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2020 DUEL IN THE DESERT INFO

registration starts

Jan 25 2020
NEWSFLASH             Members Tournament Registration is CLOSED             Club Store - place last order for shirts before Jan 26             Please cancel a RR if you cannot attend             Volunteer open positions and contacts listed on VOLUNTEER page             NEWSFLASH             Submit Nominations for board positions NOW             See below Club involvement in Cancer Awareness week             Check Out Tech Tips and Tricks below             Put away Balls found on the court             Club Tent open M-F 11am-1pm for stickers etc. see below             George McCulley will be Board President effective April 1 2020             NEWSFLASH

Open Board Positions:

Vice President (two year term)

Treasurer (two year term)

Member at Large (two year term)

Nominations started January 2, 2020 and will close January 23, 2020.   Anyone wishing to nominate someone or themselves should notify the President, Bill Wise, in writing. You must include a short biography and Picture, which will be posted to the website. 

Elections will be conducted electronically February 6-10, 2020.

The new Board Members will be introduced at the General Meeting on February 12, 2020.

Click to see the current Nominees.



Member SPOTLIGHT


Jocelyn Barr

Jocelyn and her husband, Gord, came to Palm Creek and began playing pickleball in 2009.  Jocelyn is a current 3.5 Palm player.  Jocelyn has served on the Board, was Lead for the 3.5 Ratings Committee last season,  as well as Sign Up Genius Administrator for the past 6 years.  She currently serves as Director of Ratings and Skill Assessments.


Bev Pratt

Bev came to Palm Creek in 2016.  Bev is currently a 4.5 level player.  Last year she won Gold at the Sun City Spring Slam and The Robson Ranch Tournament.  Bev is from Oregon.  She is currently serving as Director of Training.


Robert Brand

Robert and his wife came to Palm Creek in late October, and started playing pickleball.  He is currently at the 2.0 level.  Robert plans to take advantage of the training sessions so that he will be able to move up.  He also plays golf, baseball, swims, and rides his bike.  He is from Simcoe Ontario, Canada.

FUTURE EVENTS


Check Events on the website or Events in the Members APP for scheduled round robins and meetings. 

Jan 2 to Jan 23 Submit board nominations

Jan 8 to Jan 31 Rubber Ducks go on Sale

Jan 21 9am  Board Meeting

Jan 23-25 Casa Grande Dinking at the Dave Tournament

Jan 25 to Feb 19 Duel in the Desert registration open

Jan 31 noon Duck Race in canal

Feb 2-6 Members Tournament
Feb 6 to Feb 10 Board Elections

Feb 11 Board Meeting

Feb 12 General Meeting

Feb 20 Pickleball Club Dance (sold out)
Feb 25 Board Meeting

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Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

                  

DUCK RACES FRIDAY JANUARY 31 at NOON on the canal between sites #30 to #40

The Duck Races are sponsored by the Palm Creek Pickleball Club this year.

Ducks will be on sale at the Pickleball Tent starting January 8 - 31, 2020 or until all 600 are sold

$5 for 1       or     $10 for 3     

Prizes will be awarded: 1st Place $100. 2nd Place $50, Last Duck $25.

All Proceeds benefit the Alliance Cancer Support Center in Casa Grande.

Please help support this very important cause.   Contact Frank & Nikki if you have any questions.

 A Dollar to Play

Palm Creek Pickleball Club is joining the Palm Creek Community in supporting the Alliance Cancer Support Center in Casa Grande (alliancecancersupportcenter.com).

Starting January 6 - January 31, we are suggesting you donate $1 for each Round Robin you play.

A jar will be located at the sign in desk. Keep dollars in your pickleball bag, and be ready to donate each round. Cancer has touched most of us, so we know what it means to have a support center in the community. It’s a great cause and we don’t want other Palm Creek clubs to outdo us!

       SKILL ASSESSMENT

       MOVING UP/DOWN



The Captains will decide when a 2.0 / 2.5 player should move up.  3.0, 3.5 Social or 3.5 Creek players need an assessment to move up (free!).  Click here Skill Assessments Moving up/down for more information. 

