Monthly Archives: February 2016

Inter-Club Match Photos…

Here’s the Inter-Club photos from the match at Andalusia back in January (that didn’t show in the earlier posting). It was a very fun day which we also had with Trilogy and Shadow Hills at our courts (we forgot the camera then). Anyways, we look forward to playing The Lakes on Sunday, March 20, at 10am (leave your interest/availability comment below).

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This Week’s Open Play (2/29-3/5)…..

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Here’s a photo from the Inter-Club match at Andalusia CC back in January (our team’s on the left).

Open Play Schedule:

Monday (2/29) @ 3-5pm – This open play time may be lightly attended, so check for signups here or at the Tennis Desk.

Thursday Eve (3/3) @ 5:30-7pm – a popular open play time that has the option of enjoying a bar menu get-together after playing.

Saturday (3/5) @ 3-5pm – another popular open play time.

Change in Open Play?  With daylight saving time beginning on Saturday (3/13), we should consider changing the open play times to 4-6pm to avoid the heat.  Also, how about adding Wednesday @ 4-6pm to the schedule, as there’s quite a gap between Mondays and Thursday evenings. Let have your “comment” below on these changes.

A Canada vs. US Pickleball Matchup?  As discussed in last week’s posting, the idea of a members Canadian vs. US match was explored with  the other group of members that use the courts. Their spokesperson said they’d rather stay as an independent group.  Perhaps we’ll be able to schedule this fun event sometime in the future if there’s enough interest (no scores or winners named, just a fun time) .

Inter-Club Match with The Lakes This inter-club match is scheduled for Saturday (3/20) at The Lakes, so mark your calendars and let us know your interest and availability in the “Comment” section below.

Please leave a “Comment” message below to let us know when you plan to play the scheduled Open Play times,  if you are interested in future inter-club matches, or have any thoughts about other play times that would fit your schedule, particularly with the weather heating up. We welcome new ideas.

Ciao, Your “Dinking” Committee

This Week’s Open Play (2/22-2/27) ……….

Open Play Schedule:

Monday (2/22) @ 3-5pm – This open play time may be lightly attended, so check for signups here or at the Tennis Desk.

Thursday (2/25) – our pro, Randy Berg, has a one-hour clinic for beginners @ 2pm (signup thru the Tennis Desk and it’s subject to a minimum number of members participating).

Thursday Eve (2/25) @ 5:30-7pm – a popular open play time that has the option of enjoying a bar menu get-together after playing.

Saturday (2/27) @ 3-5pm – another popular open play time.

A Canada vs. US Pickleball Matchup? The idea of a members Canadian vs. US match was explored with  Val Bittner, who someone (?) described as the “Commissioner,” which she vehemently denyed.  Anyways, we mutually thought it a good idea. After all, the golfers have this event, so why not pickleballers. We’ll get to know each other, create a solid lobbying block for the future of PB at the Club, and add to our strength in playing inter-club  league matches (we’ve had three fun ones already). So, if you’re interested, let us know with a “Comment” below and/or let Val know. We’ll schedule this fun event if there’s enough interest (no scores or winners named, just a fun time) .

Please leave a “Comment” message below to let us know when you plan to play the scheduled Open Play times,  if you are interested in future inter-club matches, or have any thoughts about other play times that would fit your schedule, particularly with the weather heating up. We welcome new ideas.

Ciao, Your “Dinking” Committee

Today and the Shadow Hills “experience”…….

I thought you all might be interested in the email “thank you” we just received
from the Shadow Hills captain.
“Thank you so much for a wonderful, fun day of pickle ball and camaraderie.  Everyone from our community enjoyed their games and very much appreciated your efforts in making the event a big success.
Thank you for being so friendly and welcoming!
Caprice (and the other members of Sun City Shadow Hills Pickle ball Club).”
 Here’s the response I sent: We, the nascent Indian Ridge Pickleballers, thank you and yours for the pleasure of hosting such a good. competent and fun group, who even came to my aid when I was, literally, “all caught up in red tape.”    I closed by suggesting a rematch in the future (after a bit more training?). Anyways, I think we all had convivial time, which should be the main goal of inter-club play. So, onward to Palm Desert Greens.
There’s open play today at 3pm, Dave & MJ Chapman, and Rod Smith will be there. We need  a few others.

This Week’s Open Pickleball Schedule……..

Shadow Hills came to the Club on Valentine’s Day (Sunday, 2/14) and we played a round (2 sets of 2games each), then a round of Men’s/Women’s Doubles, followed by a round of “Swapping” Mixed Doubles (one of theirs with one of ours). They were a very formidable  challenge (as you might expect from a 3000-home community with strong pickleball interest and support). Anyways, appropriately exhausted, we all repaired to JKs for an enjoyable lunch together ( and, in the end, even handed out VDay balloons to little tykes near our tables). We’ll need to continue sharping our skills to stay viable in this league, even though it’s largely a fun-based inter-club format. Next up is Palm Desert Greens, so stay tuned and keep dinking, which leads us to the following

Open Play Schedule:

Monday (2/15) @ 3-5pm – This open play time may be lightly attended, given the above and a holiday weekend, so check for signups , here and at the Tennis Desk.

Thursday (2/18) – our pro, Randy Berg, has a one-hour clinic for beginners @ 2pm (signup thru the Tennis Desk and subject to a minimum number of members participating).

Thursday Eve (2/18) @ 5:30-7pm – a popular open play that has the option of enjoying a bar menu get-together after playing.

Saturday (2/20) @ 3-5pm – another popular open play time.

Please leave a “Comment” message below to let us know when you plan to play the scheduled Open Play times,  if you are interested in future inter-club matches, or have any thoughts about other play times that would fit your schedule, particularly with the weather heating up. We welcome new ideas.

Ciao, Your “Dinking” Committee

 

 

Pickleball This Evening …..?

Hi Fellow Dinkers,

The word is out that the Chapmans, Graniks, Smiths  and Randy Woods will be playing today at 5:30pm. They’re looking for some more to join them “under the lights.” So,  please let  us know if you will play today in the “Comment” space below.

Your Anxious Dinking Committee