This Saturday February 3rd at 8:30 AM we will be having a General Meeting at the courts. Bring along your questions and suggestions. See you there!
Jan 6th General Meeting held at the Pickleball Courts – 8:30 AM
Deb welcomed all the new players and those returning for the Winter Season as of Jan 1.
-All players are entitled to a free Pickleball which they are expected to bring along to the courts. If it breaks, a free replacement is provided, but if it’s lost, a fee will be charged for replacement.
Saturday Round Robin play times have changed for the month of January.
9:00 – B level players
11:00 – A level players
1:00 – C level players
Check the White Board for all changes and new information, and if you have any questions on what your skill level is, contact one of the members of our club Executive. Deb Flynn, Robin Sipe, Dale Bolt, Everitt Johnson, Tom and Connie Moroni, Mike Petersen and Rod and Sylvia Williams
Cal – Am has provided us with a new Sun Shade and we thank them for it! Remember to stay out of the Yellow Taped area surrounding the door to the Concession Stand.
We have asked Park Management to address a few housekeeping and safety items at the courts. First, that the bottom portion of the Chain-link fencing be secured better to prevent injuries. There have been instances where players have caught their feet under the fencing when playing an aggressive game and end up far off the court surface. We have also requested a Hose Reel to secure the water hose used to clean the courts so that it is not left on the court surface. The same applies to the Electrical cord for the Leaf Blower. Lastly, we have asked that the ditch next to the new block wall be filled in and levelled off.
Please remember to keep your bags hooked on the back of the Stands, and not on the court fencing.
As the courts get busier again after Christmas, we need to remember to only play 2 games in a row before leaving the courts and allowing other players access. Once the number of paddles waiting exceeds 8 and extends beyond the first Yellow Tape marker, change 4 players after EACH game. Once the number of paddles reaches the second Yellow Tape marker, all games are limited to 9 points and 4 players off. If you find you are going on the courts with the same 4 players feel free to move a couple of paddles around (with permission) but don’t try and cherry pick who you do and do not wish to play with.
Morning Open Play times are from 8 AM to 11 PM. No teams are to be requesting to play together during this period. Practice times are available for teams in the afternoons.
We are going to be having an In House tournament on February 23, 24 and 25th. There will be divisions for Ladies teams, Men’s teams and Mixed Teams on those 3 days. There will be a $5 fee to play in any division with all of these proceeds going to the Cancer Fundraising efforts here in Canyon Vistas. This tournament is open to Current Residents of the park only. The Snack Bar will be open during this event, and Cal Am will be providing Medals for our winners. Whether it is a Single or Double Elimination tournament will be determined by the number of entrants we end up with. Players will be assigned to Level play, much like Saturday Round Robins, but players over 75 years old will be allowed to ‘drop down’ a level if upon their request. There are plans to have a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to the Cancer Basket we hope to build for the Cancer Auction later in the season. Donations for this Pickleball Basket are welcome.
On Friday Feb 12th there will be a Softball/Pickleball challenge tournament as a Cancer Fundraiser. On the Following Friday there will be a chance at revenge, as there will be a Pickleball v/s Softball game on the ball field. Don’t bring a paddle to the Softball game. They don’t work well as a bat!
Tryouts for the Cal-Am Pickleball tournament at VDO begin January 16th. Times for the tryouts are posted on the White Board. The tournament will be held Feb 14-16th. John Alevi is going to organize a Referee training session for those willing to assist at the tournament. Please see John if you wish to volunteer.
December General Pickleball Meeting Commenced at 8:30
Deb Flynn welcomed everyone and gave a report on the status of play at CV-SV
-160 Pickleballs have been distributed, and this total number of players does not include those who retained their balls from last year.
– The First Aid Kit has been restocked with fresh equipment and supplies.
– Please pass on the information that was presented at this meeting to those who did not attend.
-The Round Robin Sign up Sheets will be posted on ‘Day Of’ events with the exception of Saturday R/R which will be available a few days early
-A Maximum of 27 participants will be allowed at each R/R, and if there are many extras on Saturdays, a fourth R/R may be scheduled for Saturday Afternoon.
-All R/R start at 11:00 (A/B/C designations will be sorted out at that time) with the exception of Friday Night Dinking Game and Saturday multiple event play.
-The Rotation of A/B/C play on Saturday was discussed. With A at 9:00 there will be no possibility of open courts. We discussed moving C play to 9:00 permanently and rotating only A/B times. A show of hands was taken and it was decided to continue to rotate all 3 levels of play on Saturdays. Times of play will be posted on the Facebook Page and at www.cvsvpickleball.wordpress.com
Yes, we need more courts, and Park Management has been approached about the crowding we are experiencing.
It was brought up again that players are to remain outside the Yellow taped off area in front of concession and do not remove Sling Chairs from the patio area.
-A 20′ by 20′ Sun Shade has been ordered by Park Management.
-Players need to remember that once all courts are full and players are waiting that we have a ‘Play 2 Games, Get Off’ rule. Note: This Only applies if courts are full and less than 8 paddles waiting
-The Paddle holder has been striped at 8 waiting mark. Once that has been reached, players only play one game and then all 4 come off.
-Paddle holder has also been striped at 16 waiting mark. Once this has been reached, all games are first team to 9 points, Win by One. This is not a perfect scenario, but is the best we can provide with the number of players and courts we have available.
-The Concession Stand Needs support of Pickleball Players to remain viable. Root Beer floats after a long morning of play are wonderful.
-Debbie Schuster has approached her VDO counterpart (5 times) asking for info about Cal Am Fun Tournament. No info forthcoming on limiting level of players, Age groups or # of teams invited per park.
-Tournament dates Feb 14 – 16 Referees likely required from CV-SV
-Tryouts as follows:
Jan 15 @ Noon (rain out on 16) Mixed Teams
Jan 17 @ Noon (rain out on 18) Women’s Teams
Jan 19 @ Noon (rain out on 21) Men’s Teams
– An In House Tourney will be organized for early February is there are enough volunteers to organize and administer the event.
– The Schedule and organization of the Social Court was discussed. Players are encouraged to move their paddles to the Social court line up and use the opportunity play with and try and teach newer players the game when appropriate. Deb spoke about not wanting to resort to scheduling specific times that certain players or levels will be ‘allowed’ to play during weekday open times.
-Connie M. mentioned that we need to Be Nice to new players, and not blow them off the courts.
Ginny reported that some new players are too intimidated to come down and play in the morning. We need to make them feel welcome. Ask new players you go on the court with what their level of play is and adjust your game accordingly.
– There will be a Friday Men’s B/C level Round Robin scheduled at 1:00. Time rotation between A and B/C will be explored if participation number warrant it.
– For the Wednesday Mixed Team R/R, single players are encouraged to show up. There have been ‘unattached’ players unable to play as they have no partners.
The Meeting was adjourned at 8:55.
The Monthly Pickleball Meeting will be held this coming Saturday, December 2nd, at 8:30 AM at the courts. Be sure to attend.
Beginning this Saturday, A level play is at 9:00, C is at 11:00 and B is at 1:00. Open play may continue on any unused courts. See you there.