DSPC PAST EVENTS

The First Annual Membership Meeting was held on July 20, 2019.  

The membership count at that time was 115.  A quorum of members was met and the Bylaws were adopted and a Board of Directors elected.  A proposed annual budget was presented and adopted.  Treasurer, Equipment Manager, and Club Liaison Officer reports were presented.  Plans for future club activities included:   develop player guidelines and rotation; initiate club sponsored events (accomplished 8/19), obtain club insurances ( accomplished 9/19); attain a club logo (accomplished 9/19); website formation (accomplished 1/2020), and tournament preparation (in progress).  Following the meeting, recreational play was held in the PAL gym, compliments of Hockessin Community Recreation Center.

A Meet and Greet was held on August 31, 2019, sponsored by Delcastle Tennis Center.  80 plus players participated.  Play format was 4 on and 4 off with players of similar skill levels clustering together.  Instruction was offered to beginning players.  There were raffles and logo voting.  New members were recruited.  Lunch was made available by Delcastle Tennis Center.  A club briefing was presented by the president.  Volunteers were acknowledged.  Members participating in the upcoming Delaware Senior Olympics were recognized.  Current membership  to DSPC was 133.  A proposed direction of the club was presented and included:  encourage host facilities to operate independent of the club; a phase out of Sign Up Genius with continued use only for DSPC events and membership; possible dissolution of club nets; concentrated efforts to ladder leagues, more instructional clinics, tournament planning, securing additional places to play, and promoting pickleball with the community and government agencies.

The Fall Fun 4 All was held at Deacons Walk Park on October 19, 2019.  Forty players participated in a Round Robin.  The 3 high point players won a DSPC shirt which were also available for order.  The paddle raffle winner went home with a new Gamma Legend.  New members were recruited. Members shared a picnic lunch.  It was a great way to bring the outdoor season to a close.

DSPC kicked off the new decade on January 4, 2020, with our Play and Pizza Event at Delcastle Tennis Center.  The designated recreational and competitive courts were at capacity with the 40 club members in attendance.  After play, pizza provided by DSPC was enjoyed along with club fellowship.

MANY THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE MADE THESE EVENTS POSSIBLE.  WITHOUT YOU, THERE WOULD BE NO CLUB