Beginner Pickleball Clinic on Sep. 5
Tim Gardner will be hosting a beginner clinic on Saturday, September 5, from noon to 2:00. Registration is $15 for club members and $20 for non-members.
Updated limitations for outdoor play (updated June 24, 2020)
The City of McMinnville has updated the restrictions for the outdoor courts:
Doubles play is allowed.
No limit to the number of players on the court.
6' distancing still required at all times with non-household members, and no shared equipment (i.e., don't touch others' balls)
Ladies' Monday Night Pickleball Play starts June 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Play pickleball every Monday evening* from 4:30-7:30 pm
Where: City Courts, NW Wallace St
Who: All levels, women only
Bring water, and your own paddle and balls (eventually club balls and extra paddles will be available).. Please note that the only restroom facilities are in the upper park near the aquatic center.
*Ladies’ Night usually goes through early October, depending on weather. If raining, no play. If over 100º, come at 5:00 pm and bring wet towels and ice water. Or decline!
Updated limitations for outdoor play (updated June 17, 2020)
The City of McMinnville has updated the signs at the outdoor courts to clarify that:
Doubles play is allowed IF you are partnering with a member of your household.
There is still a limit of 10 people at a time on the courts (including the tennis side).
Public courts have reopened for limited use (updated May 21, 2020)
The City of McMinnville has reopened the outdoor courts with the following conditions:
Singles play only,.
Maximum 10 people at a time on the courts (including the tennis side).
No touching shared equipment, including balls.
Guidelines have also been posted at the courts. Mac Pickleball Club will not be responsible for monitoring or enforcing adherence to these conditions and guidelines. Parks & Rec staff will be keeping an eye on the courts, however, and failure to follow the rules could result in the courts being closed again. So please be patient and play by the rules.
Closures due to COVID-19 (posted March 13, 2020)
Announcement from Katie Noyd regarding the Community Center:
There WILL BE Saturday pickleball, tomorrow, March 14, but the center is closing from the 16th through the 28th of March. Out of an abundance of caution and in alignment with our partners, Parks and Recreation has decided to close the Community Center from Mon, Mar 16, through Sat, Mar 28 (including all programs and rentals).
Announcement from Anne Britt regarding the courts at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
At the direction of church leaders, all church services and activities have been temporarily suspended until further notice. This applies to Tuesday night pickleball as well. I'll send out another email when we can resume our regular schedule, and will also keep the website calendar updated.
In light of these closures, outdoor play will be possible if our weather cooperates. Noon start times have been working when it is cold overnight.
Drink lots of fluids, and keep washing your hands and the pickleballs!
Beginner Pickleball Clinics
If you or anyone you know is interested in learning pickleball basics, consider registering for a beginner clinic led by certified instructor Tim Gardner. These are held 4-5 times throughout the year at the Community Center (see links below to check for dates). The Parent/Child Clinic is typically held from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm and the Adult Clinic from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Cost for each is $12 per person. Pre-registration is required at least two days in advance and can be done by contacting the Community Center (503-434-7310).
For private lessons or other instructional opportunities, contact Tim Gardner directly at 971-237-2313.
Letter to the City Council
Click here to read a letter from the club to McMinnville City Council, dated October 21, 2019, encouraging the city to support pickleball in its facilities planning.