Friday, February 27, 2009


Our registrations for the upcoming tournament are way ahead of last year and as such EVERY referee is important to insure that matches run on time. PLEASE, if you can, make yourself available for the maximum time during next week's tournament. When you arrive in the morning or afternoon, please report to the referee cooordinator's tent, advise that you are available and for how long, you will be available to referee. We anticipate having a greater need for referees in the afternoons, so if you would like to sign up specifically for afternoons that would be great, too. Just let us know when you arrive !
Also, remember THESE two dates ( and times):
1. Monday, March 2 at 11:45 AM - Our last referee training session before the tournament and a great chance to brush up if didn't do much refereeing in the last tournament. We will meet at the courts.
2. Wednesday March 4 - 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Meeting for ALL referees. Cover last minute details, changes in how we're going to handle the process, and answer any of your remaining questions.
We will meet at the pavillion.
A.J. and Irene Fraties
Referee Coordinators

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Please Join Us
You won't want to miss this opportunity
This Saturday - February 28
Santan Room
11:00 AM - 1PM
Dr. David Tallman will be here, at the request of Keith and Laura Darrow, to further educate our athletes and family members about the benefits of Prolotherapy. Dr. Tallman who practices in Scottsdale, maybe just what the doctor ordered. Keith had an MRI that showed a torn Rotator Cuff, instead of expensive surgery, Keith went to Dr. Tallman for Prolotherapy, this was so successful Keith is now fine and avoided surgery.
It dosen't get better than this, no travel time and seminar is FREE
This is just one link that tells you about Dr. Tallman, a google search will provide you with many other links.
Look forward to seeing you there!

6th Annual Tournament

Registrations are Closed

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Revised Court Play Schedule

The court play schedule has been updated
The most recent change : Sunday Couples Round Robins are now played at 11AM and 1PM

Click on link below for full schedule

Saturday, February 21, 2009

February Meeting

We had a great turn out - I wonder if the free pizza was a factor?

Meeting Highlights:

Palm Creek's General Manager addressed the club. He assured us that he was well aware of how important Pickleball is for our community.

Joyce Staffen provided the treasure's report

Court Etiquette will always be a topic - reminder to pick up the ball before returning it to another court. It was also requested that you do not practice in an empty court while a round robin is in progress

Reminder - Only courts 5-8 can be reserved. Courts 1-4 are to be available for open play

Tom Gearheart told all club members that they will enjoy the game more if they play within their correct skill level

Vance Christiansen - talked about the shoot-outs - This is "Highly" competitive play, the shoot-outs will stay the same format for the rest of the season. Skill level shoot-outs will be taken under consideration next season.

Everyone agreed that the Resident Tournament was a great success and thanks was given to all who made it possible

We are all looking forward to the upcoming " 6th Annual Tournament"

The meeting was adjourned just as the Pizza arrived

There was plenty of Pizza for all and every conceivable variety of Pizza was available.

Everyone socialized and had a really good time

Next Meeting: Mark your calendar - March 18th - 3:00 PM - Sonora Room - Election of Officers - Pot Luck Dinner to follow (these are always great)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Resident Tournament

Resident Tournament Medal Winners
Palm Creek Pickleball players turned out in force for 3 days of
"Great Competitive Play "

Our thanks to Donna Christiansen and Barb Schmidt for keeping all the events moving - Andy Schmaltz who once again numbered the matches for us - AJ and Irene Fraties for running the Ref board and all the referee's who volunteered, without them we could not have had this tournament - the ever ready lines people who were steadfast in watching the lines during medal matches - Marion Gavin who started the coffee every morning at 5:30 AM - Larry Staffen and Ann Earley who tirelessly photographed the action

Congratulations to Our Medal Winners

Click on the link below for the Medal Winner List

Click on the photo album on the upper right of this page to see all
The Great Play

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Monthly Club Meeting

Club Meeting
Wednesday - February 18th
You won't want to miss this meeting
Followed by Pizza Party

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Palm Creek Resident Tournament

Registrations are Closed
110 Athletes have registered
Doubles - Masters - Legends
Teams: Women 35 - Men 43 - Mixed 52
130 Teams will be playing
Have Fun and Good Luck!
Check back for weather updates

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tucson Senior Olympic Medal Winners

Tucson Senior Olympics 2009
Palm Creek Athletes take home 31 medals
Nancy Brentano - Lynn Carlson - Vance Christiansen
Mary Duncan - Tom Earley - Tom Gearhart - Al Hager
Mike Jennings - John Jetelina - Olga Jetelina
Wayne Kennedy - Radek Loskot - Vera Loskot
Pete McGannon - Duane Miller - Larry Peterson
Ken Reese - Lance Theide - Jerry Winter