Saturday, October 30, 2021


ASSISTED PLAY
NEW 2.0 DRILL SESSION
NEWMAN CLINIC
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS



NEW MEMBER

 Ann Carr



TIME FOR MORE PLAY

ASSISTED PLAY

Thursdays 1PM
Courts 5-7
Starting 28 Oct. 2021

Assisted Play is for beginners
 who have taken some skills classes

OR 

players who have basic playing experience
 needing assistance.

Beginners play while an experienced
player watches and give pointers!

SignUp HERE

Questions contact

Joyce Butler 520-235-3902
Susie Eckhardt 253-696-7541


NEW 2.0 DRILL SESSION
 Starting November 8

If you are new to the sport of pickleball
 or want to review basic pickleball skills, 
six weeks of 2.0 drills will begin on 

November 8.  

Classes will be on Monday’s from 1 - 3 pm. 
 Class is limited to 10 people. 

 If interested contact Kathy Vollink at tackv@hotmail.com.



Riley and Lindsey Newman
 Private Clinics for QCPC Members
Riley Newman is currently the 4th ranked Men’s Pro in the country. 
 His sister Lindsey had similar accomplishments prior to starting a family. 
Their clinics are highly recommended by participants. 
Both live in Phoenix area and are excited to spend a day with us. 

 If you want to be taught by the best in the country, this is your chance.

 Why just watch them on youtube, when you can experience them for yourself? 

 Riley and Lindsey teach all ages and levels. 
 They both work in the school systems in their areas.
 A survey of QCPC members showed enough interest 
to set a date to participate in their clinics
 and support these athletes at the top of our sport.

 Two 3 hour clinics are offered on Tuesday November 16
 a morning session for 3.0 and 3.5 skill levels
 and an afternoon session for 4.0+ skill levels. 

 Class capacity is 16,
 a student to instructor ratio of 8:1.
 No rating is required, 
but please be sure to signup in the correct skill level clinic. 

 Price is $150 per person. 

Sign up HERE



MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

PLEASE HOLD RENEWING UNTIL NOVEMBER

It is almost time to renew your membership
 in the QCPC for 2022.

Information on how this will be done
 will be sent out in November.

  The dues will stay the same for 2022 at $25.

And just so you are aware,
the QCPC is
the largest Club in Quail Creek
 at 549 members.


Saturday, October 23, 2021

        NEW MEMBERS 
             NEW PLAY
  CLINIC OPPORTUNITY
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS



NEW MEMBERS
SCOTT CAPPER
NANCY MANN
MARILYN OWEN
CHRISTEL GIBBONS
TODD GIBBONS
COLEEN EBERT
RICHARD EBERT




Thank you Members
Members Make Us a Club



Riley and Lindsey Newman
 Private Clinics for QCPC Members
Riley Newman is currently the 4th ranked Men’s Pro in the country. 
 His sister Lindsey had similar accomplishments prior to starting a family. 
Their clinics are highly recommended by participants. 
Both live in Phoenix area and are excited to spend a day with us. 

 If you want to be taught by the best in the country, this is your chance.

 Why just watch them on youtube, when you can experience them for yourself? 

 Riley and Lindsey teach all ages and levels. 
 They both work in the school systems in their areas.
 A survey of QCPC members showed enough interest 
to set a date to participate in their clinics
 and support these athletes at the top of our sport.

 Two 3 hour clinics are offered on Tuesday November 16
 a morning session for 3.0 and 3.5 skill levels
 and an afternoon session for 4.0+ skill levels. 

 Class capacity is 16,
 a student to instructor ratio of 8:1.
 No rating is required, 
but please be sure to signup in the correct skill level clinic. 

 Price is $150 per person. 

Sign up HERE




TIME FOR MORE PLAY

ASSISTED PLAY

Thursdays 1PM
Courts 5-7
Starting 28 Oct. 2021

Assisted Play is for beginners
 who have taken some skills classes

OR 

players who have basic playing experience
 needing assistance.

Beginners play while an experienced
player watches and give pointers!

SignUp HERE

Questions contact

Joyce Butler 520-235-3902
Susie Eckhardt 253-696-7541






4.0 Organized Play
Round Robins

Moving to Wednesdays

Beginning October 27th

10 AM to noon
 Courts 7 & 8.

 This change is an attempt to avoid schedule conflicts
 and encourage more player participation.

 We need you,

So sign up HERE!


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
PLEASE HOLD RENEWING UNTIL NOVEMBER

It is almost time to renew your membership
 in the QCPC for 2022.

Information on how this will be done
 will be sent out in November.

  The dues will stay the same for 2022 at $25.

And just so you are aware,
the QCPC is the largest Club in Quail Creek
 at 549 members.





