Pickleball Charlotte


Available Location(s): Granite Street, Northlake

 

 

 

Overview Open Play
Leagues
Pickleball 411
Membership Court Rentals Clinics Courts & Equipment
Locations
Blocks Lessons
USAPA
Courts
Tournaments
Junior Programs
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 14 Indoor Pickleball Courts and 4 Outdoor Pickleball Courts. Our Northlake, Hankins Road location has 4 Indoor Pickleball Courts. We also help schedule the Pickleball programs at the Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club. 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, 8626 Hankins Road, 8401 Sharon Lakes
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. 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. For more details on each Membership Program, CLICK HERE, or scroll to the bottom of this page.

Membership Type Cost Length
BASIC $50 12 Months
DELUXE $425 12 Months
PREMIER (Available Soon) $720 (or $60 Per Month) 12 Months (or Monthly)


For more details on each Membership Program, CLICK HERE, or scroll to the bottom of this page.

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 add money to your Online Account to pay for Open Play and other Programs, 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 our DASHOnline System. You can also download the DASH MEMBER APP from the APP Store. (Note: We do not use Sign-Up-Genius anymore.)

Registration for all Open Play is required. 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 3 hour blocks of time. Payment is required to register and players should not take the courts until their scheduled session time and should clear the courts at the session end time. Players needing to cancel, need to Email Office@PickleballCharlotte.com at least 2 hours in advance to receive a credit.

Our DASHOnline system accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards and Account Credit to pay for your Open Play fee. The standard Open Play fee will be charged when you register online and then our DASH Online system will automatically enter the correct discount based on your current Membership level and the location you are signing up for. For more details on the Open Play pricing per membership level, CLICK HERE, or scroll to the bottom of this page.

We encourage Members to Add Money to their DASH Online account (Select "Account CREDIT - Gift Card") at the bottom right of your online home page. This will allow you to use this reloadable Gift Card to pay for anything versus having to pay with a credit card for each visit.

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.

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 Fee -  Location
PREMIER
Free - All Locations

DELUXE Free - Granite Street
$5 - Northlake
$5 - Sharon Lakes
BASIC $5 - Granite Street
$8 - Northlake
$8 - Sharon Lakes
GUESTS / NON MEMBERS
$10 - All Locations

Click Here To Access DASH To Register And Pay For Open Play

(NOTE: We do not use Sign-Up-Genius anymore. To VIEW a list of the Pickleball Players signed up for Open Play or Events, 
click on the "PLAYER LIST - CLICK HERE" at the top of the DASH registrations list. (The list is updated a few times each day)

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Court Rentals

Court Rentals are possible at any time Pickleball Charlotte is open. All court rentals must be reserved and paid for in advance by the person booking the court(s). Court Rentals are $15 to $25 PER HOUR (based on your membership package), with a 2 hour minimum and must be reserved and paid for online or booked and paid for by calling or emailing Pickleball Charlotte. A maximum of 6 people are allowed per court rental without prior approval. Multi court rentals and special private events are also possible with advance planning. For more details on the Court Rental pricing per membership level, CLICK HERE, or scroll to the bottom of this page. 

A $5 per person Guest Fee for non-members may be charged for some Rentals. Guest Fees can be paid at check-in by each guest. Paddle Rentals are available for $3 per paddle. Demo paddles may be available to be used for your first few visits.

Click Here To Access DASH To View Available Court Rental Dates And Times

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Blocks

Blocks are similar to Court Rentals, but allows the organizer to create their own group of players and invite them to join their group and register and pay online individually. Blocks can be for ONE date and time, or can be for MULTIPLE weeks. Blocks are usually based on a Per Person fee for a standard 2 hour block of time. Custom Blocks can be created for longer times and for multiple courts and multiple weeks. A flat fee can be invoiced, versus individual fees, if desired.

PRIVATE Blocks - A Private Block is for a group of players who the organizer personally "Invites" and provides them a special online Link to register and pay for one or more dates, times and number of courts.

SEMI-PRIVATE Blocks - A Semi-Private Block is online for others to view and allows for any player to "Ask To Join" and then the organizer will be able to Accept, Decline (or Ignore) the request to Join. If the organizer accepts the request, the player will be notified on their DASH APP to register and pay. The Semi-Private Block is a great option for players to organize their group of friends and similar skill level players without having one person to have to Rent the courts and pay the entire fee.

For multiple week Blocks (Private Leagues), players can use the DASH APP system to RSVP each week so the other players on the group roster will know who is playing. Players can also communicate with each other using the DASH APP and the manager of the group can Invite new players, drop players, check who has paid and manage the overall group. Players will also receive an automatic reminder 48 hours before each scheduled time. All Blocks must be paid in full before the first date. 

Blocks vary in price based on membership level, time of day, length of rental, time of the year and number of players. Blocks are similar in price to Open Play and Court Rentals. For more details on Blocks pricing per membership level, CLICK HERE, or scroll to the bottom of this page. Please call or email Pickleball Charlotte for more details and to book your Block.

