Club News

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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 In order to bring you more timely news, the monthly club newsletter has been replaced by the CLUB NEWS page where you can get up-to-date information as it happens. 

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Lobster pickleball ball machinePICKLE BALL MACHINE FEEDBACK: Thanks to everyone who came out and tried the machines.  I would like to take feedback on your experiences.  What you liked, disliked,  do you think you would use a machine.  We are discussing this at the PCOC meeting on the 21st.  Any comments would be welcomed  at k_awake@msn.com.  Thanks Kendal

 

3.0 and Above Volunteer Recruitment for Novice Play 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.

 

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. Read all about it here.

 

BLUE HOLE BASH: Registration is open. Coming September 27-29 our second Blue Hole Bash tournament.  See our Blue Hole Bash page and the flyer for all the information.  

 

OUR ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY SIGN IS UP!! Ring the bell, wave the flag, sound the horns . . .Our Adopt-A-Highway sign is up!! 

 
 
Boys & Girls Club 3rd Annual Pickleball Summer Camp with Clinics and Competition was run this past week, July 22-26, Monday through Friday.  Ben Sanders ran the camp with help from Arvo.  The BGC indicated this was one of the most successful programs this year.  The biggest by count, 89 participants, single program run in the gym for 2019 to date.  See the Photo Gallery.
 

spotlights and beamsNEW BULBS INSTALLED AT B & G CLUB:  Thank you to Gary Poor and his crew who changed out all the Boys & Girls Club lights and replaced them with LED’s.  Great job done in 3 1/2 hours!! See the photo gallery.

 

 
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.
 
 

Change Ahead Road SignSUMMER COURT SCHEDULE: Behold! Here is our Summer Court Schedule for Carrie Blake park.

The schedule will take affect on the Monday immediately following the Sequim Spring Fling tournament.

The First thing you will notice is the (yawn*) 8:00 a.m. start time – for all you early birds who just can’t wait to hit the courts.

Secondly, we’ve scheduled additional Rated Play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for lots of long rallies and fierce competition with your peers. As long as enough players participate, it will work the same way as it does on Saturdays. 

Third, please notice the scheduled Ladder Play at 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. So prepare to defend your position. Also, the nature of this competition requires that players report on time.

Have a great summer. Let’s fill up those courts that we helped build. 

 

CLUB RATING PROGRAM BEGINS:

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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