Saturday, January 23, 2021

IN THIS NEWSLETTER
        IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS AND YOU
        Rule changes and chance to win new Franklin x-40 ball
        Saturday Organized Play 3.0
        Thank You





We just found out some pickleball players recently tested positive for Covid-19. We feel it is our responsibility to promote best practices and compliance with current health guidelines. Please read and comply with the following: 
  1.  Engage in as much social distancing as possible at the courts.
  2.  All players should wash their hands immediately before playing and sanitize your hands between games. 
  3. Consider disinfecting balls before play as these are potential means of virus transmission to all players handling the balls. 
  4. Masks to be worn from the parking lot until you enter the courts, but not during play. Also, you must wear a mask if you are sitting out a game.
  5. Do not play if you: (recommended guidelines from the USAPA and CDC) are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC. 
  6. Do not play if you HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID IN THE LAST 14 DAYS
  7. Avoid contact with others, such as handshakes and high fives. 
  8. Adhere to CDC guidelines by not touching your face (after handling a ball or paddle). 
  9. Use your paddle and foot to pick up pickleballs and transfer them to your opponent. 
  10. Be cautious about touching objects used by many people such as the restroom doorknobs, the water fountain, etc. 
  11. Keep Healthy and Safe 
Remember, all members have a responsibility to the Community
 to help prevent 
the spread of COVID to others.
AND KEEP YOUR EYE ON
 THE PRIZE
THAT IS PICKLEBALL, PICKLEBALL, PICKLEBALL
AND MORE PICKLEBALL!!




Big Rule Changes Coming Soon:

Lets, Drop Serve, & In-Out Balls

Win a New Franklin X-40 Ball!



Why are players dropping the ball when serving?

 

What do you do with a “let” serve? 

 

Your opponent’s shot landed just outside the line.  Are you sure it’s an out ball?  Maybe not!! 

 

Most of us haven’t had time to study USA Pickleball’s many rule changes (effective 1/25/21).  Fortunately, USA Pickleball Ambassador and QCPC member Lenny Friedman has.  Watch this video as he highlights three of the most important rule changes every recreational pickleball player needs to know

 

You’ll see how to perform the drop serve within the new rules and how it can be used as a powerful weapon in your game.  You’ll also see pro player Tyson McGuffin trying it out for the very first time. 

 

The line call rule change has received much less attention than the drop serve.  You may shocked to find out that, beginning 1/25/21, you need to re-think your line calls.  This is a very significant change affecting all players.

 

Bonus!!  Email your answer to Lenny’s simple question at the end and you’ll win a new Franklin X-40 pickleball.

 

See the video here.


New Organized Play

Mixed Round Robin (3.0) on Saturdays

 

Organized Play (OP) round robins provide weekly playing opportunities for Club members of approximately the same skill levels (2.0 through 4.0+).  Due to the popularity of the existing QCPC OP Round Robin for 3.0 players, QCPC is adding another session on Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM beginning January 30th


Advance sign-up is required using the link below. 


This link is also available on the QCPC website (right side).   

 

3.0 OP Round Robin (Saturdays) click HERE




THANK YOU ONE AND ALL

FOR BEING GOOD STEWARDS

OF OUR CLUB,  THE FACILITY,  AND OUR SPORT