Saturday, January 29, 2022

 ***READ NEWSLETTER HERE click the read more to see entire newsletter***


TIPS ON NAVIGATING 
NEW WEBSITE

The box at the top of the page contains the most recent newsletter.
Within that box at the bottom right is a place to click to expand the newsletter.
Below the box is a place to click to see older or newer newsletters.

It's the same information, just a different look. 
You'll find links in the newsletter connected with specifics about them.
The right hand side of the web page has links for more static events.



Have You Lost Personal Items at Courts?

If so, you are not alone.  More than a few members have reported missing paddles, water bottles and clothing while at the courts in the morning.

Please help by being on the lookout for anyone picking up items not near their bag.  It may be intentional or an honest mistake, we asking that you help your friends and other members by being observant.




TAILGATE SOCIAL RR 
DELAYED AGAIN
STAY TUNED

This was decided after the email went out earlier today




AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The QCPC Ambassador Program introduces new members
to the club by showing them how to use
 SUG, reserve a court, and explains
 all the playing opportunities the Club has to offer.

 We are in need of new Ambassadors.
 This does not involve a lot of time,
 and is a great way to meet new members.

If you are outgoing and love pickleball,
 please contact Steve Shapiro @ sshapiro57@gmail.com




TIME TO UPDATE MEMBER INFORMATION

Now that the membership renewal season is behind us,
it is time to update your profile in https://qc.pickleball.plus.

 The simple 6 steps follow.

Step 1: log into https://qc.pickleball.plus

Step 2: Click on the ‘Log in’ icon in the top right corner.

Step 3: Type in your user name (normally your email address) and password (you likely changed this from the original we sent you). If you forgot your password, email me and I’ll send you a temporary.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Update’ tab on the top of the landing page.

Step 5: Update any information other than your rating (I do that when I get verification from USAPA or IPTPA). Common info that needs updating is your birthdate, phone number and emergency contact.

Step 6: When all information is updated, click on the UPDATE button at the bottom.

We currently have about 560 active members and should be well over 600 as the year progresses. Any questions or need help updating your profile, feel free to contact me at any time.


Doug Christy
Membership Chair Quail Creek Pickleball Club
Mobile: (520) 301-1516
Email: doug@provisioncoaching.com





ANOTHER WEDNESDAY 2.0 DRILL

Click HERE





MENTOR PLAY

 3.0 Players

First session in February will be on
Tuesday February 1 at 2:00 pm.
Additional classes will be offered in February, watch for signup.

No rating required,
But please be forthright with your skill level.

Signup up HERE


Mentor Play for 3.5 Skill Level Players

First session in February will be on
Tuesday February 1 @ 2:00pm.

 Additional class will be offered in February, watch for signup.

Participants are highly encouraged to have an IPTPA or USAP 3.5 rating.

Signup up HERE 




DRILLS WITH GARY

Here is this week's times.
Unless the days are changed
the future links will exist
 on the right hand side of the web page

January 31st, 11-12:30, 1-2:30
2.5
Click HERE 

February 1st, 11-12:30, 1-2:30
3.0
Click HERE

February 2nd, 11-12:30, 1-2:30
3.5
Click HERE

February 3rd, 11-12:30, 1-2:30
Make Up 2.5/3.0/3.5
Click HERE



NEW MEMBERS

Raydie Haytack
Dave Wickstrom
John Sullivan
Karen Dellow
Dick DelFava
Cindy and David Kramer
Craig Lee




MACCABI GAMES EXHIBITION SPORT

Seymour Rifkin, founder of International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA), posted the following article on Facebook. Rif has done a great deal in standardizing pickleball performance ratings and teaching techniques as well as increasing awareness of pickleball Nationally and Internationally.


"I'm extremely proud to announce, WPF received written confirmation from the 3rd largest International Sporting Event in the world that pickleball has been accepted as an exhibition sport in this year's competition. The Maccabi Games, will have 10,000 athletes from 80 countries representing 47 sports competing in Israel July 12-26, 2022. Pickleball will be performing exhibition matches at 3 different locations in conjunction with the Maccabi Games tennis competition.

The Maccabi Games are recognized as a Regional Sport Event under the auspices and supervision of the International Olympic Committee and International Sports Federations. Pickleball being accepted as an exhibition sport into this years Maccabi Games along with a commitment to help Pickleball meet the requirements to be accepted as a full competitive sport in the next World Maccabi Games is a major step towards Pickleball being accepted as an Olympic Sport. This is exciting news for pickleball and demonstrates that the World Pickleball Federation is moving the game forward in the right direction.

For the love of the game!"

Thank you for sharing this: 
Lenny Friedman
USA Pickleball Ambassador
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Saturday, January 22, 2022



*******IMPORTANT*******
TAILGATE PARTY AND RR
POSTPONED
Due to concerns about Covid
a new date will be sent to membership
when determined.




