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.  



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).  



Yes we are aware of the problem.  We have one more month of limited court time and miserable weather. March we should be back to weekdays 845am-8pm and court time once again on Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. 

 In the meantime, courts 5&6 have been converted back to drop in play from 845-11am on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have put in another request for use of gym 1 in the morning. If we could get at least half of the gym that would give us one more court as it's possible to separate the gym in half with a curtain.   

We are going to celebrate March with an Open Play event - a no frills, no medals, no charge - just fun event - indoors at Odell Weeks on Saturday March 11th. First twenty-four that sign up are in. More details to follow.  Hang in there.- good weather and more court time are just weeks away The good news is February is a short month.  And yes we are going to modify the sign up process to be effective next Thursday.  See separate news article for details. 





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.

This is for players that have already completed a New Players Clinic. There will be four (4) slots available. In addition, there will be at least one experienced player to help direct play.  The first 30 minutes will be drills on the stroke(s) of the day.  The last hour will be practice play, working on court position and strategy.  There is no charge for this.  If there is enough interest we will expand to two courts.  We already have experienced players who have volunteered to make this work. What we need now are beginners who would like to get better.   Click here to sign up for the first session on Tuesday, February 7th.



Sign up is available for the next Skill Rating Session to be held at the Smith Hazel Recreation Center.  Need a minimum of four signed up before date is determined. Click here to sign up



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.



The next New Players Pickleball Clinic at Odell Weeks will be on Friday, February 3rd.  Schedule as follows:  

0845 - Check-in at front desk

0900-1000 - Instruction 

1000-1100 -  Practice Play 

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 indoors on Courts 1 & 2  in Gym 2, at Odell Weeks. Balls and paddles provided.  Maximum 8 players.  Cost is $15 per person which includes the daily access fee.   Sign up and pay at the Odell Weeks front desk. Bring your receipt to the clinic.  Note:  Fee also covers attendance at the New Players Practice session scheduled for Monday, February 13th 



Everyone is Asking…

Where did the Golden Harvest food donation box go?

Well, it’s BACK and located underneath the Aiken Pickleball bulletin board. Mo and Marian recovered and delivered the box and Jean Villa added her special touch with a seasonal theme to the box.

So, when you’re planning your next trip to play pickleball grab a can or a box and drop it in the donation box.  Mike Howard and his crew will see to it that the food is collected and donated to Golden Harvest.


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