Pickleball Charlotte


Available Location(s): Granite Street

Overview Open Play Leagues & Tournaments USAPA
Membership Special Events Rentals Courts & Equipment
Rates Clinics & Lessons Pickleball 411 Directions


Overview

Pickleball is becoming the fastest growing sport in the country and is now available at Sports Connection in Charlotte NC! Sports Connection has 3 Indoor Sports & Family Entertainment Centers in Charlotte and our South Charlotte location is the home of Pickleball Charlotte

Our 14 indoor Pickleball courts are on our new state-of-the-art OmniSports shock absorption flooring and are shared with our Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club's 9 volleyball courts. There are a number of Recreation Centers, Churches and Gyms in Charlotte who offer Pickleball on occasion, but Pickleball Charlotte's goal is not to just be ANOTHER place you can play Pickleball, but be THE PREMIER place to play Pickleball in Charlotte.

Pickleball Charlotte offers Open Play, Special Events, Leagues, Clinics, Lessons, Court Rentals and Tournaments. We also sponsor free clinics, general information and other resources to help grow and promote Pickleball for all current players...and future players.

Pickleball Charlotte
10930 Granite Street
PO Box 470881 Charlotte NC 28247
704-583-1444
Office@PickleballCharlotte.com

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Membership

Pickleball Charlotte offers 3 levels of memberships. The BASIC, DELUXE and PREMIER membership options allows each person to pick the membership that best suits their level of play and budget. All members will receive free or discounted Open Play and Special Event rates as well as priority for registration for Open Play, Special Events, Leagues, Clinics, Court Rentals and Tournaments. Members can bring guests for a discounted rate. Non-Members will be allowed to play for $5 on their first visit to Pickleball Charlotte and then they will either need to sign-up for one of the 3 membership options or be accompanied by a current member.

Membership Type Cost Length
BASIC $25 1 Year
DELUXE $350 6 Months
PREMIER $600* 1 Year

*Premier Members can inquire about having a monthly draft from their bank or credit card versus paying all upfront.

After you create a User Name and Password on our secured online system called DASH Online, you can purchase a Membership from your Customer Home Page by clicking on REGISTRATION FEES and then selecting your preferred Membership Level. From your Customer Home Page, you can also purchase and renew PICKLE-PASSES, edit your Customer Profile Information, review Special Events and Clinic Schedules, and much more. You can also access DASH Online from your mobile device by downloading the DASH Online App.

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Rates

Listed below are the current Pickleball Charlotte rates for our various programs.  

Membership Type Open Play Special Events Court Rentals
PREMIER Free Free $20 / Hour
DELUXE Free Free $20 / Hour
BASIC $5 Per Event $25 / Hour
GUESTS $7 Per Event $30 / Hour
NON MEMBERS $10 Per Event $30 / Hour

Special Events include organized Events during Open Play times such as Round Robin Play, Ladder Tournaments,
Pool Play and other play formats. Members will receive priority for all Programs.

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Open Play

Open Play is available on most days of the week and some weeknights and weekends at various times. To view the actual dates, times, and availability and to register for Open Play, please visit Sign-Up Genius

Pre-registration for all Open Play is strongly recommended. Players pre-registering will have priority over walk-in players. There will be a maximum number of players allowed per each Open Play session to allow all players to maximize their playing time. Open Play sessions are scheduled for 2 to 4 hour blocks of time. No payment is required to pre-register and players can arrive at anytime during their session time, but should clear the courts at the session end time. Players consistently pre-registering and not showing up may be required to prepay for Open Play in the future.

Pickleball Charlotte accepts Cash, Checks and Credit Cards (for purchases over $6) at the front counter when you check in. Open Play is FREE for PREMIER and DELUXE Members, but pre-registration is still suggested to guarantee you a spot in your preferred Open Play sessions. We encourage BASIC Members to use a PICKLE-PASS to pre-purchase a book of Open Play Sessions instead of having to pay at the front counter each visit. (A PICKLE-PASS is a re-loadable electronic "virtual card" that allows BASIC members to buy a book of 10 sessions for $50 and then use the PICKLE-PASS each time to "pay" for Open Play.) 

PLAYER CARD - All Pickleball players will be issued a free Player Card on their first visit to Pickleball Charlotte. This Player Card should be scanned at the front counter each time you enter the Pickleball Charlotte facility. 

Click Here To Access Sign-Up Genius To View And Register For Open Play Dates & Times

Sign Up!

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Special Events

Special Events are organized programs, games or play formats during normal Open Play times such as Ladies Day, Dink & Drink, Challenge Courts, Pool Play and other games and play formats. Most Events are part of the normal Open Play fee and pre-registration is encouraged. To view the actual dates, times, and availability and to register for Special Events and Open Play, please visit Sign-Up Genius

Event Date Time Cost To View Dates & To Register
Dink & Drink Multiple Dates 6:00 - 9:00 PM Normal Open Play Sign-Up Genius
Come play Pickleball and enjoy a fun social time with old and new friends. BYOB - No glass containers allowed.
 Ladies Play Multiple Dates 10:00 - 1:00 PM Normal Open Play Sign-Up Genius
Come join us for a fun morning of pickleball play and social fun. All levels are welcome!

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Clinics & Lessons

Pickleball Charlotte offers various Pickleball Clinics each month. Please review the available Clinics below and click the Sign-Up Genius link to register. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all Clinics. Once you register through Sign-UpGenius, we will process your registration and send you an email confirmation with instructions of how to pay online with our secured server. For Private Group Clinics, please contact our Director at Office@PickleballCharlotte.com.


