We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays last week and are getting ready to celebrate the New Year this weekend.
As we close out 2022 and begin our busy season at the courts, we wanted to provide insight into the club’s status. First, we are financially stable. We have 600 members and have closed 2022-2023 membership to provide members with the best experience we can offer. We do have a significant waitlist. We are addressing membership inquiries with that information and also letting people know there are local public courts at Four Peaks. As members, if you are approached about membership, please let them know it is very unlikely there will be any openings this fiscal year.
This is also a good time to remind everyone of the Club Rules.
January is jam packed with events. The schedule reflects these in a very colorful manner on the At-A-Glance version. Please read thoroughly January 2023 At-A-Glance for dates, times.
Round Robins – FHPC Members Only
Tournaments – FHPC Members Only -Check in 9:30 on west courts, Play starts 10:00.
Special Event-Mike O’Connor Fundraiser
FHHS PTO-5K and Fun Run
The Board wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy 2023!
See you at the courts!
Hope everyone had a nice holiday, the weather here was PERFECT! We’re about to enter the busiest time of our year with all our events upcoming in January.
The December schedule remains as it was in November with the Trial Intermediate Round Robin removed from Tuesday afternoons, West.
With more and more members back, we wanted to refresh several court rules and reminders.
Round Robins – Members Only
The information and details for Round Robins can be found at this link:
2023 Winter Round Robin Information
Registration will open December 10. Emails will be sent to the specific skill level members with a registration link.
Advanced RR will be on Thursday afternoons run by Chris K and Michelle W and Intermediate RR will be on Tuesday afternoons run by Terri C and Diane N. We are looking for volunteers to run the Beginner RR on Saturdays or Sundays. Please contact a board member or send a note through the website if you are interested. Others will assist with the Beginners RR, but we need a primary contact and manager.
Tournaments – Members Only, Coed-Doubles
Website Information and Registration details will be available next week.
The Fall Clinic schedule was filled almost immediately. During that time a waitlist was created for both Beginners and Intermediates. We revisited that list and filled the January Clinics. And at that, we still have a few on the waitlist.
Special Event – Mike O’Connor Fund Raiser
There will be a special event on Sunday, Jan 29th, to raise funds for the Glioblastoma Foundation in the memory of our friend and fellow pickleball lover, Mike O’Connor. Maryann O’Connor is the event organizer with the FHPC allowing use of the courts from 10 AM to 12 noon. She will have a Jazzercise instructor there to help everyone warm up, food truck from the Batchelor Pad Food Truck and more surprises. We are asking for an “entry fee” (a minimum donation of $20), by check to the Glioblastoma Foundation or cash given to Maryann at the courts. Anyone can participate, not only FHPC members, and you can donate as much as you’d like! Please save the date!
Summary of November Toy, Food and Bike Drive
This bears repeating since we are still hearing that members are not receiving all member communications:
All member-only related information requires a sign in on the website. If you do not remember your password, there is a selection to request a password. Once you receive the temporary password you can go to Manage Profile and change the password to one of your choosing.
We have heard from several members that they are not receiving our communications. Please make both firstname.lastname@example.org and admin@email@example.com trusted senders. While this may be a drastic measure, consider creating an email @gmail.com as we don’t seem to have issues with that provider. If you choose to do that, you can update your profile on the website Member Manage Profile.
See you at the Courts!
The Executive Board
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