Saturday, February 29, 2020


IN THIS NEWSLETTER: Please scroll to the end to see all the important items!
New Members
Congratulations IPTA Rating
Arrival T-shirts and Hats
March Beginner Lessons
Bunco night for St. Jude
Join St. Jude Supporters
March Social Pickelball Rodeo and St. Jude Fundraiser
Senior Games needs volunteers
Drills 
Assisted Play
3.5 Women's Skill Level Play
4.0 Women's Skill Level Play
Did you Know?
IPTA Ratings
QCPC Board Meeting
March clinics with Sean Ricard
General Membership Meeting
Court Cleaning Schedule



Laura Whipple
Tom Whipple
Deanna Simpson
Ted Johnson

CONGRATULATIONS 
JIM EISELE

ON PASSING YOUR IPTA RATING1!






ARRIVAL


QC Pickleball Club T-Shirts and Hats 

The long awaited t-shirts and hats are ready for pickup. We will be stationed at the Ramada for the next two round robins...March 4th and March 11th. Please stop to pick up your order.

If you are not available on those days, please email me for a pick up time at my home.

Susan Jones



March Beginner Lessons

March 13 and March 20 from 1-3 pm

If you participated in a QCPC Introduction to Pickleball session (or equivalent) and have not yet attended QCPC Beginner Pickleball classes, you are invited to attend Beginner classes. 

These classes will build upon skills introduced in the Intro session and introduce you to additional elements of the game.

 You must sign up in advance using the link below. 
Wear athletic clothing and shoes.
 Loaner paddles will be available for use in the class.  

Sign up HERE

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



Please Join Us for ….
BUNCO NIGHT



Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00 PM 
           Madera Clubhouse
Your $100/pp ticket includes 
4-course dinner 
a $50 donation to St. Jude.
Seating is limited, with advance notice to QCPC Members.  
Remaining seats will be advertised to the general public on March 5, 2020.
Share great food, laughter, drinks, dancing, and donate to a great cause!
Email Erika Lochow at elochow@msn.com to reserve your seat,
 based on the order emails are received. 
 Tickets will be available after March 4, 2020.





2020 Pickleball Rodeo and St. Jude Fundraiser

The March monthly social will be a “Pickleball Rodeo” 
Wednesday, March 11
 9:00 to approximately 1:00. 
A Pickleball Rodeo is a combination of friendly and fun skill competitions.  We will be competing as four-person teams in Serving, Return Serve, 3rd Shot Drop and Dinking contests, followed by the ever-popular and truly unique round robin relay tournament.  This year, a new and "surprise" exhibition event will be added for four lucky contestants.  All skill levels are welcome.  A social and food sharing event will follow the competition.  Registration will be closed on March 9 so we can form the competition teams.
In lieu of the 2020 Quail Creek Classic Tournament, the Tournament Directors (who are also organizing this Rodeo) are asking you to continue to support St. Jude by bringing your                                                     voluntary donation!
St. Jude is the USAPA designated charity, and the Quail Creek Classic has been a major contributor to this effort.  In addition to your donations, we will once again raffle off a week in a condo at the Cimarron Golf Resort in Palm Springs, during the 2020 Pickleball Nationals in November.  We will also raffle off a chance to play in the new "surprise" exhibition event, and have pickleball-related prizes to bid on.  Please plan to attend, bring cash or your checkbook, and be generous to help kids with cancer and their families!
Parking will be very limited, as per the Quail Creek POA we are now confined to the parking lot at the courts.  If you can, please drive golf carts rather than cars, carpool, or ride your bike.
Sign Up HERE






The Southern Arizona Senior Games, 
like QCPC, 
relies heavily on volunteers.
  We encourages Club members
especially members who are playing in the Senior Games
to volunteer as line judges 
(or fill some other need). 
 This is a great way to give back to the sport we all enjoy so much



Line judges are needed for the Senior Games tournament.
Go to the Green Valley Pickleball Club web site Sign-up Genius
 to volunteer for a shift or two to be a Line Judge. 
Sign Up HERE


Two refresher courses 
March 2 at 6:30-7:30 at the Las Campanas Center 
 March 5 11-12 at Las Campanas
(this info is on the website Sign-up Genius under Line Judge).
  Thanks for your help.
Individuals can also contact 
for questions
 or trouble going  
  through the Sign-Up Genius.






