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!!  

 

Club Newsletter June 2019

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

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

NEWS TIDBITS 

 

1.  The Club needs a Volunteer Coordinator-see below.

2.  The Annual Meeting & Party was a great success! Welcome your new Board Members.

3.  Don’t miss our Local Yokels Tournament July 6th & 7th.  Women’s and Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles 2.5-4.0.

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

ANNUAL MEETING & PARTY 

The Annual Meeting & Potluck Party was a huge success and well attended by the Picklers. If you missed it be sure to make it next year. The tropical theme was enhanced by live music. Delicious food was abundant. The dinking contest was a highlight and the winners are….Ruby P. and Gill G! Runners up Arvo J. and Suzi S.  Happy raffle winners went home with some treasures. Volunteer recognition went to the following: The Energizer award went to Frank Medgin for always being ready to play. The MacGyver awards went to Mike Cooper and Gary Poor who have both put in untold hours to maintain and improve the courts. The Novice program (Mary Helen Benapfl and Ruby Pugh) was recognized for bringing in 42 new members. Thank you to all our current Board Members who work hard to keep our club running smoothly and also plan our successful Blue Hole Bash, Spring Fling and the upcoming Local Yokels tournaments to be held on July 6th and 7th.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s Annual Meeting & Party one to remember.  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!!  See our Vice President’s message below on how you can get involved by volunteering with your club.  

VICE PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Another commercial about volunteers.    Everything we have, say and do is done by volunteers who love this sport, this club and this community.  We are a WA State Business, registered as a 501(c)3 that helped build a $250K asset in partnership with the City of Sequim.  The board is all volunteers and we don’t have paid staff or an executive director running the day to day operations.  Until we set up a new project goal that requires fundraising or coordination, we have the following volunteer opportunities throughout the year:

  1. Serving on the Board
  2. Serving on Committees
  3. Helping at the Tournaments – Blue Hole Bash, Sequim Fling and Local Yokels.
  4. Adopt a Highway – next one is July 27
  5. Member meetings / parties

This is an amazing club and a wonderful sport – please consider contributing your time and skills next time the call goes out.  At a minimum, stay engaged with the leadership, be kind to new players and show them the good stuff this club is made of.

We are still looking for a Volunteer Coordinator.  Please see our Volunteer page for all the details.

Submitted by Debbie Madden, Vice President

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Just 4 years ago a small group realized the need for pickleball courts in Sequim.  Less than 1 year ago we were still playing on rough little courts at 3rd and Fir.  Our VP, Debbie, has put together a brief History of the plan, the fundraising, the marketing, the donations and the many volunteer hours that bring us to our club today with 8 beautiful pickleball courts and over 200 members.  Read Our Club’s History and appreciate what a group of pickleball lovers can do.

As a reminder, we are a 501(c)3 corporation – the money given to the club through membership fees are donations. The money donated now goes into a capital fund.  A budget is created every year to manage the operations of the club with the remainder going in the capital fund.  A certain amount is saved each month so by the time we get to about the 5 year mark, we’ll have the money we need for maintaining the lines, surface and nets if necessary – estimated at about $25,000.  We do not own the courts, the courts belong to the city, a gift from this generous club.

 

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

Hello Everyone, 

I’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news, sorry to be the taxman but… the Annual Membership Dues are now past due. If you haven’t yet submitted your annual dues please, “let’s get ‘er done.” Contact me through the website if you don’t know what to pay.

Now the good news! We have 22 new members since the last newsletter. This club has exceeded 200 members! And, I saw the four newest members signing up today but too late to make our list. 

We are growing so fast and no wonder; we’re a fun group. It’s getting so that you can’t go anywhere in Sequim without running into a fellow pickler.

I’ll end with this reminder, if you see someone at the courts that you don’t know, introduce yourself. 

See you on the courts,

 Submitted by Warren Mecca, Membership Chair

FINANCIAL 

Here are links to the 2019 Financial Report.

Profit & Loss for May 2019

Profit and Loss June 2018-May 2019

Budget vs Actual June 2018-May 2019

Submitted by Katinka Nanna, Treasurer

 

COURT TALK 

 

WOW! What a FABULOUS weekend the Sequim Fling Tournament had! Three 13 hr days of pickleball! It was amazing weather, wonderful players and competition, and even better times socializing with our pickleball family from far and wide! We saw babies that since our last tournament have learned to walk, players who have since moved up in rankings, had players competing in their very first tournament, a match between our oldest and one of the youngest competitors in the tournament, we even made some new friends! This is what pickleball is all about. The tournament team and the Picklers thank everyone who came out and give a giant shout out to Mike Hoxie, Kathy Cheeseman Rambousek, and Gigi at Pickleball is Great for their amazing tournament directing! If your club is hosting a tournament, this is who you want! And a big thank you to all our volunteers – referees, parking, the “sheriff”, runners, registration, food tables and more!  We couldn’t do it without all of you. Again, thanks everyone and now begins planning for the next one!

