Linda’s Page

An article for you to enjoy from the Silver Sneakers Newsletter 5 Hidden Health benefits of Pickleball
Linda Scott at the Ambassador Retreat in Florida.  She is just a bit left of the center.  Thanks, Linda for all you do for PCCC!

Chesterfield Pickleball News

THE CEVA CUP.      This will be the first “tournament style” play for CTC-Hull.   It is set for Saturday, June 22, with a rain date of the following Saturday.   This is a match between Charlottesville area players and Chesterfield area players.  Two years ago, Charlottesville challenged us to come to them and attempt to win the coveted CEVA Cup in the first ever Challenge.  WE WON and brought home a beautiful gold chalice which we have kept (Ken Guill, the tournament director has it) for two years as we were not able to host last year.  Now Charlottesville is ready to come to TRY to take it back!    Ken will be getting the teams together once registration is complete.   It will be fun to play in this Round Robin Challenge Match as well as to be a volunteer or a spectator.   Mark it on your calendar.  A flyer will be coming out soon so you can register.
CLINIC.  The World Famous Pickleball Guru, Prem Carnot, will be here starting Mary 14 and 15th for his Smart Pickleball Clinic which he teaches both Nationally and Internationally.   Prem was the first traveling Pro who saw the potential in this area for the phenomenal growth of pickleball and has been our guest for the last 5 years.   ” When the student is ready, the teacher will come.”   Are you ready?   Go to his website ThePickleballGuru.com to register if there are still openings.  If not, get on the Waitlist as he may add more clinics.
If you want to purchase pickleball items at Pickleball Central or Gamma Sports, you can discounts using the codes below.
Discount Code for Pickleball Central   Is   CRBAD     5% off for you and 5% to the Club
Discount Code for Gamma Sports (great paddles)    PCCC2016  25% off for you.See you on the Courts!
Linda Scott,  President
Pickleball Club of Chesterfield County (Va)
804 683 8481

From Jared Dieffenbach, our Dinwiddie Ambassador, extraordinaire, reminds us as to why we should all be members of the USAPA.
As part of my Ambassador duties…. if you haven’t already, consider joining the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) for just $20/year. It’s our national organization that promotes pickleball and keeps it growing both locally and nationally. USAPA and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) recently announced a strategic alliance that will provide both youth and adult programming for athletes across the country. Pickleball is said to be the #1 growing sport in the U.S. and the world with future plans to make it an olympic sport.
What does my $20 USAPA Membership get me?
Becoming a USAPA member is a simple yet powerful way to put your support squarely behind the sport that is one of the fastest growing in the United States. When you join USAPA, your $20 annual membership supports rules and equipment standards, introductory and developmental programs for all ages, standardized competitive play and much more!  In addition, USAPA members also receive:
  • FREE e-mailed Copies of ‘Pickleball Magazine’ (6 per year)
  • 40% Discount (off cover price) of Mailed Subscription of ‘Pickleball Magazine
  • $10 Discount on USAPA Net System
  • Seasonal Discounts on USAPA Merchandise
  • USAPA e-Newsletter (6 per year)
  • Member Upgrade Options (optional USAPA discount products members can select during the online registration process)
  • USAPA Rating for all Sanctioned Tournaments (coming in 2017)
  • Secondary Medical Insurance for USAPA-Sanctioned Tournaments
  • Printable USAPA Membership Card
  • Member Access to  new ‘Look-Up’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Partner Search’ on USAPA Website                                        
  • Member Access to new ‘Referee Trainer Guide’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Referee Handbook’ on USAPA Website
* * * Now, USAPA members get discounts on travel, hotels, car rentals and much more! * * *

Club T-shirts.  These make a great  gift even to yourself…:-)     There are some new colors available.   They look great.  I know you have seen many of us wearing them.   This is a wonderful way to declare your affiliation with the club and your love of pickleball.
 Click here for pictures and order form

  Please ask each player you play with to join the PCCC in support of Pickleball in the local area.   It’s a deal and they get the calendar and updates, league play and more.   Thanks.

 CTC      Ribbon Cutting on Wed. May 1st @ 2PM. Hope to see you there.    See Chesterfield Pickleball Group on FACEBOOK for the latest pictures.

 See you on the courts!

 USAPA Ambassadors
In Powhatan, it  is Cheryl and Rick Stark at  Rick.Cheri.H@gmail.com.
Powhatan Middle School is temporarily closed for renovations.  Watch the PCCC calendar to find out when it will reopen.
In Richmond, it si Diana Garland
RVAPickleball on FACEBOOK and DianaGarland@live.com.
Times and places to in Richmond are listed on the Ambassadors and places to play page.  Check it out!
Also, You can also join our FACEBOOK group for positive and lively discussions regarding pickleball and current information relating to court conditions, where players are playing that day,etc.   You can post information and pictures, too.  ChesterfieldPickleballGroup for those who use FACEBOOK is available to you.   Also, don’t forget about our new website that our Vice President, Chris Terrell, designed for us.    The address is ChesterfieldPickleball.Club.  Lots of good information is available here, too.