Singles play sign up at this Doodle link doodle.com/poll/wcwmfg2izt5iu9ym
We will be playing on Wednesday, June 17th at 6 pm for just this week. If you can come at 5:45 to help set up that would be great. Here is a link to the Doodle with a limit of 10 players. doodle.com/poll/6hxfgfuxq6uvyef3
We know that because of the virus some members are hesitant to play doubles so we will be offering a modified singles play next Monday at 6 pm at Locust Park courts. The sign up will be limited to 8 players. The play will be modified by narrowing the width of the court. The width will be 12 ft rather than 20 ft to make it more manageable. We can also try a court that is 14 ft wide. If there is enough interest we can look at expanding it in future weeks. To sign up use the link below.
Tino's Restaurant Today - This was the day we were to have our fundraiser. To support Tino's we are asking members to support them today with a takeout or delivery. We are not asking that they donate this year. If you order today, let them know you are a member of the Association. This is our way to show our support for them.
Website Password Reset - We are currently experiencing a technical issue with the website's password reset form. The problem is that the form doesn't allow for the entry of a new password. Earl is currently working on the issue with support technicians and will hopefully resolve it soon. However, if you need to revise your password, please notify Earl and he will revise it for you and then email the new password. You should be able to revise it after logging in on the first screen with your profile information.
Inclement Weather - Should one of our scheduled open play dates need to be cancelled due to inclement weather, please see the banner on the website's Home page. We will post it there once we have made that decision.
I know we are all wondering about when we might be able to return to playing pickleball. While the progress of the virus and the protections we will have to adopt in the coming months it might useful to consider how we might adjust our game to play safe. We will have to work with organizations like the Columbia Association and Recreation and Parks which will determine when courts will be open again. I recently became aware of a video that addressed some of the changes we might have to consider. Here is a link to that video. https://youtu.be/1lyaSyo_axk
To give members a chance to stay in touch with each other we are going to hold our first virtual TGIF social using the Zoom platform this Friday at 5 pm. We are limiting it to 25 members to see how this will work. First come first serve. If you are one of the 25 to sign up using the Doodle you will be emailed the information on how to join the group social and other information about Zoom. Everyone will provide your own beverage and food for the social. Bear with us as we perfect this way to stay connected. Here is the link to the Doodle sign up:
Tino's has donated almost $1,000 to our Association in the past 2 years with their non profit nights. Now might be a good time to pay them back with an order. Help them stay in business to be there for the non profit community in Howard County. www.tinositalianbistro.com/
Play at Owen Brown Sunday thru Friday at 1 pm. Tuesday looks like the only day with rain. We will see what play looks like for next weekend.