Pickleball

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Pickleball is a game that combines elements from tennis, badminton and ping-pong… and is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America! This family-friendly game is very accessible to almost everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability. Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two to four players use a Wiffle ball and composite paddles on a surface half the size of a tennis court with a net lowered to 34″ in the center. Pickleball is lots of fun for both the experienced and non-experienced!

Ocean Pines Community Center (Indoor)
235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines
410-641-7052

Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex (Outdoor)
11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines
410-641-7228

News

A Message from Colby,
OPA Aquatics & Recreation Director
Hello OPA Pickleball Community!
I hope this finds everyone having a wonderful fall so far. Now if we can get rid of some of this rain that would be ideal! The last few months I have been working on the various budgets of the depts I oversee. For our Pickleball budget going into next fiscal year there is not much change in expenses and I estimate some increase in revenues. Nobie with PW has worked extensively with me to get the best option going forward on the lighting for the courts. I have included the cost of 4 of the Electrical lights as well as the cost of permanent lights in my budget requests to show the difference in cost. The rental cost for the lights was around $4 grand for the 3 months and PB drop in recouped around $2500 of that in September and October which is great news! Thank you for taking the time to sign in, as it has helped me to show the high usage in the evening play. Bob & Frank have been working with Public Works and me on shade structures that I will be requesting in my budget for next year. Vernon & Bob measured all of the needed windscreens as well.

Thank you to all of you for your support of my team and me, and for all you do to help make our Racquet Center the best in the area!

I wish you all health and happiness this holiday season and please know you can reach out to me if I can assist with anything or if you have any suggestions going forward.
Thank You! Colby

Clinics

Fall Drop-Ins

PLAY 3 & SAVE! Ask about our combo rate for all 3 racquet sports!

Pickleball Memberships
Amenity memberships are available to Ocean Pines residents and property owners. Associate memberships are available to those who are not residents or property owners.

New Pickleball Annual Membership Fees
Effective May 1st
Also, New Daily Play Fee for Non-Members

Effective 5/1/18, Annual OP Pickleball Membership includes:
-unlimited Outdoor Play on 8 courts at the OP Racquet Center
-unlimited Indoor Play on 2 courts, during times when Rec & Parks allocates weekly gym time to Pickleball Players

Ocean Pines Resident/Property Owner Pickleball Membership Rates

  • Family $250
  • Individual $150
  • Junior $55

Non-Resident/Property Owner Pickleball Membership Rates

  • Family $325
  • Individual $195
  • Junior $80

Pickleball Memberships may be purchased at the Ocean Pines Administration Building, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. The Administration Building is open year-round from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm from the last Saturday in April through the last Saturday in August.   For more information, call 410-641-7717.

Click here for amenity membership applications.

Indoor Pickleball Drop-In

Indoor Drop-In Schedule

September-December, 2018*

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm
Wednesdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Sundays, 1:00pm-5:30pm

*Excluding holidays; no pickleball on December 25

January-May, 2019*

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Thursdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Fridays, 1:30pm-5:00pm
Sundays (select days), 1:30pm-5:30pm   January 6, 20; February 3, 17; March 3, 17; April 7; May 5, 19

*Excluding holidays; no pickleball on April 21

Call 410-641-7052 to register. To view the drop-in schedule and sign-up to play this week, click here.

Outdoor Pickleball Drop-In

Outdoor Drop-In Schedule

Please click here to view the current pickleball schedule.

Outdoor Drop-In Fees
Free for Pickleball Members, $5 for Non-Members

Call 410-641-7052 to register. To view the drop-in schedule and sign-up to play this week, click here.

Important Links

Please keep using Sign-up Genius link to indicate when you are playing, as this helps all of us!  We will also base the popularity of outdoor & indoor times upon the number of sign-ups.

If you have any problem using the Sign-up Genius, please click “Help” on the sign-up page and submit your problem, and they will respond very promptly.  Also, try signing up from a tablet or laptop/ computer.

Here is the link to check out the Ocean Pines pickleball website for ALL the info you need, including OP pickleball t-shirts and towels for sale, photo albums of our players and the OP Pickleball Player Directory!  Note – there is a link to the weekly drop-in sign-up page at this website too. (The website is best viewed from a laptop, tablet or computer.)

Click here to view the link for pickleball pictures!

Visit the Administration Office or the Racquet Sports Complex for more information.

Left: After 6 hours, OP Pickleball Player Adele Bradley and her partner Guy Gauthier from Canada won the Gold Medal in the South Florida Slam, Hovanian’s Four Seasons at Parkland Pickleball Tournament in Plantation, FL. 3.5, 70+

Description

The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer smaller version of a Wiffle ball.

Pickleball is similar to tennis, but with differences. A pickleball ball typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball and the court is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court.

The ball is served underhand from behind the baseline, diagonally to the opponent’s service zone.
Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults (fails to return the ball, hits ball out of bounds, steps into the ‘kitchen’ area [the first seven feet from the net, also known as the non-volley zone] in the act of volleying the ball, etc.). A player may enter the non-volley zone to play a ball that bounces, and may stay there to play balls that bounce.