Our very own, Dave Langrock, is now 78 and still going strong in both pickleball and softball. He is our go to guy for club shirts, and other items. He was featured in this story: https://www.stpaulqc.org/blog/a-life-of-baseball
Rock Island Parks and Recreation is having a Pickleball Camp for Kids June 22 -24. Ages 13-16 will be held from 4-5 p.m. and ages 9-12 will be held from 5:30-6:30 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Thursday and Friday as rain dates. All are at the Mel McKay outdoor courts in Rock Island. Class size will be limited to adhere to Covid 19 guidelines. Please go to the link below for more information and to register.
Enroll online at www.rigov.org/epark or by calling (309) 732-7275 weekdays between 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.”
The pickleball courts at Sheridan Meadows Park in Eldridge are open for play. Lights will be on for dusk until 9:30 pm. Please practice social distancing guidelines. Thank you.
We went into 2020 with a lot of interest and anticipation for league play in the Quad Cities area. Unfortunately, league play is difficult with covid-19 and social distancing guidelines. As a result, we have made some modifications. If you have any general questions regarding league play, please contact Yen Dao, League Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Current Leagues Info
3.0/3.5 Singles League
8 players compete against others in the 3.0/3.5 skill level on Saturday afternoons from 2-3:30pm at Northwest Park. We may adjust the time when the weather gets too hot or if affected by rain. There is no cost to participate in this league but participants must sign up in advanced for this league. This league is full but is looking for more folks for the sub list. Contact Yen Dao (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
4.0 Singles League
8 players compete against others in the 4.0 skill level on Sunday afternoons from 2-3:30pm at Northwest Park. We may adjust the time when the weather gets too hot or if affected by rain. There is no cost to participate in this league but participants must sign up in advanced for this league. This league is full but is looking for more folks for the sub list. Contact Yen Dao (email@example.com) for more information.
4.5+ Singles League
9-10 players compete against others in the 4.5+ skill level on Monday evenings at Kiwanis Park and Northwest Park. There is no cost to participate but participants must sign up in advanced for this league. This league is full. Contact Daniel Thompson (309 721 6910) to get on the sub list.
4.0 Mixed Doubles Team League
4 teams of 6 players compete in the 4.0 mixed doubles team league on Tuesday evenings at Northwest Park and Kiwanis Park. This league is full and are not accepting subs. Free to QCPC members and $15 for nonmembers. Information will be shared via text, email, and Facebook group page. Contact Daniel Thompson (309 721 6910) if you have questions.
Delayed or Cancelled Leagues
Morning Ladder Play at Sheridan Meadows in Eldridge- Mary Healy
Sheridan Meadows in Eldridge on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, starting at 8:30am 4/7 weather permitting. Delayed until further notice.
3.5+ Women’s Doubles League- Janette Harrington
Mondays from 5:30-7pm at Kiwanis Park. Delayed until further notice.
3.5+ Evening Ladder Play at Sheridan Meadows in Eldridge- Scott Campbell
Wednesdays from 6-9pm at Sheridan Meadows Park. Delayed until further notice.
3.0-3.5 Mixed Doubles Leagues- Lynda Parks and Laurie Ochs
This league was originally scheduled to occur on Wednesday evenings at Mel McKay park. It has been cancelled. Please see the message below regarding this cancellation:
Hope everyone is safe and healthy. Warm weather is just around the corner. When it finally does get here I’m sure everyone will be anxious to get outside and play pickleball. Unfortunately with this global pandemic upon us our normal lives will be different for awhile. Many of you may have already seen Iowa is starting up the ‘Singles League’ and in the planning stages of getting ‘Mixed Double’ league going. Here in Illinois we have decided to NOT have the 3.0 & 3.5 Mixed League this year. Everyone has different philosophies regarding groups gathering. Please be respectful of those who decide to play and those who decide to not play.
We encourage everyone to review the USAPA Guidelines on COVID-19-Return-to-Play document.
We trust everyone will be respectful and adhere to the guidelines put in place for the safety of everyone.
Stay safe & healthy
Lynda Parks and Laurie Ochs
Both Kiwanis and Middle School pickleball courts will be open some time on Thursday, May 21. Please practice social distancing and using a sanitizer on hands, paddles, balls, gate openings, and leave the court after your game is over.
Also, please consider playing with your dedicated one or three others. Open play is still discouraged at this time.
Thank you and safe playing!