Tuesday, December 16, 2008

PICKLEBALL MEETING



SAVE THE DATE


MONTHLY PICKLEBALL CLUB MEETING



DATE: Wednesday January 7th, 2009

TIME: 3:30 PM

PLACE: Sonora Room South

HAPPY HOUR TO FOLLOW



HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND
BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR

SCHEDULED COURT PLAY IS CANCELLED

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY


Round Robin News

ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!

Pickleball Club

Good News from your Pickleball Government

Round Robins will be free for the week of Christmas, Dec.21st thru Dec.27th and starting on Jan.1st thru Jan.31st , Round Robins will be reduced to only 25 cents.

Yea Ra Ra!!!!!!!! Pickleball Board

Sunday, December 7, 2008

VOYAGER HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PALM CREEK MEDAL WINNERS



Lynn Carlson - Al Hager - John Jetelina

Wayne Kennedy - VeraLoskot -Duane Miller

Willie Repp - Bob Sester - Jerry Winter







See pictures in photo alblum at right

Sunday, November 23, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Scheduled Court Play is cancelled on Thanksgiving Day
WISHING YOU AND YOURS THE HAPPIEST OF THANKSGIVINGS

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Palm Creek Welcome Back Party

A STAR IS BORN
At this years welcome back there was a great turn out. Each club set up a table to promote their activity. Our club officers were quite busy expalining to residents that the club provides free lessons, going over the court play schedule and explaining the game itself. 'Pickleball Patti" was very busy working the crowd. It turns out that "Pickleball Patti" loves people and all the attention she is getting, she did get a little distracted when she saw the Casa Grande Fire Truck,
see photos in the phot album under menu on right

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pickleball Club Meeting 11/12/08

NEW SEASON KICK’S OFF

Our first meeting of the season was held on November 12th
For those of you who are not back yet or were unable attend the following highlights will keep you up to date

Highlights of the meeting:

Our club president Tom Gearhart welcomed everyone back and warmly welcomed new members

Reading of the minutes from the last meeting were waived

Duane Miller, Vice President, in the absence of our treasurer Joyce Staffen, provided the treasures report


Donna Christiansen, Secretary, asked everyone to check their contact information on the club roster. This includes updating site numbers and e-mail addresses


Mike Harris will once again be in charge of court maintenance, members were encouraged to contact Mike if they see issues that need to be addressed

Jeanne Gearhart will once again be the chair person for Round Robins. A member requested that a “Singles” Round Robin be added to the court play schedule. The board acted quickly in approving this and Jeanne has already added this new Mixed Singles Round Robin to the court play schedule.

If you signed up for a round robin and your schedule changes, please erase your name and write in the name of the first alternate, than cross that person off as an alternate
Everyone who signs up for a round robin including alternates, should arrive at least 10 minutes before the round robin and see the round robin “Captain” immediately to be signed in and pay your 50 cents. This will allow the games to begin on time. If you are late don’t expect to play


Tom Gearhart discussed court etiquette, as he does at every meeting, reminding players to pick up the ball instead and hand it to another player instead of hitting it from ground level with your paddle. Be aware when entering or leaving a court of other teams playing and wait for an appropriate time to enter or leave
Tom also discussed social play and round robins. He requested that all players monitor themselves and play at the appropriate skill level. It is more fun for “everyone” if they play at their appropriate skill level. You can gage how you are doing by the number of points you have at the end of a round robin. If you consistently have 11 points it very well be time to move up, if you consistently at the low end it may be time to move down.
A member raised an excellent point “there is no glory in consistently hitting the ball to the weaker player”. It is not fair to the better player who doesn’t get to play; also better players should hit the ball to help improve the weaker players game “not put the ball away”. This of course does not apply to tournament play, where just the opposite is how the game should be played


Vance Christiansen and Bob Sester are running the “Shoot-Outs”. Vance advised the members to disregard everything Tom said when it comes to shoot-outs. Twice a week players have the opportunity to be most competitive. This is only event where players are actually ranked and their skill level determines who they play against and on what court. Vance and Bob are both available to explain the ranking details etc.

Rosemary Reese was introduced as the author of this Blog Spot. Be sure to check the photo album link on the upper right side of this blog, you very well may see yourself


Ken Reese and Rosemary Reese were introduced as this year’s Tournament Directors for both our “In House Tournament” and the “6th Annual Palm Creek Tournament where players from all over the state come to compete.


Ken Reese advised that updated information on upcoming tournaments is on the tournament boards and will be updated throughout the season. For up to the minute information you can always check http://www.uspa.org/.


Ken Reese and Rosemary Reese were also introduced as the new ambassadors for the USAPA from Palm Creek. Ken talked about the benefits of joining this organization that continues to make our game both better and more popular around the country. Several members picked up applications after the meeting


Tom told us about the defibrillator that is in the shed. Mike Jenning’s is certified to use the equipment and offered to do a demonstration on the ease of use prior to a busy round robin so that players can see how this operates. Players who are interested are encouraged to take the certification course when given by Palm Creek


A grand entrance was made by “Pickleball Patti” our new club mascot was warmly welcomed, Larry Pazier will be her voice this year. See blog below.


