Saturday, November 30, 2019

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

New Members 
We Need Your Help, Membership Chairperson
Referee
T-Shirts and Hats
Membership Dues
Prime Time Changes
Calling Beginners
Drills
Assisted Play



NEW MEMBERS 

JOHN MCCUSKEY
GLORIA CAMP
MERRILL CAMP
KATHY GIROUARD
BOB GIROUARD
NANCY MANN
ROBERT DEAN
ALLEN HARTMAN
CHERYLE JOHSON
RUSS MILLER
SUE STECKBAUER
DAN STECKBAUER
RAYMOND FERREIRA
CLAIRE FERREIRA





The QCPC and its Board 
would like to thank

 Susan Jones 
for being our Membership Chairperson

 Susan has decided to step down
 from this position due to her travel plans.  
If you see Susan on the courts,
 be sure to thank her for all her valuable work.  

Therefore, we are looking for someone to take on this position.

 The Membership Chairperson is responsible for:
  •  collecting dues and submitting the funds to the treasurer 
  • creating and updating a roster of members' information
  • maintaining a mailing list for those
  • interested in being informed about pickleball activities at Quail Creek  
 Susan has volunteered to stay on through February 2020
 to help the new Membership Chairperson
navigate through the membership process. 

  This is a Board appointed position, 
and you become a voting member of the QCPC Board.
If you are interested, 
please contact
 Steve Shapiro @ sshapiro57@gmail.com.




Pickleball Referee Clinic

If you are interested in learning more about the rules of pickleball, 
improve your play, 
and help contribute to the running of pickleball tournaments, 
a pickleball referee clinic will be offered on
 December 9 
from 8:00-12:0
in the Kino Conference Center
 by Charlotte Jorgenson, a certified USAPA referee.
For more information e-mail 
Lenny Friedman (lenny.pickleball@gmail.com) or call (541-890-1620).



Order Your QCPC T-Shirts and Hats

Show your support of our club and Pickleball with a NEW club shirt.  Order by Friday, January 17, 2020, to get them by mid-February. They are available in poly Sport-Tek and also in “perfect” weight cotton.  Many great colors are available.  Hats in three colors are also available   All shirts and hats will have this club logo on the front. 
Women’s Cotton and Poly Tek Crew Neck Shirts, $20.00
Women’s Poly Tek V-Neck Shirts, $22.00
Men’s Cotton and Poly Tek Crew Neck Shirts, $20.00
Extra fee for XXL ($1.50), XXXL ($2.50), XXXXL ($3.50)
Hats, $13.00

Colors that are available for purchase can be seen by clicking on the following
links:

Women’s Shirts, Click here
Men’s Shirts, Click here
Unisex Hats, Click here.  Hat colors are below the men’s shirt colors.

Download and complete the form:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the FORM for Women’s Shirts and Hats.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the FORM for Men’s Shirts and Hats

Print the form and drop the completed form and check off at Susan Jones’ house, 2620 E Arica Way (Unit 19); Phone 241-3295.  There is a box beside the front door.

If you are purchasing both men’s and women’s shirts, you may combine the costs and just write one check.  Indicate that on both forms and clip the forms and check together.

Samples of the shirts in various sizes will be available at the Wednesday Round Robins until the order due date.  You will be able to try on various sizes and see the two fabrics.





Membership Dues 

That's right, it is time to renew your dues for Membership in QCPC.
  Current members need to drop off or mail to 
Susan Jones
  2620 E. Arica Way
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Annual Membership Dues - $25/person
Social membership (non-playing, non-voting) - $10

If you have any changes to your information 
please also submit a new form.



And get it to Susan by the first of the year
 so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of belonging to the QCPC.




Prime Time Changes



December 1st
to 
 9 - 11 am through March









CALLING ALL PICKLEBALL BEGINNERS!

