Saturday, December 19, 2020

In this newsletter:

We're Tired of IT Too

Welcome New Members

Zoom meeting about the new Pickleball Rules

                    (you won't want to miss this!)

Member Renewals Due/ Waivers MUST BE SIGNED BY ALL

Thank you and a Reminder about Food Bank donations

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE!



WE’RE TIRED OF IT TOO…

BUT WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE

THAT IT’S HERE IN QCPC


          COVID-19 has been around for almost a year, and we are all rightfully tired of how it has changed our lives.  Unfortunately, it’s not over yet.  Arizona has one of the higher transmission rates, and Tucson’s hospitals are at full capacity this week. 

          QCPC members are not immune.  It is no longer uncommon for one of our members or their spouses/partners to test positive.  Within the last week, we had another member with a positive COVID test. 

          If you or someone with whom you share a home tests positive for COVID or shows the symptoms of COVID, you should not come to the QC pickleball courts until you can no longer spread COVID.  You should also notify others with whom you have had significant contact, including Club members with whom you have played if there is any potential for transmission. 

          If you played pickleball with someone who has COVID, you should determine whether you must self-quarantine under CDC guidelines.  This is dependent on the extent of “close contact.”   Close contact is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset or, if asymptomatic, 2 days prior to a positive test. 

          The QCPC Board appreciates very much that Club members directly affected by COVID have acted responsibly to protect other members.

          With COVID vaccines on the way, we can all look forward to a much better 2021.  Until then, let’s hang in there and do what is necessary to keep our courts open and our fellow Club members safe.   






NEW MEMBERS

Irene Hellie
 Gage Camp





Zoom meeting December 22nd at 1pm 

on the new 2021 USA Pickleball Rules 


Some of our Members have heard about the 

new 2021 USA Pickleball rules update.


 There are 125 new/updated rules 

effective January 1st, 2021.  

Our very own local USA Pickleball Ambassador 

Lenny Friedman 

will go over the major changes on a Zoom meeting 

Tuesday, December 22nd at 1 pm.  

see the information with link for the meeting

 is listed below the list of rule changes:



Lenny will review the rule changes and answer any questions you might have.  The Zoom meeting will be recorded and posted on the QCPC website for future viewing.


Here are the 3 major rule changes:


1. Service Lets (2020 Section 4.0 & 3.A.18) Removed  Rules 4.O, 4.O.1, 4.O.2, & 4.O.3 and 3.A.18

Removed: The definition (3.A.18) and section 4 (Service Lets) have been removed. Starting in 2021, there will be no rule(s) governing service lets. Service Lets have been removed. It is noted that out of habit, both referees and players may sometimes habitually call a service let. If any player stops play because of a service let being called, that player/team will have committed a fault per rule 7.I

Meaning, that there are no more LETS on the serve. If during the serve, the ball hits the net but lands in the opponent's correct side of the court, and not in the kitchen, it is a playable ball. No more TAKEOVERS. If someone calls a FAULT and stops the play, they lose the serve, or if the opponents yell LET during the serve, the serving side gains a point. Or when the ball hits the net then lands in the kitchen, the server loses the serve. 

2. Drop serves allowed. Serves may be hit after the ball bounces and with no restrictions on the nature of the swing. See a good video here.

Rule 4.A.8 New: ***Provisional Rule*** Drop Serve. In addition to the standard serve sequence described in Rules 4.A.1 to 4.A.7, players may opt to use an alternate “drop serve” method. A provisional rule means USA Pickleball will evaluate the rule for unintended or unexpected outcomes over the next year.   Servers must release the ball from one of the server’s hands or dropped off the server’s paddle from any natural (un-aided) height and hit the ball after the ball bounces on the playing surface. The server’s release of the ball must be visible to the referee and the receiver. In matches without a referee, the server’s release of the ball must be visible to the receiver. A replay shall be called before the return of serve if the release of the ball is not visible. The rules for feet placement (4.A.2 and 4.L) still apply. The only downward acceleration imparted on the ball is that from gravity. 

3. Asking about positions. Serving teams can now ask both whether they are the correct server and in the correct position.              

Rule 4.B.9 Existing: Prior to the start of the service motion, to determine the correct server and correct service court, the serving team may ask the referee for the score and correct server. New: Before the serve occurs, the serving team may ask the referee for the score, correct server, correct position, and may challenge/confirm the called score. Any player on the serving team may ask any one or more of these questions.


RULE CHANGE DOCUMENT CAN BE VIEWED HERE



Topic: Revised Pickleball Rules
Time: Dec 22, 2020 01:00 PM Arizona

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MEMBER RENEWALS
ARE DUE

RENEWALS BY 31 DECEMBER
$15
(in recognition of curtailed club activities 
in 2020 because of Covid-19)

$25 starting 1 Jan. 2021

click HERE for RENEWAL form.
It will also be on the website
under the membership tab. 