Beginner CLINICS - Whether you have never played the game or are a new player, this clinic is for you. This one-hour clinic is usually offered 2 or 3 times a month.  Safety, scoring, rules, serve and return, and game play are the included topics. Be sure to wear athletic shoes and come ready to learn how to play Pickleball! Your $10 clinic fee includes a rental paddle to use and allows you to stay for open play afterward. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. The Beginner Clinics are taught by Pickleball Charlotte instructors and experienced local pickleball clinicians and ambassadors.

Clinic Date Time Cost To View Dates & To Register
Beginner Clinic Multiple Dates Multiple Times $15 Sign-Up Genius


Advanced Beginner CLINICS
A follow up clinic to the Beginner Clinic- this clinic is geared to make new players comfortable enough to be able to actively participate in Open Play. This is a technique oriented training session with the goal of improving fundamental skills and for support oriented game play.

Clinic Date Time Cost To View Dates & To Register
Advanced Beginner Clinic Multiple Dates Multiple Times $15 Sign-Up Genius


Intermediate & Advanced CLINICS - Are you ready to take your pickleball game to the next level? This intermediate to advanced level clinic will break down skills into teachable components so that you can put them into game play immediately. Skills that will be covered include serve, serve return, transitional shots and dinking. It is recommended that you have a 3.0 or above rating to attend this clinic. The Intermediate and Advanced Clinics are taught by Pickleball Charlotte instructors and experienced local, regional and often national pickleball clinicians and ambassadors.

Clinic Date Time Cost To View Dates & To Register
Intermediate Clinic  Multiple Dates Multiple Times $25 Sign-Up Genius

 


Semi-Private CLINICS -  Do you like more individual attention and looking to work on specific Pickleball skills? Our Semi-Private Clinics allow for up to 3 players to sign up individually and work for an hour with one of our Pickleball Charlotte instructors.

Clinic Date Time Cost To View Dates & To Register
Semi-Private Clinic  Multiple Dates Multiple Times $20 Sign-Up Genius

 


Private LESSONS are available at Pickleball Charlotte at various times most weeks. Private Lessons are $50 per hour or $30 for 30 minutes. Private Lessons are booked and paid for by one person, but you can bring one friend for no additonal charge. Private Lessons can be booked automatically on Sign-Up Genius. If you are unable to find a pre-set date and time on Sign Up Genius, please email us at Office@PickleballCharlotte.com with your preferred dates and times and your skill level and the areas of your game you would like to improve and we will do our best to schedule a custom lesson for you.


Referee Clinics - Want to learn how to Ref but are afraid it is too scary, too hard or too nerve wracking?  How about sticking your toe in the water with a simple Referee Light experience? Learn how to keep score, track servers and observe for foot faults. Mid-Atlantic Region Referee Trainer Desiré Osman will be happy to give you a brief tutorial and then take you out for some on court experience. But are you thinking... "Why bother?  Others can do it; I don't need to learn how to Ref."  True, but the sport of pickleball needs Refs especially in the NC/SC area. In general, the east coast is about 15 years behind the west coast in quality of tournaments which is a key factor to growing the sport. Referees make all the difference. And you can be a part of making a difference.

Clinic Date Time Cost To View Dates & To Register
Referee Light Clinic Check Sign Up Genius Check Sign Up Genius Free Sign-Up Genius

Just give it a try....you might like it!
Contact Desiré Osman at DesireOsman@gmail.com for more information.

 


Leagues & Tournaments

Pickleball Charlotte offers various Pickleball Leagues, Tournaments, Round Robins and Other Competitive and Fun Events throughout the year.  Please review the upcoming tournaments below and click the link to register. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all Tournaments. 

Event Date Time Cost To View Dates & To Register
League Play TBA TBA TBA Sign-Up Genius
Leagues Coming Soon.
Round Robin Play Multiple Dates For Each Level Multiple Times $10 Member
$15 Non Member

Sign-Up Genius

Sign up for these fun, social, and competitive events. There will be 8 people in each bracket. Players will play with every player once and you will be guaranteed 7 games. Games will be played to 11 points and the player with the TOTAL number of cumulative points is the WINNER. 
Juniors Tournament October 5 9:00 AM $20 Click Here
Event Highlights: 9:00 AM Pickleball Training, Free Paddles and Door Prizes, and 11:00 AM Round Robin Tournament
Adult Tournaments Holiday Classic
December 14, 2019
9:00 AM $20 PBC Members*

$25 Non PBC Members*
Sign-Up Genius
Planned Levels 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 
Guaranteed at least 5 games.


 
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Rentals

Court Rentals are possible at anytime Pickleball Charlotte is open. All court rentals must be reserved and paid for in advance. Multi court rentals and special private events are also possible with advance planning. Members and Guests renting courts do not have to pay the standard Open Play or Guest Fees. A maximum of 6 people are allowed per court rental without prior approval. 

Paddle Rentals are available for $3 per paddle. Demo paddles may be available to be used for your first few visits.

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Pickleball 411

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Pickleball is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. The format of play can be singles or doubles, with doubles being the most popular. The governing body for Pickleball is the USA Pickleball Association. Visit their website USAPA.org for complete Rules, History and Other Information.

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Courts & Equipment

The pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20 X 44 feet. In pickleball, the same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the "kitchen"). 

When playing pickleball, each player will need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Originally, paddles were made only from wood, however today's paddles have evolved dramatically and are primarily made of lightweight composite materials, including aluminum and graphite. Players will also need a net and a pickleball. The ball itself is unique, with holes through it like a wiffleball and there are different ball models intended for indoor and outdoor play. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color. New bright color balls are also gaining in popularity.

Pickleball Charlotte has a number of pickleball paddles and other equipment and supplies available at our South Charlotte location for you to try out and purchase. Paddles are also available for rent and custom orders can be handled for all the top brands of paddles.

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