Monday, January 23, 2017

QCPC News January 23, 2017

Beginner Assisted Play to Continue Through February

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.  Please sign up for Assisted Play on the following dates:  January 23, 30; February 13, 20, 27.  There is no Assisted Play on February 6 because of the Beginner II lesson on that date.
Click here to sign up for Assisted Play.

 USAPA Information and Membership

Lenny Friedman is a USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) ambassador.  He has asked that we provide our members with the following information about the USA Pickleball Association.  Click here to read about the USAPA and learn how to join.

 Club Open Play

The QC Pickleball Club's Open Play times are as follows:   

Monday through Saturday Morning, 9 AM - 12 noon on Courts 5-12

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.

During Club Open Play, players should invite anyone sitting out to rotate in following a game.  Typically, players wait until another game finishes so that they can mix up the players on two courts.  If you wish to play several games with the same 4 people, then you should play on courts other than those reserved for Club Open Play. Note that courts can be reserved for "closed" play.

Beginner II Lessons To Be Offered In February

Lenny Friedman is teaching Beginner II lessons separately for men and women in February. In order to take a Beginner II lesson, players must have completed a Beginner I lesson and have played at least 6 games of pickleball. A Beginner II lesson will be offered for Women on February 6 and for men on February 7.  Lessons will be from 2-4 PM on Courts 1-4.  Wear court shoes and bring plenty of water to the lesson.


Time to Order New QCPC T-Shirts and Hats

Show your support of our club and Pickleball with a NEW club shirt.  Order this week 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).

Valentine's Club Social

Our next Club social will be a Valentine's Day brunch.  Starting at 9:30, we will play a Round Robin followed by a light brunch. 

Save the Date:  February 15.  

  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 dates are:  January 25 and 27; February 1, 3, 8, 10, 22, 24.

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

 Website Tips

You can access the list of our members, along with their phone numbers and e-mails, by clicking on the Member List tab at the top of the website page.  Then enter the password that you were given (Hint:  it is pickle#### where the #s are the Ramada address).  It will open up in an Excel file on your screen.

Note that you can reserve courts by clicking on Court Reservations under QC Club Resources. Courts can be reserved up to seven days in advance.  Courts can be reserved for 2 hours

for doubles play and one hour for singles play.  If you make a courts reservation and later find out that you are unable to play, please go back in and cancel the reservation.

Our website is searchable.  If you want to find a newsletter in which a specific topic was mentioned, type the topic in the Search box on the lower right of the website.  It will find the newsletters that contain that topic.

The 2016 and 2017 minutes from our Board meetings are on a separate website. Go to that website by clicking on Minutes under QC Club Resources on the right side of the webpage.The minutes are also searchable from that website by putting a topic in the Search box on the bottom right side of the page.  It will find all the minutes in which that topic was mentioned.