Saturday, September 28, 2019

In this Newsletter:

New Members
Recycling at our Courts
An Organized Play Change                     
3.0 Drills to Start
Board Meeting
Assisted Play for Beginners




WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 
TO OUR PICKLEBALL FAMILY


Craig and Madelyn Witt
Frank Maier
Tom and Jan Herder
Linda and Harry Hauschild
Steve England
Linda Fain Alsaigel
Bill and Lea Sheppard
Burley Burris

SEE YOU ON THE COURTS






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Recycle
QCPC is now recycling aluminum and plastic (not glass).  Please look for the recycle bin at the Ramada.  The POA does not recycle any material, but purchased the bin for the QCPC.  A QCPC member (Kathy Coleman) will take care of the recycle program.  A BIG Thank you to her!!!!






A CHANGE

3.5/4.0 Organized Play 

Thursdays 8 to 10am

 starting October 5th






DRILLS STARTING

Join Sharon Kolarik

***Instructor Extrordinaire ***

being the first group to start again 


3.0 DRILLS WEDNESDAY 

OCT 2ND 3:30 - 4:45

 SIGN UP HERE



QCPC Board Meeting

 Monday, October 7th

 1pm

All welcome to attend

Kino Building






ATTENTION BEGINNERS

ASSISTED PLAY IS HERE FOR YOU

October 6th 4 to 6 PM

This is the first stop after the beginner's lessons. 
Students will have the chance to play 
while a coach helps them with 
SCORING, POSITIONING, AND BASIC SKILLS

Areas also covered will be
serving, returning, third shots, 
and participating in a rally. 

Come join John Lehman
Contact 520-625-2216
or jal722x@yahoo.com 

Sign up on Signup Genius required!

SIGN UP HERE

Saturday, September 21, 2019




IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
Beginner Class 
Organized Play
Prime Time changes
IPTA Rating Sessions Soon
Fundraising
Quail Creek/Saddlebrook Ranch Invitational Tournament
How/when to get to kitchen line video link



BEGINNER CLASS
 A two-session beginner class
 Friday, September 27
 Friday, October 4
 10 to noon.  

This class will introduce players to
 key pickleball skills, 
scoring, 
and court positioning.  

Class size is limited to 16. 
This class will also be advertised in the upcoming
Intro to Pickleball on
Tuesday, September 24 
6 - 8 pm.  
A player can signup at the Intro class.

If interested signup here.





Organized Play 

Organized Play is returning the week of September 22nd.  The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 7 am 3.5/4.0
Wednesday evening at 7pm 3.0/3.5
Friday evening at 7pm 2.5/3.0

Remember, you don't have to be rated for playing at the level you choose,
 but be honest with yourself when deciding which day to play. 
Also, this is a mixed round-robin(male and female) and
 you must sign up ahead of time through 
Sign Up Genius (posted on the QC pickleball website)

Organized Playgroups will begin, 
if and when there are volunteer organizers. 

So if you want to be the organizer,
please email Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com



   




IPTPA RATING SESSIONS AVAILABLE SOON

QCPC ratings are done in accordance with the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association) rating program.  You can be rated for levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0  A rating consists of a series of skill tests followed by match play.  It takes about 1-1/2 hours.  The rating is administered by a Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  The club chose this rating system because it provides an excellent basis to learn the skills of pickleball.  

If you are interested in participating in a rating, please add your name and skill level to be tested to the list HERE.  We will need 4 people testing for the same skill level for each session, except 4.0, which requires 3 participants.  Tentative dates are Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26.  Ratings will be in the morning.  If there is interest, additional rating sessions can be held on Sunday morning October 27.  Signup for the rating slots will be published in early October. 

Dee Davidson from Buckeye AZ will be the Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  She is an accomplished 5.0 player, an excellent instructor and an experienced CRS.  

For more information on the skill requirements, visit the IPTPA website at https://iptpa.com/iptpa-rating-skills-assessment/.

Contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com with questions.







Remember the change


 October 1st through November 30th
  8 am to 10 am is Prime Time
All Open Play will begin at 8 am 

as well as 
Wednesday Round Robin
 and  Sundays Community Play






FUNDRAI$ING 

The POA has finally approved the ability of the QCPC
 to raise funds for our Clubs' use.
  We would like to form a committee of members
 to come up with ideas (including a tournament) 
to raise these funds. 
 If you are interested in being on the committee,
 please email Steve Shapiro (sshapiro57@gmail.com).




Quail Creek/Saddlebrooke Ranch Invitational

Tuesday, October 29th, 9am

This is a fun tournament for levels 2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0

Sign up begins now by clicking the underlined links below
 and then clicking on the button Register Now.




Registration is Required.  
There are two registrations needed if you are playing in MXD and either MD/WD. 

 Both partners need to register.  
One partner registers, lists meals if wanted, and lists their partner.
  Their partner does the same.

Tuesday October 29, 2019:
9:00AM Men's & Women's Doubles

Tuesday October 29, 2019:
1:00PM Mixed Doubles

(Please note there is a separate registration for Mixed Doubles)

Registration from all teams will be taken.  Based on the number of teams confirmed by Saddlebrooke Ranch we may need to add teams to any skill level or reduce teams from any skill level to match the number of Quail Creek teams.  We will not have any bracket where QC members play other QC Members teams.

