TTC Newport Beach Pickleball
December, 2021
Happy holidays! We are looking forward to a busy month ahead and hope that your December includes special celebrations with family and friends - and pickleball!

The Club has purchased lights to get more pickleball courts lit, scheduled to be delivered the first week of January. A membership app will be available soon. Stay tuned for updates on both these projects from TTC management.

We are looking forward to celebrating New Year's Eve with a party at The Clubhouse Grill (details below). Please note that the Club will be closing at 5pm on December 31st and will be open for party guests only beginning at 6pm.

The Clubhouse Grill will be officially opening in January with a Grand Opening Celebration.

Let's go!
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Share Our Selves (SOS) is a nationally recognized community health center providing high quality, comprehensive safety net services to the Orange County community.
TTC Saturday Ladder players recently held a very successful food drive to support families served by SOS. Thank you to Steve Bernardy, Lynn Gosselin and June Marchigiani for organizing this effort!
We will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout the month of December. New clothing items and toys (unwrapped) are also welcome. Gift cards are another option (please give those directly to Lynn Gosselin, do not put in the collection box).

Thank you for helping us support those in need during the holiday season!
Friday, December 31st -- 6-10pm
Join us at The Clubhouse Grill to celebrate the New Year!

Gourmet Buffet
(including filet mignon and salmon)
Appetizers and Dessert
Open Bar
Champagne Toast

"New York New Year's" at 9pm
DJ and Dancing
Party Favors included

Black and white attire requested
Members and Guests

Reservations required,
no later than December 23rd
Saturday, January 15th - Sunday, January 16th
The first tournament of the year, the Newport Beach Kick Off, will be held January 15th-16th, 2022.We are looking forward to another fun weekend of top-level play on our courts, with many TTC members competing with players from near and far. This tournament will be limited to 500 players and brackets will be capped at 16 teams.

Registration closes Saturday, January 1st.

The Clubhouse Grill will be serving food and drink all weekend long. If you are not participating, we hope you'll come by and cheer for your fellow members. Let's go!
Prospective members can get more information and schedule a tour by contacting the Front Office at 949-759-0711.

Current members are permitted to change their membership status (i.e. from individual to couple) for a $25 administrative fee.
Join us for a New Member Intro Clinic on Sunday, December 5th or Sunday, January 23rd, 2-3:30pm.

This clinic is free to all recent new members, one time only. Our coaches will give on-court instruction and we will help you navigate the numerous clinics and organized play offered at TTC Pickleball.
Courts 1-4 are designated as Drop-In Courts. This allows our members to play even when they don't have a scheduled match, especially during busy times.
These levels are a guide and adjust based on members playing at any given time. You should challenge on a court at your skill level. Watch the matches in play and challenge on a court that is at your skill level.
Court 1 - Advanced
Court 2 - Intermediate
Court 3 - Advanced Intermediate
Court 4 - Social/Beginner
To challenge, place your paddle in the rack outside the court and notify the players you are making a challenge. Once the current match is completed, the winning team stays on the court with the challenger(s). If your team wins three games in a row, you must vacate the court and re-challenge.
The following procedures will be in place during the busy evening hours. Pickleball Director Abbi Ghasemi will be managing and monitoring the courts every evening.

  • Courts 1-4 will be Challenge/Drop-In courts. 
  • Courts 5-14, 27, 28 and Grandstand Courts will be Open Play courts.
  • Courts will be assigned in the Pro Shop
  • All four TTC members must be present.
  • Court times are a maximum of 90 minutes:
  • 4:30-6:00
  • 6:00-7:30
  • 7:30-9:00
  • Courts 13-14 and 27-28 may be used by our coaching staff as teaching courts.
  • No guests after 4:30pm.
  • No singles play after 4:30pm.

Contact Abbi with any questions - on the courts or at 949-228-1680.

Court reservations are available only for groups of members needing three or more courts, so that group play can be assured of adjacent courts. Members only!

A maximum of eight courts can be reserved up to one week in advance
(minimum of 24 hours in advance)
Reservation sessions are an hour and a half
Court reservations on upper courts (13-28) only - daytime only
No group reservations or guests Saturdays

We recommend checking in at the Pro Shop prior to playing to determine which courts are reserved and avoid being asked to move due to a group reservation. You can also see the current schedule by clicking the button below.

Click the button below, or contact us at to reserve courts for a member group.
Members may bring a maximum of 3 guests to play pickleball for a $30/day fee per person. Guests must be accompanied on the same court with a member, and must sign a liability waiver. Guests may not participate in any club-organized play (ladder, etc.)


Guests must be registered and paid for in advance before entering the club. Make a reservation with the Front Desk, or by clicking the link below - 24 hours in advance please.

