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Everything Pickleball ~

A Different Kind of Fun

Are you ready to have the time of your life with a trending sport called Pickleball?

Georgia Pickleball is here to help you every step of the way by providing you with up to date information on events, training, and any relevant information related to Pickleball.

Please feel free to reach out to us, as Georgia Pickleball is here for you on your Pickleball journey.

~ Upcoming Events and News ~

Pickleball Clinics

 

NEW at the MJCCA this spring, classes will be conducted by a certified pickleball instructor.

Good for both beginners or players looking to improve their skills on the court. 

Dates: Mondays: March 18 – May 20*
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park
Location: 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Georgia, 30338
Fee: Members $25/per class ~ Community $30/per class
Register at atlantajcc.org/pickleball

**There are no classes on April 1st and April 22nd

Time & Info:

New Player Clinic: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Players will learn rules, court layout, serving and scoring, strokes, and basic strategy. 

Skill Development Class: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Players will work on their soft game, blocking shots, non-volley line and zone, team play,  and elimination of unforced errors.

Intermediate Level Class: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Players will work on drills, 3rd ball drop, options on serving, game strategy, and competitive play. 

Questions: Contact earl.finley@atlantajcc.org 
or 678-812-4070

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Spring Pickleball

Tournament

Dates: May 3 – May 5
Where: White County
Location: 327 Asbestos Rd., Cleveland, GA
Register at www.pickleballtournaments.com.
Registration Closes: April 22, 2019
Questions: Contact Laura Lee at
sauteelodge@gmail.com or 770-317-1062

Proceeds from this tourney will benefit United Way of White County.

Information:
Ages: 12 +
Skill Level: 3.0 – 5.0
May 3rd: Women’s Doubles & Men’s Singles
May 4th: Mixed Doubles
May 5thMen’s Doubles & Women’s Singles

Round Robin Format: All teams will play between 4 to 9 games: Winners in each event bracket will first be
determined by # of games won; if a tie, then head to head; and if ‘Head to Head’ is a split decision, then total
points. Brackets will be by skill levels first and then age levels, but Tournament Director reserves the right to
combine groups after final registration is complete. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals awarded to 1st through 3rd
place winners in all event brackets.

~ What is Pickleball ~

Pickleball Court

The court used for Pickleball is similar to a doubles badminton court. The court’s size is 20x44 feet for both singles and doubles. The net that is used is hung up at 36 inches on the ends, and 34 inches at the center.

The court is striped like a tennis court, with no alleys; but the outer courts, and not the inner courts, are divided in half by service lines. The inner courts are non-volley zones and extend 7 feet from the net on either side.

Equipment

The following equipment is needed when playing: Players, Pickleball paddle, net, and a pickleball.

A pickleball has holes through it like a whiffle ball, that comes in a variety of colors, but must be a single color to meet International Federation of Pickleball specifications. Pickleball can be played inside or outside depending on the different models of the balls.

Pickleball Rules

The sport of Pickleball is played either as singles or doubles (two players per team); the most common played is doubles. The playing area and rules apply for both singles and doubles.

In order to succeed at Pickleball it is important to learn the rules and the court so you can strive for excellence while playing your favorite sport of Pickleball.

Are You In Need Of A Tournament Partner?

Try Tournament Partner Search

Select Tournaments from the Menu above and then Partner Search

Fill out the form to be included on a list if needing a Tournament Partner

~ History of Pickleball ~

During the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge, Pickleball was invented by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum.

Are you wondering how the name Pickleball was thought of? The name derives from the term “pickle boat”, referring to the last boat to return with its catch. Also the Pritchard’s owned a dog by the name of Pickle who would run and chase a ball so they came up with the clever combination, Pickleball, for this trending sport that is being played in the states and Canada.

Pickleball is considered a paddle sport that is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. This sport is played by two or four players in which they use a solid paddle to hit a perforated polymer ball.

Pickleball is fun for all ages, and levels. So why not pick up that paddle, have some fun, and give it a try today!!

Introducing Our New Pickleball

Tudor Ball Machine

 

Improve Your Game And Skill Level!

 

Contact: Walter Putnam, Certified Pickleball Instructor

Phone: 770-476-0211

Email: georgiapickleball@gmail.com

~ Contact Us ~

 

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about Pickleball, events, and private lessons.

Email: georgiapickleball@gmail.com
Phone: 770-476-0211

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~ Affiliates/Sponsors ~

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Great prices, and a huge assortment of pickleball merchandise.

 

Contact Walter Putnam at 770-476-0211 for the best prices on the Internet.

 

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