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We hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving!  The tip of November means one winter month is within the books and solely 5 stay till the Bend trustworthy are again in shorts and tees.

Indoor (Bend Hoops) Schedule Modifications:  The indoor play schedule will change efficient December 5.  The brand new schedule is on the market from a hyperlink on the SUG web page.  Periods have been moved round to enhance (hopefully) entry and fill slots.

The Courts Use Group (CUG) places collectively the play schedule.  CUG members talk recurrently and meet regularly to evaluate wants and make changes.  The CUG maintains knowledge from play historical past to ensure we’re profiting from our allotted instances.  The CUG additionally gathers suggestions from gamers and Captains to fulfill the expectations of gamers and make environment friendly use of the courts.  For sure, this can be a tough course of and virtually all the time leads to some form of suggestions, often from sad gamers.  We have to hear from all of you to maintain issues moving into a fashion that meets your wants.  Please let your Captains know the way you assume issues are going.  You may additionally talk instantly with CUG members:  Werner Zehnder, Linda Kallal, Mike LeRoy, Mike Mineni, LaVerda Gallagher, Scott Moyer, Kirk Foster, Christy Hunter, Barbara Hudin, and Nancy Pierce.  Emails can be found by means of the Member Listing.

Cancels & No-Reveals:  As you’re most likely conscious, some periods are in excessive demand and fill rapidly.  Our SUG web page will get an excessive amount of site visitors from gamers who’re searching for a chance to play and wish to soar in on any cancellation.  Final minute cancellations are harder to fill as gamers often surrender and make different plans.  We do expertise a excessive incidence of no-shows and last-minute cancellations.  Given the variety of individuals concerned, that is to be sometimes anticipated.  We get involved, nonetheless, when a single individual repeatedly cancels on the final minute or fails to indicate altogether.  Gamers who repeatedly join early and maintain a spot till the final minute after which cancel or don’t present in any respect deprive different gamers of a chance to play and cut back wanted income to the membership.  The CUG has decided that gamers who’re repeatedly making late cancellations or not displaying up will likely be warned after which topic to having their SUG privileges suspended briefly if the apply continues.  It isn’t a pleasing consequence for anybody concerned, however we have to be courteous to our fellow membership members.

Captains Wanted:  Captains are important to the sleek efficiency of our operations.  Captains handle the sign-in, gather charges, set the rotation, get the power arrange, handle the clock, and carry out different duties associated to organized play.  We want gamers who can deal with the accountability to assist us hold issues working.   If you’re concerned about serving to out or have questions, please contact Mike LeRoy.

Scores Periods:  There are two rankings periods at LaPine Rec middle: December 9 and January 17.  Verify the SUG pages for availability in addition to location info.

Pickleball Technique Camp:  Lisa Palcic is presenting a camp at Bend Hoops in Bend on December 17th.  A flyer with sign-up directions is on the market on the BPC web site below Clinics.

Pickleball Zone:  Plans are transferring ahead for a brand new indoor pickleball facility. An internet site with particulars ought to be prepared quickly.

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