AED and First Aid Training

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

First Email blast of the new year.

St Luke’s Hospital is providing AED/First Aid training next Tuesday (Jan 8, 2019) from 1-3 PM in the pickleball pavilion.  This will be a hands on training with actual AED’s.  So far we have 34 people signed up with room for 60 total.  If you have already sent me an email, then you are on the list already.  Please send me an email, if you want to be part of this important training.  It’s free and it could save your life.

Thanks
Troy

Last Blast for 2018

As this will be my last email blast of 2018, I wanted to wish each and everyone of you a healthy and happiest of New Years for 2019.  May your forehands be strong, your backhands be wicked and your drop shots and dinks be devastating.  A few last minute announcements. 

  1. There is a new monitor calendar on our website, so if you have signed up to monitor in January, you will need to go back in and re sign up.  Those who have signed up to monitor in the afternoons will also have to re-do their sign up to an AM date due to no longer having PM drop in.
  2. St Luke’s is providing AED/First Aid training before the January club members meeting in the pickleball pavilion on January 8, 2019 from 1-3 PM.  Please email me to sign up for this as we only have 60 spots.
  3. Guest badges will be located in the monitor folder inside the pavilion.  If you have a guest, please fill out the badge and have your guest wear it.

I’m looking forward to a better 2019, see everyone out on the courts.

Thanks
Troy

Dave Weinbach clinics

  • There are still a few spots open for Dave Weinbach’s pickleball clinics this Sunday, December 23rd.  This will be the last time this year to get help with your tournament or recreational game.
  • 8 time National and 8 time US Open Pro Pickleball Champion, Dave Weinbach will be holding Pickleball Clinics at Sun City Grand in December.  They will be for both Novice and Advanced.  Clinic prices are $40 per person.  Dave has won over 90 Gold Medals and learned how to play the game of Pickleball right here on the Sun City Grand courts.

Clinic Dates and Times
December 23 – Noon – 2PM – Novice
December 23 – 2 to 4PM – Advanced

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn locally from one of the nations top professional players. Space is limited.
Contact Craig Soubliere at 623-670-8038 or by email at craig160@hotmail.com
If you are looking for private or group lessons, please contact Dave at dsweinbach@gmail.com

 Thanks
Troy

Dave Weinbach December 23rd Clinic

  • There is still time to attend one of Dave Weinbach’s pickleball clinics.  This will be the last time this year to get help with your tournament or recreational game.
  • 8 time National and 8 time US Open Pro Pickleball Champion, Dave Weinbach will be holding Pickleball Clinics at Sun City Grand in December.  They will be for both Novice and Advanced.  Clinic prices are $40 per person.  Dave has won over 90 Gold Medals and learned how to play the game of Pickleball right here on the Sun City Grand courts.

Clinic Dates and Times
December 23 – Noon – 2PM – Novice
December 23 – 2 to 4PM – Advanced

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn locally from one of the nations top professional players. Space is limited.
Contact Craig Soubliere at 623-670-8038 or by email at craig160@hotmail.com
If you are looking for private or group lessons, please contact Dave at dsweinbach@gmail.com

Thanks
Troy

Dave Weinbach

SHARING THE PICKLEBALL LOVE CLINIC

sun city grand courts

DECEMBER 12 & 23, 2018

Novice clinic – Noon – 2 PM (limited to 16 players)
Advanced clinic – 2 – 4PM (limited to 16 players)

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn locally from one of the nation’s top professional players

DAVE WEINBACH

7 Time National Champion, 8 Time US Open Champion

Winner of over 85 Gold Medals

Cost of the Clinic is $40 per person. This will be an interactive skills clinic for Novices and Advanced players

Contact: Craig Soubliere at 623-670-8038 or by email.

Location
Sun City Grand Courts

Space is limited so contact Craig Soubliere today and secure your spot in the clinic.

For Private lessons contact Dave Weinbach at dsweinbach@gmail.com

Soldiers Best Friend Re-Cap and Photos

Yesterdays charity event for A Soldiers Best Friend was a huge success and was made possible because of everyone in the Sun City Grand Pickleball club, who donated their time, money and support.  It truly was a group effort pulling this event off. 

