Saturday, February 10, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, February 10, 2018

No 2.5 to 3.0 Drills This Week 

There will be no drills for 2.5 to 3.0 players on Feb 15.  Drills resume on Feb 22nd and March 1st.  

Drills for 3.0 Players

The next QCPC 3.0 drill clinic will be on Thursday February 22nd from 3 to 4:30pm on Courts 5/6/7. There is a limit of 12 participants. Please click on the link below to participate.
SignUp Genius for 3.0 Drill Clinic.

Drills for 3.5 Players

Drills for 3.5 players will be on Tuesday, February 13, and on Tuesday, February 27.  There will be 2 sessions with 8 people in each session.  The first session will be from 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM, and the second session will be from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM.  Select the time that works best for you.  Sign-up will open on the Saturday before the drill session.  Sign up here for the February 13 sessions.

Assisted Play for Beginners

Assisted play gives beginners a chance to play with other beginners while more experienced players watch and give pointers on how to improve their game. This is not a lesson, but it will give you playing experience. If you have taken a lesson and/or have some playing experience, this is a great way to improve your playing skills. The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow the beginners to play. Throughout February, this will be every Monday and Thursday from 1 PM to 3 PM on Courts 5-7. You must sign up to attend. Sign up here.

Members Meeting on February 16

The semi-annual Members Meeting of the QCPC will be on February 16 at 1 PM in the Ocotillo Room of the Kino Center.  All members are encouraged to attend.  The Board will present the budget for 2018 and will also discuss our capital equipment request.  Activities of the Club for 2017 and plans for 2018 will be described.   Members may bring up other items of interest.  

QCPC New Level 1 Certified Instructors 

Four QPCP members are now IPTPA Level 1 Certified Instructors.  The certification required participation in an 8-hour workshop, 4-hours of classroom time and 4-hours on the courts demonstrating teaching standards for the sport of Pickleball.  Instructors pursued this on their own to understand the latest concepts of teaching Pickleball.  Our newly certified instructors are Karen Morse, Lenny Friedman, Sharon Kolarik and Jean Bustard.

Holy Guacamole! Pickleball Social!

The next Pickleball Social is Wednesday, February 21. The theme is a Mexican Fiesta Taco Party. We’re still in need of several people to make taco filling. If you haven’t volunteered to bring something to the event, would you please consider helping in this way. Just call one of the committee members below or go back into the signup genius to register. Thanks in advance. Remember sign-in is from 9:30-9:50 with play from 10 AM -12 noon with lunch following. Click here for more information and the link to Sign-Up Genius. You must sign up to Play and also to bring something. There are only 56 slots for registered pickleball players.

Committee: Ardean/Dennis Nickerson 509-991-1211

                   Audrey/Russ Hodel 845-920-6158

Baskets for Balls that Have Lost Their Bounce

Please put balls that are old and need to be retired into the baskets that are placed on the fences at the courts. Our Court maintenance folks will take care of them.

Robson Intercommunity Mixed Doubles

The QCPC will start an inter-community round robin with Saddlebrooke Ranch. This will be a year-round event with play alternating at each site. On one Sunday a month we will have Mixed Doubles for all levels (2.5-3.0-3.5-4.0/4.5 [combined]), and a couple of weeks later on a Sunday we will have Men's Doubles and Women's Doubles for all levels.

The first time will be March 18th from 1 - 5pm at Saddlebrooke Ranch.  There is still room to sign up here. List your partner's name and the level you will play in the Comment field for Mixed Doubles (based on IPTPA or USAPA of the highest ranked player).  There is a limit of 4 teams for each level, 
first come-first served.

Format: 2.5/3.0/3.5 round robin with games to 15. The teams would only play the other community. Then the team with the most wins from QC and from the other Robson community would have a one game playoff for the championship of that skill level. (points would be used for the tie-breaker)

Format for combined 4.0/4.5. 2 out of 3 games to 11 round robin
Grand champion community is the community with the most points after all games (including playoffs) have been played.

Southern Arizona Senior Games - March 6 - 10, 2018

Southern Arizona Senior Games are held in Sahuarita and Green Valley during the month March and include 32 various events . Dates for the pickleball tournament are March 6 thru March 10. The tournament is held at Quail Creek on March 6, 7, and 8 for skill levels 3.0 and up. This is your chance to play a tournament on your home courts. Skill level 2.5 tournament is a round robin and will be held at Green Valley Recreation’s East Center on March 10 and 11. To register go to Pickleball Tournaments website at this link

More information on the Senior games can be found here

Volunteers and Referees Needed for Senior Games

The Southern Arizona Senior Games - Pickleball Tournament is coming soon! Registration ends on Feb 20th and we already have 326 players signed up. As always, lots of volunteers are needed to make sure the tournament runs smoothly, and everyone has an enjoyable time. Please consider volunteering or refereeing in the tournament!
This is a great chance to help out and to see some exciting pickleball action (and to cheer for our club members!!). If you volunteer you will also receive a free Southern Arizona Senior Games volunteer t-shirt - you can order it when you sign up.

Go to SignUpGenius to sign up for  a variety of jobs throughout the 3 day tournament


Go to SIgnUpGenius if you have experience refereeing. We need referees for both the double elimination tournament and the round robin tournament.

Lost and Found Is Overflowing

Many items, including jackets, hats, and water bottles, have been left at the Pickleball Courts. These are either in or beside the chest in the ramada.  If you've lost something, check out our lost and found and see if it is there.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

The GVR Pickleball Club is having a Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament on Wednesday, February 28, at 4:30.  This is a fundraiser for their pickleball courts.  Click here for more information.

Quail Creek Classic Tournament II

The Second Quail Creek Classic Tournament to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be held on Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25.  The entry fee for this tournament is a check made out to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which will be donated to the Hospital.  Men's and Women's Doubles at the 2.5 and 3.5 levels will be on Saturday morning; Mixed Doubles at the 3.0 and 4.0 levels will be on Saturday afternoon.  On Sunday morning will be 3.0 and 4.0 Women's and Men's Doubles with 2.5 and 3.5 Mixed Doubles in the afternoon.  Click here for more information and to download a registration form.

REMINDER:  2018 Quail Creek Classic - Please remember to either mail or drop off your registration form to Cheryl Francis.  Signup Genius just holds your spot it does not guarantee your spot. There is a box on Cheryl’s porch (2423 E Skywalker Way) for your form and donation to St Jude.  Thank you.