If you attended QCPC’s Introduction to Pickleball this month,
 take the next step by participating in QCPC’s Beginner classes. 
 Beginner II will be held on 12/3 from 3-5 pm.  Please wear athletic clothing and shoes.  Loaner paddles will be available.  
Sign up HERE 

If you have questions, contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com.



Drills

2.0 Drills
with Kathy Vollink
Monday 
December 2nd
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE

*******
Monday
December 9th
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE

2.5 Drills
with Judy Lyle
Thursday,
December 5th 
11 - 12:30
Sign up HERE



******Please sign up for Only One 3.0 drill session per week******
There are two instructors at different times
to accommodate the need. 

3.0 Drills
with Sharon Kolarik
Wednesday
December 4th 
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE

3.0 Drills
with Mark McNown
Tuesday
December 3
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE


3.5 Drills
with Bill Vollink
Thursday, 
December 5th
3 - 4:30
Sign up HERE




ASSISTED PLAY
with John Lehman
December 1st, Sunday
3 -5 PM
Sign up HERE

*****
December 8th, Sunday
3 - 5 PM
Sign up HERE

Saturday, November 23, 2019

In This Newsletter:

New Members
General Meeting Votes
Prime Time Changes
Membership Dues
QCPC Board Meeting
Drills ** Something new**
Need people for IPTA Ratings Groups
Comedy and Pickleball





THANKSGIVING 

A TIME TO BE THANKFUL 
FOR ALL WE HAVE 
AS A CLUB,
EACH AND EVERY MEMBER!





NEW MEMBERS

Janice Crouch
Lorna Rowley





General Meeting Votes 
November 15th

The membership approved:

1. The motion to allow proxy voting 
2. The motion to update the QCPC By-Laws and Policies & Procedures 
 providing consistency in the definitions of the different types of Membership.   





Prime Time Changes

December 1st
to 
 9 - 11 am through March








Membership Dues

That's right, it is time to renew your dues for Membership in QCPC.
  Current members need to drop off or mail to 
Susan Jones
                                                                 2620 E. Arica Way, Green Valley, AZ 85614

If you have any changes to your information 
please also submit a new form. 
And get it to Susan by the first of the year

 so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of belonging to the QCPC.



QCPC Board Meeting

 Monday, December 2nd
1pm at the Kino Center
All members are invited to attend



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2.0 Drill
with Kathy Vollink
no drills this week
Monday, December 2nd 
1 - 3 PM
Sign Up HERE

2.5 Drills
with Judy Lyle
no drills this week
Thursday, 5 December
sign up coming

3.0 Drills 
with Sharon Kolarik
Wednesday,  November 27th
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign Up HERE

3.0 Drills 
**NEW**
with Mark McNown
 a QCPC member, 
 Tuesday 26 November
 3 to 4:30 pm.

  Mark gained experience with this skill level
 when he was an instructor at Saddlebrooke. 
This new class is being added to accommodate
the strong demand for drills at this skill level.
  This class is in addition to 3.0 drills
led by Sharon Kolarik on a different day.
  Please sign up for Only One drill session per week.  
 Capacity is set for 8 participants. 
  A waitlist is also available
 If 4 more sign up Mark is willing to expand to 12 participants.

Sign up HERE






 3.5-4.0 Organized PLAY RR

for 11/28 (Thanksgiving Day)

 is canceled



Need A Couple of People for Ratings

Please consider joining a group for ratings
 December 6th 
so the sessions can go forward.

Openings available for:

2.5 rating - 2 slots 
3.0 rating - 1 slots 
3.5 rating - 2 slots 


Sign up HERE 



COMEDY AND PICKLEBALL
Click HERE
thank Bill Foraker


Saturday, November 16, 2019



In this newsletter:
2.0 Drills
2.5 Drills
3.0 Drills
3.5 Drills
Special Opportunity Drills
Name Badge Ordering
SNAKES ARE STILL OUT
Top-Notch PB Video


2.0 Drills 
18 November 
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE
with Kathy Vollink
future drill dates 
to be determined


