Pickleball Club Note from Linda Cole

1.    Note from Linda Cole

Dear friends at Sun City Grand Pickleball Club,

I was overwhelmed by the emails and cards I received offering sympathy and prayers on Scott’s passing.  Many members attended the memorial service also, it really touched my heart.  I have sent individual notes to those members I had addresses for, but I don’t want to overlook a couple who attended the memorial and didn’t leave addresses.
Joe & Linda Pender
Art Johnson
Thank you so much for your kind words at the memorial service.  Thank you to the club as a whole for showing such a caring attitude towards a family of a former member.

Linda Cole

Birthday Celebration for Myrl and Evie Bailey

1.    Birthday Celebration
Mark your calendars and plan to attend a special Birthday celebration for Myrl and Evie Bailey on July 17th at 6:30 pm, in the Cimarron Pavilion.  Myrl will be 94 on July 18th and Evie ??? on July 19th (it’s not polite to ask a lady).  For those members that don’t know Myrl, he is still a very active player in our club, playing 2 or 3 times a week.

Steffi Politi will be providing cake and the rest of us can join in a chorus of Happy Birthday for Myrl and Evie.  We will play some Pickleball following the celebration.  Hope to see all of you there.

Please RSVP to Steffi at steffiqliny@yahoo.com to ensure we have cake for everyone attending.  Drinks will NOT be provided, so please BYOB. (that’s: Bring Your Own Bottle, water of course)

George Cox for Bob Applebaum

Pickleball Club Supports Softball Club Charity Event

Four Day Event to Benefit Homeless Veterans
July 3rd-6th
@ SCG ‘Field of Dreams’ Softball Field

Wednesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 6 the SCG Softball Club invites our friends and neighbors to join us in honoring the men and women who have served our great nation.

The Softball Club will be hosting our third annual benefit for the over 2000 homeless Veterans in Maricopa County. These men and women stepped up to serve their country when needed, but have received little assistance in their time of need.  There are three wonderful agencies that work each and every day to assist these men and women who will benefit from this event: Vets First, Madison Street Vets and US Vets.
We want to see as many of our neighbors & friends as possible every day, but especially on the morning of July 4th for a special Independence Day-July 4th Honor Guard & musical tribute at 7AM.

Each day there will be new items on the silent auction tables for bid, everything from gift certificates to your favorite restaurants to art, jewelry, salon & spa packages, automotive and sports memorabilia – you name it-we have it-waiting for your bid.  All proceeds going to our vets!  Last July the Club raised $14,000.00 for these organizations, with your help, the Club can do that (and more) again this year.  Don’t miss a day since every day the auction items change!

Day 1: Wednesday, July 3rd 7AM
Silent Auction & 2 Softball Games
Fresh Dunkin’ Donuts & Coffee and Hot Dogs (every day)

Day 2: Thursday, July 4th  7AM
Opening Ceremonies Special of the Day:  Luke AFB Honor Guard & National Anthem Tribute by Bill Fedor & Dan Reed
Silent Auction & 2 Softball Games

Day 3: Friday, July 5th  7AM
Silent Auction  & 2 Softball Games

Day 4: Saturday, July 6th 7AM
2 Softball Games & Last Day of Silent Auction Items
Awards Presentations and Lunch for beneficiaries, players and volunteers

Team work is when common people accomplish uncommon feats. Our softball club and our fantastic sponsors, friends and neighbors make up one heck of a great team.  We hope that you will take the time to support this worthy cause and become a part of this amazing team!

The softball field is located at 15180 W. Mountain View Blvd.

Bob Applebaum
Pickleball Club

Pickleball Plants, Paddles, Tuesday Night Mixer & Monitors Needed

1.    Breezeway Plants
2.    Pickleball Paddles
3.    Tuesday Night Couples Mixer
4.    Monitors Needed for Summer Months

1.    Breezeway Plants
I am asking all Pickleball players to please put nothing into the plants, including extra water from your water bottle.  We have found left over coffee and even gum in the plants.  Also, Gatorade is not to be dumped into the plants.  Although you may think you are helping the plants, actually too much water or other liquids can damage the plants.

2.    Pickleball Paddles
As a reminder, SCG only allows Pickleball paddles that are in the green zone of the approved/banned Pickleball list to be used on our courts.  If you purchase a paddle that is not in the green zone, you do this at your own risk as these new paddles, if determined to be too loud, will not be approved.  Paddle Listing Link

3.    Tuesday Night Couples Mixer
It has come to my attention that attendance in the Tuesday Night Couples Mixer is beginning to dwindle.  Several members have mentioned they would like to play, however, do not have a partner.  Gayle and Jim, who run the Tuesday Night Mixer, want to change the format that is currently used in the Thursday & Sunday night Mixers which is (everyone welcomed).  I think this is a great idea and we will start doing this as of June 18th.  Therefore partners are not a requirement, so just show up and have a good time.

4.    Monitors Needed for Summer Months
It is imperative that we have Monitors for the summer months, so please fulfill your obligation now as we will not be able to have everyone complete their duty at the end of the year.

Thanks and have a nice summer,

Bob Applebaum
Pickleball Club

Pickleball Survey of International Significance

I am consulting with Michael Hess, a professor of sports management and marketing in Spain, to establish pickleball in Spain and throughout Europe. The rules are being translated into several languages.

A survey is being conducted to improve understanding of the motives for playing pickleball. The findings will be used to help those who organize pickleball events, clubs, training and tournaments to enhance players’ experience as well as to help attract new players to this great sport.

The survey is being conducted by two pickleball aficionados: Michael Hess, PhD (CUNEF University) and David Scally, Masters in Sport Management (University College Dublin).

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.
All questions are optional and anonymous.

Michael would appreciate the support of Arizona players and will share the results of the survey.
Survey link:  Pickleball Participation Survey

Bill Booth

Pickleball Clocks and Monitors Needed

1.    Clocks
2.    Monitors Needed

1.    Clocks
New clocks will be installed at the courts this week.

2.    Monitors Needed
Monitors are needed for June and July.  Please sign up and fulfill your monitor requirement.  The Pavilion provides great shelter from the hot summer days, especially with the fans and misters on.  Let’s keep morning drop-in going all year this year.  Please sign up now.