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.


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:

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.


Annual Meeting Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Annual Meeting of the Huntsville Pickleball Club will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Fern Bell Recreation Center at 2:00 pm.

The meeting is open to all paid members (2016) of the Huntsville Pickleball Club.

Cake and beverages will be provided.  It would therefore be helpful if we had an estimate of the number of people attending.  Please R.S.V.P. via email or use the Contact Us tab on this page if you are planning to attend.

Thank you for participation and support of the Huntsville Pickleball Club.


Optimist Park available for play.

We are back at Optimist Park starting tomorrow January 13, 2016.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 2:00.  More Pickleball = More Fun.

Play will be discontinued on those days at Fern Bell.  Thank you to the Fern Bell crew for hosting us during our time of need.

See you on the courts.


Extra Playing Time

While Optimist Park is closed for maintenance / repair issues, Fern Bell has opened their doors to us.

In addition to our regular times on Tuesdays and Thursdays we are now temporarily playing at Fern Bell from 10:00 am to Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

See you on the courts tomorrow, December 30th at Fern Bell.

Mark your calendars

The Annual Meeting of the Huntsville Pickleball Club will be held on Sunday afternoon, January 31, 2016.

Please watch for further details.