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.  

 

 

Rating Sessions are normally held on a Monday at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center between 9am-1pm. When enough people have signed up, the program director, Ron Nelson, will contact you to set a date you can all agree on.  Need a minimum of three people to schedule a session.  Click here to sign up to be rated.

 

 

Because of the low turnout for drop-in play at Odell Weeks, courts 5 & 6 are now available for court reservations weekdays from 0845-1030am & 1030am -12noon.  Drop-in play will continue on courts 1-4, 845am-12noon.

 

 

The next New Players Pickleball Clinic at Odell Weeks will be on Saturday, July 9th.  Schedule as follows:  

0900-0915 - Check-in at front desk

0915-0930 - Orientation & court setup 

0930-1030 -  Instruction 

1040-1200 -  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 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 that will follow two wees later.

 

 

Click here to read the article about the City Challenge tournament. 

 

**** POSTPONED ***  Will update when new dates have been set.

Hey Odell Weeks Indoor Pickleballers.   Just a heads up that the parking lots on Whiskey Road will be resurfaced over three days to minimize parking issues on June 27th - 29th, weather permitting.

Be safe out there!

APB

 

We are going to have a no frills, no fee, no medals, no worries Open Scramble on Saturday, July 9th at Odell Weeks - six games - rotating partners.  Check-in and court setup will begin at 12:30pm.  First 24 that sign up are in.   Admission - one Onix Fuse orange ball - returnable. Click here to sign up on the wait list.

 

 

Monday, July 4, Odell Closed for Holiday

Wednesday, July 6, Drills with Little Mo at Odell Weeks from 10-11am and Gregg Park 6-7pm.  Drive, topspin volley.   Click here to sign up and for more information.

Saturday, July 9, New Players Clinic at Odell Weeks.  Click here for more information.  Sign up at Odell Front desk.

Saturday, July 9th, 1230pm, Open Scramble - Click here to sign up and for more information.

Wednesday, July 13, Drills with Little Mo at Odell Weeks from 10-11am and Gregg Park 6-7pm.  King/Queen of the Court - Doubles.   Click here to sign up and for more information.

Saturday, July 16, New Players Clinic at Gregg Park.  Click here to sign up and for more information.

Tuesday, July 19, Summer Camps at Gregg Park.  No weekday play on Tuesdays and Thursdays the last two weeks of July.

Wednesday, July 20, Drills with Little Mo at Odell Weeks from 10-11am and Gregg Park 6-7pm.  Drop, Chip, Drive.   Click here to sign up and for more information.

Wednesday, July 27, Drills with Little Mo at Odell Weeks from 10-11am and Gregg Park 6-7pm.  Lobs.   Click here to sign up and for more information.

 

 

Watch out, Aiken pickleballers, a new generation of pickleball players is coming up the pike!  The proceeds of last year’s Palmetto Tournament raffle ticket sales were used to purchase a class set of pickleball paddles and balls for Aiken Intermediate School.  Lori Secrist, P.E. teacher at this middle school, says her students are having lots of fun learning the game.  

Plans are in the works to expand this pickleball program throughout Aiken County Public Schools  with a pickleball in-service in August for all Aiken County P.E. teachers.   This year’s raffle sales will go to promote pickleball at another Aiken school.  Purchase a ticket or two or ten at the Palmetto Tournament, and not only will you get a chance to win a cool prize, you’ll also be helping to grow our next generation of pickleball players!

 

The minutes for the May 2, LTM meeting have been posted.  Items discussed included the new guest pass system, frequency of meetings, John McCowan taking over the Calendar and Signup Genius, and much more.  The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 8th.  Go to Forums or click here to see the full report.

 

 

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