Ladies’ Tennis: Monday and
Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11
Men’s Tennis: Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m.
Mixed Tennis: Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m.
Bring your racquet and place it on the fence.... the first 4 people will play a pro-set of eight games. Winners stay on court, split and next two players rotate in. (“No-ad” scoring -- when mixed doubles, the no-ad serve is gender to gender).
Proper tennis attire should be worn, and tennis etiquette should be practiced at all times.
Should you have suggestions or questions, please contact Bill Lyons at 644-7303.
Men’s Golf Club
The members of the golf club are trying to enjoy the warmer weather of spring, but Mother Nature is not cooperating. However, our golfers continue to try to play twice a week at the Marsh Island Golf Course, in spite of the chilly temperatures of early spring. They are also adjusting to the added length of each hole, as a result of the tee boxes being moved back to their original locations. Winter golf did have its advantages!
Brian Sheehy excelled again this past month, earning the honors of being the golfer with the lowest monthly average, an 86, and also having the lowest score for the month, an 81.
We want to welcome two new members to our growing group of golfers. Darryl McCabe and Dieter Roesch have begun playing regularly at Marsh Island with our club members. That brings our membership total to 11.
If you enjoy playing golf and are interested in joining our club, please contact Reed Angster at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Reed at 302-644- 7613.
There is a very enthusiastic group of women golfers who are interested in beginning a regular schedule of playing golf at the Midway Par 3 Golf Course, located next to Bay Crossing. The plan is to meet at 9:30 a.m. every Friday, beginning on the first of May at the Par 3 Course. If you play golf or would like to learn (the Midway Golf Course offers lessons), please plan to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the course on May 1st.
The surface of our court is compacted stone dust. When a bocce ball is tossed on to the court, the surface reacts similar to what would happen on a clay court. If the ball drops from a height above the knee, it will most likely land with enough force to create a divot or dent in the surface. Therefore we are requesting that every effort be made to release the bocce ball as close to the ground as possible. We have a team of volunteers that are responsible for grooming the bocce court on a regular basis and with your cooperation, we will be able to maintain a smooth surface for all to enjoy.
The bocce balls are kept in the equipment closet located in the exercise room in the clubhouse to the right after you enter the double doors. You will find the bocce balls and an extension ruler (used for measuring) in a cloth bag on the floor of the closet.
Start of the Match
The most common team consists of four players, two at each end of the court, competing against another team of four players. However, other combinations of players can be formed into a team.
The match begins with the flip of a coin by the captains from each team. The winner of the coin toss has the first toss of the small yellow ball, called the “pallino” and the choice of the color of the balls, green or red.
A player may toss the pallino any distance as long as it passes the center line of the court and does not hit the back wall. If a player fails to toss the pallino beyond the center line or the pallino hits the back wall, the opposing team then throws the pallino. If the opposing team also fails to put the pallino in play, the pallino is placed in the center of the court. When the pallino has been properly put in play, the team that originally tossed the pallino first will throw the first bocce ball.
If any bocce ball hits the backboard, without hitting the pallino or another bocce ball, that ball is considered dead and the ball is taken out of play. If this is the initial throw of the frame, that team continues to throw until the initial point is established. If the ball rebounds off of the backboard and hits another ball or the pallino, all balls hit are returned to their approximate original positions. That team keeps on throwing until its bocce ball is closer to the pallino or all their balls have been thrown. The team whose bocce ball is closer to the pallino is called “inside” and the opposing team “outside”. Whenever a team gets “inside”, it stops throwing and the “outside team rolls. The outside team throws until it is able to get closer than the inside team’s ball (no ties). When both teams have used all of the balls, a total of 8 balls, four from each team, the frame ends.
The team with the most balls closest to the pallino scores one point for each ball that is closer to the pallino than any of the balls from the other team. The team that scored last throws the pallino to begin the next frame. Team members may alternate or throw two consecutive balls. No team member may throw more than two balls in each frame unless only two players are opposing each other.
Consecutive or alternating throws by teammates shall be the option of the players. If a player rolls out of turn or rolls more than two balls, the other team may leave all balls as they are or remove the illegal ball from play and return all balls to their approximate position (Rule of Advantage).
Players are not allowed to step over the foul line (10 feet from the end of the court) before releasing the pallino or bocce ball.
The pallino remains in play unless it is knocked out of the court, then the frame ends and the play resumes from the opposite end with the same team tossing the pallino.
If the wrong color ball is rolled, simply replace it in the same spot with the correct color ball.
If a player accidentally moves the pallino or any other ball, simply return them to their approximate previous position. A representative from each team will come to an agreement as to all locations and resulting points.
A player may go down the court to view a ball position before shooting. The player should not delay the game any more than necessary.
Players should stay off of the court when another player is rolling.
Players exchange ends of the court when the game is finished before starting the next game.
Shooting is lofting the ball in the air beyond the center of the court and is not allowed. To reduce damage to the court, no delivered ball should be raised above the waist. Preferably, it should be released below the knee, as close to the surface of the court as is possible.
Only the “inside” team scores. One point is given for each ball of the inside team that is closer to the pallino than any ball of the opposing team. If at the end of any frame, the closest ball of each team is equidistant from the pallino, the frame ends in a tie and no points are awarded to either team. The game will resume from the opposite end of the court with the team that originally tossed the pallino to start the next frame tossing the pallino. The team that scores 12 points wins the game.
Bay Crossing Walkers
The walking group is still walking. Please note that they meet promptly at the Clubhouse 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Men and women are welcome. Feel free to bring a friend along! If you have any questions about joining the walking group, please email Linda Ruth, at email@example.com.
Please join our Mah- Jongg game group every Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the card and billiard room of the Clubhouse.
Free Dance Exercise Class
If you hear laughter, singing and favorite heart-thumping tunes of the 50’s and 60’s, you’re probably listening to the sounds of the dance exercise class on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. in the Clubhouse. The Richard Simmons workout DVDs are pure enjoyment and you will have more fun exercising than you ever dreamed. Men and women are welcome to drop in any Tuesday. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to the Clubhouse every Monday at 1:30-3:30 p.m. for Mexican Dominos. Experienced players will help you get started enjoying the game. Dominos are thought to have been invented in China -- and, today, many versions of domino play have spread all over the world. Please show your interest in playing by using the sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse.
Ladies’ Monthly Movie Group
Do you like going to the movies – but, just don’t like going alone? This group is for you! A movie will be selected on the THIRD Thursday of each month. Sign yourself up in the Clubhouse – and, then, watch your email for notification of the movie name, place and time. If you don’t have email, just call Pat Edwards, your coordinator, at 644-8777, for the movie information.
Join your friends and new neighbors for a friendly game of pool in our beautiful billiard room every Wednesday at 7 p.m.