What we're about

Our group is for those players that love Pickleball! That means advanced 4.0 to 5.0 players or intermediate 3.0 to 4.0 players and for those that want to learn Pickleball in the Scottsdale, Fountain Hills & Phoenix area with only two criteria you want to improve and you want to play TO HAVE FUN!!!

We welcome all skill levels unless you do not enjoy the game.

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America. It's grown from about 150,000 players in 2014 to 2 million in 2016 and is expected to reach 8 million players by 2018.

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Pickleball is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
Played mostly as doubles. The rules make it more social than tennis and equalizes the upper body strength that men have playing tennis. Mixed Doubles games are just as much fun as Men's or Women's games.

Yes, we seek improvement. Yes we are competitive! But, what's the point if it's not fun? We seek out fun through Pickleball for players of all abilities and experiences levels. We enjoy an enormous amount of fun and socialization, but advanced and tournament level competitive play is also part of the experience for those who desire it. If you've never played or are a beginner RSVP for one of our upcoming "Learn to Play Pickleball" sessions. We are set up to play at the Pickleball courts in Scottsdale at Cholla Park (11320 E Via Linda with 8 courts play is there daily in the AM starting around 7:30/8:00 am and at night too starting around 6:00 pm) and Thompson Peak Park (20199 N 78th Place with 3 courts) both are free to play and have lights for night time play. We play at La Camarilla (5320 E. Shea Boulevard ) which for non-members charges a drop-in fee of $7.00. We will also include Victorium (indoor) facility (9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail) in our play except that it has limited Pickleball hours. Victorium charges a $5.00 drop-in fee. Victorium is an incredible facility that you should visit and see for yourself.

Upcoming events (3)

Play Pickleball at Thompson Peak for BEGINNERS WITHOUT instruction

PLEASEEEE READ THIS WHOLE DESCRIPTION. THE COURTS ARE PUBLIC SO WE MAY HAVE TO MIX IN WITH OTHER MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS. This Meetup is for all BEGINNERS that have played before and KNOW HOW TO KEEP SCORE. IF YOU HAVE NOT PLAYED PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP. Hard sometimes to get together with other Beginners. The time has been moved to 11:00 am due to how many players there are earlier in the day. I WILL ALLOW IN AS MANY AS WANT TO SIGN UP. THAT MEANS THAT YOU WILL LIKELY HAVE TO ROTATE IN AND OUT. IF PEOPLE ARE WAITING THEN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE COURT AND WAIT YOUR TURN TO GET BACK ON. Cue up your paddles so that the next group up is clear and organized. IF ONE IS WAITING ONE LEAVES. IF TWO ARE WAITING LOSERS LEAVE. IF THREE ARE WAITING THREE LEAVE. IF FOUR ARE WAITING ALL LEAVE THE COURT. Sign up and show up and just play. There will not be instruction. I DO KNOW IF I WILL BE there.

Play Pickleball at Thompson Peak for BEGINNERS WITHOUT instruction

PLEASEEEE READ THIS WHOLE DESCRIPTION. THE COURTS ARE PUBLIC SO WE MAY HAVE TO MIX IN WITH OTHER MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS. This Meetup is for all BEGINNERS that have played before and KNOW HOW TO KEEP SCORE. IF YOU HAVE NOT PLAYED PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP. Hard sometimes to get together with other Beginners. The time has been moved to 11:00 am due to how many players there are earlier in the day. I WILL ALLOW IN AS MANY AS WANT TO SIGN UP. THAT MEANS THAT YOU WILL LIKELY HAVE TO ROTATE IN AND OUT. IF PEOPLE ARE WAITING THEN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE COURT AND WAIT YOUR TURN TO GET BACK ON. Cue up your paddles so that the next group up is clear and organized. IF ONE IS WAITING ONE LEAVES. IF TWO ARE WAITING LOSERS LEAVE. IF THREE ARE WAITING THREE LEAVE. IF FOUR ARE WAITING ALL LEAVE THE COURT. Sign up and show up and just play. There will not be instruction. I DO KNOW IF I WILL BE there.

Play Pickleball at Thompson Peak for BEGINNERS with instruction

Thompson Peak Park

STARTING THESE BACK UP LETS SEE HOW IT GOES! This Meetup is for all BRAND NEW beginners. If you have attended three beginner meetups (with instruction) with our group then you should not sign up for this meetup. NOTE I HAVE MOVED THIS TIME TO 11:00 am so it will be warmer and less crowded. YOU MUST BRING WATER. IF YOU DO NOT BRING WATER YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE!! You should consider at least 24 ounces maybe more. You must wear appropriate footwear. We have plenty of loaner paddles from Selkirk which will be sanitized before use so no need to buy any before you play a few times. COVID NOTES: If you believe you have been exposed to Covid, do not feel well or are under quarantine, please do not participate. We will continue to hold these sessions, and there will be plenty of future opportunities if you miss this one. Instructors and Participants should wear masks during opening comments and when not actually playing. Unless practicing social distancing. If you have any questions text me through Meetup.

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