Another gorgeous week coming up in Ocean Pines - Sunny with temps in the 70s and 80s. Perfect weather for outdoor Pickleball!
Ocean Pines Pickleball Newsletter
Week of May 26th
Ocean Pines Pickleball Club website:
Pickleball Newsletter created by:

 Julie Woulfe, REALTOR® 
Ocean Pines Pickleball Club
Tech Secretary/Webmaster
Countdown: 2 More Weeks!
Ocean Pines Pickleball
2019 Summer Classic
A Pickleball Tournament Hosted By: The Ocean Pines Pickleball Club
at the Ocean Pines Racquet Center
Saturday & Sunday, June 8th-9th
  • 200+ competitors arriving from many states, from as far away as CT, CA, FL, NY
  • 17 Local Sponsors!
  • Special Tournament Logo, Shirts and Banner
  • 12 pickleball courts in continuous competitive action both days
  • 40 Club Volunteers OPPC the event days
  • Matches begin at 8:30am each day
  • Come cheer on the players! We suggest you bring a folding chair, some shade and a picnic lunch
  • The Dink Shop will have a tent, and will be selling Ocean Pines Pickleball Club gear! (bring your wallet) OPPC Shirts and OPPC hats and visors

Attention: Tournament Volunteers
Tournament Dirctors Bob and Frank are putting the last few pieces of the tournament puzzle together. They have already had meetings with the technical support group and the court monitors group. They have volunteers for food, drinks and parking in place. There will be two review meetings for court monitors who could not attend the first meeting or for anyone who wants to learn how to be a court monitor. These meetings will be 10am Wednesday May 29th & 10am Thursday May 30th at the Pickleball Courts.
More information coming soon about how other volunteers can help. Questions about volunteering? contact Frank-

Below: 2019 Tournament Banner:
All competitors will receive a Tournament t-shirt, seen below. Also, Volunteers will be wearing these t-shirts the days of the Tournament.
Below, The Ocean Pines team in the Coastal Community Pickleball League played at Forest Landing this past week. Next match is May 28th at Bethany West, 8:30am.
Ocean Pines Pickleball Club Presents
A Fun Tournament for Pickleball Members only!
Geoff and Joyce Goodson are running this awesome Tournament on Saturday, June 1st, 2-5pm
This tournament is full, but if you missed out, please come and cheer on the players!
The rules for this Tournament have been adjusted as follows:
  1. There will be four rounds of play, with teams playing 2 games in each round.
  2. All teams play in every round, with a break between rounds .
  3. Winner of a Game will be the first to 11 (no win by 2 rule)
  4. Teams get a point for each game won.
  5. In the first round eight matches will be played, so that 4 teams will have 2 points, some may have 1 point and some may have zero points
  6. In the second round, teams with like points will play each other, (randomly chosen).
  7. Play continues like this, and after four rounds there will be a clear winning team.

Participating players should bring their own balls, but the choice of ball for each match should be by agreement with all four players.
Please provide any questions or feedback to Geoff Goodson.

Who's Playing? Click below to find out. If you signed up to play but have a conflict, please contact Geoff Goodson right away, as he has a list of subs.
Below: Thank you to Tom, Doug and Frank for figuring out a creative way to install new gates on the courts, to prevent the balls from straying too far!
Below: Congrats to OP Pickler Janie McDonald and her partner, on their gold medal in mixed doubles, at the Beach Blast Tournament in Dover, DE last weekend!
Big step forward for Pickleball: Walmart has decided to expand Franklin Pickleball into ALL doors. That's over 4,000 stores in the US. All stores will have Franklin's OUTDOOR X-40 ball and brand new INDOOR X-26 ball. There will be around 2,000 stores carrying the full 4 foot section below!
Beginner Pickleball Clinics for Newbies
at the Outdoor Courts
By the OP Pickleball Club
Tell Your Friends and Neighbors to Sign-up Now!

This introductory class is for first time pickleball players only and covers rules, terminology, primary skills, coordination and more! Equipment is provided.  Clinic instructors are members of the Ocean Pines Pickleball Club. The Clinic is free, but the daily $5 Ocean Pines fee for non-members does apply.

Here are Three ways to take a Newbie Clinic this Spring:

  • Sign-up for the June 4th, 6-7pm Newbie Clinic by clicking here: June 4th Clinic
  • Sign-up for the June 21st, 5-6pm Newbie Clinic by clicking here: June 21 Clinic
  • If you have a group of 3 or 4 players who want to arrange a special Newbie Clinic time, email Phil Quinto with the names and email addresses of everyone in your group, and the desired date of your Clinic. Phil will arrange your Clinic. Phil's email:
  • Note: In the weeks following the Newbie Clinics, there will be special Pickleball drop-in times for beginner players to practice their game with other beginners
OP Pickleball
Upcoming Special Events
Mark Your Calendars!

  • May 30th: Intermediate Pickleball Clinic, 2:45pm. This event is full, but click here to check out the details and participants: May 30th Clinic

  • June 1: Fun Tournament 2-5pm. This event is full, but click here to check out the details and participants: FunTournament

  • June 6th: Intermediate Pickleball Clinic, 2:45pm. This event is full, but click here to check out the details and participants: June 6th Clinic

  • June 6th: Fun Raiser at BIg Chill Beach Club 4-6pm, to raise money for Cardiac versus Cancer Survivors Team Pickleball Challenge, at Northside Rec Center in Ocean City, being held on June 28th, 9am-12pm. All MD & DE Pickleball players are invited. Read more by clicking here: June 6th Pickleball Fun Raiser at BigChillBeachClub

  • June 8-9th: Ocean Pines Pickleball 2019 Summer Classic. Click here for details and player info: 2019 Summer Classic

  • June 16th: Pickleball and Potluck Dinner, 3:30pm - 6pm
(this date has been changed, previously scheduled for June 23rd)

  • June 18th: Golf Outing with Pickleball Friends, 9:56am. One spot has opened up! Click here to grab that spot or to check out the details June 18th Golf Outing

  • July 21st: Pickleball and Potluck Dinner, 3:30pm - 6pm

  • August 18th: Pickleball and Potluck Dinner, 3:30pm - 6pm

  • October 4th: Pickleball Pink Ribbon Event, by the American Cancer Society & OPPC

  • December 12th: Pickleball Holiday Party at the Yacht Club $40/pp Dinner, Band and Cash bar. All Picklers & Families are invite
Ocean Pines Drop-in Schedule
For The Week of May 26th

Click here to see the Ocean Pines indoor and outdoor drop-in schedule and then sign-up to play:
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