Sunday, May 31, 2020







Who can Play
 on the QC
 Pickleball Courts???

A couple of questions have come up this week
 concerning who is allowed to play
 at the QC Pickleball Facility.

At this time,
 there is no differentiation
 between Members/Non-members
 since there are no official Club activities.  
The courts have always been available
 to be reserved for any Resident of QC, 
except when the Club had official activities going on.  
At those times, courts 15/16 were left Non-Reservable
 for Residents that are non-members.

As for non-residents of QC, or guests of Residents, 
they are not allowed to play
 on the QC pickleball courts at this time, per the POA.

Everything will change back
 to the original rules
 once the POA allows the QCPC to have official activities.


VIDEO ANALYSIS 
OF YOUR GAME


Mark Renneson donated a
 video analysis of a pickleball game
 as a fund raiser for St. Jude.  

Bill Foraker won the analysis and found it very valuable.
 He wrote the following unsolicited testimonial:
 "To anyone who is serious about improving your pickleball game 
and can stand some constructive criticism 
Get a personal game evaluation
 from Mark Renneson at ThirdShotSports.com. 
 I did one, and not only was his evaluation spot on,
 but it’s like taking 4 or 5 lessons. 
 You can’t possibly focus on everything he points out to you,
 so I watched it, listed 3 things to work on. 
 Then when I think I’m ready, I watch again
 to get my next set of improvement items.  
Mark’s manner and his attention to detail
 is great and I couldn’t recommend it more highly
.  Do it and amaze your friends!

Bill Foraker, Quail Creek Pickleball Club, Green Valley, AZ"
Go HERE to see Bill's video analysis.

As we are currently limited in opportunities 
for pickleball lessons 
we are able to take from professional teachers,
 a video analysis from Mark Renneson is a good alternative.
  I will take the video 
and submit it to Third Shot Sports
 for anyone, in Quail Creek, 
who wants to purchase a video analysis. 
 The price has been reduced from $140 to $100.

  Go HERE to order your video analysis.

Contact for recording the video:

 Lenny Friedman
USAPA Ambassador Green Valley/Sahuarita, AZ



Restrooms at the Ramada

The Restrooms at the Ramada
 have been re-keyed 
with a golf course bathroom key.  
If you currently don't have a key, 
you may pick one up at the Concierge Desk.


Friday, May 22, 2020



                       Updated Guidelines 
                                         from the
                        Quail Creek POA and QCPC


  • All Courts will be available to make reservations as of Sunday.  The Maintenance department is starting to re-install all of the nets today and they should be finished by this weekend.
  • The POA has hired additional personnel to take care of the cleaning for the restroom facilities, so both bathrooms will be open on Tuesday May 26th.  The ice machine and water fountains will still be shut-off for the time being.  Remember to bring your own water.
  • All QCPC sponsored events will still not be allowed including:
    • Socials
    • Skill Level Round Robins
    • Drills
    • Organized Play
    • Community Play
    • Lesson/Clinics/Drills
  • No Open Play Round Robins are allowed at this time
  • No outside guests are allowed on the pickleball courts
  • No sharing players between courts
  • Play is with a reservation only - no drop-in play
  • As of Saturday May 30th reservations may be made in 2-hour increments
Remember, this is a work in progress in an ever-changing environment.

Have Fun and Play Safe



Saturday, May 16, 2020

MAY 16TH 2020



 

****PLEASE NOTE HIGHLIGHTED AREAS****

The POA COVID-19 Reopening Plan and Rules for Pickleball: 


Please read them HERE so you will be aware of all requirements and recommendations. Page 3 has specific guidelines. In the very near future the POA will be providing 3 hand washing stations along with buckets with disinfectant solution for your pickelballs.


The new POA COVID-19 Reopening Plan and Rules for Pickleball prohibit spectators and guests.*** All players must stay on their reserved court.  Swapping players with other courts is not permitted.*** Ball machines are not allowed unless privately owned, and not shared with anyone outside of the household.  No round robins are allowed.


The POA guidelines also prohibit Club-sponsored events of any type:

o   Open Play Round Robins

o   Socials

o   Skill-Level Round Robins

o   Organized Play

o   Lessons

o   Clinics

o   Community Play

     QCPC strongly urges everyone to 

follow the USAPA guidelines to keep everyone safe, 

this includes making reservations prior to going to the courts. 


This will prevent player congregation and allow for Social Distancing. 

The reservation page is now active to make reservations 7 days in advance. 

The morning time slots 7 AM for 90 minutes and 8:30 AM for 90 minutes.

                                                  Only 8 courts will be available so limit your reservation to 1 per day. 

                                                                            There will be There is no Prime Time. 

                                                                     All reservations can be for only one court.  


 Recommended guidelines from the CDC and USAPA:

·   Strictly limit group size and adhere to social distancing policies

·   Wash your hands with soap and water and bring personal-use hand sanitizer to the courts.

