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​Last updated:  August 30, 2017

MIDLAND AREA PICKLEBALL CLUB

MAP Newsletter September 2017.



READY FOR WINTER PICKLEBALL?

Starting in September our club players can play five evenings per week.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Sundays - six indoor courts at the Rec. Centre, 527 Len Self Blvd, Midland, ON, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for all skill levels of play.
Start date September 10.

Mondays - five indoor courts at Georgian Bay District Secondary School, 865 Hugel Ave, Midland, ON, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. There is a possibility for club members to participate as well, once specifics have been determined.
Start date to be confirmed.

Tuesdays - two indoor courts at Tay Shores Public School, 125 Jephson St, Victoria Harbour, ON, one session from 6:00 to 7:30 PM for Intermediate/Advanced players and another session from 7:30 to 9:00 PM for all Intermediate players. 
Start date September 12.

Wednesdays - two indoor courts at Tay Shores Public School, 125 Jephson St., Victoria Harbour, ON, for group bookings (4 to 8 players per court) only, no drop-ins. Two groups from 6:00 to 7:30 PM and another two groups from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.
If there are no takers for the later session, than the early group may keep playing if they wish to do so.
Start date September 13.

All club members are invited to form a group, organize and decide who plays in that group.  We can have a beginner, intermediate or advanced group, totally up to you. 
If you wish to be a group organizer, please send a note to helen.proctor@rogers.com and I will include your email ID into the system.
Every Sunday you will then receive the following invitation for the next Wednesday: 
"You have been invited by the Midland Area Pickleball Club to sign up for Tay Shores Public School. Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet".

Thursdays - two indoor courts at Tay Shores Public School, 125 Jephson St, Victoria Harbour, ON, one session from 6:00 to 7:30 PM for Novice/Beginner players and another session from 7:30 to 9:00 PM for Beginner/New players only.
Start date September 14.


As you just read, we have requested an extension of the hours we played at the school last season.
We can now set up two separate sessions per evening to hopefully eliminate long wait times.

Please let me know your preference for the Victoria Harbour location as soon as possible, so we can manage the volume properly.  Sign up for either the early session or the later one.  (If there are no takers for either session, then anyone may play if they wish to do so  ;- )

 

FALL TOURNAMENT

 Not all spots are filled for playing in the tournament on Saturday, September 9th at Tiffin Park off William St. in Midland, ON.
The cancellations are starting to come in and I am looking for one male and one female player in the Recreational/Fun division.
Please send me an email asap if you are interested.

Categories are:
Intermediate/Advanced division MEN's DOUBLES - 8 players
Intermediate/Advanced division WOMEN's DOUBLES - 8 players
Recreational/Fun division MEN's DOUBLES - 8 players
Recreational/Fun division WOMEN's DOUBLES - 8 players

Again, no partner required.
Pizza was good at lunchtime.
Rumour has it there may be butter tarts served 😉
Cost $12 per player, cash only, includes pizza, water and court rentals.

If you wish to see who has signed up, click on the following link:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4DABA92AA4FD0-mens

 
Rick Masters introduced a fun shoe guessing contest last month and we had one entry with three incorrect guesses.

There is still time to look and guess again, click here:
www.midlandareapickleballclub.ca/coach-s-corner.html

  

THE GUESTHOUSE SHELTER

 -----Original Message-----
From: Garry Morehouse [mailto:garrymorehouse@hotmail.com]
Sent: August 7, 2017 9:41 PM
Subject: FW: Thank-You

Many thanks go to the Midland Area Pickleball Club for the in-memoriam donation for Sandi to the Guesthouse Shelter. Pickleball is more than a sport; it is a bond of friendships that go beyond the court. It was comforting to see so many pickleball players at Sandi’s services. Many have not met her and most hardly knew her. In total $1,500 was raised. It almost covers the food cost for a month at the Shelter.

The Guesthouse Shelter is a community hub for youth, adults and families experiencing homelessness in North Simcoe. Their mission is so fitting to Sandi’s passion.  
For more info visit www.theguesthouseshelter.ca

Garry

  

WHAT DID I LEARN IN THE LAST MONTH?
I learned that I am a Seenager ("Senior Teenager").

I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50-60 years later.
I don't have to go to school or work. 
I get an allowance every month. 
I have my own pad. 
I don't have a curfew. 
I have a driver's license and my own car.  
I don't have acne.
Life is Good!

I have an ID that gets me into bars, liquor stores, and the wine boutiques. 
The people I hang around with are not afraid of getting pregnant.
They aren’t afraid of anything; they have been blessed to live this long, so why be scared?

Also, you will feel much more intelligent after reading this, if you are a Seenager. 
Brains of older people are slow because they know so much. 
People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains.

Scientists believe this also makes you hard of hearing, as it puts pressure on your inner ear.
Really???

Also, older people often go to another room to get something and, when they get there, they wonder what they came in there for.  
That is NOT a memory problem – it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.

SO THERE!

I have friends I should send this to, but right now I can't remember their names. 
So, please forward this to your friends, since they may already be my friends too!

Have a stress-free day!



Author unknown 😉