If you are having any issues registering, you can fill out an application found at the gatekeeper station or email Mari at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s $48 for existing members or $84 for new members.
Please note: As you sign in for March gate keepers will be checking to see if you have re-newed or been added as a new member. If not the $3.00 drop in fee will be charged.
Members have been sent an email regarding pickleball at Dodgertown. Please let us know what you think by filling out the questionnaire. PBU is all about you the player, volunteer, and Pickleball evangelist and this is the way it will always be.
Thank you, Ken Roberts
WELCOME to POCAHONTAS PARK!
Del Webb Ponte Vedra Pickleball Club is coming to Vero!
Friday, March 16th from 12-3pm at our beautiful Poco courts, the Ponte Vedra club is traveling all this way to show us who’s boss. Interpretation: Meet new players at your skill level, play some awesome pickleball, party afterward.
What more could you want??
Play will be round robin style, play to 11, win by one.
Afterwards, don’t go away mad. Party time! Details to follow.
So, who wants to show Ponte Vedra who is the best pickleball club in Florida??
Most slots are filled but we need back-ups subs.
Please come out and support PBU!
Thanks to Randy Singer for taking the time to GoPro matches and upload them to our club FB page. Watching yourself play, can be a very helpful in improving your game. You'll see positioning, movement with partners, your good shots and your bad. We here at PBU strive to improve. I like to say we are "students of the game". If you'd like to see your play, beginner or advanced, just ask Randy. I'm sure he would be happy to GoPro a match or two.
Welcome to March Madness at the courts. High season is here as we all have seen by the number of paddles in the box. Open play days have been extremely busy until around 11:30. We have welcomed almost one dozen drop in players per day also.
Some members have been coming later in the morning and staying until early afternoon. also, some of you have formed small groups that meet in the afternoon when the courts are less busy. That's great!
Another thing to keep in mind, even though we have round robins on M-W-F the courts open up at around 10:30. Also, beginners usually occupies 6 courts and advanced rarely uses 6 courts. Intermediates will use almost all 12 courts.
So keep this in mind when you're planning your schedule for play.
By popular demand, the BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATES have volunteers that stepped up and will continue the program until the end of April.
For Advanced, Dave Caswell and Juanita Burns will be taking over until the end of April.
The players thank you for you time!
We have seen lots of great play. Remember if you want to play, be at the courts at 8:45, play starts at 9am. . So come out and play. First 24 in each division.
Monday - Beginners and Advanced Beginners
Wednesday- Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate
Friday - Advanced 3.5 players (3.0 if you won a medal(s) in a tournament ) and 4.0+
Pickleball U Tournament Training
Bring your partner and fine tune your game for tournament play. You are invited to participate in this event if you have entered or plan to enter at least one tournament this year. Please be considerate to players that will want to play together. You may still come if you are without your partner. You can also practice singles! Every Wednesday @ 2:30pm.
PBU tournament players have had great success this season. This program really helps partners hone their game. Congrats to all participants and medal winners.
Paddles and Balls
Pickleball U. is an official dealer for Pro-Lite and Engage Pickleball Paddles.
Please check with Dave for competitive prices on paddles – Save money – Help out YOUR club –
If you would like to try before you buy please contact Dave Caswell. Dkcaswell@yahoo.com 772-539-1584
You can also go to the manufacturers website and look at the latest models.
IGC Schedule may change.
Pickleball Times for March
Monday: 9am to Noon
Wednesday: 9am to-Noon (PB 101 @ NOON)
Wednesday: 6pm to 8:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday: 9am to Noon
(closed 3/30 Good Friday)
The iG- will not have Pickleball on Thursday March 22nd & Friday March 23rd due to a huge exciting open to the community event we are hosting “Up With People” here is their site for tickets www.UPWITHPEOPLE.ORG/VEROBEACH Here is their website: www.UPWITHPEOPLE.ORG
We hope you all could attend.
PICKLEBALL "HITS AND TIPS" FOR BEGINNERS with Coach Paul and Coach Clare. FREE!
If you want to improve your skills in learning how to play pickleball, “Hits and Tips” is just for you!
This relaxed informal format is intended for Beginners and will focus on the basic fundamentals such as making solid ball/paddle contact, serving techniques, dinking, volley, rules and most of all Having Fun!!!
Just show up with your paddle and smile…
Pickleball Player Evaluation Clinics
Round Robins are in progress and we encourage all members to participate in these fun and challenging events. There will be different levels of play and they are based on player skill.
Do YOU want to improve your game and learn what it takes to get to the NEXT level?
Sign up for a complete personalized evaluation clinic! Each participant will receive feedback after performing a series of monitored pickleball skill shot drills as well as participating in observed game play with one of our IPTPA Certified Instructors.
Each participant will be given a personalized report outlining where to improve your game.
Each session is limited to four people. A minimum of two people required. Click the link below.
All levels are welcome to participate on court 9.
