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Saturday Pickleball at Fern Bell Recreation Center.

Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 27, you can play pickleball at Fern Bell Recreation Center from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. All levels are welcome.

Fern Bell will be available each Saturday until further notice.

Have fun!

Successful July Clinics.

The Pickleball Clinics that were held at Brahan Spring Recreation Center each Wednesday in July, were well attended and quite successful. Thank you Pat McInnis and Sherry Barnes for Planning and teaching the clinics.

Evening play at Berachah gym.

There will be no evening play (6:15-8:45 p.m.) at Berachah gym on Tuesday, July 26.

Meeting minutes from our June meeting.

Members may view the minutes from our June meeting by logging in to our website and then clicking on “Meeting Minutes 2016-06-22” in the Members Only drop down menu.

General Membership Meeting

There will be a General Membership Meeting of the Huntsville Pickleball Club on 22 June 2016 in the General Purpose Room of the Optimist Recreation Center. Meeting will convene at 10 AM and should last about 30 minutes.

New leadership and more pickleball.

New Leadership –  Please welcome our new Officers of the Huntsville Pickleball Club:

Chairperson – Sheila Davidson

Vice-Chair – Bill Payne

Secretary – Joette Carter

Dick Raymont continues to serve as our Treasurer.

Special Day – Monday, May 30, 2016 Memorial Day: All indoor Pickleball locations closed.

More Pickleball – Another 2 1/2 hours of playing time each week:

Beginning May 31st, every Tuesday evening from 6:15 to 8:45 at Berachah Gym.
See you on the courts.

Gary

Member Only Event, Evening Pickleball, Alabama Senior Olympics.

Members’ Ladder League: Tomorrow, Sunday, March 20, 2016.  Come out and try a new format of Pickleball play.  We will be holding an introduction to Ladder Leagues.  This event is open to members at all playing levels.  Our plan is to try this for a few weeks on Sundays and make adjustments to the format as we are learning.  If there is enough interest, a ladder league could be implemented at most of our locations.  Please join us on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Optimist Park from 1:30 to 4:30pm.

Evening Pickleball:  We have been playing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Fern Bell from 6:00 to 8:30pm since March 1st.  There is plenty of room for more participants of all playing levels.  Three Courts, little wait time.

2016 Alabama Senior Olympics Coming soon… Pickleball to be played on May 2nd and 3rd at the Trussville Civic Center.  Discounted registration fees are offered through the end of March… see website for further information: http://physicalfitness.alabama.gov/PDF/Final_1_Event_Registration_March_4.pdf

March Pickleball Madness

All new for March 2016.  Our default playing format for the month of March at Optimist Park and Fern Bell will be Playing Level Court Designation.  At each location one court will be designated for Intermediate and Developing Players, one court for Semi-Competitive Players, and one court for Competitive Players.  Adjustments may be made based on attendance to balance playing time.

Remember… just like Almond Joy and Mounds… some days you feel like a pro, some days you don’t, so you decide which level is best suited for you.

Please let me know how you think this is working out during the month so we can make a decision for the future.

Evenings beginning March 1st at Fern Bell.  Every Tuesday and Thursday come join us for evening play at Fern Bell from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  At long last cabin fever ends for those who have not been able to take advantage of the winter (basketball restricted) daytime only hours.

A bonus day.  On a trial basis, beginning March 2nd, we will be playing at Fern Bell every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:45 am.  Courts will be designated for New and Developing Players through Semi-Competitive Players.  (Note: Competitive Players are encouraged to join the group at Optimist Park.)

Reminders.  At Max Luther on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to Noon we continue to work with New and Developing Players and have two courts for Intermediate and Semi-Competitive Players.

And more.  Recreational play at all levels continues at Brahan Spring four days a week and one day a week at the Senior Center.  We also hold a New and Developing Player Clinic for those 60 and above at the Senior Center.

Outreach… The Huntsville Pickleball Club is also currently:  Providing instruction for over 30 players through adult programs at Learning Quest and OLLI.  Supporting new Pickleball start-ups in other parts of Alabama.  Assisting with Pickleball in our schools.

How can you help?  You are, by being a member of the Huntsville Pickleball Club.

Thank you,

P.S. Have you checked out our Facebook Page or Web-site this week?

See you on the courts.

Gary

Evening Pickleball at Fern Bell

Beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Tuesday and Thursday evening Pickleball will resume at Fern Bell Recreation Center.  Come out and enjoy Pickleball under the lights from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Holiday Closings.

Holiday Closings: All City Recreation Centers will be closed tomorrow Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents Day.