Club News

THERE’S LOTS OF NEWS, SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW IT ALL.  THE ORDER OF ITEMS MAY CHANGE. THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR CLUB!!

CLUB EXCHANGE: Saturday, October 19 was a great day to host a Club Exchange with the Bainbridge Pickleball Club. See the photos on facebook or our Photo Gallery.

 

Also — the Boys & Girls Club is back open as of this evening — the floors look fantastic and our regular Gym Schedule is back on!

Best regards, Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

 

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.  This will come to your email inbox or you can find it here. 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

VISITOR POLICY CHANGE: The new Visitor’s Fee is $6 effective October 1.  Please see the updated Visitor’s Policy.

NEW MONEY BOX IN THE SHED: A money box has been installed on the inside left wall of the shed. Please refer to the Carrie Blake Park Courts Procedure.  *Please be sure that all money is rolled up into the sheet and dropped into the box.* 

 

 

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.

 

SUGGESTIONS: … Comments, Questionsthere is now a Comment/Suggestion box at the Carrie Blake Courts or Contact Us.

 

Lobster pickleball ball machine

 

BALL MACHINE ALERT: Greetings, I hope you’re getting some good practice in with the tools at the courts.  Rumor was that the ball machine was not working.  I checked it out tonight and ran three bins through it.  It worked great.  The balls need to be dry.  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. Thanks.                                         Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

 

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CREW REPORT:

Picklers Turn Trash Into Treasure.  See the full report for Saturday, October 5th on our Adopt-A-Highway News post.

Thanks.  JoAnne Yerkes, Coordinator

 

Lobster pickleball ball machinePICKLE BALL MACHINE:  Attention Picklers!

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.

Kendal has done two training sessions on how to use the Lobster & Rebounder Wall. Remember, you may use them whenever you like, but you must be trained first. Members ONLY are invited to use them, provided they are Active Members and have completed training.

 

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

 

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

 

INDOOR PLAY IS BACKBoys & Girls Club,  Sundays 9am-12pm, Mondays 6pm-9pm, (when available).  Always check the Play Calendar. Monday nights will either be Open Play or League Play.

1) Please do not arrive before 5:50 pm on Monday nights. Do not try to enter the club UNLESS it has been cleared by whomever is opening for the Sequim Picklers.

2) When driving into the club, use the proper entrance and do not drive in using the EXIT.

3) The fee for indoor play is $2. Please try to bring small bills when paying – change is not always available.

4) Players MUST wear appropriate court shoes. Black soled shoes or anything other than sport/tennis shoes are not permitted.

5) Follow all the rules regarding open play and HAVE FUN!

Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

 

T-SHIRTS: We have breathable, high performance, short & long sleeved shirts with a small Sequim Picklers logo on the front.  The shirts cost members $15.00.    Coming soon–how you can get your shirt.  You can also email shirt requests to k_awake@msn.com 

 

 

FALL COURT SCHEDULE: Behold! Here is our Fall Court Schedule for Carrie Blake park.

The schedule will take affect on September 1.

The First thing you will notice is the  9:00 a.m. start time.

Secondly, we’ve scheduled Rated Play or Choice Play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  As long as enough players participate, Rated Play will work the same way as it does on Saturdays. 

Third, please notice the scheduled Ladder Play at 5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. So prepare to defend your position. Also, the nature of this competition requires that players report on time.

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

ANNOUNCEMENT:

OUT with the Monthly Club Newsletter … and IN with the Club News page! In order to bring you more timely news, the monthly club newsletter has been replaced by the CLUB NEWS page where you can get up-to-date information as it happens.

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT – NOVICE ASSISTANT COACH:

Title: Novice Play Assistant Coach

When: Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

Where: Pickleball courts at Carrie Blake Park

Purpose: Develop novice players’ basic pickleball skills    

See the Volunteer page. 

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

CLUB RATING PROGRAM:

The USAPA has been working hard to revamp the current pickleball ratings system.  The Sequim Picklers have decided to follow suit and do the same.  We are fortunate to have Bob Sester, Beverly Hoffman, and Doug Hastings who have volunteered their time to develop a working system for the Club.  It is our hope that this rating system will close the gap between our club ratings and the USAPA ratings.  This gives our members a more accurate and fair assessment of their game, allows our members who play in tournaments and leagues to sign up in the correct divisions, creates balanced and fair play and encourages continued growth for ALL players.

We encourage all members to complete the Self-Assessment, even if you already have a USAPA rating.  Please go to the Club Ratings & Skill Rating Procedure page under Members Only to see current ratings or to submit your Skill Assessment Form. 

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