Adopt-A-Highway News

JANUARY 4, 2019 OUTING:

This year SP Adopt-A-Highway volunteers completed 4 trash collections along Highway 101 headed to PA, between Dryke & Shore roads.  Driving this stretch, most of us notice how much better the sides of the road look.  And, those AAH signs emblazoned with “Sequim Picklers Pickleball Club” look pretty fine as well (dontchajustthink the City of Sequim should feel a bit guilty about “matters”?).  Anyhow, I digress . . . .  Getting back to the subject at hand, our first pick-up in 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, January 4.  If you haven’t yet participated, I can assure you that it gets easier every time as there is less trash to bag. 

Please respond to sequimpicklers@gmail.com if you are available to help with this effort on Saturday, January 4.

Thanks.  JoAnne Yerkes

Picklers Turn Trash Into Treasure-October 5, 2019

Saturday, October 5, was the 4th and final clean-up for 2019, accomplished by the SP Adopt-A-Highway volunteers. We welcomed 5 new first-time pickers: Janie Dicus, Janice Drickey, Sue Mason, Roger Mull and Bob Sester. The 14 SP volunteers tied up 27 bags and donated 34 total hours in sprucing in Hwy. 101 west of Sequim, between Dryke & Shore.

The ubiquitous Black Ball Ferry tickets caught Roger’s eye. Janie couldn’t overlook the dessicated deer carcass (yes, it’s still there). Richard, Bob and Goose overcame the urge to get on that ditched bike and ride. Sue, Janie and JoAnne had Andy Gibb and Neil Young songs looping through their heads as they picked up album covers and lp shards that at one time sounded great on a turntable. But the prize this time goes to Team 3—Michael, Christina, Roger and Pamela–who found a carved wood bear. No sooner had they lugged it to the side of the road and stacked it with the other trash bags than someone driving by spied a treasure they couldn’t pass up! Speed recycling!

Afterwards, the team members gathered for lunch at Applebee’s. If you see him, thank Applebee’s GM Dustin for giving us a 10% discount. And, thanks to the following SP volunteers. A star next to a name denotes a “superstar” who has participated in multiple pick-ups.

*Richard Cary*Michael Cooper*Christina Cunningham
Janie DicusJanice Drickey*David Goose
*Darrel JilesSue MasonRoger Mull
*Katinka NannaBob Sester*Ken Sorbel
*Pam Woodruff*JoAnne Yerkes

The “Sequim Picklers Pickleball Club” Adopt-A-Highway signs are posted so we are now officially the proud caretakers of a very clean section of a highway we all travel on a regular basis. The great news is that our efforts over this past year are visible. Our first pick-up in January netted 56 bags and took us 52 combined hours. The trash collected, and the time necessary to sweep the 4 miles, has continued to drop throughout this year. It’s great PR for the club and a great community service.

Our next effort is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2020. If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, let us know at sequimpicklers@gmail.com. We have a reflective orange vest that will fit you perfectly! Who knows what you will find???

 

Ring the bell, wave the flag, sound the horns . . .Our sign is up!!  August 5, 2019.

 

Picky Picklers Proven Particular

Some were picky enough to prefer cigarette butts.  Others were particularly interested in larger fare.  But, all-in-all, the 14 SP volunteers provided a total of 37 precious hours and pinched 31 plastic bags of purloined trash!  

Saturday, July 27, was the third outing this year for the SP-sponsored Adopt-A-Highway volunteer participants.  Many voiced appreciation that the windy weather would not have made for a particularly pleasant play day.  See the photo gallery for more great pictures.

AAH Crew preparing to depart from Applebee’s parking lot.

A recounting of particulars:  3 gas cans, 1 garbage can sans matching lid, 1 garbage can lid sans matching can, a 5-gallon bucket proving useful for filling with nearby Styrofoam sheeting, a plethora of Black Ball Ferry tickets, a dessicated snake, a dessicated owl, and a beyond dessicated deer carcass.  Budweiser appears to be the beer of choice on the NOP . . . or maybe it’s just the beer of choice of litterbugs.  See what you non-volunteers are missing?!

Afterwards, the team members gathered for lunch at Applebee’s.  If you see him, thank Applebee’s GM Dustin for giving us a 10% discount.  And, thanks to the following SP volunteers.   A star next to a name denotes a “superstar” who has participated in multiple pick-ups.

