Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dennis Forbes Clinic

Click on Flyer for easy Reading
Pre-Register at the Courts For fast Check In
Saturday 1/5 - 11:30 - 12:30
Sunday 1/6 - During Paddle Day
Register 8:00 AM morning of clinic

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Paddle Day

And  more:
1. Complete Seasonal Information Sheet
2. If you so choose pay the Seasonal Fee for Schedule play $20
3. Purchase club pin - $ 3 each or 2 / $5
4. Renew your membership or Join the USAPA
5. Pre-Register for Dennis Forbes clinic 1/8 +1/9 - Fee $10

Lights On!

The Path Lights Lead the Way

The Courts are lit!

LeRoy Schmidt - Maintenance Co-ordinator
verifying that all is working properly

                                     photos courtesy of Neal Whitfield

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Picklehead Merry Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas
When all Through the House,
Not a Creature was Stirring
Not even the Spouse.

When up on the Roof
There Arose Such a Clatter,
We sprang from our Bed
To see What was the Matter.

Then What to Our wondering
Eyes should Appear,
But a Chubby Old Elf
Sporting Pickleball Gear!

He Wasted no Time
But he Started to Dink,
Then Shouting a Challenge
He gave us a Wink.

We Slammed and We’d Lobbed
Then we started to Volley,
He placed his Kill Shot
Then got Oh So Jolly!

We Heard him Exclaim
As he Flew Out of Sight
Maybe Next Year with Practice
They’ll Put up A Fight!

HoHoHo..... Merry Christmas Everyone!
Author Della Bass 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

General Meeting and Other News

General Meeting 
Wednesday - 3PM
San Tan Room

Followed by Holiday Cheer 
 with and without alcohol 

The meeting is a good time to bring any items that you would like to donate for the patio sale and to join or renew USAPA membership.

And in other news, LeRoy Schmidt sent picture of the arrival of new lights for the courts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New and More New

The joy of a "Free" Blog is finding some gadgets and having no idea as to how they are going to work.!
To the right you will see a "Survey" question.  Please answer the questions and lets find out together how it works!

More New!!
APS is at the Courts
Electricity and Lights are on the Way!

Photo Courtesy of LeRoy Schmidt

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Work in Progress

The First Information board takes "the walk"  from maintenance shop to courts

The Crew
Enjoying the moment

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Referee Seminar Scheduled!

Referee Seminar
Do you want to learn how to referee a pickleball game?  If you do, we as a club need you.  Just sign up at the pickleball courts.
WHEN:   Saturday, January 5, 2013   2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where:  Pickleball Courts
Commitment: 2 Saturdays (Jan. 5th & Jan 12th & practice refereeing 12 games before “In-house Tournament”.
What you should do before the seminar:  Go to and click on Official rules, print them and then read and understand them.  Understanding the rules is imperative to being a good referee.
Instructor, Tom Gearhart #389

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Medals and More


2012 East Valley Tournament
Sandi Feller, Sherry Gusse, Barb Schmidt, Donna Robins, Teresa Orcutt, Edie Pries
Al Hager, Lynn Carlson, Vance Christiansen, LeRoy Schmidt,  Dave Touchet, Maurice Parabec
Not shown: Lance Thiede

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday is the  Voyager Holiday Tournament,  the Director has requested that our Club Volunteer to Referee.  Please help if you can, it will make the tournament run smoother.
USAPA Rating changes: If your rating changes, it is important to let me know, so that I can correct it on the roster

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Please Vote

Please vote for our Pickleball Float
Our Volunteers have worked really hard to create this terrific float
It will take 30 seconds or less to vote  (you can vote 10 times)
All you need to enter is your name and the float # 10
Please do it NOW as voting ends Sunday at 7 PM
Please ask frineds and family to vote as well!