Butch Unger will be helping people with the procedure.
New Challenge Court Hours:
Court 12 has been taken off line due to repairs by the city.
That said, new challenge court hours will be from 11:00 until… on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PICKELBALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Now that you’ve decided to major in Pickleball, are you ready to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree? Become a Master or even a Doctor of Pickleball Arts? Then it’s time for you to enroll in lessons with one of our tenured Pickleball professors. These spin and win doctors can teach you the smart game. They will help you groove high percentage shots, learn how to anticipate and defend and “put your shot where they’re not.”
Pickleball can take a day to learn but a lifetime to master. So go for a higher degree of skill and learn a new lesson in fun.
IPTPA certified coaches
LESSON PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
SEMI-PRIVATE-$25 PER PERSON
GROUP- $20 PER PERSON
CLINIC PRICES START AT $10 PER PERSON
This month's tip comes from Coach Clare
Get to the NVZ!
Get your team to the kitchen line ASAP!
The team at the NVZ has a huge advantage over the team in the back court so keep your opponent in back as long as possible. Hit deep shots into their back-court. Try to keep them at the baseline and prevent them from advancing to the net.
Pickleball 101 Clinic
Is offered free to the public on Saturday 12pm to 1pm. Know nothing about the game of Pickleball? Come join our instructors to learn about the game. Free instruction and we provide all the equipment. Wear sneakers or tennis shoes.
Pickleball 102 Clinic
You just finished your first beginners 101 clinic, now what do you do? Learn and play the game with an instructor guiding you along. You will learn scoring, serving, etiquette and where you need to be on the court, etc.
This class is very small, up to 8 students only, so you will have personalized instruction. Classes are offered on Saturdays 1pm to 2pm Cost is $10 per person.
SKILLS CLINIC SERIES
Paul, Clare and John will be teaching a skills clinic series. Every other week, a new topic will be presented for members, from serves, return of serves, ground stokes, partner strategies just to name a few.
Now here’s the great part: each one of these topics will be address to level specific. Monday will be for beginners, Wednesday will be for intermediate, Friday will be for advanced. Each clinic will be from 8:00-8:50. $10 per person with a 12 participants max.
Sign up for your level and the topic that is of interest to you. Sign Up Now
Cookouts at the Courts!
Thanks to Trent and Cindy and all the crew (the usual suspects) who are always there giving their time. The jambalaya, crawdads, cake and fresh baked bread were delish!
Thanks to Gary Carmichael for the Chili and Cornbread! Soooooo good! And, as always the "usual suspects" who are always present. I'm not mentioning names. You know who they are. Thank them when you see them.
Club members! Your generous donations have been covering food expenses. Keep it up! Thanks!
SAVE THE DATE 3/17/18 10am - 12pm
Leprechauns will be serving up Green Eggs and Sausage along with Biscuits and Gravy and Irish Soda Bread for breakfast at the courts!
Bring chairs and beverages and please make a donation to help cover the cost.
Be sure to thank all the helpers. Without these volunteers these terrific events would not be possible.
We need some volunteers to step up to the plate (or stove) and become a "Chef for the Day" by planning a small (or as large as you like) event at the court.
It can be a small Dessert Day, BBQ, hotdog day or whatever your specialty is.
We can get you helpers and reimburse you for expenses we just need your talents.
If you would like to try an event, no matter how small please send us an email and we will be happy to discuss details with you.
Drop us a note at: email@example.com
We will get back to you.
Dave C and Dee will be happy to assist with refreshments!
PickleBall Athletics Club would like to extend a special invitation to all the members Pickleball University PickleU We are hosting the Florida Open 2018 Pickleball Championships in Palm Beach Gardens on April 7-8!!! To register go to www.pickleballtournaments.com
Thanks to all who donated to the Honor Flight Network. This is an ongoing fundraiser. If you would like to give to this great cause, please see Dave Caswell.
An Honor Flight is conducted by a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the memorials of the respective war they fought in Washington, D.C. at no cost to the veterans.
Where to get the latest info. Our Calendar is updated frequently. It's the place to go when you need to know. Please note: Mona will be adding events and updating the calendar. If you have changes or additions please contact Mona.
This month’s "Volunteer of the Month" is Dennis Fitzpatrick. He has worked countless hours putting our By-Laws together and helped us form our Board Of Directors. It was truly a labor of love. We so appreciate all your hard work and expertise Dennis, especially since it might have cut into your Pickleball time. The next time you see him, please thank Dennis for all that he has contributed to Pickleball University.
Judith Cawley 3-2
Robert Joy 3-5
Jack Baket 3-6
Kevin Danahy 3-7
Teri Chuntz 3-9
Cheryl Hand 3-9
Jennifer Pettinga 3-9
Chuck Balnius 3-13
Betsy Kirven 3-14
Majorie Webb 3-14
Dennis Murphy 3-20
Richard Haverland 3-22