Saturday, November 24, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, November 24th 2018

“Deck the Pickle-Hall with Balls of Jolly” SOCIAL

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

: 9:20am to 9:50am at the Courts
Play: 10:00a.m. to noonish 
Eats: Noonish or until Food is Gone and Laughter has Subsided!

We’re making a “Racquet” in honor of Quail Creek’s 5th Pickleball Birthday Celebration! And the only way to stay warm as our temperatures get cooler -- is to play some pickleball. Please join your friends for a social of finger foods and birthday cake at the Ramada following a competitive Round Robin Mixed Doubles. All levels welcome!

Wear your brightest and boldest, most festive, warm clothing. Come ready to listen to some seasonal music with great conversation.

Let’s “Pay it Forward” and consider giving this season. If interested in donating canned goods or non-perishable food to the Green Valley Food Bank, bring these with you to the Ramada, and we will deliver what we collect to help our local community.

All participants will be entered into a Raffle.  You will be given a ticket at sign-in.  Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the Social.  You must be present to win.

The ball is in your court! Join us for fun and food

Registration using Sign Up Genius is required.  If you need instructions on using Sign Up Genius click here.

Click below to register for these categories:
First 56 players (all levels welcome)
OR Attend and not play
AND Potluck items
OR Volunteer



2.0 Drills-  Monday, November 26, 2018, 3:30-5:00   Courts 5-8.  Sign up here.

2.5 Drills-  Fun and challenging 1 1/2 hour sessions given on Thursdays at 2:30-4:00pm on courts 9, 10, 11 and 12. Sign-up here.

3.0 Drills- Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2-3:15 pm.  Come & have some fun & improve your pickleball skills.  Sign up here.

3.5 Drills- Thursday, November 29 from 3 to 4:30 pm on Courts 5-8.  Click here to Sign-up. 

If you don't know how to login and use Sign-Up Genius, click here for instructions.
If drills are full, you may be able to sign up for the Wait List on the same page as the drills.

Dues for 2019 are Due

 QCPC dues are $25/year per person. Dues for 2019 are being collected now and are due by January 1, 2019. Write your check to QCPC, and make sure that you indicate whose dues are being paid in the Memo line of your check. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at Susan Jones's home, 2620 E Arica Way. She has an box on her front door to collect dues.

Assisted Play

Assisted Play is for those who have taken a beginner course, but who have little playing experience.  An experienced player watches while beginners play, and gives tips on how to improve.  These Assisted Play sessions are for new players who have not previously attended an Assisted Play session.
Assisted play will be at the following times:
Mondays, 1:00-3:00, Courts 3 & 4

Thursdays, 11:00-1:00, Courts 3 & 4

Sign up here.

 2.0 Skill-Level Play Resumes

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.  

2.0 Skill-Level Play will continue weekly through December. This will not be announced again in the newsletter unless there is some change.  The sign-up link is on the right side of the website (  Sign-up slots become available on Saturdays.

3.0/3.5 Women's Skill-Level Round Robin

QCPC is now offering a 3.0/3.5 Organized Play Women's Round Robin.  The RR will be on Mondays from 2 to 4pm on courts 5-9.  You must have an IPTPA/USAPA rating or have shown competitive play at the 3.0 or 3.5 level in a tournament.

If you are interested, CLICK HERE  to register.  This will be a regular event.  It will appear in the newsletter a few times to get it started.  After that, only changes in times or cancellations will be announced in the newsletter.  You can sign up each week by clicking on the link on the right side of the website ( 

Budget Request Approval

The Quail Creek POA Board of Directors approved the 2019 Budget.  Part of the POA budget were requests from the QCPC (thanks to Jean for her hard work on these proposals).

The request for additional lighted courts was approved and the process will start in January
The request for re-surfacing 8 courts was approved and the process will start in January
Shade was rejected for now (we will request again in 2019 for 2020)

Smart Pickleball Lessons with Kathy Palese

This series of classes is for advanced beginners (2.5) and intermediate (3.0) players who are able to serve, return and produce short rally at the NVZ.

December classes will be on December 7, 14 and 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  You need only to sign up once for the 3 week class.  Cost is $60 for the series.

For more information or to sign up use this link.


Just a reminder that the QCPC has designated PrimeTime to be from 9 am to 11 am from December through March, and  6pm to 9 pm Monday through Friday.
Courts 1/2/3/4/13/14 are reservable courts. Courts 13/14 may be reserved with priority going to instructors Courts 15-16 are “open play,“first-come, first served” courts and are NOT available for reservation.  
1)    Limit of 2 courts for 2 hours per private group reservation during Prime Time

2)    Non-QC guest limit is 1 QC member to 4 Non-QC members at all times, for all court reservations

3)    If the Club Open Play courts aren’t all being used and if other courts are full, then Quail Creek residents and guests may use the open Club Open Play courts.  If additional QCPC members arrive at the Open Play courts and are waiting to play, then the Quail Creek residents and guests using the formerly vacant court(s) should release the court for use in Open Play as soon as possible.