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With summer time play proper across the nook and the snowbirds trickling again in to Bend, it’s time to present you an replace and some reminders on membership actions.

Basic Assembly:  There will likely be a Basic Assembly at 6:00pm on Thursday, Might four, within the South Occasion Room on the Senior Middle, 1600 SE Reed Market Street.  It is going to be a good time to make amends for membership enterprise and meet or get reacquainted with different membership members.  In case you have questions or need assistance with any pickleball points, there will likely be individuals on-hand to reply questions and supply data.

Referee Clinic:  WE NEED REFEREES!  We will likely be having a referee coaching session on April 28 from 1 to three pm within the assembly room at Deschutes East Aspect Library, 62080 Dean Swift Street, off of Hwy 20. (Please join beforehand.)   We can have a second on the courtroom session both the 29th or 30th (climate allowing).  Every new referee can have a skilled referee as a mentor that can assist you referee video games throughout leisure play to hone your abilities.  Every trainee will likely be required to referee a minimum of 12 video games with their mentor to develop into snug with the method earlier than refereeing at both of the tournaments.  You additionally might request to shadow a referee on the match earlier than refereeing by yourself.

In case you are keen on studying to referee, please contact Sandy Brown at pickleballrefs@gmail.com and she is going to get you registered.

Calcutta Match:  This can be a enjoyable membership match for all ability ranges scheduled for June 1 and June three.  There are nonetheless some openings out there in all teams.  Gamers will solely be enjoying towards different gamers of an identical ability degree so don’t be afraid to enroll!  Match particulars and registration hyperlinks can be found on the Membership web site below the Tournaments>Upcoming Tournaments tab.

Oregon Senior Video games, June 16-18:  There are nonetheless some openings on this match. Blended Doubles occasion is full however we’re permitting individuals with companions or gamers who’re keen to accomplice with somebody on the Want Companion record to enroll.  Match particulars and registration hyperlinks can be found on the Membership web site below the Tournaments>Upcoming Tournaments tab.

PickleballZone Bend USAPA Regional Match, August 10-13:  There are nonetheless some openings on this match. Blended Doubles occasion is full however we’re permitting individuals with companions or gamers who’re keen to accomplice with somebody on the Want Companion record to enroll.  Match particulars and registration hyperlinks can be found on the Membership web site below the Tournaments>Upcoming Tournaments tab.

Clinics:  There are a variety of clinics that will likely be out there in Bend this summer time from skilled instructors.  Verify the Clinics>Participant Growth tab on the Membership web site for extra data.

Court docket Upkeep/Repairs:  We’re working with Bend Park & Rec on some initiatives at Pine Nursery.  Courts 1 by Eight are going to be resurfaced as quickly as climate permits.  Because of Mike Groves of Mike’s Fence Middle we’re additionally changing the fence material on the north, south, and west fences of 1-Eight with a bigger mesh material and elevating the fences barely to facilitate cleansing of the courts.  These courts will likely be closed intermittently as crews work to get issues completed (hopefully) earlier than June.  Please bear with us…

Pickleball Zone Bend:  Pickleball Zone Bend has signed on because the sponsor for the Pickleball Zone Bend USAPA Regional Match.  They not too long ago broke floor for the brand new indoor facility on 18th Avenue south of Empire Avenue.  For extra data contact Werner Zehnder, werner@thezehnders.com.

New members:  Please lengthen a heat welcome to our latest members:  Donald Accuardi, Paul Baragona, Patty Baragona, Mary Brooks, Gene Carpenter, Judy Church, Peggy Clark, Patrick Cougill, Ed Dolinar, Andrew Ehlers-Hardie, Bob Elliott, Chris Elliott, Steven Heller, Dorann Hurley, Shanti In, Jan Kirschner, Jeannette Launer, Douglas Layman, Jane Legg, Jill Mehner, David Morman, Cindy Morman, Jacqueline Newbold, Juliet Robertson, Tom Robertson, Pleasure Rochester, Patsy Roome, Tom Schuchardt, Mike Sharpe, Kathy Slocum, Mark Slocum, Liv Slocum, Invoice Smith, Jim Stapleton, Jim Stone, Jim Stuart, Tom Sweeney, Donna Sweeney, Glenn Topliff, Dana Topliff, Les Van Brocklin, Tony Wahlberg, Lynda Wahlberg, Rick Wannemacher and Donald Wyman.

See you on the courts!

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