Blasts coming asking for response AND Be in the picture Sunday Feb 11!

1) Emails coming about events or opportunities
2) Overhead photo shoot at courts Sunday Feb 11 – be in the picture!

1) There will be a number of email blasts coming out over the next few days. Each one will be talking about upcoming events or opportunities and might be asking for your feedback. Please read each one carefully.

2) We have set up a drone overhead photo shoot of our Pickleball courts and club members for Sunday, February 11th at 1130 AM. I would like all members that want to be a part of this photo opportunity to be at the courts by 11:15 with their paddles. The picture will be put on our webpage and be used for our club table during community activities.

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


Various important items

1) Court Cleaning Completed by Members
2) Drop box available for tournament entries and club memberships forms
3) Sunday night mixer on Feb 4th cancelled due to Super Bowl
4) Reservations are good until time is up

1) Over the past two Sunday’s a group of 18-20 club members spent their mornings cleaning our 22 courts. I personally am very impressed and appreciative of their efforts. I hope that you have seen an improvement in the courts. We will continue to come up with ways to make our courts a better place to play and socialize.

2) Our in house tournament is set for February 28th and March 1st. Start times will be dependent on the numbers registering. The $20 fee is per person whether you play one or two events. You can either mail your tournament registration to John Grasso at 16403 W Desert Wren Ct. Surprise AZ 85374 or place it in the new locked drop box located in the pavilion on the bottom shelf of the stainless steel table (see picture).

This will be checked daily. You can also use the drop box to renew your club membership. More to follow in the coming days and weeks.

3) The Sunday night mixer on February 4th is cancelled due to the Super Bowl.

4) Lastly, let’s practice court etiquette and not be rude to each other. If someone has reserved a court until a certain time, please don’t try to remove them until their time is up. Walking onto an occupied court so that you can warm up before a group is done is not very friendly.

Troy Konz
SCG Pickleball President

Update on Dink a Dilly

Clarification on the Dink a Dilly event:
  • You are able to sign up without a partner and we will try and match you up with one.
  • $20 is an all inclusive fee per person.
  • There will be a 5.0 bracket added to the tournament.
  • Players will receive a complimentary lunch and lunches will be available for spectators for a small donation.

Troy Konz
SCG Pickleball President

Dink a Dilly

We are having an In-House club event on February 28th and March 1st. It will be a skill level event featuring Mens, Womens, and Mixed Doubles.  I hope that this will be the first of many such events that the club puts on this year. You can print out the registration sheet or pick one up on the pickleball courts. Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thank You

SCG Pickleball President

Some members see Steve Berwald in the display name of club emails

Emails from the Grand Pickleball Club come from

The name used by our sending email program since Jan 1 is Troy Konz President Grand Pickleball Club.

Many people have reported that they still see Steve Berwald President Grand Pickleball Club on club emails. This is very likely because you have an entry in your Contacts or Address Book (different email programs call it different things) for Since the office of President will be filled by a number of different people, those who no longer wish to see Steve Berwald on pickleball club blasts can edit their contact list entry for Change Steve Berwald to Grand Pickleball President or whatever is meaningful to you. Having an entry for in your Contacts or Address Book is a good idea. It helps prevent the club emails being treated as spam, so it is better to edit the entry and not delete it.

Troy Konz
SCG Pickleball Presiden

Court Washing Results

Today, a group of volunteers started cleaning our courts. It took 3 1/2 – 4 hours to complete all 22 courts.

We worked out a lot of processes and realized that the courts would need another round of scrubbing to get them where we will be able to maintain them going forward.

On Sunday, January 28th. The volunteers will be cleaning the courts again starting at 7 AM on courts 1-8. As we clean and dry courts, we will move players down and continue our process. It shouldn’t impact play that much and the results will be worth it.

Thank you for your patience while we figure this out.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank You

Troy Konz
SCG Pickleball President


Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners ~ March 4

SC Grand Pickleball Club sponsored event
A Fun Day at the Ball Park

Game Day: Sunday, March 4th
Teams: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
Time: 1:05pm (Gates open at 11:00am)
Cost: $30:00 (includes entry ticket, great seat, a meal and one beverage)
Meal Provided by: Dillion’s
Where: Surprise Spring Training Camp
15960 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise AZ 85374
Location: Party Tent
For tickets or more info please call:
Marlene Berwald 219-688-3022



WHEN: February 13th, 2018. 1000 – Noon
WHERE: Palms Room at the Sonoran Plaza
WHO: Any Sun City Grand Pickleball Club Member
WHY: We want to be able to have Referee’s for each of the matches in our upcoming club event tournament at the end of February.
Join John Grasso, Linda Hoggatt, and Bob Barczak as they teach the USAPA rules on how to become a certified Pickleball Referee. The day will be spent in the classroom in the Palms room, and then move onto the Grand pickleball courts, where you will start hands on practicing what you have learned.

There is no cost for this clinic.

We have room for 30-40 people and you need to sign up with John Grasso or Troy Konz by emailing them at their club email addresses available in the roster.

An email will be sent to you confirming your spot in the clinic and any material that will be required.

Thank You
Troy Konz