Looks like a warmup is finally coming to the valley. It’s been pretty chilly for early morning play, but that hasn’t affected the diehards!
The last two weekends of January were jampacked with events.
On Saturday the 21st the club held the Member Intermediate Tournament. There were 30 teams, many volunteers and a number of members and family came to cheer the players on.
Congrats to the winners!
1st Place Gold Jan Typher and Lou Rhodes
2nd Place Silver Teri Bernhard and Jim Chase
3rd Place Bronze Cheryl Devine and "G" Gaurev Parekh
Pictures here: Intermediate Pictures (click on individual to enlarge)
On Sunday the 22nd, 8 Advanced teams got together for a social Round Robin tournament. Congrats to the winners. A good time was had by all!
1st Place Chris Korjenek and Chris Wood
2nd Place Annie Kloss and Steve Berg
3rd Place Margaret and Ted Ennis
Pictures here: Advanced Pictures (click on individual to enlarge)
On Saturday the 28th, FHHS held their Feather & Flapjack 5K. FHPC was one of the sponsors of the event. The banner with all sponsors is hanging on the outside of the West Courts – go take a look!
On Sunday the 29th, Maryann O’Connor sponsored a social round robin play at the courts in memory of her husband and avid FHPC member/player Mike O’Connor. Donations to the Glioblastoma Foundation were accepted and over $2900 was raised! Besides FHPC members, Maryann had friends and family volunteering and providing door prizes and treats. The Batchelor Pad food truck provided LOTS of food and drink, donated by Maryann. Overall, the event was a great success, especially the interaction of all levels of play having a great time on the courts. As a recommendation, we will look at options to expand the event. Pictures here: O'Connor Event and more to come!
Two new FH vendors in addition to our member vendors attended the tournament on the 21st. They are offering discounts to FHPC members: Laser Pain Away and Ducote Lane Studio (spray tanning). Their information will be posted in the West Court bulletin Board.
We received several suggestions for tournaments etc. next year, e.g. #1 was to provide a Porta Potty, and to have separate men’s and women’s tournaments. We will be looking for volunteers to run tournaments (and round robins) to expand our past offerings.
Next up –
The Beginner Round Robin begins this Sunday, February 5. There are still a few slots available, and it is a great way to practice for the Beginner Tournament on February 26. Register Beginner Round Robin
The tournament is open to all Beginners, playing in the Round Robin is NOT a requirement. Tournament registration here: 2023 Beginner Tournament
There are also a few slots available for the Advanced Round Robin – Register Advanced Round Robin
We have updated the website for the new Club Shirts. There are many styles, size and color options. Check it out here: Shop Shirts Most Importantly, there is only a 2-week window to order, deadline is February 14.
Please pay attention to the club rules: Members cannot reserve courts for practice and drilling during skill or open play times. You must rack up and rotate if others are at the courts to play at the same time as you. There are many Member Open Play times to get a group together for drilling, etc.
There was a question about the paddle ranking system, this is the rule: paddles are racked as players wanting to play arrive or come off the courts from a completed game. There is a "next" sign that slides below the colored paddle holders. It moves from left to right as each group of paddles are removed to take the next open court. When it gets to the last set of holders on the right, the next slides back all the way to the left to start over. NO ONE should move racked paddles except to take the 4 that are next up to take a court.
On a totally different topic, it has been brought to our attention that the mobile version of the website on an iPhone often opens with the request from Google Captcha to confirm you are not a robot. The easiest workaround is to have a different browser, e.g. Google Chrome or Firefox to view the website.
Members moving away or no longer playing in FH. If you wish to drop your membership, please Contact Us, so people on waitlist can be added.
Last but certainly not least, save the date for Spring Fling, Saturday March 25. Details and sign up soon!
See you at the Courts!
The Executive Board
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