Follow directions on the form
for returning to membership chair

*****ALSO*****

TWO LIABILITY WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED
BY EVERY MEMBER
IN ORDER TO PLAY
A Player Waiver Form
and a QC POA Facilities Waiver 

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED,
PLEASE DOWNLOAD 
QCPC AND QC POA WAIVER FORMS
only 
AND SIGN BOTH WAIVERS.
follow directions on the form 
for returning to membership chair. 


OR GO TO WEB SITE, MEMBERSHIP HEADER FOR FORMS


Thank You & Reminder

Thank you to all who have donated food and money during week 1 of our 2 week food drive to benefit the Sahuarita Food Bank. If you haven’t donated yet and wish to do so, there is still time! 

A special thanks to those who have given large monetary donations - it gives the food bank flexibility to purchase the most needed items at a discount.

If the donation boxes look empty, it is only because they are emptied each evening so the javelinas don’t steal the food. The food pictured below will be picked up by the food bank Wed.






Donation box locations:

2 at Pickleball Court Ramada

478 Hale
Checks made out to the Sahuarita Food bank can be dropped off at 2499 E Rolling Meadow






PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE

PLEASE!


DO NOT TAKE ANY BEVERAGE 

OTHER THAN WATER 

ONTO THE COURTS


AND NO FOOD


OUR COURTS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE

LET'S KEEP THEM THAT WAY






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Saturday, December 12, 2020

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
Thank you 
Welcome New Member
Update to Ball Machine Use During Prime Time
Member Renewal 
Signatures Required to Play
Food Bank Drive
Pickleball Magazine Article

A BIG

The QCPC Board of Directors 
would like to thank 

Cheryl Francis

for being the QCPC Treasurer
 for the past 3 + years. 
Cheryl will be stepping down on December 31st.
  If you see her in the Community, 
be sure to let her know 
how much you appreciate everything
 she has done for the Club. 

Nancy Katzberg
who is our current Membership Chairperson
 will become the Treasurer. 
 
Bill Foraker 
will become our new Membership Chairperson. 
 
A Big Thank You
 also goes out to
 John Sicardi 
who is stepping down
 from the Court Management Team. 

Finally, we would like to thank 
the following Members 
for staying on as Chairpersons
 for the QCPC Board for 2021.

Jean Bustard Player Development
Candace Plumlee Communications
Joyce Butler Social Committee
Dave Thomas Court Management






NEW MEMBERS

Ellen Entwistle
Tom Wolny
Dorie Franklin




Updated Pickleball Machine Usage
At the December QCPC Board meeting,
 the Board approved an update to court reservations
 This was adopted to allow our Membership 
as much court availability 
as possible during morning Prime Time.

Effective today 
if you are going to make a court reservation
 and plan to use 
a personal/QCPC pickleball machine,
you are restricted to times
 other than morning Prime Time. 

Also, a reminder to be courteous 
to your fellow Members
 by canceling your court reservation 
if you won't be able to use it.




MEMBER RENEWALS
ARE DUE

RENEWALS BY 31 DECEMBER
$15
(in recognition of curtailed club activities 
in 2020 because of Covid-19)

$25 starting 1 Jan. 2021

click HERE for RENEWAL form.
It will also be on the website
under the membership tab. 

Follow directions on the form
for returning to membership chair

*****ALSO*****

TWO LIABILITY WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED
BY EVERY MEMBER
IN ORDER TO PLAY
A Player Waiver Form
and a QC POA Facilities Waiver 

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED,
PLEASE DOWNLOAD 
QCPC AND QC POA WAIVER FORMS
only 
AND SIGN BOTH WAIVERS.
follow directions on the form 
for returning to membership chair. 


OR GO TO WEB SITE, MEMBERSHIP HEADER FOR FORMS




FOOD BANK DRIVE

This year more than ever, 
there are many hungry people in our community.
Between December 9 - 20th, 2020,
 you can help the Sahuarita Food Bank 
by contributing non-perishable food 
items such as the following : 
peanut butter, 
canned tuna
hearty soups,
canned pasta sauce
pasta sauce with meat, 
pasta
beans
rice
mac and cheese (welcomed by the kids!)
ramen noodle


There will be 2 food collection boxes 
under the Ramada at the Pickleball courts
 for you to leave your food donations. 
There will also be a collection box at 478 N. Hale Drive.

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated
 because it gives the Food Bank an opportunity
 to purchase items that have run out or are getting low.

A check can be sent directly to the:
   Sahuarita Food Bank 
   17750 S. La Canada Dr. 
   Sahuarita, AZ 85629 
dropped off at Paula and Donna Davis' 
home at 2499 E Rolling Meadow 
(or when you see them)
or donate online at 
sahuaritafoodbank.org

All donations will be delivered to the Food Bank
 on December 21st
 for distribution during the holidays.