DRILLS, DRILLS, DRILLS 

2.0 Drills
with Kathy Vollink
Monday, 2 March
1 - 3 PM
Sign up HERE
&
Monday, 9 March
1-3 PM
Sign up HERE

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


3.0 Drills
with Sharon Kolarick
***Friday, 6 March***
change of day
3 - 4:30
Sign up HERE

SIGN UP FOR ONLY ONE 3.0 DRILL PER WEEK

3.0 Drills
with Mark McNown
Tuesday, 3 March
1 - 2:30 PM
Sign up HERE


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



ASSISSTED PLAY
with John Lehman
Sunday, 1 March
3 - 5 PM
Sign up HERE
&
Sunday, 8 March
3 - 5 PM
Sign up HERE


3.5 WOMEN'S SKILL LEVEL PLAY
NEW DAY
WEDNESDAY
11 AM - 1 PM
SIGN UP HERE



4.0 WOMEN'S SKILL LEVEL PLAY
SATURDAY, 7 MARCH
11 AM
SIGN UP HERE





 February's membership stats are:

460 Full members 
10 Associate Members
2 Social Members
and
In January 2020 
 over 7000 hours 
of pickleball play 
on the Quail Creek Courts.



IPTPA Ratings - March 30


Skill Levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 available
  Everyone in a session must be going for the same rating.  
  Note your skill level in the comment box. 

 If you are interested in 2.5 rating
contact Jean Bustard at jeanb@dcmesa.com to schedule.

The new format a session can be held with 1, 2 or 3 people. 
Maximum 3 people

 Sean Rickard will be the Certified Rating Specialist (CRS).  
Fee to the CRS is $33/person for sessions with 2 or 3 people
$45/session with one participant.
The rating consists of two parts, you must pass each part to pass.  
The first part is a skills assessment similar to past ratings.
  The second part consists of 3 games of “ghost doubles”, rally score to 11.
See how ghost doubles are played HERE
  Each session will have a rated player to play against in ghost doubles.
  For more information please see IPTPA website HERE.

Sign up HERE



QCPC Board Meeting

The next QCPC Board
1pm Monday, March 2nd
Kino Conference Center.
 All members are invited to attend




March Clinics with Sean Rickard 
Clinics are limited to 8 people.
 Cost is $40/person.

3.0 - March 12
9 - 11 AM
Sign up HERE


3.5 - March 16
11 AM - 1 PM
Sign up HERE  

4.0 - March 23
11 AM - 1 PM
Sign up HERE 





GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
MARCH 12
1 PM
KINO CONFERENCE CENTER


Exciting information for all. 
Please attend 




PICKLEBALL COURT CLEANING SCHEDULE
MARCH APRIL 2020

Courts are washed and cleaned on rotating Thursdays (weather permitting)

  Court Number       Date               Time
  9, 10, 11, 12     
March 5
11 am – 2 pm
13, 14
March 12
11 am – 12:30 pm
1, 2
March 19
11 am – 12:30 pm
5, 6, 7, 8
March 26
11 am – 2 pm

 Court Number      Date            Time
    3, 4, 15, 16     
  April 2   
  6:30 am – 10 am
9, 10, 11, 12
April 9
  6:30 am – 10 am
13, 14
April 16
  6:30 am – 8 am
1, 2
April 23
  6:30 am – 8 am
5, 6, 7, 8
April 30
  6:30 am – 10 am







Saturday, February 22, 2020


In This Newsletter:
Welcome new members
Congratulations IPTA ratings
Quail Creek POA Meeting info
Feb. Beginner class, last one
2020 Pickleball Rodeo/St. Jude Fundraiser 
Drills/no Frills
4.0 Skill Level Play
QCPC Board Meeting
Sean Ricard Private Lessons



Paula Mahaffey
Arthur Huntington
Vickie Huntington
Arthur Johnson
Jill Fratini
Toni Fratini
Sally Mylett
Ron Swartz
Lesley Colburn-Swartz
Janet Christophersen
Richard Christophersen
Gerri Karetsky
Larry Naughton
Dave Winegarden


CONGRATULATIONS 
ON PASSING YOUR IPTA RATINGS

DENNY OTTEN
PAUL MENKE
ELDON HOUSLEY
TRICIA KORDALSKI

AND TO ALL THAT ATTEMPTED
KEEP AT IT, WE ARE CHEERING FOR YOU!



Quail Creek POA Meeting
Over the last several months your QCPC Board has been discussing how to best utilize the Quail Creek POA Board in helping to finance the lighting/shade/bench pads projects.  

