Huntsville Pickleball Tournament – Thanks.

Thank you to everyone who participated in  and assisted with the Huntsville Pickleball tournament on December 3rd.

Congratulations to the following  1st place winners in each division:

Recreational Division – Robin Hodges and Patrick DeSantis

Mixed Doubles Division – Beth and Ken McCullough

Men’s Division – Maurice Long and Karl (KK) Kennemore 

A special thanks to the director and assistant director of the tournament, Cathy Maner and Elaine Fisher.   Ladies you did a wonderful job.

Also thanks to those who assisted with the Christmas party. 

The food at the Christmas party was delicious and everyone enjoyed visiting, and listening to the music.

A special thanks to Al Yancey and the band members. The music was an extra treat.  

Merry Christmas to Everyone,


Saturday and Sunday play cancelled.

Until further notice Saturday play is no longer available at Fern Bell Recreation Center.

Until further notice Sunday play is no longer available at Optimist Park.

Next week gym closings.

Berachah Recreation Center will be closed November 7-11 for floor refinishing.

All Huntsville Recreations Centers will be closed on Friday, November 11, for Veterans’ Day.

If you usually play at Berachah on Monday, Wednesday, you are welcome to play at Brahan Spring or Optimist.


Brahan Spring and Optimist courts are being taped Monday.

Brahan Spring court will be taped beginning about 8:30 a.m.. The court should be ready for play about 10:00 a.m.

Optimist court will be taped beginning at 10:30. (Because courts are being taped, playing time may be much shorter at Optimist)

Additional playing times.

Because Fern Bell and Optimist gyms will be closed October 31-November 7 and Brahan Spring gym will be closed November 1-7 for floor refinishing, Berachah and Max Luther have given the pickleball club additional hours of play.

If the times listed below are not convenient , you may play at  Berachah or Max Luther whenever pickleball is scheduled.

If you usually play at Fern bell on Tuesday and Thursday, please play at Max Luther on Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

If you usually play at Optimist on Monday and Wednesday, please play at Berachah on Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

If you usually play at Brahan Spring on Wednesday and Thursday, please play at Berachah on Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and at Max Luther on Thursday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE THAT BRAHAN SPRING GYM IS OPEN  FOR PLAY ON MONDAY OCTOBER 31.

Everyone is welcome to play at Berachah on Friday, November 4, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Friday Evening Pickleball at Berachah Recreation Center.

What: Friday evening pickleball

Where: Berachah Recreation Center

When: Every Friday evening until further notice

Time: 6:30-8:45 pm

This Friday (07-Oct-2016) is partner night. You will play with the same partner for the evening.  You may come with a partner or get a partner when you arrive.  All are welcome.

Pickleball Spin Clinic.

The clinic on how to spin the pickleball, held at Brahan Spring Recreation Center, on Wednesday, September 14, was well attended and quite informative.

Thank you Dan Graham for coaching the clinic.

Clinic for true beginners.

What: Clinic for true beginners

Where: Max Luther Recreation Center

When: Mondays and Wednesdays until further notice (beginning September 12)

Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Instructors: Al Yancey and Tony Horn

Who can attend: Anyone  who is a true beginner. Those who attend do not have to be pickleball  club members.

if you are not a true beginner but know someone who is please encourage him or her to attend.

There is no charge.

Labor Day Holiday gym closings.

All Huntsville City Recreation  Centers will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016.

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.