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.
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.
Our first dinking competition of the year will take place on Saturday, March 21, during the morning club hours. Email has already gone out. Sign up using the green RSVP button in the email. The Rules of Play are also included in the email.
Check-in and warm-ups will start at 8:30 am. The competition begins at 9:00.
We will provide bagels and - at Jorgen's request - donuts. (You thought I was going to say cheese Danish, didn't you?) Bring your own beverage.
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).
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.