The meeting was adjourned

Following the meeting we had great food brought by our members and a lot of socializing. See updated pictures in our photo album.

Pickleball Patti

Our new Mascot "Pickleball Patti" made a grand entrance out our club meeting on November 12th. Wearing her "Bling" she was introduced to everyone by Larry Pazier. We look forward to Pickleball Patti cheering us on and spreading the word as to why she loves pickleball

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pickleball Club Meeting

SAVE THE DATE
Date: Wednesday, November 12th
Time: 4:00 PM
Where: At the Courts
It is requested that all club members attend our first meeting of the season.
This will be your first opportunity to meet
"Pickleball Patti"
Our new mascot

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES MEDAL WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MEDAL WINNERS
AT THE HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES

Nancy Brentano - Lynn Carlson - Tom Gearhart - Al Hager - Mike Jennings

Duane Miller - Ken Reese - Willie Repp - Jerry Winter

Additional photos have been added to the Pickleball photo alblum - see menu on right

Saturday, October 18, 2008

USAPA Ambassador

Our sincere "Thanks" to Nancy Brentano for serving as the USAPA Ambassador from Palm Creek for the past 5 years. Nancy is now an Ambassador at Large.

Taking over this position is Ken Reese. Ken will work hard to promote the USAPA this season.
The USAPA has done much for the sport of pickleball, the volunteers in this organization dedicate many hours to better define the rules, provide guidelines for sanctioned tournaments and much more, the USAPA website is updated regularly and is your best source of information.

We ask that all non-members join this year. A table will be set up at various times at the courts to provide you with information about the organization and to assist you in becoming a member.

In a hurry to join - call Ken at #7310

Thursday, August 21, 2008

PALM CREEKERS PLAY PICKLEBALL IN MONTANA


This has been quite the summer, a group of us from Palm Creek stayed at Eagle Nest RV park, which has 2 pickleball courts. We also traveled to Vance and Donna's home in Whitefish on a regular basis to play on their private court.

We not only had a great time playing pickleball, we aslo went boating, golfing, bowling, played ladders. Of course there was time just playing tourist - Visiting Glacier National Park, touring the town of Big Fork, the Cherry Festival, we went to a concert on the bay we went to the movies to see " Mama Mia" and to the local playhouse to see " In the Groove" What we did most of was EAT! Everyone took a turn cooking for the "group" and we went to numerous restaurants with the group. On seperate occaisions we celebrated Birthdays, those of us who turned a year older while we were here were Ken Bacon, Sandi Feller, Tony Calandrillo and Rosemary Reese

The players: Ann and Steve Arthur, Donna and Vance Christiansen, Sandi Feller, Karen and Roger Fellows, Jeanette and Mike Harris, Vera and Radek Loskot, Carmela and Larry Pankey, Rosemary and Ken Reese and Orla Wanless and former Palm Creek Residents Pat and Ken Bacon and Elaine and Tony Calandrillo.

Photos of this trip have been added to the Pickleball photo alblum - see menu on right

Friday, June 13, 2008

Looking Ahead

THINKING AHEAD TO NEXT SEASON
Our 2009 In House Tournament is set for February 11th - 12th and 13th
Our Sixth Annual Palm Creek Tournament is set for March 6th - 7th and 8th

Thursday, March 13, 2008

2008 Palm Creek Pickleball Medal Winners

WOW!

Palm Creek Pickleball Players made quite a showing this year. Our players entered events in 4 states and they let it be known that they were there to play and win.

Congratulations to all of you and thanks for making our club proud

Click on the link below for the complete list

2008 Medal Winners

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Palm Creek 5th Annual Pickleball Tournament

GREAT PICKLEBALL! GREAT FOOD!
GREAT MUSIC! GREAT WEATHER!


A fun weekend was had by all. Palm Creek had a great turn out of players and spectators.
THANK YOU, doesn't really express our appreciation to all the volunteers who spent numerous hours to make our tournament a success.

Palm Creek teams once again demonstrate that they are formidable opponents


Click on Photo for additional pictures

Congratulations to our medal winners:
Natalie Aaron, Steve Arthur, Nancy Brentano, Lynn Carlson, Donna Christiansen, Don Conroy, Keith Darrow, Mike Deaton, Mary Duncan, Tom Earley, AJ Fraites, Jeanne Gearhart, Tom Gearhart, Mike Harris, Mike Jennings, John Jetelina, Doug Kant, Wayne Kennedy, Jerry Logeman, Radek Loskot, Vera Loskot, Duane Miller, Larry Peterson, Bob Sester, Audrey Sobota, Ferd Sobota, Dennis Stach and Jerry Winter.


For complete list of medal winners click on link below:

http://www.usapa.org/.

A special note of thanks to the Tennis Club for lending us their courts for this event!

2008 In House Tournament Medal Winners

Congratulations to our 2008 Medal Winners at our In House Tournament and thanks to everyone who volunteered to make this tournament possible

2008 In House Tournament Medal Winners

2008 Court Play Schedule

Court Play Schedule is on a word document click on link below:

2008 Court Play Schedule