Saturday, April 8, 2017

QCPC Newsletter April 8, 2017

Additional Pickleball 101 Session Offered

An additional beginner class will be offered on April 12 from 3 PM to 5 PM on Courts 1 - 4.   This is a continuation of Pickleball 101 that has been offered on Wednesdays. Participants need to have attended at least 1 of the other 3 classes to attend this one.  This class will review skills and focus on assisted play. The lead instructor is Kathy Palese. 

Class capacity 16 students.  Sign up HERE for the 4th lesson.  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.

Courts 3 and 4 Designated as Beginner Courts

Beginning this week, Courts 3 and 4 will be 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 on Tuesday mornings.

Drills Now Offered on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings

On Tuesdays and now also on 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 1 and 2 until April 15, and then it will move to Courts 11 and 12.  There is no need to sign-up; just show up at 8:00 AM.

Reservable Courts Change Until April 15th

Effective immediately, Courts 13 and 14 will be reservable from 8-10 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays because Courts 1 and 2 will be used from drills.  This will continue until April 15th.  After April 15th, Courts 1 and 2 will be reservable and Courts 13 and 14 will again be for drop-in play.

Some Courts Closed on April 27th

QCPC's new shed will be installed on Thursday, 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.

Court 1 Closed on April 11th

The POA is planning to fix our dented fence on Court 1 on April 11, from 7 AM to 11 AM. Court 1 will be closed during that time period.

Help Needed for May Social

Sandy Veydt, our Social Chairperson, need volunteers to help with the May social on May 17.  Contact Sandy at 520-300-6525, or

Be Sure Storage Bin is Securely Locked

When you remove something from our storage bin, be sure to lock it up again, even though you will be returning the items soon.  The bin was left unlocked during the storm that we had last week.  The contents of the bin became wet and the hinges were bent by the wind.  The combination for the bin is the address of the ramada, 1461.  You have to push down on the lock in order to both open and close it.  Make sure that the lock goes through the loop for the cover and not just the bottom loop.  

Rattle Snakes Are Out

PB Players on Friday had a visit from a diamondback rattler.  The snake was first spotted on the rocks near the door to Court 12.  These snakes are hard to see on the rocks, so please look before you step on the rocks.  The snake proceeded up the sidewalk and then went across the side of Court 6, ending up in the desert behind Court 6.  He and his friends are out there, so please no retrieving balls that go outside the courts.  

Spring Fling Pickleball Social 
on April 19

Please join us at the Ramada for an afternoon of Pickleball fun. Help us say goodbye to our new and old friends until they return next year.   We will do a lot of 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 delete your sign up from Sign-up Genius.  Arrive at the courts to sign in between 2 and 2:30. Activities from 2:30 to 4:30.  Happy hours start at 4:30 until ?.  

Click HERE to sign up.  Click on RSVP in order to sign-up for the event and then click on Add More Items to sign up to bring something or to help out.

Round Robins on Wednesdays

Round Robins will now be held only on Wednesdays.  Play will begin at 8:00 AM.  Sign in at the Ramada between 7:30 and 7:50 AM.  Separate Round Robins will be held for men and women.  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.