Burke Racquet Club Pickleball Party

Burke Racquet Club "Winter Warm Up" Pickleball Party

Join us Saturday, February 23rd, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm for a fun adult potluck pickleball party at the Burke Racquet & Swim Club, 6001 Burke Commons Rd, Burke, VA.  

Bring food to share (an hors d'oeuvre, main dish, snack or dessert, and your own drinks (alcohol is permitted).  Arrive any time after 6pm. Space is limited to the first 60 players to sign up for open play.  

Sign up only one participant per slot.  When the Sign Up is full, email Karen Pearson to be added to a Wait List.  If you have signed up and learn you can not attend, contact Helen at [email protected] ASAP.

The cost is $15 per player payable when you arrive. CASH ONLY (exact amount appreciated).  Non-playing guests are welcome at no charge.

Special Invitation to Beginners:  Sign up for a special instructor-led Introduction to Pickleball training session from 7:10pm - 8:10pm on Pickleball Court 1.  Class size is limited to 6 participants.  After the session, Pickleball Court 1 is designated for beginners and new players during the Open Play.  The fee is $25 per person ($10 fee for your instructor and $15 for the open play session following your lesson) CASH ONLY - exact amount appreciated).


6:00pm to 6:55pm: Check-in, socialize and eat while 8 pickleball courts are being taped.

6:00pm to 6:55pm:  Court Taping Volunteers.  Please sign up to tape the courts so we can start playing ASAP.  The courts will open as soon as all the courts are taped and nets are assembled.

7:00pm: All players report to Pickleball Court 3 for Welcome and Overview

7:10pm to 8:10pm:  Instructional session on Court 1

7:10pm to 9:45pm:  Open play on Courts 2-10 with courts designated by skill level.

Format: First four players play one game to 11 and then leave the court if others are waiting to play.  Players waiting to play place their paddles next to the pickleball net where they want to play. 

          Courts 1: Novice players (Court available at 8:10pm)

          Courts 2-6: 3.0-3.5  Advanced Beginner and Intermediate players

Courts 7-10:  4.0 and above advanced players

9:40pm:  Cleanup begins: Pull up tape and break down nets. Please volunteer to help.

10pm: Time to go home.  Please leave the club by 10pm.

Let's continue to show our thanks by bringing a food or personal item to donate to ECHO, a nonprofit community organization helping people in the Springfield/Burke area.  

Suggested food items include: 

- low sodium canned tuna, soup, and/or vegetables (e.g., beans)

- low sodium tomato products (diced, paste and sauce) and low sugar cereal

Suggested personal items include shampoo, shaving cream, razors, bar soap, toothbrushes/paste and men's and women's deodorants.

Check out this link to a video from the first party taken by my son. Matt Leighton, using the camera on his drone.

Party organized by Peggy and Ron Tugwell, and Helen White, your USAPA Ambassadors for Springfield/Burke and Arlington County and A Plus Tennis at BRSC.  

Let me know if you have any questions...see you there! 

- Helen

SAVE THE DATE for our next adult party on March 23 from 6-10pm.

Date: 02/23/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm EST

Location: Burke Racquet & Swim Club

Created by:   Karen Pearson
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Pickleball Training and Party (6)

For Beginners: 6-7pm Social Hour; 7:10 to 8:10pm Instructor-led training followed by open play until 9:40pm ($25 - CASH ONLY)

4 of 6 slots filled
Kelly Cardillo
first time/beginner
Judi And Todd Ferrara
Judi for training
Cathy Renkiewicz (2)
John Renkiewicz

Pickleball Party (60)

3.0-4.5+ Skill Levels: 6-7pm Social Hour; 7:10 to 9:40pm: Open play with courts designated by skill level ($15 - CASH ONLY)

59 of 60 slots filled
Cathy England
Jack England
Rebecca Hollies
Gabriel Hollies
Helen White
Andy Leighton
Michael Graves
Ron Tugwell
Peggy Tugwell
Mary Beth Wilson (2)
Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
Pat Ballard
Mike Knight
John Otroba
Michael Whitlock (2)
Michelle Lipscomb
Mike Kline
Tracey Yensen
Debbie Shott
Ron Brooks
Susan Wells
David Wells
Lauren Melichar (2)
Lindsay Melichar
David Dosch
Lesley Kravitz
Damaris J Gonzalez Gonzalez (2)
Pete Pollak
Nabil Bourdouane
I'll bring lentils!
Chris Randolph (2)
Linda Randolph
Rayman Hamid (2)
Judi And Todd Ferrara
Todd for open play
Deb Winchester
David Koller
Gary Hill (2)
Dawn Hill
Phil Nudo
Thomas Meyer
Marta Cahill
Beth Clark
Naomi Strain (2)
Efren Strain
Mike Strain
Monica Paolicelli
Joe Moschetto
Don Tomb
Karen Donais
Leon Debolt
Robert Romo
Dennis Kurre
Kim Dempsey
Lee Cassel
Jane Hoge
Joe Bruzgul

Court Taping Volunteers (20)

6-6:55pm: Please sign up to help tape the courts so we can play ASAP.

16 of 20 slots filled
Rebecca Hollies
Gabriel Hollies
Michael Graves
Pat Ballard
Ron Brooks
David Dosch
Nabil Bourdouane
Rayman Hamid
Phil Nudo
Karen Donais
Karen Donais
rebecca leet
Robert Romo
Dennis Kurre
Samuel Runolfson
Ron Cortese

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