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Pickleball

Potluck & Play: Calling all pickleball players (members and non-members) and spouses/partners! Sign-up to play pickleball and enjoy a potluck dinner! (We love your non-playing friends, but due to space restrictions, ask that you leave them behind for this event) on Sunday, June 30 from 3:30-6:30pm.

Please indicate on the sign-up what you will bring to the potluck : appetizer, meat dish, side dish, green salad, fruit salad, pasta or dessert. Every 1-2 people need to bring a dish! BYOB. Chips will be provided. No cost other than $5 play fee for non-members. Click here to sign up.

Clinics: Introductory classes for first-time pickleball players will cover rules, terminology, primary skills, coordination and more! Equipment is provided. Clinic instructors are members of the Ocean Pines Pickleball Club. The clinic is free, but the daily fee for non-members does apply. The next clinic will be held on June 21 from 5-6 pm. If you have a group of 3 or 4 players who want to arrange a special newbie clinic time, email Phil Quinto with the names and email addresses of everyone in your group and the desired date of your clinic. Phil will arrange your clinic. Email sprta@verizon.net. Click here to register.

Note: In the weeks following the newbie clinics, there will be special pickleball drop-in times for beginner players to practice their game with other beginners.


Platform Tennis

Court Dedication: On May 25, Ocean Pines platform tennis members dedicated their two recently acquired courts to veterans. Funded by many generous donations of the members, a memorial bench engraved with the words “O.P.P.T.A. Proudly Supports Our Military May 2019” was placed in front of court five. Five flags from each branch of the military were situated behind the bench.

Event organizer Sue Walter was the key speaker. Walter stated, “More than 1.1 million men and women have died in wartime throughout the span of our nation’s history. To include those who were wounded and went missing, that number is closer to 2.9 million. These numbers should truly humble us, as they represent fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, and friends. People woven into the fabric of communities across our nation. They were loved, they were mourned, and they were and still are missed.”

Over forty members attended this event which was held to show support and to honor our veterans. The platform tennis members who served and also those who lost a loved one were recognized. The event was followed up by more play on the courts and a cook-out.

Drop-Ins: Drop-in sessions are open to all, members and those wishing to play on a drop-in basis. No advanced sign up is required. The formats vary depending on the number of players. We often play 4 game sessions or first team to win 4 games to keep the wait times short. It is a great way to meet the players. Anyone looking for exercise, fresh air, friendly competition, all-year-round outdoor play & lots of social activities. Paddles & balls will be provided and sneakers are required. Contact Jim Freeman at jimisfreeman@verizon.net or call 215.704.4592.


Tennis

The Ocean Pines Tennis Club held its annual Points of Compass Tournament on Saturday, June 15. Twenty-four players played on four teams: Wildcats, Tomcats, Alleycats and Aristocats.

The winner of the tournament was the Wildcats team of Shelley Liddell, Ginny Zifchak, Jack Levering, Gary Sirianni, Tom Connor  and Darryl Noble. Darryl Noble and Eric Liddell were partners and winners in their bracket of the men’s competition. The winners of the other men’s bracket, Tom Connor and his partner Jack Levering, won an incredible 19 out of 24 games together. Geri Fasulo and Capri Harrison were the winners of the women’s division.

 

A full array of tennis and social activities is provided from dawn to dusk by the tennis staff and the membership. Whether you’re looking for early bird drop-in tennis or for play in the evening followed by a group meal, it’s all here for you! Prospective members may get acquainted by playing a couple of times without cost during morning drop-in and attending a tennis social activity. 8 Har-Tru soft tennis courts & 2 hard tennis courts (two lighted for year-round play!)

Description

The Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex is located on Manklin Creek Road. The complex offers ball fields, bleachers, a basketball court, vending, restrooms, water fountains, an expansive playground and is home to the Community Gardens. The Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex contains 10 tennis courts (8 composition and 2 hard surface courts), 6 platform tennis courts, and 8 dedicated pickleball courts in addition to a full-service Pro Shop. For a nominal fee, individuals who purchase an annual racquet membership are also invited to join the individual organizations, the social core of racquet sports activities offering special events and tournaments.

Pro Shop

Open Daily Memorial Day Weekend through September

7:00 am – 12:30 pm
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex features a full-service Pro Shop, open seasonally. The Pro Shop offers:

  • Racquet restringing
  • Racquet regripping
  • Tennis, pickleball and platform tennis balls for sale
  • Membership information
  • Vending machines
Information and Location

For the BEST Racquet Sports on the Shore, enjoy Ocean Pines’ Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex!

View Membership Rates
PLAY 3 AND SAVE!
Purchase a Racquet Combo and play all three racquet sports!
$400 Individual and $625 Family

Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex
11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines
410-641-7228 (Racquet Shop) / 410-641-7052 (Ocean Pines Community Center)
Attention Racquet Sports Members & Guests – Please sign in at the Pro Shop prior to heading to the courts.  By signing in, you help us keep track of court usage/availability, maintain accurate statistics and validate memberships.  Thank you!