A $5 per person Guest Fee for non-members may be charged based on the type of Block booked.

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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

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If you need to cancel your Lesson or Clinic and it is less than 24 hours before your Lesson or Clinic,
please CALL US at 704-583-1444 immediately AND email us at Office@PickleballCharlotte.com.
Lessons and Clinics rescheduled or cancelled with less than a 24 hour notice will result in a $25 rescheduling / cancellation fee.

If you are the only person signed up for a clinic 24 hours before the start of your clinic, we will contact you and ask if you would like to change it from a clinic to a private lesson and pay $25 more, transfer you to a future clinic with openings at no extra charge or get a $25 credit put on your account.

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PRO Clinics, Lessons & Exhibitions

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


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 January 10, 2022 - 7 Weeks 10:00 AM $75 Click To Register
3.5 & 3.5+ Levels - Instruction / Drills - Fun League Play - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Women's - Tuesdays - Indoors January 11, 2022 - 7 Weeks 10:00 AM $75 Click To Register
3.0 and 3.5 Levels - Instruction / Drills - Fun League Play - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Men's - Thursdays - Indoors January 13, 2022 - 7 Weeks 10:00 AM $75 Click To Register
3.0-3.5 & 3.5+ Levels - Instruction / Drills - Fun League Play - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tournaments

Tournament  Location Start Date Time Cost To Register
Winter Blast Round Robin Granite Street
Indoors
January 21, 2022
Friday
6:00 PM $20 Click To Register
PBC Winter Classic - 3.0 & 3.5 Granite Street
Indoors
January 29, 2022
Saturday
9 AM - 12 PM $20 Click To Register
PBC Winter Classic - 3.75 & 4.0 Granite Street
Indoors
January 29, 2022
Saturday
1 PM - 4 PM $20 Click To Register
PBC Winter Classic TEAM 4.25+ Granite Street
Outdoors
January 29, 2022
Saturday
10 AM - 1 PM $20 Click To Register
Sign up Individually and include who your partner is in the Comments Section. If bad weather, will move Indoors. Max of 9 teams.
Charlotte Pickleball Classic* Charlotte Indoor
Indoors
March 25-27, 2022
Friday - Sunday
TBA $70 Click To Register
*This tournament is located at Charlotte Indoor Tennis Center. Pickleball Charlotte encourages all members to support local Pickleball Tournaments whether at our location or other locations in the Charlotte area. Registration is through PickleballTournaments.com.


 
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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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Locations

LOCATIONS Sharon Lakes
8401 Sharon Lakes
Granite Street
10930 Granite Street
Northlake
8626 Hankins Road
Location/Business Name Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club Sports Connection Sports Connection
Pickleball Management Pickleball Charlotte Pickleball Charlotte Pickleball Charlotte
Indoor Courts 8 Hard Courts (Current)
8 More Hard Courts (Future)
14 Soft Courts
(On Volleyball Courts)
4 Soft Courts
(On Volleyball Courts)
Outdoor Courts         Hard Courts - Future        Clay Courts - Future 4 Hard Courts None
Locker Rooms Yes No No
Showers Yes No No
Beer & Wine Yes No Yes
Fitness Center Yes No No


Membership Programs


MEMBERSHIPS PREMIER
(Coming Soon)
DELUXE BASIC NON-MEMBER
Type Of Player “Plays All The Time” “Plays Regularly” “Plays Occasionally” “What Is Pickleball?”
Cost $720 Per Year
($60 Per Month)
$425 Per Year $50 Per Year N/A
Open Play Free - Granite Street
Free - Northlake
Free - Sharon Lakes
Free - Granite Street
$5 - Northlake
$5 - Sharon Lakes 
$5 - Granite Street
$8 - Northlake
$8 - Sharon Lakes
$10 - Granite Street
$10 - Northlake
$10 - Sharon Lakes
Court Rentals $15 Per Hour
$15 Per Hour* $20 Per Hour* $25 Per Hour
Blocks - (One or Multiple) Can Book One Or Multiple Dates
$8 Per Person**
Can Book One Or Multiple Dates
$8 Per Person**
$8 Per Person** $10 Per Person**
Clinics $25-$50 / Person
Priority Sign Up
$25-$50 / Person
Priority Sign Up
$25-$50 / Person $25-$50 / Person
Lessons $50-$75 / Person
Priority Sign Up
$50-$75 / Person
Priority Sign Up
$50-$75 / Person $50-$75 / Person
Leagues $60-$75 / Person
Priority Sign Up
Members Only Leagues
$60-$75 / Person
Priority Sign Up
Members Only Leagues
$60-$75 / Person $60-$75 / Person
Tournaments Priority Sign Up Priority Sign Up Normal Sign Up Members Have Priority
Pro Clinics & Lesson Priority Sign Up Priority Sign Up Normal Sign Up Members Have Priority
Fitness Area Yes Yes No No

* $5 Guest Fee May Be Required.
** Block Fees Per Person Are Based On A Minimum Of 4 Players For 2 Hours Per Court.





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