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Issue: December 2020

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Napa Valley Pickleball newsletter! We are excited to launch it and we hope you will find value in its content and share it with your friends. We plan on publishing it once a month; however, if you ever find that what we offer isn't for you, simply click unsubscribe at the bottom of each email. 

In this issue, you'll find: 

  • We recently formed a steering committee to organize ourselves and to be able to speak with a unified voice to all of you, as well as, Napa Parks and Recreation
  • We've created a Mission Statement
  • We're sharing important news from Napa Parks and Recreation

Meet Your New Steering Committee

Chair: Susan Segal-Wood       Vice Chair: Nancy Snowden
Ambassador: Don Stirling      Secretary: Joanne Hatch  
Treasurer: Patti Martin           Social Media: Leslie Burma 
Membership: Pat Haines       Event/Skill Development:
                                                   Charles Zook
We welcome you to get involved and get in touch with us with your ideas and energy! 

Mission Statement 
We're eager to share our mission statement with you. We are here to:

  • Promote Pickleball throughout the Napa Valley both recreationally and competitively for players of all ages and abilities.
  • Cultivate an environment that promotes social interaction, skill development, good sportsmanship and fun.
  • Enhance our facilities, programs and activities.
City of Napa Parks & Recreation Updates 
Napa Parks & Rec has officially EXTENDED the reserved playing days and times for pickleball. Starting the week of January 11, 2021, our new hours are from 8:30am-12:00pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays! On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, players may still use the pickleball courts on a first come, first serve basis.

e are seeking an indoor venue; however, COVID protocols will determine when and where we will be able to play indoors. See more about the latest COVID rules below.

Lastly, we are having conversations with Parks & Rec about procuring new net systems and resurfacing the court. Stay tuned for more information on these topics. 
City of Napa Parks & Recreation Updates 
With the latest State COVID guidelines published on December 18, 2020 , Napa Parks & Rec and the CA Department of Public Health have provided new rules. All pickleball players are required to wear masks. This is a requirement on the Yountville courts as well. In addition, new signage indicates that doubles play -- or foursomes -- are no long permitted on the Las Flores pickleball courts. It is important to comply for two reasons:
  • We don't want to spread the virus to our friends and fellow players
  • We don't want Parks and Rec to lock the gate, which they will do if they see us without masks
The new signage is provided below. We're all in this together -- thank you for helping us to play safe. 
Lastly, we have re-instituted an optional sign-in sheet for all players. The sign-in sheet helps us collect data to demonstrate to Napa Park & Recs the growth in interest in the sport of pickleball. It is located in the box outside of the court. Please sign-in! 
Thankfully, 2021 is around the corner and there's a lot to look forward to: the availability of vaccines, feeling comfortable being together again, and most of all, more pickleball!

Happy holidays,
Susan Segal-Wood,
Nancy Snowden, 
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