Fall Tournament September 24, 2023Women's Doubles
Kathy Lawson (Silver), Rose Stackhouse (Silver), Brenda Trejos (Gold), Francie Pollock (Gold), Sher Wiedeman (Bronze), Judi Hammel (Bronze)
Patty Smith (Silver), Lisa Kennedy (Silver), Rene Fiel (Gold), Laurie Alburn (Gold), Judy Maid (Bronze), Jean Marsh (Bronze)
Jacqueline McKelvey (Bronze), Cheryl Anderson (Bronze), Tanya Ratajczak (Silver), Cindy Bell (Silver), Lili Jacobs (Gold), Cheryl Hite (Gold)
Fall Tournament September 24, 2023
Seamus Nally (Bronze), Caleb Dansky (Bronze), Mathieu Lancaster (Gold), Tom Armenti(Gold), Erik Devlin(Silver), Sid Brock (Silver)
Tom Griesel (Bronze), Justin Griffin (Bronze), Steven Skaar (Silver), Tony Curtis (Silver), Garth Silvernale (Gold), Steve Payton (Gold)
Fall Tournament September 23, 2023 Mixed Doubles Winners
Liane Emerson (Silver), John Winter (Silver), SarahGennie Colazio (Gold), Sergio Mestas (aka Dark Helmet) (Gold), Kerry Pittenger Bronze), Jules Horton (Bronze)
Garth Silvernale (Silver), Lollie Hernandez (Silver), Sara Smith (Gold), Tony Pillitteri (Gold), Shane Adamson (Bronze), Roberta Cox (Bronze)
Siou Cheng (Bronze), Jena Ungs (Bronze), Greta Busch (Gold), Jimbeau Pearson (Gold), Govind Nair (Silver), Dana Sugg (Silver)
Greetings from your 2023 Loveland Pickleball Club board!
We’ve had our first board meeting and want to begin by thanking all of you who responded to our survey. We also want you to know that WE HEAR YOU! Below are the results and our thoughts for each category. Please keep in mind we are in our beginning stages and may not have all the answers.
The goal of LPC Board is to spend all annual dues on Court Reservations from May through September, and we hope these events result in community building and friendship development. All other club activities rely on volunteer assistance and/or added fees. Please let us know if you can volunteer your time and talent to support skill development, tournaments, or other activities!
A majority (63%) of respondents enjoy playing during work hours and a fairly large number (37%) can only play outside of work hours. The LPC Board recognizes this. We currently reserve most court times from 8-10 AM. We also reserve court time on Monday evenings for our Ladder League and Thursday evenings for PickleSkills. For 2023, we have added court reservations on Sunday mornings at Osborn. We will continue to study this issue and add indoor play during off-work hours.
69% of respondents are seeking indoor options. Based on your response, the LPC Board has started working on indoor options and will announce some affordable indoor events soon! Because we spend all current funds on outdoor courts, indoor options can only be offered at an added cost to our members. We will start with Pay Per Session and we plan to offer upgraded membership once we gauge participation and identify adequate indoor courts.
More than half of respondents are of average skill, while smaller groups identified themselves as beginner, or advanced. Based on your feedback, the LPC Board will be working on ways to cater more specifically to these three groups. Lower skilled players are seeking mentorship and skill development. Players of all skills are seeking events matching their skill level. To help with this, please update your skill level in your profile on the LPC website.
Slightly more than half of our respondents are 65 or over, while the smaller half is under 65. We had numerous comments asking for tournament play to be separated by age. The LPC Board will be working toward this goal, creating a division for players 65 and over, and a different division for those 64 or less. Our ability to separate by age brackets depends heavily on the number of players in each age bracket registered for the event.
Approximately half of respondents offered additional comments which are summarized here:
To accomplish these goals for all of you we are going to need help from volunteers. If you feel you have the time, please reach out to any of the board members. You can also enhance your experience with LPC by using our member list along with PlayTime Scheduler.
Thank you again for your participation!
Tracie, Tony, Patty, Mark, and Laurie – Your LPC Board
Along with Bob, Sandy, and Mark, our Board Advisors.
December 14, 2022
Here are the results of the 2023 LPC Board of Directors Election:
161 votes were cast.
The new Board has selected the following roles for each member. Feel free to contact any Board member at the listed email address.
Congratulations to the 2023 LPC Board of Directors!
October 24, 2022
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday at NORCO for our LPC Annual Membership Meeting and Indoor Pickleball Event. We had a great turnout!
Here are the notes from our annual meeting which are also posted on our website under the Members tab.
As we mentioned at the meeting, we're looking for LPC volunteers interested in volunteering for one of the open board positions. Please reply to this email if you're interested and we'll set up a time to talk with you so you have a better understanding of what's involved.
See you on the courts!
September 1, 2022
Here are the latest LPC updates:
ANNUAL LPC MEETING
Our annual LPC meeting will be held at NORCO in late October.