The sooner you register will give you and your partner
 a better chance to be placed in the final skill level bracket.

**Please ensure that your partner for this event registers as well**

FOOD MAY BE ORDERED 
PLAY AND OR GUEST 
DURING REGISTRATION ONLY

check only payable to SBRPA 
dropped off at home of Steve Shapiro
2325 E. Page Mill Dr. 

$8/ Meal
Sandwich choices: 
Ham and Swiss, lettuce and tomato on rye
Turkey and Provolone, lettuce, and tomato on multigrain
Roast Beef and Cheddar, lettuce, and tomato on white 
Comes with chips and drink.



A PLAYING TIP VIDEO 
FROM BILL FORAKER (AKA THE MUSIC MAN)
CLICK HERE







                                                     

Saturday, September 14, 2019


IN THIS NEWSLETTER - ALL IS IMPORTANT :

    SEPTEMBERT 18TH SOCIAL ROUND ROBIN
    COURTESY A MUST
    FUND RAISING
    ORGANIZED PLAY
    IPTA RATINGS SESSIONS           
    DROP IN DRILLS
    INTRODUCTION TO PICKLEBALL
   




SEPTEMBER 18TH

SOCIAL ROUND ROBIN 
 END OF SUMMER GATHERING

FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE 
ENDURED TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPS
AND THOSE JUST COMING BACK!
SIGN UP HERE TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF NUMBERS
SIGN IN 7:15AM TO 7:50AM

PLAY STARTS AT 8
Good Food

Good Music 

Good Pickleball 

EVERYONE! ATTENDING SHOULD BRING A SNACK TO SHARE
And your beverage



Please Be Courteous

When making court reservations, if you find your plans have changed with your group and you won't be using the courts reserved,  please delete the reservation. 






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Annual Saddlebrooke Ranch/Quail Creek Invitational Returns

TUESDAY OCTOBER 29TH
@ SADDLEBROOKE RANCH

  We need to bring the prized brick back to Quail Creek. 
  Mens and Womens Doubles in AM
Mixed Doubles in PM 
More information and sign up to follow!





Fundrai$ing

The POA has finally approved the ability of the QCPC to raise funds for our Clubs use.  We would like to form a committee of members to come up with ideas (including a tournament) to raise these funds.  If you are interested in being on the committee, please email Steve Shapiro (sshapiro57@gmail.com)




Organized Play 

Organized Play is returning the week of September 22nd.  The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 7 am 3.5/4.0
Wednesday evening at 7pm 3.0/3.5
Friday evening at 7pm 2.5/3.0

Remember, you don't have to be rated for playing at the level you choose, but be honest with yourself when deciding which day to play.  Also this is a mixed round robin(male and female) and you must sign up ahead of time through Sign Up Genius (posted on the qc pickleball website).

In order for this to happen we need to have at least one Organized Play coordinator for each level.  The Round Robin sheets are provided along with clipboards, we just need the volunteer to have everything out to play. The organizers do play in the Round Robin.
 If you are interested in being the coordinator, please contact Dave Mungo djmungo@hotmail.com

Finally, if you have are interested in forming a Skill-Level Play (requires a rating) Round Robin, the application is on the qc pickleball website under Club Resources.
CLICK ON UNDERLINED SECTION FOR LINK TO SIGNUP GENIUS 











IPTPA Rating Sessions Available Soon

QCPC ratings are done in accordance with the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association) rating program.  You can be rated for levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0  A rating consists of a series of skill tests followed by match play.  It takes about 1-1/2 hours.  The rating is administered by a Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  The club chose this rating system because it provides an excellent basis to learn the skills of pickleball.

If you are interested in participating in a rating, please add your name and skill level to be tested to the list using this signup https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ca8ae2fa3fc1-iptpa14..  We will need 4 people testing for the same skill level for each session, except 4.0, which requires 3 participants.  

I am trying to arrange for Dee Davidson from Buckeye AZ to come down to administer the ratings.  She is an accomplished 5.0 player, an excellent instructor and an experienced CRS.  Once we have enough people showing interest, we’ll find a good date as soon as possible.  We need 4 sessions filled to run the tests.

For more information on the skill requirements, visit the IPTPA website at https://iptpa.com/iptpa-rating-skills-assessment/.

Contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com with questions.



DROP IN DRILS
Tuesdays at 7.00 pm

Drills are being offered this Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

We’ll have 4 courts setup with a different drill on each.
  
No need to sign up and all skill levels welcome.  





Introduction to Pickleball
 Tuesday September 24 at 6:00 pm

We are going to try a different format for beginners this year.  
It will start with Introduction to Pickleball that will be open to anyone in our community.
Attendees will have a chance to get on the courts to play, but the emphasis will be on introducing residents to the facility, safety items, our club and general rules. 
If attendees are interested they can signup for a 2-session beginner class, but to do this they must be a QCPC member.  You will see the Intro class advertised in What’s Happening.  
I want to thank our board members for volunteering to help host this Intro class. 
If anyone else would like to come down and greet new picklers let Jean know with a quick email to jeanb@dcmesa.com.