Holiday Social and Club Tournament

HPC Holiday Social and Club Tournament

Where: Sandra Moon Pickleball Courts
When: December 3rd, 9 am – Noon

The Holiday season is fast approaching – time to get Holly & Jolly on the courts!  Join us for our final HPC social of the year on Saturday, December 3, at the Sandra Moon outdoor courts, 9 am-Noon.  We will share treats, fun times, and a festive, random draw, club tournament designed for all skill levels.  Per the flyer, come in your jolliest spirit and merriest attire to increase your tourney score. Note that volunteering to help also gets you extra tourney points. 

We will be collecting donations for the North Alabama Food Bank to spread good cheer in our community.   Use the link below to sign up for the social/tourney and to volunteer by November 29.  All members are welcome for the social, but tourney participants will be limited to the first 88 to sign up.  (We are aware that this is the same day as the SEC Football Championship, but that’s not until 3PM CT – we promise to be finished well ahead of kickoff.)  Let’s get ready to be the merriest picklers on the moon!

Sign up here:

Let’s Play!

Judy Hayes

Glow in the Dark Pickleball Event

Let’s Glow!
Glow in the Dark Pickleball Event

When:  October 27th
Location:  Trinity United Methodist Church Gym, 607 Airport Rd, Huntsville

All HPC members are invited to our first Glow in the Dark Pickleball event.  See the attached flyer for details.  There will be free food and indoor play on 3 neon decorated courts.  PLEASE REGISTER @ THE LINK BELOW BY OCT. 20, so we know how much food to provide.

The gym may get crowded, so please refrain from bringing gym bags or bulky items.  Just bring your paddle – we will even have neon tape you can use for decorating it!  Make sure your name is on your paddle to make it easier to ID in the paddle pile.

If you’d like to help setup the courts or decorate the gym earlier on the day of the event, please volunteer by contacting Sandy Greene at

Let’s Glow Play!

Festival on the Moon Sunday Delay Start

Festival on the Moon Delay start time for Sunday:  Noon

We will be there at 10:30 am setting up and drying off courts when the rain stops.  If you want to help us with this, please bring towels and blowers.

The Festival will begin at Noon with Penny Lamb’s workshop: Strength & Conditioning Training for Pickleball. Bring a towel or mat for stretching if you have one available. This workshop will be held indoors in the check-in building.

The schedule will continue with the 4.0 Round Robin staring at 1 or soon after depending on court conditions. The rest of the schedule will be adjusted as needed and schedule changes will be announced at the Festival.  We will try to get in a few of the skill challenges as we can.

Our last round of prize drawings will be held towards the end of the day, so there is still time to buy chance to win tickets and enter to win some fabulous prizes.  Come check them out in the check-in building.  Don’t let the Festival close before you purchase your FOM t-shirt, magnet, pin, and postcard. You can find these for sale in the check-in building. All proceeds from all purchases go to the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. We also have a donation box in the check-in building. 

We have had a great Festival so far and thank all of you for your support!  Come join us today at Noon – 5 pm for the last day of fundraising and fun!  

Let’s play and give back!


Festival on the Moon Update

We are excited about the interest in the upcoming Festival on the Moon benefit event to be held on April 29th – May 1st.  Much work is going into creating a fun community event to raise money for The Breast Cancer Patient Assitance Fund.  As more details emerge, I will keep the Club updated. You can share this link with your friends on social media:

Below are some details about the event – more will be coming!

During this festive event there will be entertainment/music Saturday and Sunday afternoon and lawn games on the grounds.  You can bring your own food, but there will be a Hospitality tent for snacks and beverages open during festival hours, and the Library Bistro will be open for some food service. We will have pickleball vendors on the grounds. Open Play is on the main Sandra Moon Courts all 3 days; Beginner (first courts) to advanced (far courts). Put your paddle in the paddle stand at the court you want to play in. Court monitors will help with rotation. Health and wellness seminars will be held Saturday and Sunday, including one by The Breast Center. A Celebrity round robin will be played onSaturday, 1-4 pm.  There will be a silent auction for the opportunity to play with a celebrity.  Spectators are welcome to cheer on their favorite teams.  Round robins on Saturday and Sunday are divided into skill levels- 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0+.   These will be held on the tennis courts (striped for PB and portable nets will be used). The round robins are random draw; play with different partners against changing opponents with a 20-minute time limit for each of the 7 rounds being played (total 2 hours 20 minutes max play time).  Points scored will be kept for each individual player.  The top three players will be awarded prizes.  Maximum number in each skill level division is 32 players.

Bring blankets, outdoor chairs, umbrellas or pop ups for shade. No alcoholic beverages, please. You must be registered to participate in any or all events at the Sandra Moon Courts during this Festival. See the tentative schedule below:

Friday (check-in anytime)

5:00-8:00 pm               Open play, hospitality tent open
6:00 pm                       Skill contest – partner dink, partner volley

Saturday (check-in anytime)

8:00 am – 8:00 pm       Open play, hospitality tent open, entertainment/music, vendor booths
8:00-10:30 am             up to 2.0 Skill round robin
10:30 am -1:00 pm       2.5 Skill round robin
12:30 pm                     Drawing for first set of raffle items, including celebrity round robin
1:00-4:00 pm               Celebrity Round Robin
4:00-5:00 pm               Skill contest – serve to a target
5:00-7:30 pm               3.0 Skill round robin
7:30 pm                       Drawing for second set of raffle items

Sunday (check-in anytime)

8:00 am-5:00 pm         Open play, hospitality tent open, entertainment/music, vendor booths open
9:00 – 10:00 am           Skill contest – to be determined
10:30 am-1:00 pm        3.5 Skill round robin
1:00-3:30 pm               4.0 + Skill round robin
3:30 pm                       Drawing for third set of raffle items
5:00 pm                       Festival closes

We hope to see you there!