Saturday, November 10, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, November 10, 2018

Helle Sparre - Cancellation

Due to a death in the family, Helle has to reschedule her visit to Quail Creek.  There will be no lessons or clinics with Helle next weekend.

Save The Date:  PB Courts' 5th Birthday Party - December 12th

The next social for QCPC will be a party to celebrate the 5th birthday of our Pickleball Courts.  The date is December 12.  More details will follow, but mark December 12 on your calendar.

Drills for the Week

2.5 Drills- Come on out to the 2.5 Drill clinic and learn the basic skills to improve your game.  The next clinic will be held on November 15th from 10:30 until noon on courts 5-8.  CLICK HERE to sign up.

3.0 Drills- Friday, Nov. 16 1:00-2:15pmClick here.  

3.5 Drills- Thursday, November 15 from 3 to 4:30pm, Courts 5-8.  Click  here to sign up.

QCPC Wednesday Round Robin Time Change

The QCPC Round Robin time will change, effective Wednesday, Nov. 14.  Check in will be from 8:15 to 8:50 AM, with play beginning at 9:00 AM.  If you wish to play, check in before 8:50 AM, before the chart is selected.  If you arrive after that time, you will not be able to get a number for the regular rotation (although you still might be able to play with byes, if there are any).  If you attend the Round Robin, plan to play all 6 games and stay to play the last game if you have a bye.  

ESPN3 Broadcast of National Championships

ESPN3 is broadcasting the pickleball national championships. Click here for more information.

Mixed Round Robin Coordinators Needed

Coordinators are needed for a new series of Round Robins on Tuesday and Thursday mornings that were approved by the QCPC Board.  The Round Robins are organized with mixed skill levels to encourage opportunities for players to play-up. 
The proposed schedule for these Round Robins is:
Skill Levels 2.5 and 3.0- Tuesday 8 - 10 am  
Skill Levels 3.0 and 3.5- Tuesday 10 - noon 
Skill Levels 3.5 and 4.0- Thursday 8:00 - 10 am 

However,  before these can be started, we need Coordinators to setup the Round Robins.  So, if you are interested in being a RR Coordinator, please email Steve Shapiro (  The QCPC will furnish the Round Robin sheets and reserve the courts for you, we just need coordinators. 

"Shade" Committee

QCPC is in the process of trying to get permanent fixtures to provide shade between courts 5-8 and 9-12.  Part of the process is we need to form a 5 member committee to help evaluate what needs to be done, come up with cost estimates, and present this to the QCPC Board.  The QCPC Board will then present this to the Finance committee in June of 2019.  If you are interested in being part of this committee, please email Steve Shapiro at

New:   2.0 Skill-Level Play

If you’ve taken the orientation (beginners) classes,
and played in the Assisted play, and do not yet feel comfortable at the 2.5 level, come to the weekly 2.0 skill-level play.
When:  THURSDAYS 1 - 2:30 PM
Where:  (COURTS 5,6,7,8)
CLICK HERE to sign up.  

This will not be announced weekly in the newsletter.  The sign-up link is on the right side of the website (  There will be no 2.0 skill-level play on Thursday, Nov. 22, because of Thanksgiving.

General Meeting on November 14th

Per our by-laws the Annual QCPC General Meeting will be at 1 pm on November 14th in the Ocotillo/Mesquite Room in the Kino Center.  A legal quorum for a membership meeting shall be 10% of the membership, which is 406.   Only full members have voting privileges.  At this meeting we will be voting on:

Electing the President, Treasurer, and Secretary  (Currently the people nominated are running unopposed:  Steve Shapiro (President), Cheryl Francis (Treasurer), and Kathleen Baker (Secretary)

Voting on raising the dues from $20 to $25.  

Motion to Change Term of Officers to September 1 thru August 31.  

Voting to change the February Annual meeting to March.

Justifications for these motions can be seen on our website,  Scroll down to the Nov. 3 newsletter.