*Rich Bemm*Mary Helen Benapfl Lee Bowen
*Richard Cary *Michael CooperChristina Cunningham
*David Goose *Katinka Nanna *Jolanda Schlund
*Lynda Schroeder Dave Shreffler*Ken Sorbel

*Pam Woodruff *JoAnne Yerkes

Thanks to Dave Shreffler for snapping some pics—they can be seen on the photo gallery.  Who knew orange was our color.

The “Sequim Picklers Pickleball Club” Adopt-A-Highway signs are at WDOT in PA and fingers crossed should be placed SOON approaching Dryke from the East (N. side of Hwy. 101), and  Fern (Shore) from the West (S. side of Hwy. 101).   Keep an eye out and let us know when you see them.

Our next effort will be in October.   If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, let us know at sequimpicklers@gmail.com.  We have a reflective orange vest that will fit you perfectly!

Submitted by JoAnne Yerkes 

7/27/19

Picklers “Trash” Hwy. 101 – AGAIN!

On Saturday, April 27, 12 dedicated picklers trolled both sides of Hwy. 101 between Dryke & Shore, removing 31 bags of trash.  This effort on the part of SP volunteers was the second Adopt-A-Highway litter patrol so far this year.  There was wind to deal with but the efforts by the January 5 team paid off as there was much less trash to pick up and our overall time was cut by close to 2/3!  

Afterwards, the team members met at Applebee’s for lunch.  If you see him, thank Applebee’s GM Dustin for giving us a 10% discount.  And, thanks to the following SP volunteers.   If there is a star next to their name, they are “superstars” as they have participated in both pick-ups:

Kathy Cooper*Michael CooperDiane Froula
David GooseDarrel JilesPatricia Knapp
*Christy MarazonKatinka Nanna*Lynda Schroeder
*Ken Sorbel*Pam Woodruff*JoAnne Yerkes

To do a bit of a twist on a well-known phrase, they say that community service is its own reward.  If so, Patricia Knapp was rewarded twice as she found $5.  Good eye Patricia!  And Ken Sorbel “went the extra mile”.  Katinka drove the car parked at the end point of Team 2’s section, which the team would walk back to, picking up trash along the way.  Ken drove the car parked at their starting, offload spot.  When the team finished their mile patrol and reached Katinka’s car they realized that her keys were in Ken’s car.  So, yes, Ken walked the extra mile back to his car, then drove to where Katinka and Lynda waited at Katinka’s car.  Thanks Ken for going that extra mile!

Once again, JoAnne neglected to get a group picture of the orange-vested gathering.  If any teams have pictures to share, please do so.  And thanks again for your efforts!

Our next effort will be in July.   Hopefully by then WDOT will have placed signs acknowledging that Sequim Picklers have “adopted” this section of 101 between PA and Sequim, and drivers seeing us at work will no longer mistake us for members of the chain gang!  If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, let us know at sequimpicklers@gmail.com.

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Submitted by JoAnne Yerkes

Club News

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ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY: 

This year SP Adopt-A-Highway volunteers completed 4 trash collections along Highway 101 headed to PA, between Dryke & Shore roads.  Driving this stretch, most of us notice how much better the sides of the road look.  And, those AAH signs emblazoned with “Sequim Picklers Pickleball Club” look pretty fine as well (dontchajustthink the City of Sequim should feel a bit guilty about “matters”?).  Anyhow, I digress. . . .  Getting back to the subject at hand, our first pick-up in 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, January 4.  If you haven’t yet participated, I can assure you that it gets easier every time as there is less trash to bag. 

Please respond to sequimpicklers@gmail.com if you are available to help with this effort on Saturday, January 4.

Thanks.  JoAnne Yerkes

WINTER COURT SCHEDULE: Behold! Here is our Winter Court Schedule for Carrie Blake Park.

The schedule will take affect  December 1 – February 29.

You will notice the reduced play time due to shorter days. Rated Play or Choice Play on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays-Rated Play is dependent upon enough players participating.  Some Saturdays are now available at the Boys & Girls Club, so be sure to check the calendar.  

Let’s fill up those courts that we helped build. 

CAMERAS ON THE COURTS: Kendal and Frank Mauger have been working with Trinity United Methodist Church setting up the electrical outlets and wiring for cameras on the courts… stay tuned for more information on this! Soon we will have access to see the (real time) weather at the courts, as well as if anyone else is at the courts… this is pretty exciting!

