Pickleball Fix

by Bev Crane

The new Wellness Center, located next to the Pavilion and pickleball courts, is opening on Monday morning, February 13 at 10am with an Opening Ceremony and Open House. Parking may be a concern so anyone who plans to play pickleball Monday morning, please arrive in a golf cart if possible and PARK ON THE GRASS in the retention area to the north of the Courts.

TPPC Upcoming Events

--Reminder: bios for TPPC Board Positions. Members interested in running for the two (2) open positions on the TPPC BOD should submit their bios to Pat Thayer, Chair of the Nominations Committee by February 24.

--TPPC Gals Getaway Cruise 2024. If you need information on the Gals’ cruise, please send your request to the Club gmail address (tppickleballclub@gmail.com). We will send you the Flyer and information sheets.

--5th Annual Pickleball BASH. The TPPC Dinner/Dance is at the Lodge – Friday, March 10, 2023, at 5pm. Tickets are $20/ cash or check. The final day for member BASH ticket sales is Saturday, Feb 11 from 9-11am at the PARC Pavilion. Three tables are left on the porch. Members may buy tickets for guests on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 9am if any are left after the Saturday sale.

Instruction and Development – Sign up on Den is necessary for all lessons

--Introduction to Pickleball Beginner Lessons on Mondays from 1-3pm on Courts 1&2. This class will cover the basics of pickleball for new members with limited knowledge of pickleball play. Limit 8 players.

--Beginner Play with a Mentor on Mondays from 1-3pm on Courts 3&4. After taking a couple of lessons, this is a perfect place to come and play with other beginner players alongside a mentor. Limit 8 players.

--Intermediate Skills/Drills on Wednesdays from 1-3pm, Courts 1&2. Focus will be on areas players may be having issues with while also working on new strategies. Sign up if you’d like to improve your game. Limit 8 players.

--Beginner Skills/Drills on Fridays from 1-3pm on Courts 1-4. Focus will be on building the skills of beginner players. Rotating stations will provide the opportunity to work on basic key skills. Limit 16 players.

--Ball Machine Training. The first ball machine demonstration session was well attended this week. A second ball machine demonstration session to learn how to safely operate the equipment and use it for your practice sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 15 from 1-3pm on Court 3. Sign up for the session on the Den.

If you sign up for any of the above lessons/drills/ball machine and find you are not able to attend, please take your name off the list as soon as possible. This is a courtesy to both those who want to attend and the volunteer mentors who are planning the instruction.

Tournament Events

--Memorial Tournament Member/Open is February: Friday 24 & Saturday 25. Complete the Tournament Sign-up Forms available in the plastic boxes under the First Shade area by Courts 1-4 and place them in the pb box. NOVICE PLAYERS: You do not need a partner to sign up. It is a fun event similar to Next Paddle Up. If you have any questions, please call Mike Rocheleau .

--The CanAm Games are Friday, March 3. There is still room in the CanAm Event. Click the PDF Flyer attached CanAm flyer 2023.pdf(e.g. sign-up times & games to choose, no entry fee and more).

Parking. As a courtesy to players, please try to leave the parking spaces north of the north driveway for cars, and park golf carts in the designated golf cart spaces to the south of the entrance.

Signing up on Den - Members - When you sign up a friend on Den to play, choose Sign up Member and type in their name or part of their name and click it. Most people playing today are members. Only use Sign up a guest when it is apparent they are not members and do not normally play here.

Note: One person should not sign up numerous members and/or guests filling up one or two courts at the same time daily. This has been happening and prevents other players from reserving a space on a court. Times especially in the morning from 9-11am and 11am-1pm are very popular, and it is difficult to get those play times if one person is signing them all up on Den.

The next BOD meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15 at 1pm in the Country Club Magnolia Room.

See you on the Courts!

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