7/26/17

Highlights of the July 24th Executive Meeting

1.  The PPC is exploring the possibility of becoming a Society.  The reason for this is to handle donations contributed toward the new courts.  An alternative to this would be for the City to open an account on PPC's behalf for the purpose of issuing tax receipts.   

2.  The PPC treasurer reported that we have $11,465.85 in the Contingency Fund and $9,492.15 on hand.  

3.  A motion was passed to approve a $500.00 provision for expenses toward social club activities in the 2018 budget.

4.  Members are asked to step forward to form a committee to run a Club tournament in September.  Please contact Mark Tamblyn if you are interested in working on or chairing this committee.  

5.  Thirty-three members took part in the Rating Clinic.  Another clinic is scheduled for the Fall.

6.  The fees that the PPC pays to the City of Penticton for court rental will increase from $10.00 per member to $14.00 per member in the 2018 season.

7.  A request has been forwarded to the City of Penticton to power wash the courts.

7/18/17

How to Defend Against Lobbing Opponents

  1. "Pick a fast partner.
  2. If the wind is very fast, try to keep it at your back because it will make their lobs sit in the air and help you hit an overhead shot.
  3. If both players are lobbing and you are losing a lot of points then when your opponent takes his eyes off of you to watch the ball; take two or three steps back and hit an overhead. If a ball should go over your head watch and see how your opponent strokes the ball so you can anticipate how the ball will bounce so you can catch up to it. If your opponent strokes the ball from low to high then you must run about three steps past where the ball bounces because it will jump away from you and cause an error.
  4. If only one opponent is lobbing then hit to the one that is not lobbing.
  5. If both opponents are lobbing good then check and see if they only lob from their forehand side. If they do, then keep the ball to their backhand.
  6. If you see your opponent drops the face of their paddle and is pointing it towards the ground then it should warn you that he is about to lob.
  7. Make a book on your opponents and try to figure out where and when they like lob so can have a jump on the ball and not be surprised.
  8. When the ball is lobbed over your head use my best shot which is calling out “yours” to my partner to go back at an angle and return it. After I yell "yours" then I should slide over sideways and switch sides of the court."
source:  Pickleball Coach


7/17/17

Paddles for sale

Paddletek paddles are available from Roberta Meakin.  

email:  mmballet@hotmail.com or text: 250-490-5241