Dink the balls for wow’s and glories
Fa la la la la, La la la la!It’s party time for all you San Carlos pickleball players and your significant others! On Thursday, December 21, let’s celebrate the holidays together at the new La Bartina 64 restaurant and bar.Our Social Committee, Hillary and Tammi, have organized a great event for us all. For a set price of 220 pesos, you’ll get appys, an entree, a drink and dessert! The party starts at 5:00pm, as does the Happy Hour with 2 x 1 drinks.The dress is casual, fun, and festive. We’ll be entertained by the fantastic duo – Nat Yet, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm! And there’ll be raffle items and other surprises.What a great excuse to get out of our Quick-dry tee’s, tights, and shorts; and dance the night away or just hang out with your fellow pickleball friends!Please RSVP by Saturday, December 16. Send an email toHillary at email@example.com to confirm your place, and let her know your entree and drink choices: Entree options (select one):
1) Mediterranean Pasta (Grilled salmon served over penne, mussels in a reduction based in beer, black olives and cherry tomatoes, topped with piloncillo.)
2) Salmon Salad (Salmon marinated in honey and lemon juice sauce, served with strawberry slices, black olives, red onion, avocado and sprinkled goat cheese, seasoned.)
3) Two Shrimp Tacos (1 Curry Taco — sauteed shrimp, green onion, tomato and curry, served over corn tortillas, spring mix, goat cheese and cilantro dressing; and 1 Gobernador Taco – sauteed shrimp in butter and grilled Caribbean peppers topped with au gratin menonita cheese over a corn tortilla.)
4) Juicy Lucy Burger with Fries (Beef burger stuffed with cheddar cheese, carmelized onion, tomato, lettuce, bacon and spicy mayo sauce. Served with fries.)Drink options (select one):
a) Beer (Pacifico Clara, Pacifico Light, Corona Extra, Corona Light)
e) Bottled waterHope to see you all there. On behalf of the San Carlos Pickleball Association Board, have a Volley, Jolly Christmas!
Learn to be a Referee
Are you interested in learning how to ref pickleball games?
We’ll be offering lessons on Thursday, December 14 at 1:00pm at Mirador Courts. For those who came last Thursday, this is Part 2 of the training. For those who are coming for the first time, you’ll get caught up quickly.
Even if you’re not sure if you’d ever want to ref a game, give it a try … it will help you learn more about the rules of the game. If you’re injured and can’t currently play, this is a great way to stay in the game.
Please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning how to be a referee.
Franklin X balls for sale
The Club has purchased Franklin X balls which we are selling to players at cost. Each ball is 30 pesos. The Franklin X balls tend to last longer and are more durable than the Dura Fast 40, but they may still crack over time or with very hard hits.
We will use the Franklin X balls for the Sombrero Showdown and Amigos Cup tournament in February, in case you’d like to start practicing with them. If you want us to hold some aside for you, please email Sue at email@example.com.
Mirador Courts — Let’s Play Pickleball!
As of December 12, there are 133 Annual Members. That means that the courts are starting to get busy. If you come on a day where there’s no open play, round robin, etc, make sure that you book a courtfirst. Please visit Hold My Court to book playing times. You can find instructions here.You can buy your Annual Membership at Seaside Realty for 1500 pesos for the year (expires on September 30, 2018). Click here for all the benefits included with your membership. And don’t forget to bring your membership card to Bonifacio’s restaurant AND now La Bartina 64 restaurant where you will receive a 10% discount on your food and drinks.
Have a guest visiting and they want to play too? No problem – we have Day Passes available for 100 pesos per day, which can also be purchased at Seaside Realty.
NEW! Open Play reserved times are booked for Mirador Court members to drop-in for social play. Open Play is scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6am to 11am. Note that during Open Play, Beginner and Low-intermediate players will play on courts 4, 5, and 6. Advanced and High-intermediate players will play on courts 1, 2, and 3. Please COME OFF the courts once your game is finished to allow the next set of 4 players to play. You’ll see new signage at the courts showing where to put your paddles as you wait for a court.
Ladder Leagues: Everyone is welcome to join the Ladder Leagues. Contact Darren Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 622-116-1838. It’s a fun way to meet and play with each other.
Sunday Round Robins: All Mirador Court members are invited to join us on Sundays at 8:00am for Round Robin play. We play for 15 minutes and then rotate players and courts. It’s a great way to meet and play with new people, without worrying about your scores.
In the new year, we’ll be adding more joint play (like king / queen of the court, challenge courts), lessons, guided play and fun tournaments.
From Thursday, February 8 to Monday, February 12, 2018, we will host the Sombrero Showdown and Amigos Cup Tournament (formerly the Dink ‘n Sea tournament). This tournament is filling up — there are already 110 people registered and we have a maximum of 140. Many people will be vistiing San Carlos for the first time in order to play in this tournament, so it’s a great way to meet and play with new people.
Pre-register now, to save your space. This tournament is for levels 3 and above, and for players over 30. Even if you don’t yet have a partner, get your name on the list and we can help you to find one that is similar in age and skill level. Email Sue at email@example.com if you would like to play, and she will get you pre-registered. This tournament is open to ALL pickleball players. You do not need to be a member of Mirador Courts to play in this tournament.
Note that in this tournament, you will play in the age bracket of the youngest player (i.e. if I am 52 and my partner is 35, we will play in the 30-49 year old age bracket).
And, you will play in the skill level of the higher-skilled player (i.e. if I am a 3.0 level player and my partner is 3.5, we will play in the 3.5 level division).
The dates and age brackets are as follows:
Friday, February 9, 2018: MEN’S DOUBLES (Ages 30-49, 50-59, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+)
Saturday, February 10, 2018: MIXED DOUBLES (Ages 30-49, 50-59, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+)
Sunday, February 11, 2018: WOMEN’S DOUBLES (Ages 30-49, 50-59, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+)
Monday, February 12, 2018: AMIGOS CUP (all players), San Carlos vs The World
The cost is $45 USD to play in all events. If you are playing in the over-60 age bracket, there is an additional $5 fee that is collected for SSIPA for their advertising. Payment is due by the end of December so that we can purchase the t-shirts, medals, etc.
More info and register here (scroll to the bottom to register on your own). If you have any questions, please contact Sue at 226-0462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament
New friends, hard won points and lots of laughs were had at the Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament on Sunday, December 10 at Mirador Courts. Thanks to all the participants, spectators, and organizers, including Bonifacio’s restaurant for serving us a delicious lunch afterwards.
Congratulations to all the 1st and 2nd place Winners pictured above. For more pictures, click here.
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