TVPBC Survey Results are In!
Click HERE to view the results of the TVPBC survey. A huge THANK YOU to those members who completed the survey. The results paint a pretty good picture of what YOU feel the club needs, as well as what you think that we’re doing well, and what we should be focusing our efforts on.
TVPBC 2019 Club Tournament
To register, click HERE and fill out the registration form.
To see the status of registrations click HERE. This link will show that you registered and if you signed up for doubles, if your partner has registered too.
Please register as soon as possible, even if you are looking for a partner for a doubles event. If anything changes after you fill out a registration form, just completely filled out another form. The last form you fill out will be one used.
Whether you decide to play or not, come join the fun and be a volunteer. We always need help with set up, registration, scoring, refreshments, photography, and tear down. If you are able to help out please send an email to Mike Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are new to Pickleball and are not sure about entering the tournament, being a volunteer is a great way to see how much fun the tournament can be.
PLEASE sign in EVERY TIME that you come out to play, and make sure that everyone that you’re playing with also does the same.
And include the TIME, it’s also important!
Court usage will ultimately determine if, when, and how many more courts we’ll ever have. Yes, it’s THAT important.
Our own TVPBC member, Pete Young, put a GAMMA Compass Paddle to the test! Check out his review below.
I am a 4.0 Pickleball Player who plays generally 5 days per week in addition to tourneys in the TN/NC/SC/GA area as a member of Tellico Village Pickleball Club.
I want to thank Pickleball Central for recently providing our Club of about 800 members a demo GAMMA Compass paddle with NeuCore Technology to try out.
The demo Compass paddle that I used extensively was 16 5/8 inches long overall and weighed 7.75 oz (middleweight) with a small grip size of 4 1/8 inches on a 4.75 inch long handle. This combination of paddle and handle length coupled with the small grip allowed for quick hand position changes. The things that I liked best about the paddle were the elongated face for extra reach with a very large and very forgiving sweet spot; especially close in to the handle. Additionally the paddle seemed to impart plenty of solid power while not giving up the ability for control or touch shots.
The textured surface made it easy to spin shots with control and made dinking relatively easy. Overall, the paddle was well balanced, felt good in my hands, and had very nice colors & graphics.
It seemed to be well constructed; especially the solid edge guard which has been a trouble spot for me with other paddle manufacturers. I think this paddle would be a great all around paddle for
beginners thru advanced players alike due to its fine combination of features. Try this paddle out, you will love it just as much as I did!
For GAMMA Paddles please link to: http://www.pickleballcentral.com/Gamma_Paddles_s/260.htm
Meet the “Lobster”
Just in time to help sharpen your game, the club has retired our “Simon” ball machine and replaced it with the “Lobster”. The Lobster Pickleball machine is the perfect practice partner, helping you improve your game with its capacity for random oscillation and speeds of up to 60 mph. It’s located in the same location where Simon lived with complete operating instructions posted. PLEASE follow the instructions when working out with the Lobster. Online manual – https://www.lobstersports.com/img/manuals/OM_pickle0418web.pdf
Did You Know. . .
. . . that Pickleball Central offers us a 5% discount on anything purchased through them? Just use our discount code (CRTellico) to receive your discount.
. . . that the club has a Sunshine Committee formed just to let our members who are sick or injured know that we care about them? Just drop a note to Dee O’Day (email@example.com) to let her know of anyone who needs this kind of TLC.
. . . if you find a left-behind paddle on the courts, do NOT put it in the utility bin. Instead, take it to the Wellness Center desk. They will store the paddle, call the owner (if possible), and then check the ID of any person claiming the paddle as their own. And if you haven’t already put an ID label on your paddle, do it NOW!
. . . that the club has three resident USAPA Ambassadors? Bill Mason, Mary Clor and Rich Karakis are all on hand and available to answer any questions and to promote the sport in any way we can.
When signing in each time you play on the courts, we are asking everyone to close the door to the mailbox after they sign in. Most of the time it is not a big deal but when it rains the sheets get wet.