Local Yokels Tournament.  Register now!  This is your chance!  We’re having a local tournament for 2.5s and up.  The deadline for registration is 4th July.

6th July: Men’s and women’s doubles, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0

7th July: Mixed doubles, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0

Event formats and start times will be announced closer to the time.

The registration form can be found on the Sequim Picklers web. 

If you would like to volunteer to help run the tournament, please let us know by emailing sequimpicklers@gmail.com

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!!  

Submitted by Christy Marazon, Director of Court Operations

 

Club Newsletter April 2019

Welcome to the Sequim Picklers Club Newsletter Blog Post!!         April, 2019

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

NEWS TIDBITS 

 

1.  The Club needs a Volunteer Coordinator-see below.

2.  Save the date!  Annual Meeting & Party is June 16th at the Guy Cole Center.  We need donated items for the raffle!!

3.  The Sequim Fling Pickleball Tournament is coming up in May 2019.  Registration is open at Pickleballtournaments.com. For more information see our Sequim Fling page.

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

VICE PRESIDENT’S CORNER

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR NEEDED:

The Sequim Picklers club has been through some crazy growth this past year; we’ve opened the new courts, added 10 new members, held a regional tournament, and offered play options for all levels.  Everything you see, hear and experience about pickleball in Sequim happened because of the Sequim Picklers.

We are a WA State charitable organization holding a contract with the City of Sequim and managing a membership of 190 who use and maintain a $250,000 asset we funded and built.  That’s huge!!

ALL of that was done by dedicated volunteers who love pickleball and were wiling to spend the hours it took to get the job done.  Many of those hearty souls have been involved since the beginning, before there was an official club and when fundraising was the highest priority.

Today, thanks to all those people, the club is fiscally strong with a great reputation both locally and regionally.  We’ve got some great momentum and the future looks amazing!

The Club needs your help.  

With this growth and maturity comes the need for even more club members to participate.  Specifically, we are looking for someone to be the Volunteer Coordinator.

The Volunteer Coordinator will report to the Membership Chair and assist with messages to the board and membership.  The Volunteer Coordinator will solicit, manage and assign volunteers to activities as they come up throughout the year.  This includes tournaments, member meetings and social events, and when specialized tasks for a specific skill set is needed.  We’re looking for someone that likes working with and organizing people, is a good communicator and is comfortable on the computer.  You won’t be managing the activities – just a pool of people!  

This club runs on volunteers, so this might be the most important job we have!  If you have a few hours a month you can spare to help keep this great club humming along, please contact Warren Mecca.  If you want more information about how you can help, either as the Volunteer Coordinator or as a volunteer, please contact a Board Member – we’re happy to get the volunteer pool list started!

Submitted by Debbie Madden, Vice President

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Save the Date  for June 16th 12:00 – 5:00 for the SP Annual Membership / Business Meeting at Guy Cole Center in Carrie Blake Park – more details to follow. We need a small committee to work with the board to organize this event – at least 1 person right now to be lead and get more volunteers as needed. Please contact Debbie Madden if you are interested.

 

MONTH AT A GLANCE

  • Sundays: 12 pm-3 pm Open Play Outdoors. Boys & Girls Club 9-12 pm. Check the Calendar!!
  • Mondays: 9 am-12 pm & 5 pm-7 pm Open Play Outdoors, 6 pm – 9 pm Open Play Gym.  Check the calendar!!
  • Tuesdays: 9 am-12 pm Open Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Singles, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Wednesdays: 9 am-12 pm & 5 pm-7 pm Open Play Outdoors. 
  • Thursdays: 9 am-12 pm Open Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Singles, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Fridays: 9 am-12 pm & 5 pm-7 pm Open Play Outdoors.
  • Saturdays: 9 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors.  

Always check the Club Calendar for current information.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Welcome new members in 2019:
Vebol Bo, Wayne Schmitt, Bill Averill, Curt Haugen, Richard Rube, Tom Rambow, Neil Van Blaricom, Suzy Narbutovskih and Christina & Tom Cunningham.
 
