Sunday, December 31, 2017
If you are still interested in an IPTPA rating, spaces are still available. Ratings sessions are being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 5, 6, and 7. There are still a few slots available here. We are also starting an alternate list. Go to this link to signup on the waiting list. Additional spaces will be made available based on need.
Starting January 4, Assisted play for beginners will be on Monday and Thursday from 1 to 3 PM. This is not a lesson, but beginners play while more experienced players watch them and provide pointers to improve their play. The first hour will be assisted, and the participants can play on their own during second hour. You must sign up to participate. Sign-up for Assisted play for January 4th and 8th here. Assisted play will be on Courts 5-7.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Correction: Firefighters' Tournament is February 10-11
The Annual Firefighter's Tournament will be held on the Quail Creek Courts on February 10-11. (The last newsletter indicated that it was in March.) Registration for this tournament opened on December 1. Skill groups are from 2.5 to 4.5+ and events include Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Click here for more information and registration information. This tournament supports local firefighters and their families. It is a fun event and contributes to a worthy cause. Please consider playing in this tournament to support our local firefighters.
Pickleball National Championships on TV
No Round Robin on December 20th
Because of the Birthday Party on Wednesday, December 20th, there will be no Round Robin in the morning. Sign-up below and come play at the social from 3 to 5 PM instead. The Wednesday morning Round Robins will resume on December 27th. Check-in is from 8:30-8:50, and play begins at 9 AM.
PB Courts' 4th Birthday Party on December 20
We will be outside so it is likely to get cold- bring a jacket. To get to Mahogany Gulch, go through the 4-way stop beyond the gatehouse, take first right at Cypress Canyon and the next right at Mahogany Gulch. The Quirk house is the first house on the left at the cul de sac.
Beginner drills will continue on Tuesdays and Saturdays from noon to 2 PM throughout December. There is no sign-up needed for these drills. Just show up and improve your pickleball skills.
Skill-Level Drills Canceled during the HolidaysThere will be no skill-level drills for 2.5 to 3.0 players, 3.0 players, or 3.5 players until after the New Year. Sign-ups will be available for these drills on the Saturday before the drills take place. Watch future newsletters for links to these sign-ups.
Assisted Play for BeginnersAssisted Play for Beginners will be on Thursday, December 21, from 1-3 PM on Courts 5 and 6. There are openings for 8 people in this session. Sign up here. There will be no Assisted Play on December 28. In January, Assisted Play for Beginners will be both on Monday and on Thursday from 1-3 PM on Courts 5, 6, and 7. Sign-ups for those will be available later.
Kathy Palese is Back!
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Dave Weinbach's Clinics and Lessons are Cash Only
One new session has been opened for Dave's Private Lessons, Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 12:30-1:30. Click here to sign up. When you sign up for a private lesson, please take all 4 slots. Select 4 under quantity. Then you can list the names of the others in the private lesson in the Comment Field. You need at least 3 people for a private lesson.
Firefighter's Tournament, February 10 - 11The Annual Firefighter's Tournament will be held on the Quail Creek Courts on February 11-12. Registration for this tournament opened on December 1. Skill groups are from 2.5 to 4.5+ and events include Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Click here for more information and registration information. This tournament supports local firefighters and their families. It is a fun event and contributes to a worthy cause. Please consider playing in this tournament to support our local firefighters.
Drills for 3.0 and 3.5 Players
If you have a USAPA 3.0 rating, a 3.0 rating from a different club or are ready to participate in 3.0 tournaments, you should participate in the 3.0 drills.
Drills for 3.0 and 3.5 players will be held on Friday, December 15. Please sign up for the proper drill level. It is better to drill down (drill at a lower level) than to drill up. Here are the guidelines for signing up for these 3.0 and 3.5 drills.
If you have a USAPA 3.5 rating, played in multiple 3.0 tournaments and medaled or have a 3.5 rating from a different club, you should participate in 3.5 drills.
Drill sessions are designed to help you progress to the next level. Skipping to a higher level does not help your game.
Sign up here for the December 15 drills.
Round Robin Time Changed to 9 AM
Assisted Play Continues on December 14th
PB Courts' 4th Birthday Party on December 20
Our pickleball courts turn 4 in December, 2017. Our annual birthday party is scheduled for December 20th from 3 PM to whenever... We will play pickleball from 3 PM to 5 PM and then have an After Pickleball Social. Registration starts at 2:30. The after PB party will be hosted by Jane and Mike Quirk, 1295 N. Mahogany Gulch Lane, (unit 6), 399-4760. Everyone can bring their drink of choice and either an appetizer or dessert. The Quirks will provide soup and sandwiches. Birthday cake will also be on the menu. Click here to sign up to play and attend the party or just attend the party.
No Drills for 2.5 to 3.0 Players Until January
Dues for 2018 are Due
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Dave Weinbach's Clinics
Lessons with Kathy
No 3.0/3.5 Drills on December 8
Afternoon Club Play Begins on December 5thThe QCPC Board has approved Club Open Play from 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Courts 9-12. The afternoons are getting cooler and playing conditions have been great in the afternoon. Consider joining the afternoon Club Open Play instead of the mornings in order to reduce crowding on the courts during morning Club Open Play.
Drills for Beginners and 2.5 to 3.0 Players
Beginner and Advanced Beginner drills will continue on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 2 PM on Courts 5-7. No sign-up is necessary
for those drills. Just show up, learn new skills, and have fun!
Assisted Play for Beginners
Educational Ratings Program
To get started, we need 50 members willing to be evaluated for the Nationally recognized IPTPA rating. The rating assessment provides detailed skills for different sill levels that can be used as the basis for our education curriculum. Skill levels ratings available to members range from 2.0 to 4.5. To view ratings criteria for the different skill levels visit the IPTPA website http://iptpa.com/iptpa-rating-skills-assessment/ or see the book located in the box under the Ramada.
Please help us develop a standardized education program by signing up to participate in a rating evaluation. Signing up does not commit you to participate as we do not know the actual date. We also ask that you put the rating you think you will want in the comment field. You can change your mind on what rating you want prior to the evaluation. Our goal is to have 50 people signed up before the middle of December.