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Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – December 4, 2021


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Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – December 4, 2021

Hello N. Phoenix Pickleball Players and Friends:

I wanted to get this email out to the group because of a time-sensitive item about the upcoming tournament at Indian Wells, CA.

First things first…

I have been the N. Phoenix Pickleball ambassador for quite a few years and as most of you know, I remain a strong proponent of pickleball and the USA Pickleball Association.

I am resigning my position of ambassador because of a recent change in the USAPA’s requirements that all ambassadors need to have a background check. I don’t disagree with this requirement, BUT as part of the background check, they required me to provide my social security number to a private company for the “investigation.”

As part of my professional experiences as a life-long educator, I have been finger printed a number of times and had the FBI and other law agencies do background checks to assure that I have no criminal background whatsoever. I offered to have another FBI background check repeated for the USAPA, but that apparently was not adequate.

I do not see a need to provide my social security number to a company to do a background check for a position for which I receive no appreciable benefit other than the title and to which I donate dozens of hours per year. My wife and I had our social security number compromised several years ago via the Experian debacle and we do not want to risk a repeat of that problem.

Please understand that this in no way diminishes my enthusiasm for pickleball and I will continue to do what I can to help everyone enjoy our sport.

I extend a sincere THANK YOU to the USAPA for allowing me to serve as N. Phoenix pickleball ambassador and I wish them continued success.



***** The Margaritaville USA Pickleball *****
National Championships
Live Coverage December 7 – 14, 2021

This event presented by Pickleball Central may be of interest to many of our group.

I am sorry for the late notice, but these are the only details I was able to garner.

“The Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships presented by Pickleball Central to be held December 7– 14, 2021 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will feature LIVE @ NATIONALS program with expansive coverage on ESPN+, For The Fans, Roku, Selkirk TV and YouTube, and over 100 total hours of live action from 3 courts. The program will provide coverage from December 7– 12 on the respective platforms and accessible from the official event website at usapickleballnationals.com.

The broadcast schedule will start on Tuesday, December 7 with the Senior Pro Women’s Doubles and Men’s Singles and run through Sunday December 12 culminating with “Championship Sunday”, gold medal matches in Pro Women’s Singles, Pro Men’s Singles, Pro Women’s Doubles and Pro Men’s Doubles. The Live at Nationals broadcast will start each day at 10am Pacific time / 1pm Eastern through 5pm Pacific time / 8pm Eastern.

A special 2-hour broadcast of the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships will air nation-wide on ESPN-U on Sunday, December 26 at 1:00pm ET (10:00am PT).

The broadcast talent for the event will be led by professional host and LA Rams game day host Camryn Irwin. The broadcast will also feature a couple of familiar faces, such as industry veterans and players, Dominic Catalano and Dave Fleming, both of whom have been broadcast announcers for the 2021 USA Pickleball National Championship Series. Mark Renneson, a professional player and instructor, will also be returning to the booth from his previous stint as a play-by-play announcer during the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships.

To watch live action each day from December 7-12, visit: usapickleballnationals.com/live ** 10am-5pm PT / 1-8pm ET”

** As of this publication, this webpage has not been updated, but hopefully it will be by the time the tournament begins.



***** Largest Indoor Pickleball Courts *****
Coming to Chandler, Arizona

“Pickleball Kingdom, the largest indoor pickleball facility in the United States, is set to open in Chandler next year. FOX 10’s Danielle Miller reports.”

Watch the video to learn the details – https://www.fox10phoenix.com/video/1007922



***** Pickleball Makes it to the Today Show *****

Watch the Today Show anchors try their hand at pickleball. While this is tongue-in-cheek, I think we can appreciate the “trials” and fun times the anchors had with trying pickleball for the first time.




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Regards,

Jeff Ross

STATUS QUOtes — 20220106

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“I love the flowers of afterthought.” — Bernard Malamud

“What is truth to one may be disaster to another. I do not see life through your eyes, nor you through mine. If I were to attempt to give you specific advice, it would be too much like the blind leading the blind.” — Hunter S. Thompson

“You’re your first best audience, long before anybody else hears you. So don’t be an easy audience. Keep asking for more.” — Michael Caine

“In the space age, man will be able to go around the world in two hours — one hour for flying and one hour to get to the airport.” — Neil McElroy

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

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STATUS QUOtes — 20220104

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents.” — Viscount Samuel

“The majority of people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, terribly objective sometimes, but the real task is, in fact, to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others.” — Sören Kierkegaard

“If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer because it was he, because it was I.” — W. Somerset Maugham

This sign says ‘IMPROV,’ but I had a bad set on Friday night, so yesterday they put an ‘E’ on the end of it.” — Mitch Hedberg, comedian

