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  • 22-Dec-2021 1:29 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    2022 Cabin Fever Pickleball Palooza
    Feb 15-17, 2022
    Myrtle Beach Sports Center

    Pickleball Palooza for Beginners, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5
    $20 for entire day

    Feb 15th Day 1 of Cabin Fever

    9:00am - 10:30am Clinics Beginner/Itermediate
    10:30am - 12:30 Round Robin Rotating Partners
    1:00pm - 4:00pm Fun Games 

    Register here:   https://pickleballbrackets.com?CabinFeverPalooza2022
    Round Robin 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 players
    Ages 19-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    $45 includes both days


    Feb 16th - Day 2 Cabin Fever Round Robin
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Men's Doubles & Women's Doubles

    Feb 17th - Day 3 Cabin Fever Round Robin
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Mixed Doubles

    Register here:  https://pickleballbrackets.com?CabinFever2022
     

    What is a Pickleball Palooza ????

    Our Palooza is a pickleball event that is designed for the newer and novice players to engage in the fun and thrill that Pickleball brings.  The Palooza includes activities that are exhilarating and non-traditional pickleball games, skill and drill activities as well as competitive rotational recreational Round Robin play for all levels without the stress of winning a medal. In addition, there will be beginner lessons, clinics for newer players, short-game activities promoting skill improvement as well as some fun team game events.  Cabin Fever will have the Palooza on day one and the regular Round Robin tournament play on the next two days.  All participants will be engaged with the pickleball play and are encouraged to play in both the palooza and tournament play.  Come join in the fun and be part of the pickleball Cabin Fever excitement.  


  • 16-Dec-2021 1:28 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    New Courts Are Complete and open for play tomorrow morning, Friday 12/17.  

    They are putting the finishing touches on the new pickleball courts at Midway Park.  These are located on Bus 17 at 19th Ave S.  There are 10 brand new courts that replaced the 4 pickleball and 2 tennis courts.  This is part of a larger city project to restore the entire park.  The city Park & Rec department has been great to work with and planned the project to have the pickleball courts ready before the rest of the park is done.  So, you will see more work going on for the next month or two.  Further improvements include:

    • Complete new landscaping including new sidewalks
    • Resurface and install new fence & nets on the Tennis court pod
    • Build a practice wall which will be next to the Tennis courts
    • Install 4 new covered benches next to the pickleball courts but not inside the fence which were bought and donated by the Carolina Coastal Pickleball Club
    • Possibly repair the unused bathrooms next to the courts
    The straps for the middle of the nets are on order and will be installed when they come in.  We set the height of all courts to the proper 36" on the ends but the middle could be a little high until the straps come in. There are new lights installed in the park and they come on at 5pm and turn off at 9pm.  

    Please be mindful of the additional work going on in the park.
    • Try not to interfere with their work
    • Try not to track mud, paint, dirt onto the new courts as much as possible
    • There may be times, you'll need to use a different gate to enter the courts due to some of this work
    Remember, these are public open courts.  Currently there is no reservation system so it is first come first serve. I know people like to play within their own group. But I would strongly suggest that if the courts are full, you could ask people to join your group or offer to alternate games with another group.  


  • 28-May-2021 2:52 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)


    City to create new outdoor pickleball venue!


    The project to resurface Midway Park is approved and moving forward.  Met with the Director of Parks & Rec this afternoon to review his plans.  The existing pod with 4 pickleball and 2 tennis courts will be redone with 10 pickleball courts.   They will also resurface the other tennis courts and the basketball court near the street. New landscaping, lighting, water fountains.  Bathrooms may be fixed but out of a different pocket later.  Estimated start Oct 1st and complete Dec/Jan.

    As this project progresses, we will keep you posted on the updates and potential dates.  We're sure we'll have to plan an Grand Opening Round Robin or something.  Maybe have the Mayor or at least Director of Parks & Recreation there. 

    Jim
     

  • 21-Dec-2020 10:26 AM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    As you have probably heard, there are going to be a few rule changes in 2021.  There is a lot of talk about a couple which we'll try to explain. These have been decided upon by the USA Pickleball Rules Committee and I am not on that committee, so don't shoot the messenger.  I suggest you start adopting these rules in the new year to get used to them.  Most of the other changes are really tournament play and shouldn't impact rec play.

    1 - No more Let Serves:  This change means that if on the serve, the ball hits the top of the net but still lands in the correct service court, it is considered a good serve and has to be played.  The correct service court means it cannot be in the NVZ (kitchen), outside the playing court or in the wrong service court.  If it lands in any of these areas, it is a FAULT.   

    2 - New Drop Serve option - You are now allowed to drop the ball, let it hit on the ground and then hit it.  You cannot force the ball down to bounce it which would make it bounce higher.  It must be dropped and there is no limit how high you drop it.  If you drop it, it should not bounce above your waist.  Your feet cannot touch inside the court but the ball can bounce in the court. The key here is that the rules about hitting in an upward motion and paddle must be below your wrist DO NOT APPLY.  So, the drop serve could open up a whole new serve strategy.  It should be interesting.  This rule is stated as a Provisional to be reviewed at the end of 2021.   Give this a try and see if you like it.  


  • 18-Jul-2020 3:04 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    The 2020 USA Pickleball Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament is being held in Myrtle Beach during Sept 24-27.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, the tournament has been moved from indoor venue to outdoors at the Myrtle Beach Tennis Center.  We are planning major changes to help mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19.  