HERE COMES THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
DECEMBER 3RD

HOLIDAY FUN-FILLED 
FUNDRAISER 
FOR ST. JUDE'S HOSPITAL


This will be a great holiday fundraiser 
with Dinner, Dancing, a Piano Bar, and
other fun stuff. 

On the evening of Friday, December 3, 2021, we will hold a
QCPC St. Jude Holiday Dinner, in our Madera Clubhouse.
 It will start with a Cocktail Hour (or so) in the Copper Lounge
 with a fabulous piano player, Will Foraker, 
entertaining us with our favorites.

 This is followed by a plated dinner in
the Ballroom with your choice of entrees
 of beef, chicken, or vegetarian and all
the trimmings.

 Wine will also be available by the bottle
 and of course the bar will
be open for cocktails.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS 
CLICK HERE




W A T C H

Guinness World Record
 set by Twins

Angelo and Ettore Rossett

 with more than 16,000 shots
 
 UPI.com

Click HERE


Saturday, October 16, 2021

NEW INFORMATION,
  HOLIDAY PLANS,
    READ IT ALL



NEW MEMBERS
 Brynda Starner 
Jana Stewart
Mark Turley
Wendy Turley
Heather Otto
Debbie Molitor
Jim Molitor
Carl Larsen



 
TIME FOR MORE PLAY

ASSISTED PLAY COMING SOON

Thursdays 1PM
Courts 5-7
Starting 28 Oct. 2021

Assisted Play is for beginners
 who have taken some skills classes

OR 

players who have basic playing experience
 needing assistance.

Beginners play while an experienced
player watches and give pointers!

SignUp Genius link will be
in next newsletter!

Questions contact

Joyce Butler 520-235-3902
Susie Eckhardt 253-696-7541




QCPC Drills

 Start November 1
 
As advertised

 QCPC Player Development
 will have a new look this year

  The program is in final stages of development
 and will be rolled out the first of November. 

  Drills for 2.5 and above will restart at that time. 

 Watch for details!!



New Member Meetups

Are you an experienced pickleball player
 who is new to the QC Pickleball Club?  

Would you like to meet other new Club members and play pickleball?

  If so, sign-up for Saturday morning New Member Meetups.
  Depending on the number of players attending,
 a round robin format will be used. 

New Member Meetups are for Intermediate Players.  
Intermediate players have usually played pickleball
 regularly for a year or more.
 They know the rules of the game (including scorekeeping)
 and can serve, return serves, volley,
 and hit from the baseline effectively most of the time.

Advance sign-up is required
  Log in to Sign-Up Genius (create an account if necessary)
 using the link below. 
 New Member Meetups are available for sign-up
 beginning at 9 PM on the Saturday before the Meetup.

Five Weeks
New members are invited to attend and play
 in Meetups for up to five weeks. 
 After that, new members should transition to 
QCPC Open Play, Organized Play, Skill-Level round robins,
 and/or private play with new QCPC friends. 
 In addition, new Members are encouraged
 to participate in Club-sponsored
 skill-development activities such as lessons and clinics when available.

Beginners should not sign up for New Member Meetups.
 New Members who are new to the sport
 should sign-up and take QCPC Beginner classes
 or contact Jean Bustard (jeanb@dcmesa.com) for assistance.

Advanced Players:
 New members who are advanced players
 (ratings of 4.0 or higher from USA Pickleball or IPTPA)
 looking to play in a suitable group should contact Dave Mungo (djmungo@hotmail.com).

SIGN UP HERE 




MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
PLEASE HOLD RENEWING UNTIL NOVEMBER

It is almost time to renew your membership
 in the QCPC for 2022.

Information on how this will be done
 will be sent out in November.

  The dues will stay the same for 2022 at $25.

And just so you are aware,
the QCPC is the largest Club in Quail Creek
 at 549 members.





HERE COMES THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
DECEMBER 3RD

HOLIDAY FUN-FILLED 
FUNDRAISER 
FOR ST. JUDE'S HOSPITAL


This will be a great holiday fundraiser 
with Dinner, Dancing, a Piano Bar, and
other fun stuff. 

On the evening of Friday, December 3, 2021, we will hold a
QCPC St. Jude Holiday Dinner, in our Madera Clubhouse.
 It will start with a Cocktail Hour (or so) in the Copper Lounge
 with a fabulous piano player, Will Foraker, 
entertaining us with our favorites.

 This is followed by a plated dinner in
the Ballroom with your choice of entrees
 of beef, chicken, or vegetarian and all
the trimmings.

