Pickleball Charlotte


Available Location(s): Granite Street, Northlake

 

 

 

Overview Clinics & Lessons
PRO Events
Courts & Equipment
Membership Leagues & Tournaments
Junior Programs
USAPA
Open Play Court Rentals
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 and North Charlotte locations are home of Pickleball Charlotte

Our South Charlotte, Granite Street location has 13 Indoor Pickleball Courts and 4 Outdoor Pickleball Courts. Our Northlake, Hankins Road location has 4 Indoor Pickleball 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 and 8626 Hankins Road
PO Box 470881 Charlotte NC 28247
704-583-1444
Office@PickleballCharlotte.com

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Membership

Pickleball Charlotte offers 2 levels of memberships. The BASIC and DELUXE 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 rates as well as priority for registration for Open Play, Special Events, Leagues, Clinics, Court Rentals and Tournaments. 

Membership Type Cost Length
BASIC $50 12 Months
DELUXE $425 12 Months


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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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 pre-registering and not showing up, or cancelling less than 1 hour in advance, will be charged the normal open play fee. This applies to Basic and Deluxe members. Open Play is $5 for BASIC Members, $8 for GUESTS and Free for DELUXE Members. 

Pickleball Charlotte accepts Cash, Checks and Credit Cards at the front counter when you check in. Open Play is FREE for 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.) PICKLE-PASSES are valid for one year after purchase.

All players must follow the normal Pickleball Charlotte Open Play rules and are not allowed to play with the same players all night and "take over" a court. Players wanting to play with their own group on their own court should consider renting a court or two. 

Please sign up for ONLY ONE SESSION PER DAY PER PERSON in advance to allow space for other players to register for open sessions. Customers can register for more additional sessions on the same day if less than 48 hours in advance. This applies to Open Play and Rentals.

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. 

OPEN PLAY RATES

Membership Type Open Play
DELUXE Free
BASIC $5
GUESTS / NON MEMBERS $8


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

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Clinics & Lessons

Pickleball Charlotte offers various Pickleball Clinics & Lessons each month. Please review the description of our Clinics and Lessons below and visit our DASHOnline system for a complete list of Dates & Times and to Register. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all Clinics and Lessons. Once you register and pay, you will receive an email confirmation and an email reminder 48 hours before your Clinic or Lesson. For Custom Clinics or Lessons, please contact our Office at Office@PickleballCharlotte.comClick on the PDF file "Clinics & Lessons Search Help" at the top right of this page for an overview of ways to Search and Sort the inventory of Clinics and Lessons.

To View and Register For Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE

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 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 and are $25 per session.

To View and Register For Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE


Advanced Beginner CLINICS - 
These one hour clinics are a follow up clinic to the Beginner Clinic and 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. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. The Advanced Beginner Clinics are taught by Pickleball Charlotte instructors and experienced local pickleball clinicians and ambassadors and are $25 per session.

To View and Register For Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE

Skills & Drills CLINICS - Are you ready to take your pickleball game to the next level? The intermediate to advanced Skills & Drills Clinics 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. These Clinics are usually scheduled for specific skill levels. (2.0-3.5 Intermediate, 3.5-4.0+ Advanced) Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. The Skills & Drills Clinics are taught by Pickleball Charlotte instructors and experienced local, regional and often national pickleball clinicians and ambassadors and are $25 per session.

To View and Register For Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE

Private LESSONS - Do you like more individual attention and looking to work on specific Pickleball skills? Our Private & Semi-Private Lessons allow for you to work for an hour with one of our Pickleball Charlotte instructors. Private Lessons are available at Pickleball Charlotte at various times most weeks. Private Lessons are $50 per hour. Players are allowed to bring one extra player with them to the lesson if they choose. You can include in the Comments and Requests Section the type of Skills you would like to work on during your lesson. (See samples below.) The primary person is responsible for payments. Lessons can be booked online and should be paid by one person. If you are unable to find a pre-set date and time online, please email us with your preferred date and time and we will do our best to schedule a custom lesson for you.

