JUNE 2018 - TESTING NEW PICKLEBALLS
Hope everyone is enjoying your summer and playing lots of pickleball?
The Pickleball Board of Directors wants to keep everyone informed about what we are undertaking as a project this summer. As most people know we were having issues with the current ball (Onix fuse) breaking on the seams as the weather kept getting warmer.
We are going to start a testing program of the current top playing requested playable balls. We are going to put all the balls, one brand at a time, on the courts. We would like all skill level players to use the balls for a while and then give the board your feedback on the playability of the balls. We are going to have the testing period last about two - three weeks for each brand of ball.
We know that a lot of players are not here in Festival to test the balls; if those of you who are elsewhere playing with one of the balls we are testing, please give us your feedback on the same balls as well. We would like to hear from everyone if possible. The balls we are currently testing are the Franklin and Dura Fast 40 balls.
We know and understand that when the temperature starts to drop down in the late fall and winter the plastics are going to get harder and possibly break easier. Again, an issue we are going to have to take into consideration in making a decision. We understand there is not one ball that perfectly meets all our criteria for playability, durability and cost.
Please send your response for each type of ball that you get to try out to the general email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you may stop one of the Board of Directors and talk with them at the courts as well.
The Board has secured a discount for members from PickleballCentral.com. Pickleball Central now provides SCF Pickleball Club Members a 5% discount off all purchases! In addition to the 5% member discount, another 5% goes into the "SCF Pickleball Club" fund. Please use the code if you decide to purchase anything from Pickleball Central! Thank you!
SCF Pickleball Club Discount Code: CRFunFest
The Board of Directors