Membership Meeting Tuesday November 14

Our next membership meeting will be held on Tuesday November 14 at 3 pm in the Agua Fria room at Cimarron. All members who attend will have the opportunity to vote for 3 members-at-large for the 2018 Board. In order to vote you must bring your Cam Card and Pickleball badge with a 2017 sticker on it. Hope to see you all at the meeting.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President

Dec 17 ~ Play with a Pro Charity Fundraiser

“Play With a Pro”
Contribute to Help A Veteran
100% of entry fee goes to
Soldier’s Best Friend

SCG Pickleball Players, this is your chance to play an approximate 20 minute match with a PB professional against another pro/am pair.

Have fun while picking up some helpful tips.

Professional Exhibition matches will also be held for your enjoyment.

Delicious Taco Sliders will be available for purchase. Raffle Tickets will be sold. Win a prize!

Professionals donating 100% of their time include Dave Weinbach, Stephanie Lane, Laura Fenton Kovanda, and many more.

Also last chance to drop an unwrapped gift in a “Toys for Tots” box at the courts.

Date: Sunday, December 17
Time: 4 to 9 PM
Place: Courts 17-22 Cimarron Center Courts
Cost: $20 Tax Deductable Donation
Make checks payable to Soldiers Best Friend “Soldier’s Best Friend” is a local AZ charity that trains Service Dogs and pairs them with Veterans who suffer from PTSD or TBI. Our goal is to raise $4,000 for this cause.


Contact for Registration/Match info: Craig Soubliere 623-670-8038

Contact person for general questions: Troy Konz 262-909-8102
Register for the event soon in order that schedules can be made.

Play with Pros and feel good by donating to these great charities.

To Register …
Click Here for your printable

Various Important Items

1) Winter Schedule begins Monday October 16
2) Courts closed Wednesday October 4th
3) Morning drop in will have two monitors starting in December
4) Be sure to cancel unused reservations

1) This year the Winter Schedule will begin on Monday October 16, at which point in time play will begin at 7 am, morning drop in will be from 9 am to noon, afternoon drop in will be from 2 pm to 4 pm, all ladders and skill level drop ins will be played at noon on their respective days, and the evening Novice Mixer, Advanced Mixer and the Tuesday Couples Mixer will all begin at 6 pm. Check the Monthly Calendar and Daily schedule for exact times and court locations for all club events.

2) The courts will be closed on Wednesday October 4 for the monthly scheduled cleaning, again I am asking everyone to stay off the courts so maintenance can do their work without any interference from players.

3) The Board has decided that we will have two monitors at morning Drop In during the months of December, January, February, and March. This will give everyone more opportunities to get their monitor credits and give us better coverage of all the courts during these busy months.

4) It will soon begin to get crowded on our courts once everyone is back, so I reminding all members that if you reserve a court and decide not to use it, please cancel it in the reservation system so another member or resident can reserve the court.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President

Last Call for Board Candidates – Weds 9/17

If there is anyone still interested in submitting their name as a candidate for the 2018 Pickleball Club Board, you must submit your request by the cutoff date of 9/27/17. Please submit your request to Dennis Raggi. All candidates information must be verified prior to the Election Committee presented the list of candidates to the current Board at the next Board meeting on October 3, 2017.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President

Fall League Interest

Due to the tremendous success of our first ever Summer League, we would like to try a Fall League. It would be open to all levels of play and is played in the same format as ladders. It will be played 1 day a week on Saturdays only. The starting date will be Saturday October 21 and will end on Saturday December 16, the time will be from 2 pm to 4 pm. If you are interested in participating in this event, please send a response to following email: . If we get enough players we will start this league.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President

Various Important Items

1) Courts closed for cleaning Thursday Sept 7th
2) Thanks to those who donated
3) Introductory lessons available

1) On Thursday September 7 the courts will be closed all day for the monthly scheduled cleaning. Again, I am asking everyone to stay off the courts so maintenance can get the courts cleaned without interference from players.

2) I would like to thank everyone who donated to the Hurricane Harvey Drive last Friday. We collected 3 full car (SUV) loads of items to be sent to Texas. Great job and much appreciated with such short notice.

3) If anyone knows someone who wants to learn how to play Pickleball, the Introductory lesson sign-up sheet is in the Bulletin board.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President

Donations for Hurricane Harvey

Sorry for the late notice, but I just found that the Hurricane Grill in Surprise will be delivering all donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday September 2. Items needed are clothing, bed linens, baby items, pet accessories and non perishable foods. If you would like to donate any items please drop them off on the island in the Pickleball Pavilion between 7 am to 3 pm on Friday September 1. Marlene and I will drop off all items donated tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for your support.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President

Reminder: SCG Pickleball Club Call for Candidates

Please send out blast concerning call for candidates, see attached.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President


The Election Committee meet and has agreed an email should be sent to all Club Members, announcing: Call for 2018 Candidates .

The committee consists of: Dennis Raggi, Nikki Greene & Mel Langer

The Sun City Grand Pickleball Club is looking for Candidates for 2018 Club Officers positions

Positions open for candidates :
Club President
Club Vice President
Board Member (member at large) up to 3 positions available

This is your chance to help the Club continue providing a fun active sport event in SCG.

Please submit your inquires to: Committee chairman : Dennis Raggi,

Term of Office:

  1. All officers and directors are elected for one year.
  2. The term of the Board shall begin on January 1, and end on December 31. Subsequent terms shall begin on January 1 and end on December 31.


  1. President:
    1. Preside over club meetings.
    2. Responsible for administration of club business.
    3. Act as principle liaison between club and the association.
    4. Appoint all committees and chairpersons with board approval.
    5. In the event of board vacancies on the Executive Board, the President shall appoint, with Board approval, an interim replacement until official elections can be held.
    6. Assign duties to other Board members.
  2. Past President:
    1. Shall act as advisor for continuity from one administration to the next.
  3. Vice President:
    1. Shall perform duties of President in the event of the President’s absence.
    2. Shall perform other duties assigned by the President.
  4. Secretary:
    1. Maintain club records.
    2. Issue notices of meetings of the Executive Board or General Meeting.
    3. Keep minutes of meetings.
    4. Conduct all correspondence relating to club meeting.
    5. Furnish whatever reports to the association as may be required.
  5. Treasurer:
    1. Receive and deposit all funds due to the club.
    2. Paybills.
    3. Furnish financial reports to Executive Board, membership and association as required.
    4. Prepare and submit year end reports.
    5. Maintain the club roster.
    6. Work closely with name tag chairperson.
    7. Have good knowledge of bookkeeping procedures.
    8. Have ability to work with a spreadsheet.
    9. Have the ability to work with Money or Quicken for keeping the financial records.
  6. Elected Board Members at Large: one to three positions 
    1. Duties assigned by the President. 

Thank You

Dennis Raggi

Monthly Court Cleaning and Monitors Shut Down

1) Courts closed for cleaning Wednesday August 2nd
2) Monitors shut off due to heat

1) On Wednesday August 2 the courts will be shut down for the scheduled monthly cleaning. I am asking everyone to not use the courts while maintenance is trying to clean them, they have complained that people are playing while they are cleaning and interfering with them as they try to wash all 22 courts. The courts are dirty and need to be cleaned, so let them do their job.

2) The TV monitors have been shut off for the summer due to the excessive heat, we are having issues with them which we believe could be related to the weather conditions. Sorry for the inconvenience but we need to preserve the equipment. This in no way effects the Holdmycourt reservation system, you can still access the system with your smart phone or computer.

Steve Berwald
SCG Pickleball President