****PICKLEBALL AND COVID****

 

QCPC wants everyone to enjoy Club-sponsored play (Drills, Open Play, Round Robins, Mentoring, etc.) and be safe.  We are lucky that pickleball is an outdoor activity in Quail Creek.  Even so, we should all play and interact responsibly in order to protect ourselves and others from COVID.  At a minimum, avoid excessive conversations if not adequately spaced, and do not play if you have symptoms or have tested positive.  See the CDC website for additional information and precautions.  We sincerely thank everyone for doing what is necessary for QCPC to continue offering Club-sponsored play.


2.0 BEGINNER DRILLS 
with Kathy Vollink
Wednesday, Jan. 26th
1-3PM
Click HERE





***NEW***
 Wednesday 2.5

Organized Play Round Robin

Due to very high demand, 
a second 2.5 Organized Play Mixed Round Robin
 will begin on February 2, 2022. 

 This round robin will continue each week on Wednesdays.
 In consideration of other Club members, 
do not sign up on more than one Organized Play “Players” list per week. 
 Members may sign up on the Alternates list
 for another Organized Play Round Robin in the same week, 
but will play only on a space-available basis.

Sign up HERE 




CONGRATULATIONS 
HILARY PORTER

On Your IPTPA 4.0 Rating

 If you are interested in obtaining an IPTPA rating:
for 2.5-3.5 contact Jean Bustard: jeanb@dcmesa.com
for 4.0-4.5 contact Sharon Kolarik: skolarik@dccanyon.com
The ratings skills assessment is available here





am·bas·sa·dor
a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity

Are you outgoing, like playing pickleball, and like living in Quail Creek - then the QCPC has an opportunity for you.  All new members of the QCPC meet with an QCPC Ambassador who:
  • tells them all about the Club
  • shows them how to sign up for court reservations
  • how to use SUG
  • tells them all the opportunities to play pickleball at Quail Creek. 
If you are interested or have questions about being a QCPC Ambassador, please contact Steve Shapiro at sshapiro57@gmail.com.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


NEW MEMBERS

 ROGER and DONNA DIETRICH
JEAN LIAUTAUD
JON JEFFRIES
MARYANN ELLIS
TOM LAMOREAUX 
BARRY AND DIANA NOBLE
NICK KINISKI
KAREN KRYGIER
JEAN HEWITT
PATTI STEIGER
SANDRA and SCOTT COCHRAN
JULIE and STAFFORD KING





DRILLS WITH GARY


Monday, Jan. 24,
2.5 classes 
11am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 2:30pm
Click HERE

Tuesday Jan. 25
3.0 classes
11am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 2:30pm
Click HERE

Wednesday Jan 26
 3.5 classes
 1pm to 2:30pm & 3pm to 4:30pm
Click HERE

Thursday, Jan 27
Makeup classes (2.5, 3.0, 3.5) 
11am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 2:30pm
Click HERE




Come Out and Support Your QCPC Teams
AND LEARN BY WATCHING THESE MATCHES

If you haven't already heard,
 the QCPC has 6 teams competing in the Arizona Pickleball Players League.
The League is made up of teams from all skill levels, 
who compete weekly in Women's doubles,
Men's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

The QCPC teams are:

Men's League 3.0 "Team Fox"
Women's League 3.5 "Quail Creek Pickleball Babes"
Men's League 4.0 (2 teams) "The Creekers"
Mixed Doubles 4.0 League (2 teams) "The Prickly Pairs"

Our games involve teams from all over Tucson (Southern Region). At the end of the season, the winners from each skill level in our Region compete against winners from the other three Regions for the State Championship. The season runs from January through March, with the State Championships occurring April 4-6 in Casa Grande. The league has over 3000 players, with 68 teams in the Southern Region (Tucson area) with approximately 800 players. Last season 6 Southern Region Teams won the Station Championships.

If you are interested in cheering on the QCPC teams, 
the schedule is posted here and the teams are listed under "APPL". 
Matches are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Fridays

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KEEP SOCIALLY CONNECTED ON OUR

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE 

QUAIL CREEK PICKLEBALL

TO REQUEST TO JOIN
 CLICK ON THE JOIN GROUP AREA ON THE FB PAGE

Thanks to Deb Downes for monitoring this page. 
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Saturday, January 15, 2022

****NEW****
Two Sections
 of QCPC Open Play

Starting January 17th

Open Play is “drop-in” play for QCPC members (M, T, Th, Fr, Sat from 9-11 AM).

Beginning on January 17th
 we’ll start using both paddle saddles
 (located in the alley between the upper courts).

Novice through intermediate players
 should stack paddles on the south side
 for play on courts 8-12.