2.5 Drills
with Judy Lyle
Thursday 21 November
11 - 12:30 PM
Sign up HERE

3.0 Drills
with Sharon Kolarik
3 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 20 November
Sign up HERE

3.5 Drills
with Bill Vollink
Thursday, Nov. 21st
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE


A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
with Sharon Kolarik
Improve Your Skills
High Energy Drills
22nd November, Friday
Identify skill level when signing up
So like skill levels drill together
Four slots per time frame
12:30 - 2 PM
2 - 3 PM
3 - 5 PM
Sign up HERE




Quail Creek Pickleball...
where everybody knows your name
                                                       Personalized name badge now available
get yours now! 
Lots of colors
Magnetic backs
order form to Tricia Kordalski by the Dec. 1st
badges arrive by Dec. 18th
download form with directions 







Snakes Are Still Out

Just a reminder that rattlesnakes are still out.  
The GV Fire Dept was called 
out on Sunday to remove a snake next to Court #2.
Please...don't retrieve balls that go over the fence
Remember to call the GV Fire Dept
 if you see a snake for removal
 (phone number listed on the bulletin board)
Keep an eye on the snake until they arrive! 










Top-notch PB Video
submitted by Bill Foraker

Saturday, November 9, 2019



In this newsletter:
Thank you Susan Jones
Welcome
Drills How to Know Which One
Time and Dates for Drills
Helle Sparre Returns
National Players from QC
IPTPA Ratings Achieved
Next IPTPA Rating Clinic
Thankful for this
As promised, Halloween photos




The QCPC and its Board would like to thank
 Susan Jones
 for being our Membership Chairperson. 
 Susan has decided to step down from this position
 due to her travel plans.  
If you see Susan on the courts,
 be sure to thank her for all her valuable work.  

Therefore, we are looking for someone to take on this position. 
 Susan has volunteered to stay on through February 2020 to help the new Membership Chairperson to navigate through the membership process. 
  This is a Board appointed position, 
and you become a voting member of the QCPC Board.
If you are interested, please contact Steve Shapirosshapiro57@gmail.com.



***NEW MEMBERS***

DEB ROBINSON
CAROL BARTOLETTI




DRILLS

HOW TO KNOW
WHICH SESSION TO ATTEND


QCPC Player Development offers drill classes for skill levels 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5. 
 The goal of a drill session is to help improve a person’s skills to advance to the next skill level.
  For example, 3.0 drills are for 3.0 players who want to advance to 3.5. 
  Similarly, 3.5 drills are for 3.5 players who want to advance to 4.0.  
How do I know which session to attend?

2.0 – Has completed beginner lesson either here or somewhere else.  This class teaches the basic skills and is what one would learn in an advanced beginner class.  Participants must have completed a beginner class before attending.

2.5 – Has a 2.5 rating or participated in 2.0 drills and was recommended to advance to 2.5.  Can also join 2.5 drills with several months of playing with advanced beginners here or at other clubs.  Instructor expects all students to know how to dink, drop, serve deep, return deep, volley and lob.  If player is not familiar with these skills, they will be asked to attend 2.0 to receive training that will form good technique for the foundation of their game.

3.0 – Has a 3.0 rating (USAPA, IPTPA or other club rating) or has attended 2.5 drills and has been recommended to advance to 3.0.  Can also join 3.0 drills if player has played in a 3.0 tournament.  Instructor expects all students to be able to dink in a sustained rally, drop from transition and baseline, serve & return deep, execute punch volley, offensive lob and overhead smash.  It is also important to be able to move on the court in a balanced and safe manor.  If a player is not able to learn the skills during a session, they will be asked to attend 2.5 to improve their skills.
3.5 – Has 3.5 rating (USAPA, IPTPA) or has attended 3.0 drills and has been recommended to advance to 3.5.

4.0 – Has either USAPA or IPTPA 4.0 or higher rating.
As skill level increases the requirements to attend become less flexible and rely more on nationally recognized ratings.  

