WELCOME TO INDEPENDENCE PICKLEBALL
ATTENTION:INDY Civic Center and IHS Field House fees are now $5/drop in session OR purchase a punch card 10/$40. All resident membership fees and non-resident fees apply.
(PUNCH CARDS ARE USED FOR ONE PER PERSON ADMISSION AND ONLY FOR SCHEDULED PB SESSION PLAY ONLY. Punch cards are NOT for private or lesson session admission.
RAIN DAY NOTE: CHECK with the Civic Center before any indoor play during inclement weather when outdoor season is in session. Any organized seasonal city scheduled activities takes PRIORITY over any foul weather day. Indoor play during early spring to late fall seasom may be cancelled due to these pre scheduled summer city programs.
Indoor play may be limited to 2 courts at the Civic Center. Be AWARE that waiting is expected. Games may played to 9 win by 1. Rotation of 4 players out IF there are 6 players in waiting. Otherwise winners stay and split. Non-residents are guests of the city please be sure to have a waiver on file and understand the expectations and follow the local rules and regulations of the pickleball group.
KNOW your skill level and come at the appropriate level play day.
Make it fun and enjoyable for all at each level of play.
Call the Civic when in doubt.DON'T always expect to play indoors at the Civic Center during the outdoor season due to city functions.
NOTE: There will be a NEW schedule of play and a NEW place to play. Please note date and time changes. Friday evenings are NOT always available. CALL ahead to check. We take no responsiblity for personal drive time.
COMING SOON in OCTOBER
REGULARLY SCHEDULED LEVEL AND PLAY TIMES
Sunday Mornings 10am-12pm (3.5 and up) AT THE CIVIC CENTER
Upper Int-Advanced Skill Highly COMPETITIVE
Monday Evenings 6pm-8pm (1.0-3.0 play) AT THE CIVIC CENTER
Beginner/Novice - Intermediate level or Recreational Play
Wednesday Evenings 6pm-9pm (3.5 and up) AT THE IHS FIELD HOUSE
Upper Int-Advanced Skill Highly COMPETITIVE
Friday Evening? CHECK SCHEDULE 6pm-9pm (3.5 and up) AT THE IHS FIELD HOUSE
Upper Int-Advance Skill Highly COMPETITIVE
Mon/Wed/Fri Mornings 9am-11am (1.0-3.0 play) AT THE IHS FIELD HOUSE
Beginner/Novice to Inermediate level or Recreational Play
Wear appropriate court shoes for indoor play. Refrain from wearing outdoor or dark soled shoes on the indoor courts. Please check area for article left on bench before you leave.
ALL FEES APPLY and CURRENT WAIVER MUST BE ON FILE for indoor play.
The Civic is located at: 6363 Selig Dr. Independence Ohio 44131 Phone: 216-524-3262
The IHS Field House is locate behid the High School 6354 Selig Drive.
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Please follow local rotational procedures. Thank You
The philosophy of participation during organized session play is to promote an atmosphere of learning the game and encouraging social interaction with the fun and exhilarating play of pickleball. All community participates from Independence to around the local area are welcome in these indoor organized sessions. (See fee that apply). We are here to support the development of pickleball as it grows throughout the country in an organized playing situation.
I encourage you to join our governing body the USAPA to help grow the sport and support the organization. It not just a game, it’s a healthy and positively addicting activity. USAPA helps to support our needs.
These session are designed for divisional level play. If you find your self losing more than you are winning, you should stay at the 1.0-3.0 level until you are winning 85% or more of your games with multiple partners within that 1.0-3.0 level. Moving up may become frustrating for you as well as advance player expectations.
Rules and Regs
There are several systems of rotation and the court leader of the night will make the decision of how the session will be run.
Need some extra instruction or a cardio/skills workout with SIMON
the ball machine. - Just ask Claudia -
Private and group lesson upon request. Contact Claudia for further information.
Physical Eduation Instructor and Certified Teacher for all levels of active play. Author of Pickleball CPR Drills - Coaching Pickleball Readiness. Designer and creator of the PB9/PB13 GRIDS teaching method. Professional evaluation of sport skills and tactics. Check out www.pickleballcpr.com for instructional videos and more.
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If you're anything like I am you are already heading for pickleball fever. A game of exciting competition with only a few rules to manage and LOTS of fun to be had.
Independence Pickleball is a new group but with the support of the city Recreation Dept we are going to be a hot spot. Think of a Mini Tennis game or Giant ping pong game and you have PICKLEBALL.