We now have 190 members including 51 Basic, 43 Bronze, 68 Silver, 19 Gold, 4 active military and 5 minors
 

Save the Date June 16th Annual Members Meeting at the Guy Cole Center.  The theme is: Picklers in Paradise so be prepared to wear your Hawaiian attire. More information to follow. We need donations for our raffle. Contact Warren if you can provide a great raffle prize for the party. See you there, Warren

Hit it to Their “Sweet Spot”

The conservation about playing with club members “below my level” has come up several times at Carrie Blake Park. I say, “Hit it to their sweet spot!”

 You are more likely to get a return shot to hit if you hit it to their sweet spot. They will have more fun playing and you get more practice than if you hit it where they can’t get to it. It’s a Win-Win!

By trying to hit it to their sweet spot you are still getting practice “targeting” which is a good thing, right? You get practice targeting, they get practice getting a paddle-on-the-ball. Everybody is happy. Later on, when they improve you can go ahead and try to get it past them.

I say,  in the interests of maintaining a club atmosphere, when playing with a lower ranked player, instead of targeting their weakness, target their strength. You will still win the game (if you are really as good as “all that”)  and they will benefit from having played with you. 

See you on the courts,

 Submitted by Warren Mecca, Membership Chair

FINANCIAL 

Here are links to the 2019 Financial Report.

Profit & Loss for March

Profit and Loss June 2018-March 2019

Budget vs Actual June 2018-April 9, 2019

Submitted by Katinka Nanna, Treasurer

 

COURT TALK 

Pickleball Court Operations Committee (PCOC)

I am happy to be your new PCOC Chairman and welcome new PCOC members Kendall Wake and Robert Olsen to the group. Their additions make us a very well rounded group to best represent the club. Thanks to Dave Shreffler for his term as PCOC Chairman.

As always, feel free to contact Doug at Contact Us or the Director of Court Operations Christy Marazon (cmarazon@yahoo.com) if you have questions or concerns about court activities and operations.

Change Ahead Road Sign“Open Play”- done. RIP                         “Choice Play” – Welcome aboard!

Hey Ya’ll, we are making a change. What we have all become accustomed to calling “Open Play” will now be termed “Choice Play”. I KNOW! Whaaat?” “Choice Play”?

Here’s how it works: During “Choice Play” each of you observes the play on the courts in use. From what you observe you “choose” the court you feel most appropriate for you to join. It is as simple as placing your paddle in the fence by the gate of that court. Your“Choice”. Get it? From there on, nothing changes. If your paddle is up next, you are in next. You are not locked in on that court. If you decide later that another court suits your play you can paddle up there. Just remember, putting the paddles up is crucial for success.

Let’s get real. Not everyone will read this. If you see another member who appears to have missed this memo KINDLY explain. It will take a while for all of us to “out with the old, in with the new”. Be patient.

Also, you may not realize we have a sign for a “Drill Court”. Look for it to show up on one of the 2 courts closest to the shed. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to hone their skills. Dink? Lob? 3rd shot drop? drill, drill, drill.

Submitted by Doug Hastings, PCOC Chairman

SEATTLE BOOST CAMP REVIEW

I had the pleasure last weekend of attending a 3-day Seattle BOOST Camp.  I found it extremely informative, educational, well organized, and entertaining.  Certainly well worth the time and cost involved..  The personnel (Peter, Brian, Takako, and G) were top notch instructors, terrific representatives of the organization and the pickleball community, plus of course, darn good players.  (And I definitely think the two male characters should take their comedy act on the road doing standup. Very entertaining.)  My final overall grade for the camp is a solid 5 stars, and rates a loud “BRAVO ZULU”, which is Coast Guard-speak for “Well Done”..    My compliments..

 Submitted by CAPT Gill Goodman, USCG(ret)

Club Newsletter February 2019

Welcome to the Sequim Picklers Club Newsletter Blog Post!!         February, 2019

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

NEWS TIDBITS 

 

1.  The snow has cleared and hopefully weather will be improving for outdoor play.

2.  Welcome to Frank Mauger, our new Director of Communications.

3.  The Sequim Fling Pickleball Tournament is scheduled for May 2019.  Early registration starts March 2nd here

4.  There is limited play at the Boys and Girls Club; watch the calendar for times and dates.

5.  Monday night’s Open Ladder League 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.

7.  The Olympic Pickleball Tournament 2019 was held February 22-24.  The Picklers made a good showing.

Submitted by Frank Mauger,  Director of Communications

PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Arvo Johnson, President

Greetings SP,

Well the snow is finally gone and we can get back to the courts. I hope everyone faired well with the unusual snowfall for “Sunny Sequim”. We will be setting up the benches this weekend now that the snow is gone, look for the new addition to the courts. For those of you playing in the PA tournament good luck and have fun. I spent some time with Steve Shapiro who some of you know, a player from PT who moved to Tuscon, AZ last year. He is president of the pickleball club with 370 members, we talked about different ideas for our clubs. They have 16 courts and are busting at the seams with a growing community. With our Spring tournament on the board now we will be looking for volunteers to make this as successful as our last Fall tournament.

