This is your opportunity to talk to the Paddle Professionals, they will guide you as to the type of paddle (and weight) that will best suit the way you play. This is also an opportunity to have a paddle grip sized perfectly, for you.
The ball machines will be on the courts and you will have the opportunity to test different paddles. The correct paddle for you, is apart of the puzzle, to improve your game!
A lot of club information was provided at this month's club meeting
A large number of members attended
Douglas Duncombe, Director of the Court Utilization Committee, talked about the schedule revisions and had new player cards, for attendees to take with them. For those of you who were not at the meeting, you may want to print out the new schedule and player cards, or pick yours up at the Welcome Table.
We are fortunate to have Douglas and the CUC dedicate the time to make the schedule fair for all!
5.0/4.5 Ladies - Carol
5.0/4.5 Men - Randy Bourne and
4.0 Ladies - Mary Duncan
4.0 Men - Mark Nelson
3.5 Ladies - Suzanne
3.5 Men - David Batten
3.0 Ladies - Kate Perrie
3.0 Men - Robert O'Donnell
2.5/3.0 Ladies - Mavis Heath
The Official Announcement:
Changes to the Organized Play Round Robin
Schedule. You must check to see if you are impacted by these changes.
Due to the increase of players at certain skill levels, the Board
requested the Court Utilization Committee (CUC) look at the Organized Play
Schedule and recommend possible revisions to accommodate growth. It is important
to note that these changes were made to allow more people to play. As a result
some Round Robins were assigned more courts and some were moved to different
times to give them more courts. We remain, as always, dedicated to assuring Open
Play Courts are available for our members during the hours from 9:00 am to 5:00
p.m., as well as a fair distribution of round robins and shootouts for all
player skill levels based on the number of players in that skill
Director of the CUC and its committee members in consultation with the Round
Robin Captains, work many hours to construct a fair schedule based on the number
of members in our club. Currently, 69% of our membership plays at the 3.0 and
3.5 skill level. The CUC made every effort to change the schedule with as few
disruptions to people's schedules as possible. The Board has approved the
changes recommended by the CUC. One of the changes you will note, is the
addition of back-to-back round robins in the same level. The intent of the
revision is to allow for the maximum number of participants in each scheduled
Round Robin. We ask that you do
not participate in both sessions of the same skill level so that
everyone gets an opportunity to participate.
in days and times impact: Women's Partners 3.5, 3.0/3.5 Couples, 3.5/4.0
Couples, 3.0 Women, 2.0 Mixed and 3.5 Men's Rated.
often have to adjust the schedule half way through the season. This adjustment
should be sufficient to see us through until the end of March. The Player Cards
have been revised to reflect the new schedule and are available at the Courts as
well as on the Blog. To view and/or print the entire CUC schedule, the Daily
Court Schedules or Player Cards, click on any of the following links. Entire
CUC Schedule Court
Schedule by Day Player
Cards by Level
you have concerns or comments, please direct them to the Club's Board or the CUC
members. The volunteers of the Court Utilization Committee are commissioned with
the responsibility to assure your pickleball play at Palm Creek is the best it
can be. Thank you all for all your support and flexibility.
The new schedule will begin Monday,
January 23, 2017.
Creek Pickleball Club Board of Directors, Donna, David, Susan, Don, Reed,
Jocelyn and Tom
For our upcoming election in February - we have several club members running for office
As more nominees submit their Bio's they will be added to this link.
The link has been placed under club information for future reference
Our National Organization has selected St. Jude's as our Charity
As a club we will be doing several things for Donations .. At our Welcome Table, Monthly Meetings and Tournaments. We welcome all fundraising ideas and contributions.
At our club meeting on Wednesday, we will be selling "Pickles The Dog"
Come early as these are expected to sell fast
10th is the last day to order your club shirts in order to have them
for the Member tournament. Shirts may be tried on for size and ordered on
January 10th from 10:00-2:00 in Sonora South. You can fill out an
order form there or print one here and drop it off. Times will be posted on the
Blog with regard to picking up your shirts in early February. A second order
will be placed as well. Darlene and Sally are the co-chairs and their site #'s
can be found on the order form.
