Are you interested in learning how to ref pickleball games?
We’ll be offering lessons on Thursday, December 7 and Thursday, December 14 at 1:00pm at Mirador Courts.
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.
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’ll bring the balls to Open Play on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week — so if you are interested in purchasing a few for yourself, then kindly bring your pesos.
Lessons/Clinics and Drills for Mirador Court Members
Intermediate / Advanced Drills with Deb – last class for year is this Wednesday, Nov 29:
Deb is heading to California to welcome her grandchild into the world, so won’t be giving lessons in December.
In January, look for intermediate and advanced Drills with Deb to continue.
Day-time lessons continue on Tuesdays at Mirador Courts at 10:30am. Please contact T (Theresa) Melius at email@example.com if you would like to take part in the lessons. Both T and Michele Monlux will be giving lessons/clinics to Beginners.
Did you buy a Paddle from Karen Stewart?
We are keeping inventory of the new Paddletek Paddles that Karen Stewart has sold, and are missing one paddle.
If you purchased the Phoenix Lite paddle for $59 USD (or the MXN equivalent) from Karen, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can update the list. Thank you.
As a reminder, Karen has new paddles and balls for sale. Click here for details.
Mirador Courts — Let’s Play Pickleball!
As of November 24, there are 112 Annual Members, and 29 players have made use of the Day Passes.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 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.
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.
Ladder Leagues: Everyone is welcome to join the Ladder Leagues. Contact Darren Thompson at email@example.com 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.
On Friday, December 8, 48 people will be playing in the Sun & Fun Round Robin pickleball tournament at Mirador Courts.
This will be a fun event in the warm sunshine of San Carlos – what a great way to avoid winter!
This tournament is a Round Robin format. A “Round Robin” is a structured form of play designed so that all players are playing against people of roughly equal ability. In each Round Robin, you will play six games to a score of 15, each with a different partner and against a different pair of opponents. In most cases, teams will be mixed (men and women).
There are only 2 spaces left, so if you would like to play, please email Theresa Melius asap at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your space will be confirmed by December 4.
On the day of the tournament, meet at 7:45am at Mirador Courts for Check-in. Play will start at 8:00am. Plan on about 3.5 hours of play.
Sombrero Showdown – Register NOW
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).
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. 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.