Friday, December 15, 2017

QCPC Newsletter, December 16, 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

On Saturday, December 23, starting at 11 AM MST, a 2-hour broadcast of the 2017 USAPA National Championships will be aired on CBS Sports Network.  This will showcase 2 hours of some of the very best pickleball action to a national audience.  CBS Sports Network is part of a special sports package.  If you have the package, you can watch on Cox, Channel 312; DirectTV, Channel 221; or Dish, Channel 158.

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

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.

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 to Continue Through Holidays

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 Holidays

There 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 Beginners

Assisted 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! 

Kathy Palese is home, and she is looking forward to coaching groups of 4 to improve your game, get tournament ready, or just have fun! Kathy will work with beginners to level 3.0. Please text (319-504-6254) or email Kathy ( to make your reservations. Kathy's and other instructors' contact information can be found on our website ( on the right-hand side under QCPC Resources. Sign up with one of our instructors NOW!