Saturday, June 19, 2021

Be sure to read about Summer communication below!


Inter-Community Play


The Summer Inter-community evening round robins
 for the 2.0/2.5 & 3.0
 have been discontinued
 due to a lack of participation by both Clubs. 

 The 3.5 & 4.0 will continue on through the summer.

If you were in the 2.0/2.5 or 3.0 groups, 
be sure to take advantage of the QCPC Novice Play, Organized play, 
and Open play offered during the week.  
The sign-ups for all our Organized Play is on our website.
 There is no sign-up necessary for Open Play,
 just be at the designated courts at the appropriate time.





SUMMER COMMUNICATION

Newsletters will occur every other week
The next newsletter will be the 3rd of July

This will continue until Labor Day.

Emails will be sent for any 
newsworthy items in-between newsletters.





NEW SOLAR WALKWAY LIGHTS
for your safety!






Saturday, June 12, 2021

In this newsletter:
   Last Call for QCPC
   Pickle 2 machine training
   Did You Know...dogs
   Inter-Community Pickleball
   Open Play


   

LAST CALL FOR QCPC 

SUMMER ROUND ROBINS!


Now that June is here,

 there aren’t very many players signing up to play 

in weekly Organized Play and Skill-Level Round Robins. 

  Several sessions (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0) 

have not had enough players to fill 

even one court and have been cancelled.  


We understand that many members are away,

 and it’s pretty hot for the members still in QC this summer.

  Perhaps we should put these round robins on hold for the summer.

  But before the Club does so, let’s give this another week to see what happens.  Please sign-up to play if you are interested. 

 The round robins start at 7 AM and are played on courts 5 & 6.


The New Member Meetups (Novice) 

on Saturdays

 will continue indefinitely as they are still very well attended.  


If you have suggestions for how best to hold summer

 Organized Play and Skill-Level Round Robins, 

please contact Dave Mungo at djmungo@hotmail.com.




Pickle 2 Training Continues



Are you interested in being trained 
on the Pickle 2 pickleball
training machine? 

If so, gather 2 to 4 QCPC members and
contact Bill Foraker at flyinsob@gmail.com to set up a session.
During the session you will go through the safety protocols,
how to reserve the machine
in addition to the use and care of
the machine. 

The training session will last approximately 1
hour.

Remember, in order to participate 
on court with the machine
you must have successfully completed
 the training offered by
the QCPC.



Did You Know...

Did you know that the POA does allow
 well-mannered dogs 
to be at the Quail Creek Pickleball Courts
 on a leash

But remember, Article 10.3 of the POA rules state

 "It is the pet owner’s responsibility to remove and dispose of any solid waste deposited by such animals on private or public property, including common property."  

Enjoy your pickleball and your dog responsibly.😀



Inter-Community Pickleball 


Inter-Community Pickleball 
with GVR Pickleball Club started this week here at Quail Creek. 

 This is just a reminder about what the Inter-Community Pickleball is about:

Inter-community Evenings

 The 2021 Inter-community Pickleball season will start on June 7th at Quail Creek.  All matches, whether at QCPC or GVR East complex (7 S Abrego Drive) will begin at 6:30 pm.  The first round will be held at the Quail Creek Pickleball Courts.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday at 6:30 is 3.5

Tuesday at 6:30 is 4.0+

Wednesday at 6:30 is 2.0/2.5

Thursday at 6:30 is 3.0

  • You don't need an official IPTPA/USAP skill level, but do play at the proper level.  
  • The format is a 6 game round-robin with all games played to 11 (win by 1). 
  • The SignUp Genius for each level will be available 7 days in advance at 9pm in the evening.  This is not a weekly commitment, so you will need to sign up for the weeks you want to play. 
  • The IC Evening will be limited to 16 players with 4 alternates.  On the signup for each week, please limit each club to 8 slots. Four days after the Signup is released, all slots are available to be signed up.  If you listed yourself as an alternate you will need to view the SUG to move yourself up to a slot if someone drops out.
  • All players will sign a one-time waiver form at each location if you are not part of that Club.
  • All players will pay a one-time $5 pickleball fee at each location.
  • The SUG link is here, but in the future it will be located on the side-bar of the QCPC website under the "Inter-community" heading.
  • Please remember to put your phone number in the comments field so that we can get in touch with you due to weather related issues.  

