TTC Newport Beach Pickleball
October, 2021
The Newport Beach Invitational is coming up! Newport Beach Pickleball Events is excited to present this final amateur-only tournament in the Newport Beach Series, October 15th-17th.

Gold Medalists in every bracket will split a $10,000 purse! It's not too late to register - grab a partner and sign up now. Registration closes Sunday, October 3rd! Register here.

We are looking forward to a fun weekend of top-level play on our courts, with many TTC members competing. 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.

More information will be communicated the week prior to the tournament, with details about the schedule of play and court availability.

Let's go!
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Current members are permitted to change their membership status (i.e. from individual to couple) for a $25 administrative fee.

Prospective members can get more information and schedule a tour by contacting the Front Office at 949-759-0711.

Join us for a New Member Intro Clinic on Saturday, October 30th, 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 and Grandstand Courts (behind the Clubhouse) 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

Grandstand Court - Advanced
Court GS1 - Advanced Intermediate
Court GS2 -Intermediate
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.

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
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
Celebrate Halloween at
The Clubhouse Grill!

Join us for an all-you-can-eat buffet and all-you-can-drink open bar! This event is open to members and their guests.

  • Glow in the Dark Pickleball on the Grandstand Courts
  • Costume Contest
  • Drop-in/challenge play on Courts 1-12

Paid reservations required by October 27th
NOVEMBER 6th and 7th
Who will be our next Club Champion?

While 2020 was a challenging year, one bright spot was our first Club Championship. It was a great opportunity for all our members to experience tournament competition on our home courts.

This tournament will be operated through, like other official tournaments, but this tournament is for members only. More information to follow...

Newport Beach Invitational
October 15-17, 2021 (Amateurs only) 

Newport Beach Open
November 19-21, 2021

Do you want to introduce a group of friends to your favorite activity, in your favorite place? Are you looking for a new idea for a corporate party 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!
Enjoy a fun filled afternoon as a player or spectator at "Pickleball for Wishes"! This tournament will welcome novice, intermediate and advanced players, and also offer a one-hour clinic option for beginners. It's all about granting wishes while having a good time! Proceeds will help wishes come true in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  

The experience will include a live performance by SEGA Genecide, dancing, food, beverage, an opportunity drawing, and an exclusive wine tasting based on your ticket purchase. A meal and a beverage will be provided with ticket purchase.

Courts will be closed to member play Saturday, October 23rd, 1-5p.
Ladies Ladder - Fridays, 9-10:30am
Event posts on Wednesday morning
(managed by Jackie Umphrey)

Open Ladder Saturdays
9-10:30am, 10:45-12:15pm
and 3-4:30pm
Event posts on Monday 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.

No ladders Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th
S S, R R - Serve and Stay, Return and Run
Pickleball is a fun game. When players hit the ball hard, they have less of a rally than when they hit the ball softly.
When do you have fun - with a long rally or a short point?

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
Limited to 32 players per session
(TTC members only - lunch included)
Beginner & Advanced Beginner
Friday, October 29th - 11am-4pm
  • 11am-12pm - Soft Game
  • 12-1pm - Serves and Returns
  • 1-2pm - Lunch at The Clubhouse Grill with TTC Referees
  • 2-3pm - Ground Strokes
  • 3-4pm - Games, with Coach Analysis

Intermediate & Advanced Intermediate
Saturday, October 30th - 11am-4:30pm
  • 11am-12pm - Soft Game, Third Shot Drops
  • 12-1pm - Serves and Returns
  • 1-2pm - Lunch at The Clubhouse Grill with TTC Referees
  • 2-3pm - Volleys and Overheads
  • 3-4:30pm - Games, with Video Analysis
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 thought it would be helpful to include a rule or two in this newsletter every month.

Rule 4A8b - Provisional Drop Serve
    Before bouncing on the ground, the ball shall NOT be propelled (thrown) downward or tossed or hit upward with the paddle. Failure to drop the ball properly will result in a fault, There is no restriction on where the ball can land on the playing surface after it is dropped nor how many times within the 10 seconds after the score is called the server may drop the ball. 
Did you know we have two certified referees in our community? Lynn Gosselin and Cindy Lightner have completed hours of training to become USAPA trained Referees. They recently received their Level Two certification.

Are you interested in learning more about the rules of pickleball? Lynn and Cindy will be coordinating future training sessions - 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!

Remember your posts are being seen by all our members - GroupMe should not be used for personal communication.

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.
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.
TTC is a smoke-free facility. Dogs are not permitted.
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.

October Special - 30% off all gloves!

Thank you for supporting The Pro Shop!
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.