats

Did you miss getting a shirt or hat last year?  Would you like another fun color?

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).

 Assisted Play Starts Again
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 23 or 30.

Now:  Wednesday and Friday Round Robins  

Round Robins will continue to be held on Wednesday and are also now offered on Friday, both with a 10 AM start time.  The January dates are:  January 18, 20, 25 and 27. 

We hope to have Fridays be a somewhat different format from Wednesdays; offering members a different playing experience.  The club is working out some of the logistical issues on this.  More info soon!!!!!.

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

 Mark Rennesen Will Offer Instructor Clinic

Mark Renneson is offering a free clinic on Pickleball Instruction for players with more advanced skills.  The clinic is Tuesday, January 17, at 5:00 PM.  Mark does this as a thank you for supporting his being here.  It will include:

- effective group lesson structures
- effective drills for different situations
- the first 5 minutes: how to gain and maintain students' attention
- do's and don't of teaching beginning player
Only 6 slots are available. Sign up here

If you haven't signed up for Mark's other two clinics on January 17 and 18, click the link below for more information and to sign up for those.

See the Description and Sign up for Renneson's  QC Clinic 

 Court Management Chair Position Filled

Jeannie Innacchino has agreed to serve as our Court Management Chair. Thanks for stepping up Jeannie! Our positions for 2017 are all filled now.  If you wish to communicate with our Board or Committee members, their names and e-mails are on the Website, under a tab at the top called QCPC Board.  There is also a Suggestion Box tab at the top indicating who to contact with various types of suggestions and comments.

Prem Carnot Will Hold 2-Day Clinic in Tucson
QCPC members are invited to participate in a 2-day pickleball clinic on March 18 and 19 held by pickleball instructor and championship player, Prem Carnot.  Prem is known as "The Pickleball Guru" and is the author of Smart Pickleball, a best selling book on Amazon.  Prem was at Quail Creek two years ago and gave an excellent clinic.  Click on the link below for more information about the clinic and about registering for the clinic.

Click Here for Prem's Clinic Information 

 Dues are Past Due

 Your 2017 dues were due on January 1, 2017.  If you haven't yet paid dues, you may still pay by dropping off a check at the home of our Membership Chair, Susan Jones, 2620 Arica Way.  There is a box by her front door for dues.  Dues are $20.00 a year.  Make your check payable to QCPC.  After January 31, we will eliminate non-paid individuals from our Membership list.  You will no longer receive newsletters and you will no longer be able to participate in Club activities.  So, if you wish to remain a QCPC member, please pay your dues as soon as possible.

Fireman's Tournament

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.  The number of players is limited, so sign up soon if you are interested in playing.  Registration starts on January 10. Click below for more information and for a registration link: 

 Fireman's Tournament Flyer