Friday, May 19, 2017

Green Valley Inter-Community Play - Update

Days and times for inter-community play, every other week, are still the same:

Tuesday 6 - 9 pm, skill level 4.0
Wednesday 6 - 9 pm, skill level 2.5
Friday 6 - 9 pm, skill level 3.0
Sunday 4 - 7, skill level 3.5

GV made signup easier.  Instead of having to provide them with your email address, just go to the Green Valley Pickleball Club website, click on signup genius and select inter-community play.  Click to get to the website.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Inter-community play

Attention Members who are in Quail Creek this Summer:

Green Valley Pickleball Club is hosting inter-community, skill level pickleball play this summer at the East Center (Esperanza & Abrego N).  Play will begin the week of May 30 and continue on a bi-weekly basis through the end of August.   Skill days are:

Tuesday 6 - 9 pm - Skill level 4.0
Wednesday 6 - 9 pm, Skill level 3.0
Friday 6 - 9 pm, Skill level 2.5
Sunday 4 - 7 pm, Skill level 3.5

Participation is limited to the first 19 who signup through Sign-Up Genius.  Play will use a round robin format and Neon Dura Fast Balls.  Participants will be asked to donate $2.00 once, to cover use of the balls.

Other clubs invited include Saddlebrooke Ranch, Saddlebrooke, Voyager, Tucson Racket Club and Tucson Country Club.

To play this summer, you need to be on the Green Valley Inter-Community Play email list.  Invitations will be sent out by skill level.  For example, 4.0 players will receive an invitation to signup for Tuesday nights, 4.0 players will not receive invitations for the other skill-level days.

If you are interested in participating, I put a signup sheet in a three-ring binder in the plastic storage box under the Ramada.  Please add your name, email and skill level to this sheet.  I will consolidate and get the your name to the proper coordinator at Green Valley.  I plan on sending a list to Green Valley this Friday afternoon.  If you don't get on the list this week, you will be able to signup at a later date.  FYI, I also have copies of the Invitation from GV and their Calendar in the folder.

I know many of you do not have a rating.  Please use the Rating Information on the QCPC website to assess yourself and only put one rating on the signup sheet, either 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0.  If you feel that you are in the wrong skill level after playing, you can change by notifying the group coordinator at Green Valley.

If you have questions, Karen Morse or I would be happy to do our best to get your questions answered.

Jean Bustard

P.S. This is my first time using our blog and Mail Chimp.  Hopefully this goes out before Saturday afternoon, if not, sign up when you get this information.  I have not figured out how to attach files, which is why I put a copy of the invitation in the three-ring binder with the signup sheet.  Also, because we do not track skill levels with our member information, I felt the only way for me to get your name and skill level was to ask.  This inter-community play is a first for GV too, so please be understanding as we work through the learning curve.  Thanks - Jean

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

QCPC Newsletter, May 6, 2017

The Shed is Here

Our long-awaited shed was installed last week.  Thanks to the POA for doing the site prep and paying for 1/2 of the shed.  We plan to move everything from the closet under the ramada into the shed, which will have shelves installed.  The Club will buy some tables for socials so members won't have to bring tables anymore.  Thanks to QCPC Past-President David Kikel for his hard work on obtaining this shed and overseeing its installation.  The Board is considering naming it the David Kikel Pickleball Shed.  And No, it won't be painted.  The POA prepared the site at no cost to us and paid for 1/2 of the shed, so they got to pick the color.  What you see is what they picked!

Changes to Club Open Play

Club Open Play will no longer occur on Tuesday and Friday afternoons because it is too hot.  Club Open Play will continue on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 9 PM with four courts reserved for this activity.

Thursday Skill Level Round Robins Suspended

The Thursday afternoon Round Robins will not continue during the summer.  Watch this space for news about these events re-starting in the Fall.

Wednesday Round Robin Play to Begin at 7:30AM

In May, Round Robin play will begin at 7:30
AM.  Check in at the ramada between 7:00 and 7:20 AM.  Be ready to begin play at 7:30.  Separate men's and women's Round Robins will continue as long as there is enough interest.

May Pickleball Social

Save the date.  The next pickleball social will be on May 10, starting at 6:30 in the evening. There will be a round robin followed by desserts and a beverage of your choice.  Bring a dessert to share and whatever you would like to drink. The Club will provide glasses, plates, and plasticware.  You don't need to sign up for this.  Just show up a bit before 6:30 PM, ready to play.

 Last Regular Newsletter

This is the last regular newsletter for the season.  We will send out news when events come up or when we need to inform the QCPC members of something.  Enjoy your summer everyone!