Summer Play Schedule:
Spring has sprung (allegedly) and the snowbirds are already trickling back to Bend. The CUG is conducting a survey to determine courts needs for summer play, which should begin around the first of May. If you haven’t already completed a survey, please take a few minutes to do so. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/138OnJuJfvt6mIqAiB2jREZNjzR-QsyewSechKnpHMbs/viewform?usp=send_form
Indoor Play at B&GC: Indoor play will continue through April as long as we still have sufficient numbers to fill sessions. Check the SignUp Genius pages for information.
Referees are desperately needed for the upcoming tournaments. Irene Fraties has scheduled a Referee Training and Certification clinic for May 10 and 11. There is still room available if you would like to help out. Here is the link to the signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ea8ab2aa75-referee
Speaking of tournaments, there are several local tournaments that you should be aware of:
Frontier Days Pickleball Tournament, LaPine. July 1,2,3, 2016
Oregon Senior Games, Bend: June 10, 11, 12, 2016
USAPA PNW Regional Big Country RV Bend Tournament: August 12, 13, 14, 2016
These tournaments are all listed under Tournaments>Upcoming Tournaments at the BPC website. Please check there for links and further information.
The management of the Boys & Girls Club at B&GC asked if we could help them get pickleball going as an activity for the kids there. We acquired and donated 24 new wooden paddles to help get them going.
Racquet Shoppe Ownership change and clearance sale:
Lisa Palcic asked to forward this message to the loyal friends and supporters of The Racquet Shoppe:
I’m sure by now most of you have heard the sad news about the passing of my business partner Sabrina. She lost a long battle to Cancer on Feb. 14th. Due to this loss, I will be closing The Racquet Shoppe down at the end of March. I would like to say Thank You to all of you that supported us in our 9 great years of business.
I will be moving into a full time teaching career in pickleball. Teaching for Bend, Redmond, and LaPine Parks and Rec as well as for The Athletic Club of Bend and Sage Springs Club and Spa. I will soon have a personal teaching website that will post all of these clinic/lesson schedules. As soon as it is up I will send you all a link.
Please be assured you will be taken care of by the new racquet shop opening in April. They will be taking over our location at 55 NW Wall St. The new shop is called Players Racquet Shop. The owner Brian is very eager to open his 3rd location here in Bend. I will be working with him through his transition into the community and will be guiding him on pickleball inventory. You will see me in the shop helping out from time to time, And definitely out on the pickleball courts! They will continue to stock paddles, shoes, balls and more.
Please stop in the shop before March 30th, as I a have HUGE Clearance sale going on. All inventory is up to 40-75% off!!!!
Open Mon-Fr 11-6 and Sat 11-2
Thanks Again for your support as the best Pickleball Community there is!!!!
New Member welcome:
We would like to welcome the new members who joined since our last newsletter. Please join us in welcoming Claire Bartelt, Jeri Boe, Steve Boe, Carl Channing, Michael Chappelle, Kay Craven, Gary Craven, Mark DeJohn, Deanne DeVore, Bill DuBois, Norma DuBois, Gary Dyrdahl, Vicky Dyrdahl, Jonathon Gaipo, Pam Gillet, Chris Hedrick, John Jacobsen, Linda Jensen, Chris Jewell, Gary Jewell, Annette Johansson, Paula Killion, Kay Kludt, Kit Korish, Pam Meals, Patricia Moss, Judy Munro, Sharon Oliver, Mary Ostrander, Joe Palermo, Nathan Peltier, Charles Peper, Butch Roberts, Chris Shepherd, Russell Taylor, Margaret Thompson, Cynthia Ward, and Evie Williams.
See you on the courts!