Schedule changes.

Starting June 5, 2023, Fern Bell is making Monday evenings available for pickleball from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

During June and July of 2023, Tuesday morning pickleball play at Mark Russell will start at 10:30 am instead of 9:30 am.

Pickled Pink Tournament Update

Let’s get ready to have some tournament fun and raise money for the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund!  Here is some important information about the Pickled Pink Tournament and fundraiser this Friday and Saturday:

Schedule:  Please log in to your pickleball brackets account and select the “Pickled Pink” tournament.  You will now see start times for all events. If you want to see your individual event, put your last name in the search box and only your events will show.  Pairings will be released tomorrow. Please plan to check-in 30 minutes before your game begins. Check-in will begin at 11:30 am on Friday and 7:15 am on Saturday.

Opening Ceremonies:  Noon on Friday at Dublin Park

Even if you are playing soon after or on this day, if you can, please come and show your support.  The Mayor of Madison will be saying a few words, the James Clemens High School JROTC will present colors, and Jennie Prinkey, student at UAH, will be singing the National Anthem.

Chance to Win tickets:  These will be on sale throughout the event at the Huntsville Pickleball Club tent.  Cost is 5 for $10, 15 for $20, and 40 for $40. We can take credit or cash.  All proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.  Last chance to purchase tickets will be 4:30 pm on Saturday.  All drawings will be at 5 pm on Saturday.  You do not need to be present to win, but it is more fun! All tournament participants will receive 5 free tickets at check-in. 

Sample of Chance to Win items:

  • Club Pilates One Month 8 Pack Membership Gift Certificate
  • Two Tickets to a Rocket City Trash Pandas Game in 2023 plus Logan O’Hoppe Bobblehead
  • Gift Certificate for a Two Visit Health & Wellness Package plus NesinFit Physical Therapy Sports Bag, & Intracell Massage Roller Stick
  • Retreet Gift Certificate  for a two Night Stay in a Treehouse, Glamping Tent, or Tiny House
  • 5 amazing paddles! Brands include:  Head, Engage, Diadem (2), AMA

Paddle demos:  We will have paddle reps from Selkirk, Engage, Vulcan, Head, Legacy, and Eon.  Make sure to bring your ID as some paddle reps will be required this for paddle check-out. 

Other ways to support:

  • T-shirt sales: We will have a limited # of t-shirts for sale – $20
  • Donations: We can take cash or credit.
  • Location will be at the HPC Tent/table


  • Visit our sponsor tables (some have giveaways!): Breast Center Tent (First Aid station), Topspin Tennis, West Huntsville Club Pilates, Southern Cancer Center, and US Senior Pickleball.
  • How to find an open court to warm-up or demo a paddle: Look for the signs on the fences by the courts.  Green means “go”, and that court is available, red means “stop” and that court is not available. 
  • In case of rain, we have allowed for slack in the schedule. We will text players if any changes are made to the schedule. Your help with drying courts, if needed, is greatly appreciated.  Pack towels and blowers to help with this effort.
  • IMPORTANT: All players please have text notifications turned on in your pickleball brackets account.

Pickled Pink May 5-6


Our fundraiser, in partnership with The Breast Center, continues with The Pickled Pink Pickleball tournament Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at the Dublin Park courts in Madison. Funds raised benefit the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

 Registration will be $40 plus $5 per event registered and includes a nice T-shirt. Spread the word to all your pickleball friends club members and non-members. Age divisions are 18-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+ and skill levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+. A round robin format will be used and all players will be guaranteed at least 4 games.  Because it is a fundraiser there will be no refunds, even in the event of inclement weather.  Click Here for information and to register for the tournament.  In addition to tournament play, there will be Chance to Win drawings, and food vendors. 

Mixed doubles will be on Friday from noon until 8 PM, women’s doubles Saturday morning from 8 AM to noon, men’s doubles from noon until 8 PM.  Medals will be awarded for the top three finishers in each division and bracket. On Friday, the current plan is to start with the 70+ age bracket, then 60-69 and moving down in age brackets, trying to accommodate those who have to work during the day.  

Your participation will assist patients with essential expenses during their cancer treatment. Breast cancer is one of the most expensive cancers to treat, and your participation to help raise these much needed funds is appreciated.  

Please join in both as a tournament participant and volunteer (sign-ups will come out closer to the event)!

Make an impact and be PICKLED PINK!

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

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.

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!

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.