Monday, January 22, 2018

The purpose of this policy is to provide eligibility criteria for those members interested in becoming an Executive Officer (President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary) or Director (Member at Large) of the Palm Creek Pickleball Club.
The following are the criteria for becoming an Executive Officer or Director:
1.    Must be a member as defined by Article II - Membership in the club bylaws. 
2.    Agree to support and promote the Mission Statement of the club.
3.    Candidates interested in an Executive Officer position must reside in the park a minimum of four months which must include the months of January, February and March.
4.    Candidates interested in a Director position must reside in the park a minimum of three months which must include the months of February and March.
5.    All prospective candidates must possess a willingness to understand other viewpoints and render board decisions without bias or preconceived ideas.
6.    Any Executive Officer or Director must identify any perceived or actual conflict of interests in carrying our Club business and must recuse themselves from any decisions of the board where there is any perceived or real conflict of interest.

ADOPTED January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Makings of a Great Club

Volunteers on a moments notices spending hours to 
keep out courts safe

A Board that Never Stops Working

Lance Thiede our New USAPA Ambassador

Randy and Chris Ferrell our Member Tournament Directors

Carol Lindow Mentor Coordinator

Barb and LeRoy Duel In The Dessert Tournament Directors

Jocelyn Barr - Susan Baldwin - Wanda Cassidy
At the Forefront of all our Computer "Stuff"

Suzanne Scott - Douglas Duncombe
Round Robin Captains 
Could not imagine a day without organized play

John Robertson 
recruiting help for our medical team

Event Coordinator
Barb Parobec
2018 Overview of Volunteer Fair

Not Volunteers - Not Pickleball Players
The Sports Grille that just keeps on cooking

Steve Williams
Showing off in his OSHA Hair Net

Once Again demonstrating everything about pickleball is fun!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Club Elections

This board of directors open position notice is to be activated and posted on January 15, 2018 and remains valid until midnight February 6, 2018.

We have just begun the last three months of our winter/spring, 2017/2018 season at Palm Creek Resort. It is time to turn our attention to the election of new Club Board members. Our Board consists of seven members; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three (3) At Large Members. As you know we stagger our terms for officers so that we limit the number of Board members whose terms will end at the same time. This staggering of terms helps to assure we keep one half of the Board's experienced members in place as the newly elected Board Members transition to create a new Board for the next year.
There is no Search Committee that knows all of our 900 Club Members, but collectively, you do. Help our Club find candidates that will keep this Club vibrant and forward thinking. Whether you would like to explore your options or it is someone you would like the Committee to speak to about a candidacy for a Board position, please contact any current Board member.
2017/2018 Open Board positions for Palm Creek Pickleball Club are:
Vice President - two year term
Treasurer - two year term
At Large Member - two year term

Some of the duties and responsibilities for the open positions are: 
Vice President
Shall perform all duties of the President in the event of the President’s absence or inability to perform.
Shall perform other such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned, with Executive Board approval, from time to time by the President.

Shall receive and deposit all moneys paid to the Club.
Shall pay all obligations that may be incurred by the Club in the regular course of business.
Shall keep an up-to-date ledger of all financial transactions.
Shall provide financial reports as may be required at all meetings of the Executive Board or General membership.

Members (Directors) at Large
Members of the Executive Board elected to represent all members from beginners to the seasoned 5.0 player
Serves as ombudsmen to voice the opinions and views of all members
Reviews and offers input on how policies and procedures the Board proposes will affect the membership
Presents major issues of the membership to the board, with analysis of pertinent facts and a rationale for recommended actions
Assist the board as requested and support, promote and explain board decisions to the membership once that information is made official and published
May be appointed by the President as a liaison to club committees
Prior to elections, may serve on the recruitment team for nominations for the scheduled upcoming board vacancies

Please forward nominations in writing or by email, to David Wight: or drop off at site #1920.  Please write a brief biography to introduce yourself. Highlight achievements, pertinent experience and club volunteer activities with which you were involved.  Your biography will be posted on the club blog/website for review by the membership and shall remain posted until the election is held on February 20, 2018. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION WILL BE Midnight, FEBRUARY 5, 2018.