I can’t thank everyone enough, from Ellie Brooks and Don Love of the Grand Board of Directors, Jack Thomas, President of the USAPA, the 12 Pro’s who gave up their day to come out to teach and play with club members, your Pickleball club board members and the ton of volunteers who went above and beyond what was needed.

We are still putting together the final totals, but it looks like we had over 70 people signed up to play with a pro and collected around $7,000 from the play, raffles, silent auctions, food and donations.  We set our goal at $6,000 and Sun City Grand came through for this fantastic charity.

If you still want to donate, it’s not to late.  We will be presenting A Soldiers Best Friend with the check at our January club members meeting.

A special thank you goes out to Earle Greenberg, who took nearly 800 photos of the event and downloaded them for everyone to see at the link below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=14ERemr-MqShjh7EDqJP2csbSSjY5-6E-

Much more to follow,

Thanks
Troy

A Soldiers Best Friend Charity Pro – Am

Tomorrow is the actual event.  Even if you are not playing, please come out and support this wonderful cause.  There will be food and raffles, plus you can meet some of the Pro’s.  It would be nice to see the breezeways full of club members watching and cheering. Sun City Grand’s Board of Directors should be there as well as USAPA’s President Jack Thomas.

It truly is going to be a Grand time at the courts.  Come early and stay late.

A Soldiers Best Friend charity Pro – Am

Tomorrow is the actual event. Even if you are not playing, please come out and support this wonderful cause. There will be food and raffles, plus you can meet some of the Pro’s. It would be nice to see the breezeways full of club members watching and cheering. Sun City Grand’s Board of Directors should be there as well as USAPA’s President Jack Thomas.
It truly is going to be a Grand time at the courts. Come early and stay late.

The club will be hosting the second annual charity fund-raising event this year for Soldier’s Best Friend (SBF) on Dec 16th, 2018 from 12 noon until 5:00pm. During this season of joy and giving, we urge you to donate to this important local charity by signing up to “Play with a Pro” or by making a charitable contribution. Use this link Charity Registration Form to download the registration form with more details. Our Club made a significant difference last year in the life of a Veteran who could not leave his house, go grocery shopping or work because of PTSD or Brain injury.
Here is the list of Pro’s that have volunteered their time for this great event.

Court 13 – Del Kauss and Dave Glendenning
Court 17 – Gigi LeMaster and Kasandra Gherke
Court 18 – Laura Fenton Kovanda and Susan Baze
Court 20 – Jim Hackenberg and Mark Friedenberg
Court 21 – Dave Weinbach and Pat Kane
Court 22 – Yvonne Hackenberg and Roxanne Pierce
These are some of the Top Pro’s in Pickleball today.
Sign up quickly, as slots will be filling up fast.

How to sign up or donate: Fill out the three lines on the registration form regardless if you plan to play or just donate without playing. Mail to the address located on the form or you can drop off your donation (cash or check)/registration form at the Drop-Off box located at the courts in the Pavilion. This is an opportunity to be paired with a professional Pickleball player and play against another pro/amateur pair for a fun 20-minute play/learn session. Our goal in is for everyone to have FUN and help us raise $6,000 for this event. 4,000 dollars is needed to train a dog/vet pair. At last year’s event we raised over $4000.00 or as we said, “a dog and a paw.”

If you have a preference and would like to be paired with or against men/women/mixed/PB ranking, note it on the registration form and we’ll attempt to honor your request. Our goal is to help Veterans in need, but we can still have fun playing and meeting new people while we support this important cause. PLEASE we ask that all skill levels sign up to play. So, if you are new to the game or an expert player join us on December 16th, 2018. Pickleball is the fasting growing sport in the country! Think about this, you will be able to watch professional exhibition matches between Pro’s and at the same time, win some great raffle prizes (new paddles, clothing etc.), enjoy good food and hang out with friends.

Registration Contact: Craig Soubliere craig160@hotmail.com
General information: Troy Konz, tkonz2@wi.rr.com