PickleBallFix:July17 ,2020

After the COVID-19 Task Force and BOD meetings on Monday, Phase 2b is now in effect in Timber Pines which requires masks to be worn inside certain buildings. No changes have been made at the pickleball courts, and we are still sanitizing balls and chairs after play.

PARC Update

Site work at the PARC is proceeding on schedule, including tree removal, rolling/compacting clean soil, and storm drain installation for the pickleball courts. A meeting with the PARC and TPPC sub-committee agreed to changes in the positions of gates between courts for better access. For more details go to the TPCA website and watch the BOD July 13 meeting PARC Update. If you are in Timber Pines in the coming weeks, drive by and see the progress that is taking place.

AED Defibrillator Powerheart G3 Plus Automatic - User Demo

After a cardiac incident on the pickleball courts last Christmas Day, an AED defibrillator was installed at the Courts on the parking lot side under the shade area. Chief Bouthilette provided the following link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMhSWnu0ST8&app=desktop) to a video on the use of an AED. It describes what an AED is and provides a short demo with voice prompts on how to use it and also how to perform follow-up CPR while waiting for a 911 response. Reviewing the video provides important information for all of us to know in case someone goes into cardiac arrest at the Courts.

Helpful New Den Features

Two new features on the Den will help members remove their names permanently or on a seasonal basis from the Club membership list. By doing this, members will not receive communication from the Club. Why might this be necessary?

  1. Permanent removal: Members would like to resign from the Club. Two major reasons include: players who move permanently to another location outside Timber Pines and will not be playing pickleball here. Injury and illness may prevent members from continuing to play pickleball. These players may want to discontinue receiving correspondence from the Club even though their 2020 membership has not yet expired.
  2. Seasonal removal: In the summer especially, many members spend several months in another location away from Timber Pines. They may not want to receive Club notifications during those months, but would like to activate Club correspondence and signing up for events, etc. when they return.

Den Removal Instructions

The Den has two different links a member may click to satisfy these needs:

  1. Permanent Removal: On the left side of the Den screen, click Favorites https://app.pickleballden.com/favorites and under Timber Pines Pickleball, click the “Leave the Club” link.
  2. Short-term or Seasonal Removal: On Den click My Account on the left side of the screen and scroll down to Notification Preferences. Click the box titled “Include me in club messages” to uncheck that box. When this box is unchecked, members will not receive Club emails and they will not be removed from the Club. When they want to receive Club notices again and sign up for events, they can check the box to reinstate themselves.

Click the associated PDF for the 17 July Pickleball Fix to see visuals of each link should you need them. Note: If you need to leave the TPPC permanently or suspend your connection for a specific time period, please contact Club Treasurer Dave Dwyer (ddwyer27@tampabay.rr.com) so he can keep the Club financial records up to date.

Improve Your Game

You don’t have to look any further than the TPPC website at www.tppickleballclub@org to find some great tips to improve your play. From the Learning Page (http://www.tppickleballclub.org/tppbc_new_xhtml_011.htm), click the Pickleball Channel http://www.pickleballchannel.com/ and Pickleball 411 links http://www.pickleballchannel.com/category/pickleball-411/ to view videos on many of the shots and strategies you use regularly when playing (eg, serve, dink, 3rd shot drop, the non-volley zone, and more). You can also sign up directly for the Free Pickleball Channel to view all of their information.

New players: Take a look at Common Pickleball Mistakes New Players Make (And How to Avoid Them) from CJ Johnson’s pickleball website at https://www.cjjohnsonglobal.com/6-common-pickleball - mistakes/. CJ also has a Pickleball Tool Kit, complete with a Cheat Sheet with 31 tips, you can download at https://www.cjjohnsonglobal.com/31tips/.

Keep on picklin’ and we’re glad to see some of our new players coming up regularly to practice and play on Court 4.

Marie Knowlton, TPPCP

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