Saturday, March 11, 2017

QCPC Newsletter March 11, 2017

QCPC Members Win Medals at Senior Games

Kudos to all QCPC members who participated in the senior games.  Congratulations to those who won medals:

Men's Doubles 4.0
   Gold - Tom Reichard and his partner
   Silver - Doug Stacken and Ron Grantz
Mixed Doubless 4.0
   Silver - Mary Hughes and Doug Stacken
Mixed Doubles 4.5
   Bronze - Sharon Kolarik and Rick Schworck
Women's Doubles 3.0
   Bronze - Karen Conner and Kathy Vollink
Women's Doubles 4.0
   Silver - Sharon Kolarik and Mary Hughes

Space Remains in Joey Farias' Lessons and Clinic

There is still space in the Joey Farias' Clinic on Sunday, March 12, 1 - 3 PM.  There are also slots for Small Group Lessons available.  The 3-4 PM and 4-5 PM group slots are completely open. Click here to sign up for these openings.  Sign-ups will close at 7 PM on Saturday, March 11.

Tuesday Morning Drills

On Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 AM, a one-hour clinic will be offered for all men and women, any skill level.  We spend the hour working on footwork skills, specific paddle skills (dinking, lobing, 3rd shot drop, overhead shots, etc.) and stretching for pickleball players.  The Clinic will be on Courts 1 and 2.  There is no need to sign-up; just show up at 8:00 AM.

Self-Rated Skill Level Round Robin

Come play against players that are at your same skill level in a Round-Robin (RR) format. Skill Level is determined by a Self-Rating Tool completed by the player.  This RR takes place each Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Courts 5-8.  Currently, we run 2.0-2.5 RR and 3.0 RR for women but would like to expand to include men in their own Skill Level RR. If you have not yet completed a Self-Rating Tool come to this RR a few minutes early to determine your skill level. It is really fun to battle for every point.

Wednesday and Friday Round Robins 

Wednesday and Friday Round Robins will continue through the end of March, beginning at 9 AM with check-in from 8:30 - 8:50 AM (except for March 15 when the Club Social is scheduled).  Both Round Robins will be the regular format using charts to assign courts. Beginning in April, regular Round Robins will only occur on Wednesdays, beginning at  8:00 AM with check-in from 7:30 - 7:50 AM.

Quail Creek Classic Charity Pickleball Tournament

Help raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, which is the USAPA charity for 2017.  The tournament is April 1-2, 2017 at the Quail Creek Pickleball Courts.
2.0-2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 players (men and women) are invited to join us in having fun playing pickleball and raise money for St. Jude's. Go to to download registration/waiver and tournament rules.
Registration Deadline:  March 26, 2017

Referees Needed for QC Classic Tournament

Referees are needed for the Quail Creek Classic Tournament on April 1 and 2.  If you would like to referee but haven't had training, sign up for the Referee Clinic on March 17th at 2:00 PM at the pickleball courts.  Sign up here for the Referee Clinic.  Referees will work for 2 to 3 hours, 8 - 11 AM, 11 AM - 1 PM, 1 - 4 PM, or 4 - 6 PM.  Sign up here to referee on April 1 and/or April 2.

More Courts, Earlier Time for Club Open Play

Because Club Open Play has been crowded, the QCPC Board has reserved two more courts for Club Open Play on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (after April 1) and Saturday.  (Round Robins or socials are on the other days.)  Courts 3 and 4 will be available for Club Open Play, and those can no longer be reserved during Open Play.  Remember only Club members can use these courts during the Club Open Play times. The additional courts will be reserved for Club Open Play until April 15th.   The Board has also changed to time for Club Open Play to 8 - 11 AM because the weather is becoming hotter.

Pickleball Rodeo March 15

Spaces are still available for the Pickleball Rodeo on March 15, 9:30 AM to1 PM.  There will be fun pickleball activities to allow you to test your skills.  Sign-ups close on Sunday, March 12 at 5:30 PM.

:  9:30 to 9:50 AM

Activities:  10:00 AM to 12 noon

Lunch:  12 noon to 1:00 PM

Bring your own lunch and drink.

Everyone should sign up themselves (not for spouses, partners etc.).  When signing up, please indicate your self-rating level.  Go to our website ( to find a link for self-rating on the right side of the website.
To sign-up, go to SignUp Genius and sign yourself up to play and to help out or bring a food item.  We also need non-player monitors to help determine the winners of various events.  You can sign up for all that on SignUP Genius.
Click here to sign up.  

Volunteers Needed for April Social

We still need organizers for our April social on April 19.  It can be any format and at any time desired by the organizers.  Please contact Sandy Veydt,, to volunteer to help organize this event.  It's fun to work together to plan a social event and not too much work for anyone because you can get volunteers to do many of the tasks.