Thursday, December 7, 2017

QCPC Newsletter, December 9, 2017

 Dave Weinbach's Clinics and Lessons are Cash Only

Previous newsletters indicated that you could pay for Dave Weinbach's Clinics and Private Lessons with checks, but this is not correct. Dave will only take cash as payment for his clinics and lessons.  These are $30 per person, so please bring the correct amount to pay in cash.

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 - 11

The 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 

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 3.0 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.

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 

Round Robins will begin at 9 AM, starting December 13th.  You can check-in between 8:30 and 8:50.  If you haven't played in these events before, they are fun games for all levels of play.  You will play 6 games with a different partner each time.  Round robins last for about 2 hours.  You need to commit to playing all 6 games and staying for the full event.

 Assisted Play Continues on December 14th 

Assisted Play for beginners will be on Thursday, December 14th from 1 PM to 3 PM on Courts 5-7.  If you have taken a lesson or have some playing experience, this is a great opportunity to improve your game and have fun.  Experienced players will watch you while you play with other beginners and give you pointers on how to improve you game.  You don't need a partner to participate in this activity.  Sign up here for Assisted Play 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

Drills for 2.5 to 3.0 players will not be held for the remainder of December because of the holidays.  They will resume on January 4th.  These 2018 drills will kick it up a notch, pace-wise.  They will add a 3rd court and a 3rd assistant coach, allowing players to spread out more.  Participation will be limited to 20 individuals. Sign-up for these drills will begin on December 30 at 11 AM.

Dues for 2018 are Due

QCPC dues are $20/year per person. Dues for 2018 are being collected now and are due by January 1, 2018. Write your check to QCPC, and make sure that you indicate whose dues are being paid in the Memo line of your check. Bringing your check to the Member Meeting would be a convenient way to pay. Otherwise, you can drop off your check at Susan Jones's home, 2620 E Arica Way. She has an box on her front door to collect dues.