Saturday, December 8, 2018

QCPC Newsletter, December 8, 2018


2.0 Drills- Monday, December 10, 3-5 p.m.  Click here to sign up. 

2.5 Drills- Fun and challenging 1 1/2 hour session given on  Thursday, December 13th from 3 to 4:30 on QCPC courts 5-8.  This will be the last clinic in 2018 for the 2.5 Level Drills.  

3.0 Drills- Friday, December 14, 1-2:15 p.m. This is the last 3.0 drill session before the holidays.  Please sign up here.  

QCPC Shirts and Hats Are Available

QCPC shirts and hats with the logo are available for purchase starting immediately thru Jan 15, 2019.  As requested there will be 2 different types of shirts for the women this year.  Sport Tek Poly and Cotton Classic fit.  The men’s shirt is Sport Tek Poly.  There will ONLY BE 3 colors available for each style of women’s and men’s.  The QCPC logo will only be on the top left front side of the shirt.  Hats are available in white or khaki and the logo will be on the front.  

An order form MUST be filled out for each person, however one check or money order can be provided per family.  Please note we cannot accept checks written on an account outside of the USA so if you only have Canadian checks, please provide a money order.  NO CASH.  Payment MUST accompany your order. 

Download the order form here.  

Click the links below to see the various shirts and the hat:

PLEASE NOTE:  NOT ALL COLORS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.  ONLY THOSE COLORS LISTED ON THE ORDER SHEET.  All ordered items are FINAL SALE.  They cannot be returned nor exchanged.  So pick your size and color are correct.  

Any questions can be directed to Cheryl Francis.

No QCPC Round Robin on Wednesday, Dec. 12

Because of the "Deck the Pickle-Hall with Balls of Jolly” Social, there will be no QCPC Round Robin on Wednesday, December 12.   Sign-up for the Social is full, but check it out periodically because someone may cancel.  Click here to cancel if you can't attend, or to check for openings.

The Wednesday Round Robin will continue on December 26th and January 2nd.  Play begins at 9 AM with sign-in from 8:15-8:50.  You must sign in by 8:50 to play, and must be available to play all 6 games, plus a bye game if you have a bye.

Bob Horn Memorial Pickleball Round Robin

There will be a Bob Horn Memorial Pickleball Round Robin on December 11 from 2:00-4:00 in honor of Bob Horn, a long-time member of the Quail Creek Pickleball Club who passed away December 7, 2018.  Please use Sign-up Genius (Click Here to Sign Up) to register for the Round Robin.  All are welcome to come to the pickleball courts to honor Bob.  

New Terminology for QCPC Play

In an effort to bring clarification to the types of Scheduled Play offered by QCPC, we will now be using the following terminology:

There will now be 3 types of Scheduled Play at QCPC:

1.  Club Open Play
2.  Skill-Level Play 
3.  Organized Play

Club Open Play for all QCPC members is available Monday-Saturday, year round, generally between 8 and 11 AM (earlier in the summer).  Club Open Play is on the upper courts.  Pickleball Club members may rotate into games.  No guests are allowed at Club Open Play.

Skill-Level Play follows the guidelines that we used for the old term of "Organized Play", where the participant must have a IPTPA/USAPA, or played in a tournament listed with results showing competitive play at the appropriate skill-level.   Currently, 3 of these Round Robins - 4.0+,  Womens 3.0/3.5, and 2.0, have been approved.  If a member wants to organize a "Skill-Level Play" Round Robin, he/she must fill out the form listed on our website, and email Dave Mungo (,  Skill-Level Play Chairperson).  These Round Robins will not be announced weekly in the newsletter, but the links are available on the right side of the website (  Sign-up is required.

Organized Play consists of QCPC Board-approved Round Robins where no rating is required.  Presently, 2.5/3.0,  3.0/3.5,  3.5/4.0 Round Robins are scheduled weekly and sign-up is required.  In addition, the Wednesday morning Round Robin, is open to all QCPC members with no sign-up needed.

Organized Play Mixed Round Robin Update

There have been 2 changes to the Organized Play Mixed Round Robins.
1. There is a link at the right side of the website ( under  Organized Play Round Robin Sign Up.  You may sign up each week by clicking on that link.  The links become live 7 days prior to the event (i.e.  Tuesday are available on Wednesday the week before, Thursday is available the Friday before, and Fridays are available on the Saturday before).

2. The 3.0/3.5 Organized Play Mixed Round Robin has moved to Fridays from 9 am to 10:45 am, effective next week (December 14th).

Pickleball Paddles for Kids

Members of the Quail Creek Pickleball Club recently helped to create five new outdoor pickleball courts on the Continental School Playground.  Members have also donated their time to instruct 3-8 grade students on the basics of playing pickleball during their lunch recess.  
Three portable nets, plenty of used pickleballs and some paddles have been donated for the students.  A grant to purchase two more portable nets has been requested from the USAPA.  
More paddles are needed to meet the demand.  If you have an extra usable paddle that you would like to donate, please drop it off in the clear container in the ramada at the pickleball courts.

Lenny Friedman
USAPA Ambassador Green Valley/Sahuarita, AZ