NAME BADGES:

Our Sequim Pickler name tags have been ordered… and they are on their way soon! Hopefully this upcoming week, or next week at the latest (allow for extra time with the holiday weekend).

Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

MEMBERS SURVEY: Please DO take a minute to complete your JUST FOR FUN Survey from our Membership Chair, Warren Mecca — we are planning a super FUN winter party (sometime in January/February 2020), and the information you provide will help make it MORE fun for ALL!!
The Survey link was sent in your latest Friday update. (And, please ask Warren if you would prefer to complete a hard copy survey at the courts.)

Have a great weekend, and see you on the courts!                            Krista Rambow, Director of Communications

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PLAY:

Have you ever shown up at the Boys & Girls Club because indoor play is scheduled, but didn’t find anyone there? Please don’t take it personally — we might all be outside at Carrie Blake instead of inside — especially if the weather is nice! We don’t want you to miss out on the fun — if you don’t see anyone at B&G Club, check the courts at Carrie Blake! Or, if you really were hoping to play inside, try Vern Burton Gym in Port Angeles. Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

SEQUIM PICKLER SHIRTS AVAILABLE:

We still have a limited quantity of Sequim Pickler shirts available. If you are interested in purchasing, see the list of available shirts and purchase info here.  The cost for members is $15, for non-members $20. Also, if you would like to get your own (plain) t-shirt or sweatshirt, or another article of clothing printed with the Sequim Picklers logo, contact Captain T’s Gift Shoppe & Custom Stuff in Port Angeles, 360-452-6549. They are able to print one-off’s at your request, but we do ask that you choose a plain article of clothing ~only~ for anything with the Pickler logo.

INTRODUCING your FRIDAY NEWS UPDATES: all the news you NEED to KNOW for the week! We thought we’d give this option a try instead of inundating you with a stream of emails all week long. Special alerts will continue to go out as needed during the week, but this will be your weekly news wrap-up source.  Also please be sure to check out the Sequim Pickler “Club News” page right here on the web, or our Facebook Page  for the most up-to-the-minute information from the Sequim Pickler Club.  Krista Rambow, Director of Communications

 

 

REFEREE TRAINING:

Attention Picklers, It is that time again for me to try to recruit some referee trainees for our club.We have a nice cadre of trained officials, but we are always looking for new folks who might want to give this a try. Read more about this and try a short rules quiz here.

Lobster pickleball ball machine

 

BALL MACHINE ALERT:  The balls need to be dry.  Do not use the machine if there are puddles or rain on the courts. If anything is off about it please call, my number is on the procedure sheet.  I left it set up for a perfect practice session for 3rd shots.  Just place the machine on centerline 5 feet back of the baseline. I took out the large holed indoor balls that were mixed in.

Look for more training sessions on the NEW Lobster Ball Machine & Rebounder Wall. See this helpful Youtube Video on using the Rebounder Wall and this Lobster Youtube Video.

Members ONLY are invited to use them, provided they are Active Members and have completed training.

Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

 

MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK FORUM:  Aloha, Picklers!  Did you know that we have a Facebook page?  If you are not opposed to social media, we’d sure LIKE you to “LIKE” and “FOLLOW” our page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/SequimPicklers/

**Also, if you:  1. Are on Facebook  AND 2. Are an Active Member in the Club (current Members-Only)

You are invited to join our CLOSED GROUP: Sequim Picklers Members-Only Forum, where we discuss all things PICKLEBALL, find out who’s playing at the park, who needs a partner, if the weather is nice enough to play…(it usually is).

Sequim Picklers Members-Only Forum

See you at the courts!

Krista Rambow, Director of Communications

 
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PLAYERS: If you play at the Boys & Girls Club or the YMCA, please see the Swift Net Procedures page and watch the short video on the proper net setup.

 

SAVE THE COURTS:  Dear Picklers, You may have noticed dirt, pebbles, and scratch marks on our new courts.  The dirt and pea gravel along the south fence is tracking onto the courts and is going to quickly ruin our lovely surface.  PLEASE DO NOT WALK IN THE DIRT AND PEA GRAVEL.  From the parking lot, please use the grass or the street to access the sidewalk for entrance to the courts.  Thank you! 