Thank you for keeping the Sahuarita Food Bank
 in your holiday giving plans.
Our hungry neighbors will thank you!



PICKLEBALL MAGAZINE 
ARTICLE

The link below is an article which
 appeared in the December, 2020 Pickleball Magazine. 
 The magazine article describes the proper way to warm-up for a pickleball match.
  It is written by Alice Tym, a USPTA Coach of the Year,
a 4.5 pickleball player 
and a gold medal winner at the Huntsman Senior Games. 
Alice is an IPTPA member, 
SSIPA founding board member, 
Bainbridge Cup originator and gold medalist in Spain, Italy and Germany.  


OR

The Pickleball Magazine is on-line at 
On-line Subscriptions 
to Pickleball Magazine
is free.

Thank you, 
Lenny Friedman
USA Pickleball Ambassador


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Saturday, December 5, 2020

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
     New Members
     Board Meeting
     Covid and Pickleball Information Video
     Court Resurfacing
     

NEW MEMBERS

STAN LAKE
LORI LAKE






QCPC Board Meeting
Virtually
December 9th, 2PM

Due to COVID restrictions, the next scheduled QCPC monthly Board meeting will be held as a Zoom meeting. Directions for this virtual meeting are listed below.

Topic: QCPC Board meeting
Time: Dec 9, 2020 02:00 PM Arizona

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Meeting ID: 821 8748 9286
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IMPORTANT COVID and PICKLEBALL
INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

The video was presented to the 
GVR Pickleball Club
on November 24, 2020
by Andrew Richter
the son of a GVR Pickleball
 club member.

It is linked here to act only as 
an informational source 
for club members. 

Andrew Richter, M.D. MPH,
 is a facility medical director
 for a large urgent 
care system. 
He practices in the urgent care 
and takes care of Covid-19 patients. 
Andrew is also a member of the system's
Subject Matter Expert group
on Infection Control, Covid-19 
and is a member of their Covid-19
Task Force. 
This video is Andrew's opinion 
and may differ
from other medical professionals. 

CLICK  HERE



COURT RESURFACING

The QC POA has a vendor
 resurfacing the Pickleball courts 
as follows: 

Courts 9-12 will be resurfaced the week of 12/7
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Saturday, November 28, 2020


IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
         New Members
         Two, Two, Ten Reservation Rule
         Volunteer Needed Membership Chairperson
         Court Resurfacing
         Organized Play Court Change
         Membership Renewal


NEW MEMBERS


LINDA SWANSON
SCOTT SWANSON






“Two. Two. Ten!”


           

Rules for Making Court Reservations

 

Two. Two. Ten!  These are the basic rules for making court reservations. 

  • 2-hour maximum reservation time per group. 
  • 2-court maximum.
  • Maximum of 10 people (on two courts).

 

Other court reservation rules to know:

  • Groups may not reserve additional courts or time in the name of other group members.
  • Singles play reservations are limited to two (2) hours, no more than one (1) of which may be in morning Prime Time.

 

These rules are necessary to give all Club members fair opportunities to reserve courts and to comply with POA guidelines and Club policies.







QCPC Membership Chairperson

With some upcoming changes in the QCPC Board, 
the QCPC needs a Membership Chairperson
 starting in January for training. 

This person is:
 *a voting member of the QCPC Board
*responsible for processing new membership applications
  *updating our online spreadsheet
*attending monthly Board meetings; September through May.

 This position does not require running for office.  
The President, with Board approval, shall appoint 
Committee Chairpersons for a one-year term. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Leadership of the QCPC.
  If you are interested or have questions, 
please contact Steve Shapiro 
at 520.274.4150 or sshapiro57@gmail.com 


 Court Resurfacing

The QC POA has a vendor
 resurfacing the Pickleball courts 
as follows: 

Courts 1,2,13,14 will be closed off starting the week of 11/30.

Courts 9-12 will be resurfaced the week of 12/7.



ORGANIZED PLAY COURT CHANGE


Due to the court resurfacing

organized play courts will

be on 11 and 12 the week of the 30th. 






RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP
RECOGNIZING THE CURTAILMENT 
OF QCPC ACTIVITIES IN 2020 
DUE TO COVID-19,

THE BOARD HAS 
REDUCED THE RATE
FOR THE YEAR MEMBER RENEWAL 

to $15 IF renewed by December 31st, 2020

renewal after December 31st is $25

other memberships:
Annual Social Membership (non-playing, non-voting) - $12.50
Associate Membership (non-voting) - $12.50
(valid for 30 days from the start date)

Click HERE for form, 
which can be dropped off or mailed to address on form

NOTE: 
The QCPOA is in the process of
 developing a player liability form
that all players will need to sign. 
We will inform you when that is ready.


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