Saturday, March 16, 2019


Thieves Among Us?
Quail Creek Classic, St. Jude's Tournament; Exhibition Game
Tournament Preparation
Drill Now for a Better Game Tomorrow                   
Assisted Play
IPTA Ratings
Player Development
QCPC General Meeting !!!!
Logo Contest
How To Pick A Paddle


We hope not…but:
there have been mysterious disappearances of the QCPC’s equipment and Club member’s property at the pickleball courts.  In recent weeks, two Club members had their paddles disappear and one member’s new court shoes (still in the box) were “lifted.”  Last week, eight of the Club’s composite paddles (used for beginner classes) “walked away” from the shed.  Also, one of the Club’s recently upgraded loaner paddles (from the bin at the ramada) suddenly morphed into an old YMCA wooden paddle.  In the more distant past, several smaller items owned by the Club have “flown the coop.”  We don’t know why anyone would do this, but formerly isolated instances have grown into a trend.  This is beyond disappointing.  If you happen to know where any of the missing property is, we’d love for it to reappear in the bin at the ramada—no questions asked. 

With this in mind, we urge you to keep a watchful eye on your pickleball equipment.  Leave valuables at home or lock them in your car.  If you see suspicious activity or people milling around or someone entering the Club equipment shed who does not belong there, please say something!  Thanks for your cooperation. 

Quail Creek Classic Pickleball Tournament     
                        for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital     

The 3rd annual Quail Creek Classic will take place on
March 23 and 24 in Quail Creek.
 There will be a professional exhibition on March 20 at 5:00.  
A $5 donation and a chance to play with the pros is appreciated. 

 Many raffle prizes and silent auction items such as:
  • 12 paddles
  • Gift baskets
  • Golf for 4 in Quail Creek
  • Pickleball lessons
  • 3-night stay in San Carlos
  • 7-night stay near Indian Wells during the USAPA National Championships
  • Many more


Following the March 25 PB Club Meeting on March 25, Bill Vollink will be giving a presentation titled "Interested in Pickleball Tournaments? What You Need to Know and How to Prepare". As our pickleball club continues to grow, more and more people are looking to participate in tournaments but don't know how to get started, how to prepare, or what to expect in tournament play. This presentation will cover these topics. Our club would like to see increased member participation in tournaments. Certainly, the number of medals won during the recent Southern Arizona Senior Games indicates our club can compete successfully!!!


2.0 Drills  Monday 18 March 1 - 3PM Courts 1 - 4      
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2.5 Drills Thursday 21 March 11:00 - 12:30 PM Courts 9 - 12
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3.0 Drills Wednesday 20 March  3 - 4:15 PM QCPC Courts
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3.5 Drills Thursday 21 March 3 - 4:30 PM Courts 5 - 8
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Assisted Play is for beginners who have had lessons or have playing experience. 
Beginners play while an experienced player observes and offers pointers.
 Come ready to improve your knowledge of the game and to improve your play. 


IPTPA Ratings
Friday, March 29th

Next rating sessions will be held Friday, March 29.  A session requires 4 people going for the same skill level rating (i.e., 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0). There are still spots available for 3.0 and 4.0 ratings.  There is some interest in a 3.5 rating, but we need 3 others.  Please monitor the signup for changes and contact me directly at if you are interested in 3.5 rating.  Signup here HERE.

Please note skill level rating you want in the comment box, then others wanting the same rating can sign up with you.  Sean Rickard will conduct the ratings, he is a Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  Go to IPTPA website ( to see requirements for each level.

If this is your first rating as QCPC member, you will need to join IPTPA for $15 as a 3-year individual member.  The club will pay the CRS for your first rating.

If you have already been rated through QCPC, you do not need to rejoin IPTPA as your membership is valid for 3-years.  You will need to pay the $25 CRS fee directly to the CRS.

Practice sessions will be held for those who signup for a rating.

Player Development Season Coming to an End

Last year we launched a Player Development program with a goal of providing classes to all levels up to 3.5 weekly for 6 months of the 2018/2019 snowbird season.  We started in October and have successfully provided over 120 classes in the past 5 months and all because of the dedicated work of our organizers and assistant coaches.  Our player development season will come to a close at the end of March, but be aware that some classes could still pop up in the newsletter.  

THANK YOU volunteer coaches, we all appreciate what you have brought to our club.

QCPC General Meeting  

The QCPC General meeting will be held
 March 25th  1 - 3pm 
Kino Center Ocotillo Room

With the clubs membership at 377 we need a minimum of 37 members to attend the meeting.  

We will be voting on
 changing the By-Laws,
 approval of the 2019 budget, 
changing the budgeting process, 
and cost sharing with the POA on our Shading for the court.

QCPC Logo Contest

Out with the old and in with the new.  QCPC needs an updated logo, so here is your chance to have your artwork chosen.  Your artwork will be displayed on QCPC clothing and on our website.  The guidelines are as follows:
  • Limit of 3-4 colors
  • Resolution of 600dpi or higher
  • 4 x 4 size
Please send in your drawings to Steve Shapiro  The deadline for submissions is April 30th.


A good You-Tube Video 
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