Social event: You’re invited!

The Park City Pickleball Club’s social committee has been waiting 18 months to throw a party, and they’re hoping to see all the club members there. The event, billed as a club mixer/ fun social/ pickleball mixer for everyone, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Willow Creek Park.

All the courts and the pavilion have been reserved for the event. It’s potluck, so bring something to share along with BYOB. (Willow Creek is a non-alcoholic park, so the club will not condone liquor on site.)

It’s free, with all members invited to stop by to meet the club’s board and learn more about plans for the summer.

Invitations have been sent out to all members of the club; the first 75 to sign up will be able to play on the courts, using organized social play run by the club. If more than 75 people sign up, everyone will be welcome to stop by, share in the fun, and maybe play later as the courts open up. Sign-ups (for the club and the event) are on LivePickleball.com.

There will also be people on site to answer questions from the Membership, Open Play, Communications, and Skills Development committees. Participants can find out how to better use LivePickleball.com, and learn about the club’s plans to grow pickleball in the Park City market.

For questions about the event, send an email to parkcitypickleball@gmail.com

Tournaments: We need your help!

The Park City Pickleball Club has a fun and exciting tournament schedule planned for this summer, and we really need your help to put it all together. Whether you have the organizational skills to run an entire event, or just the willingness to help coordinate small projects, we need you. We can be flexible to make sure your role will fit both your skills and your availability.  

Please send an email to parkcitypickleballclub@gmail.com if you would be willing to help put these tournaments together. We are looking forward to your help.

Here are the details, with tentative dates:
 
Memorial Day 2021 / Club Members Only
Event:  Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s
Date: Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31
Time:  8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
Fourth of July 2021 / Club Members Only
Event: Round Robin / Mixed Doubles
Date: Monday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 6
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
1st Annual Park City Summer Classic / Open to the Public
Event: Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s / Mixed
Dates: Aug. 12-14
Times: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Locations: TBD (Willow Creek and/or MARC)
Cost: TBD / Maybe $40 plus $10 per event
 
Please note the following:

  1. All tournaments, whether club-only or open, will have a fee associated with them.  
  2. Tournaments will have new medals, shirts for all participants, and will be coordinated with the city and/or county to keep the locations centralized and allow for proper completion of events.
  3. The main reason for charging fees for the tournaments is to start raising a capital fund for a new pickleball facility in the next few years. The goal for the August tournament is to raise over $10,000 for the project.

We are looking for many of our club members to help us put these events on. A few of the roles we would need filled are:
Tournament Committee members
Tournament directors
Event coordinators
Court crew
 
All of you have the ability to help us make this happen. Again, if you would be willing to serve on a tournament committee, please send me an email at parkcitypickleballclub@gmail.com. Remember, the goal is to continue to raise funds to build a pickleball complex that will serve our community well for years to come. With everyone’s help, we can make this happen in the near future.
 
Thanks again for all of your support, and we’ll keep you updated as we move forward on these exciting events.
 
Greg Leitzke, President
Park City Pickleball Club

Tournaments planned

The Park City Pickleball Club is planning three tournaments for 2021. While the dates are still tentative, one thing is certain: We’ll need our members’ help to make it happen.
Here’s a quick look at the schedule, which is subject to change:
 
Memorial Day 2021 / Club Members Only
Event:  Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s
Date: Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31
Time:  8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
Fourth of July 2021 / Club Members Only
Event: Round Robin / Mixed Doubles
Date: Monday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 6
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
1st Annual Park City Summer Classic / Open to the Public
Event: Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s / Mixed
Dates: Aug. 12-14
Times: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Locations: TBD (Willow Creek and/or MARC)
Cost: TBD / Maybe $40 plus $10 per event
 
Please note the following:

  1. All tournaments, whether club-only or open, will have a fee associated with them.  
  2. Tournaments will have new medals, shirts for all participants, and will be coordinated with the city and/or county to keep the locations centralized and allow for proper completion of events.
  3. The main reason for charging fees for the tournaments is to start raising a capital fund for a new pickleball facility in the next few years. The goal for the August tournament is to raise over $10,000 for the project.

We are looking for many of our club members to help us put these events on. A few of the roles we would need filled are:
Tournament Committee members
Tournament directors
Event coordinators
Court crew
 
All of you have the ability to help us make this happen.  If you would be willing to help out and serve on a committee to start putting these items together, please send me an email at parkcitypickleballclub@gmail.com. Remember, the goal is to continue to raise funds to build a pickleball complex that will serve our community well for years to come. With everyone’s help, we can make this happen in the near future.
 
