There are reserve courts available this Friday, April 16th, from 9-12pm at Smith-Hazel.

Starting Wednesday April 21, open play will expand to all six courts on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.  - On Wednesday open mixed play from 9-10am; court designation play from 10am-1230pm.  - On Saturdays open mixed play from 915-1015am; court designation play from 1015am-1230pm

Court designation as follows:

With all six courts - Ct1 - 3.0L and below; Ct2 - 3.0-3.0H; Ct3 3.0H-3.5L; Ct4 - 3.5L-3.5; Ct5 - 3.5-3.5H; Ct6 4.0+;  

With five courts -   Ct2 - 3.0L and below; Ct3 - 3.0-3.0H; Ct4 3.5L-3.5; Ct5 3.5-3.5H; Ct6 4.0+  (Lesson on Court 1);   

With just four courts - Ct3 - 3.0L and below; Ct4 - 3.0-3.0H; Ct5 - 3.5L-3.5; Ct6 - 3.5H+ (New Players Clinic on Courts 1 & 2)

If you haven't been rated, now might be a good time.  Next skill rating session is Wednesday April 21 at Smith-Hazel.  Click here to sign up.

How far can your team climb the ladder? Who will claim the top rung?

NEWSFLASH - To wrap up the current pickleball challenge ladder, a playoff will be held for the top 8 teams indoors at Odell Weeks (gym 2) on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  If you are not currently in one of the top eight positions, now is the time to start working your way up.  The ladder will be frozen at midnight on Sunday, April 25th, so get your challenge matches and result forms entered before then.

To be fair to those trying to move up, teams will have a maximum of one week to arrange a match when challenged.  If you are out of town, injured, or otherwise unable to complete the match, please go ahead and forfeit to the challenging team. 

The playoff format will be determined soon. 

Click here to create a challenge.  NOTE:  The challenge form uses the email information provided to notify the team being challenged and to remind the challenger to schedule the match.  If you are not receiving the emails, please check your spam folder for an email from aikenpbladder@gmail.com

Click here to record match results.

Click here to view Ladder. (Current Standings and Status)

Click here for interest poll on team jerseys.

Rules as follows:

From Chris Tubbs

The Aiken Pickleball community is canvasing interest for indoor spring league play. The league games are preliminarily planned for Friday evenings at Odell Weeks. The Friday night social league will be a team event with 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 level games for men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles games (9 games total per match). A small enrollment fee per player will be required to cover costs associated with the league.   If you are interested in playing on a team in the league, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/nZNmUCeArfQf75zA8.    

League start date has not been decided but will probably be sometime in early to mid-May.
 
Thanks in advance for your continued feedback and input.  If you have any questions or comments about the league, please e-mail league@aikenpickleball.com
 

"Little Mo" is back!  Drills will be held at Odell Weeks and Smith-Hazel Recreation Centers tarting Wednesday, April 7th and every Wednesday thereafter until the middle of June.   

At Smith-Hazel there will be two sessions (915am-1015am and 1030am-1130am) each Wednesday morning with the same theme back-to-back.  Smith-Hazel is located at 400 Kershaw Street in northeast Aiken.  The card you use to access Odell Weeks will allow you entry into Smith-Hazel.

At Odell, there will be an evening session on Wednesdays from  6-7pm, with the same theme as the morning sessions.

Click here to reserve your spot.

The schedule is as follows:

Welcome to our site!

Welcome to the website for Aiken Pickleball!  If you are new to the game and wondering how get started, click here for answers to frequently asked questions.  Our intent is to promote the game of pickleball and to provide competitive and social pickleball activities. Our goal is to encourage sportsmanship and camaraderie through fun and exercise by playing the exciting and addictive sport of pickleball.

The game is easy to learn and really fun to play. It can be played on a variety of levels from casual to very competitive.  Pickleball offers players of all ages a good physical workout and the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people who share the passion that surrounds this exciting sport.

We play at the Odell Weeks and Smith-Hazel Recreation Centers and the Gregg Park Civic Center.  Odell Weeks and Gregg Park both have six indoor courts.  Smith-Hazel has three indoor courts.  Go to the "Calendar" tab on the main menu for our current playing schedule.  In addition, we have four purpose built pickleball courts located outside behind Odell Weeks.  These four public lighted courts are available year round.

Odell Weeks is located at 1700 Whiskey Rd in Aiken.  The phone # is 803-642-7631.

Gregg Park is located at 1001 A Avenue Graniteville, SC (just 5 miles from downtown Aiken).  The phone # is 803 663-7552

Smith-Hazel is located at 400 Kershaw St NE in downtown Aiken.  The phone # is 803 642-7634

Come join us!

AIKEN PICKLEBALL IS GRATEFUL TO THE STAFF AND EMPLOYEES AT THE CITY OF AIKEN'S PARK, RECREATION AND TOURISM DEPARTMENT, THE ODELL WEEKS  AND SMITH-HAZEL RECREATION CENTERS AND THE GREGG PARK CIVIC CENTER FOR THEIR SUPPORT TO OUR PROGRAM

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General guidelines 

In order to provide the best possible playing experience for everyone, the Pickledillys operate under a set of guidelines. Normally we have three types of play spread throughout the available times each day.  These include drop-in play with all levels mixing together, drop-in play with courts designated by skill level, and court reservation play.  When courts are designated by skill level, we have different schematics (weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and weekends) based on the court usage for different skill levels during those times.  These designations are periodically reviewed and adjusted.   

All players who participate in drop-in play by skill levels need to be rated by the committee.  Visitors may play for a brief period at the level the player representatives feel is appropriate.  Players who are visiting for a longer term and who have a rating at another location should check with the player representatives at that level to determine if that rating is acceptable for our local system.

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Guidelines for reserving courts via Sign-up Genius are available at the "Sign-ups" tab

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