Club News

THERE’S LOTS OF NEWS, SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW IT ALL.  THE ORDER AND CONTENT OF ITEMS MAY CHANGE.

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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SUGGESTIONS: … Comments, Questions:

 

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