No Registration is Needed. Pay as you Play at the Gym.
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 $4/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is available in the rear of the building. Use Door 3 - Memorial Gym
Monday, Wednesday, Friday will be for Advanced players, 3 courts for 3.5 rated players and 3 courts for 3.0 rated players.
Monday's and Fridays 9am-12noon
Tuesday and Thursday mornings will be for Beginners and Intermediates.
Tuesday's and Thursdays 9am-12noon
NEW Beginning 1/10/23: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons will be for Advanced 4.0 rated players.
Additional Play is available Wednesday and Friday Eve's from 5-8pm and Sunday's from 9-12.
Please use last year’s ratings to start. If you think your game has improved to allow you to play at the next level, please let me know.
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 for now remains at $4/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! Effective Sept 2023 Non-Resident cost will be $5.
Cost to play is just $4/day - pay supervisor on duty at the gym that day.
Play at Memorial gym during Fall and Winter months
Play Mon.,and Fri 9-12 Advanced Play & Intermediate Play
Play Wed 8am-10:45am Advanced Play and Intermediate Play
Play Tues and Thurs 9-12 Beginner and Intermediate Play
NEW Beginning 1/10/23 Play Tues and Thurs 12:30-3:30 Advanced Play 4.0
Additional play time: Wednesday and Friday Eve's 5-8 and Sundays from 9-12.
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.
Check out this video for Pickleball Basics
Pickleball Scoring video (me-you-who)
Cost is just $4 each day - Pay at Gym that Day