    

 

 

 

 
 
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PICKLEBALL CENTRAL DISCOUNT:  ClubRewards gives members of local pickleball clubs a 5% discount on everything they purchase from PickleballCentral.com and an additional 5% of the purchase price goes back to their local pickleball club in the form of an annual gift card. Click here for the discount code.

 

SUGGESTIONS: … Comments, Questions:

 

Questions?, Comments, Suggestions – Contact US or fill out a paper form at the Carrie Blake Pickleball Courts

 

 

 

Olympic Pickleball Tournament

Olympic Pickleball Tournament

2/29/20 TO 3/1/20

Roosevelt Elementary School, Port Angeles, WA

All Round-Robin with a shootout!

Skill events (3.0 – 5.0) Open & Senior

Friday – Social Play 6pm

(IF you are 60+ contact Steve Bennett about a SSIPA event – 360.460.7424)

Saturday – Womens/Mens Doubles 

Sunday – Mixed Doubles  

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Registration  $40 + $10/event – closes Friday, Feb 21th!

Free T-Shirt to the first 75 PAID players

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Indoor ball to be announced soon

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The Legacy rating will be used for this tournament

See the official flyer for all the information.

See pickleballtournaments.com for all info.

Sequim Pickler Shirts Available

**Sequim Pickler Logo Shirts Available**

We sold a few more t-shirts last week — there are more available if you are interested. Also, if you would like to get your own (plain) t-shirt or sweatshirt, or another article of clothing printed with the Sequim Picklers logo, contact Captain T’s Gift Shoppe & Custom Stuff in Port Angeles, 360-452-6549. They are able to print one-off’s at your request, but we do ask that you choose a plain article of clothing ~only~ for anything with the Pickler logo.  11/1/19

We still have a limited quantity of Sequim Pickler shirts available. If you are interested in purchasing, this is how it will work:  

  • Below is a list of remaining shirts.
  • If you see a shirt that you would like to purchase, email Kendal (k_awake@msn.com) with your request.
  • Aleta will take it to the shed at CB and it will have your name on it. 
  • Put your check or money in the daily play envelope with a note on it showing what it is for. 
  • The cost for members is $15.00 for non members $20.00.  

Womens Long Sleeve

Medium: 2 white, 1 green 

Large: 1 white, 1 black, 2 grey

X-Large: 2 white, 1 blk, 1 grey, 2 blue, 2 green

Womens Short Sleeve

Medium: 3 white, 3 blk, 1 grey, 1 blue, 2 green

Large: 3 white, 3 blk, 3 grey, 3 blue, 3 green

X-Large: 3 white, 3 blk, 2 grey, 3 green

Mens Long Sleeve

Large: 2 white, 2 grey, 4 blue, 4 green

X-Large: 4 white, 5 grey, 2 blue, 1 green

Mens Short Sleeve 

Large: 3 white, 3 blk, 3 grey, 2 blue, 3 green

X-Large: 5 white, 1 blk, 3 grey, 4 blue, 1 green

Referee Training

   Attention Picklers,

     It is that time again for me to try to recruit some referee trainees for our club.  We have a nice cadre of trained officials, but we are always looking for new folks who might want to give this a try.  I encourage you to at least come and listen to my introduction to refereeing before you decide it is not for you.  If you do not want to be a referee, that is just fine……….refereeing is not for everyone, but you might be surprised how it is a possibility for players who understand and enjoy the game as well as looking for a way to help the club.

     I really think most of you could benefit from  some additional information about the rules.  I’m sure you are getting by, but knowing more about the rules will help you understand the game better and also give you the confidence to straighten out situations that arise during play.  Please give this some consideration.

     Try these few questions:

      1.  How many time outs do you get during a match?   How long is a time out?  Who can call a time out?  Can you call time out after the score has been called?

      2.  What 4 choices do you have if you win the coin flip or choose the correct number at the beginning of the match?

      3.  Can you be in the kitchen if you are not playing the ball?

      4.  Is there a penalty for calling the wrong score?

Good luck.     Please let me (mrhhoffman@msn.com) know if you interested in being a referee or if you would like to brush up on the rules.

      Answers:    1. Two per game, so six if you play all three games of a match. A time out is 1 minute. Any player may call a time out. A timeout may be called after the score is called, but BEFORE the server begins his/her service motion.

2.  You may choose to serve, receive, choose a side, or defer. (Let other team decide).   

3.  Certainly. Take your lawn chair, take a nap, have a drink, play some cards …..you just can’t play the ball unless it bounces.  

