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November 2015


Dear Crown Valley Picklers,

With the time change this weekend, one hour will be lost on the courts in the afternoon.
If you plan to play during the afternoon hours, please be sure you’ve arranged for games before you go to the courts.  There is no guarantee that the gate will be unlocked by a club member.
Crown Valley Club Hours Sept 1 – Jan 31
Mon – Saturday:  9:00 am – 12 noon
Mon – Fri:  3:00 pm – dark
Sunday:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
**Saturday, November 21: There will be NO drop-in play at CV because of the Novice Round Robin Doubles Tournament scheduled 9:00 – noon.  Play at LN Regional Park, unlimited hours, 6:00 am – dark!
 
If you wish to continue to receive the Crown Valley monthly Newsletter in your personal email, please respond with “Yes” and we’ll add you to the list.  Otherwise,
our newsletter will continue to appear on our website:  www.crownvalleypickleball.org
 
Membership is now available at Crown Valley: $60 for a full year’s worth of fun and exercise. Please make checks out to CV Pickleball and leave in the envelope on the sign-in table  OR  mail it to Bill Smith 31619 Crystal Sands Dr. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
 
Good News on the repair of the cracks and chips on our courts: We’ve been told by the Laguna Niguel City Maintenance Dept. that a contractor has been retained & will begin repairs during the month of November.  When we have the exact dates, we’ll let you know because it will require that the courts to be closed for a period of 3 days.  (You will have the 4 courts available at the LN Regional Park during that time frame.)
 
We would like to thank Lonnie Kojima for his continued teaching of beginners & advanced beginners.  He also is instrumental in the purchase of a solar power
system so that the Tutor Ball Machine & leaf blower batteries can be charged on site.  Lonnie was recently invited to join the Steering Committee of CV Pickleball.
 
Thanks go to Janice Vela &  Cindy Dopf for their assistance to Bill Smith in teaching the
4th & 5th grade students of CV Elementary School.  They teach every Mon & Fri during the students’ P.E. class time, from 1:15 – 2:00 pm.
 
Novice Round Robin Doubles Tournament: If you are a beginner, advanced beginner, novice, or rated at 2.0 or 2.5 skill level, this tournament is for YOU!  Saturday, November 21, 9:00 am – Noon.  Entries are available at the sign-in table, or print the attachment.
 
Volunteering to host at Crown Valley is a chance to greet old friends & meet new players, and learn their names!  Volunteering also involves making everyone feel comfortable as they come to play at CV.  Clean courts, new Pickleballs, sometimes a special treat, & lots of great competition are always part of our gracious hospitality.
Please do YOUR part, as a member of CV, to volunteer at least one day each month.
Check the calendar at the table, sign up & then show up for this unique privilege.
 
Tutorial on Tutor (Ball Machine) offered by Bill Smith: Friday, November 20, 11:00 am – noon. Come & learn how to use the ball machine to assist you in improving your game.
 
On Friday, Oct 30 the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, & the Director of Parks & Recreation of the City of Lake Forest came to play Pickleball at CVPB.  They were very impressed with our facility, the level of activity, and LOVED playing the game.  They were on a fact- finding trip to determine if PB could be added to their activity venues in their city.  They left with a very positive attitude toward adding a public Pickleball facility in Lake Forest.  Thanks go to Bob &Debi Miller and Don Stoll for arranging this outing for their civic leaders.  The Millers will soon meet with city officials to look for an appropriate site on which to build dedicated courts. Thanks to all players who showed up on Friday to support this important visit by neighboring city officials.
 
Please keep the following Pickleball friends in your thoughts & prayers: Joe Smart,
Ron Russell, Tony Hatcher, Sandy Hunter.  It’s good to see Connie Smart, Michael Serasawa, Wendy Curb back on the courts.
 
Several of our members & guests have entered to play in the USAPA Nationals Tournament VII in Casa Grande, AZ  beginning Nov 8 – 14.  Others of our Pickleball friends are travelling to watch since amazing Pickleball is played in this great tournament.  You can track the tournament on www.pickleballtournaments.com
We wish a safe journey to all those involved.
 
If you plan to head south to San Diego County for R & R and want to play Pickleball while there, respond to us & we’ll send you the new play schedules for all their venues.
 
Results of Recent Pickleball Tournaments in which our members & guests medaled:
Fall Brawl, Little Valley, St. George, UT 10/7 – 10/10
Laura Fenton Kovanda, Scott Moore & Barbara Wise.  Congratulations to our former guests, at Crown Valley, for earning medals in this tournament
 
Huntsman World Senior Games, Little Valley, St. George, UT 10/12 – 10/16
Gold
Julie Tobin & partner WD, age 65 – 69 Division B
Julie Tobin & partner WD, skill 3.,5, age 65 – 69
Jackie Vohs & Kathy Roberts WD skill 4.5, age 50 – 64
 
Silver
Kathleen Brundo WS age 50 – 54
Kathy Roberts & partner MXD age 55 – 59 Div. A
Ron Chang & partner MD skill 5.0 age 50 – 64, 65+
Bronze
Ron Chang & partner MXD age 55 – 59 Div. A
Congratulations to the following friends & guests of CV for earning medals in this prestigious tournament:    Mike Stahl, Kelly Painter, Brian Jensen, Jay Seideman,
Alice Dodgson & Laura Fenton Kovanda.
 
Arizona Senior Olympics, Surprise, AZ 10/22 – 10/25
Barbara Wise won a medal
 
Andalusia Country Club Pickleball Challenge, La Quinta, CA 10/23 – 10/25
Silver
Terrey Trower & partner WD skill 3.5
Other former guests who won medals: Justin Shomaker, Cathy Parkhurst, Eitan Weisner, Jackie Harris, & Kevin Booth
 
Be sure to join USAPA & support the game that you love to play! Remember, NO ONE  in USAPA is paid to do their assigned jobs, everyone is a VOLUNTEER from the President on down the line.  Your dues to USAPA help support the advancement of the game in the form of grants to develop new venues across North America.
 
Bill & Terri Smith, USAPA Ambassadors to Saddleback Valley & South Orange County, CA
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