This summer the QCPC Juniors Committee has been busy with youth pickleball events in Eldridge, Bettendorf, and Davenport; with a safe and fun environment being a priority. Juniors Committee members and QCPC volunteers for the events included: Mary Healy, Judy Petersen, Cathy Gaines, Lori Holst, Larry Miller, Ruth Senneff, Anne Colville, Steve Morrison, Frank Cincola, Dennis Boehme, Barb Shinbori. Here’s a recap of our summer:
Eldridge: A Monday morning Juniors League was held weekly during June and July at the Eldridge Sheridan Meadows courts. This was the 3rd year of having a summer pickleball event for the Eldridge juniors provided by QCPC volunteers. Mary organized this league with QCPC volunteers helping on the courts.We all appreciated the support of parents, local press, and the City of Eldridge!
Bettendorf: The BettendorfParks summer program requested pickleball events for two of their day camps again this year! One on July 13, and one on July 30. Members of the Juniors Committee led the activities.We had a great time with the July 13 camp with beautiful weather, but the rain caught us as we started the July 30 group, shutting down the event. Bettendorf Parks is an active supporter of youth pickleball!On Aug 3-5, we held our 6th QCPC Juniors summer event at the Middle courts in Bettendorf. Juniors had some drill activities, received tips on strategies, and some game play. We ended with an informal round robin tournament and some pickleball skill games.Ruth organized the event. We were fortunate to have two IPTPA certified trainers, Larry and Frank, along with our experienced volunteers on hand for this camp. Our juniors are developing some impressive skills!!
Davenport: We met with Davenport Parks on June 23 and planned our first partnership event together — a youth clinic at NW Park on Aug 8. This event was led by Dennis Boehme and Barb Shinbori, along with Avery and Jen, interns from Davenport Parks and Juniors Committee volunteers. So good to see the beginnings of youth pickleball in Davenport!
The Quad Cities Pickleball Club invites QC youth to the 6th annual Juniors Pickleball Camp
Who: Youth 4th – 8th grade. For beginners and those who already play What: Fun 3-day juniors pickleball clinic with round robin games on Wednesday! When: Mon-Wed, Aug 3-5, 2020 (rain dates Aug 6 ,7) 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Check-in at 10:15 am Where: Bettendorf Middle School Pickleball Courts 2030 Middle Road, Bettendorf, Iowa
Participant fee: $5 Equipment provided. Bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes. Registration forms available at qcpickleball.wordpress.com or at the Middle School courts.
All entries MUST be received by Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 Space is limited to 24 so sign up soon. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org 563-508-5847 or email@example.com 563-343-8176