4.  No. There is a penalty, however, if you stop the play because you think the score is wrong and the score that was called was correct.  

Isn’t this fun?!

Marty Hoffman, Referee Coordinator

10/8/19

 

REFEREE PRACTICE, TRAINING & RULES: 

Dear members,

I hope you have enjoyed your Easter weekend and are now ready to consider an important need for our club.

We are having a big tournament at the end of May and will need some more officials.  We have a good cadre of 35 dedicated members who have helped referee in the past , but we need 7-10 more because not all of them are available for the tournament.  We will provide the training and supervision to walk you through what is required to referee a match.  If you love the game, understand the basics of the game, and are willing to give this a try it would be truly appreciated.   After the training, if you decide it is not for you then that is O.K.  We have had individuals complete the training and then decide not to do it for one reason or another.  That was perfectly fine.  You must feel comfortable in a referee position.

The USAPA has developed a great video which shows the basics of officiating.  Please give it a look, 18 minutes, and decide if this interests you.  Your participation will help the club, and also benefit you as a player who will be knowledgeable.

Please us the link below and scroll down to access the video:

2018 USAPA Quick Start Training video. (18 mins.)

Good luck with this and I hope you can help us.  Do not let the detailed scoring discourage you; we can show you an easier way and then you can progress into the one they show on the video.

Please contact me by April 29 so I can schedule a training session.

Thank you, Marty Hoffman, Referee Coordinator

mrhhoffman@msn.com

April 22, 2019

 

Referee Opportunities Spring 2019

Attention referees, potential referees, and beginners. I have something for each of you.

The time is not too far away when we will, once again, be needed to referee our tournament in late May. In preparation for this, on March 30,  I will bring to the Carrie Blake courts the materials needed to practice officiating. These materials will be part of the general items that are put out on the table. Please go ahead and practice as much as you can because it is not easy to just start refereeing a tournament without sufficient practice. We will have some review sessions in late April or early May. Practice whenever and as much as you can now. Additional opportunities will be provided at the B&G Club in the near future. Those playing at the Y should practice there also.

     Those members who are experienced players who would like to learn how to referee should contact Marty Hoffman at mrhhoffman@msn.com to indicate your interest in the training. This training is for those of you who have a sincere interest in refereeing, understand the game, are willing to study the rules, learn about the mechanics of refereeing, and would be dedicated to this important task. Once I get a list of interested participants I will contact you for a training date.

New to the game?……….I will be willing to spend some time with a group of you who want to learn the basic rules. This would help you sort out some situations that arise in your normal play. Knowing the rules is to your advantage so please give this training some serious thought. This is not the referee training. The more you know about the rules the better off you will be.  Please contact me at mrhhoffman@msn.com if you are interested. Once I get a number of you showing interest in this I will contact you and a date will be set.

Thank you. This is your club and the more knowledgeable you become the better our club play will be.

Marty Hoffman, Referee/Rules Coordinator

March 27, 2019

 
Referee Clinic, July 26, 2018
In preparation for providing officials for our inaugural Blue Hole Bash Tournament, I will be offering a referee clinic on July 26 beginning at 9:00 A.M. at the new courts.  It will last for 2-3 hours.   There is no charge for this clinic.  My goal is to train 16 more of our members on the skills and information needed to referee a pickleball match.   The fundamentals of refereeing and some basic rules will be discussed for about 30 minutes.  We will then have you go to the courts and observe a veteran official officiate a game while you shadow this person and get a sense of how it is done.  We will then reconvene and discuss what you have observed.  Then,  we will have you try your hand at officiating with an experienced person helping you.  Hopefully you will feel comfortable enough after our training to referee some of the games during our open play time.   With enough practice and supervision, I would hope you would be available to referee in our tournament in September.  We already have a core group of about 15 referees in our club so adding to this group will certainly benefit us all.
 
    Please let me know if becoming a referee interests you at this time.  I will take the first 16 individuals who contact me VIA E-MAIL.   mrhhoffman@msn.com
Additional clinics will be offered if the interest is there.  Also, if you just want to talk about and learn the rules we can arrange a rules clinic too.
 
    Thank you.
 
Marty Hoffman
Referee Coordinator
July 20, 2018
 
Marty Hoffman, Bob Sester and Doug Hastings PRESENT:
…THE SIMPLE REFEREE CLINIC!
 
