Saturday, December 24, 2011


Scheduled play is cancelled Christmas Day

Friday, December 23, 2011

Volunteers t make playing safe for all of us 
 Thank You!
Les, Lee, Dennis, Lorne, Noel and Roger

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


All Referees

If you wish to receive a “Palm Creek Certificate of Referee Training” then you must ref 12 games between now and January 26, 2012.  Save your score sheets and turn them in to either Neal or Mary Whitfield or Tom or Jeanne Gearhart. You can do this at any time.  We will really need qualified refs for our tournaments. 
The more games you ref the easier it becomes for you and the more you will enjoy it.
Thanks a lot for your help in this.
Tom Gearhart #389 
 Referee Coordinator 
Next beginner seminar for new refs:
 January 7th from 3 to 5 p.m.
 Court Pavilion

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Social Hour

Wednesday, December 21st

4-6 PM


Holiday Cheer will be provided by Club
Bring a snack
PS: Please bring with you any items that you would like to donate to the Club Patio Sale (please put a price on the items)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Moving on Up

Congratulations to the following players, they have had their USAPA Ratings raised as a result of Great Tournament Play:
Theresa Orcutt - 4.5
Donna Robins  - 4.5
Barb Schmidt  -  4.0

Friday, December 16, 2011

Important Updates

If you missed our monthly meeting or have not arrived yet, we do not want you to miss these important updates
The club now has a computerized Reservation System.  You will be able to reserve a court on line or by telephone. For details click on the following link

We are also approaching that time of year and the courts begin to get very busy. As a club it is very important that every member have an equal opportunity to play, for details on the the "Open Play Policy" click on the following link
For your convenience both these links have been placed under the menu section of this Blog, for your future reference.

Ken Reese - Lee Moore - Al Hager

Ken Reese designed and built the new Windsock setup. Sandy Stephens did the necessary sewing to secure the Arizona Flag.  Lee Moore is always right there on the spot assisting with court projects.  Al Hager (on the ladder) is pretty trusting !

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monthly Meeting 12-15-11

This is the meeting you do not want to miss:
  • Update on new courts - Draft of layout available for viewing!
  • Information on new computerized court reservation system!
  • And much more!!
At this meeting you will be able to:
  • Buy tickets for club 50/50 raffle 3/$5.00 or 10/$10.00 ( bring your wallet)
  • Renew your membership or join the USAPA - $20 - 1 year, $54 - 3 years, $80 - 5 years bring your wallet/check book and glasses
  • Bring items that you would like to donate to club for our Club Patio Sale in January, it is requested that you price your items. Items that are not sold will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul, all funds raised will be used for club purposes
Thursday, December 15th - 3PM
Sonora Room N+S

Note: Men's 3.5 Round Robin Canceled

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Referee Training is underway

Referees in Training

The first referee clinic for the season was held on Saturday, with 38 soon to be top rated referees attending.  Referees are an important part of  a well run tournament. An insufficient number of trained referees available, can cause critical delays in a tournament.  We are fortunate that we have had members attend these clinics throughout the years, creating a strong nucleus.  As our tournament continues to grow so does our need for additional referees.  For the first time our clinic was attended by members of the Mission Royale and Robson Ranch communities. This community training will provide a good pool of referees for all future tournaments in the Casa Grande area.
Participants in this clinic will attend a follow up clinic this upcoming Saturday.
Are you interested in joining this group of referees? The Next Beginner Referee clinic is scheduled on January 7th from 3-5 PM at the court pavilion. You do not need to be a "great" player to be a "great" referee. All you need is an understanding of the game and be willing to participate. Training and practice time will be provided for you develop the skills to be a good referee.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rain Day(s)

Rain Days are not fun at Palm Creek, although they can be productive!
This is the perfect time to organize and make room for your soon to be new Holiday presents. Thursday, at our monthly meeting we will be collecting the resale items that you would like to donate to the clubs "First Patio Sale," which will be held in January. It is requested that you put a price on your item,
See you at the meeting Thursday 3 PM Sonora N+S

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tucson Senior Olympics - Registration Change

Tucson Senior Olympic Festival, Jan 17-21, 2012
***Please register for this tournament online at instead of using the Senior Olympic’s paper or EZEEreg registration. A registration form for pickleball events only and the waiver for the Senior Olympic Festival will print out at the end of the registration process. Each partner will need to do their own registration online. If you sign up online with this system, partners do not need to sign up together, on one form, as they have in the past. The form and the fees must be mailed to 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716 to finalize your entry.
If you have already registered with the Tucson Senior Olympics, please enter your information online at the website listed below and then discard the printed registration form.
The tournament will run from Tuesday – Saturday, a week earlier than prior years. A Meet & Greet will be at the venue on Monday, Jan 16 at 6:00 pm. Once you register you will get more info.
There are both age-based and skill level events. Mixed doubles has been changed to SKILL LEVEL ONLY for 2012. Singles will be age-based only.
Event Schedule:
Tue, Jan 17 – Men’s singles / Women’s doubles (age-based)
Wed, Jan 18 – Women’s singles / Men’s doubles (age-based)
Thu, Jan 19 – Mixed doubles (skill level)
Fri, Jan 20 – Women’s doubles (skill level)
Sat, Jan 21 – Men’s doubles (skill level)
Registration deadline (postmark date) is December 31, or January 9 with a $3 late fee per event.
Your age is based on your age as of December 31, 2012.
If you have tournament or online registration questions please contact Priscilla Scott, 520-574-1203 or

Friday, December 9, 2011

Congratulations to our latest medal winners

Voyager Holiday  (217) pictures of player and spectators  placed in photo album ( check under menu)