Please contact Gail Bunch directly. She is on the courts most mornings or can be contacted via email or phone. Her contact information can be found in the Members directory, available in the Members area of this website.
The T shirts with our beautiful new logo have arrived! If you ordered a shirt, you can pick it up from Gail Bunch. She's at the courts most mornings. She's also taking new orders ($20 each).
The City of Grass Valley has approved a new rule to govern usage of the pickleball courts during non-Club times. Instead of making people wait an hour to get on a court, the new rule is:
If all courts are in use and other players are waiting, each group must rotate off after completion of a game.
We are hopeful that the new rule will make it easier to manage congestion at the courts, especially as the warm weather brings out more players. Just rotate off after a game, get a drink of water, rest up a bit, and wait for the next open court. We are permitted (but not required) to put up our white board during non-Club times. (Those who aren't Club members can use it too.) Just be sure someone is responsible for putting it back and locking the box when you're done.
On Wednesday, Connie Leonard, Judi Mosley, and Mike Mann met with the City of Grass Valley to discuss pickleball. The City kicked off the meeting by explaining that they are pursuing grants to build new courts in Grass Valley, preferably at Memorial Park. While these things take time, it's exciting to see that the City is moving in the right direction. We also discussed GVPC's court times, improvements at the Park, and the possibility of changing the City's rules for court usage during non-Club times. Stay tuned for more on those issues.
We've been experiencing some problems recently when young basketball players arrive at the Vets Hall before 3:00. (Veteran's Hall Indoor Play time is from noon to 3pm.)
We are working with the County about the best way to avoid these problems. (We may put up a sign, but we need permission to do so.)
In the meantime, you can politely ask people to stay off the courts until 3:00.
In addition, we need to do our part by making sure we vacate the courts in a timely manner. That means that ALL PLAY STOPS AT 2:55 so that we can take down the nets and enable them to start basketball promptly at 3:00.
Ann Adams and Bruce Mosley will be kicking off a new GVPC Ladder the week of February 17th. More than 40 members have already expressed the desire to play. It will be a "Mixed Ladder", and GVPC members of all levels are invited to participate. If you didn't sign up at the annual meeting (or do not recall) but would like to participate, this is your chance! The entry deadline for the first round of ladder play is Monday February 10th, although we will accept additions even after the Ladder has started.
For more about Ladder play and to join the Ladder, please check your emails.
Questions? Email GVPCLadder@gmail.com or text Ann Adams (530-559-1565) or Bruce Mosley (925-285-5949)