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 
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All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

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STATUS QUOtes — 20220102

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.” — Desiderius Erasmus

“There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you’re angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you’re asked.” — Anton Chekhov

“Sometimes you get what’s coming around. And sometimes you are what’s coming around.” — Jim Butcher

“It’s okay if the most significant thing you did this year was get through it.” — Carolyn Yates

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 
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All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

©Jeffrey B. Ross 2014 – 2021 — JBRish.com


STATUS QUOtes — 20211231

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” — Brené Brown

“Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New year will bring new opportunities.” — Michael Josephson

“I said … unprepared, unscripted, that,I know how to fight and I know how to dance, and I’d much rather dance than fight. What I didn’t tell everybody was I was always a better fighter than dancer.” — Harry Reid

“The pencil sharpener is about as far as I have ever got in operating a complicated piece of machinery with any success.” — Robert Benchley

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 
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All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

©Jeffrey B. Ross 2014 – 2021 — JBRish.com


STATUS QUOtes — 20211229

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A compensation is something which does not quite compensate.” — Frances Parkinson Keyes

“The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.” — H.L. Mencken

“I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare and I dare a little the more, as I grow older.” — D.A. Battista

“Nothing is forever, if you have enough power tools.” — Albie Sachs

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 
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All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

©Jeffrey B. Ross 2014 – 2021 — JBRish.com


STATUS QUOtes — 20211227

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“We are our choices.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

“It’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.” — Carol S. Dweck

“Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right.” — Haruki Murakami

“My name is only an anagram of toilets.” — T. S. Eliot

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 
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All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

©Jeffrey B. Ross 2014 – 2021 — JBRish.com


Q.U.O.T.E. [Quotes Up On The Edge] – 20211226

 

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Click HERE to learn about STATUS QUOtes vs. Q.U.O.T.E.


Today’s Q.U.O.T.E. – 20211226

 

“I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction.” — John Steinbeck

“Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community … but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It’s the invasion of the idiots” — Umberto Eco

“The United States is, not are. The Civil War was fought over a verb.” — Carl Sandburg

“Before criticizing your spouse’s faults, remember that those faults may have prevented them from getting someone better [ed].” — Anonymous

 

See previous Q.U.O.T.E. posts. HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 

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What’s the difference between STATUS QUOtes and Q.U.O.T.E. (Quotes Up On The Edge)

If you happen to follow STATUS QUOtes on a regular basis, you might have noticed that controversial topics are largely avoided.

As a quotation enthusiast, I felt there was a need for a space with quotes that would resonate with readers and which, by the nature of the quote or the person quoted, might cut a bit closer to the bone than those on the STATUS QUOte pages.

That’s where Q.U.O.T.E.Quotes Up On The Edge comes in. These pages, unlike STATUS QUOtes, will not be published on a daily or regular basis. When there has been an ample number of witticisms, timely remarks, irreverent humor, etc. to gather an interesting compilation, they will appear on JBRish.com

If this is your “cup of tea,” check back often! Please do not comment about the topics and/or opinions; they are not necessarily those of JBRish. If you have something to say that would enlighten viewers regarding the meaning of the quotation or quip, then please feel free to chime in.


All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

©Jeffrey B. Ross 2014 – 2021 — JBRish.com


STATUS QUOtes — 20211223

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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NOTE: No STATUS QUOtes on 12/25/22

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A rule sometimes broken is better than no rule.” — Herman Wouk

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own [person] is a hard business. If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” — Rudyard Kipling

“There’s a big difference between probability and outcome. Probable things fail to happen — and improbable things happen — all the time.” — Howard Marks

“I like to reminisce with people I don’t know… granted, it takes longer.” — Steven Wright

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 
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All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

©Jeffrey B. Ross 2014 – 2021 — JBRish.com


STATUS QUOtes — 20211221

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” — Ruth Ann Schabacker

My grandfather had a saying he used to say to me when I was a kid … ‘Always remember that I’m always for you, but I’d rather be for you when you’re right than when you’re wrong.'” — James Jones

“What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?” — Toni Morrison

“You can’t lose weight without exercise. But I’ve got a philosophy about exercise. I don’t think you should punish your legs for something your mouth did.” — Gary Owens

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
See previous STATUS QUOtes HERE

Thousands and thousands of quotes delivered since 2011!

 
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All original content on this blog is copyrighted by Jeffrey B. Ross with ALL Rights Reserved. While reference links back to JBRish.com are appreciated and encouraged, please acquire approval for any reproduction of original content from this website.

©Jeffrey B. Ross 2014 – 2021 — JBRish.com