Pickleball

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Information & Location

Pickleball is a game that combines elements from tennis, badminton and ping-pong… and is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America! This family-friendly game is very accessible to almost everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability. Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two to four players use a Wiffle ball and composite paddles on a surface half the size of a tennis court with a net lowered to 34″ in the center. Pickleball is lots of fun for both the experienced and non-experienced!

Ocean Pines Community Center (Indoor)
235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines
410-641-7052

Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex (Outdoor)
11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines
410-641-7228

Pro Shop

The Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex features a full-service Pro Shop, open seasonally. The Pro Shop offers:

  • Racquet restringing
  • Racquet regripping
  • Tennis, pickleball and platform tennis balls for sale
  • Membership information
  • Vending machines
News

Upcoming Events: December 12: Pickleball Holiday Party at the Yacht Club ($45 per person includes dinner, band and cash bar. All picklers & families are invited.)

Do you have an idea for a fun tournament, ladder or event that you would like to organize and lead for our players? Then we would love for you to put the details in writing for the Club’s Board of Directors to consider. Please submit to Frank at frkcreamer@aol.com

Rates

PLAY 3 & SAVE! Ask about our combo rate for all 3 racquet sports!

Pickleball Memberships
Amenity memberships are available to Ocean Pines residents and property owners. Associate memberships are available to those who are not residents or property owners.

Annual OP Pickleball Membership includes:
-unlimited Outdoor Play on 8 courts at the OP Racquet Center
-unlimited Indoor Play on 2 courts, during times when Rec & Parks allocates weekly gym time to Pickleball Players

2019-20 Ocean Pines Resident/Property Owner Pickleball Membership Rates

  • Family $260
  • Individual $155
  • Junior $55

2019-20 Non-Resident/Property Owner Pickleball Membership Rates

  • Family $370
  • Individual $220
  • Junior $80

Pickleball Memberships may be purchased at the Ocean Pines Administration Building, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. The Administration Building is open year-round from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm from the last Saturday in April through the last Saturday in August.   For more information, call 410-641-7717.

Click here for amenity membership applications.

Drop-In Rates

Indoor

  • FREE for Ocean Pines Pickleball Members
  • $5 for Ocean Pines Residents
  • $7 for Non-Residents

Outdoor

  • FREE for Ocean Pines Pickleball Members
  • $5 for non-members
Indoor Pickleball Drop-In

Indoor Drop-In Schedule

January-May, 2020

Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Fridays, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sundays (select days), 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm January 5 & 19; February 9 & 23; March 1, 15 & 29; April 12 & 26; May 10, 17 & 31

Call 410-641-7052 to register. To view the drop-in schedule and sign-up to play this week, click here.

Last-minute pickleball drop-in times may be available at the Community Center on any given day, effective November 25, 2019.

To check for court availability:
• Call the Community Center front desk at 410-641-7052 after 9 a.m. and ask if there is any available gym time that day to play pickleball.
• You may only call the morning of the day that you wish to play to make your request, not the day before.
• We suggest you have 3 or more players whom you know are available to play with you that day before you call.
• There will be a fee of $3 per person for last-minute play. This  is unrelated to the regular drop-in pickleball fees or pickleball memberships.
•The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department will make every effort to accommodate your request when you call in, but their decision as to availability that day is final.

Outdoor Pickleball Drop-In

Outdoor Drop-In Schedule

Please click here to view the current pickleball schedule.

Call 410-641-7052 to register. To view the drop-in schedule and sign-up to play this week, click here.

Important Links

Please keep using Sign-up Genius link to indicate when you are playing, as this helps all of us!  We will also base the popularity of outdoor & indoor times upon the number of sign-ups.

If you have any problem using the Sign-up Genius, please click “Help” on the sign-up page and submit your problem, and they will respond very promptly.  Also, try signing up from a tablet or laptop/ computer.

Here is the link to check out the Ocean Pines pickleball website for ALL the info you need, including OP pickleball t-shirts and towels for sale, photo albums of our players and the OP Pickleball Player Directory!  Note – there is a link to the weekly drop-in sign-up page at this website too. (The website is best viewed from a laptop, tablet or computer.)

Click here to view the link for pickleball pictures!

Visit the Administration Office or the Racquet Sports Complex for more information.

Description

The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer smaller version of a Wiffle ball.

Pickleball is similar to tennis, but with differences. A pickleball ball typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball and the court is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court.

The ball is served underhand from behind the baseline, diagonally to the opponent’s service zone.
Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults (fails to return the ball, hits ball out of bounds, steps into the ‘kitchen’ area [the first seven feet from the net, also known as the non-volley zone] in the act of volleying the ball, etc.). A player may enter the non-volley zone to play a ball that bounces, and may stay there to play balls that bounce.