Pickleball Charlotte


Available Location(s): Granite Street

Overview Open Play Tournaments USAPA
Membership Events & Leagues Rentals Courts & Equipment
Rates Clinics & Lessons Pickleball 411 Charlotte Dilly News

Opening Mid June, 2019


Overview

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

Our 14 indoor Pickleball courts will be played on our new state-of-the-art OmniSports shock absorption flooring and be 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 Courts, 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
Pickleball@SportsConnectionNC.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 at Pickleball Charlotte for a few trial times 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 To Sign Up
BASIC $25 1 Year Opening Mid June
DELUXE $350 6 Months Opening Mid June
PREMIER $600 1 Year Opening Mid June


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Rates

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

Membership
Type
Open
Play*
Special
Events*
Leagues /
Mini-Tournaments
Court
Rentals
Clinics Lessons Tournaments
PREMIER Free Free Discount $15 / Hour Discount Per Lesson Per Tourney
DELUXE Free Free Discount $20 / Hour Discount Per Lesson Per Tourney
BASIC $5 $5 Per League $25 / Hour Per Clinic Per Lesson Per Tourney
GUESTS $7 $7 Per League N/A Per Clinic Per Lesson Per Tourney
NON MEMBERS $10 $10 N/A N/A Per Clinic Per Lesson Per Tourney


*A valid PICKLE-PASS is required for all Members to use for Open Play and Special Events. A PICKLE-PASS is a re-loadable electronic "card" to be able to pay for Open Play and Special Event Sessions. 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 / Drop-In Play is available on most days or nights of the week at various times. A tentative Open Play schedule for each month is posted on our website at the top right of this page. This tentative schedule shows the dates, times and planned number of courts available. The actual dates, times, and availability for each day can be found on our online reservation system called DASH. Most weeks will have hundreds of hours of court time available for members and their guests.

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 usually scheduled for 2 hour blocks, but some sessions may be scheduled for 3 or 4 hour blocks, especially if there are planned Events during the Open Play session. Some Open Play sessions, or specific courts during certain Open Play times, may be designated for specific skill levels.

Open Play sessions with no pre-registrations 48 hours before we will be removed from the online calendar, but may still be available for walk-in play. Members will be contacted if there are less than 4 players pre-registered for an Open Play session. The goal is to reduce the chance of players showing up with no one to play with. 

Click Here To Register For Open Play For Current Month. (Opening Mid June)

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Events & Leagues

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Clinics & Lessons

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Tournaments

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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. 

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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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The Charlotte Dilly Newsletter

The Charlotte Dilly Newsletter is a monthly Pickleball specific newsletter created by Dick & Desire' Osman. Dick & Desire are USAPA Ambassadors for Charlotte and their newsletter updates all their subscribers on "All Things Pickleball in the Greater Charlotte Area". To view the latest edition and some articles from past newsletters, click on Charlotte Dilly Newsletter at the top right of this page. All Pickleball Charlotte members will receive the monthly newsletter emailed to them unless they prefer not to receive it.

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