Early Morning Court Availability (MONDAYS)

Effective Monday, March 23rd, all 8 courts will be closed on Monday’s until 8:30AM (Monday’s ONLY). Per the Rec Department, the landscaping crew is concerned for the safety of the players. This will allow them to clean off the courts before members start to play.


TVPBC Tournament Key Role Needed

Dear Tellico Village Pickleball Club,
Our yearly tournament not only draws attention to our wonderful amenities we enjoy in TV, but it also serves as an important source of funding for our club. The funds help to keep our fees low and allow us to host socials throughout the year. The tournament fees essentially fund the event which means the additional monies we receive from our sponsors go into our club treasury.

For the past few years John Reed has done a masterful job of soliciting funds from both new and established sponsors. John has indicated that after the May 2020 tournament, he would like to turn the reins over to someone else. He has developed essentially a turnkey process for reaching out to established and potential sponsors. The purpose of this communication to you is to seek an individual who would like to take over from John and help the club in this important area. As John has just started reaching out to sponsors, now would be the ideal time to shadow him and be in a great position to assume the role for our 2021 tournament. Please respond to Mark Kester at mkesterphd85@gmail.com as soon as possible as John has just started contacting potential vendors.
Thank you!!


TVPBC Members take Bronze at Senior Olympics!

Angie Allen and Dave Brigham won Bronze in their age group at the Senior Olympics in Chattanooga last week. When you see them, give them a big CONGRATULATIONS!

 


Winter Social Gives to Kids!

The winter social was extremely successful with lots of toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys were distributed via the local Boys and Girls Club. And there were enough toys for each child to get two!


Franklin X40 balls

Our supply of Onyx balls is getting close to running out, and the club will soon start replacing them with the new Franklin X40 balls. These balls will also be available for purchase (as opposed to borrowing from the canisters on the courts); just see Karen Birch if you’re interested.


 

Sign-Ins

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.


Meet 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 storage box near courts 1-4. Complete operating instructions are 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 (deeoday70@gmail.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.