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 if you have a court reservation stay out of drop-in play.   Keep reading.

Saturday, August 1st, registration opens at 8am for the “Men Only” Round Robin at OW on August 21st.  

Saturday, August 7th, No Frills “Women Only” Round Robin at OW - Draw is full - Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Saturday, August 14th, New Players Clinic at Odell - sign up at front desk.

Wednesday, August 18, Leadership Team Meeting - 4pm at Gregg Park Civic Center.

Saturday, August 21st, No Frills “Men Only” Round Robin at OW  -   Registration opens at 8am on August 1st.  Sign up link to be provided.

Monday, August 23, Skill rating session at Smith-Hazel - click here to  signup.

Friday evenings at Gregg Park - August 6th, 13th, &  20th - “Drills with Little Mo” - click here to sign up.

Lessons with Mo - Mondays 2 & 9 August, Friday mornings from 9am-2pm and Saturday morning 9am-12pm, August 28 - Contact Mo to schedule- mog01@aol.com

Sign up for the Palmetto Tournament  10-12 September.

Sign up for Court Monitor Volunteers for the Palmetto Tournament.

 

 

 

There will be a men’s open social round robin on Saturday. August 21st in gym 2 at Odell Weeks.  You must have a partner to sign up for this event and only one of you should do the signing.   Check-in and court setup will begin at 12:30pm.  Play/warm-up will start at 12:45pm.  Fixed partners - twelve teams - eight games - play to 11 win by 1.  Three-minute breaks between rounds.  No frills, no charge, no medals - just fun - everyone's a winner.  Each team please bring one Onix Fuse orange ball.  

The sign-up for this event will open at 8:00 AM on Sunday, August 1st under the sign-up  OW Men's RR 8/21.  In the meantime find a partner.  

 

 

Fun was had by all at the Gregg Park Civic Center round robin on Saturday, July 17th, with many competitive, hard-fought matches at all levels. 

For pictures click here..

The results were:

4.0 Division

Gold - Cheryl Breidenbach and Harve Mobley

Silver - Kelly and Grant Haney

Bronze Medal - Christine Chandler and Brandon Hoffman

3.5 Division

Gold – Tanya Hoffman and Greg Sparks

Silver – Michele Bullington and Andrew Escobar

Bronze – Cristy Pritchard and Mike Howard

3.0 Division

Gold - Rolene Roux and Michael Breidenbach

Silver – Bebe Murphy and Greg Powers

Bronze - Marcia and Andrew Stivanson

 

 

 

The minutes for the Leadership Team Meeting that was held Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 at 4pm at Gregg Park, have been posted. Topics included what is  happening at Odell and Gregg Park,   an update on the tournament in September; and much more.  Go to Forums or click here to see the full report.

 

The next New Players Clinic at Odell Weeks will be on Saturday, August  14th.  Schedule as follows:  

0900-0915 - Check-in at front desk

0915-0930 - Orientation & court setup

0930-1030 -  New Players Clinic

1045-1215 -  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.   Clinic will be held on Courts #1 & 2, 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.  Call 803 642-7631 to reserve a slot.

 

There will be a women’s social round robin on Saturday,  August 7th, in gym 2 at Odell Weeks.  You must have a partner to sign up for this event. Check-in and court setup will begin at 12:30pm.  Play/warm-up will start at 12:45pm.  Fixed partners - twelve teams - eight games - play to 11 win by 1.  Three-minute breaks between rounds.  No frills, no charge, no medals - just fun - everyone is a winner.  Each team please bring one Onix Fuse orange ball.   Click here to sign up on the wait list.     

On Saturday, August 21st, there will be a Men's Social Round Robin - same format - 12 teams.  Sign up for that will be open o/a August 1st.  More on that later.

 

The July Skill Rating Session will be held on Monday, July 26th, at Smith-Hazel.  Click here to sign up.

 

Please if you have a court reservation stay out of drop-in play.   Keep reading.

Sign up for Palmetto Tournament in September is available.

Sign up for Volunteers for Palmetto Tournament in September is available.

Saturday, July 10, New Players Clinic at Odell - sign up at front desk.

Wednesday, July 14, Leadership Team Meeting, 4pm at Gregg Park Civic Center.

Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, July 14-16, only courts 1-2-3 will be available.  Other Odell activities will be on courts 4-5-6.

Saturday, July 17, Mixed Doubles Round Robin at Gregg Park -   Click here to sign up  Wait list is empty.

Saturday, July 24, New Players Clinic at Gregg Park - click here to sign up.

Monday, July 26, Skill rating session at Smith-Hazel -click here to  signup.

Drills with Little Mo - Friday evenings at Gregg Park - click here to sign up.

Lessons with Mo - most  Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings - Contact Mo to schedule- mog01@aol.com

No play at Gregg Park on Thursday July 1st and Tuesdays and Thursdays the weeks of July 19-22 and 26-29

 

 

The Volunteer sign up list for the Palmetto Indoor Doubles Invitational Pickleball Tournament being held at Odell Weeks, September 9 - 12,  is now available online at our Aiken Pickleball website under the Sign-Ups tab.  Volunteers are needed for Venue set-up (2); Player check-in (20); Event desk (27); Court Monitors (63); Lunch Room (3); and Referees (24).  Training will be held for Referees and Court Monitors. 

A lunch will be provided for shifts that end or begin during lunch time.   Volunteer t-shirts will be the same lime green shirt as those from previous years.  Volunteers who want or need a shirt (or an additional shirt) this year need to indicate the size on the sign-up.

This tournament provides support to Aiken's local hotels, restaurants as well as new equipment for the pickleball community.  The tournament will not function without volunteers, so please be generous with your time.  Click here to sign up.

Good news! - You can sign up more than once.  Thank you.

 

 

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