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Dear Crown Valley Picklers,

Due to previous rain delays, the color coating on the repaired cracks has finally been completed.  The courts look fantastic & one cannot tell that there ever were cracks.  Thanks go to Dave Taylor’s crew from Taylor Tennis Courts.
Bill Smith has been continuing the club’s 3-year-program of teaching the kids from Crown Valley Elementary School, grades 4 & 5, along with kids from Grace Classical Academy, grades 5-8.  CVPB has provided this instruction and equipment, at no cost, to all these students.  You can feel proud that this public service was made possible by your contribution as a Club member.  Over 300 youngsters will have been introduced to this great game that we all love so much. The final afternoon of instruction will be on Friday, May 27.  Bob Amato, Cindy Dopf, Janice Vela, & Terri Smith occasionally assisted him.   
Crown Valley will cease to exist as a school in June.  The new school, Community Roots Academy, will take possession of the property.  They will have their own physical education instructors.  We anticipate they will offer Pickleball in the afternoons, after their lunch hour. 
Of course, Crown Valley Pickleball will continue to use the courts as we have in the past, with the same hours we currently play.
Be sure to put Sunday, June 26 on your calendar for our 5-year anniversary celebration. Plans include a Round Robin Tournament in the morning into early afternoon with a catered early dinner in the Laguna Niguel Regional Park at NO COST to you.  Members and guests will be invited to participate.  You will be asked to provide your own beverage. It will be necessary for you to sign up at the courts so we’ll have an accurate head count for dinner.  Details will be provided later.  Prepare to have lots of fun when you join us in our celebration!
Round Robin Tournament: Sunday June 26, 10:00 – 1:00 pm @ CV Courts
Details: 20 Men for Men’s Doubles & 20 women for Women’s Doubles
Members get first priority.  There will be a waiting list for guests who wish to play. You must register for the tournament on the courts beginning on Wed. June 1.  Last day for member’s registration will be June 15. Guests will be notified if there is a spot in the tournament for them, after June 15.
Party in the Park: Sunday, June 26, 1:00 pm - ?   Entry is $5 per car, or use your yearly parking pass.
Food: Catered Taco Truck, @ NO COST to all members & guests of Crown Valley Pickleball.  It is not necessary to have played in the Round Robin Tournament to join us in the park.
Place: Laguna Niguel Regional Park, grassy area by the temporary Pickleball courts.
Bring: Your own beverage of choice, a chair, & beach blanket.  And if you wish, bring a dessert to share.
*Sign Ups are absolutely necessary so we have enough food to go around!
Your CVPB Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the Laguna Niguel City Council, at its 2016-2017 Budget Workshop, unanimously approved a line-item Capital Improvement expenditure to build 4 brand new, dedicated, Pickleball courts along with lights for nighttime use.  Those courts are scheduled to be built on land provided by the County of Orange at Laguna Niguel Regional Park.  The budget will be finalized Tuesday, June 7.  We asked that construction begin asap after the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1,2016. As more information becomes available, we will keep you informed.
Your Steering Committee is, once again, readjusting the Procedures for Court Rotations.  We have two primary goals. First, get as many players as we can rotated onto the courts, in order for them to be able to play as much as possible. Second, by requiring players to sign up for specific courts, they will have the best opportunity to choose to play in the games that are best tailored to their skills.
Court courtesy is very important, & we need to improve!  Because of our physical set-up, it is necessary to move across one or more courts in order for us to enter or leave our court. Therefore, it is common courtesy to wait until the point is played out before crossing any adjacent courts.  MOVE QUICKLY across the courts.  Sauntering across courts is impolite to the other players.
Please note that sometime in June, 2016, Crown Valley Pickleball will change its name to Laguna Niguel Pickleball.  Details to follow soon.
Bill & Terri Smith, USAPA Ambassadors to Saddleback Valley & South Orange County
cvpickleball@gmail.com       www.crownvalleypickleball.org      www.usapa.org