Referee Guide for Dummies #1
When:     This Monday Night (gym)  @ 6pm. (Oct 16th)
 
Not sure??  Don’t feel qualified?   Not ready?   Too complicated?   Afraid of the commitment?  Worried about making mistakes?  Blah, Blah, Blah?
WELL, GOOD FOR YOU THEN, BECAUSE MARTY, BOB AND DOUG HAVE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
 
…and here is one tidbit of information for you from Ambassador Ben:
USAPA claims being a referee can significantly improve your game!
A survey study showed the a majority of tournament referees
agreed their overall game improved when they started to referee!
Quote:  “…when you watch over and over successful shot selection and placement, strategy 
and partner communication, you can’t help but transfer that to your game on some level…”
 
No charge!  Everything you need for the first night will be provided!
Referees pickle ball’s “go to people”!
LOTS TO GAIN, NOTHING TO LOSE…

Sign-up now, or arrive at 6pm, to be one of the maximum 20 attendees.

Ben
808-1024
 10/12/17
 
MONDAY ​OCTOBER 16TH…IN THE GYM! (B&G Club)  

Attention  wannabe pickleball referees

 …….”It is all on the clipboard.”  A clinic on what it takes to be a referee will be held on Oct. 16Monday evening beginning at 6:00 P.M.    The clinic will be conducted by Marty Hoffman, Bob Sester, and Doug Hastings…….all experienced tournament referees.  A small clipboard used for the scoring of  a match will have all of the necessary information you will need to become comfortable and successful as a pickleball referee.  Key rules–less than ten– will be highlighted so you will feel secure in your endeavor to help referee a match.   After the orientation you will have an opportunity to “shadow” (watch an experienced referee referee games being played on Monday evening.)  Further study of all of the rules will be discussed later.  Initially, we want to get you interested and comfortable with this fun activity.

We will limit the group to 15 individuals who are experienced players….3.0 and up.  

 Please call Marty at 360-808-7347 or email him at:  mrhhoffman@msn.com

This will certainly benefit the club in the long run and hopefully we can get this going again.

You can contact me with additional questions or information and to sign-up.
We thank Marty, Bob and Doug for this important clinic.  
We will need many of you in the near future for Club tournaments!
Marty will make it EZ-PZ!
9/28/17​

 

2019 Blue Hole Bash Tournament

BLUE HOLE BASH: We had cool temps but mostly beautiful weather for our second annual USAPA-Sanctioned Blue Hole Bash. Thanks to all who participated, to all the volunteers, to all the sponsors, and to Pickleball is Great! See you next year!

See the YouTube Video Recap by Krista

For Match Results go to Events/Brackets at pickleballtournaments.com 

The BLUE HOLE BASH will be held on Friday Sept 27  through Sunday September 29.    

The events are:

  • Friday – Women’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)  
  • Saturday – Mixed Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)   
  • Sunday – Men’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)      

We are using the Onix G2 Yellow Outdoor for 3.0 – 4.0,                                    Dura Fast 40 Yellow for 4.5 & 5.0.

Registration

The tournament will be managed by  Pickleball is Great.  See their Blue Hole Bash flyer for more information.  You can register for the event on pickleballtournaments.com .    All the information about fees, waitlists and closed brackets can be found on that website.  **Photo ID is required at check-in.

About the Courts

The Sequim Picklers worked hard to bring brand new courts to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim.  We are pleased to be hosting our third regional tournament on these new courts!

Some seating will be available (outside the courts) however we recommend you bring your own “portable” chair.

Directions and Parking

Using Google Maps or your GPS, you want to head for 101 N Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382.  This should get you to the driveway turning right into the park, just past The United Methodist Church.  There will be signs along Blake Avenue directing you where to turn.

If you’re coming from the east on Hwy 101, we recommend taking the E. Washington Street exit into Sequim, Blake Avenue is an easy right turn off E. Washington Street, just before you get to the QFC.  If you pass the QFC, you went too far!

If you’re coming from the west on Hwy 101, you’ll want to take the Sequim Ave exit, turn right onto Washington, drive past the QFC and turn left onto Blake Ave.

There are some parking spots by the courts, some past the courts by the Guy Cole Building and by the dog park.  There is lots of residential parking west of the courts on streets that run perpendicular to Blake Avenue.  PLEASE NO PARKING on Blake Avenue or at the Church.  

