Friday, October 20, 2017

QCPC Newsletter, October 21, 2017

Carabiners Missing from Round Robin Box

Someone took all of the carabiners out of the box that the club purchased for Wednesday’s round robin play.  This is unacceptable behavior if done intentionally.  If you borrowed the carabiners, please return them, no questions asked.  If you know someone who took (stole) the carabiners, please report them as they will lose Club privileges and will be reported to authorities.  I can speak for many when I say that we don’t want people like this in our community, whether they be guests, workers or residents.  Jean Bustard, QCPC President

Members Only May Participate in 
Club Open Play and Drills

In order to participate in Club Open Play on Monday - Saturday from 8 AM - 10 AM or in any of the drill clinics, you must be a member of the Quail Creek Pickeball Club who has paid dues for 2017.  If a person is here for a short time (either visitor or renter) and wishes to participate, he/she may become an Associate Member of QCPC for 30 days.  The cost of Associate Membership is $10.  Contact Susan Jones to become an Associate Member, can also join as a full member by contacting Susan.

Mixed Intermediate Drills

Separate drill clinics will be available for 3.0 players and for 3.5 players.  Eight players may participate in each clinic. The clinic for 3.0 men and women will be on Tuesday, 10/24, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  Sign up here for the 3.0 clinic.  The clinic for 3.5 men and women will be on Tuesday, 10/24, from 3:00 to 4:00.  Sign up here for the 3.5 clinic. Clinics will be held on Courts 11 and 12.

 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.

  Round Robin on Wednesday, October 25

Round Robins are on Wednesday mornings. Separate Round Robins will be held for Men, Women, and Beginners. Sign-in between 7:30 and 7:50, and be ready to play at 8:00 AM.  A social will be held along with the Round Robin.  Coffee, cold drinks, and snacks will be available in the Ramada.  Join your Round Robin group along with others to relax during byes and between and after games.  Please bring a snack to share.

  Beginner Drills

Beginner I drills are Saturdays from 12 noon - 2 PM on Courts 5, 6, 7, and 8.   Beginner II drills are on Tuesdays from 12 noon until 2 PM on Courts 9, 10, 11, and 12.  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.

Referees Needed for Blind Date Tournament

If you have attended referee training, we need you to help referee at the Blind Date Tournament on November 11-12.  You may select the  level of play at which you fell comfortable refereeing.  Players may also referee.  There is an option to "Referee when done playing."  Click here to sign up to be a referee.

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!