Advanced intermediates (approximately 3.5)
 and up should stack paddles
 on the north side for play on courts 6-7.

The purpose is to provide appropriate, enjoyable levels of play for all participants. Each member chooses which side is most suitable according to the above guidelines; ratings are not required.

The allocation of courts will be adjusted according to player demand. For example, if there are fewer than eight total players for courts 6-7, then four players with paddles stacked for courts 8-12 can play on the open court (court 6 or 7). Those players leave at the end of their game and again stack their paddles on the south side. Players waiting for courts 6-7 are next on the court (unless there are still less than four). This kind of court adjustment would also apply if there are empty courts on courts 8-12 and there are four or more players with paddles stacked for courts 6-7.

What About Thursday Open Play Challenge Courts?

On Thursdays, the north paddle saddle will be used for the “challenge courts” (courts 6-7). The only difference between Thursday challenge courts and other Open Play days is that the winners stay on the court for a second game against the next two challengers. All players must rotate off the court after two games (win or lose), and challengers with the next four stacked paddles enter.




NEW MEMBERS

BILL ORR
PHILLIP STANCLIFF
BARBARA MOSSMAN
KAREN LUBINSKI
KATHY SATRE
JUDITH POWELL
TERRY AND KATE DWYER
RICHARD AND PATIANN WITT
STUART AND CINDY NELSON




GET READY FOR SOCIAL FUN
QCPC NFL TAILGATE PARTY/PLAY

Even if your team isn't going to the Super Bowl, 
you can still wear your team's favorite jersey,
play Pickleball, 
commiserate about your team's losses,
and who's being traded
or boast about their winning season.

save this date
Wednesday, January 26

registration 9 - 9:45AM; play begins at 10AM

Remember, if you sign up to play
you are obligated to play all 6 games
unlike in Open Play where you can come and go. 

♭♮♯ Music by the one and only Bill Foraker ♯♮♭

click HERE


GARY'S DRILLS

2.5 Classes - January 17th
 (11am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 2:30pm)

Click HERE

3.0 Classes - January 18th
 (11am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 2:30pm)

Click HERE

3.5 Classes - January 19th
 (11am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 2:30pm)

Click HERE




YOUR CHOICE OF COUR TO RESERVE
Court #4 & Pickleball Machine


Just a reminder, Court #4 is the only court available to be used by the pickleball machine.

  So if you are reserving courts for game play, please consider all the other courts first. This will allow members to reserve the pickleball machine.







2.0 Beginner Drills 

2.0 drills has added second day for your convenience.
Wednesday 19 January 

You may only sign up for one class per week.
This should allow for more players to participate in drills.

2.0 Beginner Wednesday Drills
Sign Up HERE


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Saturday, January 8, 2022

So Much Happening!
 Read it all to not miss anything!
   

QCPC BOARD MEETING


The next QCPC Board meeting
will be on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 2pm.

 All members are invited to attend this meeting.
 Due to COVID, the next Board meeting will be held via Zoom.
The proposed agenda can be found HERE

Topic: QCPC Board meeting (January)
Time: Jan 11, 2022 02:00 PM Arizona

Join Zoom Meeting
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NEW MEMBERS


DAVID ELLIS
JENNIFER CORBIN
MARK and DEB MATTSON
FRANK MATTERS
KEVIN HANLEY
CARL STEHLING
RUTH WILLIAMS 
LARRY and BETH LINDHOLM
HUGH MOSSMAN
BILL and TRACEY FUNDINE



2.0 Drills
RESUMES
January 10, 2022

Monday, January 10th
1-3 PM.

Sign up via Sign-Up Genius 
located below and on the website. 

You do NOT need to sign up consecutively. It will be a first come, first-serve basis.
Anyone who has joined the club and had orientation may sign up. We stress safety, proper footwork, learning the various shots, and beginning to work with a partner on the court.

If you have started 
pickleball wanting to learn
 or just want a refresher, you are welcome.

We look forward to meeting and working with you. 

There is no fee for 2.0 drills
.
If there is enough interest,
 there is a possibility of adding another class on another day.

Click HERE




DRILLS WITH GARY 

2.5 Classes
 January 10th
 11am to 12:30pm
 1pm to 2:30pm

CLICK HERE

3.0 Classes
 January 11th
 11am to 12:30pm
 1pm to 2:30pm

CLICK HERE

3.5 Classes
 January 14th
 11am to 12:30pm & 1pm to 2:30pm

CLICK HERE





CONGRATULATIONS 


Michelle Skoglund 
 Sharon Brule

for obtaining your IPTPA 4.0 
 Passing this Skill Assessment Test
 took many hours of practice,
and is a major accomplishment
 of which you should be very proud!



Mentor Play Sessions
 in January

Mentor play is a newly developed activity
 with a goal of allowing players to experience,
 in a non-competitive setting,
 what changes they may need
 to make to play effectively at the next higher level.