We're reserving NORCO for 6 hours for open play and for the meeting. We'll send out more details as we get closer to the date. We'd love to see a great turnout from our members!
RESERVED COURTS FOR LPC MEMBERS
September is the last month LPC reserves courts exclusively for our members. Here is the current court reservation schedule. Court reservations will not be extended into October this year. Get out and play while the weather is gorgeous!
RESERVED COURTS AT MEHAFFEY FOR 3.75+ PLAY
We've received a lot of feedback about needing courts for our most advanced members. This month, we're running a trial to see if we have enough advanced player interest to justify these reservations. Two courts are reserved at Mehaffey from 8 - 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, September 6th. These additional courts are not in the published court reservation schedule.
Beginning September 3rd, you can reserve SIMON by contacting Debbie Jostes. Thank you Debbie!
LPC PICKLEBALL COMMUNITY
Check out this article on BVM Sports! Two of our LPC members, Rich and Kathy Lawson, are featured.
FORT COLLINS FALL TOURNAMENT
Are you looking for one more tournament before the end of the 2022 season? Check out the September Smash tournament in Fort Collins on September 24th and 25th.
August 15, 2022
Here are the latest updates:
STRATEGIC PICKLEBALL CAMPS
We still have room in the Hotshot Advanced session (> 4.0) and the Novice sessions (< 3.0). Sign up today if you're interested! This event is also open to the public, so you can share this information with people outside the LPC.
Here is the flyer with details.
LPC FALL TOURNAMENT
Registrations are still open for the LPC Fall Tournament. Don't delay; sign up today! You must be an LPC member to register. Registration is open for all 5 events:
Mixed Doubles Tournament on Saturday, September 17th, 8 am to 2 pm
Men’s Doubles Tournament on Sunday, September 18th, 8 am to 2 pm
Women’s Doubles Tournament on Sunday, September 18th, 8 am to 2 pm
Open Play on Saturday, September 17th, 9 am to 11:30 am
Open Play on Sunday, September 18th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 am
You MUST have a partner to sign up for the Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, or Women’s Doubles tournaments. We have a new Forum to help you find a partner if you’re interested in playing in these tournaments. See the Find a Tournament Partner forum.
JUST FOR FUN
Check out A Dinkin' Problem by the Cow Cats, written and produced by Edmond Bruneau from the Walla Walla Pickleball Association!
July 13, 2022
Here are the latest LPC Updates:
We Need Subs for Ladder League!
We need subs for all levels for Ladder League. Ladder League is played on Monday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. at Osborn Park in Loveland. If you are interested in subbing, please contact Mark Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide Mark with your self-rating and your preferred contact information (text, phone, email).
Delay Play at Sunnyside Until 8:00 a.m.
The Loveland Pickleball Club is requesting that pickleball play at Sunnyside not start until 8:00 am, including court cleanup with leaf blowers. Many of the older homes do not have air conditioning and leave their windows open at night. Recently, the noise has started before 7:00 am.
2022 Loveland Pickleball Club Strategic Pickleball Camp
Adam Johnson and Greg Williams help you dominate your level of play and learn the strategies needed to take your game to the next level!
Adam and Greg compete nationally at the 5.0 level and are regulars on medal stands across the country.
The camps will be held August 23 - 25 depending on your level. For more information, see Strategic Pickleball Camp.
If you are interested in attending one of these camps, please sign up in the Event Calendar. Make sure you choose the correct level and time. We will not issue refunds unless a replacement is found. Registration is now open!
Fort Collins Pickleball Club is hosting a Dink Tournament on July 23rd. For more information, see FC Dink Tournament.
Mehaffey Bathroom Vandalized
June 19, 2022
Here are the latest updates for LPC:
LPC COURT RESERVATION POLL RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer our poll on court reservations. A summary of the poll results and the submitted comments can be found here.
Based on the comments we received, 2 additional courts have been reserved on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 - 10 am at Centennial for Advanced play starting in July.
Please take the time to read through the summary!
Tyler Vann and Kyle Yates are conducting 4 clinics next month with each clinic open to 16 people. You can sign up for one of these clinics today on our website in the Events Calendar.
For more information, see the clinic flyer.
If we are unable to fill all these spots with LPC members, we will open the clinics to the public.
PickleSkills has been a great success again this year! For those of you participating in PickleSkills, please show up at 5:30 to help set up nets and courts and get ready to play. We need to make sure all players are checked in on their nets before 6:00 so we keep the drills running on time!
Once again, July Ladder League filled up in 24 hours. We will send out an announcement when the August Ladder League Registration is about to open. Put a reminder in your calendar to sign up the day registration opens if you want to play.
Also remember that Loveland Parks and Recreation offers Ladder Leagues on Saturday mornings at Osborn. You can find additional information in the Summer 2022 Activity Guide.
UPDATE YOUR SELF-RATING
Please also remember to update your Self-rating in your Profile if necessary. This is especially important if you're signing up for LPC events. Instructions for updating your Profile are on the Home page of our website under the topic, Update Your Info.
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