We are looking into getting additional parking closer to the park – check back here for more information. 

Carpooling is recommended!

Sequim Pickler club members – please park on the street and leave the parking inside the park to our guests!

Lodging

Check out the Visit Sunny Sequim website for information about lodging, restaurants and shopping in the Sequim area – CLICK HERE.

Refreshments

We will have lots of snacks (donations accepted!!) and full water coolers to fill your water bottle throughout the day in the Guy Cole building, right next to the courts. 

Please bring your own water bottles to refill from the water coolers.

Referees

Many Sequim Picklers will be available to referee matches during the day.  Our goal is to, at a minimum, provide referees at all the medal matches.  If you are a participant, and skilled at being a referee, AND have some free time during the day, we would love to add you to our pool of refs!   Please contact Marty Hoffman if you are interested by sending us a note below in the CONTACT US section.

Medals

Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each bracket and division, all three days.  

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help during the event!  Please see our Volunteer page for more information.

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The Sequim Pickler Round Robin (aka Big Dill) Recap

The Big Dill was a big deal.  Lots of laughter, wonderful audience cheering on the players, yummy snacks, and lots of amazing games played by our novice players, 2.5 and below.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day…… Except for the initial misty conditions.  Overcast cloudy day is perfect for not worrying about the sun blinding your eyes. Cool weather helped with not getting overheated and sunburned.  And nary a chance of precipitation nor a breath of wind. Who could ask for more?  Oh, and let’s not forget, everyone who signed up were present, all 30 picklers, ready with their paddles, for a round robin competition. 100% turnout!!!  

A huge thanks to all those picklers who showed up early to help with sponging off the courts, measured the nets, erected the tent, and the various tasks that are needed prior to the event. What a great job done by the amazing referees and scoresheet runners. You were the scorekeepers best friends and made their job easier in tallying up the scores.  A big shout out to the 2 scorekeepers who took on the task in tallying up the scores and determining which players got to move onto the next bracket and closer to the winners circle.

A very special thank you goes to Bob Sester, whose knowledge in running tournaments helped to bring this all together.  We could not have done it without you.

To all the players….. Mary Helen, Bob and I hope that you enjoyed the Big Dill event and had tons of fun.  Our goal was to introduce you to a tournament like environment in a fun setting.  We hope that you will take your game to a new higher level and go out there and play in some of the local tournaments. 


The Big Dill

1ST PLACE WINNERSCarmi Standish & Ron Halpern
2ND PLACE WINNERSPatricia Joersz & Sue Anderson
3RD PLACE WINNERSDarrel Jiles & Gary Dickinson
4TH PLACE WINNERSEdwina Dewald & Al Harris

 

Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your pickles.

Ruby, Mary Helen, and Bob

See more photos in the Photo Gallery.

Club Newsletter July 2019

Welcome to the Sequim Picklers Club Newsletter Blog Post!!         July 2019

Enjoy reading about your club!   If you have questions, please contact Frank Mauger.

NEWS TIDBITS 

 

1.  The Club needs a Volunteer Coordinator-see our Volunteer page.

2.  Welcome your new Board Members who start Aug 1.

3.  Don’t miss our Sequim Picklers Round Robin (aka Big Dill), August 8th.  Round Robin for 2.5 and below.

4.  There is limited play at the Boys and Girls Club; watch the calendar for times and dates. Monday night Open Play at Boys & Girls Club is in progress.

6.  Keep the court surface in good repair by avoiding the dirt and pea gravel area on the south side of the courts.

Submitted by Frank Mauger,  Director of Communications

Welcome to the new Board Members who will begin on August 1 – Sharman Owings, President; Robert Olson, Vice President; Katinka Nanna, Treasurer; Pam Woodruff, Secretary; Ben Sanders, Director of Court Operations; Warren Mecca, Membership Chair and Kendal Wake, Director of Communications.  Thank you for stepping up to serve your club!! Thank you to our outgoing Board Members, Arvo, Debbie, Christy and Frank.  

LOCAL YOKELS RECAP:

The Local Yokels took place under mostly cloudy skies with little wind – perfect pickleball playing conditions!  Over the course of two days, 81 participants played a total of 133 games.  It was especially good to welcome players taking part in their first tournament.  All this and free pizza too!

