Sunday, December 28, 2014



Tuesday January 6, 2015  
2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Sports Pavilion

Tuesday January 13, 2015 
2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Pickleball Courts

Come and learn how to be a referee. If you have not refereed before, we ask that you attend both sessions. 

Palm Creek Pickleball Club offers a certification program which qualifies you to referee in  all sanctioned tournaments. Our club needs good referees for our two Palm Creek tournaments.

Come and learn another aspect of this wonderful game and have fun doing it. You do not have to be a good player to be a good referee.

The requirements for certification are: 1. Attend both sessions. 2. Get a USAPA Rule Book and know the rules. 3. Referee 12 games before our in-house tournament, three of which must be with a “Referee Mentor” assigned to you. 4.Take the USAPA Referee Test and get no more than 3 wrong. It is an open book test, so you can look up the answers. You will receive a certificate of completion and a Palm Creek Referee Badge.

Palm Creek Pickleball Club needs you.

Clinic put on by Tom & Jeanne Gearhart.  Site 389  Phone #6389

(Sign up on the Referee Sign Up Sheet on the Round Robin Board.)

(Tom Gearhart and Irene Fraties serve on a USAPA Referee Committee.  Our mission is to come up with a USAPA Referee Certification Program. I can tell you that if this program is adopted before Jan. 6th then we will teach that program and you will become USAPA Certified. The program we are teaching now will be very close to the one being discussed by our committee.)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Need A Stocking Stuffer

Time is running out on last minute shopping, 
Every pickleball player can  use a USAPA membership or renewal,
(renewals start at end of current membership period)
Stop by Site # 1310 and we will get this done in a jiffy

Rosemary Reese - USAPA Ambassador

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Meeting

 Members attended the monthly meeting and had a good 
time socializing after meeting

Stephanie Royo showing the club shirt to Sandy

Time To Be Creative

Help Us Rename the Annual Tournament
                                    Submitted By:  Bob VanderLinden

- Submit a Catchy, Exciting, Unique name that represents our premier senior tournament and our premier resort.

The Annual Tournament is not only our Club's premier pickleball tournament it is one of the largest in the country and the only Tier 2 sanctioned tournament run by a club.  But the name boring and mundane! 

The Board and the Tournament Committee would like to spice it up and find an identifiable name that can represent our tournament out into the future.   We would like your help coming up with a memorable, distinctive name that exemplifies our premier tournament.  We need to move ahead quickly, so will have a deadline of 2 weeks.  

Deadline for Submittals:  Midnight Dec 31st.  The Board will make a final decision shortly after Jan 1. 
Email to:     
Subject Line:  New Name

Please put on your imagination hats and submit as many names as you want by the end of 2014!  Any and all submittals are encouraged.

There will be a fantabulous prize!   

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Medal Winners!!


Mesa Regal
 Brenda + Dan Jmaeff - Donna Robins
Not in picture - Don Simmons

Southwest Regional
Lance Thiede
Not in picture - Marsha + Byron Freso - Don Simmons

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Time To Look for a Partner

Yes, it is that time already. 
Never played in a tournament before? The time is Now!
You can play in 4 local tournaments:
  • Our Resident Tournament
  • Our Annual Tournament
  • Mission Royale Tournament
  • Robson Ranch Tournament
The Resident Tournament is for YOU!
You play with same people you play with every day!
Volunteers put as much work into this tournament as they do the Annual Tournament
This tournament is for ALL club members, click on the Resident Tournament Link for the details

2015 Resident Tournament Form

Once you get the fever you are going to want to play in more tournaments,
Our Annual Tournament is in  March -  20 teams playing at the 3.0 level, 36 teams at the 3.5 level, 46 teams at the 4.5 level and 8 teams at the 5.0 (not including mixed doubles) have already registered!
What do all these teams know that you don't?  Sign up and Find Out!

2015 Annual Tournament Registration Form

The number of  players at the 3.0 and 3.5 skill level playing in tournaments, has grown quickly
Spend a little time at :

You can look at past, current and future tournaments, you can see player list etc.
 For players who have registered on Tournaments, it would be much appreciated if you would list and or add Palm Creek as your club.  You can have 2 clubs listed by entering Palm Creek/ your other club

 Want to know more?
Check out this years medal winner list under "Club Information", these players can tell you why the compete and why they travel to compete.
Want more information specific to our tournaments:
Our Tournament Committee members are always ready to talk tournaments
Bob VanderLinden, Chuck MacDonald, Les Scott, Karen and Roger Fellows

Monday, December 8, 2014

Voyager Holiday Tournament Winners

Chuck MacDonald - Ross Perkin - Marg Ouimet 
Lance Thiede - Al Hager - Kerry Hawthorne
Not shown: Brenda and Dan Jmaeff

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Fun

Sunday Couples play is underway and having fun
Be sure to sign up and join them next week

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Welcome Table

New to pickleball or to pickleball at Palm Creek?
Make your first stop, our welcome orientation.
Wednesday, December 3rd and December 10th at  2:30 PM
South entrance of the courts