Temporary schedule change for Challenger gym.

Because it is Fall Break next week (October 3rd thru October 7th), Challenger gym will change its schedule for next week only.  Monday through Friday it will be open for pickleball 9 am – Noon. The gym closes at 6 pm, so there will be no evening play.

Challenger Gym – August schedule Update

Monday, August 1st, is the last day for daytime play, so the gym will be open from Noon – 5:30 pm for open play.  After Monday, this will be the weekly time schedule:

  • Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays – open play, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, entire gym.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays – open play only on 2 courts, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. We are sharing the gym with basketball, if people show up to play. If no one shows up, then all courts can be available. 

Challenger Gym – August schedule

This week is the last week the Challenger gym will be open all day due to school starting at the beginning of August. For August, we will have the gym from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm every evening for pickleball.  The gym staff will need to be out of the building by 8 pm.  Some days we will share the gym with basketball, but we are getting first choice of days for the full gym. We are coordinating with the gym staff and will announce a schedule soon. In September, the schedule will potentially change again. 

New Location to play pickleball indoors in Huntsville.

Effective immediately, we have a new location to play pickleball indoors. Play is now available at Challenger Gym located at 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd SE, Huntsville, 35803. Please see the summer schedule below.

Mondays
9 am – 2 pm open play


Tuesdays 
9 am – Noon – ladies only play
Noon – 5:30 pm – open play

Wednesdays
9 am – Noon – men only play 
Noon pm – 5:30 pm – gym open for drills, first come-first serve – schedule on playtimescheduler


Thursdays
9 am – 2 pm – beginner play only
2 pm – 5:30 pm – open play


Fridays 
9 am – 5:30 pm – open play

Festival on the Moon News

The weather forecast for the Festival on the Moon is sunshine and warm temperatures!  You can still register for the event held on April 29 – May 1.  Keep in mind that the registration for the Round Robin portion of the Festival is closed now, but registration is open to attend and enjoy all other court festivities held that day. Families and spectators are welcome! Anyone can participate in the Chance to Win drawings, buy festival t-shirts, pin or magnets, play lawn games, and watch the court contests. Registration is required to play on the Moon courts or to participate in the skill contests. 

Schedule of events: 

Friday, April 29

  • 5:00-8:00 pm Registration open, main courts open play, hospitality tent open, music
  • 7:00 pm Announcements followed by Skill contest – Serve to the Spot (all on main courts)

Saturday, April 30

  • 7:30 am Registration opens
  • 8:00 am-8:00 pm Open play, hospitality tent open, music, vendor booths open
  • 8:00-10:30 am Opening ceremony prior to start of Skill Round Robin – levels up to 2.0 and 2.5 (temporary courts)
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Breast Center available at their table for information and first aid
  • 9:30 am NesinFit Sportstalk (hospitality tent)
  • 10:00 am Official Welcome Ceremony by Huntsville Parks and Recreation, The Breast Center of Huntsville Hospital, and Huntsville Pickleball Club (hospitality tent)
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm NesinFit available for screenings at their table
  • 10:30 am-1:00 pm 3.0 Skill round robin (temporary courts)
  • 12:30 pm Drawing for first set of raffle items, including opportunity to play in celebrity round robin (hospitality tent)
  • 1:00 Breast Health Center Intro to Celebrity Round Robin (temporary courts)
  • 1:30-4:00 pm Celebrity Round Robin (temporary courts – spectators may bring chairs)
  • 4:00 pm NesinFit Sportstalk (hospitality tent)
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Skill contest – Dinks for Two, Volley Ball (temporary courts)
  • 5:00-7:30 pm 3.5 Skill round robin (temporary courts)
  • 7:30 pm Drawing for second set of raffle items (hospitality tent)

Sunday, May 1

  • 7:30 am Registration opens
  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm Open play, hospitality tent open, music, vendor booths open
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Breast Center available at their table for information and first aid
  • 10:00 am-2:00 pm NesinFit available for screenings at their table
  • 10:00 am-10:30 am Strength & Conditioning Training for Pickleball – Penny Lamb Bring a towel or mat for stretching, if you have one available.
  • 10:30 – 11:15 am Skill Contest – Serve to the Spot (temporary courts)
  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Skill Contest – Pop Top (temporary courts)
  • 1:00 NesinFit Sportstalk (hospitality tent)
  • 1:00-3:30 pm 4.0 + Skill round robin (temporary courts)
  • 3:30 pm Drawing for third set of raffle items (hospitality tent)
  • 5:00 pm Festival closes

Chance to Win drawings

If you registered by April 15th, you will receivefive complimentary tickets in your goody bag. Additional tickets may be purchased 5/$10 or 20/$20. Remember that this is a fund raiser for the Huntsville Hospital Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, so we are selling these tickets as part of our fund-raising efforts.  All proceeds will go to this fund. We will accept cash, credit, or check.