Many thanks to all who helped: the announcers, referees, score runners, food supervisors, registration helpers, parking directors and to everyone who was so willing to step up and help out. Some of our volunteers were:  Margie Rone, Robert Olson, Frank Mauger, Patricia Knapp, Diane Froula, Kathy Mahnerd, Eric Mahnerd, Jan Tatom, Bea Albarado, Noreen Warwick, Sandi Gunn, Forrest Franz, Letritia Flerchinger, Marty Hoffman… and more. And, of course, thanks to my fellow committee members: Mike Cooper, Sharman Owings, Arvo Johnson and Katinka Nanna. See the recap on our tournament page and photos in our gallery.

Next up: the Blue Hole Bash, September 27th to 29th.

Submitted by Pam Woodruff, Secretary

NEW BULBS FOR THE B & G CLUB:  We are going to change out the lights at the Boys and Girls Club on Saturday the 20th. Starting at 9:00AM. It will mostly be opening the LED bulb packages and receiving the old ones to be disposed of. I will go up on the lift with one other person to do the actual replacement. The gym is empty, so we could play afterwards if we wanted. I am guessing it will take 5-6 hours. Please contact Gary Poor at 360-912-1600 to let him know if you can help. 

Submitted by Gary Poor

MONTH AT A GLANCE

  • Sundays: 12 pm-6 pm Choice Play Outdoors. Boys & Girls Club 9am-12 pm. Check the Calendar!!
  • Mondays: 8 am-12 pm Choice Play Outdoors & 6 pm-9 pm Ladder Play Outdoors, 6 pm – 9 pm Open Play Gym.  
  • Tuesdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Tournament Practice, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Wednesdays: 8 am-12 pm Choice Play Outdoors.  6 pm-9 pm Ladder Play Outdoors. 
  • Thursdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Tournament Practice, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Fridays: 8 am-12 pm & 6 pm-9 pm Choice Play Outdoors.
  • Saturdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors.  

Always check the Club Calendar for current information.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Greetings from your recently elected Membership Chair,

Almost a year ago I volunteered to fill in as the Membership Chair but now I am officially elected! Yay for me! I am getting better at this job (I hope) but I am still getting used to working the spreadsheets and email systems so please be patient.

I feel I should know everyone’s name. We currently have 225 members listed as active and I’m guessing I know about half of you on sight. As you can see, learning everyone’s name is still a work in progress for me. It’s mostly a fun job and somebody has to do it but I might approach you and introduce myself more than one time. If I do that to you please be kind and understand I’m learning a lot of names and faces. 

If we haven’t met yet I hope to soon make your acquaintance. Believe it or not I’m a little shy so feel free to go ahead and break the ice yourself by walking up and introducing yourself.

See you on the courts,

Submitted by Warren Mecca, Membership Chair

FINANCIAL 

Here are links to the 2019 Financial Report.

Profit & Loss for June 2019

Budget vs Actual June 2019

Regional Spring & Local Yokel Tournaments

Submitted by Katinka Nanna, Treasurer

 

COURT TALK 

 

Sequim Picklers Round Robin (aka Big Dill)
 
We will be having a 2.0 – 2.5 Sequim Pickler Round Robin (aka Big Dill) on, Thursday, August 8, 2019. After rated play, let’s  all hang around and cheer on our 2.0 – 2.5 Sequim Picklers in their Round Robin (aka Big Dill).  See all the information on the Sequim Picklers Round Robin (aka Big Dill) flyer.

 

 Novice Trainers Needed:

We need a few patient members to give us a hand, to be willing to show up to do sign-ups and to give guidance to the steady stream of good folks who wish to give our sport a try, and to ensure that they have fun doing it.

     Our novice sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 1:30. If you are willing to help in this worthy effort to grow our sport, please give me a call or shoot me an email and we can arrange the details. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Submitted by Mary Helen Benapfl

mhbenapfl@hotmail.com  

SAVE THE COURTS:  Dear Picklers, You may have noticed dirt, pebbles, and scratch marks on our new courts.  The dirt and pea gravel along the south fence is tracking onto the courts and is going to quickly ruin our lovely surface.  PLEASE DO NOT WALK IN THE DIRT AND PEA GRAVEL.  From the parking lot, please use the grass or the street to access the sidewalk for entrance to the courts.  Thank you! 

There is a lot going on at the courts – rated play, ladder play, novice and beginner lessons, choice play.  Check the Club Calendar and Carrie Blake Park Court Schedule and come down and play!!