Saturday, December 21, 2019

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
New Members
Holiday Playtime
New Beginner Round-Robin
Tailgate Party January Social Round-Robin
Barney McCallum - founder of Pickleball
Last Call for Organized Play
IPTA Ratings Session
POA Board Tournament Guidelines
Dues






RAY MANG
JUDY MANG




HOLIDAY PLAYTIME

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Wednesday Round-Robin
 Christmas Day
9 AM 
Canceled

New Years Day
9AM
GAME ON   HAPPY NEW YEAR

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3.0-3.5 Organized Play
  Christmas Day and New Year 
CANCELED

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NO DRILLS 
23 DEC. THROUGH JANUARY 3RD

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ASSISTED PLAY



FOR THE MOST RECENT BEGINNER GROUP 

GRADUATES
COME FOR GUIDANCE WITH YOUR GAME
SIGN UP REQUIRED 

with John Lehman
Sunday 22 Dec.
3 - 5 PM
Sign Up HERE

Sunday 29 Dec.
3 - 5 PM
Sign Up HERE


NEW
Round Robin for Beginner Players
Friday
 January 3, 2020 - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
For players who have attended beginner lessons and Assisted Play 
and/or have basic Pickleball Skills,
 know the rules and can keep score.
Sign-up HERE 

Please sign-up for this event each week,
 by clicking on the blue link in the right column
of the web page 
as
            Friday:  Organized Play 2.0/2.5 – 1:00 pm

What do these numbers (2.0/2.5) mean? 
 QCPC uses IPTPA (https://iptpa.com) teaching curriculum and ratings system
 to guide our instructors and players
 on the road to improve as Pickleball players.




  



JANUARY SOCIAL ROUND-ROBIN
TAILGATE PARTY
WEAR YOUR TEAM COLORS/JERSEY



*****SAVE THE DATE*****
Wednesday 
22 January 
Play starts at 11 AM

Sign up Coming








BARNEY McCALLUM
PICKLEBALL FOUNDER

(photo and excerpt from USAPA web site)

The last of the living founders of the sport of pickleball recently passed away.  
Barney McCallum, one of the game’s inventors and pioneers died at his home in Seattle, Washington on Monday, not far from Bainbridge Island, where it all started in 1965. Barney was 93 years old and left behind a legacy of passion and devotion to a sport that is beginning to gain significant momentum in the sports world.
The game of pickleball evolved on a summer day nearly 55 years ago in the backyard of Barney’s good friend, Joel Pritchard. It was there with another friend, Bill Bell that the trio built a makeshift court that combined the playing elements of ping pong, badminton, and tennis. It was rudimentary at best but caught on with people originally in the Pacific Northwest. 
Barney was inducted into the inaugural class of the Pickleball Hall of Fame in 2017. Two of his closest friends in the sport were Alex Hamner and Jennifer Lucore. Lucore joined the illustrious HOF class last month. The pair would often visit Barney and his family during the summers at his home in Kent, Washington and would often ask him of the sport’s unique name. “Barney always said, “pickleball was named after the dog Pickles, end of story.”  He should know, he was there!”
Barney’s last appearance at a pickleball event came at the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships and was thrilled at how far this simple sport, built on imagination and love had come.


Last Call 
for 3.0-3.5
 Organized Play!

The 3.0-3.5 Organized Play Mixed group has had very few attendees for several weeks.  This might be due to the current time (Wednesdays at 7 pm), holiday travel, visiting guests, weather or lack of interest. 

Before QCPC eliminates 3.0-3.5 Organized Play round robins, we would like to find out whether more Club members would participate if this round-robin was held during daylight hours for the remainder of the winter. 

If you are interested in participating in 3.0-3.5 Organized Play Mixed round-robins during non-Prime Time daylight hours, please contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com.



IPTPA RATINGS
NEXT SESSION

 Monday, January 20 


 Ratings are available for skill levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. 
 Sean Rickard will be the Certified Rating Specialist.

Sessions must have four players going for the same skill level,
 except for 4.0 that requires three. 
 If you have questions, contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com.

Sign up HERE



PRIVATE LESSONS
SEAN RICKARD


our local Pro pickleball player, firefighter,
 and an outstanding instructor 
is offering private and small group lessons to club members.  
Multiple days are offered, please sign up for one lesson per month for now. 
 Sign up HERE 

Sean Rickard, our local Pro pickleball player, firefighter and outstanding instructor, is offering private and small group lessons to club members.  Multiple days are offered, please sign up for one lesson per month for now.  Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044baba92aa1fb6-quail.





QUAIL CREEK POA BOARD
Guidelines for PB Tournaments
by Organizers Outside of QCPB Club


The POA Board met on December 16th and passed the following guidelines

The following procedures have been put in place by the Quail Creek POA Board of Directors to ensure the use of our pickleball courts and grounds by outside play costs and liabilities are covered by the organization sponsoring the event. As a POA homeowner amenity, it is imperative that any such activity does not negatively impact our homeowners.

·         A maximum of three (3) outside tournaments are allowed in one calendar year. These tournaments must be a minimum of one (1) month apart.
·         All tournaments will be managed through the Anza Fitness Center director.
·         A tournament request must be made to the Anza Fitness Center director a minimum of three (3) months in advance of the tournament date.
·         Food and beverage service will be coordinated with the Quail Creek Banquet manager.
·         Parking will be restricted to the CAT Center parking lot. There will be no street parking permitted. Shuttle arrangements will be made by the tournament organization.
·         Tournament sponsors will be required to carry full liability insurance and provide proper documentation to Quail Creek.
·         A per person fee of $5.00 per day will be charged by Quail Creek and collected by the tournament sponsor and remitted to the Anza Fitness Center director.

The Quail Creek POA Board of Directors reserves the right to make changes as needed to these guidelines for the benefit of Quail Creek POA members.




DUES



That's right, your dues can now be renewed online using the "donate now" button on the QCPC website.  Due to credit card fees of $1, the renewal online will cost $26 if you elect to use a credit card.   If you still want to pay with a check you can use your Paypal account if it is linked to your bank account or the old fashioned way of dropping the check off with Susan Jones at 2620 E. Arica Way


 Annual Membership Dues - $25/person
                                   Social membership (non-playing, non-voting) - $12.50
Checks made payable to QCPC
No Canadian Bank checks (it costs us)

  Current members need to drop off or mail check 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.