Thursday, January 29, 2009

RESIDENT TOURNAMENT

PALM CREEK RESIDENT TOURNAMENT
DEADLINE APPROACHING

Entry forms must be received by Wednesday February 4th

NO EXCETPTIONS

Players needed for
50+ Women's - Men's - Mixed
60+ Women's
Legends - Women's - Men's
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FABULOUS MEDAL
Questions: Call Rosemary #7310

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Phoenix All City Tournament 2009

CONGRATULATIONS !!!
OUR PALM CREEK MEDAL WINNERS
Venture Out Phoenix All City 2009 Tournament

LeRoy Schmidt - Tom Gearhart

Al Hager

Dennis Dahlen - Roger Fellows

Donna Robins

Duane Miller - Willie Repp


Friday, January 16, 2009

HAPPY TRAILS CLASSIC MEDAL WINNERS


Congratulations to our Palm Creek Medal Winners at the Happy Trails Classic
Al Hager
Nancy Brentano - Doug Kant
Vance Christiansen - Ken Reese
Lynn Carlson - Jerry Winter

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MANGIA!


PICKLEBALL PLAYERS HAVE PASTA NIGHT AT ROBSON RANCH


Thanks to Marion Gavin who organized this dinner, 85 Palm Creekers had all the pasta they could eat and exclusive use of the bar and restaurant. The pasta was delicimo! Cooked to perfection with a choice of three differnet sauces. There were plenty of compliments for the great service. If you missed this event, keep checking the blog, Marion is in the process of planning a fish fry, you will want to be there!
Pictures have been added to the Pickleball Photo Alblum on Right


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

ALL YOU CAN EAT PASTA DINNER

Marion has arranged an all you can eat pasta dinner - with several varities of pasta for our club members at Robson Ranch. You must sign up in advance and pay either Marion or Jerry no later than Tuesday.

Robson Ranch Restaurant
Wednesday - January 14th - 5PM
$10.00 includes food and tip
Drinks can be purchased
Marion and Jerry
Site # 1708



January Meeting

Once again we had a great turn out and the food for the pot luck was incredibly good as always

"Pickleball Patti" was there to greet us!

Highlights of the meeting:

The reading of the November minutes was waived and Joyce Staffen provided the treasures report. Both the minutes and the treasures report are available to members for review.

Sherry Renga was introduced as our new Social Director - if you know of a club member that is having a major event going on in his or her life, let Sherry know # 6248 and she will send a card

As we are a not for profit club the board reduced the round robin fee for January to 25 cents

The club members were told some repetitive stuff and we will continue to hear it until we get it right:
1. Court Etiquette - Pick up the ball and return it to the court it came from - do not slam it
2. Skill Level - Monitor yourself - If you have high scores in every game, for a few weeks it is time to move up. If you have low scores in every game, for a few weeks it is time to move down
The point is to make the game fun for everyone
3. Do NOT start playing until 7:30 AM - the park has had some complaints about earlier start times
4. Round Robins - if you sign up - show up - arrive at least 20 minutes early to sign in, anyone arriving later than 10 minutes before the start of the game will not be allowed to play.
If you realize you cannot play, erase your name and fill in the first name on the alternates list
5. Check with Donna Christiansen that your information is correct on the club roster, site #, e-mail address and skill level

The Round Robin schedule will be adjusted as needed - as more players return and new players join, Round Robins will be added

Vance Christiansen discussed the shoot-outs. He informed us that this is "Aggressive" play.
In addition he explained how players are ranked. If you sign up for a shoot-out you must be at the courts to sign in 30 minutes in advance

A.J. and Irene Fraties are in charge of Referee Training for this years tournaments - A.J. asked the club members to consider signing up for training - Monday's at the courts at 11:45 AM
This is a vital component of the tournament - you will be given as much training as you need so that you feel comfortable - sign up now!

Ken Reese talked about this years tournaments - all information is on the Tournament Boards (The ones with the glass doors and the key). It is requested that you check the sign - up board to volunteer to help with our tournaments this year. A sheet will be posted at the courts for players looking for partners for both the in house tournament and the 6th annual tournament. In addition Ken suggested if your looking for a partner for the 6th annual tournament, sign up on the USAPA website

It would be most appreciated if you submit your registration forms early for both our tournaments.

Registration forms for both tournaments can be found on http://www.usapa.org/ and at the courts

USAPA - we currently have 62 members - 12 of which signed up this year. Please consider joining - without this organization this sport that we enjoy so much would not be the same

Our next meeting is scheduled for February 18th - a huge turnout is expected - this will be the free annual Pizza Party. Sign up sheets will be placed at the courts - be sure to sign up so we have enough pizza!



Sunday, January 4, 2009

USAPA

JOIN NOW
USAPA
We will have membership applications available at our January club meeting
Have questions - this is a great time to ask
One Year membership - $20.00