The Saturday “On The Court” for December will be on the 16th at 11AM on courts 9-12. Rather than doing a presentation on a topic, we will be hosting a Pickleball Swap Meet. This will give our members an opportunity to swap, buy, sell any of those pickleball items you have hanging around the house that you are not using. This will include unwanted gear (bags, balls, etc.). All transactions must be from club members to club members. The club is hosting this event and is not involved in any of the individual transactions.
Thanks to all who responded to the email regarding the LADIES DOUBLES TOURNEY.
Due to the Holiday's, we did not have a good response, so we will postpone it until JANUARY - DATE TBA.
So, STAY TUNED EVERYONE! IT WILL HAPPEN!
MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING and BE SURE TO EAT PLENTY!
This is a "Shout Out" to all of our Pickleball LADIES - ALL LEVELS - BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED.
I'm checking to see if there is any interest and availability for you to sign up for a LADIES DOUBLES (partners) TOURNEY on December 28th - Late Morning.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING, PLEASE TEXT SHEILA @ 847.845.9345 noting your FULL NAME & SKILL LEVEL by 9:00 A.M. on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd.
PLEASE ONLY TEXT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING! NO NEED TO RESPOND IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED. Thanks!
I WILL EMAIL ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED BY 3:00 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 22nd to let you know if the Tourney is On or Off.
Have a Great Thanksgiving Everyone!
DUE TO A LACK OF SKINNY SINGLES ENTHUSIASM, WE ARE CANCELLING THE TOURNEY ON NOV. 16.
FOR THOSE WHO SIGNED UP, YOUR CHECK WILL BE SHREDDED!!! SO, PLEASE VOID IT IN YOUR CHECKBOOKS.
Please read the attached holiday flyer and then download it to register for the party. Please list the names of all the folks you plan to bring, their phone numbers, and a check to cover the $30 per person member charge and $40 for each guest. Party starts at 430 pm on December 11th in the Anthem Center Ballroom. Be there to enjoy a great band and food from the Yorktown grill.
How to Access the new document: A guide to Self-rating or Assessing your own Pickleball skills
AT the general membership meeting last night, some members reported they had not been able to find or access the pickleball skills document from the website. To access this document, please read the introduction describing why we have chosen to explore the development of a ratings system below , At the end of this section we have provided instructions on how to get to the skills document, download it, and hopefully post comments or questions you may have.
Introduction: Why Develop a Pickleball Skills Rating System??
As our club membership and number of courts increase, there is a growing need to categorize players into skill levels. As many other clubs throughout the country have found out, this is a way to maximize the enjoyment of its members. To test this idea for SCA, we developed a short survey to gauge potential support for an optional rating systems and asked members for their input. The results showed 67% of the members supported the development of a ratings system (74 out of 111)
Several members have brought to the Club's attention that the pickleball courts are being used by guests under the age of 14 or by non-residents not accompanied by a resident. This violates the SCA Facilities Usage and Scheduling Manual ("FUM"). Please contact the Community Standards Department at 702-614-5820 or 702-638-5751.
Only Pickleball Club members are allowed to play in Club organized and sponsored functions/events, which includes tournaments, meetups, charity events, clinics, and Club court open play. This does not include beginner orientation, beginner meetups or other functions/events designated by the Pickleball Club Board.
During Club open play, a guest of a Club member who is a nonresident must be accompanied by a Club member, must register and sign a liability waiver at the Liberty Center Monitor's desk before play. This type of guest is only allowed 5 visits a year for pickleball. There is currently no fee for guests to use the Club pickleball courts.
During Club open play, a guest of a Club member who is a resident with a valid SCA activity card must be accompanied by a Club member and is only allowed to attend/play 5 times a year on Club courts. After 5 visits, the resident guest must join the Club to continue playing on Club courts.
A non-club member resident with a valid SCA activity card can play at any time on the designated resident courts, currently courts 11 and 12. A guest of a non-club member resident playing on courts 11 or 12, must register and abide by the FUM's guest policy.
Saturday, November 4th 9-10am on Court 9 will be a Q&A as well as a demonstration of various skills assessments that will be utilized for Level B and A players wishing to seek a formal assessment. Please make sure that you review the skill assessment sheet as well as the video....make a note of the skills you do not understand or you would like demonstrated. Mike Messenger will be present at this session to answer any of your questions pertaining to how the skill rating system will be utilized in club events.
Open to all players - no need to register, just show up! You can bring a chair if you would like.
Video of skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75_UhuiF8Tg
See you on the courts!
The SCA DINKATHON TOURNAMENT is NOVEMBER 4th!
Sign up is Oct. 5 thru 20.
PARTICIPANTS $10.00 • SUBS No Charge
Sign up Soon as there are only 18 Players in Each Division.
• Advanced, Intermediate & Beginner Brackets •
Once divisions are filled, a Wait List will be created.
• SEE YOUR EMAIL FOR SIGN-UP INFORMATION •
• DO NOT ENROLL ON LINE! • WE WILL ENROLL YOU!
FYI: A Dinkathon is played from the Kitchen Line with the same rules as a pickleball game. All balls must be within/on the kitchen line to be in!
Further Instructions/rules info. will be sent to those who enroll in the Tournament.
Questions??? Email JEN at: Jenlcarlson@yahoo.com or LINDY at: Lindy0214@att.net
If you have problems accessing the flyer, please contact Sheila @ 847.845.9345