Thanks again for all of your support, and we’ll keep you updated as we move forward on these exciting events.
 
Greg Leitzke, President
Park City Pickleball Club

Planning committee

A major goal for Park City Pickleball Club is to build a dedicated pickleball facility in Summit County.
As the first step in this process, we are forming a committee that will be responsible for planning the organization, development and funding of the pickleball complex. The challenge is difficult, and it will take some great people to make this happen. It will most likely require a one- to three-year commitment, but the finished product will be well worth the effort.
Who would like to serve on this committee? If you are willing to help, please send an email to parkcitypickleballclub@gmail.com.

  • Greg Leitzke, PCPC President

MARC resumes doubles play

Doubles play is allowed again at PC MARC – but only if masks are worn during play. “Masks are now required anytime (including playing/exercising) when 6-feet social distancing cannot be maintained,” explained Recreation Coordinator Cole Johnston. “Because we cannot guarantee 6 feet of social distance during doubles play, doubles will be required to wear masks at all times.”

Singles play is still available. All courts must be reserved in advance. Pickleball Skillz n’ Drillz Clinics and Pickleball Monthly Clinics have both resumed under the mask requirement.

The PC Pickleball Club’s organized Saturday play in the Bubble has been postponed until Jan. 9, and round robins remain on hold for now.

Pickleball to resume at Basin

Basin Recreation plans to resume all pickleball-related activities on Nov. 30. However, given the current COVID-19 numbers and high transmission level, face coverings will be required in the Fieldhouse at all times. This requirement applies to all programming, fitness classes and exercise. Recreation and Aquatics Coordinator Sydney Bull said that Basin Rec will continue to monitor the situation daily and adjust when prudent. Those with questions and concerns about membership are asked to call Matt Strader at (435) 655-0999 ext. 14. 

To control capacity, drop-in pickleball will be by reservation only starting Nov. 30. The Fieldhouse pickleball courts are limited to 12 people for 90-minute blocks. Reservations can be made one week in advance with no fee associated if you have a Fieldhouse facility membership and active Mindbody account. If you are interested in purchasing a daily drop-in pass, contact The Fieldhouse front desk to reserve your spot at (435) 655-0999. All pickleball clinics and socials will still require registration through Basin Rec’s recreation software, DASH online.

Please wear your face coverings at all times inside of the facility and during pickleball play.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fieldhouse front desk or Sydney Bull at sydney@basinrecreation.org or 435-655-0999 ext.16.

Planning for growth

Presentations at Park City Pickleball Club’s annual membership meeting covered a variety of areas, including:

  • Development – Plans to build a dedicated pickleball complex in Park City involve public/private partnership and a dedicated fund.
  • Management – With Livepickleball.com, club members will be able to reserve courts, pay dues and sign up for events.
  • Merchandise – The PCPC logo is a prominent feature on hats, shirts and other items soon to be available for purchase.

Click here to view the full PowerPoint presentation.

Indoor pickleball postponed

Last night, the governor of Utah asked everyone to refrain from social activities with anyone other than immediate family for the next two weeks. As the pickleball club in Park City, we want to support his request, both because it is the right thing to do and because it will protect the health and safety of our members.

Both the Park City MARC and Basin Recreation have canceled indoor open play for the next two weeks.

If you have signed up for next Saturday’s open-play times from 1-5 p.m. at the MARC, please note that Debbie will be refunding your money. Look for your credit in Venmo.

The MARC’s statement: “In accordance with Governor Herbert’s Executive Order No. 2020-73, effective at 1 pm on November 9th 2020, Park City Recreation has suspended all youth and adult recreation programming, including group fitness classes, effective immediately until further notice. The PC MARC will remain open for individual workouts, private tennis and pickleball lessons, and singles tennis and pickleball play.”

Basin Recreation’s statement: Consistent with, and in furtherance of, Governor Herbert’s Executive Order No. 2020-73, Basin Recreation will postpone all youth, adult, and senior recreation programming and cancel fitness classes effective immediately through Sunday, November 29. We intend to resume those programs on November 30 if permitted to do so under state and local orders.”

Let’s hope we will be back to normal play in two weeks.