We are pleased to announce that Mo has offered to add two more "Drills with Little Mo" sessions before the tournament!   These sessions will be held on Friday, August 30th from 12:00 - 1:00 PM and from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. The cost is $5.00 per person per session.  Please pay at the Odell Weeks front desk.

Sign-ups for these sessions will be added on Tuesday, August 20th between 8:00 and 9:00 PM at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4aada929a7fa7-newplayer.  The topics for the sessions are as follows:

August 30th  noon – 1:00 PM - Directional Volleys at the net

August 30th 5:30 – 6:30 PM - Down the line service returns

 Thanks again to Mo Garcia for offering this opportunity! 

The outdoor lights at Odell Weeks have been repaired.

A waiting list has been established for mixed doubles as all levels are currently full. There is still room for a few more players in the Palmetto Doubles Invitational in Aiken, SC on September 6 - 8, 2019, for mens and womens doubles.  The Friday night social during the tournament is sure to be a good time. Players, volunteers, friends of Pickleball, and guests are welcome.   Mark your calendar for Friday, September 6, 7pm. The evening features dinner, raffles, and our one-and-only Kim Sharpton, of Paddle Up Sports, as the emcee. Players can add the event to their existing tournament registration. Guests and friends can also register for the social as non-players at this site. The cost for the social is $12 per person.  Click here  for more information on registration and how to sign up for the social.  

Click here to sign up.

Palmetto Doubles Invitational Pickleball Tournament

Thursday, September 5th - Sunday, September 8th

 

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Pickleball Social (5:30 - 8:30 PM)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Room 3 at Odell Weeks

Our fall social will be held on Friday, September 27, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

  Starting at 5:30 pm, we will have our usual potluck meal then head to Gym 2 for a fun evening of open play on all six courts.

***  If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a hearty salad to share. ***

*** If your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a heavy appetizer. ***

We will provide the paper products, desserts and beverages.

Welcome to our site!

Welcome to the website for the Aiken Pickledillys!  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 Activities Center on six indoor courts.  Go to the "Calendar" tab on the main menu for our current playing schedule.  In addition, we have 4 purpose built pickleball courts and 4 dual purpose pickleball/tennis courts located behind Odell Weeks.  These 8 public lighted courts are available year round.

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

Come join us!

THE AIKEN PICKLEDILLYS ARE GRATEFUL TO THE STAFF AND EMPLOYEES AT THE CITY OF AIKEN'S PARK, RECREATION AND TOURISM DEPARTMENT AND AT THE ODELL WEEKS ACTIVITY 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. Currently 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

1) When you reserve a court, place at least a first initial and full last name in the comments block.You must have at least four people committed to playing on the court BEFORE you make the reservation.  Any one person can reserve only 2 courts in a time block, even if you have 12 or more players. 

2) Please be considerate of your fellow players and choose to attend either drop-in play or court reservation time, but not both on the same day. It is not allowed for a player to be included on two court reservation slots on the same day.  A player may not appear on a court reservation more than three days in a week for the first 24 hours after the courts are posted..

3) If a court has not been reserved on the day that it is available, it may be reserved by two people for singles.  

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Lessons and Clinics

Lessons

Mo Garcia and Grace Vance are available for private and semi private lessons.  Please go to the "contact us" page on the main menu to contact Mo or Grace.

$40.00 per person - 1 hour private lesson (1-2 players)

$20.00 per person – 1 hour semi-private lesson (3-4 players)

Please contact the instructors directly for available times. 

 Payment must be made prior to class at the front desk

Please furnish the instructor with a receipt.

Clinics

Please see the calendar for dates and times.  

$15.00 per person – 1 ½ hour – Maximum 6 players

Payment must be received at the front desk to reserve a spot

Please furnish the instructor with a receipt

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How to pay for Pickleball

(Effective July 1, 2018)

City Resident

Residents of the City of Aiken can pay for Pickleball in one of two ways.

Daily Pass: $2 per visit

Annual Pass: $75 per year, expires one year after purchase.

Non-city Resident

People who live outside of the Aiken city limits can pay for Pickleball in the following ways:

Daily Pass: $3

With the purchase of an annual recreation membership:

Daily pass with membership: $2

Annual Pass with membership: $75 per year (expires one year after purchase).

*A recreation membership is secured at a cost of $75 annually per individual or $125 annual per family for non-city residents.