To View and Register For Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE

"You Choose" CLINIC or LESSON - We have a court reserved for you, or you and a few friends! Sign up for a "Pickleball - Lesson/Clinic of Choice" and just let us know if you are wanting a Private Lesson For (1-2 People) or a Small Group Clinic (3 or More People). Register online and put in the Comments and Requests Section if you are wanting a Private Lesson or Small Group Clinic and what skills you are wanting to work on or playing format you would like. Lessons are $50 per hour for 1-2 people and Clinics are $25 per person for 3 or more people. 

Samples Of Skills To Work On For Private Lessons and "You Choose" Clinics
* Dinking - 5 Keys to Success
* Blocking - How to Reset and Defend the Hard Hitter
* The Secret of the Lob - When to Lob and How to Safely Retrieve a Lob
* Transitional Shots - How to get from the Baseline to the Non Volley Zone\
* Coached Game Play
* Beginners Clinic
* Advanced Beginners Clinic - A follow up to the Beginners Clinic - More Skills, More Play, and More Fun
*  Advanced Skills and Drills - 3.0 and Above 
* Ball Machine Skills and Drills
* X Factor - How to Keep the Middle of the Court covered

To View and Register For Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE


PRO Clinics, Lessons & Exhibitions

Pickleball - PRO Clinics, Lessons & Exhibitions - We have some great opportunites for you to come learn from some of the best Pro Pickleball Players in the world. We are offering Private Lessons, Group Clinics and "Play with a Pro" sessions. Pricing varies based on the specific pro and type of session.

To View and Register For PRO Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE

Pickleball Charlotte Pro Clinics
Thu / Fri / Sat - November 18-20
Two Pros - Zane Navratil & John Cincola
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TIME LEVEL SESSION PROS MAX
PEOPLE
PRICE
THU
Nov
18
4:00 - 5:00 3.5 Play w/Pro
(1 hour)
Zane 3 $75
5:15 - 6:15 3.75 3 $75
6:30 - 7:30 3.5 3 $75
7:45 - 8:45 4.0+ 3 $75
4:00 - 5:00 3.0 Play w/Pro
(1 hour)
John 3 $65
5:15 - 6:15 3.5 3 $65
6:30 - 7:30 3.75 3 $65
7:45 - 8:45 4.0 3 $65
FRI
Nov
19
9:00 - 11:00 3.0 Clinic with two Pros
(2 hours)
Zane &
John
16 $100
11:15 - 1:15 3.5 16 $100
3:45 - 5:45 3.5 16 $100
6:00 - 8:00 4.0+ 16 $100
SAT
Nov
20
8:30 - 10:30 3.0-3.5 Clinic w/John
(2 hours)
John 8 $100
11:00 - 1:00 3.5-4.0 8 $100
8:30 - 9:30 3.75 Play w/Pro
(1 hour)
Zane 3 $75
9:45 - 10:45 4.0+ 3 $75
11:00 - 12:00 3.5-4.0 3 $75
12:15 - 1:15 3.0-3.5 3 $75


Play with the Pro John Cincola
Test your skills against one of the best! John Cincola will join 3 players for an hour of live play, rotating around to give everyone the chance to play with and against him. John is ranked #7 in pro singles; he's won over 40 5.0 Pro Medals and is a full time pickleball instructor/coach. 

Play with the Pro Zane Navratil
Test your skills against one of the best! Zane Navratil will join 3 players for an hour of live play, rotating around to give everyone the chance to play with and against him. Zane is ranked #2 in pro singles; is sponsored by Franklin Sports and was just drafted into the first ever season of Major League Pickleball.

Two Hour Clinic with Two Pros
This 2-hour clinic with two top pro player/instructors will take your game to the next level. The skills, techniques & strategies taught will vary based on skill level and participant requests. Teacher to student ratio will not exceed 8:1. 

Two Hour Clinic with John Cincola
This 2-hour clinic with John Cincola will take your game to the next level. The skills, techniques & strategies taught will vary based on skill level and participant requests. Class size is limited to 8 students.

                       


To View and Register For PRO Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE

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Leagues & Tournaments

Pickleball Charlotte offers various Pickleball Leagues, Tournaments, Round Robins, Competitive and Fun Events throughout the year. A list of upcoming tournaments and leagues can be found below and on DASHOnline.

