Club News

THERE’S LOTS OF NEWS, SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW IT ALL.  ITEMS ARE UPDATED WEEKLY. THE ORDER AND CONTENT OF ITEMS MAY CHANGE. 

GREAT NEWS, PICKLERS!

The courts at Carrie Blake Park have been re-opened, as of 11:00 am, June 1st.

The City is allowing play on 4 of 8 courts to encourage social distancing measures.

Your Sequim Picklers Board encourages each of you to read through and follow the City of Sequim Guidelines for Safe Play, as well as the USAPA Covid-19 Recommendations. As a Member of the Sequim Picklers, you are representing our Club every time you play in public, so please do your best to follow the rules as outlined.

City of Sequim Pickleball Guidelines

USAPA – Covid-19 Return to Play

State of WA – Phased Reopening Chart

There will be no organized play coordinated by the Picklers at this time. Stay tuned for updates as we move through each Phase of pandemic recovery.  See you on the courts!  

Krista Rambow, Director of Communications

Sequim Picklers Welcome First Honorary Member: At the March Board Meeting, a motion was passed to offer Free Memberships to 5.0 players who will agree to hold at least one clinic of at least two hour duration for 3.5/4.0 players.  The clinic to be held at the Carrie Blake courts during the year of free membership. Welcome Joel Meier to the Sequim Picklers!

CHANGE IN DUES: We want to take care of our own Membership. Since we have no crystal ball and don’t know when anyone will be able to play again, we are offering a buy one (year), get one (year) free for our Basic Member level. This means, if you have already paid Basic membership dues for this year, it includes 2020 ~AND~ 2021. If you signed up as a Basic Member last year, and you have not renewed yet for 2020, hold on to your renewal check until next year. Any New Basic Members who sign up and pay this year (after this announcement) will get credit for both 2020 and 2021.   Sharman Owings, President

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEANUP:
 
I know that many of you would jump at the chance to get out, even if it’s to pick up other people’s garbage.  Sorry to get your hopes up, but I checked with Washington’s DOT and the highway cleanup program is on hold.  Feel free to practice at home meanwhile, though personally I’m finding that having the time to do some cleanup tasks doesn’t make them any less boring.
Wishing you health,
Your ‘What a load of rubbish’ team of Pam Woodruff and Richard Carey

 

NEW TRIAL RATINGS PROCEDURE: Keeping track of the scores on Rated Play Saturday’s will start 3-21.  We need you to sign up.  The directions were mailed out this week and can also be found from the Members Only Menu.  Eighteen people have informed me that they have registered so far.  I hope you will take the time to do so this week.  Let me know when you have so I can put you in our Sequim Picklers group on PickleballBrackets.com

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CHANGE: ***Starting April 6th the Boys and Girls Club will be  Members-Only Play at the same fee of 2 dollars.*** Gold Members – no fee.

SEQUIM FLING: Due to the Covid 19 Virus the Sequim Fling has been cancelled for 2020.

SIGN IN PLEASE: An important note from Sharman Owings, our Club President:
“Hello to all you pickleball-peeps. Hope this glorious weather finds you on the courts, enjoying every minute. Just a bit of housekeeping…
The question of sign in/no sign in keeps creeping to the surface. As your humble President, I would like to request that we continue to sign in. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Let’s err on the side of caution, and not make this a big, unnecessary conversation.
It is SUCH a small thing.
Sign your name then go PLAY!”

NAME BADGES:

Warren has taken over name badge distribution.  As Membership Chair this really fits well with his responsibilities.  See Warren if you still need your badge.    

Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

CAMERAS ON THE COURTS: I am still working on the camera.  I met with the church today in our ongoing efforts to get things working properly.  Thanks for your patience. Members can access it from the Members Only Menu.

Kendal Wake, DOCO

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PLAY:

Have you ever shown up at the Boys & Girls Club because indoor play is scheduled, but didn’t find anyone there? Please don’t take it personally — we might all be outside at Carrie Blake instead of inside — especially if the weather is nice! We don’t want you to miss out on the fun — if you don’t see anyone at B&G Club, check the courts at Carrie Blake! Or, if you really were hoping to play inside, try Vern Burton Gym in Port Angeles. Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

SEQUIM PICKLER SHIRTS AVAILABLE:

I had a request for more shirts to be ordered, these requests were for some colors and sizes we did not have.  Because of the low order quantity the price was closer to $30 rather than $15 — So orders are on hold for now.  If you don’t mind paying the extra you can order from Captain T’s in Port Angeles 360-452-6549. They have our logo, and you can get it printed in a variety of colors and sizes. We still have quite a collection of shirts available for purchase. We do ask that you choose a plain article of clothing ~only~ for anything with the Pickler logo.

Lobster pickleball ball machine

 

BALL MACHINE ALERT: The balls need to be dry.  Do not use the machine if there are puddles or rain on the courts. If anything is off about it please call, my number is on the procedure sheet. The ball machine appears to be functional again.  We used it today without any issue.  Please continue to use the checkout procedure.  If you’re using it for a long time you can use the supplemental power pack and the extension cord I brought down. 

Look for more training sessions on the NEW Lobster Ball Machine & Rebounder Wall. See this helpful Youtube Video on using the Rebounder Wall and this Lobster Youtube Video.

Members ONLY are invited to use them, provided they are Active Members and have completed training.

Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations

SAVE THE COURTS:  Dear Picklers, You may have noticed dirt, pebbles, and scratch marks on our new courts.  The dirt and pea gravel along the south fence is tracking onto the courts and is going to quickly ruin our lovely surface.  PLEASE DO NOT WALK IN THE DIRT AND PEA GRAVEL.  From the parking lot, please use the grass or the street to access the sidewalk for the Main Entrance on the East side of the courts.  There is a mat for cleaning your shoes. Thank you! 

MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK FORUM:  Aloha, Picklers!  Did you know that we have a Facebook page?  If you are not opposed to social media, we’d sure LIKE you to “LIKE” and “FOLLOW” our page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/SequimPicklers/

**Also, if you:  1. Are on Facebook  AND 2. Are an Active Member in the Club (current Members-Only)

You are invited to join our CLOSED GROUP: Sequim Picklers Members-Only Forum, where we discuss all things PICKLEBALL, find out who’s playing at the park, who needs a partner, if the weather is nice enough to play…(it usually is).

See you at the courts!

Krista Rambow, Director of Communications

    

 

 

 

 
 
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SUGGESTIONS: … Comments, Questions:

 

Questions?, Comments, Suggestions – Contact US or fill out a paper form at the Carrie Blake Pickleball Courts