Friday, May 18, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, May 19, 2018

Pickleball Referee Training

There will be a pickleball referee training session on May 22nd from 1 to 3pm in the Kino Center Conference Room.  Please also be available to practice refereeing during the round robin on May 23rd at 7:00.  Please click here to register.  The pickleball referee training session will be limited to 12.  Accepting experienced and new referees for this training session.

Wednesday Round Robin Starts at 7 AM

The QCPC Wednesday Round Robin start time is changing on May 23rd to 7 AM. Check-in will begin at 6:30 AM.  Be ready to play at 7 AM.

Assisted Play

Assisted Play is to help beginners learn to play pickleball.  After taking a lesson or having some playing experience, beginning players can attend Assisted Play on Thursday mornings from 8 to 10 AM, Courts 3 and 4.  This isn't a lesson but experienced players will watch beginners play pickleball and give pointers about how to improve play.  The first hour will be assisted and the second hour will allow beginners to play together.  You must be a member of the QCPC in order to participate in Assisted Play, and you need to sign up each week.  Sign up here.

Playing Pickleball with a Spouse

Lenny Friedman, Green Valley/Sahuarita USAPA Ambassador asked me to post this message.  

I recently read a Facebook post about playing pickleball with a spouse.  It seems one partner was giving his or her spouse a pre-tournament try-out before deciding if playing together would work.  Read the article here.

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Inter-Community Play

Inter-Community Play is taking place on weeknights with play alternating weekly between the Quail Creek and GVR courts.  

Skill-Level Schedule:
      Monday 4.0+
      Wednesday 3.5
      Thursday 3.0
      Saturday 2.5

Week - The QCPC newsletter won't come out weekly in the summer, so keep this schedule and the sign-up dates handy.  The information is also available on our website,
      May 21 GVR (Sign up began 5/13)
      May 28 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 5/20)
      June 4  GVR (Sign up begins 5/27)
      June 11 Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/3)
      June 18 GVR (Sign up begins 6/10)
     June 25  Quail Creek (Sign up begins 6/17)

Guidelines for Inter-Community Play:
  • Please sign up in your correct skill level based on USAPA, IPTPA or Club rating.
  • Players from a lower skill level can show up on a higher level night and if there is a vacancy they may be able to play.

The sign-up for the following weeks' Inter-community play begins at 7 AM Sunday on the GVR website.  Click here to be taken to the GVR website. The link to sign-up is also on the QCPC website ( on the right under QC Club Resources.