January General Meeting will be held in the Ballroom on Wednesday, January
18th from 4:00-5:00 pm. We encourage all members to attend to get
information about what is happening in the club off the courts.
Member Tournament is approaching rapidly. The dates for play are February
6th-8th. Registration closes January 27th.
This is our tournament for our
members only. If you have never played in a tournament, this is a
good place to get a feeling for what it is like. Play against your friends in
your skill and age level. Talk with your round robin captain or any Tournament
Committee member. You can access more detailed information regarding the
tournament by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: The Tournament Committee
will have a table set up prior to the General Meeting at 3:00 to assist you in
registering for the tournament or to answer any of your questions. You will need
a credit card for online payment, your pickleballtournaments.com login and
password (if you have one). It would also be helpful if you have a tablet or
laptop you are familiar with as the committee will only have two on
pickleball club functions because of volunteering. The Park provides the courts
but everything that happens there on a day-to-day basis is done by club members
volunteering their time. Whether it is Round Robin Captains, Mentors,
Membership or Welcome Table, training clinics, tournaments, court washing,
putting balls on the courts or the many other behind the scenes work, it is all
done by club members volunteering their valuable time. When you get a request
to volunteer, please consider if you can contribute a couple of hours on a
one-time or regular basis to support your club. Without your time, things don't
See you at the General Meeting, Palm Creek Pickleball Club
Board of Directors
is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Palm Creek Pickleball Club.
With our membership approaching 900+ and 32 courts, we can seem a bit
overwhelming. We have many tools and links you may find helpful and informative.
Many of those links and websites are listed and described below. Please feel
free to contact any of us for further information. See you on the
can find a wealth of information on our Blog. Visit our
Blogspot! and see our current calendar with upcoming events, tournament
information, club minutes, bylaws and policies, officers and directors, our
organized play schedule and much more.
source of information is our national association, USA Pickleball
Association. Click here to learn
about the USAPA and how to become a member. Our Assistant Regional Director, Rosemary
Reese, is a member of our club and can be reached at click here.
find the contact information for our club officers, board members, committee
chairs and directors, click
have developed two handouts that are also available at the courts. For an
overview of our sport and pertinent information about our club click
here. This brochure explains our Club Bulletin Boards referred to as "Big
Blue" and "Big Green" (previously called Big Blue North and Big Blue South). Big
Blue is used for information for levels 2.0 through 3.0. Big Green is for levels
3.5 through 5.0. Our Organized Play handout is a guideline explaining how to get
involved in our Round Robins, Shootouts, tournaments and training. Click
here for an electronic copy of that handout. Please be sure to visit the
"Big Bulletin Boards" at the courts. Much of this information is also posted on
next two handouts are designed for both viewing as well as printing. To see our
entire Organized Play Schedule by level and day of the week, click
here. For an individual "player card" for any specific level, click
learn about our Rating Information and Procedures, click
here. This link also contains information on Skill Level Definitions and
addition to informational emails such as this, you will also be added to our
SignUp Genius roster. Our club uses SignUp Genius (SUG) to notify members of
training clinics and other activities undertaken by the club throughout the
season including soliciting volunteers for the Members tournament and Duel in
the Desert. If you share an email with another club member, only one of you will
receive email notifications. Because only one of you will be recognized by SUG
and the associated skill level used to determine which training clinics to
invite you to, one person may be left out of training invites. Even though you
can both sign up for things from this single email, difficulty arises if you are
not the same skill level. The remedy for this is to have separate email
addresses. We can help you set up an additional address, if required, at one of
the drop in sessions. If your skill level changes,
please contact the club secretary, here to
change your level in order to receive appropriate training notices. To
contact our training team for SignUp Genius issues, send us an
email. For a SUG tutorial, go
here. We will also hold periodic drop in sessions where we will help you
with any issues you may have with your specific computer, phone or tablet. Check
out the blog calendar for those times and locations.
plan to attend our General Meetings. They are held monthly on a Wednesday, at
4:00 pm in the Ballroom. Specific dates are listed on the calendar on the
Palm Creek Pickleball Club Board of Directors