QCPC Member of the Week

Name: Grace Arevalo

If you have to come up with a nickname that describes your pb playing style, what would it be? My friends call me a Canon.

How long have you played pb and what got you into pb? About 4 years now. A co worker of mine got me to play once and haven’t stopped since!

How long have you been a QCPC member and what is your favorite thing about being a member? I think about a year now. Favorite thing would be all the great people I’ve met!

What is your most memorable pb experience? I played in the big river tournament this past weekend and got second place.

If you could play pb with or against any celebrity, who would it be and why? Jillian Michaels because she’s inspiring

If you could play pb anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Hawaii because it’s beautiful

What is your advice for new players learning pb? Practice your third shot drop and always have fun playing!

Beginner PB 101 Lessons Coming Up!

Lessons are free and provided by volunteers of the Quad Cities Pickleball Club.  Paddles and balls are provided. To sign up for PB 101 lessons at Kiwanis Park in Bettendorf, contact Ruth at rsenneff@me.com.  To sign up for the lessons at RI Mel McKay, contact Sharon at sharonkwalters@hotmail.com

Bettendorf Kiwanis Park PB 101 Lesson dates: 

June 30, 5:30 – 7:30

July 14, 5:30 – 7:30

Beginner play at Kiwanis will be July 7 and July 21, 5:30-7:30.  These sessions will be posted on PlayTimeScheduler.

Rock Island Mel McKay Park PB 101 Lesson dates:

July 12, 5:30-7:30

July 26, 5:30-7:30

Beginner play at Mel McKay will be on June 28 and July 19, 5:30-7:30. PB 101 lessons for August will be posted at a later date.

4.0+ Mixed Doubles League Season 2

Our 4.0+ Mixed Doubles League Season 2 will start on Tuesday, June 29th at Kiwanis Park and will run for 8 weeks from 5:30-7:30pm. Participants are encouraged to drill thirty minutes before league time. We have a total of 16 slots, 8 females and 8 males. Participants must meet one of the following criteria to participate in this league:

  • 4.0 or higher UTPR
  • Competed in at least two 4.0 or higher tourney events
  • Participated in at least one 4.0 or higher league
  • Be evaluated as a 4.0 or higher player by the QCPC Ratings Committee

Only sign up if you can attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions. If you wish to participate as a sub, please email qcpickleball@gmail.com. Sign up by clicking on the link below. There is no need to log in. 

Open and free to QC Pickleball Club members only.  To become a member, go to Quad Cities Pickleball Club website to join. Balls will be provided by the QC Pickleball Club. Participants are expected to RSVP on playtime scheduler every week so we know if you intend to participate that week.  If you do not have a Playtime Scheduler account yet, make sure to create an account prior to the start of the season. 

Since these are public courts, we will rotate in and out if there are people waiting to play. Thank you for your patience.


3.5+ Women’s League, Season 2

Our season 2 of 3.5+ women’s league will start on Monday, June 28th. League will occur on Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm at Kiwanis Park. Participants are encouraged to attend 30 minutes early to drill. There are 18 slots but only 16 will play each week. This means that you do not have to play every week to participate in this league nor do you need to get a sub if you can’t participate. However, please make sure to only sign up if you can actually participate most weeks. You must be a current QC Pickleball Club member to participate. To join or renew your membership, click on this link. The Club will provide Franklin balls for league.

To sign up to participate in this league, you must do the following:

  1. Click on the following SignUp Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044DACAC2BA7FB6-351
  2. Have a Playtime Scheduler account to RSVP each week. If you do not have a Playtime Scheduler account, please create one. You will receive a private invitation each week to RSVP.

Please note that these are public courts so we will need to rotate in and out if there are players waiting to use the courts. Questions? Contact Yen Dao, League Coordinator, at qcpickleball@gmail.com.