Update on Dink a Dilly Tournament

To date, over 200 club members have signed up to participate in the club event on February 28 and March 1. We have sent out the t-shirt order with an additional 20 shirts ordered, so it’s not too late to register. Simply fill out the form and place it in the drop box located in the pavilion. The last day to register is February 20th. After the extra 20 shirts are spoken for, you can still sign up.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.  This event should be great.  Help make the first club event a Grand one.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks
Troy

Volunteers needed to help with ball machine drills

Volunteers are needed to help out with the ball machine drills being held at noon on Monday and Thursday each week.

Victor and Garth plus a few others have been running this event, but the turnout has been increasing each week and they need additional helpers. Currently, they teach on 4-5 courts, so if you have the time to help out, it would be greatly appreciated. You will even get a monitor credit for each time that you help out.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks
Troy

Referee Tool Box and Facebook Group The Grand Pickle

1) Referee Tool Box
2) Facebook Group “The Grand Pickle”

1) There is a container located by the mail drop box in the pavilion, marked Pickleball Ref Tools. It will have score sheets, clipboards, pencils and numbered server clips for those people that want to practice refereeing during drop-in periods.

2) Our club website does not allow personal posts. However, a Facebook group called The Grand Pickle, started a few years ago by club member Earle Greenberg, is a great place to post photos of you winning tournaments, looking for tournament partners or looking for new friends to help you prep for a tournament or just play for fun. The Grand Pickle is a great place to post your pickleball related needs. Look up the Grand Pickle on Facebook and ask to join. Earle will approve you and you will have access.

Please let me know if there are any questions
Thanks
Troy

Spots Still Open for Dave Weinbach Clinic ~ Feb 18

There are still spots open for this upcoming clinic with Dave Weinbach.

Dave Weinbach, one of the top pickleball players in the nation will be holding two clinics on the Sun City Grand courts 1-8 on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

These clinics will be an interactive skills event for both novice and advanced players.

The cost of the clinic is $40 per person and each clinic is limited to 32 players.

The Novice clinic will be held from Noon – 1:30PM

The Advanced clinic will be held from 2 – 3:30PM

Dave is a 5- time National Champion and a 6-time US Open Champion, and has won over 75 gold medals.

To sign up and pay for your spot in the clinic, please contact Craig Soubliere at 623-670-8038 or by emailing him at Craig160@hotmail.com

Please let me know if you have any questions about this upcoming event.

Thanks
Troy

Membership Meeting Tuesday February 13 at 3 pm

Sun City Grand Pickleball Club – Agua Fria Room

Meeting Agenda

Date February 13, 2018

Time 3:00PM

Type of Meeting: General Membership Meeting
Meeting Facilitator: Troy Konz
Invitees: All Active Club Members

  1. Ellie Brooks, President of the Sun City Grand Board of Directors – will be talking to the club and answering pickleball/club related questions.
  2. Approval of minutes from last meeting
  3. Officers Reports – Treasurer
  4. Committee Reports – No committees set up
  5. Old Business

a)Internal tournament
b)Court maintenance
c)Ball machines
d)Spring Fling party

  1. New business

a)Volunteer of the Quarter announcement
b)2018 Budget approval
c)Set up Committees – Training- Sponsorship (club vote) – Court improvements (club vote) – External Tournaments (club vote)
d)Court designations
e)Tournament medalists

  1. Announcements
  1.  New balls
  2. Clinics
  1. Adjournment

Updates on Club Photo and Dink a Dilly Tournament

1) Update on club photo
2) In-house club tournament

1) We are taking the club’s photo on the courts this Sunday (February 11) morning at 11:30. It would be great to have a lot of the club members on the courts (in bright clothing) while the drone flies overhead. Please show up at 11:15, so we can place everyone.

2) So far only 111 people have signed up so far. We need to order t-shirts by February 15, so if you sign up after February 14, then you will not receive a shirt. Usually club tournaments draw 30% of its members, we are at 8% right now. Don’t wait until the last minute. If you don’t have a partner, we will try and match you up.

Thanks
Troy

Club photo and In-house club tournament

1) Club photo
2) In-house club tournament

1) Don’t forget that we will be doing overhead drone photos at the courts, this Sunday at 11:30. Please try and arrive by 11:15 so we can position everyone. It would be great to see hundreds of club members and their paddles in the shot.

2) So far only 102 people have signed up so far. We need to order t-shirts by February 15, so if you sign up after February 14, then you will not receive a shirt. Usually club tournaments draw 30% of its members, we are at 8% right now. Don’t wait until the last minute. If you don’t have a partner, we will try and match you up.
Thanks
Troy

Dave Weinbach Clinic ~ Feb 18

Dave Weinbach, one of the top pickleball players in the nation will be holding two clinics on the Sun City Grand courts 1-8 on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

These clinics will be an interactive skills event for both novice and advanced players.

The cost of the clinic is $40 per person and each clinic is limited to 32 players.

The Novice clinic will be held from Noon – 1:30PM

The Advanced clinic will be held from 2 – 3:30PM

Dave is a 5- time National Champion and a 6-time US Open Champion, and has won over 75 gold medals.

To sign up and pay for your spot in the clinic, please contact Craig Soubliere at 623-670-8038 or by emailing him.

Dave will also be teaching during the drop in period on Monday February 19th from 9AM until noon.  He will be giving out tips, drills, and maybe even playing a point or two on the courts with you.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this upcoming event.

Thanks
Troy

Dink a Dilly

Currently we have 55 club members who have already signed up for the in house club event “Dink a dilly”. The last day for registration is February 20th, but we need to order the t shirts by February 15th to get them in time for the tournament.

It costs $20 to play in the event and you receive a t-shirt and a meal.

If you don’t have a partner, John Grasso is setting up a sheet for people looking for one.

Registration sheets are on the two bulletin boards located at the Pickleball courts and you simply have to drop them off in the mailbox located in the pavilion. It would be great to have 200-300 club members participate in this fun filled event. Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks

Troy