To All Pickleball Club Members
As Director of our March tournament, Al Hager has asked Nancy and me to manage the referee portion of the tournament. For the tournament to function smoothly, it's critical that we have a large number of trained and willing referees. We need to have trained referees for all 16 courts all day for 3 days plus backups so that no one gets burned out from refereeing too many matches. With tournaments at Palm Creek, Mission Royale and Robson, our area needs a large number of qualified referees. I know a number of our members attended the training session at Palm Creek led by Tom Gearhart and then practiced during our round robins at Robson. Tom has again graciously agreed to provide a training seminar. This training is essential for those of you who have not refereed in the past and I'm sure a refresher course would be helpful for those who took last year's training, but have not had much experience at tournaments throughout the year. As noted in the flyer below, the training will require attendance at both the January 5th and 12th sessions.
If you're interested in becoming a referee and willing to attend the 2 training sessions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can contact Rosemary Reese at Palm Creek to ensure that passes are available and also add you to our list of possible referees. We appreciate the commitment of our members to help ensure that our tournament is a smoothly run, first class endeavor.
Larry and Nancy Kraus
Do you want to learn how to referee a pickleball game? If you do, we as a club need you. Just sign up at the pickleball courts.
WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 2013 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Pickleball Courts
Commitment: 2 Saturdays (Jan. 5th & Jan 12th & practice refereeing 12 games before “In-house Tournament”.
What you should do before the seminar: Go to USAPA.org and click on Official rules, print them and then read and understand them. Understanding the rules is imperative to being a good referee.
Instructor, Tom Gearhart #389