    Many activities have been canceled; Wheelchair, Juniors, Player Social, Player Bags.  Players will be asked to bring their own water, food, chairs/tents.  Contact with volunteers will be limited and barriers used to maintain social distance.  Masks will be worn by volunteers and encouraged for players when not playing. Using a different USAPA Sanction format, we will only referee medal matches and therefore need less referees. 

    Hand washing and sanitation stations setup in the area. 

    Due to these changes, we have eliminated certain volunteer positions.  The areas we need volunteers are:

    Check-in Desk - Done completely electronically and will be behind plexiglass partition.  

    Court Monitor - Be on court watching players.  Buckets of ball cleaner scattered around for use by players.  May help run Round Robin groups. 

    Referee - Be able to Referee matches.  Referees will be paid based upon certification level.  Minimum $5.

    Setup/Tear Down - Will need some help in setup on Thursday 9/24 and tear down 9/27.  

    If you would like to volunteer, please go to events tab on this web site to do so.  If you have any questions, please let us know.


  • 01-May-2020 7:07 AM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2020 USA Pickleball Mid-Atlantic Region Championships is now open!  Pre-Registration for Mid-Atlantic USAPA Members ended yesterday with 279 players.  

    Registration will close when full, so register soon. 

    Early Reg $65 plus $20 Ref fee and $5 per event 5/1 - 8/15

    Late REg $75 plus $20 Ref Fee and $5 per event 8/16 - 9/10

  • 29-Sep-2019 8:38 AM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    After a year of planning, we held the USAPA Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament last weekend at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center.  The event was a huge success! We had an 25% increase of participants over last year.  Our final number was 520 players.  This means we had about 300 matches per day, all with referees.  I heard many players tell us that this is one of the best tournaments they have been to. 

    We had the first ever USAPA Regional with wheelchair division including two events; Doubles and Singles.  I will say that the wheelchair participants were thrilled to compete in such an event.   There have been wheelchair demonstrations before but not events that counted.  Our Gold Medal winners qualified for pre-registration for the 2020 Nationals just like all the other events. 

    A huge thanks to many folks to help make this happen.  We had a Tournament Core Team that met over the past year to plan the event;  Sharon MacKenzie - USAPA Mid-Atlantic Regional DIrector; Laura Paterson - USAPA Secretary and Referee Coordinator; Michele Boswell - Player Gifts; Kristen Meyer - Managing Picleballtournaments.com;  Sue Miller - Club Secretary; Scott Jobes - Sponsors; Michele Smith - Vendor/Food Trucks; Emily Taylor - Club VP; Jeff Haynes - Club Treasurer and myself. 

    There were other key folks that contributed a lot during the year.  Steve Boswell - Court layout/taping; Audrey Connery - Raffle/Door prizes; Terri Loving - Volunteer coordinator/social. 

    And when the time came to run the event, we had over 50 volunteers step up and help us setup the venue and run the event all three days.  It takes a lot of these folks to make an event this big to be successful.  A HUGE THANKS TO ALL! 

    It was announced that the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional will be in Virginia Beach on Sept 17-20.  This is only so the USAPA can move the Mid-Atlantic around the region some.  There is a big chance it may be back here in two years.  But this does not mean we will not hold a tournament next year.  I think we will but it may be a bit smaller and may not be sanctioned which would eliminate the need to have referees for all matches.  We are beginning to discuss this and more info would coming out soon.  Hopefully, we can make an announcement at the club Christmas party being held on Dec 5th at the Greek Orthodox Church.  

    We have posted a link on our club web site to view the pictures from the tournament.  You can go the the web site ccpickleball.org 


  • 21-Aug-2019 8:06 AM | Sue Miller (Administrator)

    Pepper Geddings - Open Play Pickleball starts back on Wednesday, August 21, 2019; Beginner Pickleball starts back on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    • Mon, Wed, & Friday       9:00-Noon - Open Play (Recommended Intermediate to Advance)
    • Tuesday & Thursday       8:00-10:00 - Beginners (Begins on Tuesday, September 3rd)
    • Tuesday & Thursday       10:00-1:00 - Open Play (Recommended Beginner to Intermediate)
    • Friday                                   12:00-3:00 - Advanced Play (Begins on Friday, August 23rd)

    Surfside Beach United Methodist Church

    • Monday - Beginner Training and beginner courts, 2:00-4:00, three courts, $3.00
    • Tuesday & Thursday – 9:00-Noon, one court designed as beginner, two additional courts, $2.00

    Crabtree

    • After Labor Day, they will offer two beginner courts on Tuesday morning from 9:00-10:00.
    • Monday & Wednesday – 1:00-4:00, two courts.
    • Tuesday, Thurs & Friday – 10:00-12:45, four courts.
    • Charges are walk-in $3.00 for over 55, $5.00 for under 55.  

    Beach Church

    • Monday & Wednesdays – 9:00-1:00, three courts.  Beginners are welcome and will have a designated court for training.  Free.

    South Strand

    • Classes are now being held for four weeks each month on Fridays from 12:30-2:00.  The next available class will begin Friday, November 1, 2019.  Please sign up at South Strand Front Desk.
    • Beginner's court is now available on Monday and Friday from 11:00-1:00. 
    • Monthly calendars at South Strand will provide other pickleball times. 


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