Summer Smash  Round Robin, Saturday, June 24 at Gregg Park - something for everyone.  More details to follow.  Mark your calendar.

In an attempt to give everyone a better chance at  making a court reservation the following sign up procedures are in effect starting Feb 2.   At 8am on Thursday morning a person will only be allowed to reserve two courts.   After 8am on Friday, players  can reserve two additional courts. After 8am on Saturday there are no restrictions on the number of courts that may be reserved.  Important - Any court reservations on Thursday or Friday  reserving more than two courts will be deleted.  The daily two court limit is for Odell Weeks and Gregg Park (two courts per day each).  

Starting the first Tuesday in February at 12:30 PM, and every Tuesday thereafter at least until the end of February, there will be a beginners practice play session on court 1.  Click here to sign up for the first session on Tuesday, February 7th.

The minutes from the Leadership Team meeting held on Monday January 23 have been posted.  Faith Loeb was introduced as the newest member of the Leadership Team replacing Harve Mobley.   Topics discussed were feedback from player reps reporting the difficulty in obtaining a court reservation resulting in new sign up procedures; the large turnouts for Funday Monday and drop in play.  Rally scoring was suggested and unanimously rejected; use of Gym 1 which has been requested; and much more.   Click here to read the full report.

In January

Funday Monday at Odell,  0845-11am - January 30.  No sign up required.  Click here for more information.  
 
In February
Next New Players Clinic at Odell Weeks will be on Friday, February 3rd.  Sign up at front desk.   Click here for more information
 
Tuesday Beginners Practice Play.  Click here to sign up and for more information
 

Welcome to our site!

Welcome to the website for Aiken Pickleball!  If you are new to the game and wondering how to 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, the Gregg Park Civic Center, and many other venues throughout Aiken.  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 eight purpose-built pickleball courts located outside behind Odell Weeks.  These 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

Aiken County players will be given a FREE SKILL RATING upon request.  Click here to sign up.

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General guidelines 

In order to provide the best possible playing experience for everyone, Aiken Pickleball operates 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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