Grand Games Tournament

Registration is closed

We have 194 club members participating in the Grand Games on March 19-21, 2019.  The courts will be used for the tournament each day from 7AM until 1 PM on the 19th and 20th and from 7 AM until 3 PM on the 21st.

We do have some players who are still looking for a partner and if you would be interested in helping a fellow club member out, please let me know.

We are looking for players in the following brackets.
Women’s Doubles
3.0 – 1 
3.5 – 1
4.0 – 1
Men’s Doubles
2.5 – 1
4.0 – 1
Mixed Doubles
2.5 – 1 Female
3.0 – 3 Male
3.5 – 5 Female
4.0 – 4 Female

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks
Troy

Update on Diane Nielsen’s Injury

Troy,

I wanted to update you and the club on my wife, Diane’s, status following her spill on court 5 on Wednesday 2/27. She suffered a break in her upper humerus as well as a shoulder dislocation. After many frustrating and painful hours spent in the ER and hospital, they finally (Thurs a.m.) performed a reduction to put her humerus back in the shoulder socket. She is doing much better today with her arm in a sling and will look forward to therapy to rebuild muscles, etc. so she can get back to playing pickleball with her network of friends.

We were very appreciative of the quick and caring response of the court monitors. They offered their support (as well as their jacket for padding). They provided an incident report form which we filled out.  I witnessed Diane’s fall, as did the others on the court (John Billetz, Don Huston, Karen Paulsen, and Walt ?). I was very thankful for the signs posted on each court reminding us of the exact address!  Knowing immediately where to find that information was a relief that helped me keep my calm and focus on what needed to be done.

I called 911 immediately on my cell phone. Fire department EMT’s arrived within 10 minutes and provided care. We determined that an ambulance would be our best means of transporting Diane to the ER at Del Webb Hospital so they called for one. EMT’s helped stabilize her arm/shoulder and administered pain medication until the ambulance arrived. The ambulance delivered her to the ER and waited with her until a room was available.

Diane and I would like to express our gratitude to the monitors, the Grand Pickleball club for having emergency procedures and signs in place, and those on the court who offered assistance. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have access to a top notch pickleball facility and an amazing network of friends (that we met on the SCG courts).

Dan Nielsen

Grand Games Registration Ends Soon

TIME IS ALMOST OUT.
ONLY 1 DAY left to sign up for the in house event

As of today, we have 167 players paid to play.  We also need some help getting partners in some brackets. If you want to be a partner, please email me.

This is a nice way to play competitively without the pressure of a big tournament.  For $20, you get a very nice t-shirt, play some games and could even win a medal.  Food will be available to purchase each day.

Registration forms are on our website and located in each breezeway and bulletin board.  You can drop off the forms in the mailbox located in the pickleball pavilion.

Last day to register is Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10 AM

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks
Troy

Skill Level Evaluations

SKILL LEVEL EVALUATIONS

  • New Players – Do you wonder about what skill level you really are?
  • Long Time Players – Maybe, you have never played in a tournament or ladders, so you have never been rated.
  • Do you want to know where you might fit in at the Skill Level Drop In’s?

Skill level evaluations are now available through the Sun City Grand Pickleball Club to help you find out exactly what level you actually should be playing at.

Linda Hoggatt and her team of 5.0 level evaluators are available to help club members understand what level they are truly at.

We will be scheduling evaluations for March and April.  Start time will be 12PM.
March Dates – 11, 18, 25, and 26
April Dates – 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

If you desire to be evaluated, Contact Craig Soubliere at craig160@hotmail.com to be scheduled. Include the date preferred and skill level that you feel that you are at.

Thanks
Troy

Grand Games Update

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
ONLY 2  DAYS left to sign up for the in house event

As of today, we have 162 players paid to play.  We have 1 novice team signed up for any of the days and only 7 team signed up at the 2.5 level.  The 4.5 level is just at 3 teams in men’s and 1 in mixed doubles.  5.0 has zero entrants.

Some players are looking for partners in the following brackets
1 – Novice women
1 – 4.0 women
1 – 2.5 men’s
1 – 4.5 men’s
2 – men in 3.0 mixed
3 – women in 3.5 mixed
1 – women in 4.0 mixed
1 – women in 4.5 mixed
If you want to be a partner, please email me.

