Pickledilly News

If you need help with anything, send an email to info@aikenpickleball.com and someone will get back with you. 

We can help you with making and editing court reservations or adding your name to the "Looking for games" list, among other things.   What we cannot tell you is the access code.  That is for our use only.  After 8 pm Wednesday evening, the Sign-up Genius is locked down, requiring an access cod,e while the new time slots for the following week are being added.  The signupgenius is then unlocked after 8 am Thursday morning and an access code is no longer required.  But if you need help with anything else send an email to info@aikenpickleball.com and one of us will get back to you.  

 

 

Please welcome Lynn Burkes, Allyson Haselman, Gail Flintom, Paula and Steve Brewer to Aiken Pickleball.  The five of them just completed a New Players Clinic held at Odell Weeks Thursday by Mo and his trusted assistant Mariam.  Just to remind, at 10am court 1 is designated the beginners court.  See photo.

L-R - Mariam, Lynn, Allyson, Gail, Paula, Steve, Mo

 

Because of poor response and COVID concerns, the Chili social has been postponed until further notice.  The SUG on it's own generated a message reminder that some of you had signed up.  Please disregard.  Again - the Chili social has been cancelled.

 

 

 

Click here to register.

March Gladness at Gregg

Mixed doubles round robin at Gregg Park on March 5.

Divisions for 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0.

Separate brackets for under 50 and 50 and up.

 

Odell Weeks afternoon court time will end at 2:45pm through February, for set up for basketball. See calendar for adjusted schedule.

 

There will be a new player clinic at Gregg Park Civic Center, Graniteville, SC on Friday, January 21st from 9:15 - 11:00 am. 

The clinic will include proper court positioning, an explanation of the “kitchen”, how to keep score, how to make the transition from tennis and other racquet sports to pickleball, and much more.

The clinic will be held on courts 1 and 2. Balls and paddles will be provided.  A maximum of 8 players will be allowed to attend.  The clinic is free for members of Gregg Park.  Nonmembers are also welcome to attend but must pay the $10 daily facility fee.  If you know someone who is interested in learning to play the exciting game of pickleball, please pass this information along.

Click here to sign up.

 

 

When storing the net bags in the closet please place them in the back right hand corner.  Do not block the door on the left leading upstairs.  This stairway is the main access for the maintenance crew to the equipment room, and their only exit incase of a fire.  Thank you.

 

 

The minutes for the Leadership Team Meeting that was held Monday, Jan 6th, 2022 at 5:30pm at Odell Weeks, have been posted.  Harve Mobley hosted the meeting.  Topics that were discussed included player rep  vacancies and a request for nominees; the OW New Players Clinics; new hours at Gregg Park; the upcoming Chili Social; our plans for 2022, and much more.  Go to Forums or click here to see the full report.
 

 

There will be a New Players Pickleball Clinic at Odell Weeks on Thursday, February 3.  Schedule as follows:  

0900-0915 - Check-in 

0915-0930 - Court setup

0930-1030 - New Players Clinic 

1030-1045 - Break 

1045-1145 - Practice Play Session.

Clinic will include proper court position, how to keep score, how to make the transition from tennis and other racquet sports to pickleball and much more.  Players should wear tennis shoes and bring something to drink.  

Clinic will be held on Courts #1 & 2 & 2 in Gym #2, at Odell Weeks. Balls and paddles provided.  Maximum 8 players.  Cost is $15 per person.   Sign up and pay at the Odell Weeks front desk.  Bring your receipt to the clinic.   

 

 

The remaining Drills with Little Mo are now available for sign up.  The drills start on Wednesday, January 5th, at Smith-Hazel.  Click here to sign up.

As in the past, each week will have a different theme.  

Jan 5 - Return of Serve, down the line.

Jan 12 - Dinks with a purpose; hitting your target spots 

Jan 19 - Half Volley soft drop; Half Volley drives.

Jan 26 - (No drills - Big Mo not available)

Feb 2 - Overhead smash; Volley snap at the kitchen.

Feb 9 - 3rd Shot drop 

Feb 16  - Drive topspin volley

Feb 23 -  King/Queen of the court, (Doubles)

Mar 2 - Drop, Chip, Drive.

Mar 9 - Lobs

Mar 16 - Specialty shots (Various Big Mo Shot choices).

The card  you use to access Odell Weeks will allow you entry into Smith-Hazel.    

 

 

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