Court Cleaning

CAM will be cleaning the Pickleball Courts on Thursday, July 5th. They will be starting on courts 1-8 and moving down, so courts 13-22 will be available to play on at the start of the day. If we can get enough volunteers to assist CAM, we could have some courts clean and back open by 8 AM and all of the courts completed by 11 AM.

Please let me know if you can help us out. Volunteers are needed by 6:30 AM. Please meet Craig in the Pickleball pavilion.

Thanks
Troy

REMINDER: Nominate a Pickleball Club Volunteer of the 3rd Quarter

GRAND PICKLEBALL CLUB VOLUNTEER  
THIRD QUARTER 
April – June 2018

VOLUNTEER AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS
Volunteers are the lifeblood Of the Pickleball Club’s Success
“Generous with their time and talents they bring many incredible charitable and community endeavors.  Recognizing these individuals for their valuable contributions is an essential part of the club.”

The Board is asking members to submit volunteer names for the THIRD quarter Club volunteer appreciation award.  

If you have submitted a candidate previously you can re-submit them again for the third quarter. 

The Volunteer Award Criteria and the Form to submit candidates are available on our website in both Microsoft Word and pdf format.  If you have Microsoft Word you can download that version, fill it out and email to Colleen Grimes at cgrimes01@cox.net,  or Linda Durkee at linda.durkee@cox.net. Otherwise you can print out the pdf and leave for Colleen or Linda in the drop box located in the pavilion on the bottom shelf of the stainless steel table.

The deadline for submission is June 22, 2018

Court Cleaning

CAM will be cleaning the Pickleball Courts on Wednesday, June 6th. They will be starting on courts 1-8 and moving down, so courts 13-22 will be available to play on at the start of the day. If we can get enough volunteers to assist CAM, we could have some courts clean and back open by 8 AM and all of the courts completed by 11 AM.
Please let me know if you can help us out. Volunteers are needed by 6:30 AM.
Thanks
Troy

Pickleball Club Member Steve Katz wife Jeanna Michaels sad news

It is with great sadness that I let everyone know that Jeanna Michaels, wife of club member Steve Katz has passed away. Jeanna’s service will be held at Temple Beth Shalom on Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 am. Immediately following the service there will be a meal of consolation. Temple Beth Shalom is located at 12202 N. 101 Ave. Sun City (Grand Ave. to 101 St. turn right).

Troy

Summer League

Summer league is returning in June with an extended schedule.  The League will run on Mondays from June 11 – Sept. 10 at 7:00 am.  The League is open to all players at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and, 4.0 levels.
If you are interested in playing in the Summer League send an email to sleague@grandpickleball.org.  In order to play, you need to be:

  1. A member in good standing with the GPC
  2. Must have a unique email address (one that is not shared with another member of the GPC)

If you are new to Ladder/League play or haven’t played in the past two years, include the following information in your email.

  1. Your name as it appears on the Club Roster
  2. Your gender (this is not always obvious from the name)
  3. Your unique email address (this will also have to match what is on the Club Roster
  4. Your Skill Level

If you have played in the ladder or league previously, include

  1. Your name as it appears on the Club Roster
  2. Your unique email address as a confirmation.

Registration for Summer League will close June 4

Thanks
Troy

2 Things

2 Things.

  1. Anyone interested in getting out of the heat for an hour or two to watch the replay of the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships, please join us at Brookside Bar and Grill, 15170 Bell Road on May 25th at 4 PM.  Please contact Craig Soubliere at 623-670-8038 if you will attend
  2. Please don’t remove anything from our bulletin boards without approval.  We have had a number of posted items pulled down and discarded.
Thanks
Troy

Summer League

Summer league is returning in June with an extended schedule. The League will run on Mondays from June 11 – Sept. 10 at 7:00 am. The League is open to all players at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and, 4.0 levels.
If you are interested in playing in the Summer League send an email to sleague@grandpickleball.org. In order to play, you need to be:
1. A member in good standing with the GPC
2. Must have a unique email address (one that is not shared with another member of the GPC)

If you are new to Ladder/League play or haven’t played in the past two years, include the following information in your email.
A. Your name as it appears on the Club Roster
B. Your gender (this is not always obvious from the name)
C. Your unique email address (this will also have to match what is on the Club Roster D. Your Skill Level

If you have played in the ladder or league previously, include
A. Your name as it appears on the Club Roster
B. Your unique email address as a confirmation.

Registration for Summer League will close June 4

Thanks
Troy

Nominate a Pickleball Club Volunteer of the 3rd Quarter

GRAND PICKLEBALL CLUB VOLUNTEER 
THIRD QUARTER
April – June 2018

VOLUNTEER AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS
Volunteers are the lifeblood Of the Pickleball Club’s Success
“Generous with their time and talents they bring many incredible charitable and community endeavors.  Recognizing these individuals for their valuable contributions is an essential part of the club.”

The Board is asking members to submit volunteer names for the THIRD quarter Club volunteer appreciation award. 

If you have submitted a candidate previously you can re-submit them again for the third quarter.

The Volunteer Award Criteria and the Form to submit candidates are available on our website in both Microsoft Word and pdf format.  If you have Microsoft Word you can download that version, fill it out and email to Colleen Grimes at cgrimes01@cox.net,  or Linda Durkee at linda.durkee@cox.net. Otherwise you can print out the pdf and leave for Colleen or Linda in the drop box located in the pavilion on the bottom shelf of the stainless steel table.

The deadline for submission is June 22, 2018

Emergency Membership Meeting

I would like to call an emergency Pickleball club membership meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at 9:00 AM in the pickleball pavilion by courts 1-4.  The meeting should last about 15 minutes.  The reason for the meeting is CAM has accepted our offer to prove that the TomCat court cleaning machine will not hurt the pickleball courts.  We proposed to clean one court the equivalent of 3 years worth of cleaning.  To do this, we will be cleaning court 4 twice a day for a 30 day period.  The dates chosen are June 1-30.  This will be a very controlled test.

Cleaning our courts with this machine saves time, money, water and energy.

CAM requires the club to have members vote for both the testing and the resurfacing costs if the court were damaged.  If we did damage court 4, then the club would agree to pay $3,868 for it to be resurfaced.

I  hope to see everyone who is still around on Tuesday.

Thanks
Troy

Please Help

If you have read/watched the news lately, you have seen the articles about the violence in Chicago.  We have been asked to help by donating pickleball paddles.  Ric Pruitt (USAPA Ambassador) has been introducing Pickleball to young kids and adults as an alternative to joining gangs around the Ellis Park Recreational Center.  They believe they can get 100+ kids into the program if they have enough paddles and balls.  As a club, we have taken on this challenge and are asking for club members help.  Over the next two weekends, the club will be accepting any/all paddle donations in the pavilion from 8-11 AM on May 12-13 and again on May 19-20.  If you have any question, please call or email Colleen Grimes at cgrimes01@cox.net or 757-215-6348.

Summer league is returning in June.  The league will be run on Mondays from June 11 – September 10 at 7 AM.  The league is open to all players 2.5 – 4.0+ levels.  If you are interested in playing in the summer league, send an email to sleague@grandpickleball.org. Registration will close June 4.

Lastly, there was a paddle left on court 8 on Wednesday morning.  Please contact Craig Soubliere to claim it.

Thanks
Troy