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Open Play time changes…..

With the late Spring temperatures beginning to rise further , Open Play times are about to change. Beginning next Tuesday, April 20, the Open Play times will be as follows for the balance of the season, until October:

Open Play on Tuesdays at 8am-10am and 5pm – 7pm

Open Play on Thursdays at 5-7pm

Open Play on Saturdays and Sundays at 8am – 11am

The intent in setting Open Play times is to satisfy the most member/players as feasible. We’d be interested in learning if these times are satisfying to you or what would work better for you.

Ciao

A SWELL MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT………..

While the pandemic has taken its toll this season in terms of special events and inter-club matches, we were all thrilled to have a only-one -in-this-season event, a members mixed doubles event yesterday. It was designed, promoted and managed by our one and only pro, Noe Sariban. And what a success it was, with beginners, intermediate and advanced players contesting in pursuit of gold, silver and bronze designations in each of their groups. Have a look at how it went:

Here’s how the Beginners group went with Diana Burton and Bob Coglianese getting the most points in the round robin competition and then winning the Gold Medal match with Deborah Beutler and Rick Guzner, who won the Silver Medal, followed by Barbara and Joel Rebaum, winning the Bronze. Here’s how this happy group looked:
The Beginners group finalists (from left) Bronze, Gold and Silver.

The large Intermediate group began play early in the day and you can see the point winner (circled on the right)in each of four sub-groups. Then those went to the championship matches vying for Gold (won by Jack Yeaton and Chris Burtt), Silver (won by Anne and Gary McPhail, and Bronze (won by Katie Koster and Joe Hekimian). Here’s what these happy winners looked like:
Silver winners Anne & Gary McPhail
Gold winners Chris Burtt & Jack Yeaton

The elite Advanced player group had five teams that fought to get into the medal matches which were even harder fought, with these results: Bronze designations awarded to Kim Boestam & Peter Evans, Silver to Lori Yavorsky & Gorden McWilliam, and, after a thrilling best of two-out-of-three games battle with Lori and Gorden, the Gold was won by Nancy & Clark Shewfelt. Here’s some photos of these winners:

Bronze winners Peter & Kim
Silver winners Gorden & Lori
Gold winners Nancy and Clark with our Pickleball Director, Noe Sariban

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION IS FULL – APRIL 11th, 2021

Hi Everyone,

Once again, what an amazing response by all of you! The tournament registration filled up in under 4 hours!!

Below, please find the list of all players/teams who are REGISTERED for the tournament on April 11th (by Division).

****If your name is not on the list below, you are ON THE WAITLIST****

*If you did not get in the tournament, but would like to help out on tournament day, please email me directly at noe@indianridgecc.com to be a tournament volunteer as I am sure I can use the help*

BEGINNER Division: (6 teams)

– Deborah Beutler and Rick Guzner

– Jo Ann Krupp and Judy Douglas

– Patti Green and Phyllis Ross

– Molly Levitt and Jay Applebaum

– Barbara and Joel Renbaum

– Donna Masters and Bob Coglianese

INTERMEDIATE Division: (16 teams)

– Ron and Dawn Dennison

– Charlene and Spencer Torpy

– Diane David and Sue Backes

– Chris Burtt and Jack Yeaton

– Marsha and John Swain

– Katie Koter and Joe Hekimian

– Janell McWilliam and Anne McPhail

– Nancy and Maury Fertig

– Pat Spinosa and Rod Smith

– Karen Taylor and Glen Sapa

– Deanne and Mark Torell

– MJ and David Chapman

– Lee Ann and Paul Weston

– Sharon and Alan Levins

– Jody and Barry Spielberg

– Judith Friedman and Barry Silverstein

ADVANCED Division: (6 teams)

– Paige Kiner and Dave Burtt

– Kim Boestam and Peter Evans

– Beth Keno and Jim Gilford

– Cathy Atkins and Rich Nipert

– Jane and Michael Winston

– Nancy and Clark Shewfelt

FINAL DATE CHANGE – Indian Ridge Pickleball Tournament

Hi everyone,

I apologize for all the confusion, however, because of Passover and Easter weekends being back to back, the tournament will take now take place on:

SUNDAY APRIL 11th

This way, hopefully everyone will be able to participate!

Once again, I apologize for the confusion! Please find the initial message below with updated dates:

I’m happy to announce our next event!  The first Member Only Indian Ridge Pickleball Tournament will take place on SUNDAY APRIL 11th, 2021
We will have three different skill level divisions: beginnerintermediate, and advanced*.  The event will be a MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT**
*All Teams Skill Level is up for review by me, and teams may be placed in a different skill category if necessary.**All female teams will be allowed as we seem to have fewer men than women overall.
Availability will be limited as we only have 7 courts.  Therefore, in order to make signing up fair for everyone, Registration will open on Saturday March 20th at 7:30am via a Link I will send out.This will give everyone a week to find a partner, and will provide everyone an opportunity to be ready for the registration. Spots are limited so it will be on a “First registered, first served” basis.  The format and details will be explained later on after registration closes on Sunday March 21st at 8pm.
I’m looking forward to another great event!  If you have any questions, I’m available!

