COVID 19 Return to Play: Guidance on Safe Return to Play from USAPA

To All USAPA Members:

USAPA has provided information on the safe return to play. The information does not apply for everyone as stay-at-home restrictions and mandates vary state to state. However, if you live in an area where local stay-at-home or shelter-in-place mandates have been relaxed or modified, and courts are available for play, we encourage you to take every precaution and follow these safety recommendations as well as those implemented and required by your facility or club and local, state and federal government authority.

COVID-19: PARTICIPATION LANDSCAPE AND CHALLENGES 

The world is currently experiencing a global pandemic known as COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is a viral illness that can spread from person to person with close physical contact, coming into contact with surfaces with the virus on it, and from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. 

Most sports organizations in the U.S. have suspended play and structured training, resulting in an uncertain future landscape.

Team "Fun" League Week 6 - Official Results (Played on March 7, 2020)

Winter 2020 - SCA Team Pickleball "Fun" League

Week 6 (of 7) - Official Results (Played on March 7)

Team 3 "All Stars" 100 points - Team 2 "Strong Fist" 91 points (Lower Courts 1, 2)

Team 8 "Mixed Nuts" 136 points - Team 5 "The Dinks" 57 points (Lower Courts 3, 4)

Team 4 "Lob Squad" 93 points - Team 1 "Heavy Dinkers" 106 points (Upper Courts 5, 6)

Team 7 "Fine Whines" 100 points - Team 6 "Pickleball Posse" 111 points (Upper Courts 7,8)                            

                      

Team Pickleball League

Standings after Week 6 (through March 7, 2020)

Team                                    Won      Lost

Team #8 (Mixed Nuts)            6           0 

Team #1 (Heavy Dinkers)       5           1 

Team #6 (Pickleball Posse)    5           1

Team #5 (The Dinks)              3           3

Team #4 (Lob Squad)             2           4

Team #7 (Fine Whines)          1           5  

Team #2 (Strong Fist)             1           5

Rules you should know - Selling Pickleball Equipment and/or Training Services

SELLING EQUIPMENT AND/OR TRAINING SERVICES

6.5 Sales Activities

A. Club members may not promote or sell products or services from their personal businesses to club members.

C. Clubs may sell supplies related to club purposes to its members at a reasonable markup to fund club operations.

6.4 Dealing with Vendors and Contracting

A. Clubs may need the services of vendors, e.g., caterers, entertainers, instructors, workshop leaders, play directors, or other service providers (vendors), whether the services are provided on or off SCA property. Clubs will do all necessary work to select the vendor, define the services, determine the fees, etc., and will give a completed Vendor Service Agreement Worksheet (Appendix J) to the Activities Department at least 30 days before the event or commencement of the service.

Learning the "7 Shots of Pickleball" Training Series Starts March 3 at 11:00 a.m. (NEW TIME)

The “7 Shots of Pickleball” Training Series, conducted by Mike Corbett, starts Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:00 am.  (NEW TIME) Players that have already taken the class are welcome to review it now that they play the game on a regular basis. There are six sessions on consecutive Tuesdays of 25 minutes of instruction and drills. Participants then mix with SCA Players in normal hours of play and take their new skills onto the courts.

Each session includes, shots, positioning, footwork and movement. Attend all sessions or any session of interest. No reservations are required. Paddles are available through exchange of your SCA Activity Card at the Liberty Center Desk.  All sessions held 11:00 am on Tuesdays at Liberty Center Courts.
 

March 2020
 3 – Session #1: The Serve
10 - Session #2: Returns of Serve
17 - Session #3: 3rd Shot Options including “Drop Shot”
24 - Session #4: Dinks and Volleys
31 - Session #5: Lobs and Overheads

April 2020

 7 - Session #6: Building your Game and Review of all “7 Shots”

Week 7 (Final Week & Drop In Social) - Team "Fun" League Court Assignments - March 14, 2020

Fun League T-Shirt

Week 7 (Final Week) - Team "Fun League Court Assignments - March 14

Arrive 10:10 a.m. - Matches Begin 10:30 a.m.

Team 4 "Lob Squad" vs. Team 7 "Fine Whines" (Lower 1, 2)

Team 6 "Pickleball Posse" vs. Team 1 "Heavy Dinkers" (Lower 3, 4)

Team 8 ""Mixed Nuts" vs. Team 2 "Strong Fist" (Upper 5, 6)

Team 3 "All Stars" vs. 5 "The Dinks" (Upper 7,8)                                
 

Immediately Following Matches (Lower Court 2): Honor Members of Winning "Fun" League Team

Then:

Club Social "Drop In" Event: Reminisce @ New Rounders after Final Match of Team "Fun" League Season  

Time: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm (following match) to 3:30 p.m. 

Location: New Rounders Restaurant at 3480 Volunteer just past Executive Airport Drive (before the M Casino)

Team "Fun" League Results - Weeks 1 through 5 - Official Results

SCA Team Pickleball "Fun" League

Week 5 (of 7) - Official Results (Played on Feb. 29 morning)

Team 3 "All Stars" 64 points - Team 8 "Mixed Nuts" 124 points.

Team 1 "Heavy Dinkers" 130 points - Team 7 "Fine Whines" 84 points

Team 6 "Pickleball Posse" 125 points - Team 4 "Lob Squad" 69 points

Team 5 "The Dinks" 138 points - Team 2 "Strong Fist" 71 points

Week 4 - Official Results (Played on Feb. 29 afternoon)

Week 4 (of 7) Matches:

Team 4 "Lob Squad" 57 points - Team 8 "Mixed Nuts" 135 points 

Team 2 "Strong Fist" 106 points - Team 7 "Fine Whines" 102 points

Team 3 "All Stars" 71 points - Team 6 "Pickleball Posse" 129 points 

Team 1 "Heavy Dinkers" 109 points - Team 5 "The Dinks" 100 points  

Week 3 - Official Results (Played on February 15, 2020)

Week 3 (of 7) Matches:

Team 5 "The Dinks" 104 points - Team 4 "Lob Squad" 103 points

Team 8 "Mixed Nuts" 126 points - Team 1 "Heavy Dinkers" 77 points