Pickleball in Huntsville, Alabama

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Welcome to the Huntsville, Alabama pickleball web page. In Huntsville there are 6 indoor locations available to play pickleball up to 7 days a week (depending on season). See the Locations & Times tab above. Please use the Contact Us page to leave comments, offer suggestions for new features for this site or to ask questions about pickleball. We have 256 members in the club.
Be sure to check out the Latest News and Events below.

 

If you are a true beginner and want to learn to play the game, please attend one or more of our true beginner clinics. The Club supplies all of the required equipment. All you need to bring is yourself and shoes that do not mar the gym floor. After learning to play the game, you are welcome to play at any of our locations. Please see the Locations & Times tab to locate the clinics for the true beginners. Click Here to view a description of true beginners. You do not need to be a member of the Huntsville Pickleball Club to attend the clinics.

If you live in the city of Huntsville or in nearby areas, after playing several weeks at one or more of our locations, we ask that you join the Huntsville Pickleball Club and supply your own paddle.


Schedule Notes and Announcements

Huntsville recreation centers will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. The centers will be open on Monday, July 3rd, 2017.

 



Coaches Corner

Coaches corner will contain tips and advice for our pickleball club members. The last two posts are shown here. You may also view all posts at the Coaches Corner archive page.

June 26th, 2017 | Posted by: Huntsville Pickleball

This has been asked a few times recently. If I drop my paddle on the court, it is a point for the other team? Is it considered a fault? The answer is no. It is not considered a fault if you drop anything on your side of the court, including your paddle. If the item lands on the opponent’s court, it is a fault. If the item lands in the non-volley zone as a result of a volley, it is a fault. Here is the pertinent information from the International Federation of Pickleball rulebook, last revised June 15, 2016.

12.F. Player Equipment Problem. A rally shall not be
stopped or affected if a player loses or breaks a paddle
or loses a personal item.

12.G. Items on the Court. If anything a player is wearing or
carrying lands on the court, it becomes part of the court.
Therefore, if a ball in play hits the item on the court, the
ball remains in play. If the item lands on the opponent’s
court, it is a fault. If the item lands in the non-volley
zone as a result of a volley, it is a fault.


June 5th, 2017 | Posted by: Sheila Davidson

Pickleball is like a chess match. The pickleball game is more about finesse and less about “banging”.
It takes patience to learn to dink and patience to win the dink.

Safety Suggestions:

Do not hold a ball in your hand when playing. It is a distraction for your opponent, a safety hazard if dropped during play, and a hindrance to the player holding the ball.

For better balance wear a court shoe not a running shoe or walking shoe when playing.

When a ball goes onto another court please state “ball on court”, not just “ball”.



The latest news and events.

This section will contain news about events, facility availaibility, instruction and much more. The last six posts are shown here. You may also view all posts at the News Archive page.

June 28th, 2017 | Posted by: Huntsville Pickleball

Huntsville recreation centers will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.  The centers will be open on Monday, July 3rd, 2017.


June 24th, 2017 | Posted by: Huntsville Pickleball

Congratulations to Laraine Marsh for winning a bronze medal in the 3.0 doubles pickleball tournament in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


June 20th, 2017 | Posted by: Sheila Davidson

There will be no Pickleball play at Brahan Spring on Thursday, June 22.


June 19th, 2017 | Posted by: Huntsville Pickleball

Congratulations to Debbie Gilbertson for winning 4th, 5th and 6th place in swimming at the National Senior Olympics.


June 15th, 2017 | Posted by: Huntsville Pickleball

Congratulations to Sherry Barnes for winning 4th place in her age bracket at the National Senior Olympics.


May 21st, 2017 | Posted by: Huntsville Pickleball

Congratulations Beth and Ken McCullough, Gold at the Get off your … and play Pickleball tourney in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.



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