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December 2015

Dear Crown Valley Picklers,
Crown Valley will continue to operate at Crown Valley courts as it has since its beginning in 2011.  Your Steering Committee is continually looking for opportunities to increase the number of Pickleball courts in Laguna Niguel.  Currently, that effort has resulted in a trial period with four temporary courts in the Orange County Regional Park in L.N.  The ultimate goal of this trial period is the creation of permanent Pickleball courts at that site.  The County of Orange & the City of Laguna Niguel will need to come to an agreement on the  installation of these proposed permanent courts.
What, if any, challenges we will face us as a result of the Charter School opening in August 2016, on the current Crown Valley Elementary School campus, are not yet known.  Crown Valley Pickleball is still here & intends to remain so.
Membership Dues:  If you’ve been playing during the month of November & haven’t paid your dues, you aren’t a member until you pay the year’s fee=  $60. Please take care of your obligation to the club.  Please pay by check at the courts or mail it to Terri Smith
31619 Crystal Sands Dr, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.  Make your check out to CV Pickleball.
Daily fee is $2, if you aren’t a paid club member.
Crown Valley Parkway will be closed on Saturday morning for the city’s Holiday Parade.
**Please check on your GPS for alternate routes to the courts.
December Playing Hours:
Monday – Saturday Mornings: 9:00 am – 12 noon
Monday – Friday Afternoons 3:00 pm – dusk *all games must be prearranged with a club
member so the gate will be unlocked.  L.N. Regional Park is open all day 6 am – dusk
Sunday Mornings 10:00 am –1:00 pm
The courts will be open Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve Day & New Year’s Day, 9 am – 12.
Please keep the following friends in your thoughts & prayers: Ron Russell, Tony Hatcher,
Joe Smart, Mernie Curb.  If you know of someone we have missed, please let us know.
Results of recent Pickleball Tournaments:
USAPA National VII, Robson Ranch, Eloy &  Palm Creek, Casa Grande, AZ 11/8 – 11/16/15
Gold Medals
Ron Chang & partner MD age 50+
Bill Smith MS age 75+
Bill Smith & partner MD age 75+
Silver Medal                                                                Bronze Medal
Dennis Louie MS age 65+                                        Bill Greenwalt & partner MXD age 65+
Here are the former guests of Crown Valley Pickleball who won medals at the Nationals: Marty Trifonoff, Christine McGrath, Bev Youngren, Bob Youngren, Jen Lucore, Scott Moore & Dan Moore.  Congratulations to all these fine Picklers!
Thanksgiving Skill Tournament at Melba, Melba Bishop Courts, Oceanside 11/27 – 11/30
Gold Medals
Joanne Hedgespeth & partner MXD skill 3.0
Susan Posilovich & Steve Barrett MXD skill 3.5
Terrey Trower & Lois Tuey WD skill 3.5
Silver Medals
Carrie Dye & Craig Haas MXD skill 4.0
Carrie Dye & partner WD skill 4.0
Betsy Moore & partner WD skill 5.0
Bronze Medals
Marianne Lassigne-Vargas & partner MXD skill 3.5
Stacey Proctor & partner MXD skill 4.5
Mary Thompson & Joanne Hedgespeth WD skill 3.0
Mary Barsaleau & Stacey Proctor WD skill 4.5
Crown Valley Novice (beginners, 2.0 & 2.5 skill) Doubles Round Robin, Crown Valley 11/21
Gold Medals
Bob Johnson & Wendy Billman
Remie Whistler & Judy Dempsey
Bob King & Larry Dahlin
Silver Medals                                                         Bronze Medals
Lynda King & Sheri Gail                                      Lance Kintz & John Kintz
Maureen Strook & Speranza Penn                  Pam Deitz & Patti Ellisor
Walter Dietiker & MaryAnn Nemeth               Lynne Comer & Erin Flair
Bits & Pieces of Information:
**Beginners & Advanced Beginners who want lessons at Crown Valley might want to contact Lonnie Kojima  pokerlonnie@gmail.com
**Interested in nighttime Pickleball play?  Contact Kevin Booth 949-463-1983. The Beach & Tennis Club of Lake Forest is open Tues & Thurs nights @ 6:00 pm with well-lit courts.
**Please see attachments regarding Pat Carroll’s Picklosophy Clinics in Oceanside & Encinitas.  See also Tustin’s January Round Robin entry form.
**Please check for your “lost” items in the black box at the courts.  We are starting to collect quite a few items plus dozens of towels!
**Support the game you love: join USAPA   www.usapa.org
**Our monthly newsletters can be found on our website www.crownvalleypickleball.org
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends on (& off) the Pickleball courts,
Bill & Terri Smith, USAPA Ambassadors to Saddleback Valley & South Orange County
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