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January 2016

Dear Crown Valley Picklers,


Happy New Year to all of you.  We are looking forward to another fine year of getting

great exercise along with having lots of fun competing with & against one another.

This is the “late edition” of your newsletter.  Our desktop computer finally gave up the

ghost, so to speak.  We replaced it with laptops as gifts to each other for Christmas. 

The learning curve on lap tops and a new system is a steep one for these two 70+ year

old non-techies so we are sorry for the delay.


When we switched from Windows 7 to Windows 10, we lost all our contact lists. 

So we are having to ask AGAIN if you want to receive our newsletters in your email

or would you rather just read it on our website (www.crownvalleypickleball.org )??

**Please respond once again, with a yes or no. Also, please add our email address to

your contact list in case you haven’t already done so. 

**If you want to be removed from our contact list completely, please let us know

that you are no longer interested in CVPB. You won’t hurt our feelings if you want

to be removed.


Some Very Important Information:

Our Winter schedule ends Jan 31.  Saturday Jan 30 is the last Saturday for open play until

the end of June.  There is a conflict with Little League games on Saturdays regarding parking

spaces.  Our agreement with the Parks & Rec Dept. of Laguna Niguel requires that NO

PICKLEBALL PLAY is allowed on Saturdays until their season is finished in June, 2016.


**However, this year we do have the option of playing at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park

(aka “Regional Park”) on La Paz Road near the intersection of Aliso Creek Rd.  You may

purchase a yearly parking pass or pay on a daily basis for parking.  Speak to the Ranger at

the entrance to the Park for your parking pass.  There is no charge for playing Pickleball.

Be sure to take your own equipment, including balls.  Crown Valley Pickleball does not

operate, or control, that 4-court Pickleball site.  Please keep in mind that the more we

play Pickleball at the Regional Park, the more it will influence the County to strongly

consider the construction of a permanent Pickleball facility, there in the park.


January Pickleball Playing Schedule:

Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 noon

Sunday 10:00 – 1:00 pm (MUST stop play at 1:00 pm to respect the neighbors)

Afternoon Play: Mon – Fri 3:00 – 6:00 pm  You MUST arrange you own matches with a club

member as there is no guarantee that the courts will be unlocked.


Memberships are now prorated @ $50 for the year, expiring Oct 31, 2016.  If you have been

playing in November & December and haven’t yet renewed your membership, your dues

are $60.


CVPB hired Roy Pruneda’s Tree Trimming Service to trim the 2 palm trees & the 3 pepper

trees that overhang the courts.  Thanks Roy & your crew for helping to keep us looking well

groomed and the courts clean from leaves and other debris.



Also, we want to thank Tyler Anderson for his faithfulness in washing the courts and

backdrops each month.  We often get positive comments on how well our courts & the

whole facility are maintained.


AED & First Aid Class – Originally scheduled for Wed. Jan 13 has been postponed until

further notice.


Please keep the following players in your thoughts and prayers:  Mernie Curb, Ron Russell,

Tony Hatcher, Joe Smart, Sandy Hunter, Jackie Vohs, Connie Smart, & Jay Seidemann.

It’s good to see Bob Amato, Ralph Kraft, & Alan Vohs back on the courts again!


Dan Roditi is now offering private & group lessons, at Crown Valley, for those players who

want to “up their game” to the next level, for intermediate and/or advanced players.  See

the attached flier; call or text him 714-308-1521.


Lonnie Kojima offers group lessons at Crown Valley for beginners, advanced beginners, &

intermediate players.  Email him pokerlonnie@gmail.com;  call him 949-291-8083.

*Need a new Pickleball paddle?  Ask Lonnie about his selection of paddles.


Results of Recent Pickleball Tournaments

Shadow Mountain Pickleball Challenge, Shadow Mountain CC, Palm Desert,  Dec 11 – 13

Gold Medals

Mary Barsaleau & partner MXD skill 4.0 – 4.5

Mary Barsaleau & partner WD age 50 – 89


Voyager Holiday Open, Tucson AZ, Dec 3 – 6

Bronze Medal – DeeDee Jackson & partner MXD skill 4.0


Cranberry Slam PB Classic, Whitney Mesa Tennis ComplexHenderson, NV,  Nov 27 – 29

Congratulations to Eve Stuart & Mario Najera for earning medals.


We want to highlight the following tournaments for your viewing and/or playing pleasure:

*Tustin Winter Classic, Currie Courts,  1302 Sycamore, Tustin  Jan 16 – 18  entries closed

*Encinitas Pickleball Grand Prix, Bobby Riggs T.C. Encinitas Jan 31 deadline Jan 31

*Palm Desert Resort Picklebowl, P.D. Resort C.C., Palm Desert Feb 4 – 7 deadline Jan 25

*Palm Desert Senior Games, Community Center, Palm Desert Feb 19 – 21  waiting list only

*March Madness, Melba Bishop Courts, Oceanside March 18 – 21 deadline Feb 28

*Surf City Pickleball Tournament, Murdy Park, Huntington Beach Aug 5 –7 deadline July 22


Other Future Tournaments can be found on www.pickleballtournaments or the official

www.usapa.org  websites


Bits and Pieces:

*Play Pickleball in Jamaica ‘Mon! Nov 30 – Dec 7 and/or Dec 7 – 14, 2016.  See attached flier.

Contact Audrey Phillips veryaud@gmail.com

*PLEASE check the Lost and Found in the black box for your left behind items. With the cold

weather, players are wearing jackets & other warm garments, taking them off when they

warm-up and then leaving the courts without them!    You might also look for  your lost towels,

or better yet, take a clean one to claim for your own; we have dozens of them!

*Support the game that you loveJoin USAPA  www.usapa.org


Here’s hoping for a Healthy and Happy New Year for all of us,


Bill & Terri Smith, USAPA Ambassadors to Saddleback Valley & South Orange County, CA

949-874-2482 cell

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