Friday, February 16, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, February 17, 2018

Drills for 2.5 to 3.0 Players

Sessions will focus on purposeful practice through stroke work, steps and strategy.
Courts 5, 6 and 7 will be used and c lass size limited to 20.  Drills will be on Thursday mornings, Feb 1 and 8, no drill on Feb 15, drills resume on Feb 22nd and March 1st.  Sign up here for for Feb. 22 drill.  

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 and through March 5, 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.

No Round Robin on February 21

Because February 21 is the monthly QCPC Social, there will be no regular round robin.  In order to play on Wednesday morning, February 21, you must have signed up for the social event.

Holy Guacamole! Pickleball Social!

The next Pickleball Social is Wednesday, February 21.  The theme is a Mexican Fiesta Taco Party.  Sign-in is from 9:30-9:50 with play from 10 AM -12 noon. After that, there will be a taco bar for lunch. You must sign up to Play and also to bring something.  There are only 56 slots for pickleball players and 56 players have already signed up, but you can check back to see whether anyone has canceled.  Click here for more information and the link to Sign-Up Genius.  If the sign-up to play is full, sign up to "Attend but not play" and put Want to Play in the Comment section. This will put you on a Waiting List. Also check back periodically to see if a slot has opened up and, if so, you can change your registration to Attend and Play.

February Pickleball Academy at Quail Creek

The Joey Farias and Sean Rickard Academy is a series of monthly clinics offered to Quail Creek Pickleball Club members rated 3.0 and above. Each month we will focus on a different theme with corresponding drills and strategies to improve your game.The focus in February will be on volleys! We will work on proper mechanics and concepts while taking shots out of the air. Areas of focus will include: Blocking, punch volleys, handling pace, and resetting the point.The February Pickleball Academy will be on February 26th from 9 AM to 11 AM. Click here for more information.

Quail Creek Pickleball Name Tag Request Form

You can now order your own QCPC Name Tag.  The form can be accessed by clicking here.  In the future the form is located under Club Resources on the right margin of the QCPC web page..

Introducing the "Skill of the Week"

Each week Karen Morse will introduce a "Skill of the Week".  This is a skill that should be practiced by all levels of play.  This week, the link can be accessed by clicking here.  The link to the "Skill of the Week" is also located in the right margin under Pickleball Resources on the QCPC web page

IPTPA Rating Sessions February 26th

IPTPA Rating Sessions are being offered on February 26th.  If interested click here to signup.  IPTPA ratings are an important part of our education program.  Participation is not required, but encouraged.  Next sessions will be Friday March 23.