Monday, January 25, 2016

February DRILL DAYS
If you want to improve your game get out and Drill, Baby, Drill. Drills have been scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Courts 9 and 10. There will be a little something for everyone at every level. Drills have been scheduled to compliment clinics held earlier in the week. Participants will be limited to 12. Sign-up the week prior at the bulletin board near Court 6.

Date
Proposed Drills
Level
February 4
All Skills Drills
ALL
February 5
Drop Shots
3.5+
February 11
Dinking with a Purpose
3.5+
February 12
Dinks
ALL
February 18
Serve, Receive & Return
2.5 - 3.0
February 19
All Skills Drill
ALL
February 25
Strokes & Placement
ALL
February 26
Dinks
2.5 - 3.0
Four clinics are planned for February.  The Tournament Preparation clinic will cover potential winning strategies along with mental and game groundwork.  The Dinking with a Purpose clinic will teach you why, how and when to dink and dinking strategy.  Serving and serve returns are critical to successful play, learn how to perfect these shots at the Serve, Receive and Return clinic.  An overview of all the strokes and where to be on the court during play will be covered in Strokes & Strategy clinic.  

All clinics are held on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 
12:30 pm at courts 9 and 10. 
     Feb. 3 - Tournament Preparation 
     Feb. 10 - Dinking with a Purpose
     Feb. 17 - Serve, Receive and Return
     Feb. 24 - Strokes and Strategy

Clinics will be limited to 12 participants to allow individualized attention and time to practice new skills.  Sign-up sheets are located at the bulletin board near Court 6.  Please note the skill level and plan on coming even if you are on the wait list in case there are openings.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tis The Season for Giving

Pickleball remains committed to giving back to our community.  This year during our Holiday Tournament we collected player donations for the Salvation Army Toy Drive, Larry’s Shoe Angels and approximately 40 pounds of non-perishable items for the Food Bank.  At our recent Board meeting we unanimously approved $400 to each of these charities which also includes any BYOB money collected in excess of the cost of our liability insurance.  Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Thursdays and Fridays are DRILL DAYS
Drill, Baby, Drill - that's the best way to improve your game.  Drills are a new activity to Voyager Pickleball this year and have been scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Courts 9 and 10.  There will be a little something for everyone at every level.  Drills have been scheduled to compliment clinics held earlier in the week. Participants will be limited to 12. Sign-up the week prior at the bulletin board near Court 6.


Date
Drills
Level
January 7
Drop Shots 
3.5+
January 8
Drop Shots 
2.5 - 3.0
January 14
All Skills Drill
4.0+
January 15
Doubles Strategy - Communication
2.5 - 3.5
January 21
Advanced Attack
4.0+
January 22
Dinks
3.0+
January 28
Strokes & Court Placement
ALL
January 29
Ball Control
2.5 - 3.0

Upcoming January Clinics

Four clinics are planned for January.  The Drop Shot clinic will cover why and how to do drop shots along with practice tips.  The Doubles Strategy clinic will teach you more about playing successfully with your partner presenting how to both be aware and in sync.  Soft shots are key to good play, but knowing when and how to attack can help win games, learn more at the Advanced Attack clinic.  An overview of all the strokes and where to be on the court during play will be covered in Strokes & Court Sense clinic.  

All clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Courts 9 & 10. Sign-up one week prior to each session at the bulletin board near Court 6.  Wear court shoes, bring your paddle and $1.00 (helps pay for all the balls we use!).

January 6th, Drop Shots - Level: 3.5+
January 13th, Doubles Strategy - Level: 2.0 and 3.0
January 6th, Advanced Attack - Level: 4.0+
January 6th, Strokes & Court Sense - Level: ALL
Upcoming January Lessons
Beginner Lessons:  Haven’t played before or just a bit?  Want to join in the fun and learn the basics?  The Beginner's Class is the place to start.  Four classes are scheduled for each Tuesday in January from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Sign-up sheets will be posted weekly at the bulletin board near the Activities Office. Wear court shoes or "sneakers".  Paddles will be available if you don't have one yet. 
         January 5  -  January 12  -  January 19  -  January 26
        
Beginner + Plus+ Lessons This class is designed for those that have taken the beginners class and have played enough to be ready for the next step. Classes are scheduled for each Monday in January from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Sign-up sheets will be posted weekly at the bulletin board near the Activities Office.  Wear
court shoes or "sneakers" and bring your own paddle.
         January 4  -  January 11  -  January 18  -  January 25

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Board Members

Please welcome our two new Pickleball board members. These two new positions take affect October 2015.

     Steve David - will be our Structured Play Coordinator.

     Kerrie Palermo - will be  our Player Improvement Coordinator.


Skip Deming is our new president with Louise Wershey as assistant president.

A big Thanks to John Van Dam ,for his service as the Structured Play Coordinator, for the last few years.