·   Do not play if you:

o   Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.

o   Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

o   Are a vulnerable individual with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, or whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.

·   Avoid contact with others, such as handshakes and high fives.

·   Playing singles or practicing with a maximum of two people per court is recommended.  Doubles play is not conducive to maintaining a minimum of six-foot social distancing and can result in incidental contact with playing partners.

·   If you do elect to play doubles, it is recommended that you partner only with those who reside within your household.

·   Adhere to CDC guidelines by not touching your face (after handling a ball or paddle).

·   Consider using hand sanitizer between games.

·   Wash your hands after each match        

·   Use your paddle and foot to pick up pickleballs and transfer them to your opponent 

·   Avoid changing ends of the court.

·  Maintain proper social distancing from other players when entering and departing, between games and during time outs.

 

COVID - 19 is a viral illness that can be spread 

person to person with close physical contact, 

coming into contact with surfaces with the virus on it,

 and from respiratory droplets 

when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks .



While everyone is very excited to have the opportunity to play again, we all must remember that we are part of a Community, and each of us has a responsibility to protect the health of all Residents of our Community. Quail Creek Pickleball Club Board encourages you to follow all safety recommendations and best practices. 


BEE SWARMS 
ARE HERE

STAY SAFE

IF YOU HEAR ONE WHILE AT THE COURTS,
LIE DOWN FLAT AND LET THEM PASS. 
 


 

Saturday, May 9, 2020






GREAT NEWS
Shade Structure/Cement Pad Update

the contracts have been signed and the bids came in way under the $15,000 we allotted.  Total price for both items came in at $9,480.  The vendor for the Shade structure is 8 weeks out.  Once the poles are set, the Cement pads will be put in place  The shade fabric will be Desert Sand with the poles being powder coated green (matches existing poles).


Court Times 
for Reservations


The QCPC Board is striving to improve the Pickleball Courts COVID-19 guidelines, with that, the Board has instituted a new guideline for court reservations.  
Since we are on a limited court basis, all court reservations will be changing to a limit of 90 minutes.  You may reserve in 30 minute increments up to 90 minutes.  This will allow more players to play during our hours of operation.
This will take effect on Friday May 10th.  

Some other items that  have been mentioned from Members concern the water fountain, bathrooms and ice machine.  These are controlled by the POA and we are waiting upon a response by the POA.




BEWARE
THEY ARE ABUNDANT

Wednesday, May 6, 2020





RE-OPENING OF THE COURTS

GUIDELINES

The POA COVID-19 Reopening Plan and Rules for Pickleball: Please read them HERE so you will be aware of all requirements and recommendations. Page 3 has specific guidelines. In the very near future the POA will be providing 3 hand washing stations along with buckets with disinfectant solution for your pickelballs.

The new POA COVID-19 Reopening Plan and Rules for Pickleball prohibit spectators and guests.  All players must stay on their reserved court.  Swapping players with other courts is not permitted. Ball machines are not allowed unless privately owned, and not shared with anyone outside of the household.  No round robins are allowed.

The POA guidelines also prohibit Club-sponsored events of any type:
o   Open Play Round Robins
o   Socials
o   Skill-Level Round Robins
o   Organized Play
o   Lessons
o   Clinics
o   Community Play

          QCPC strongly urges everyone to 
follow the USAPA guidelines to keep everyone safe. 

this includes making reservations prior to going to the courts. 

This will prevent player congregation and allow for Social Distancing. 
The reservation page is now active to make reservations 7 days in advance. 
Only 8 courts will be available so limit your reservation to 1 per day. 
There is no Prime Time. 
All reservations can be for only one court. 
Recommended guidelines from the CDC and USAPA:
·   Strictly limit group size and adhere to social distancing policies
·   Wash your hands with soap and water and bring personal-use hand sanitizer to the courts.
·   Do not play if you:
o   Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
o   Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
o   Are a vulnerable individual with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, or whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
·   Avoid contact with others, such as handshakes and high fives.
·   Playing singles or practicing with a maximum of two people per court is recommended.  Doubles play is not conducive to maintaining a minimum of six-foot social distancing and can result in incidental contact with playing partners.
·   If you do elect to play doubles, it is recommended that you partner only with those who reside within your household.
·   Adhere to CDC guidelines by not touching your face (after handling a ball or paddle).
·   Consider using hand sanitizer between games.
·   Wash your hands after each match        
·   Use your paddle and foot to pick up pickleballs and transfer them to your opponent 
·   Avoid changing ends of the court.
·    Maintain proper social distancing from other players when entering and departing, between games and during time outs.
COVID - 19 is a viral illness that can be spread 
person to person with close physical contact, 
coming into contact with surfaces with the virus on it,
 and from respiratory droplets 
when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks .


While everyone is very excited to have the opportunity to play again, we all must remember that we are part of a Community, and each of us has a responsibility to protect the health of all Residents of our Community. Quail Creek Pickleball Club Board encourages you to follow all safety recommendations and best practices.