Members and non-members gathered at the YMCA indoors for the “PTPC Paddles Up” Gala Saturday, April 9, 2022. Ladder and Round Robin play sign ups took place along with a fun dinking tournament and a raffle with awesome prizes. To see more photos of the gala, click here.
It is really exciting that play will begin for those players signed up for the Intermediate Ladder. There are nine teams with the possibility of one or two more being added soon. The current ladder will continue for eight weeks, with those players not included and wanting to play having the opportunity to be added to the ladder in late June.
We are still waiting to begin the 3.5+ Advanced Ladder until we get a few more teams. Currently we have seven teams, and I would like to have ten. So grab yourself a partner and join in the fun!
Please contact Jeannie Ramsey, 360-531-4195 or email@example.com to take part in the first ever PTPC Ladders.
Dear Port Townsend Picklers,
Our Capital Campaign to raise money for permanent pickleball courts at Mountain View is well underway. You can track our fundraising on the homepage of our website by the big, red thermometer. We have made a lot of progress so far, but we still have a way to go. Also up on the website is our Donor List. A huge thank you goes to everyone who has already pledged their support for this project. If you have not yet made a pledge to donate, please consider doing so.
As you know, our volunteers are the backbone of our Club. One group I’d like to acknowledge is the Club’s Capital Campaign Committee, which has been meeting since last summer to plan and implement the current fundraising effort. They include Susan Green, Joel Janetski, Stan Jonasson, and Fred Weinmann. The Committee is still hard at work as we make the push for the last $15,000.
I also want to thank all of those who helped with our Spring Gala. Though the weather outside felt like hurricane force winds, Jeannie Ramsey, Mary Critchlow, and Susan Green and their group of volunteers made it all work inside the Y. The function was well-attended and there was lots of fun, with the dink tournament and free giveaways!
As spring is upon us, we look forward to more pickleball play outdoors. Thank you to Jeannie Ramsey for taking on the huge task of organizing activities for PTPC members this season. The response to both the Intermediate Round Robin and the two Challenge Ladders has been overwhelming and those activities will be underway soon. Look for more fun events to come this summer.
The PTPC Board invited members of Port Townsend City government to join them in an introductory pickleball lesson on Saturday, April 23, at the MV courts. The weather could not have been any better, the new players easily picked up the game, and fun was had by all.
Court Ops Director Jim Dow is seen here weed-burning the MV Courts! This sure is dedication. Won't it be nice when we get enough donations to upgrade to new courts, and we can relieve Jim of his duty. Thank you to all of our leaders and volunteers that help make it a safe place for us to play. Photo taken and sent in by Jeannie Ramsey.
It was a beautiful morning for Social Saturday to take place at the PT High School courts. Approximately 40 pickleball players showed up to play. Photos sent in by Patti Rowdabaugh.
Pickleball is growing by leaps and bounds!
Here is a rotation system that is commonly used throughout the US. PTPC recommends using it when players are waiting, both outdoors and indoors at the Y.
The Y has a Rated Play indoor schedule where sessions are designated by skill level. PTPC requests that players at the Y respect this schedule.
To see the Y schedule, click here.
Please note: The Club has many new members who are beginners/advanced beginners, and there are 3 sessions for them. If you are not a beginner, but would like to play with them to help them improve their skills, that is great. Otherwise, please do not attend these sessions.
Round Robin and Challenge Ladder Start Soon
JOIN THE FUN ON THE PICKLEBALL COURT!
FOR CLUB MEMBERS ONLY, PLEASE
There was great enthusiasm for Round Robin Play and a Challenge Ladder at the Gala last Saturday. There are a few more spaces available for the Round Robin, and the Challenge Ladder is unlimited.
AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO PLAY EACH WEEK IF LIFE INTERFERES!
ROUND ROBIN PLAY - Intermediate
Begins the week of April 25
This Round Robin will be for players with Intermediate Skills (2.5-3.4). Sign up as an individual. Each week you will play several games, each with a different partner against another pair. The day and time have yet to be determined.
Intermediate (2.5-3.4) and Advanced (3.5+)
Sign up with a partner in your skill category, or indicate that you need one. A ladder will be set up with pairs whose skills range from top to bottom. You will be able to challenge a pair up to two rungs above you. You arrange your own matches at your convenience.
To sign up or get more information, CONTACT JEANNIE RAMSEY, EVENTS COORDINATOR, with your email address and cell phone number.
ALSO COMING UP THIS SUMMER:
ADVANCED ROUND ROBIN
CHANCE TO BE CLUB RATED
THESE EVENTS ARE FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
COME JOIN THE CLUB AND SUPPORT
PORT TOWNSEND PICKLEBALL!
NEW Member Special
Join PTPC now for the low fee of $40 and your membership is good through June 30, 2023.
You can join on PTPC's website by clicking here.
Let's Be Good Neighbors.
We've been asked by OLD CONSULATE INN to delay starting to play pickleball at the Courthouse Courts until 9:00 am out of courtesy to their guests. We are asking our members to please comply with this request!
Lessons for those who would like to learn pickleball will now be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, beginning on April 16, 2022. They take place at Mountain View at 10:00 am, and they are FREE! Sign up on Playtime Scheduler.
AED Training for PTPC
Gail Sumpter, Branch Executive of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, has agreed to provide training in the use of the AED at the Y in Port Townsend to members of PTPC. If you are interested, please contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time convenient for you and others who may want to be given access and training. You might save someone's life!
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