For future reference you will find this posted until after the election under Club Information.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 Club Shirts Must be Ordered before Midnight, Sunday

Sally Sebring and Darlene Mauro
Modeling the yellow and black jackets
Showing Shirt colors

They will be at the courts on Wednesday (Jan 10th) 
by the Rest Rooms from
10 AM - 2PM

This will give you an opportunity to try the shirts and Jackets on for size

click on the link for color - size - prices for both men and women

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Palm Creek MEMBER Pickleball Tournament - Palm Creek Pickleball Club members only
Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort, Casa Grande, AZ, United States
Mon 02/05/18 thru Thu 02/08/18
Registration Starts: 01/01/18 8:00am
Final Deadline: Fri 01/26/18 
                                    click here                                            

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 2017 Meeting

The minutes are posted on this Blog, for those of us who missed the meeting
Those who attended the meeting, certainly enjoyed it!

Familiar Faces waiting for the meeting to start
Members enjoying the meeting
Members socializing after the meeting with some really good pizza

Saturday, December 23, 2017

In 2012 our Club entered the Casa Grande
Light Parade with this Pickle Ball Float!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Palm Creek Televised

CBS Sports Network Coverage of the 2017 USAPA National Championships
Be sure to watch a special 2-hour highlight show tomorrow of the
2017 USAPA National Championships on the CBS Sports Network!
Saturday, December 23

To check viewing options for the CBS Sports Network, please click the CBS Sports Network Channel Finder and enter your zip code. If you don't get the CBS Sports Network, check with local sports bars and restaurants in your area as most should have access.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Author: Bill Feekin

‘Twas the night before Christmas
and out on the courts,
were all types of people in tennies and shorts.
All of them beaming and shouting with joy,
Happy as children with a new Christmas toy.
Out of their bags, colorful paddles appeared
To the kitchen they scurried, lined up, and cheered
’Let’s dink it and drop it, let’s volley and kill’
The balls started bouncing as if without will,
The sound from the paddles and balls as they rose
Moved all of the players to the tips of their toes
Cross court and forward, balls started to fly
When appeared an old player with a wink in his eye
Dressed all in red from his head to his toe
A smile on his face and a warm, cheery glow
’0 0 2’ he shouted as he served me the ball
He moved like the wind, barely saw him at all
Then all of a sudden, it was 11 to 0
As we lightly touched paddles, he said he must go 
Before I asked where, he disappeared in a haze
But I heard his farewell while still in my daze
Keep playing and laughing and having your fun!
Merry Pickleball to all, my work here is done.

Monday, December 11, 2017


Club Meeting Wednesday at 4 PM

Don't forget to bring your wallet Teddy comes with $25 coupon off $50 at On Court - Off Court. Coupon expires 12/15/17 . The sell both Pickleball and Tennis items.  If any left we will also have Pickleball Christmas Ornaments for $ 3.00

Win or Lose  Give me a hug   -  Play Hard Love More

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Nationals Viewing Change on CBS Sports

CBS Sports Network Coverage of the 2017 USAPA National Championships

On Mon, December 4, CBS Sports Network informed USAPA that the scheduled 2-hr broadcast of the 2017 USAPA National Championships originally set to air on Wed, December 6 would have to be re-scheduled.  The new air date for this 2-hr. broadcast has been confirmed for:
Saturday, December 23
We apologize for the late change but we are excited about the opportunity to showcase 2 hours of some of the very best pickleball action to a national audience.

To check viewing options for the CBS Sports Network, please click the CBS Sports Network Channel Finder and enter your zip code. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

City Courts - Recreation Advisory Panel Meeting

City Courts are exploding all over Arizona, Casa Grande needs to get on board
If you have the time please attend this meeting
Many of the cities surrounding Casa Grande have put in new Pickleball Courts and are planning on building more.  Casa Grande is far behind.  
Pickleball is on the agenda and this is our opportunity to share with the city the need for additional pickleball courts.

Wednesday, December 6th
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm a
Main Library Activity Room.  

We are hoping to have a large showing of pickleball players.
Please come and join us.   
We would love your support.

Monday, November 27, 2017

28 days until Christmas

Adorable Stocking Stuffers 
$ 2 each  
Fund raiser for St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Win or Lose - Hugs     Play hard Love more

Available at the Membership/Welcome Table
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 1 PM