Intercommunity Mornings

 The morning Inter-community will be played at the GVR Pickleball complex located at 2612 S Camino De La Canoa, Green Valley, AZ 85614.  All games for all weeks will be played at this complex, no games will be played in Quail Creek.

  • All players from outside GVR will have to sign a waiver.
  • All players will pay a one time $5 fee for pickleballs.
  • The format is a 6 game round-robin with all games played to 11 (win by 1). 
  • The SignUp Genius for each level will be available 7 days in advance at 9pm in the evening.  This is not a weekly commitment, so you will need to sign up for the weeks you want to play. 
  • The IC morning will be limited by the number of courts allowed, with 4 alternates.  On the signup for that week please limit each club to 1/2 the total slots. Four days after the Signup is released, all slots are available to be signed up.  If you listed yourself as an alternate you will need to view the SUG to move yourself up to a slot if someone drops out.  
  • The SUG link is here, but in the future it will be located on the side-bar of the QCPC website under the "Inter-community" heading.
  • Please remember to put your phone number in the comments field so that we can get in touch with you due to weather related issues.

Again, this is a morning play for specific skill levels as follows (the courts will be listed on the SUG):


Monday from 8 am to noon is 4.0+

Tuesday from 9 am to noon is 2.0/2.5

Wednesday from 8 am to noon is 3.0

Friday from 8 am to noon is 3.5


This is a great opportunity to meet the members of the Green Valley Pickleball Club, play exciting pickleball, and most importantly have fun!!!





Open Play Is Back!

 

Remember when QCPC members could drop-in for Open Play without signing up in advance?  Well, happy days are here again!  Beginning on Monday June 7th, QCPC Open Play will restart according to the following weekly schedule:

 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Mornings:

7:00-9:00 AM on courts 9 through 12

 

Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday Evenings:

6:00-8:00 PM on courts 9 through 12


OPEN PLAY INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE


The Instructions will also be on the right side of the web page. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021


STARTING TIME FOR QCPC SCHEDULED PLAY ROUND ROBINS

MOVES TO 7:00 AM ON JUNE 7th



 

Officially, summer hasn’t started—but it’s definitely starting to feel like it!  So, effective June 7th, all QCPC Organized Play, Skill-Level, and New Member Meetup round robins will start at 7:00 AM.  Be cool on the court!  Play from 7 AM to 9 AM. 

 

Also, please sign up for QCPC round robins on Sign-Up Genius as soon as possible.  If there aren’t enough sign-ups by 24-48 hours before the round robin, the reserved courts will be released and the round robin may be canceled.  The Club does this to minimize unused reserved courts and maximize court availability for club members.

 


Open Play Is Back!

With  A New Feature

To Get You Back In The Saddle

Remember when QCPC members could drop-in for Open Play without signing up in advance?  Well, happy days are here again!  Beginning on Monday June 7th, QCPC Open Play will restart according to the following weekly schedule:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Mornings:

7:00-9:00 AM on courts 9 through 12 

Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday Evenings:

6:00-8:00 PM on courts 9 through 12

How Does Open Play Work?
  1. QCPC Open Play is open to all QCPC Club members, their visiting house guests, and Robson Preferred Guests.
  2. Players may drop-in to Open Play anytime without signing up.  If a designated Open Play court is available, participants can get on the court immediately.   
  3. If any Open Play court is not being used and all other courts are occupied, then Quail Creek residents and their guests may use the vacant Open Play court(s).  However, if additional Open Play participants arrive and are waiting to play, then non-participating QC residents and their guests should release the court for Open Play as soon as possible. 
  4. So long as there are four players available for an Open Play court, Open Play is doubles play. 
  5. Open Play is mixed-skill recreational play.  Courts are not designated by skill-level. 
  6. Waiting players will rotate in after each completed game.  If four or more are waiting, the first four will replace the players on the next Open Play court to complete a game.  If there are less than four waiting players, one or more of the previous players may remain on the court to make a foursome. 
  7. The order in which waiting players enter Open Play courts is determined by use of the “Paddle Saddle” located between courts 11 and 12 near the shade sails.  All waiting players should place their paddles in the Paddle Saddle.  The Paddle Saddle will hold up to 12 paddles.  The instructions for its use are posted next to the Paddle Saddle.
The resumption of Open Play is made possible by the POA’s recent withdrawal of temporary COVID-19 rules. 
 
The QCPC Board will monitor Open Play to determine whether it is meeting the needs of QCPC members.  The format and number of courts used for QCPC Open Play may be changed, as needed.