Saturday, October 14, 2017

QCPC Newsletter October 14, 2017

Halloween Social, November 1st

Please join us for an evening of Halloween pickleball fun- round robin, food, door prizes and great company.  Bring a chair and the beverage of your choice.

TIME:  Play begins at 4:00pm / Check in at 3:30pm

FOOD:  Appetizers and Desserts / Bring your own drinks.  (Plugs will be available for hot plates, crock pots, etc.; feel free to bring a cooler for cold items.)

PICKLEBALL:  Round Robin Tournament will be played from 4-5 PM, so please indicate on sign-up if you want to play or just attend the social.

In keeping with the festivities of Halloween, you are encouraged to dress in costume that will safely allow you to play pickleball.  But costumes are optional.

There will be door prizes at the end of the evening.

Sign-up here to attend, play, bring food, or help.  You may sign up multiple people with one sign-up, but be sure to indicate how many you are signing up for each thing in the Quantity field and put the other person's name in the Other Person field.

 Drill Times Are Changed

The times for the Beginner II and Intermediate drills have changed since the last newsletter.  Beginner II drills will be on Tuesdays from 12 noon until 2 PM on Courts 9, 10, 11, and 12.  Intermediate drills will be on Tuesdays from 2 PM to 4 PM on Courts 11 and 12.  Only eight 3.0 - 3.5 men or women may participate in intermediate drills each week.  Please sign up here for Intermediate drills. Beginner I drills remain on Saturdays from 12 noon - 2 PM on Courts 5, 6, 7, and 8.  No sign-up is needed for beginner drills.

Bus to USAPA Nationals on November 5

QCPC will sponsor a bus (with a bathroom) to attend the USAPA National Pickleball Tournament in Casa Grande on Sunday, November 5.  The bus will begin loading at 8 AM and will leave Quail Creek at 9 AM.  Two of our members, Sharon Kolarik and Mary Hughes, will be playing in Women's Doubles that day, so our club members should have a chance to watch and support them.  We will have a potluck lunch, so plan to bring something to share for lunch.  The cost is $25/person.  More information can be found here.  Use this form to sign up.

Saddlebrook Ranch- Quail Creek Invitational Sign-Ups End Soon

Saddlebrooke Ranch is inviting Quail Creek pickleball players to a fun, social, round robin on their new courts on October 25.  Sign up as double pairs in women’s or men’s doubles and mixed doubles, or if you don't have a partner and would like to play, just put Need a partner in the slot where you would list your partner's name. Rating categories are 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5.  Saddlebrooke Ranch Pickleball Club will provide fruit and snacks for players in the morning.  The Club Bistro is a block from the courts and is open for lunch and happy hour until 7:00 pm.  Don’t miss this chance to play as a club with our Robson Community neighbors.  Details of the tournament can be seen here, and you can sign-up here.  If you are planning to play, please sign up now so the organizers can organize the games.

Referee Clinic

There will be a USAPA Referee Course on Saturday, 11/11/2017, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the Santa Rita Room of the Voyager Resort.  On the court training will be on Sunday, 11/12/2017 at 1:00 PM. This course is for players who want to become USAPA referees and referees who want to become USAPA Certified Referees. Please reserve a seat for the class by calling Ron Olivares, Cell phone- 520-719-1318, or Home phone- 520-574-5048.

Blind Date Tournament

On November 11-12, Quail Creek will host a Blind Date Tournament to benefit the Green Valley Food Bank and  Friends In Deed.  Your date (partner) for this tournament will be randomly chosen from players from Green Valley.  There will be Women's, Men's, and Mixed Doubles at the 2.5, 3.0,  3.5, and 4.0 levels.  Information, registration forms, and waivers can be found on our website ( on the right side under Tournaments. Click here to go there directly.  Note that the registration deadline is November 6, but earlier sign-ups are encouraged!