Saturday, April 15, 2017

QCPC Newsletter April 15, 2017

Rattlesnake Picture

Here is a picture of last week's rattlesnake as it moves along the edge of Court 6.  Be alert for snakes on the rocks near the pickleball courts. They blend in perfectly.

Time is Running out to Sign Up for Spring Fling Social

The last time you can sign up for the Spring Fling Social on Wedensday, April 19 is Monday April 17, at 5:00 PM.  Come to the courts on Wenesday between 2:00 and 2:30 PM to sign in. Activities are from 2:30 to 4:30, and Happy Hour starts at 4:30 until ?.  Help up say goodbye to our new and old friends until they return next year.   We will do some dinking and other games.  After the games, settle down to some appetizers and  bring your favorite beverage.   Sign up to bring an appetizer and/or to help out with the social. Each person will have to sign up on their own.  If you decide to change your mind please update sign up genius.  
Click HERE to sign up.

Lost Paddle

 On Friday, April 14th, Jerry Parker lost a purple Z5 pickleball paddle at the courts.  He has searched the lockers at the courts and the lost and found at the Madera clubhouse.  If anyone picked up Jerry's paddle, please contact him at

Tuesday and Thursday Drills Move to Courts 11 and 12

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 AM, a one-hour drill 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 11 and 12. There is no need to sign-up; just show up at 8:00 AM.

Club Open Play Courts Change

Generally, Club Open Play will be Monday through Saturday from 8 AM  to 11 AM on Courts 5-12. However, the are some exceptions to this.  On Tuesday and Thursday, Courts 11-12 will be used for drills from 8 AM to 9 AM, so Club Open Play will begin on those courts at 9 AM on Tuesday and Thursday.  There will be no Club Open Play on Wednesdays when there is a Round Robin.  This will be every Wednesday, except when there is a Club Social, as on April 19.  So Club Open Play will occur on April 19 on Courts 5-12, but not on other Wednesdays in April.

 Beginner Courts Designated on Tuesday Mornings

Courts 3 and 4 are designated as Beginner's Courts on Tuesday mornings from 8 AM to 11 AM until April 30. Beginners are encouraged to meet at these courts for Club Open Play.  If the courts are not being used by beginners, then other players may use the courts, but beginners have priority on Courts 3 and 4.

Some Courts Closed on April 27th

QCPC's new shed will be installed on April 27th.  The workers will need adequate access to the area and to electricity during the installation.  Therefore, Courts 1-4 will be closed from 7 AM to 4 PM on April 27.

Wednesday Round Robins Will Continue on Wednesdays in Summer

Assuming that there continues to be enough interest, men's and women's Round Robins will be held on Wednesdays during the summer, except when there is a Club Social on Wednesday (no Round Robin on April 19th).  Play will begin at 8:00 AM.  Sign in at the Ramada between 7:30 and 7:50 AM.  You must be signed in by 8:50 in order to play so that your captain can set up the appropriate Round Robin tables.  The usual format will be used with games to 11, but you don' t need to win by 2.