  Mentor Play will not teach skills,
 but focus on court positioning and shot selecti
on.


Mentor Play for 3.0 Players

Two session are offered in January.
  One on Friday January 14 and the other on Monday January 17.
  Both start at 1:00 and end at 2:30.
  Each date has 4 slots.

  Only sign up for one session, either on Friday or Monday, not both.  

No rating required, but please be forthright with your skill level.

Sign Up HERE

Mentor Play for 3.5 Skill Level Players

Two sessions are offered in January.
  One on Wednesday January 12 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
 and the other on Thursday January 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
  Only sign up for one session, either Wednesday or Thursday, not both.

Participants are highly encouraged to have an IPTPA or USAP 3.5 rating.

Sign Up HERE




IPTPA 4.0 PRACTICE SESSIONS

This is a free practice session for members
 who are seriously considering signing up a 4.0 rating test.
  We will practice the skill test portion only

TUESDAY 11 January
1-4 PM in one hour segments 
four slots per hour available

Sign Up HERE





QCPC HAS CLUB ROUND ROBINS

EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING (9-11 AM)


Wednesday Club Round Robins
 are a great way to grow
 your pickleball circle of friends!

 They are for fun, “social” play
 in a mixed round robin format
 (no separate men’s and women’s groups).
 Club Round Robins are open to any QCPC member
 who knows the rules of pickleball
 and can play without assistance (generally novice and above).

 (Beginners are encouraged to sign up for QCPC beginner’s lessons and play in QCPC Assisted Play prior to participating in Wednesday Club Round Robins.)

To play in Wednesday Club Round Robins,
 you must check-in at courts 5-12 between 8:30 AM and 8:50 AM
 (no Sign-up Genius).
 Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
 These round robins are limited
 to the first 38 members to check-in (first come, first served).
 All participants should plan to play for the full two hours.



Competitive Play

QCPC members seeking a more competitive style
 of play should consider signing up for weekly Organized Play (OP)
 and Skill-Level (SL) Round Robins
 from 11 AM – 1 PM (see schedule below).
 Sign up for these using SignUpGenius (see links on QCPC website).
 Official USAP/IPTPA rating are not required for OP Round Robins. 


2.0 OP Round Robins - Mondays
 (for new players who have completed the beginner class or equivalent)

2.5 OP Round Robins  - Tuesdays
 (for novice players)

3.0 OP Round Robins - Wednesdays
 (for intermediate players)

3.5 OP Round Robins on Fridays
 (for advanced intermediate players)

4.0+ SL Round Robins on Mondays
 (for advanced players; USAP/IPTA ratings are required)


Another great option for competitive play
 is the Open Play Challenge Court
 on Thursdays (9-11 AM on court 6).
 No partner or sign-up needed.
 Just place your paddle in the nearby “paddle saddle.”




GET READY FOR SOCIAL FUN
QCPC NFL TAILGATE PARTY/PLAY

Even if your team isn't going to the Super Bowl, 
you can still wear your team's favorite jersey,
play Pickleball, 
commiserate about your team's losses,
and who's being traded
or boast about their winning season.

save this date
Wednesday, January 26

registration 9 - 9:45AM; play begins at 10AM

Remember, if you sign up to play
you are obligated to play all 6 games
unlike in Open Play where you can come and go. 

♭♮♯ Music by the one and only Bill Foraker ♯♮♭

sign up coming on the 15th 



BATHROOMS

Locks have been changed out
no longer requiring a key.

Patrol will open at sunrise and lock at 10PM

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COVID IS STILL PRESENT IN OUR COMMUNITY
PLEASE PRACTICE ALL SAFETY MEASURES

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TWO NEEDS 

A PUBLICIST

Someone to take pictures
 and write a short article
 about certain events
 for the Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun
and the QC Crossing.

AN HTML KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON

The newsletter and website 
sometimes needs some HTML writing.

If you are interested in either or both of these, 
please contact Candace Plumlee




WANT TO HELP THE COMMUNITY 
WHILE MAKING QCPC MORE VISIBLE?

ADOPT A ROAD 

Several stretches of Old Nogales are part of the Adopt a Road (AAR) program run by the Town of Sahaurita. 
 Each group is expected to do a clean up quarterly. 
 Cleanups take an hour to an hour and a half.
The work is easy and good for the community.

Most sections are double adopted
 so each gets cleaned about every six weeks.
 Old Nogales Highway from Veterans Park south
 is only single adopted and could use another group.
 
This would be a nice opportunity for the QCPC. 
 A sign that says The Pickleball Club of Quail Creek 
would be put on both ends of the section.
  It takes 8 to 12 people to do a clean up
 and the town provides bags, pickers, gloves, and safety vests. 

If you would be interested in participating.









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