This is a nice way to play competitively without the pressure of a big tournament.  For $20, you get a nice t-shirt, play some games and could even win a medal.  Food will be available to purchase each day.

Registration forms are on our website and located in each breezeway and bulletin board.  You can drop off the forms in the mailbox located in the pickleball pavilion.

Last day to register is March 5, 2019 at 10 AM

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks
Troy

Grand Games Update

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
Less than 5 DAYS left to sign up for the in house event

As of today, we have 150 players paid to play.  We have 1 novice team signed up for any of the days and only 7 team signed up at the 2.5 level.  The 4.5 level is just at 3 teams in men’s and 1 in mixed doubles.  5.0 has zero entrants.

Some players are looking for partners in the following brackets
1 – Novice women
1 – 4.0 women
1 – 2.5 men’s
1 – 4.5 men’s
2 – men in 3.0 mixed
3 – women in 3.5 mixed
1 – women in 4.0 mixed
1 – women in 4.5 mixed
If you want to be a partner, please email me.

This is a nice way to play competitively without the pressure of a big tournament.  For $20, you get a nice t-shirt, play some games and could even win a medal.  Food will be available to purchase each day.

Registration forms are on our website and located in each breezeway and bulletin board.  You can drop off the forms in the mailbox located in the pickleball pavilion.

Last day to register is March 5, 2019 at 10 AM

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks
Troy

Clinic Correction

CLINIC UPDATE: I inadvertently mixed up the clinic days.  Below are the correct days of the week for each clinic.

So far this year, we have conducted 7 weeks of clinics doing 3 clinics per week.  We have had a tremendous outpouring of participation.  

The clinics will continue through the last week of March.  However, due to the upcoming in-house tournament, there will be no clinic on March 19th or 21st.  (Please sign up for the tournament – it will be a good way to demonstrate your newly acquired skills!) 

As a reminder, we are using the skill-level drop-in courts for clinics. 

The 3.0 clinics are on Mondays, the 2.5 clinics are on Tuesdays and the 3.5 clinics are on Thursdays.  All clinics are from noon until 2:00 p.m.  Please arrive 10 minutes early so that the instructors can get the participants evenly distributed on the courts.  As always, no advanced sign-up is necessary.   

If you have not already participated in the clinics, we encourage you to come out and learn the ins and outs of pickleball.  

Thanks for making these clinics so successful.

Jeanne Harteau & Mel Langer

Clinic Update

So far this year, we have conducted 7 weeks of clinics doing 3 clinics per week.  We have had a tremendous outpouring of participation.  

The clinics will continue through the last week of March.  However, due to the upcoming in-house tournament, there will be no clinic on March 19th or 21st.  (Please sign up for the tournament – it will be a good way to demonstrate your newly acquired skills!) 

As a reminder, we are using the skill-level drop-in courts for clinics. 

The 2.5 clinics are on Mondays, the 3.0 clinics are on Tuesdays and the 3.5 clinics are on Thursdays.  All clinics are from noon until 2:00 p.m.  Please arrive 10 minutes early so that the instructors can get the participants evenly distributed on the courts.  As always, no advanced sign-up is necessary.   

If you have not already participated in the clinics, we encourage you to come out and learn the ins and outs of pickleball.  

Thanks for making these clinics so successful.

Jeanne Harteau & Mel Langer

Grand Games Update

Less than one week left to sign up for the in house event

As of today, we have 125 players paid to play.  We have 1 novice team signed up for any of the days and only 4 teams signed up at the 2.5 level.  The 4.5 level is just at 2 teams in men’s and 1 in mixed doubles.  5.0 has zero entrants.

This is a nice way to play competitively without the pressure of a big tournament. For $20, you get a nice t-shirt, play some games and could even win a medal.  Food will be available to purchase each day.

Registration forms are on our website and located in each breezeway and bulletin board.  You can drop off the forms in the mailbox located in the pickleball pavilion.

Last day to register is March 5, 2019 at 10 AM

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks
Troy