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🍀 March 15, 2024 | Newsletter

Updated: Mar 20



 

Introduction


Welcome to the new Dink Responsibly Newsletter for March 15, 2024! We will provide free local pickleball news, schedules, tips, and announcements for the local pickleball community. We will publish twice monthly, on the 1st and 15th of every month. Look for us in your inbox, tell us what you think, and share this sign-up page with all your pickleball pals.


 

Tournaments


1. Rotary Club of Horsham Pickleball



2. Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club Spring Classic Tournament



3. Lower Bucks County Annual Pickleball Tournament



4. Summer Slam, Hamilton NJ Tournament


  • Name: The Summer Slam

  • Location: 2206 Kuser Rd, Hamilton Township, NJ 08690, USA

  • View on Pickleball Maps

  • Tournament dates: 06/22/2024 - 06/23/2024

  • Tournament page


5. Mason Mill Open



CHECK OUT CALENDAR >


 

Local Updates/Announcements:


1. Players in Lower Makefield Township now have a new way to get on the court.


  • Club organizers created a new Lower Makefield Township Pickleball Club membership program, allowing players to reserve courts and times for this spring and summer.

  • "The new Membership will have many more perks than we previously had with our Township MeetUp Group, which will disband on March 3, 2024," read a statement from Lower Makefield Township. "Members will use our new Court Reserve App for easier playtime management, back-end support from dedicated support staff, and member discounts on lessons and special pickleball-related events.

  • "Events and group lesson information will be announced in the spring."

  • Here's how to sign up for the Lower Makefield Township Pickleball Club:

  • https://app.courtreserve.com/Online/Portal/Index/11527


2 . Middletown Township Pickleball Club for 2024 is now open for registration!


  • You will need to start by creating an account. When you get to the site there is a button to the top right that says “Create Account”. Fill out the required information and choose your membership type. There are two prices, one for residents ($42 for the year) and one for nonresidents ($63 for the year). You will need to read and sign both waivers and then select the appropriate membership type and pay via credit card. This membership covers both the Middletown Senior Center and Firefighter’s Park locations.

  • We have worked with many local pickleball groups to put together a schedule that includes when most everyone is interested in playing. There is a combination of hosted, unhosted, and differing skill-level play slots built into this year’s schedule. Once you are a member you can follow the following instructions to pick the play times you are interested in.

  • You can register for the club by going to the following link:

  • https://app.courtreserve.com/Portal/Middletown


 

Classes & Clinics


1. Doylestown Pickleball


  • Pickleball Clinic—Learn the fundamentals of pickleball, including game rules, scoring, and basic strategies, with both practice and play each week. Intended for all skill levels, this clinic will give you the tools you need to enjoy the game. Paddles and balls will be supplied. Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins are permitted. Basic knowledge of pickleball is recommended!


  • Intermediate Clinic/Open Play - If you are a seasoned pickleball player or a clinic graduate looking for the next level of challenge, this class is for you!  Instructors will oversee you as you play to give pointers and answer questions while keeping the games moving each week.  Paddles and balls will be supplied if y don't have your own.  Bring your "A" game and be ready to play!


  • Please note: Pickleball is in conjunction with Northampton Township Parks & Recreation. If a class needs to be canceled due to THE WEATHER, Northampton will contact participants.



2. Newtown Township provides Beginner Classes & Clinics


  • Pickleball Clinic - LEARN the fundamentals of pickleball, including game rules, scoring, and basic strategies to give you the tools you need to enjoy the game, with both practice and play each week.  Intended for all skill levels.  Paddles and balls will be supplied. Pre-registration required.  No drop-ins permitted.  Basic knowledge of pickleball is recommended!

  • Intermediate Clinic/Open Play - If you are a seasoned pickleball player or a clinic graduate and you're looking for the next level of challenge, this class is for you!  Instructors will oversee you as you play to give pointers and answer questions while keeping the games moving each week.  Paddles and balls will be supplied if y don't have your own.  Bring your "A" game and be ready to play!

  • Please note: Pickleball is held in conjunction with Northampton Township Parks & Recreation. If a class needs to be cancelled due to THE WEATHER, Northampton will contact participants.

  • https://newtownpa.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30782#activities


3. Middletown Township


  • New to pickleball or need a refresher with the rules? At this event, you will learn the rules, how to score, and basic game play. After an hour of lessons, stay and join others in recreational play. You would also need to sign up for Recreational Play to join in on the game play once lessons are over, so please register for both time slots if you would like lessons and to play. Balls will be provided. We have a few paddles available for beginners. Let us know if you need one.


4. Lower Gwynedd



 

Tips/Training/Stretching:

1. How to Master the Backhand Roll



2. How to fix your pickleball pain!



 

Pickleball Joke:

In Pickleball, to err is human; to place the blame on someone else is doubles.

 

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