Monday, January 30, 2017

CPR Class Just For Pickleball Players!

In January 2014 Art Meyers was playing pickleball on one of our courts when he suddenly collapsed.  He and his wife Linda had just taken one of the CPR classes offered at Voyager a few days before. Because she had learned how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest  Linda  began CPR while a trained bystander ran for the nearby AED (automatic defibrillator). A single shock from the AED restored Art's heart to a regular rhythm and he is very much alive and well today.

This is the second time that a pickleball player has gone into cardiac arrest while playing here, and fortunately both victims were saved because trained bystanders administered aid. Cardiac arrest can happen anywhere and at any time and after approximately three to five minutes irreversible brain/tissue damage may begin to occur. By learning how to determine if someone is in cardiac arrest and then quickly and methodically going through the steps required to provide an adequate blood supply to that person's heart you just might save a life. 

Plan to attend a special "Pickleball Players Only" class on Monday, February 20 at 6:00 PM in the Catalina Room. This free, one hour, hands on class is taught by specially trained medical students from the University of Arizona's Sarver Heart Center. You will learn how to perform the "new" CPR in which you don't check for a pulse nor do you do mouth to mouth breaths, and you will also learn how to use an AED. Sign up on the pickleball bulletin board. If you wish to make a donation to the Sarver Heart Center's Community Outreach Program there will be a donation jar at the registration table when you walk in.

February Drills

Drills are provided by Voyager Pickleball Club VOLUNTEERS so players can improve their skills.  Join in and you are sure to make advances.  Drills are limited to 12 participants.  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
Scheduled Drills
February 2&3
No Drills – Senior Olympics
February 9
February 10
Mixed Drills
February 16
Beginner Lesson Follow-up
2.0 – 3.0
February 17
Volley Block Drills w/ Ball Machine
February 23
Serve, Receive & Return
February 24
Volleys & Blocks

February Clinics

Clinics are provided by the Voyager Pickleball Club VOLUNTEERS to help improve player skills.  Some of the clinics are open to everyone, while others are limited to fit specific skill levels.  Clinics are restricted to 12 participants to allow individualized attention.  Sign-up sheets are available the week prior 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.

Doubles Strategy                 Drop Shots
Wednesday, February 1st                                Wednesday, February 8th
Levels: ALL                                                Levels: 3.5+
Instructors: Angie & Jim                           Instructors: Diane Hill & 
       Morrison                                                      Terry Lavigne

SPECIAL CLINIC -- CPR for Pickleballers --
Monday, February 20th, Catalina Room, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
See Separate Announcement & Sign-up (No Charge)

Ratings: Understand & Prepare        Serves, Strokes, Strategy  
Wednesday, February 15th                                   Wednesday, February 22nd
Levels: All (No Charge)                                    Levels: All
Instructor: Priscilla Scott                                Instructors: Dick & Nancy Heebsh 

FROM 11:00AM TO 12:30 PM ON COURTS 9 AND 10