Fill out your tickets and drop one or more of your tickets in the associated prize bucket for a chance to win the great prizes listed below. You do not have to be present to win, but your tickets must be dropped in prize buckets to be drawn for a particular prize.

  • Four (4) Rocket City Trash Pandas ticket vouchers. Redeemable for Tuesday/Thursday games in 2022, subject to availability. Must be redeemed at the ticket office 24 hours in advance of your selected game. (Approximate value $80)
  • Lunch for 4 with astronaut Jan Davis at Rocket City Tavern (priceless!)
  • Gift voucher for Rx sport goggles. Clinic for Vision, Drs. Rich and Kate McCurdy (Retail value $383)
  • 5 packages of Two (2) tickets to a Rocket City Trash Pandas game in 2022, includes parking fee. Almost all dates are available to choose from. Season ticket holder seats, first row above home team dugout on the first base line, pitcher’s mound straight ahead. Each package includes a signed baseball from one of the Trash Pandas players. ($60 value per package)
  • Tennessee Titans autographed photo of Kevin Byard
  • Head Pickleball Paddle
  • Engage Poach Infinity EX Paddle, value $164.99
  • Paddleteck Paddle and bag, value $100
  • Gearbox Paddle
  • Juice Plus Post Workout Shake Mix
  • Nesin foam roller in a carry bag
  • “Theragun” and a NesinFIT 4-visit health & wellness package
  • 3 – Anytime Fitness 90 day passes
  • Gift basket/certificate from Neomode Hair Salon, value $125 
  • Gift certificate – one-hour facial DanTerra, Madison, value $99
  • Three gift bags from The Olive Branch
  • Top Spin Tennis Gift Card – ($50 value)
  • Gift cards from Bacchus Restaurant ($100, $60, $45, $45)
  • 4 different pickleball t-shirts (value $30 each)
  • Opportunity to play with a Celebrity in our Celebrity Round Robin on Saturday

Parking 

The Korn Ferry Tour Golf tournament is using the main parking area that we normally use for the pickleball courts.  Do not enter and park in the parking directly off of Bailey Cove Rd.  Enter instead on Blevins Gap Road.  Turn at the light at the intersection of Bailey Cove Rd and Blevins Gap Rd as if you were going to the library and then turn right on either the 1st or 2nd entrances.  Park in spaces around the library, around the tennis courts (these have been newly painted by the City for us), or in the grass areas around the field (do not park on the fields).  There is plenty of parking in these areas. We will have signs to direct you. 

Registration is open for the Pickleball on the Moon Festival

Click Here for details and to register for the event.

Huntsville Pickleball Club, in partnership with The Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund (Huntsville Hospital Foundation) and Huntsville Parks and Recreation, is hosting a fundraising festival – Pickleball on the Moon. The event will be held at the Sandra Moon Community Complex, 7901 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville, AL 35802.

All proceeds from the festival will go to the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, benefitting breast cancer patients in our community and in all of North Alabama. This fund assists patients with house payments, utility bills, car payments, car insurance, and other essential expenses during a time when their finances are certainly strained and their ability to work is challenged. Breast cancer is one of the most expensive cancers to treat, so we appreciate your consideration in participating in this festival to help raise these much needed funds to support patients in our area.

Huntsville City Recreation has announced new play times for the Shurney Center

Monday – no open play. 11:30 am to 2:30 pm is reserved for women’s doubles league play
Tuesday – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm is reserved for mixed doubles league play
Tuesday – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Open Play
Wednesday – 9:30 am to 11:30 am Open Play
Thursday – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm is reserved for men’s doubles league play
Friday – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Intermediate and Advanced Play (no beginners)