Dink A Dilly II

Dink A Dilly II is just 2 weeks away and TODAY, November 14th, is the last day to register.  Marlene Berwald will be picking up any registration forms submitted today from our drop box at the Pickleball courts at 9PM TONIGHT.  Nothing will be accepted after that time.  Registration forms are in the breezeways at the courts and online at the club website.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks
Troy

Pickleball Clinic Time Changes

Please note the time changes for the clinics listed below.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
With the start of the Pickleball tournament season this week, I wanted to send out a list of clinics that are going to be held in Grand over the next two months.   These clinics can really help you take your game to a new level.  The November Clinics will be taught by Grands own Pickleball Pro, Laura Fenton Kovanda.

  • Novice – 3.0 clinic – November 13, 15, and 17 from noon – 2 PM.  Cost is $35 per clinic or $95 for the series.
  • 3.5 – November 14, 16, and 19 from Noon – 2PM.  Cost is $40 per clinic or $110 for the series.
  • 4.0 + – November 14, 16, and 19 from 2 PM- 4PM.  Cost is $40 per clinic or $110 for the series.
  • Each clinic will go over different skills, techniques, and strategies.
  • Please contact Laura to sign up or if there are any questions at lfenton2862@gmail.com

In December, Dave Weinbach will be holding clinics in Grand.  Dave is one of the top Pro’s in the country and learned to play the game right here in Grand.

  • Novice – 3.0 clinic – December 12 and 23 from Noon – 2 PM.  Cost is $40 per clinic
  • 3.5 + clinic – December 12 and 23 from 2 PM – 4PM.  Cost is $40 per clinic.
  • Craig Soubliere will be the point of contact for these clinics and you can email him at craig160@hotmail.com

Both Laura and Dave are available to do group and private lessons.

Flyers will be coming out soon.

Thanks
Troy

November Pickleball Club Members Meeting

– Below is the agenda for our November  monthly meeting held in the Agua Frea room in the Cimarron Center this Tuesday, November 13th at 3 PM.
Housekeeping rules
Volunteer of the Quarter Award – Joe Williams
A Soldiers Best Friend presentation
Secretary’s Report:-
Treasurer’s Report: 
Committee’s Report: 
Old Business:

  • 2019 Election – Election board – update – Mel Langer
  • CPR training – Cancelled – update – Mel Langer
  • Chair cushions – update – Sheri Williams did a great job – all done
  • Ladder changes – ladies ladder – update
  • Holiday Party – December 6th – Linda Durkee update
  • Internal tournament – Nov 28-30 – update
  • Charity event – December 16th – update
  • BOD vote on water bottle filler/ice machine
  • Newcomer coffee/Fall fest – update – Linda
  • Wind screens

New Business:

  • 2019 budget
  • Dink A Dilly II – update
  • Renewal sessions – December 5 (8:30-1030), December 10 (9-11)
  • External Tournament – December 13-15, 2019 – update
  • New member letter
  • 2.0 ladder started – Angie

Non-Agenda Items:
Tournament medalists in October

Meeting adjournment

I hope to see everyone there
Thanks
Troy

Play With a Pro Charity Event Dec 16th

The club will be hosting the second annual charity fund-raising event this year for Soldier’s Best Friend (SBF) on Dec 16th, 2018 from 12noon until 5:00pm. During this season of joy and giving, we urge you to donate to this important local charity by signing up to “Play with a Pro” or by making a charitable contribution. Use this link Charity Registration Form to download the registration form with more details. Our Club made a significant difference last year in the life of a Veteran who could not leave his house, go grocery shopping or work because of PTSD or Brain injury.

Member’s that played in the event last year or just came to watch the games said they had a “great time” meeting the SBF Vets and staff and playing with club members and with the Pro’s. SBF will be making a presentation at our Club General Membership meeting on November 13th, 2018 at 3:00 pm in the Agua Fria Room. Come show your support and find out more about SBF and this year’s Charity event.

