Pickleball is Back!  (Well, sort of . . .)

    By Judi Mosley, 05/03/2020

    Some of you may have seen the news that Grass Valley is gradually opening its parks again.  The County has revised its stay home order to allow for more outdoor recreational activities, including pickleball, but there are strings attached.  The City has posted new signs at Memorial Park that outline the rules.  Pickleball is permitted by household groups only, and each group must stay at least six feet away from others.  Consequently, there will be no Club play until further notice.

    Unfortunately, pickleball has had a bit of bad press recently.  A letter to the editor of the Union noted that pickleballers were continuing to play at South Yuba in violation of the County order that was then in effect.  We have provided assurances to both the City and the County that it was not GVPC-sponsored play, and that the vast majority of our members are cooperating with the order.

    Now that we have a little more leeway, we need to show that we will act responsibly.  If there are problems at the courts, we can expect that they will be closed again.  We don't want a repeat of the southern California experience with the beaches opening ever so briefly, only to be closed again when people did not follow the social distancing guidelines.  If your household plays at Memorial, please follow the posted rules.

    Stay safe, and hope to see you again soon!

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    Memorial Park is CLOSED!

    By Judi Mosley, 03/16/2020

    Notice from the City of Grass Valley:

    EFFECTIVE DATE(S): March 16th until further notice

    The City of Grass Valley is closing all parks to help mitigate and slow the spread of COVID-19. Parks will be closed as of the morning of March 16th. City officials plan to reevaluate the situation on April 1st, 2020 and will provide an update at that time. List of parks affected: Memorial Park, Memorial Pool, Condon Park, Minnie Park, DeVere Mautino Park, Dow Alexander Park, Elisabeth Daniels Park, Glenn Jones Park, and Lyman Gilmore Turf Field.

    The City of Grass Valley’s top priority is the health and safety of this community and its citizens. This is a fluid situation, and we will continue to monitor it closely, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with state and county health departments. We understand the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause, but we believe the potential risks of inaction are too great to ignore.

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    URGENT: Indoor Play and Special Events canceled until the end of the month

    By Judi Mosley, 03/12/2020

    In order to reduce the risk of virus transmission we are canceling large GVPC gatherings through the end of the month.

    Indoor Play at the Veterans Hall and special events such as Dink 'N' Donuts and Clinics are canceled.  Outdoor Club play and Ladder play will continue for now. 

    Please check the Calendar for details.

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    Member Clinics

    By Pavana Bohegian, 03/11/2020

    Grass Valley Pickleball Club is committed to providing opportunities to improve skills of our members.  We have held several successful clinics in 2019 and will continue as long as there is interest.  We hope to plan at least one clinic per month for the Spring through Fall season and possibly some indoor clinics next winter.  

    These clinics will be held during club reserved times at Memorial Park (either Sundays 12 noon to 2 pm or Wednesdays 4 to 6 pm).  They are limited to 16 GVPC Club Member participants only and often sell out within 24 hours of email notice. Some clinics will be for specific levels of play.  We have programs for beginners and recreational players.  These clinics are focused on the 3.0+ player.

    Please see the Members Area for more information on future clinics/instructors and be sure to check your email regularly for the sign-up notification. You can now pay instantly for these clinics via PayPal when you sign up.  

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    New GVPC email address

    By Judi Mosley, 03/07/2020

    The GVPC email address changed when we moved to the new website.

    If you haven't received any Club emails in the last few days, check your junk or spam folder.  Then add the new GVPC email address to your contacts so you won't miss any more announcements.