Pickleball Monitors are now “Designated Participants”

Effective Today, August 24, 2020

In the latest innovation to meet County Health regulations while utilizing club volunteers, all the court sports – Pickleball, Tennis, and Bocce are today switching from volunteer “monitors” to volunteers who are “designated participants” for each play time slot.  

A little extra paperwork and some new obligations to our volunteers – please thank them for volunteering so all of us can play.

More details about the rules and procedures here

 

Villages Pickleball Groundbreaking – August 7, 2020

Current and Past Club Presidents:  Bill Pomeranz, Steve Williams, Larry Martinson, Nancy Keane, Garry Gray

Current and Past Presidents and Pickleball Ad Hoc Committee Members Bev Poellot and David Cook (other Committee members not pictured – Anahid Gregg, Mike Falarski, Ken Brooks, Howie Blumstein)

Upcoming Events

VOTE RESULTS:  FOR = 1101, AGAINST 418.  THE VOTE TO BUILD THE PICKLEBALL COURTS PASSES!!

The Pickleball courts opened on June 8th on a limited basis. See the new rules and make a court reservation!
Pickleball is back! The first players to hit the courts were Dave Roberts and Alex Shtarker on court 5, with Bob Shuck and Jim Valenti on court 6.

 

PB Courts Key Dates:

Bids returned:   April 17th
Club Board vote on funding:  May 26 – Club Approves funding Project subject to Membership Vote
Membership Vote Ballots Distributed – starting May 30th
Membership Voting Period:  May 30 – June 29th
Video “Roundtable Meeting” in lieu of Town Hall Meeting:    Now Playing (below) and on Resident Portal (and Channel 27 starting June 9th)
Club Membership Vote results:    June 29th    

VOTE RESULTS:  FOR = 1101, AGAINST 418.  THE VOTE TO BUILD THE PICKLEBALL COURTS PASSES!!

The Villages Pickleball Courts Roundtable
(video presentation)
Script of the Roundtable video – lots of good information
Pickleball – A Great Sport For Seniors
Is Pickleball the Perfect Sport for the Pandemic?

 

 

Pickleball Courts Planning Permit Approved!

 

Great news!  At a public hearing this morning the City of San Jose Planning Department approved the planning permit for the new Pickleball Courts!

Almost 50 Pickleball members and supporters attended the Planning Department hearing at City Hall in support of the of the permit application.  Our Project Designer, Mowat, and Garry Gray, past club president, spoke to the key design elements and the history of the club and the courts project.  One resident from outside the Villages expressed a concern about noise, but the City planning staff noted that the design meets the City standards for noise and will only operate during daylight hours.  Mowat noted that the area has been zoned for over 30 years for uses like tennis courts or other outdoor sports, longer than the houses nearby.  After careful deliberation the Planning Director ruled to approve the permit.

Next steps are for Mowat to develop a detailed cost estimate to be taken to the Club Board.  With Club Board approval, then a membership vote will be scheduled.  Then hiring a builder and construction begins.

Thanks to everyone who came to City Hall early this morning to support the project!   We are finally making great progress and on our way to having new courts.