Saturday, February 4, 2017

QCPC News February 4, 2017

Beginner II Lessons This Week 

There will be Beginner II lesson for women on February 6th at 2:00 and for men on February 7 at 2:00.  All participants must have taken a pickleball lesson, have some experience in playing pickleball (either in open play or assisted play), and must be members of QCPC.  Participants can take Beginner II lessons more than once.

Membership Meeting, February 16, 2017

Mark your calendars for the Membership Meeting, February 16,  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 equipment request, and vote on some proposed Bylaw changes (see below). Feedback on the ladder format for Round Robins will be encouraged.  If there are other issues that you wish to discuss, please send them to our President, Jean Bustard,, in advance of the meeting.

Proposed Bylaw Changes

The Board proposes adding a new category of membership for players who are here temporarily.  This would include family and guests of Quail Creek residents and short-term renters.  The reason for this is that visitors often want to participate in Club activities, such as Club Open Play and the Round Robins, but they are not permitted to do so.  This new membership category, Associate Membership, would allow such people to participate on a short-term basis.  The Bylaw change is below with the red portions proposed as additions to the Bylaws (the portions in black are our present Bylaws). We will vote on this change at our February 16 Membership Meeting.

Those eligible for membership in QCPC shall be amateur players, who: 1) are Quail Creek property owners or renters in good standing or 2) have placed a down payment to build a home in Quail Creek. If, for any reason either they, or Robson Community Incorporation (RCI) cancel the contract, their membership in QCPC will be terminated immediately. Dues will be paid annually at the rate set by the QCPC Board.
There are three classes of membership: Full Members, Associate Members and Social Members.  Full Members have voting privileges.  Associate Members and Social Members will pay 50% of regular dues.
Associate Memberships are available for those who are house guests or family members of Quail Creek property owners or short term Renters. The Associate Membership is valid for 30 days from date of payment.
Only Full Members whose dues have been paid for the year and Associate Members whose dues have been paid for 30 days may participate in Club Sanctioned activities, Assisted Play, classes, clinics, and other activities as specified by the Board. Those participating in social events must be Full Members, Associate Members or Social Members.

Sign Up for Assisted Play on 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. Please sign up, so we know how many to expect and how many experienced players will be needed.  There will be no Assisted Play on February 6 because of the Beginner II lesson.

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

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.

  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 8, 10, 22,24. There will be no Round Robin on February 15 because of the Club Social and no Round Robin on February 17 because of the Fireman Tournament.  The Round Robin on February 10 will again use a ladder format.
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.

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

2017 Senior Games

The 2017 Senior Games will again be held at Quail Creek, March 8-10.  There will be men's, women's and mixed doubles divisions for players 3.0 and higher.  Information about the Senior  Games can be found here.  You must register for the tournament here. Go way down to the bottom of this page to register.

There will be no 2.5 divisions in the regular games this year, but there will be a Round Robin on Saturday, March 11 at the GVR East Center for 2.5 players. Men's, Women's, and Mixed Doubles divisions will be available. Players will play 6 games.  The top two teams in each division will then play additional games to determine gold, silver, and bronze metal winners.  See the description and sign-up for the Round Robin
 Message from our USAPA Ambassador

Lenny Friedman, our USAPA Ambassador has provided more information for our members about the USAPA.  Click here to see his message.   


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.