Saturday, March 18, 2017

QCPC Newsletter March 18, 2017

More Metals at the Senior Games

QCPC members won a Gold Medal in the Mixed Doubles and a Bronze Medal in the Men’s Doubles games at the 2.5 level on Saturday, March 11.  Debbie Downs and her partner won Gold in the Mixed Doubles, and Bob Forsyth and Don Wilhelmi won Bronze in the Men’s Doubles.  Congratulations to them!

 Beginner Lessons – Pickleball 101

 A set of three classes will progress through the primary pickleball strokes: Serve, Return, Dink, Forehand Groundstroke, Backhand Groundstroke, Third Shot Drops and Lobs. Class will begin with lesson and practice on proper form, followed by assisted play.  Participants must have taken the Orientation to Pickleball, or another similar introduction to the sport.  The lead instructor is Kathy Palese.  You are encouraged to sign up for all three classes, but if you are not able to do that, sign up for any ones that work for you.

Dates:   Day 1 March 22, 3 – 5 pm.  Class will cover safety, dink shot, volley and serve

 Day 2 March 29, 3 – 5 pm.  Class will cover return of serve, court position, strategy and 
ground stroke

Day 3 April 5, 3 – 5 pm. Class will review third shot drops and lobs.
Note – times for days 2 and 3 depend on weather.  Watch newsletter for any time changes.

Courts:  1-4

Class capacity 16 students.  Sign up HERE.  Note that simply clicking on Sign-up next to Pickleball 101 will not sign you up.  After clicking on the sessions you wish to attend, you need to go down to the bottom of the page and click on Submit and Sign-Up.

Assisted Play for Intermediates

Club member Rick Schworck, USAPA 4.5 player, will host assisted play sessions.  These sessions will begin with a review of shots and strategy, followed by assisted play.  These classes are for players with 1 or more years of experience who want to advance to playing at higher levels.

Dates:  Tuesday March 21, 10 – noon
 Tuesday March 28, 10 – noon

Location:  Courts 1 and 2

Because space is limited, please sign up for only one of these sessions.
Class capacity 12 students.  Sign up HERE.  Note that simply clicking on Sign-up next to Intermediate Assisted Play will not sign you up.  After clicking on the session you wish to attend, you need to go down to the bottom of the page and click on Submit and Sign-Up.

Lost Paddle

A new black Titan pickleball paddle is missing.  This paddle belongs to Rodney from Pickleball Rocks.  If found, please return to Lenny Friedman, 541-890-1620, or 

 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

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.  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.

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.
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 o 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.