Good News – Club Board vote!

Good News!  At the Club Board meeting on Tuesday, June 26th, the Board voted to complete the Studies required by The City of San Jose to construct dedicated pickleball courts. These include a Storm Water Drainage Study, a Sound Study and a Soil Study .  These studies will cost approximately $50,000.  The funding will be split between The Villages and the Evergreen Villages Foundation.

We want to thank both the Club Board and The Evergreen Villages Foundation for their support of this project!
 
See you on the courts,
 
Garry

Happy Father’s Day!

A great Father’s Day was had by all on the Bistro Patio.  The food and beer were fantastic along with music by the Singing Cowboy and his Bluegrass Band.  A big thank you goes to John Yu for organizing the event and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Pickleball Club.  Anahid Gregg, our club liaison was a huge help working with John.  The 50/50 raffle winner was Wes Tanaka.  He generously donated all of his winnings to our club.  The Pickleball Club is lucky to have so much support here at The Villages.
 
Haven’t tried Pickleball yet?  Come join us playing the fastest growing sport in the over 55 age group.  Mike Walias has a special session every Wednesday and Friday; 1:00 to 1:30 for beginners only, on courts 5 and 6.  Starting at 1:30 to 3:00, our regular Drop-In for all players is held.  Mike will assist in forming groups and giving tips to players.  We have equipment for you to use, just wear your non-marking court shoes.  Check out our website too… http://villagespickleball.org  for more information.  See you on the courts!
 
Picture:  Wes Tanaka with Pickleball President, Garry Gray

Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament Results

[Villager article by Terry Holmquist]

On a blistering hot day, thirty eight players turned out to heat up the courts even more.  

The annual Spring Fling was held at 1:00 PM, June 3rd on the tennis courts.   Audience and participants called it a resounding success.   We had plenty of wonderful snacks with water and Gatorade to cool everyone down and supply the players with energy.    

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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.