Pickleball Fix

by Mel Kohlberg


The first tournament of the year is the Turkey Trot, Nov 17th and 18th. This is a fun tournament for all levels of play. If you don’t have a partner, indicate that on the form, and we will try to find you one! The Friday games will be Mens doubles at 9am, and Womens doubles at 1pm. Saturday is all Mixed partners beginning at 9am.

Come try out your pickleball skills against those at your skill level. Spots are filling up fast. If you are just learning, it is a great time to come to the courts and watch some amazing pickleball. When you are not playing, please sign up to volunteer Contact Diane if you can help out either day. Sign-up forms are available at the pickleball courts. And both days are hot dog days, with a 50/50 raffle.


Attend the annual New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at the Parc Pavilion, from 6 to 9pm. For $30 per person, you get your choice of Prime Rib or Salmon Dinner. Dinner will include Charcuterie Table, Shrimp Cocktail, salad, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Buy a full table of 8 tickets or single tickets. Checks payable to TPPC or cash. Limited to 100 people. No refunds. Last ticket sales before this Saturday’s cookout.


Our next Club Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, Nov 14, Lodge Porch. || The next cookoutis this Saturday at the Pavilion. 78 folks have signed-up. Spaghetti Bolognese is the main dish. || Renew your membership (see separate mailing) in the Club using the Fillable application blank sent this past week. || Be on the lookout for New Year’s Eve (see above) tickets on sale at the cookout Saturday between 4 and 5pm. || The first tournament (see above) of the season coming Friday and Saturday, Nov 17 and 18. Court space is limited. || Special Olympics coaching is wrapping up Tuesday, Nov 7. Thanks to all who coached and inspired our Hernando County Olympians.


Our own highly-rated, highly-skilled Pickleball Instructor, Mike Rocheleau again brings us a Free instructional session on Wed, Nov 6, 2023, 11-121pm, court #2. Clinic limited to 30 players signed-up on the Den. All skill levels welcome.


This format of ABCD is certainly fun, as the increasing number of participants shows. It is, however, more difficult for the organizers to put the groups together. We ask that if you sign up, that you show up. If you cannot make it for any reason, take yourself out at least 3 hours in advance, so that someone on the wait list can join in. The sign-up list closes at 2pm. Please arrive and check in by 4:45pm. This is a social event, with the fun play and socializing after. If you have a snack to share for the social part, please feel free to bring it and put on the table. Also bring your favorite beverage and come have fun with your fellow picklers.


Please below for the current schedule of upcoming play events opportunities. Check out the PDF and previous messages sent you for the COLOSSAL changes made to our Fall/Winter schedule. Major overhaul which begins Monday, the 6th. But if you can't wait, the PDF is in date and time order, so you can dive into some of the Sunday opportunities.


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