Monthly Archives: January 2020

SuperBowl Sunday Social

Thank you to all that have signed up to play in this Sunday’s SuperBowl Social.  Our roster is now full and you will receive a call from the Fitness Desk to confirm your participation.  No Shows ruin it for all so please cancel in a timely manner if you need to.  A waitlist will be established for those that missed the cut off.

Registration and a Continental Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am on Sunday, Feb. 2nd on the Tennis Stadium Court.  (Do not go to the Pickleball Courts.)  Players will be assigned a team and participate in a Relay Race, Football Toss, Cheerleading and a Pickleball round robin.  First Game will kick off at 9:00 am (please be on time) and we will probably wrap up the fun before noon.

Bring your Pickleball paddles and Team Spirit.

Go Team!!!

 

SUPERBOWL SOCIAL & Games for Pickleball & Tennis Players….

This is a repeat blog, correcting a faulty link below:

SuperBowl Sunday beginning at 8:30 am with Continental Breakfast at Registration.  Players will be divided into teams for San Francisco and Kansas City.  Earn points for your team with relay races, games and tennis and Pickleball round robins.

Join the fun by signing up at the Fitness Desk by end of the day Friday, January 31st or click on “Sign up Here” below.

Member cost is $5.00

Promising a good time and lots of laughs!!!

SIGN UP HERE!

SUPERBOWL SOCIAL & Games for Pickleball & Tennis Players

SuperBowl Sunday beginning at 8:30 am with Continental Breakfast at Registration.  Players will be divided into teams for San Francisco and Kansas City.  Earn points for your team with relay races, games and tennis and Pickleball round robins.

Join the fun by signing up at the Fitness Desk by end of the day Friday, January 31st or click on “Join Here” below.

Member cost is $5.00

Promising a good time and lots of laughs!!!

Join Here

 

 

Sun City came by today………..

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Players in the Sun City/Indian Ridge inter-club matches today, Saturday, 1/18, at our courts.

Weather was great and the level of play even greater. Hope all had a great time.

As we’ll have more inter-club matches like this as we get further into the season, we’d like to pause now and ask you’all for any comments and ideas how the experience can be even better. So, please click on the link below and let us know your thoughts.

Here’s my comment/idea.

 

 

A Class Act……………….

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From left to right are Janell McWilliam, Nadine Woods, Anne McPhail, Elise Aries and Karen Swickard

Before their Premier League match on Thursday, a key contingent of “The Team” gathered and allowed a quick photo op displaying the team’s outfits for a winning season. And win they did against Silver Sands Racquet Club, getting 4 match points to 1.

We’ll attempt to report on League results of this and our other four teams in the Leagues, but not sure they’ll beat the style of these ladies.

Oh, by the way, Open Play at the courts resumes on Sunday at 9AM, following  the interclub tomorrow, Saturday, 1/18,  with the folks from Sun City.  See you then!

Open Play Guidelines…………..

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Courts 4 and 5 are available for more social/fun play.
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Courts 1-3 are available for 3.0 level players
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Courts 6 & 7 are available for 4.0/3.5 level players.

So, you can now select the courts to play on that fit your perceived skill level and your attitude. If you’d like just a little work out and some fun with folks you’re comfortable with (Easy Play), or where you want to test your increased interest and sharpen your skills (Intermediate), or, after playing a lot over time, your skills have “Advanced” to a level you’re interested in testing them for League and tournament play.

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Each of the court types has a “Paddles” towel for stacking them.

Some call it paddle “stacking” when waiting players pile their paddles to show they’re ready for the next court opening. As the numbers of players have now increased as members return and get into pickleball, we’re trying this system for rotating on to courts in a fair way. So, if you see the green towel by a court of your choice, stack your paddle and you should be in line to begin playing. We do use the universal guidelines regarding waiting players rotating on to courts. Here they are

  Player Rotation on Designated  Courts

If 1 or 2 players are waiting to play, and play on a court ends, the winners on that court split and stay and the losers are replaced by the waiting players, with these exceptions: (1) if the winners have played two consecutive games on the court, they should leave instead, unless the losers have also played two consecutive games on the court; (2) the waiting players can elect to challenge the winners (unless they’ve played 2 games on the court); (3) if 3 are waiting, winners decide which one stays, subject to number of games played on the court.

If 4 or more players are waiting, and play on a court ends, all players on that court are replaced by the first 4 players waiting.

PS1: There’s an inter-club match at The Lakes tomorrow (Saturday, 1/11); so they’ll be few players at the courts tomorrow (see you Sunday?).

PS2: when at the courts, you may see that court 2 has the surface crack taped; if still taped, please avoid.

 

 

 

 

 

Sun City is next…….

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The Palm Desert Greens folks joined us for round robin pickleball matches in November.

We had such fun in November with the first inter-club of the season that we’ve arranged for Sun City players to join us at our courts on Saturday, January 18, at 10-12am for another fun, but challenging,  round-robin match up. The season is now in full swing, with more players arriving daily, so be sure to sign up now through the link below or at the courts this weekend.  Then, you’ll be sure to enjoy this event.

I/We’d like to play in the Sun City round-robin.