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Last updated: November 15, 2018
MIDLAND AREA PICKLEBALL CLUB
MAP Newsletter November 2018
- On Thursday, November 8 - Tay Shores PS
- On Thursday, November 22 - Tay Shores PS
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TAY SHORES PUBLIC SCHOOL
We made our best efforts to create groups equitably, having regard to factors such as: desirability of having similarly skilled players play together, keeping couples together, etc. This is a pilot and may not be needed once the snowbirds head off. But in the meantime, we thought it was worth a try to form groups to avoid too many people showing up at the same time to use the two available courts at Tay.
If you wish to play at Tay and have forgotten which is your group, let me know.
The early group plays from 6:00 until 7:45 PM, at which time they will be asked to leave the courts unless the next group needs extra players.
The later group starts promptly at 7:45 until 9:30 PM.
Thursday – DRILLS & SKILLS and BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE/NEW NIGHT:
All groups are welcome at the Drills & Skills workshops from 6:00 to 7:00 PM and work on improving their pickleball skills.
Actual games will start at 7:00 PM for Beginners, Intermediates and New players.
These games are for those who prefer to play at a recreational level vs competitive level.
Especially wonderful is the fact that our more advanced players are showing up and helping to make everyone a pickleball star. Experience tells us that It is always great to see more advanced players mixing with beginners to bring them along faster.
We thank you for that!
Most of you know that the Special Snowbird membership ends on October 31.
You may not know however that it is possible to "top up" your membership.
In other words, players who paid $45.00 in May, can now pay another $45 and become an annual member at $90.00, which is valid until May 1, 2019.
All others who wish to play are expected to pay a drop-in fee of $5.00 per session or buy an annual membership for $90.00, which is valid until May 1, 2019.
WHAT DID I LEARN IN THE LAST MONTH?
HOW TO STOP HITTING OUT BALLS:
An out ball is a ball that would fly out of bounds if allowed to do so.
It takes practise watching the trajectory of a ball and judge whether it stays in or out.
Watch a game in progress from the side and judge for yourself if a ball will stay in or out.
If the ball comes hard at you, then think: ABOVE SHOULDER HIGH - LET IT FLY.
Especially important when standing at the baseline, just DUCK.
Never jump for a ball. Let it go instead.
WRONG LOGIC: Oh no, the ball might land in. I better hit it.
Always listen to your partner as he/she has a better view from the side judging if the ball will stay in or out.
"NO" means, it is going out.
"IT'S GOOD" means, keep playing
"BOUNCE IT" means, it is close and may go either in or out.
Remember: YOUR LIMIT TO REACH FOR AN OUT BALL IS SHOULDER HIGH - DUCK!!!
The following video teaches an easy strategy to start winning more pickleball rallies right away:
Come play with us, we will pickle you!