Tuesday, September 20, 2016

10th Annual Voyager Holiday Open Skill Level

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By: Voyager RV Resort
Thu 12/01/16 thru Sun 12/04/16
Voyager RV Resort, Tucson, AZ, United States
Website: 
http://www.voyagerpickleball.blogspot.com
Note: All deadlines are 23:59 Arizona time on the specified date

NEW THIS YEAR - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD OR WITH PAYPAL ACCOUNT ONLY.   You must be a USAPA memberto play.   Mixed doubles are now on Friday with Men's doubles Saturday.
This is an open skill level tournament, open to all ages, for skill levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0.
Entries limited to 20 teams per skill level.  Entry order and place on event limit list will be determined by the online registration & payment dates of the LATTER partner of the team to register & pay (i.e. both team members must create their own online registration).  Registration is not complete until the waiver is signed and fees are received.  Registration may also be closed when the tournament director deems the day's event is full.
See event schedule below.
Events begin at 8:00am & check-in opens at 7:00am.  Check-in at least 30 minutes prior to start time each day.
Staggered start times will be sent out, via email only, the week of the tournament.
Rain delay makeup date - Sunday, Dec 4.
Special Event: Thursday, December 1, 6:00 pm in the Voyager Ballroom – Meet and Greet Social.  Join us for dinner.  Bring your favorite drink (alcohol allowed).  No charge.  

Pets are not allowed in the areas surrounding the pickleball courts.  Please leave them at home or in your RV.

Voyager 2017 Holiday Tournament

Attention Pickleball Players:  Registration for our 10th Annual Holiday Tournament December 1, 2, & 3 will open on September 19th.  So for all of you who want to participate, remember to sign up as soon as possible at pickleballtournaments.com.  There are three changes this season: You must be a USAPA member,  mixed doubles will be held on Friday with Men’s doubles on Saturday, and Sandy Black and Cindy Meekin are the new tournament coordinators.  

Hope everyone has had a great summer and I look forward to seeing you in November!

Sincerely,
Louise Wershey
Tournament coordinator (until Oct. 1)

Voyager Pickleball Website:


Dear Voyager players,

Our annual Voyager Holiday Open Skill Level pickleball tournament will be held on December 1st - 3rd this year, with a rain day on December 4.  It fills up fast so we are sending you advance notice that registration opens on September 19th.  You must register and pay online. 

The tournament is USAPA sanctioned so you must be a USAPA member to play this year.  Please apply for USAPA membership first if you need to join or renew.  There are links to the USAPA membership page on the tournament's Info Page and also on the registration page.  You will not be able to register without a valid USAPA membership number.

Also new this year: mixed doubles will be played on Friday with men's doubles on Saturday.

Here is a link to the tournament's info page: http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=740

We hope you are having a great summer,
Priscilla Scott
Cindy Meekin
Sandy Black
Louise Wershey

Voyager Pickleball Website:


Monday, April 25, 2016

The new Voyager Pickleball Structured Play Session Schedule for 2017 is now available.   Click on the 2017 Structured Play Schedule on the right side under Club Information.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

STRUCTURED PLAY

Structured Play – Steve David


Steve reported that to date, there were 2752 participants in the structured play sessions.

Steve advised that there will be two “shoot out” sessions starting in the fall at the 4 p.m USAPA rated 3.5 and 4.0 +.  These will occur on Tuedsays and Thursdays.

Steve also reported that he had received more volunteers to help with the 2.5 novice sessions and is looking at ways to lessen the time commitments for the volunteers, i.e. commit to one month instead of three.  A suggestion was made that providing a training session for the volunteers might encourage more people to consider helping.  This will be looked into at the beginning of the fall season.



SESSION  TOTAL DAILY AVG
Skill level 3.5 & 4.0+ USAPA Rated 462 11.27
Skill level 4.0+ Self-Rated Shoot-out 66 11.43
Skill level 3.5 Self-Rated Shoot-Out 214 26.67
3.0 Self-Rated Partner Switch 692 19.77
2.5 (Nov.) Self-Rated Partner Switch 375 11.03
Women's and Men's Partner Switch 509 29.94
3.0 - 3.5 Self-Rated Mix 218 24.22
Co-Ed partner Switch 216 24.00
GRAND TOTAL 2752 158.33

March Board Minutes

The March Board Minutes have been posted.  To view or download click on Mar 2016 on the lower right side of the page.

Friday, February 26, 2016

MARCH DRILLS 
Drills are provided by the Voyager Pickleball Club as a means to improve player skills.  Join in and you are sure to make advances.  Some drills are set to provide follow-up practice to the Wednesday clinic of the same week, while others offer practice for a variety of skills.  Drills are limited to 12 participants to allow individuals time to practice.  Sign-up sheets will be available the week prior to the drill at the bulletin board near Court 6.  Please note the skill level and plan on coming even if you are on the wait list in case there are openings. 
NOTE: The schedule may change due to volunteer availability or weather.

Thursdays and Fridays
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Courts 9 & 10
Date
Proposed Drills
Level
March 4
Drop Shots
3.5+ (rated)
March 17
Serve, Receive & Return
ALL
March 18
All Skills Drills
ALL
March 24
Five Dink Drill
3.0+ (rated)
March 25
All Skills Drills
ALL
March 31
Drop Shots
3.5+ (rated)
MARCH CLINICS

Clinics are provided by the Voyager Pickleball Club to improve player skills. Some of the clinics are open to everyone, while others are limited to specific skill levels. Clinics are restricted to 12 participants to allow individualized attention and time to practice new skills. SIGN-UP SHEETS ARE LOCATED AT THE BULLETIN BOARD NEAR COURT 6. Please note the skill level and plan on coming even if you are on the wait list in case there are openings.

CLINICS ARE OFFERED ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 11:00 AM TO 12:30 PM. ON COURTS 9 & 10.

Date                Clinic                       Level                  Instructor
March 2      Drop Shots                     3.5+                Craig Palermo
March 3      Strokes & Strategy         ALL                 Dick Heebsh
March 16    Playing Singles               ALL                Ron Olivares
March 23    Promote Pickleball
                         in Your Town           ALL                 Skip Deming

March 30    Referee Line Judging    ALL                 Ron Olivares