How to sign up or donate: Fill out the three lines on the registration form regardless if you plan to play or just donate without playing. Mail to the address located on the form or you can drop off your donation (cash or check)/registration form at the Drop-Off box located at the courts in the Pavilion. This is an opportunity to be paired with a professional Pickleball player and play against another pro/amateur pair for a fun 20-minute play/learn session. Our goal in is for everyone to have FUN and help us raise $6,000 for this event. 4,000 dollars is needed to train a dog/vet pair. At last year’s event we raised over $4000.00 or as we said, “a dog and a paw.”

If you have a preference and would like to be paired with or against men/women/mixed/PB ranking, note it on the registration form and we’ll attempt to honor your request. Our goal is to help Veterans in need, but we can still have fun playing and meeting new people while we support this important cause. PLEASE, we ask that all skill levels sign up to play. So, if you are new to the game, or an expert player, join us on December 16th, 2018. Pickleball is the fasting growing sport in the country! Think about this, you will be able to watch professional exhibition matches between Pro’s and at the same time, win some great raffle prizes (new paddles, clothing etc.), enjoy good food and hang out with friends.

Registration Contact: Craig Soubliere craig160@hotmail.com
General information: Troy Konz, tkonz2@wi.rr.com

Change to Thursday Night Lights

There has been a change to the time for the Thursday Night Lights event.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to change the start time from 6 PM to 4 – 6PM

We are trying to have a fun event hosted by Laura Fenton Kovanda.  It’s called Thursday Night Lights

It will be held on Thursday afternoon, November 15th at 4 PM.  You sign up as an individual in your skill level and will be partnered up with 3 other players in your skill level to form a 4 person team.  You will play against other teams in your division, playing with every player on your team.  Prizes to the winning teams.

Cost is $10, which gets you play and pizza afterwards.  Please email Laura Fenton Kovanda at lfenton2862@gmail.com if you want to have some fun on the courts.

Everyone needs to be at the courts by 3:30 PM.

Thanks
Troy

Thursday Night Lights

We are trying to have a fun event hosted by Laura Fenton Kovanda.  It’s called Thursday Night Lights

It will be held on Thursday night November 15th at 6 PM.  You sign up as an individual in your skill level and will be partnered up with 3 other players in your skill level to form a 4 person team.  You will play against other teams in your division, playing with every player on your team.  Prizes to the winning teams.

Cost is $10, which gets you play and pizza afterwards.  Please email Laura Fenton Kovanda at lfenton2862@gmail.com if you want to have some fun on the courts.

Thanks
Troy

Dink A Dilly II

Dink A Dilly II is just 20 days away and the registration end date is fast approaching.  We have less than 100 players signed up as of Tuesday.  Don’t wait until the last minute to register.  Cost is $20 and gets you play, a t-shirt and lunch.  It would be great to see the courts full on November 28-30.

Please let me know if you have any questions

Thanks
Troy

Upcoming Events

We have a number of upcoming events.

  1. The club will be presenting our PDP for the water bottle filler/ice machine to the Board of Directors tomorrow afternoon at 1PM in the Sonoran Ballroom.  It would be great to have as many club members present as possible.
  2. The Dink A Dilly tournament is scheduled for November 28-30.  Currently, we have only 70 people signed up.  It’s only $20 to play, plus you get a t-shirt and a lunch.  Registration forms are located in the breezeways.  Registration ends November 14th.
  3. Rob White is reaching out to all club members who are interested in learning and playing some exhilarating singles, one versus one pickleball.  It is this Friday.  If interested, go to website  WWW.JUSTPICKLEBALL.COM
  4. Last thing, Laura Fenton Kovanda is holding a free pickleball clinic for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing club members on November 26th at 6-8PM.  We will have an interpreter on site to help out.  If you are interested in attending, please let me know.
Thanks
Troy

Ball Machine and CAM Card

  • Victor Moreno will be holding Ball Machine skills and drills starting Monday, November 12th at noon on courts 1-4.  Drills will be held each Monday and Thursday.
  • You MUST swipe in with your CAM card each and every time that you are playing on the Sun City Grand Pickleball courts. This is not open to debate or even an option.  If you feel that by not swiping your CAM card is a good way to protest, there are better ways to do that.  The Monitors WILL be checking for members swiping in and name badges.  This is a requirement from CAM as stated in our SOP’s.
Thanks
Troy