Each week brings in new players and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. Pickleball IS the fastest growing sport in the nation and internationally! With rules that combine, tennis, table tennis and badminton, this sport is HOT!.
Using a solid paddle, whiffleball, 34" high net and a court 20' x 44' (badminton size) the games starts with an underhand serve diagonally with a bounce to the receiving teams court and then one back on the serving teams court for one more bounce. From there the game gets fanatic. Staying out of the "kitchen" is the key to great scoring with fast paced 'fencing' like moves, the games becomes spontanious and yes addicting.
Really the only rules you have to manage are:
1- Serve crosscourt underhand below the waist
2 - The TWO bounce rule at service
3 - Stay out of the Non Volley Zone or "KITCHEN"
Here are some detalis to rules to managent and how the game progresses:
--Each game is played to eleven (11) points or win by two (2). You only gain points if you team is serving.
**Service is underhand w/o a bounce out of your hand diaganal from behind the base line to the opponnts service court. Always start a side-out from the Right hand court and then serving team alternates service court sides for each point won. Whomever is in the right hand court at the time of a side-out is the first server. You'll be switching service court sides during play as you score points. You may or may not be the first server next side out.
--The score must be announced before EACH service.
--Each player per team gets to serve for points before a 'side-out' -- except at the begining of the game.. First team to serve in the game gets only ONE server to gain points before the side-out.
--Service must land in the opponent service court
--A served ball hitting the NVZ line is a FAULT and a loss of service. The line is IN the NVZ.
Scoring seems to be the funniest thing.. you give three (3) numbers each time you are ready to serve.
Your teams score, your opponents score and the number of the server that 'side-out'. Each memeber or the team gets to serve during their service round. (except at the very beginning of the game)
Server one (1) serves and wins points till they lose their service. Alternating service court sides for each service point scored, then their partner serves till they lose the serve.
So when you're scoring you would say for example: 8-6-1 = Serving team has 8 pts, opponent has 6 pts, and it's the first server in that side-out is serving.. as so on...
**TWO BOUNCE RULE: Serving from behind the endline diagnally to the opponents court with a bounce, when returned to the serving team it MUST bounce before the service team can attack.
SO.. The rally starts with a Ball bouncing once on each sides of net before either team can attack the ball from a bounce or volley back (from the air w/o a bounce). Attacking the ball on a fly or Volley is illegal if you are STANDING in the NVZ. before, during or after the attack.
**NON VOLLEY ZONE (NVZ): No ball shall be attacked in the No Volley Zone or 'KITCHEN" without a bouce-- SO A player can be in the NVZ but cannot attack the ball on a fly. This keeps the game fair at the net.
-- Before attacking a ball between the net and the NVZ line on your side of the court, the ball MUST bounce.
--Attacking the ball without a bounce is legal only from BEHIND the NVZ line (after the two bounce rule of course)
- An attacker CANNOT step on the line of the NVZ or in the NVZ before, during or after that strike..
--The line is considered IN THE KITCHEN during rally play.
Manange these 3 simple but sometimes challenging rules and you're playing PICKLEBALL..
Really... Once you start to play you'll be hooked.
Thursday, January 8
You'll find tons of videos from Pickleball Deb Harrison.. Start here
Thursday, January 8
Prem Carnot is a champion and wants to help you. Start here.
Thursday, December 11
SIMON is a great cardio work and assisted several of this years Arnold Fest winners in their development and winning form. Schedule a time for individual or group workouts.. Talk to Claudia about details.
SIMON the PERFECT Pickleball Parnter.
From the drawing board to the hard court "SIMON" is the first heavy duty pickleball practice ball throwing machine, designed just for Pickleball.
A portable, self contained, battery operated pickleball pitching machine, Simon delivers.
Made in the USA "SIMON" can shoot you balls from 10-30mph at various feed speeds including soft dinks, high lobs and fast volleys. This machine can make your practice session a full blown aerobic workout and pitch you 70-160 balls in one load with a multitude of feeding speeds varing between 4 -10 second intervals. NOW THAT'S A WORK OUT!
With adjustable speeds and heights SIMON will get your game into gear and move you up to a whole new level of the game.
For more details go to:
When contacting them tell them Claudia sent you.
Simon is available for use by request. See Claudia for details.
Friday, January 16
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Monday, December 1
Here are is a selection of books on Pickleball from some of the experts and teachers in the world of Pickleball.
Several are available on Kindle or in hard copy.. Great information to improve your game. Click the Handout Link.
Handout: Books of Pickleball