We do not want our coaches in the position of recommending skill level based on observing a person’s play.  However, our coaches have agreed on an objective scenario to advance players to the next level drill session.  A coach can recommend advancement by observing competency of skills in a drill session.  For example, a coach can objectively determine if a player is executing all or most of the skills at a high level with proper technique.  The coach can then confirm their observations with other coaches at the session.  Note that this is not a recommendation of a person’s level of play, it is an observation of how well a person performs drills.Is there a perfect system?  Maybe, and we will  continue to look and tweak.  Thanks to those of you who have provided feedback and suggestions.



2.0 Link
with Kathy Vollink
Monday 11 November
1 -3 PM
Sign up HERE
Monday 18th November
1 - 3PM
Sign up HERE

2.5 Drills
with Judy Lyle
Thursday, Nov. 14th
11:00 - 12:30 
Sign up HERE

3.0 Drills
Sharon Kolarik
Wednesday Nov. 13th
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE

3.5 Drills
With Bill Vollink
Thursday Nov. 14th 
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE

Assisted Play
with John Lehman
Sunday, Nov. 17
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE
Sunday, Nov 24
3 - 4:30 PM
Sign up HERE




HELLE SPARRE 
RETURNING 
November 16 and 17
Fresh off her silver medal at USAPA Nationals,
 Find out why Helle Sparre is arguably
 the most sought after pickleball instructor in the nation.
  She was a professional tennis player.
 Played in all four majors 
(Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open, and French Open),
 Has written the book on playing tennis doubles (now rewriting for pickleball doubles)
 Was a professional tennis instructor with highest honors.
  The best pickleball players in the nation go to her
 yet she treats EVERY player as if you are the most important student she has. 
 Her goal is to help each student achieve their potential.
Sign up for one of her lessons as a group of 4 or 8.  
Cost is $100 per hour;
 $200 for 2-hour lesson ($50 each for group of 4, $25 each for group of 8).
A group lesson on Sunday November 17 at 10:30 is still available. 
 ***Sign Up HERE*** 
If all Lessons fill, we can add a group or individual lesson on Sunday afternoon



The 2019 USAPA National Championships
 were held over the last week in Indian Wells, CA.  
A total of 2,330 players registered for events. 
 QCPC was represented by the following players.
  This is a huge accomplishment to compete at this level.
CONGRATULATIONS
GB Sneed Gold Medal 3.0 Singles 75+
Donna Hoshide Silver Medal 3.5 Singles 60+
Jean Bustard
Sharon Kolarik


IPTPA Ratings Friday December 6

Rating sessions are available on Friday December 6.  Club ratings are done using the IPTPA protocol.  Find out more at this website iptpa.com.  

A certified rating specialist (CRS) will be here on December 6 to administer the ratings.  Ratings are available for skill levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0.  Prep sessions will be offered prior to the rating.  This process is an excellent way to improve your game and learn the necessary skills for the level you wish to achieve.  Ask others who have gone through the process about the experience.

All participants in a session must be going for the same skill level.  Skill levels 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 require 4 participants.  Skill level 4.0 requires 3 participants.


For more information contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com.


IPTA RATINGS ACHIEVED
CONGRATULATI0NS!
3.0
Tricia Kordalski
Ron Kordalski
Paul Engstrom
Bill Anderson
Jane Smyth
Todd Smyth
Sandy Varley
Terri Birkholtz
Kay Martens
Ken Martens
Barry Wise

3.5
Susan Jones
Kathy Coleman
Susan Daily
Yon Ehrmentrout
Georgine Thomas
Susie Eckhardt
Nancy Katzberg
Beth Larose
Larry Laughman
Barbara Rodriguez
Hugh Spiegel

4.0
Irene Payne
Tom Dean




NOVEMBER
A TIME TO BE THANKFUL
THANKFUL THAT ALL EXSCAPED THIS:



HALLOWEEN WAS FUN
FLASH MOB AND COSTUMES