Club News and Updates


COURTSIDE WILL BE HOSTING A PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CLINIC

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a certified pickleball instructor, here is your chance. The Professional Pickleball Registry is offering a certification course on Saturday, July 30th, from 10:00 to 3:00. The course will be taught by Reggie Sanderson, father of our own pickleball pro, Luke.

Visit the link below to find out more about the clinic or to register.

https://pprpickleball.org/events_workshop/


Introduction to Pickleball Clinic

Stayed tuned for the date of our next intro clinic. We will be announcing the date(s) here on Thursday, July 7th.




Courtside Gear at The Dink Shop – Now Available! (Click the name of the shop in the headline to see their page)



Announcing Monthly Pickleball Socials


Administrative Updates

April 11, 2022 – If you need to come in to pick up anything from me (a fob, paperwork, etc.) please email or text me before you do. I am not at the club every day, so it’s best to double check before you make a trip — no one wants to waste gas right now!!!!

Thank you to our volunteers who assisted with the Intro to Pickleball Clinic on Saturday. I have had a lot of positive responses about your instruction and friendliness. A BIG thanks to Lynn Price for organizing everyone and the stations!!! It was a fun afternoon. I will be doing a smaller clinic on May 15 at 1pm. If anyone you know is interested, please have them sign up here.

Check out some photos from the day on our Gallery page under the ABOUT US tab!

I am in the progress of keeping an updated calendar on our CALENDAR page. Please check it out to see what’s being offered.


Intro to Pickleball Clinic – May 15

If you are interested in learning about pickleball, we are having another Intro to Pickleball clinic on Sunday, May 15th from 1:00-2:00. Come learn the basics of the game in a fun, laid-back, no-pressure environment!

Sign up here to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited to 10.


Registration is Open for the
2nd Annual June Bug Tournament


Out of Town Special Membership Pricing!!!

Do you have friends who would LOVE to play pickleball and tennis at our club, but they live a little further away…????

Courtside is offering an “Out of Town Membership” annual rate of $135 for anyone who lives more than 25 miles from 2117 Kenton Road. Refer to the map below for reference.

Interested players should contact Kelley at courtsidepaddleandracket@gmail.com or call her at 302-531-5879.


INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT PICKLEBALL?

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport for the second year in a row. Now it’s time for you to give it a try.

On April 9 we will be hosting two Intro to Pickleball classes. If you and your kids want to learn, join us for our family class at 10:30am. If you prefer an adults-only atmosphere, we will be having another class at 3:00 that afternoon.

Please RSVP so we know how many goody bags to prepare! Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon.

Is it just for Courtside members?
Nope. Everyone is invited to this class. However, non-members will need to pay a $5 fee for each participant.

What do I bring?
Wear comfy clothes and court shoes/sneakers. We do ask that you bring pickleball paddles with you. You can buy inexpensive ones at Walmart, Target, or Amazon — they will all work just fine.

Do I need tennis experience?
The great thing about pickleball is that it is for everyone. Check your self-consciousness at the gate and come have a fun time. We welcome everyone from ages 8-100.

Do I have to commit to anything afterwards?
No way! We simply want to introduce people to our facility and to the game of pickleball. We are a private club, so we would love to have new members join — but there will be no sales pitches or pressure. Just lots of dinks (a pickleball term you will learn)!

What happens if it rains?
If the weather doesn’t cooperate (rain, cold, snow), we have a make-up date scheduled for April 30 (same times). You will be notified via email.

REGISTER HERE FOR ADULTS ONLY (ages 16+)

REGISTER HERE FOR THE FAMILY EVENT

If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Cole at courtsidepaddleandracket@gmail.com for more information.


Happy New Year!

January 11, 2022

It’s hard to believe that 2022 is already here. Even though the weather is chilly right now, warmer temperatures will be here before we know it — and we can enjoy outdoor pickleball and tennis again.

I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Kelley Cole and I am the new manager here at Courtside. Becky Moody and her husband Bob are in the process of moving to Florida (we’re not jealous at all, are we???). She and I have worked closely these past few months to ensure a smooth transition.

Tennis has been my passion for over 30 years. As a “tennis snob” I did not intend to ever try pickleball. But in February 2019 I was visiting a friend in The Villages and she convinced me to try some pickleball….and now I love it, too. When the opportunity became available to manage Courtside, I was excited to apply.

As winter rages on outside, I am busy preparing for the upcoming outdoor season. We are planning on having kid camps and group lessons, a few “Learn to Play” days, challenge ladders, and social events. I am working on a schedule that won’t interfere with those of you who already have committed times at Courtside. Also, if you know anyone who might be interested in teaching private tennis lessons or conducting weekday camps for pickleball and tennis, please have them contact me.

One of my former supervisors loved the saying, “No one likes change except a baby with a dirty diaper.” I know Becky did an amazing job at Courtside and some things will be different, but hopefully we can work together to create an even more wonderful pickleball and tennis community!

Please feel free to email me at courtsidepaddleandracket@gmail.com with questions, suggestions, or just to say hello! I will be trying to keep the Facebook page updated and will be creating an Instagram page as well. Share our website and social media with family and friends!

In the meantime, stay warm and healthy!

Kelley Cole


Memberships for the 2022 Season are Available Now

Join our club…

The Courtside Pickleball & Tennis Club located at 2117 Kenton Rd, Dover, DE 19904 opened in 2019 and is currently accepting new members. Click here to learn about our memberships, forms, and current rates.


MEMBER SAFETY

Member safety is our top priority. We offer both first aid kits and an AED that is located outside of the front office.