COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR OUTDOOR PLAY
GJ Parks & Rec, in compliance with state rules, has strict guidelines for outdoor pickleball play at Lincoln Park and Pine Ridge Courts. We must adhere to these rules or the courts will be closed to public play. In effect is a 50-player limit at a court complex — so 50 players at Lincoln Park West Courts, 50 players at Lincoln Park East Courts, and 50 players at PineRidge Courts. Players must continue to social distance at 6 feet.
JULY 30 UPDATE: GJ Parks & Rec approved that residents from the following counties may now play on our public courts and participate in club events such as tournaments held on our public courts: Montrose, Delta, Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Gunnison, Ouray and Eagle. If you are an out-of-county member who has not yet renewed your membership due to previous restrictions, and you reside in one of the aforementioned counties, please feel free to join/renew with WSPC at this time.
Mark Your Calendars
For these exciting club events:
– Doubles Ladder league play – starts week of Aug. 17
– WSPC annual singles and doubles tournament – Sept. 12-13
– WSPC Fall Sweet 16 event – Oct. 10-11
Stay tuned for information in your email in-box.
Round Robin Play is Back
Round Robin Play at the Lincoln Park courts runs Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-11 a.m. Wednesday will be for skill level 3.5 and lower. Friday will be for level 3.5 and higher. If you don’t know your player rating, visit HERE.
Pine Ridge Round Robins run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-10 a.m. (Pine Ridge courts are located at 359 Ridges Blvd. in the Redlands.) All skill levels are welcome Tuesday and Thursday.
All Round Robins are free and open to the public. NOTE: Round Robins are organized by independent volunteers. WSPC “supports” the event (equipment, balls, etc.) but this is NOT a club event.
We Need Pickleball Referees
The club will be holding a Referee Clinics at Lincoln Park Barn. Anyone interested may attend either Monday, Aug. 24, 8-11 a.m. at Lincoln Park west courts; or Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5:30-8 p.m. at Pine Ridge courts. These clinics are free and open to previous attendees, as a refresher, or to new participants interested in learning to referee. We will be having the club tournament in September and would like to have enough referees for every match. To RSVP or for questions email Eileen Egloff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend the club’s Dog Days Drill Fest Monday, Aug. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Lincoln Park courts. Cost is $5 and includes BBQ sliders and chips to munch on afterward. Register by emailing Mary Kusack at email@example.com by Aug. 17. Bring plenty of water. Drilling will take place on 4 courts, each doing a different drill, and rotating after 20 minutes.
Tao's Lesson Program
Tao is offering private and small group lessons. Tao’s lessons are geared toward players who have solid experience and have the basic skills and paddle strokes down. To sign up, there is a notebook in an envelope in the lock box (code: 0123) on the East Courts at Lincoln Park. Club members who live outside of Mesa County may now sign-up for his lessons.
Ed's Lesson Program
Ed Roffey is now offering 1-hour private and group lessons. He works with beginners to 4.0+ players. Lessons held at either Lincoln Park or Pine Ridge courts. Email Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Group Lessons (2, 3, or 4 players) — $20/hour per player (WSPC members)/$40/hour (non-members)
• Private 1-on-1 — $40/hour per player (WSPC members)/$60/hour (non-members)