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Court Set up at Memorial Gym
No Registration is Needed.  Pay as you Play at the Gym.  Memorial Gym, 678 Main Street, Sanford, ME 04073

What is Pickleball?  It's a mixture of tennis, pingpong and staying out of the kitchen.  This game has caught the spirit of many including Roger Huppe, Ben Harris, Dick L'Heureux and Ernie Cote who have dedicated much time and effort to seeing this sport grow in Sanford/Springvale.  It is played weekly throughout the winter and summer months.  WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO PLAY - WE HAVE EQUIPMENT FOR PUBLIC USE  (please don't come if you are feeling sick)

New Players: we require new players to the game to receive one hour of instruction before playing with the group - effective March 1, 2023 cost for Non-Residents new player 1 hour instruction is $10.  Instruction is free to Residents.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days this will be offered from 9-10 and then you will be able to play.  There is no cost for residents other than the $5/day charge.  Beginner Paddles will be available for all to use and try.  Roger can set up a time for your "learn to play" instruction by emailing him at

Parking is available in the rear of the building.  Use Door 3 - Memorial Gym, 678 Main St., Sanford, ME 04073

Please use the rear entrance of the Memorial Gym (Door 3), with just a few steps up, which leads to a small foyer at gym level and a changing room on the right. This room will be especially useful on wet/snow weather days. Wet shoes will not be allowed in the gym. There is a long bleacher which will allow for seating and gym bags.

The cost starting 9/20/23 will be $5/person/day. As you enter the gym there will be a table with a container to collect money and a sign in sheet that is mandatory! Please folks, no coins!

Cost to play is just $5/day starting on 9/20/23 - pay supervisor on duty at the gym that day. (see notes regarding level of play)
-Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri and Sun from 9-12 (Mon,Fri, 3 courts for 3.0 rated, 3 courts for 3.5 rated) (Tues, Thurs, Beginners/Intermediates all courts) (Sun Open Play)
-Wed. 8am-10:45am (3 courts for 3.0 rated, 3 courts for 3.5 rated)
-Tues and Thrus 12pm-3pm (Open Play)
Wed and Fri 5pm-8pm (Open Play)

Enjoy Summer Play as follows: Per Pam Roberts

Stop by Carpentier Park any Tuesday from 4:30 to 8 pm or any Sunday morning from 9 to noon to observe (or play) pickleball. People new to pickleball are always welcome and there are usually a couple of people willing to teach the game to new players and lend a paddle to use.  If you have never played or observed pickleball at the recreational level, you will see how much fun it is, how social it is and how players of different levels are able to play together.  We usually have all three courts at Carpentier full (12 people playing) and sometimes up to 8 or 10 people waiting to get in a game.  I hope you will consider stopping by to observe, play and talk to the players.
Thank you,

Check out this video for Pickleball Basics

Pickleball Scoring video (me-you-who)

Cost will be $5 - Pay at Gym that Day - starting 9/20/23   Roger's Cell 207-432-2749

General Information
  • Cost is just $5 day - Registration online not needed - just pay supervisor on duty.
  • Any and all may take advantage of this program. We will teach you how to play!
  • Roger Huppe and Friends have been helping to organize and set up play.
  • -SUMMER months we may or may not play at the Carpentier Park Pickleball Courts: Mon Wed and Fri 9-12pm
  • -WINTER months we play at the Memorial Gym located on Main Street.
  • - Indoor Play: Mon, Tues, Thrus, Fri and Sun from 9-12 noon. Wed from 8am-10:45am. Wed and Fri Eves from 5-8pm. Tues and Thurs 12pm-3pm.
  • We will not be meeting on the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Please join Roger, Ernie, Chris Patrick and Patty Adams.

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Pickleball 2023/24 Drop-In 
50y - 100y N/A SuMTuWThF  09/04/2023 - 09/16/2024
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Veteran's Memorial Gym - Full Court
$5.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
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