Pickledilly News

The membership rates for the Gregg Park Civic Center are going to increase effecteive Jauary 1, 2020.  If you are thinking about joining now would be the time, as all seniors previously registered before January 1, 2020, will be granfathered in with the current  lifetime fee.

Dear Gregg Park Members and Guests,

Thank you for choosing Gregg Park Civic Center. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you!  We are changing our fee structure to better reflect the value we provide to our customers.  We are changing membership fees to a single, more inclusive fee.  Group fitness and the weight room will be included in the membership price.  We are removing the in/out of boundary fees and will now be charging the same fee regardless of address.  Depending on your current membership, you may see an increase or decrease in the overall yearly fee.  Below you will find an updated fee schedule which will take effect January 1, 2020. The fees that are changing are listed below.  Any current fees not listed will remain the same.

Any memberships purchased before Jan. 1, 2020 will be purchased at the current fee structure and will be good 1 year from the date of purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact GPCC at 803-663-7552.


OW has extended our playing time in Gym #1 on Friday, October 25, until 8:45 pm.  This means that there are three additional court reservations from 2-5pm, and drop-in open play from 5-8:45pm.  Enjoy!  




The next skill rating session will be Thursday, November 14th, from 11 am - 2 pm  on Court #4. A minimum of four players is required to conduct a session.   Please contact Nancy Rogers at ball29803@gmail.com to schedule a time or Ron Nelson at Ron@gforcecable.com if you have any questions. 

There is no charge to be rated.


Gym #2 at Odell Weeks is going to be closed for floor maintenance from Monday, October 21, through Wednesday, October 30.  Gym #1 will be available for limited play, and Gregg Park will have daytime play on Tuesdays and Thursdays during this period.   In addition, First Baptist Church has added extra weekdays of play from 2-5 pm. Check the Calendar for the exact dates and times.



Because of renewed interest in evening play at First Presbyterian Church, the third court has been made playable again thanks to a lot of hard work by Mo Garcia, Jim Kabel, Ron Nelson, and Dick Keeler. 

  Photo below shows Mo and Jim putting down the new lines. Thanks guys!




The annual recreation membership fee for non-city residents of Aiken has a new category - Senior (50+).  Annual rate is $50, which expires one year from date of purchase.  

Cost for non-city residents Individual ($75) and Family ($125) have not changed.


To all the folks that made the Raffle and our Social on September 27th such a success:  To Stephanie Wolfe for doing the raffle and making that beautiful basket display; to Mo Garcia again for providing the generous donation; to Bebe Murphy and Pat Smith for the decorations that turned a drab meeting room into a social event; to everyone that brought a dish to make it a real feast; and Barbara Burns our Social Activities Coordinator for bringing it all together.  Special thanks to all of you.  

Two separate notes -

1)  Dianne Floyd loves her new paddle;

2) The raffle took in $300 with all proceeds going to support Aiken Pickleball.


In case you haven’t noticed, we now have new nets at Odell Weeks.  And if you haven’t noticed you obviously haven’t tried to put one up.  Being brand new, they are a little tight but hopefully they will get easier to put up as the nets stretch out.  The good news is that only one rod is different – it’s male at both ends. Start with that one and just keep going as all the other rods are the same length. Don’t forget the center brace.

There is one slight change: the center net pole goes on one side of the center brace frame and the net goes on the other.  It’s not a big problem world if you have it backwards as it will still work; it is just designed that way.  Hint - after you get the frame together, try putting the net’s center pole in first and go from there.  If you are still having problems, don’t hesitate to ask someone for help.

And if you happen to discover a net tape that is broken, please roll up the net and take it to the front desk to be repaired.  In lieu of using duct tape as a quick fix, the nets are actually repaired by replacing the broken tape and then hand stitched.


A great time was had by all at the grand opening of Houndslake's new pickleball courts. Over 70 people attend.  Thanks for all the Aiken Pickleball players who volunteered their time to make this a great event.  Click here to see Facebook article and photos of the new courts in action.


Starting in October, First Baptist Church will offer drop-in pickleball play (two indoor courts) on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2 - 5 pm.  There will no longer be play on Friday afternoons.

First Baptist Church is located at 120 Chesterfield St N, in downtown Aiken.