 In years past we have approached the Finance Committee to cost share the projects with the POA.  Even though they had been approved, the projects were never started due to POA budget restraints.  
Also, because of the budget restraints,
 emphasis has been put on the management and implementation of projects by the Clubs.    

We are excited to share with you that the POA has approved the lighting, shade and bench pad projects.  This happened at the last POA Board meeting. 
All of these projects should be completed this year.
 In addition, and with a great financial benefit to our club, the Robson Corporation will pay for adding LED lighting to courts 3/4/5/6/7/8/15/16.   

They also approved the following projects of retrofitting LED lights to courts 1/2/9/10/11/12, the shade structure project, and adding more bench pads.  
These projects will be paid for by the QCPC. 
The Club has been saving up money each of the past 5 years for projects such as these. 
 Our fundraising abilities (QCPC is a 501(c)(7)), 
and the expenditure of these funds
 will be discussed at the March 12th General Meeting.
Be sure to attend the meeting!






FEBRUARY BEGINNER PICKLEBALL CLASS

If you participated in a QCPC Introduction to Pickleball session
 (or equivalent) and have not yet attended QCPC Beginner Pickleball classes, 
you are invited to attend upcoming Beginner class on Feb. 28th from 1 - 3 PM. 

This class will build upon skills introduced in the Intro session
 and introduce you to additional elements of the game. 
You must sign up in advance using the link below or on the Club website. 

Wear athletic clothing and shoes. 
Loaner paddles will be available for use in the class. 
If you have questions, 
contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com 

                                                           Click HERE to sign up.




2020 Pickleball Rodeo 

and St. Jude Fundraiser



The March monthly social will be a “Pickleball Rodeo” 
Wednesday, March 11
 9:00 to approximately 1:00. 
A Pickleball Rodeo is a combination of friendly and fun skill competitions.  We will be competing as four-person teams in Serving, Return Serve, 3rd Shot Drop and Dinking contests, followed by the ever-popular and truly unique round robin relay tournament.  This year, a new and "surprise" exhibition event will be added for four lucky contestants.  All skill levels are welcome.  A social and food sharing event will follow the competition.  Registration will be closed on March 9 so we can form the competition teams.
In lieu of the 2020 Quail Creek Classic Tournament, the Tournament Directors (who are also organizing this Rodeo) are asking you to continue to support St. Jude by bringing your                                                     voluntary donation!
St. Jude is the USAPA designated charity, and the Quail Creek Classic has been a major contributor to this effort.  In addition to your donations, we will once again raffle off a week in a condo at the Cimarron Golf Resort in Palm Springs, during the 2020 Pickleball Nationals in November.  We will also raffle off a chance to play in the new "surprise" exhibition event, and have pickleball-related prizes to bid on.  Please plan to attend, bring cash or your checkbook, and be generous to help kids with cancer and their families!
Parking will be very limited, as per the Quail Creek POA we are now confined to the parking lot at the courts.  If you can, please drive golf carts rather than cars, carpool, or ride your bike.
Sign Up HERE


DRILLS NO FRLLS 
(well, sometime, maybe

2.0 Drills 
with Kathy Vollink
Monday, 24 FEb. 
1 - 3 PM
Sign Up HERE
&
Monday, 2 March
1 - 3PM
Sign Up HERE

2.5 Drills 
with Judy Lyle
Thursday, 27 Feb. 
11 - 12:30 PM
Sign Up HERE


3.0 Drills 
with Sharon Kolarik
CHANGE OF DAY
Tuesday, 25 Feb. 
11 - 12:30 PM
Sign Up HERE

SIGN UP FOR ONLY ONE 3.0 DRILL CLASS/WEEK

3.0 Drills 
with Jerry Gunn
Tuesday, 25 Feb.
1 - 2:30 PM
Sign Up HERE

3.5 DRILLS
with Bill Vollink
None this coming week
Stay tuned for next Sign up

ASSISTED PLAY
with John Lehman
Sunday, 23 February
3 - 5 PM
Sign Up HERE
&
Sunday, 1 March
3 - 5 PM
Sign Up HERE



4.0 Women's Skill Level RR
29 Feb. 
11 AM - 1 PM
Sign Up HERE




QCPC Board Meeting
The next QCPC Board
1pm Monday, March 2nd
Kino Conference Center. 
 All members are invited to attend







SEAN RICARD



Our Local Professional Pickleball instructor and firefighter,
is offering private lessons to QCPC members.
Private lessons are for skill levels 3.0 and above
 and can be for 1 to 4 people.  

Dates February 27th, March 3, 12, 16, 23rd

Sign UP HERE



THE END