 Wine will also be available by the bottle
 and of course the bar will
be open for cocktails.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS 
CLICK HERE

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

MANY IMPORTANT TOPICS
 PLEASE READ THEM ALL




NEW MEMBERS

James Eastwood
William James
Sherry Mayer
Tom Mooney
Scott Piotti
Husam Raaoul
Marie Still
Rick Swenson




NEW QCPC 

GUEST POLICY

QCPC has more members playing more often than ever before. Your QCPC Board tries to satisfy the needs and wishes of QCPC members for different playing options, skill-development opportunities, recreational play, social events, organized team play, and court time.  It’s tricky, since beginners, experts, competitive players, and social players have different goals and needs.  With 16 courts, a maximum of only 64 of our 539 members can play at any one time.  To say the least, accommodating everyone’s wishes presents a major challenge.


So, what does the QCPC Board do?  We listen to feedback from all corners of the Club.  We try to put ourselves in the shoes of all types of QCPC members.  We think about what’s needed for the Club to provide satisfying pickleball play to members with diverse needs and interests.  When some members’ needs are at odds with others’, the QCPC Board tries to strike a fair balance.   As circumstances change, Club policies evolve. 


With the above in mind—and after careful consideration—the QCPC Board revised the Club’s guest policy, effective October 7th, in order to prioritize member play during Prime Time and significantly reduce the number of outside guests overall:

Outside Guest Ratios: QC residents may reserve courts and play with invited “outside guests,” subject to the limits below. “Outside guests” are guests who reside outside of QC who are not in-house guests.

  1. Prime Time:  No more than one outside guest per playing group.
  2. Non-Prime Time:  No more than three outside guests per QC resident in a playing group.
    1. Exception:  If one or more QC residents in a playing group have an official IPTPA or USA Pickleball (UTPR) rating of 4.5 or higher, up to four guests for each such QC resident are permitted.                                     1. IPTPA and USAP ratings will be applied in the same manner as they  apply to QCPC Skill-Level Play.
  1. The minimum number of QC residents must be present at all times, but it is not necessary to have a QC resident on every court at all times.

 

What is the practical effect of this change?  During Prime Time, private play groups, whether on one and two courts, will never have more than one outside guest (previously four guests were allowed per QC resident).  As a result, nearly all guest play will occur during less busy, Non-Prime Time hours. During Non-Prime Time hours, the ratio of guests to QC residents is reduced from four-to-one to three-to-one in most circumstances.

 

Why is there an exception for 4.5 and 5.0 members during Non-Prime Time?  Currently, QCPC has only four players with 4.5 or 5.0 national ratings: one 5.0 woman, one 4.5 male, and two 4.5 women.  There are simply not enough QC players for a mixed or same gender foursome of same-skill-rated players without guests.  These members cannot practice in QC for tournaments without inviting other high-skill players and teams.  Under the revised policy, these players will not be able to invite multiple guests of the same rating during Prime Time.  Yet these members, also deserve reasonable play and competitive practice opportunities in QC.  To do so, they need a little more latitude to bring in enough similar high skill-rated players to create a round robin.  Therefore, the Board determined that they should be allowed up to four outside guests per rated 4.5 or 5.0 QC resident, but only during Non-Prime Time hours. 

 

Does this change affect in-house guests?  No.  You can still bring your visiting family and friends down to play anytime.  The maximum number of such guests is four for each QC resident in a reservation group. 


You can read the entire Policy and Procedures Manual HERE






MORE DRILLS 



WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER

2.5 Drills 12:30PM - 1:45PM

3.0 Drills 2:00PM - 3:15PM

3.5 Drills 3:30PM - 4:45PM

SIGN UP HERE



Drop-In Play

Every Day!

 

Beginning on Wednesday, October 12th, drop-in play is available every morning during Prime Time hours.  No sign-up is needed.  This is fun, recreational play and a great way to meet other Club members.  All skill levels are welcome. 

 

Here is the current drop-in play schedule:

 

        Morning Open Play: Monday through Saturday, 8-10 AM (courts 9-12)

 

        Evening Open Play: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 6-8 PM (courts 9-12)

 

        Community Play: Sundays, 8 AM – 10 AM (courts 9-12)

 

Use the “paddle saddle” mounted on the fence near the court gate in order to smoothly rotate players onto the courts.  See the instructions posted by the paddle saddle.



PLAY, PLAY, PLAY


  

The Policy and Procedures Manual
was updated by the QCPC Board of Directors
 on October 5th

The changes that were made are as follows:

Dogs


QC residents are welcome 

to bring their dogs to the QC pickleball facility

 in accordance with QC POA and QCPC rules:


  1. Dogs are not allowed on pickleball courts.
  2. Dogs must be on a leash or otherwise appropriately restrained.
  3. The owner/custodian must accompany the dog at all times.  It is not sufficient for dogs to be leashed to a bench, fence, etc. while the owner is playing pickleball.
  4. The owner/custodian must promptly clean up all solid waste deposited by his/her dog.