The three indoor courts are ready to go at Aiken Presbyterian! Thank you to our set-up crew of Mo Garcia, Chuck Buchanan, Mark Giddings, and John Reiter for getting the lines down. Mo, we could not have done it without your expertise.
Thank you also to those who very generously donated to the fund for the cost of the equipment. Our pickleball family is, as always, a wonderful group.
Thank you to our local pickleball ambassador Chuck Buchanan for getting the ball rolling on being allowed to play at this venue. And a very special thanks goes to First Presbyterian Church for their generosity in allowing us to use their gym and for being so welcoming to us. Please support this venue, as they are doing us a huge favor in allowing us to play there.
The first date for play will be Saturday, November 3rd. Initially Saturdays will consist of three courts of drop-in play. From 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM, all courts will have mixed-level play. From 10:00 AM until noon, court 1 (the closest to the door) will be for beginners, court 2 (the one parallel to court 1) will be for intermediate players, and court 3 (the court on the far end) will be for advanced players. Players MUST sign up for the session, even though it is drop-in play. If there is no one signed up by 3:00 PM the day before the session, the session will be cancelled. A link to this sign-up can be found under the “Sign-ups” tab on the main menu.
Mondays from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM will offer two reserved courts (2 2-hour slots on each court) and one court for drop-in play. This sign-up will also be available under “Sign-ups” on the website starting on the Thursday before the Monday of play. The fist Monday session will be on November 12th, so the sign-up will be available on Thursday, November 8th. If no one has signed up by 9:00 AM on the Monday of the session, it will be cancelled.
Tuesday sessions from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM will consist of two reserved courts and one court for drop-in play. The first Tuesday session will be on November 6th. If no one has signed up by 10:00 AM the day of the session, it will be cancelled. These sign-ups will also be available starting the Thursday before play.
Please check the calendar (a link can be found on the main menu) for future sessions. Some days are not available due to other activities at the church.
The format of the sessions has been set for November only. We will solicit player input to evaluate the demand for each type of play before deciding on session formats for December.
Please park on Barnwell Avenue and go in the door by the Coke machine. Turn right after you go in and go through the double doors into the gym.
There is a $2.00 per person fee for each session. A container will be placed in the laundry room where the nets are stored. All of these funds will go directly to the church as a donation to help them cover the costs of heating and air conditioning, and general wear and tear on the gym.