Leagues - INDOORS

INDOOR Leagues Start Date Time Cost To Register
Women's - Mondays - Indoors September 13, 2021 - 8 Weeks 10:00 AM $70 CLOSED
3.0 and 3.5 Levels - 8 Weeks - Monday Mornings - Instruction / Drills - Fun League Play - 10 AM - 1:00 PM
Women's - Tuesdays - Indoors September 7, 2021 - 8 Weeks 10:00 AM $70 CLOSED
2.5 and 3.0 Levels - 8 Weeks - Monday Mornings - Instruction / Drills - Fun League Play - 10 AM - 1:00 PM
Men's - Tuesdays - Indoors September 7, 2021 - 8 Weeks 10:00 AM $70 CLOSED
3.0 and 3.5+ Levels - 8 Weeks - Tuesday Mornings - Instruction / Drills &  Ladder Play - 10 AM - 1:00 PM

Leagues - OUTDOORS

OUTDOOR Leagues Start Date Time Cost To Register
Queen City - Saturdays - Outdoors September 11, 2021 - 8 Weeks 3:00 PM $60 CLOSED
Outdoor Team League - Play Against Other Clubs In Charlotte - Shirt Included In Fee
Open/Coed 4.25+ - Mondays - Outdoors September 20, 2021 - 8 Weeks 6:30 PM $60 CLOSED
4.25+ Level Players Only - Requires PBC Directors Approval - Individual Registrations - Competitive Play Each Week
Open/Coed 3.75 - 4.0 - Tuesdays - Outdoors September 21, 2021 - 8 Weeks 6:30 PM $60 CLOSED
3.75 - 4.0 Level Players Only - Requires PBC Directors Approval - Individual Registrations - Competitive Play Each Week
Open/Coed 3.0 - 3.5 - Wednesdays - Outdoors September 22, 2021 - 8 Weeks 6:30 PM $60 Register
3.0 - 3.5 Level Players Only - Requires PBC Directors Approval - Individual Registrations - Competitive Play Each Week

Tournaments

Tournament  Start Date Time Cost To Register
Zero-Zero-Boo Round Robin October 29, 2021 (Fri) 6:00 PM $20 Register
Gobbler Games Round Robin November 20, 2021 (Sat) 10:00 AM $20 Register
Reindeer Round Robin December 18, 2021 (Sat) 10:00 AM $20 Register


Zero-Zero-Boo
- This is always a fun event as you are free to wear costumes if you wish and there will be CASH PRIZES!

The Gobbler Games - A great way to get ready for the feasting of the holidays!

Reindeer Round Robin - Our Annual Tournament that combines great play with festive music, awesome prizes, and yes a GIANT Reindeer! 

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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. 

Court Rentals are often available for Indoors and Outdoors when we have posted Open Play times. Just simply sign up for 6 Slots for Open Play and add "Court Rental" in the Comments section. Court Rentals may be available at other times by calling or emailing Pickleball Charlotte. Note: You do not have to have 6 players to rent a court during Open Play, but the Court Rental fee is for the entire session. For example, if you want your own court during an open play session, the fee would be $30 (6 X $5).

Special Court Rentals for a 2 hour minimum are $10 per hour per court for Members and $15 for Non-Members and must be reserved and paid for in advance by calling or emailing Pickleball Charlotte.

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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Juniors Clinics

Juniors Clinic and Play Day - Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country and Juniors are the future of Pickleball!. At Pickleball Charlotte we are committed to introduce the next generation of Pickleball players to this great sport and help them learn and play the correct way. A few times a year, we sponsor and co-sponsor a series of Juniors Clinics and Play Days. The cost ranges from only $10 - $15 per Junior and Parents / Mentors are encouraged to sign up and learn and play as well. Register and pay online for each person planning to participate in the Clinic. Based on the number, skill and age of players, the format of the Clinic could vary from more instruction to possible round robin play and lots of fun! -

To View and Register For Clinics and Lessons - CLICK HERE 

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

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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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