Inaugural Advanced Mixed doubles Tournament
Pictured Left to Right: Erica Mack, Brandon Mack, Mary Critchlow, Jeannie Ramsey, Bill Dennis, Toni Davison, and Rick Kelley.
The Port Townsend Pickleball Club sponsored its Inaugural Advanced Mixed Doubles tournament on Saturday, August 27 at the Port Townsend High School pickleball courts. Ten teams played in two round robin groups with the winners and runners up from each group meeting in the finals competition.
The teams of Toni Davison and Rick Kelley and Jeannie Ramsey and Jim Geren were victorious in their 4-game round robins. Second place teams were Mary Critchlow and Bill Dennis and Erica and Brandon Mack. In the finals, the team of Critchlow and Dennis defeated the Macks to decide gold and silver, and Davison and Kelley won bronze.
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who participated and organized in this wonderful event!
I have no idea how to rate myself. Am I a 2.5 player? If I see 3.0 players scheduled, would I fit in? These are questions heard from many newer players to the game every place the game is played.
PTPC members will have the opportunity to become rated on Saturday, July 9 or Sunday, July 17. The ratings will be done by the more advanced members of the club using specific guidelines set forth by the USA Pickleball Association.
The way this works is that players with similar skills organize themselves into groups of four. That group will play three games, each game with a different player in their group. There will be four raters, three of whom will rate each player on various skills such as serve, dink, volley, third shot drop, as well as forehand and backhand strokes. The scores will then be averaged for players to receive a specific rating.
Why should I be rated? There are several reasons for receiving a rating. One of the biggest is that if you are traveling to a destination that may have a pickleball club, you will be able to say, “I am a 3.0 player. I would like to play with others who are at that level.”
A rating will also give you an idea of what division you might enter in a tournament or even rated play within our own or other clubs.
To be rated, players are asked to complete a skill assessment (available on our website under the Events tab) and bring it to the rating session. You are welcome to choose your own group of four players or if you do not have a group, you will be placed by the raters with a group. Each rating session should last less than an hour and will be scheduled at the Mountain view courts from 9 am-1 or 2 pm on whichever day you prefer.
To find out more information or to sign up, please contact Jeannie Ramsey through the PTPC website.
Hello, PT Picklers,
Saturday was a beautiful day for an Annual Meeting and Potluck. We had a small group, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thanks to Jeannie Ramsey who provided wonderful raffle prizes throughout.
Here is a recap of the meeting.
We announced the success of our Capital Campaign to cheers and applause. We exceeded our goal of $35,000 with a total so far of $38,805, and pledges continue to come in. I want to commend the Capital Campaign Committee of Susan Green, Joel Janetski, Stan Jonasson, and Fred Weinmann for all their hard work.
The Capital Campaign was launched in April after the Mountain View site was designated for permanent pickleball courts. That process took 8 months and culminated with our signing a Donor Agreement in March, 2022. Many thanks go to the Facilities Committee, Eric Seder, Jim Dow, and Craig Walls.
These were the Club’s biggest accomplishments for the year.
Other accomplishments of the Club this past year include:
• The opening of the Courthouse Park Courts, spurred by PTPC lobbying
• Collaboration with the YMCA for an indoor pickleball program
• Free beginner lessons, both indoors and outdoors
• Organized activities for Club members, like Social Saturday, the Round Robin and Challenge Ladder, with more on the calendar for the near future (Again, thank you to Stan Jonasson and Jeannie Ramsey who have led these activities)
• Many more new members (nearly 40 more over last year’s total)Jim Dow gave a brief report from the Facilities Committee.
The Club has made a down payment on a contractor who will install the courts at Mountain View, hopefully, before the end of the summer. It is understood that this is tenuous, as so much depends on the weather, the supply chain, and other variables. We will keep our fingers crossed!
Craig Walls presented the Treasurer’s Report with the next fiscal year budget. An itemized budget will appear on the Members’ Portal of the website after the new Board approves it in July. Patti Rowdabaugh has graciously offered to temporarily fill in doing membership duties when the membership chair was vacated in May. She announced that our members now total 191 (+1 who joined at the meeting!).
Candidates for Board positions for the term July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024, were introduced. Kirk Rowdabaugh for Treasurer and Mark Finco for Communications Director were present. Jim Maupin for Vice-President and Eric Seder for Facilities Director were unable to attend. Voting takes place from Sunday through Wednesday, till 5:00. Only members are allowed to vote.
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Finally, we bid farewell to our retiring Board members: Craig Walls, Treasurer; Patti Rowdabaugh, Vice-President; and Kim Anderson, Communications Director. We so appreciate their dedication, service, and collegiality, and each was uniquely valuable to the organization. They received a gift certificate, a small token of the Club’s gratitude.
Summer is here, finally!
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