Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Center Pickleball Courts Opening January 20, 2020!

Click Here for Pickleball Application

We are excited to introduce the sport of Pickleball to our Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Center. Submit your application via the below link to become an inaugural Pickleball Member. Individual, couple and family memberships are available. Join us now and begin enjoying this fast and friendly game that is easy to learn and play.

Pickleball Monthly Membership Fees

Nellie Gail Ranch Owners
Single     $30
Couples  $45 
Family    $60

Non- Nellie Gail Ranch Owners
Single    $40
Couples $55 
Family   $75

Guest Fee $5 per day

  • Initiation Fee Waived For 1st Year Members!
  • Unlimited Use of 8 Pickleball Courts with lights
  • Daily Access to Association Clubhouse
  • Enjoyment of Special Member-Only Events and Tournaments

Future Programs / Scheduled Play Days

  • Reserved Courts
  • Team Doubles (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 & above) 
  • Lessons for all Levels       
  • Novice Team Doubles
  • Challenge Court System
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Open Play / Social Group Play
  • Tournaments
  • Mixers / Social Events 

Play Court Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
9:00am – Dusk

Association Clubhouse

Work progressed this week to complete plumbing work. Installation of cabinets and woodwork has also commenced and will be ongoing for the next three weeks. Meanwhile, we are preparing for interior painting and flooring as the next steps to move this project forward.

Pickleball Court Conversion

Work commenced Tuesday to coat eight pickleball courts at the Tennis Center. The contractor met with the pickleball player experts to confirm layout preferences. Power washing and cleaning of the surface has been completed and the initial coat on ¼ of the overall court surfaces. Work will continue on Saturday the 11th. We anticipate project completion by Friday, January 17th if the current weather projections hold.

TRAILS CLOSED

Due to the rain, the trails will be closed through the weekend.

Election Operating Rule Changes

Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association’s Election Rules and Procedures are being entirely rewritten to ensure that they are in compliance with the most recent amendments to the Davis-Stirling Act, which were signed into law October 12, 2019, and become effective January 1, 2020.  To comply with law to implement the new legislative requirements by January 1, 2020, the Board adopted these rules at its November 19, 2019 meeting. 
 
The purpose of this notice is to offer Nellie Gail Ranch Members an opportunity to provide comments on the new rules and to propose changes as may be desired.  In accordance with California Civil Code section 4360, which requires the Association to provide the Members with a minimum of twenty-eight (28) days general notice of proposed rule changes, the Board will be reviewing Member comments and considering further revisions as may be proposed at its January 21, 2020 meeting. 

Nellie Gail Ranch Election Rules

Nellie Gail Ranch Notice of Proposed Changes to Election Rules

Clubhouse Update

 

Doors and windows have been received and installed this month with door hardware scheduled for the 1st week of December.  Drywall “mud and tape” crews are readying the walls and ceilings for finish work.

Pickleball is Coming to Nellie Gail Ranch!

Pickleball is a relatively new sport first played in 1965, which combines elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. The internet reflects all kinds of estimates as to how many millions upon millions of players now enjoy this sport in the US and worldwide. But what really caught our attention was a passionate group of Pickleball playing Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners who wanted a local place to play. 
 
The first feasibility discussion was at the June Board Meeting, which was followed by an August pickleball demonstration at which temporary courts were put in place, and demonstration games were played. After further discussion, a trial period was implemented on October 21st as we set up three courts and invited our homeowners and their guests to come play. Over the course of the trial period, we had many players enjoying the courts, and homeowner players organized several Pickleball Socials that drew a fun group to the Association Clubhouse. 
 
We want to be sure we continue to be good neighbors to those in proximity to the Recreation Center, so we carefully evaluated which courts would be best situated for play and which hours would be most appropriate for Pickleball play. At the November 19th meeting, the Board considered member comments and support and approved converting Tennis Courts 1 and 2 into 8 Pickleball courts. We are excited to be able to provide our homeowners with this new amenity. While the sport is often referenced as a favorite new sport for seniors, it has its origins as a family game, and we are seeing families and younger players enjoying it too. A Pickleball Membership may make a perfect gift for someone you love!! We invite you to consider signing up for a Pickleball membership at the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Center. Click the button to view the flyer with the hours and rates.

Holiday Hours

The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

The Tennis & Swim Club will be closed Thursday, November 28th, Thanksgiving Day.

The Club will be open on Friday, November 29th  normal business hours, from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Water Runoff & Sandbags

Now that we have had our first Winter rains, please take the opportunity to evaluate your slopes and clear your v-ditches, swales and catch basins. Drainage systems full of leaf debris or eroded soil can overflow and cause serious flooding or damage to property.

Additionally, in areas where you have had previous flooding, it will be more effective to order sandbags from your landscaper and place them proactively while it is dry rather than trying to place a few limited sandbags in a downpour. Please do not divert water to your neighbor’s property as each home is responsible for accepting its own share of runoff.

The Association has received its annual delivery of sand and sandbags for time-sensitive flooding or erosion control concerns that may arise over the Fall and Winter. They are located in the corner of the Association Clubhouse parking lot adjacent to the storage sheds. It is self-service and self-fill, please take no more than 10 for quick emergencies that may arise.

Ron Larson Memorial Bench

The Ron Larson Memorial Bench has been installed at Gallup Park. The family of the longtime Nellie Gail Ranch resident received donations for a memorial bench. Ron Larson passed away on August 5, 2019. Ron was a long-term tennis player and Club Member since 1982. He also enjoyed walking his dog and bird watching at Gallup Park.