Latest 3.5 assessments underway below.

    Court Play



All bags must be off the ground as they are a trip hazard.  Hang on the fence using a cantilever.

For any questions regarding the Challenge Courts or Open Play (Guest Play),  click here.

Please arrive to your Round Robins at least 20 minutes prior to start time to get checked in.

Here is the Round Robin Schedule for 2020.


At a minimum cancel out of a round robin at least 35 minutes before the match.


Cancellation of Round Robins due to weather etc. can be found on your events tab on the Members APP or under EVENTS on the website.


  RR Captains

The assigned courts for Round Robins can be found on the Member APP under events.  The courts assigned will fluctuate according to the number of people who register.


Please plug in the tablets and Ipads used for RR Check-in when you are finished, and lock the cabinet. Also, on cold nights, please cover electronics with blanket.

 

LADDER PLAY...has begun, Click here LADDER for more information.

Round Robin Changes. 

Click here for a status update.

  BALL MACHINE

If you need training on how to use the ball machineOR you want to check out a ball machine. Click here TRAINING AND HOW TO for more info.

The photos are ready for viewing.  Thanks for all the great work by Tom Gottfried, Jean-Martin Verreault, Jeff Vaughan.

Anytime you take anything from the First Aid Boxes, you are supposed to fill out an Incident Report.  The reports are conveniently located next to the First Aid Boxes. Please only take what you need.

Anyone with used paddles can donate them to:

David Wight - He will be taking them to Mexico in January.

Patty McClure - She takes them to Africa each year.

OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

      Round Robin Captains & Co-Captains

    Trainers/ Mentors     Welcome Table Volunteers

Communications/Public Relations Volunteer

Medical Director   Apparel Chairperson

Duel in the Desert Tournament Director Shadows


Click Here for more information and who to contact.


Remember to sign up for volunteer positions for the upcoming 2020 Member Tournament. We cannot do this without you. There are many avenues for your skills:

Sign up here for volunteer postions and time slots.



We are looking forward to working will all of you!!

  

    CLUB TENT




Volunteers will be at the tent M-F 11am-1pm to help with questions and to
get your membership sticker.

Captains are there for Round Robin sign ups.

Tech help is there.  Every Monday 10-11am.  The tent Volunteers may be able to help on other days, otherwise Contact Tech Team if you have any issues or questions.

Free Internet .......

  • Court area...connect to open networks Courts
  • Member Tent...the password is pickleball.

TECH TIPS and TRICKS

Need to Cancel Your Round Robin???


Use the Members app....under Your Tickets...select the RR Event and click cancel and confirm

OR

Use the Club Website.....log into the Members area, go to Events, find your RR, Click ALREADY REGISTERED, click Cancel.

Remember...be courteous to your fellow members and cancel out of your RR as soon as possible...it only takes 15 seconds to do.

Click for more Tech info and previous tips.

Click here on information on how to see the web cameras when you are at the Park by using the AMCREST APP.

We are still working with Sun Communities and Dish to get the webcams up and running.

    CLUB STORE

Club Wine Sippy Cups are in stock!

Order online now and pick up immediately. 

Contact Chris Straub

The deadline to purchase shirts this season will be

Sunday January 26. 

The shirts will be available for pickup from 7-10 days after.  Emails will go out when the shirts arrive.

WHERE TO FIND THINGS:

Lots of great information on ratings and skill level descriptions.

Need more clarity regarding Club Policies and the Club meeting minutes

How to sign up for free Orientation class



Where to find scheduled events like meetings and round robins to sign up for.

Helpful Tech tips.

Click for Club Contacts

Palm Creek Pickleball Mission Statement
  • Create and maintain an environment that promotes health and wellness, social interaction, a sense of community, good sportsmanship and volunteerism
  • Promote the sport of Pickleball for the residents of Palm Creek Resort by developing player skills through training and participation
  • Provide stewardship of our courts in cooperation with Palm Creek Resort and Sun Communities

WWW.PALMCREEKPICKLEBALLCLUB.COM            Contact Tech Team

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