The Barnstable Pickleball Group's 2019 outdoor season will begin May 24 and run until late October. Recreational play for all levels is available each weekday morning at the tennis courts at Bay Lane in Centerville, across from the Centerville Elementary School. Participation requires that you have knowledge of the rules, scoring, doubles court position and the ability to serve and rally. No instruction is given during these times, but a court is reserved for novice players.
Recreational Pickleball in Barnstable is being offered this winter for players of all levels (must be registered with Barnstable Pickleball and must sign-up to attend - no drop-ins allowed because of space constraints) at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center from October 2018 - May 2019. No instruction is available during designated open play sessions. (Newcomers to the sport who desire lessons prior to playing should click on the Instruction link above.)
The Town Council will hear on Thursday, April 4, a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) request for $620,000 for the Marstons Mills Tennis Court Improvements project. This money would be used to design and build Barnstable's first (and badly needed) dedicated Pickleball courts. All Barnstable Pickleball players and supporters are urged to attend the Town Council meeting at 7 PM at the Town Hall in Hyannis (2nd floor).
For more information and other recent news, check out our blog.
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is played on a badminton sized court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a wiffle ball) and wood, composite or graphite paddles, and can be played indoors or outdoors. It is easy for beginners to learn (especially those who have played any racket sports in the past), but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
The Barnstable Pickleball Committee (BPC) has been established to organize and oversee the activities of the Barnstable Pickleball Group. The BPC will ensure that an efficient and fair use of available pickleball courts for all skill levels for competitive and social players is established. The BPC is comprised of seven (7) volunteers from among the membership of the Barnstable Pickleball Group and may change from time to time as the Barnstable Pickleball Group sees fit. The current members are:
Butler Sporting Goods, located in Hyannis at 815 West Main Street across from Barnstable High School, offers members of Barnstable Pickleball a 10% discount on Pickleball paddles, clothing and accessories. (NOTE: You must identify yourself as a member of Barnstable Pickleball prior to making an actual purchase, as sales personnel can not give you the discount after the sale has been rung up.)
Pickleball Central's ClubRewards program gives members of Barnstable Pickleball a 5% discount on everything you purchase from PickleballCentral.com, and an additional 5% of your purchases comes back to Barnstable Pickleball to help offset our costs. The discount code for Barnstable Pickleball is CRBarnstable. Pickleball Central is a great online source for pickleball equipment, supplies, paddles, nets, clothing, plus court accessories.