Friday, March 18, 2016
Ben Sanders, Sequim Picklers board member, talks about membership, activities and gives a PickleBall playing tip.
Hi my name is Ben Sanders. I’m director of court operations for the Sequim Picklers in Sequim, Washington. We are presently at the Boys and Girls Club which we rent on weekends for indoor play. When it it raining, which it is doing now. So we have an indoor venue.
We have a hundred and thirty-four members at present. We would love to have anyone in the Sequim area, even on the peninsula, join us. We have several people from Port Townsend and numerous people from Port Angeles that come to play with us and are members of our club. And we’d love to have you.
We play Pickleball. You see the venue behind me. We end up with between 25 and 35 people on Saturdays and Sundays each day. And then we play seven days a week. That is Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 o’clock in the morning till noon. Tuesdays and Thursdays from three o’clock until five. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at three o’clock, we also has free instruction for anyone, member or non-member, to come and learn how to play the game of Pickleball.
Jack Olmsted, Videoblogging 206: How do you become a member?
Ben: You can come to any of our events seven days a week, Monday though Friday, plus Saturdays and Sundays indoor at the Boys/Girls Club and at any of those events we will have cards ready for you to sign for membership.
Membership is not very expensive, it is a little over buck a month. So, you’re at fifteen dollars a year for membership. We will then explain what we are doing. We are in the process, right now, of building our own courts that will be at Carrie Blake Park near the dog park. We are looking to build 12 courts ourselves. The city has chipped in.
We have raised well over $116,000 ourselves. So that we can end up with a state-of-the- art facility for members to play at and we will also open it up to the public."