Saturday, October 27, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, October 27, 2018

Drills for 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 Players

2.5 Drills - Thursday, November 1st on courts 5/6/7/8 from 10:30 until noon. If interested please CLICK HERE to sign up.

3.0 Drills - Tuesday Oct.30, 4-5:15 pm.  
Come & have some fun & improve your pickleball skills.  Sign up here.  

Sign-ups for 2.5 and 3.0 drills begin on Saturday, 10/27, at 11 AM.

3.5 Drills - Thursday, November 1, Courts 5-8, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM.  Sign up here.

Assisted Play 

Assisted Play is for beginners who have taken a lesson or have some playing experience.  Beginners play while an experienced player watches and gives pointers.  Assisted Play will occur on the following schedule next week:
Monday:  10am-Noon, Courts 3 & 4
Wednesday:  6pm-8pm, Courts 11 & 12
Thursday:  10am-Noon, Courts 3 & 4
You must sign up for Assisted Play.  The limit is 8 players.  You may only sign up for one Assisted Play session per week.  Sign-ups begin on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 AM. Sign up here.

Transitional Play

Transitional Play is for players who had already attended Assisted Play several times and would like more playing experience before participating in Club Open Play.  You should know the rules and generally how to play the game to attend Transitional Play.  The schedule is:
Friday:  10am-Noon, Courts 5, 6, 7
Tuesday:   10am-Noon, Courts 5, 6, 7

You must sign up for Transitional Play.  You may sign up for both sessions.  Sign up here.

QCPC Board Meeting October 29

The QCPC Board will meet on Monday, October 29, at 12 noon in the Conference Room of the Kino Center.  All members are welcome to attend.  If you have something to add to the agenda, please contact President Steve Shapiro, 520-274-4150 or

Professional Pickleball Instructor Helle Sparre Coming to Quail Creek

Helle Sparre will be at Quail Creek on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18.  She is highly regarded by the pickleball community and other professional instructors.  

Helle had a outstanding career as a professional tennis player, including playing all four major grand slams, and was a certified elite tennis instructor for over 30 years.  She is now one of the premier pickleball instructors in the country and author of the book Dynamite Doubles.  She now resides in Mesa AZ.

Helle will host a Doubles Strategy Seminar on Saturday November 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 on Court 1.  This Seminar is open to all QCPC members at no cost.  

Small group and private lessons are available on both Saturday and Sunday for skill levels 3.0 and higher.  Small group is for 2 - 4 people of similar skill level.  Helle will give students a plan of how to set up a point by building on teamwork so the opponents have the least chance of hitting a clean winner.  She will work on offense and defense as well as shot-selection.  Signup for small group (2-4 people) or private lessons here.  The cost is $100/hour total for a group of 2-4 or $90/hour for a private lesson. 

Trick or Treat

Because we do not get trick-or-treaters in Quail Creek, instead of giving candy to kids for Halloween, please donate a used pickleball paddle.  Your pickleball paddle donation is for local kids to learn and play pickleball in the schools.  A paddle donation box can be found in the ramada.

Lenny Friedman
USAPA Ambassador Green Valley/Sahuarita, AZ

Saddlebrook Ranch/Quail Creek Tournament Results

The results are in, and Saddlebrooke Ranch took home the famed "Brick".  The final score was  Quail Creek won 42 games and scored 1033 points, with SBR winning 51 games and scoring 1102 points.  There was a total of 90 Participants in levels 2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0 playing , Women's Doubles, Men's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

Thanks to everyone that participated in the Invitational.  A special thanks for the volunteers:  Merry Mungo, Janice Pereira, Georgine Thomas, Joyce Butler, Lenny Friedman, Lea Hoffman, Jane Quirk, Deb Speer, and Donna Hoshide.

We look forward to bringing home the "Brick" next year.

Skill of the Week:  The Dink

See The Dink in Slow Motion with Steve Dawson.  Click here for the video.