Saturday, August 25, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, August 25

Player Development Program

We are in the process of organizing the Player Development Program for the upcoming season (October 2018 - March 2019).  Our goal is to have about 24 people identified who are willing to help; this will spread out the work load and provide flexibility to individual schedules and availability.

If you would like to help others with the game of pickleball, please contact Jean Bustard @  

Summer Drills - Friday August 31, 7:30 to 8:45 am

Drills for all levels, except beginners, will be offered Friday August 31 from 7:30 to 8:45 am.  Sign-ups begin on Saturday, August 25th at 11 AM.  To participate, sign up here.

This will be the last session for the summer, classes will start again in October.

Drops Shots with Ball Machine.  Tues. Aug. 28 

If you want to practice your drop shot here is your chance. Three 1-hour sessions working on only drop shots with the ball machine are offered this Tuesday morning August 28, 7-8 am, 8-9 am, 9-10 am,   Sessions are limited to 2 people each and the pair should be of similar skill level.
If you have taken this class please let others sign up first.  Sign up here.

Assisted Play - Coming in September

If you are a beginner, Assisted Play is just what you need.  This is not a lesson, but beginners play together while more experienced players watch them and give them pointers about the game.  Assisted Play sessions will be offered toward the end of September; dates and times to be determined.  Watch this newsletter for more information.

Tip of the Week

Doubles Strategy by Helle Sparre.  Helle argues that "forehand takes the middle" isn't always the best strategy.  Click here to see how she recommends playing doubles.

 Rule of the Week 

If you are on the receiving team and the ball hits you before it bounces, in or out of bounds, it is a point for the other team.

For a complete list of rules, see USAPA Rule Book.

4.N Receiver Faults - It is a fault against the receiving team resulting in a point for the server if:

   4.N.2 The receiver or the receiver’s partner is touched or interferes with the flight of the ball before it bounces.