Pickleball Ambassadors Visit the Villages, Friday, Feb. 15th!

Michael and Princess Leong, USAPA Pickleball Ambassadors for San Jose and the East Bay, will be visiting the Villages Pickleball Courts at 1pm, on Friday, February 15th.  Everyone is welcome to come and meet them, get the latest local and national news on Pickleball, and perhaps play some games.

Ambassadors are volunteers who have pledged to promote the sport of pickleball and the USAPA in the local area they have applied to represent. They may be individuals or couples, or a group of ambassadors working together as a team. The main prerequisite is a love of the sport and the desire to share our game with others of all ages. Some full-time RV’ers are Ambassadors ‘at large’ who promote our sport during their travels.

For more information about USAPA and the ambassador program:  https://www.usapa.org/usapa-ambassadors/

Great Time at the 2019 Pickleball New Year’s Holiday Dinner

A great time was had by all!  Thank to Trish O’Neil and Robyn Siebenthall with assistance from David Cook, Sheryl Ruth, Ginny Spencer and Anahid Gregg.

Check out the photos in our Photo Gallery and Garry Gray’s Opening Remarks recounting the many Pickleball Club accomplishments in 2018!

New Pickleball Court Reservation Sign-up Rules – Effective 1Feb 2019

Effective February 1, 2019 Pickleball will be able to sign up at the shack 7 days plus 90 minutes. The TC Board met January 22nd and voted unanimously for the change you see below.

When signing up to play Pickleball on courts 5 and 6, you may sign up 7 days plus 90 minutes in advance. Effectively, if you play at regular times, you can sign up at the end of your session for the following week. 

Example:  If you plan to play pickleball on Friday, February 8th, at 10:30 am the soonest you could sign up is February 1st at 12 pm.   To play on February 15th at 10:30 you would sign up on February 8th at 12 pm. (90 minutes after your scheduled play time).

  It’s always 7 days plus 90 minutes after your scheduled play time. 

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Scheduling Courts 5 & 6 for Pickleball

To make sure you use the Pickleball Scheduler correctly (and also reserve the courts using the Tennis Court clipboards), please read the procedure on the web page Pickleball Scheduler [Will be updated to reflect the new advance reservation rule on February 1, 2019]

Please make sure you do not sign up more than five days in advance for Pickleball courts in the Tennis Shack. [Changes to seven days and 90 minutes in advance on February 1, 2019]
Also, please observe “court etiquette” and do not enter a Tennis Court until tennis players have completed their game.

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The Villages High Twelve supports building Pickleball Courts!

The Villages High Twelve supports building Pickleball Courts! Building dedicated Pickleball courts is an important project for all Villagers.  As seniors look to move to retirement communities, Pickleball is now the number 1 amenity they seek.  These courts will increase the value of everyone’s investment in the Villages.  Pickleball also provides health benefits for seniors. It is a low impact, low risk activity that improves balance and agility while giving a great cardio workout. Just as important, it is loads of fun which is great for everyone’s mood.

Recognizing this, The Villages High Twelve has made their third pledge to help fund the project.  High Twelve generously pledged to give $1000 to The Evergreen Villages Foundation for the Pickleball project.  This pledge brings  their total pledges to $2,000.  We all greatly appreciate the support we have received from High Twelve and the Evergreen Villages Foundation to help make this project a reality.

Court Scheduling Rules

Hi All,
There has been a misunderstanding concerning the process of reserving courts 5 and 6 for Pickleball play.  The rules proposed by the Joint Tennis Club and Pickleball Club Court Committee  and approved by the Tennis Club Board are as follows:
Courts: Use courts 5 and 6 only
Court time: 10:30 am and later
Court time sign up: PB players can sign up for court time in the tennis shack using same process as tennis players.  PB players will indicate they will be playing PB by putting PB after their name. PB court sign up may occur 5 days in advance.
Due to some confusion, pickleball players have been signing up 7 days in advance.  The rule is 5 days in advance!  Please adhere to this process.
Garry Gray

Congratulations to the New 2018/2019 Officers and Chairpersons!

At the 2018 Pickleball Club Annual Meeting a new slate of Officers and Chairpersons were installed as the club leaders for 2018/2019.  Welcome to Garry Gray, Club President and the new team!

For the leadership team take a look at the link to the Board Members and also the pictures under Photos

A special thanks to Steve Williams, Past President, and his team of retiring officers.