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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to play, you need to be:
- A member in good standing with the GPC
- 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.
- Your name as it appears on the Club Roster
- Your gender (this is not always obvious from the name)
- Your unique email address (this will also have to match what is on the Club Roster
- Your Skill Level
If you have played in the ladder or league previously, include
- Your name as it appears on the Club Roster
- Your unique email address as a confirmation.
Registration for Summer League will close June 4
GRAND PICKLEBALL CLUB VOLUNTEER
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 email@example.com, or Linda Durkee at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Sun City Grand Pickleball Club had five members head down to Naples Florida last week to participate in the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships. Our club was well represented with them taking home 8 Gold medals and 5 Silver medals. I would like to congratulate the following players.
Jim “Golden Boy” Hackenberg won 4 Golds and 1 Silver
Yvonne Hackenberg won 3 Golds
Mona Burnett won 1 Gold
Laura Fenton Kovanda won 2 Silvers
Roxanne Pierce won 2 Silvers
Freinds of our club also did well for the local communities.
Dave Weinbach won 2 Golds and 1 Silver
Gigi LeMaster won 3 Golds
Stephanie Lane won 1 Gold and 1 Bronze
Lisa Naumu won 2 Golds
Del Kauss won 1 Gold
LeEllen Lane won 1 Silver
Please congratulate them, the next time you see them on the courts.
CAM will be cleaning the Pickleball Courts on Thursday, May 3rd. 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 7 AM.
With the change to the summer hours on the pickleball courts, we no longer use monitors during the afternoon drop-in period. If you signed up to monitor for the afternoon, you will need to change it to a morning session to receive a monitor credit.
Sorry for the confusion.