At the business meeting in June we will be voting on candidates nominated for board positions. It is the job of the Nominating Committee to find and bring those candidates forward. We are looking for 2-3 people to serve as this year’s Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee reports to the president of the Board and uses their amazing networking and persuasion skills to find the perfect, qualified candidates to fill important board positions. Please contact Arvo Johnson if you are interested.

Have fun and be safe,

“In Winter, I plot and plan. in Spring, I move.”   Henry Rollins

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”  Vince Lombardi

Submitted by Arvo Johnson, President

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Save the Date  for June 16th 12:00 – 5:00 for the SP Annual Membership / Business Meeting at Guy Cole Center in Carrie Blake Park – more details to follow. We need a small committee to work with the board to organize this event – at least 1 person right now to be lead and get more volunteers as needed. Please contact Debbie Madden if you are interested.

The Sequim Picklers have, for the past 3 years, provided workers to assist with setting up portions of the Sequim Lavender Festival, marking booth spaces and assisting with vendor load in. The festival will be held in Carrie Blake Park from July 19-21.  We need a Club member volunteer to step up and be the leader of that work group. Full details on our Job Opportunities page.

CHANGE IN THE BOARD

Sequim Picklers,
 
It has been a rewarding experience assisting the Sequim Picklers over the last couple of years first as Membership Chair and secondly, Director of Communications.  Due to a myriad of issues in my personal life, it was no longer a good fit for me to serve as the Director of Communications.  Much appreciation to Frank Mauger for stepping up to take over!  I wish the best for the Sequim Pickleball Club and to all of our members.  
 
Submitted by Cathy Hathaway
 

MONTH AT A GLANCE

  • Sundays: 1 pm-4 pm Open Play Outdoors. Boys & Girls Club 9-12 pm. Check the Calendar!!
  • Mondays: 9 am-12 pm Open Play Outdoors, 6 pm – 9 pm Ladder Play Gym.  Check the calendar!!
  • Tuesdays: 9 am-12 pm Open Play Outdoors, 12 pm-2 pm Novice Play Outdoors.
  • Wednesdays: 9 am-12 pm Open Play Outdoors. 
  • Thursdays: 9 am-12 pm Open Play Outdoors, 12 pm-2 pm Novice Play Outdoors.
  • Fridays: 9 am-12 pm Open Play Outdoors.
  • Saturdays: 9 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors.  

Always check the Club Calendar for current information.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Our membership is now at 188 members.

49 basic 43 bronze 68 silver 19 gold 4 active military 5 minors

Look Smart, Be Smart

           Wear Protective Eye Gear!

Hello Everyone,

Recently, while having an eye exam at the Sequim Vision Clinic, I asked my optometrist Cynthia Bidegary if I should be wearing eye protection while playing pickleball. She told me a strike from a pickleball can cause loss of vision, a detached retina and in her words, “lots of other yucky stuff.” She recommends wearing a pair of polycarbonate lenses every time I play. 

I just wanted to pass along the reminder to Wear Protective Eye Gear every time you play pickleball. All the best players do it and so should you. 

See you on the courts,  

P.S s  (Get it? “See” you on the courts).

 Submitted by Warren Mecca, Membership Chair

FINANCIAL 

Click here for the January 2019 Financial Report.

Submitted by Katinka Nanna, Treasurer

 

COURT TALK 

Snowmageddon put a crimp in our outdoor play. Thank you for your patience and letting mother nature clear the snow.  Open Ladder League is underway, Monday nights at the Boys & Girls Club.  Next Monday, March 4 our groups switch times.  3.5 – 4.0 players will play 6 p  to 7:30 p and 2.5 – 3.0 players will start at 7:30 p and play until 9 p. Come out and join the fun!!  Our Sequim Fling Pickleball Tournament is scheduled for May.  You can register early at pickleballtournaments.com.   We will be looking for lots of volunteers to help make this a successful tournament.

Submitted by Christy Marazon, Director of Court Operations

Pickleball Court Operations Committee (PCOC)

Dave Shreffler, PCOC Chairman, is on vacation.

As always, feel free to contact Dave at (lostmtnloft@olympus.net 360-477-2558) or the Director of Court Operations Christy Marazon (cmarazon@yahoo.com) if you have questions or concerns about court activities and operations.