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    Memo from the GVPC Board - Update

    By Judi Mosley, 04/26/2021

    Let’s Play!

    Club Hours
    MEMBERS ONLY

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9-11 am
    Wednesday 4-6 pm
    Sunday 12-2 pm

    Memorial Park Court Usage

    • Social Distancing. We need to continue to comply with social distancing guidelines, and PLEASE exercise caution and just plain good manners when entering and exiting the courts. Wait for the departing players to get off the court before squeezing through the gate.

    • Bathrooms. Please note that the bathrooms are not open yet. We’re working with the City to address that issue.

    • Court Times. If all courts are in use and other players are waiting, each group must rotate off after completion of a game and wait for the next available court. This rule applies at all times, not just during Club time.

     

    All Memberships Extended. The GVPC Board voted to extend everyone’s membership to May 1, 2022. If you paid your dues in January 2020 (or any time since then), your membership is still good for another year.

    Drop-In Policy. The Board also voted to discontinue the policy of allowing visitors to drop in during Club times for a $5.00 fee. The Club times will be for MEMBERS ONLY, although we will still allow new players who have completed an introductory class to play twice during Club times to help them decide whether to join.

    Ladder and Clinics. Many of you have expressed an interest in re-starting the ladder the clinics. We’re working on it!

    Beginners. Know someone who wants to play? Direct them to Victor Simon at 530-205-9752 for a free introductory lesson. We will also be reinstituting Friday Night Lights, a free program for beginners that will be open to both Club members and non-members.

    Discount on Pickleball Equipment. Grass Valley Pickleball Club members get a 5 percent discount at pickleballcentral.com. Use Code CRGrassvalley.

    Questions? Suggestions? Call or text me at 925-285-5948, or you can use the “Contact Us” button on the website (grassvalleypickleballclub.org) to send an email.

    Hope to see you on the courts soon!

    — Judi Mosley

    Member News

    Good News! GVPC is Back!

    By Judi Mosley, 04/21/2021

     

    Happy Days! Club Play Times are Back!


    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  9-11 am
    Wednesday  4-6 pm
    Sunday  12-2 pm

    Stay tuned for more news about Club events.

    Member News

    REMINDER: Club discount at PickleballCentral.com

    By Jorgen Jensen, 03/25/2021

    REMINDER: 

    GVPC members get a 5% discount on all purchases at pickleballcentral.com and an additional 5% goes to the club. Use code CRGrassvalley at checkout.

     

    Member News

    Sun/windscreens

    By Judi Mosley, 12/30/2020

    News from the City of Grass Valley:

    One of our members contacted the City and asked that the sun/windscreens be removed or adjusted to allow the courts to dry more quickly after wet weather.  The City contacted us to find out whether it was an official Club request but expressed some reluctance to make multiple changes to the sunscreens in view of changing weather conditions.  The City has made it clear that Club members (or other members of the public) are not to make modifications to City property at Memorial Park. Since there can be a delay for the City to be able to respond to such requests, the GVPC Board decided not to have the City make any changes to the screens at this time.  Before long, the sun will be blinding the players in the south-facing courts and we'll be glad the screens are in place.  Please wait for the courts to dry in order to play safely.

    The City also said that it is moving ahead with our request to install gates between all the pickleball courts.  The work has been delayed during the pandemic but is expected to be done in the next two or three months.

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    Official 2021 USA Pickleball Rulebooks Released

    By Barbara Kroczak, 12/23/2020

    USA Pickleball and IFP have released 3 items:

    • the Official 2021 Rulebook,  
    • the 2021 Rules Change Document, which lists each rule that was added or changed with explanations provided,
    • an Alternate Rulebook for public comment.  

    The Official 2021 Rulebook will become effective on January 25, 2021.

    More information is available here.

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