Evening play and another opportunity…


This unusual hot weather has got to stop. Wednesday appears to be when the cool down  begins. So, it’s proposed that we play another evening time – Tuesday at 6pm – until the heat let’s up (of course, Monday at 2pm is still an option for those with  strong constitutions). For those who haven’t tried the lights, the last Thursday’s trial evening play worked out very well.  Some even wandered up to the Club bar after…. others may do so this Tuesday???

The “other opportunity” I mentioned is being a linesperson for the pro matches at The Lakes CC on March 31-April 2. We’ve only had a couple in our group respond when we posted the message below. Please read it again and let us know with a comment below if you want in; we have to let the organizers know this week. Oh, and you must be able to attend the training session on  Thursday, March 30, in order to participate.

“As you probably know, The Lakes CC (next door) is hosting the first prop division pickleball tournament in the Desert in  three weeks time (March 31-April 2).  It should be a great time to watch the best pros do their best playing.  One sure way to get the best seat for this event is to participate (not being a pro and all) is to be a lines person.  Here below is the appeal for just that. Let us know (with a reply below) if you want in and we’ll get more information to you.”


“The PPF is working in collaboration with the USAPA to advance the sport through a focus on competition and player support for the highest level of play.  We are currently working with Marcin Rozpedski with The Lakes Country Club to host a Pro division at his upcoming Spring Fling event held March 31 to April 2.  Many of the top players in the country are traveling here for this inaugural event – it promises to be a very exciting weekend!
To ensure the highest quality of event, and so that the pros can focus on their play – we intend to have linesman on every match, not just medal matches. I am hoping I can enlist your help to work with pickleball clubs in the area to provide volunteers on these dates. We’ll need approx 50 volunteers that would be a part of something very special.  Byron and Marsha  Freso (USAPA Certified referee) would conduct a training on Mar 30 to ensure all linesman are comfortable. They would be teamed up with USAPA Certified referees for each of the matches.”