Gym 2 will be closed Thursday, August 16 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM for maintenance. 
 

Thank you Aiken Region Pickleballers! We have had a great response to my note asking for volunteers. We had a critical date error in the previous email so first I want to correct that. 

Practice courts are available on Thursday, September 6th for most of the day. Additionally on Friday, September 7th during the afternoon there should be some courts available. 

The gathering with dinner is on Friday, September 7th. 

Additional exciting news about the gathering - we have arranged for a band to play after dinner from 8 pm until 10 pm in the Alley. 

Players 

We now have 188 players registered so room for not many more. Register at https://www.secure.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=1654 and for help send email to Registration@AikenPickleball.com.

Volunteers 

1) Court Monitors 

We have had so many people volunteer for check in and lunch that we are overflowing with help. I have asked some of those people to consider being a court monitor instead. We still need court monitors for Saturday and Sunday both morning and afternoon sessions. 

As I said before, being a court monitor is fun. It puts you up close and personal with all the action. Someone sent me email asking me what you have to do, so here is a brief summary. It is not hard! 

Basically you are assigned a court. You get a clipboard from Nelson before each match. You take it to me and I call the players. You meet them on court and stay while they play. The only thing you do during play is time the time outs and change of ends. We give you a stop watch. Then they give you the score to write down. You record it. They sign and you take it back to Nelson. Then you get the next one.

It is a great way to get a little bit of exercise and a court side view of some great pickleball. 

I know the time slots are a bit long, but we are prepared to let people “buddy up”. So you could split a session with someone else. All that we ask if you do this is that you stay until your buddy arrives, and you let us know what you are doing! So this way you could do a shorter session or work around other time commitments. In that case send email directly to me: LJ@LisaMiner.com 

Otherwise to sign up please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084ea4a628aaf49-court

2) Referees

We will train new referees and would also love to have more experienced people too. Please send email to LJ@LisaMiner.com if you are willing to try! 

Remember - all volunteers get lunch on the day of work and a volunteer t-shirt. As an added bonus this year, volunteers will be able to use the courts on Thursday August 6th during the practice sessions. On that day the indoor courts will only be available for volunteers and registered players.

Lisa Miner

For almost a year, this website has been accessible by using both www.pickledillys.com and www.aikenpickleball.com.  The second domain name was added because many newcomers could not remember  or misspelled "Pickledillys".  Since there is a charge for each domain name, we will soon be discontinuing the use of www.pickledillys.com.  If you have bookmarks set for this domain hane, please change them to www.aikenpickleball.com.  

Welcome to our site!

Welcome to the website for the Aiken Pickledillys!  Our intent is to promote the game of pickleball and to provide competitive and social pickleball activities. Our goal is to encourage sportsmanship and camaraderie through fun and exercise by playing the exciting and addictive sport of pickleball.

The game is easy to learn and really fun to play. It can be played on a variety of levels from casual to very competitive.  Pickleball offers players of all ages a good physical workout and the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people who share the passion that surrounds this exciting sport.

We play at the Odell Weeks Activities Center on six indoor courts.  Go to the "Calendar" tab on the main menu for our current playing schedule.  In addition, we have 4 purpose built pickleball courts and 4 dual purpose pickleball/tennis courts located behind Odell Weeks.  These 8 public lighted courts are available year round.

Odell Weeks is located at 1700 Whiskey Rd in Aiken.  The phone # is 803-642-7631. 

Come join us!

THE AIKEN PICKLEDILLYS ARE GRATEFUL TO THE STAFF AND EMPLOYEES AT THE CITY OF AIKEN'S PARK, RECREATION AND TOURISM DEPARTMENT AND AT THE ODELL WEEKS ACTIVITY CENTER FOR THEIR SUPPORT TO OUR PROGRAM

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General guidelines 

In order to provide the best possible playing experience for everyone, the Pickledillys operate under a set of guidelines. Currently we have three types of play spread throughout the available times each day.  These include drop-in play with all levels mixing together, drop-in play with courts designated by skill level, and court reservation play.  When courts are designated by skill level, we have different schematics (weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and weekends) based on the court usage for different skill levels during those times.  These designations are periodically reviewed and adjusted.    

All players who participate in drop-in play by skill levels need to be rated by the committee.  Visitors may play for a brief period at the level the player representatives feel is appropriate.  Players who are visiting for a longer term and who have a rating at another location should check with the player representatives at that level to determine if that rating is acceptable for our local system.

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Guidelines for reserving courts via Sign-up Genius

1) You must have at least four people committed to playing on the court BEFORE you make the reservation.  At least four names MUST be included on the sign-up  

2) Reservations must be made by midnight the day before playing time.  After midnight, any unreserved courts will revert to free play for that day.  This is to allow other players to view the court situation before making a decision on whether to go over for free play on that day.   

3) Please be considerate of your fellow players and choose to attend either drop-in play or court reservation time, but not both on the same day. It is not allowed for a player to be incuded on two court reservation slots on the same day.

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Lessons and Clinics

Lessons

Mo Garcia is available for private and semi private lessons.  Please go to the "contact us" page on the main menu to contact Mo.

$40.00 per person - 1 hour private lesson (1-2 players)

$20.00 per person – 1 hour semi-private lesson (3-4 players)

Please contact the instructors directly for available times. 

 Payment must be made prior to class at the front desk

Please furnish the instructor with a receipt.

Clinics

Please see the calendar for dates and times.  Clinics are usually given every Wednesday from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

$15.00 per person – 1 ½ hour – Maximum 8 players

Payment must be received at the front desk to reserve a spot

Please furnish the instructor with a receipt

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How to pay for Pickleball

(Effective July 1, 2018)

City Resident

Residents of the City of Aiken can pay for Pickleball in one of two ways.

Daily Pass: $2 per visit

Annual Pass: $75 per year, expires one year after purchase.

Non-city Resident

People who live outside of the Aiken city limits can pay for Pickleball in the following ways:

Daily Pass: $3

With the purchase of an annual recreation membership:

Daily pass with membership: $2

Annual Pass with membership: $75 per year (expires one year after purchase).

*A recreation membership is secured at a cost of $75 annually per individual or $125 annual per family for non-city residents.