Thank you!
Noe Sariban,Indian Ridge Pickleball Director

If you are interested in registering, please email directly at: noe@indianridgecc.com

**DATE CHANGE** Indian Ridge Pickleball Tournament – March 27th, 2021

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately, I hadn’t realized that April 3rd was Easter weekend which will be a busy weekend at IR with out of town family guests. Therefore the tournament is going to be moved to a week earlier. The new date for the tournament will be:

SATURDAY MARCH 27th

I’ve had a few people ask me about registration. Here are a few details: You have to find your own partner (I do not provide partners). Only one of the partners will need to register the team through the link I will send out this coming Saturday at 7:30am.

If you are unable to find a partner, you can still register as a “Single”, and if there are other players available, and there is still room in the tournament, I will place you with a partner and let you know.

Below is the initial message in case you missed it (updated with correct dates):I’m happy to announce our next event!  The first Member Only Indian Ridge Pickleball Tournament will take place on Saturday March 27th, 2021
We will have three different skill level divisions: beginnerintermediate, and advanced*.  The event will be a MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT**
*All Teams Skill Level is up for review by me, and teams may be placed in a different skill category if necessary.**All female teams will be allowed as we seem to have fewer men than women overall.
Availability will be limited as we only have 7 courts.  Therefore, in order to make signing up fair for everyone, Registration will open on Saturday March 20th at 7:30am via a Link I will send out.This will give everyone a week to find a partner, and will provide everyone an opportunity to be ready for the registration. Spots are limited so it will be on a “First registered, first served” basis.  The format and details will be explained later on after registration closes on Sunday March 21st at 8pm.
I’m looking forward to another great event!  If you have any questions, I’m available!

Thank you!
Noe Sariban

Indian Ridge Pickleball Director

Email: noe@indianridgecc.com

Indian Ridge Member Only Pickleball Tournament 4/3/21

Hi everyone!

Please read this message prior to responding with questions 😃

I’m happy to announce our next event!  The first Member Only Indian Ridge Pickleball Tournament will take place on Saturday April 3rd, 2021

We will have three different skill level divisions: beginnerintermediate, and advanced*.  The event will be a MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT**

*All Teams Skill Level is up for review by me, and teams may be placed in a different skill category if necessary.

**All female teams will be allowed as we seem to have fewer men than women overall.

Availability will be limited as we only have 7 courts.  Therefore, in order to make signing up fair for everyone, Registration will open on Saturday March 20th at 8am via a Link I will send out.  This will give everyone a week to find a partner, and will provide everyone an opportunity to be ready for the registration. 

Spots are limited so it will be on a “First registered, first served” basis.  The format and details will be explained later on after registration closes on Sunday March 21st at 8pm.

I’m looking forward to another great event!  If you have any questions, I’m available!

Thank you!

Noe Sariban,

Indian Ridge Pickleball Director

noe@indianridgecc.com

Shot of the Week 3/13/21

Hi Everyone,

Please join me for the Shot of the Week clinic tomorrow (Saturday 3/13/21) after Open Play at 11am!

This week’s shot of the week will be: the Punch Volley. This shot is so important in Pickleball, especially when you are at the net and someone hits the ball hard at you. If you learn to perfect the Punch volley, your opponents will not be able to get to the No Volley Zone line (kitchen), and you will control the point, while keeping bangers on their heels!

Hope to see you there!

Noe

Saturday 3/13 Open Play

Hi everyone!

This coming Saturday, we will have a different format for Open Play. This will be a really fun and competitive event (members only), for people of all levels!

4 courts will be reserved for this event. The remaining 3 courts will be for regular Open Play (unless there is an overwhelming interest, and then we might expand).

There are only 24 spots, and you need to sign up in advance (by letting me know directly) (NO FEE FOR THIS EVENT).

If you sign up, you are committing to being at Open Play from 9-11am. For example, you cannot just participate for 1 hour, as this would be too difficult to manage.

Please let me know if you’d like to participate. Spots are first come, first serve! Email me directly at noe@indianridgecc.com to reserve your spot!

Noe

Shot Of The Week 2/27/21

Hi everyone!

Join me for the Shot Of The Week Clinic tomorrow at 11am following Open Play. This week’s Shot will be the: Third Shot Drop (and 5th shot drop).

This shot is one of the most important shots in the game, as it allows the serving team to transition from the baseline to the no volley zone line (kitchen line).

I hope to see you there!

Noe

Memories….

Dear Pickleball Friends,
This week the Indian Ridge Pickleball program lost a dear and loyal supporter. It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Nancy Smith, beloved wife of our esteem leader, Rod Smith. Nancy was known among Indian Ridge members for her work in the early days of pickleball at the Club. She helped organize special events and host inter-club matches for several years. She will be missed by so many of her Indian Ridge friends. Please join me in supporting Rod with virtual hugs and well wishes. Rod we are here for you!

Just a follow-on note that the friends of Nancy and Rod Smith donated over $1,200 to her favored local battered-women charity, Shelter From The Storm. Many thanks from her family and kudos for her pickleball friends.