Pickledilly News

Steve Miner has been named as the USAPA local ambassador to North Augusta. He will also promote pickleball in Edgefield County.  Steve has been playing pickleball at Odell Weeks for over two years, so many of you know him.  North Augusta and Edgefield County have good potential for new pickleball venues and players, so it is exciting that Steve plans to grow the sport in these areas.

 

Welcome aboard, Steve, and thank you for volunteering your time in making pickleball even more popular in our Midlands District!

 

The City Recreation & Parks has approved Wojciech Adamek as a pickleball instructor at Odell Weeks. He is currently helping Mo Garcia give his Beginners Clinics and Intermediate/Advanced Drills at Weeks.  Wojciech is also available to give group clinics and private lessons.  Welcome aboard, Wojciech!  

To e-mail Wojciech, click here

 

 

The Pickleball Channel recently posted one of the greatest points ever played.  To watch this amazing point, click here

 

New outdoor pickleball courts are now available to the public at Eustis Park (located on Edgefield Ave., N.W, between Morgan Street, NW and Church Street NW.) There are 4 purpose built courts there and they are open during park hours (dawn to dusk). There are two courts available (multi-purpose) at Kalmia Hills (Westcliff) Park (3311 Summit Drive). These two courts are superimposed on the two tennis courts. The height of the net (34 " in the center) for pickleball may be achieved by sliding the strap in the middle of the tennis net to the right or left until the desired height is achieved. There are no lights at this park so play is during daylight only. Neither location presently provides paddles or balls so bring your own.

Click here for a map of places to play pickleball in Aiken.

Photo below: Kalmia Hills Park

Photo below: Eustis Park

 

 

Nancy Racki shared the following link to a good video on the proper way to pack a net into the bag provided.  

Let's all give it a try.  It will probably save some wear and tear on our equipment!  

Click here to see the video.

Thanks, Nancy!

 

Ron Nelson enjoyed some lively pickleball today with his son (Ron) and his grandson (Ron).  Since there is not yet an R4 on the court, Dick Keeler filled in as the fourth.

 

 

Thank you to Pickleball Central for being one of the sponsors of the upcoming Palmetto Invitational Tournament.  Pickleball Central, which is an online store selling everything related to pickleball, continues to offer our players a 5% discount on their orders.  They also give Odell Weeks a 5% credit on each order.  Just put in the discount code CRODELL when placing your order.  It is a win/win for everyone, and helps pay for pickleball supplies at Odell Weeks.  Check it out at www.pickleballcentral.com.

 

 

Buying a new pickleball paddle?  Check out the grip size chart under the "Information" tab on the menu to see which size is right for you!

 

The staff at Odell Weeks has asked us to remind our players that the handicap parking spaces in their parking lot require the car have a handicap license tag or a handicap pass displayed on the rear view mirror in the car.  We ask players to please park in these parking spaces only if they have the proper signage displayed on their cars.  Remember that this privilege is only for the handicapped person, so a player who has a qualifying family member cannot take advantage of parking in a handicap space when the qualifying person is not with him/her. These spaces must be reserved for those in need of them.
 

 

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