Contact the Front Desk at 949-759-0711, or email
Newport Beach Classic
May 13th-15th

USA Pickleball/Newport Beach Championships
June 27th-July 3rd

PPA/Takeya Showcase
August 8th-11th

Newport Beach Labor Day Challenge
September 2nd-5th
Newport Beach Invitational
October 14th-16th
Newport Beach Open
November 17th-20th
Would you like to introduce a group of friends to your favorite activity, in your favorite place? Are you looking for a new idea for a birthday celebration, holiday party, corporate or team building event? Would you like to host a fundraiser for your preferred charity?

Let us help you with a Private Event at TTC Pickleball!
Ladies Ladder - Fridays, 9-10:30am
Event posts on Wednesday morning
(managed by Jackie Umphrey)

Open Ladder Saturdays
9-10:30am and 10:45-12:15pm
Event posts on Wednesday morning
(managed by June Marchigiani)

All players are asked to arrive fifteen minutes early to warm up. Rounds are 13 minutes each with a two minute water break between rounds. Winners move up one court, lowest score moves down one court and everyone changes partners for their next match. All skill levels are welcome.

A GroupMe event will be posted each week. Signup in advance on GroupMe is required. (See below for GroupMe instructions).

It's fun, competitive play - come join us!
(714) 612-5745
(via GroupMe)
for more information.
When playing levels 3.0-3.5, focus on your paddle and ready position. If you want to upgrade your game to level 4.0, focus on your position on the court.

Pickleball Director

Private - $100
Semi-Private - $60/person
Groups of 3 or 4 - $50/person
TTC Pickleball Coaches
Private - $90
Semi-Private - $55/person
Groups of 3 or 4 - $50/person
Clinics are a great way to improve your game and meet other members at your skill level!
One hour of skills and drills, followed by thirty minutes of play.
Private groups of 8 are also available.

If you are not sure of your skill level,
our coaches are happy to help with an evaluation.

Reservations are required, at least 24 hours in advance.
Late cancellations (less than 24 hours) will be charged.

Beginner Clinics
Mondays - 4-5:30pm
Saturdays - 11am-12:30pm
Advanced Beginner Clinic
Tuesdays - 4-5:30pm

Intermediate/Advanced Clinic
Fridays - 11am-12:30pm
To schedule a clinic, contact Coach Mel (562-760-1319).
Many of us are not familiar with all the rules of Pickleball, so we will include a rule or two in this newsletter every month.

This month's rule is #4.L:
Service Foot Faults - During the serve, when the ball is struck, the server's feet shall:
  • not touch the area outside the imaginary extension of the sideline;
  • not touch the area on the wrong side o the imaginary extension of the centerline;
  • not touch the court, including the baseline.
Are you interested in learning more about the rules of pickleball?

TTC members Lynn Gosselin and Cindy Lightner are USAPA Level Two trained referees. They will be coordinating future training sessions, for members who are interested in becoming referees, or just want to learn more about the rules of pickleball. Let them know if you're interested!
GroupMe is a great tool for our members to set up matches and sign up for events (other than League). Our page is "TTC Newport Beach Pickleball Club".

Patty Weber is the administrator of our GroupMe app. Give her a call at 480-292-1499 if you have any questions, she's happy to help!

We recommend muting your notifications on GroupMe as some of our members LOVE to post! To mute, click the icon on the top right of the screen - the top item is a toggle to mute.
Remember your posts are being seen by all our members - GroupMe should not be used for personal communication.

A calendar of upcoming events can be found on GroupMe, under Calendar. This is where you will see Ladders and Sunday Fundays, as well as events posted by other members.
You can set up a separate string within GroupMe to communicate with specific members.

Patty can walk you through the process if you need assistance.
At TTC Pickleball, the dress code is conservative. Women should refrain from wearing any overly revealing clothing. Men should not wear cutoff shorts or muscle shirts.

Please show respect to our club and your fellow members by wearing the appropriate attire.
The Pro Shop @ TTC stocks a large inventory of pickleball merchandise, as well as drinks and snacks for all to enjoy. The Pro Shop has TTC-branded shirts and other new clothing items in stock. They will match prices of any retailer, including online. They can also special order merchandise for you. Thank you for supporting The Pro Shop!

December Special!
10% discount on Gift Cards - the perfect stocking stuffer!
TTC is a smoke-free facility. Dogs are not permitted.
Many new members are unaware of the "etiquette" of pickleball (and many "old" members may need a reminder!) We hope a few basic pointers will be helpful. We should all be considerate of other members on the court!

  • Please don’t enter or exit across a court when a point is in progress. Wait until play has stopped; then move briskly so as to not hold up the match.
  • If entering or exiting from one of the gates, be sure to close the gate behind you.
  • If you hit an errant ball onto an adjacent court that is in the midst of a point, causing a potential safety issue, call out “Ball On” to notify other players and stop their play. If your errant ball is not a safety issue, wait until the point is over before retrieving your ball.
  • Members are welcome to play music on the courts, but please be respectful of other players by keeping the volume at a level that it can only be heard on your court. If other members ask you to turn your music down, please do so.