The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach
August, 2022
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Members can get more information by contacting the Front Desk at 949-759-0711.

All billing questions should be directed to the Business Office at

Members may bring a maximum of 3 guests to play tennis or 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 (ladders, etc.) No guests permitted Saturday mornings.

Members must sign a member guest pass and pay the guest fee prior to the guest arriving. Stop at the Front Desk (no calls, emails or text messaging).

Membership cancellation requires a 30 day notice (applicable only after the 12 month term is completed). Pickleball membership does not offer a hold, pause or injury leave. 
New Member Intro Clinics will be held every Sunday, 12-1:30pm on Courts 9 and 11.

This clinic is free to all recent new members, one time only. We will help you navigate the numerous clinics and organized play offered at TTC Pickleball, and Coach Abbi will give on-court instruction.

Register in advance by text to Sean -- 213-909-6211
If you are a new member and a bit overwhelmed, click the link below for a detailed explanation of the basics and FAQ's.
All members are invited to join Sean on the patio every Monday morning 8-9:30am, to enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries and share your thoughts about the club. Suggestions are welcome and encouraged - we welcome all feedback, positive and negative.
Courts 1-4 are designated as Drop-In/Challenge Courts. This allows our members to play even when they don't have a scheduled match, especially during busy times.
Courts 2, 4 and Grandstand (singles play) are also Drop-In Courts on Saturday mornings.

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- Advanced Intermediate
Court 3 - Intermediate
Court 4 - Social/AdvancedBeginner

Saturday mornings only
Court 5 - Advanced Intermediate
Court 7 -Intermediate
To challenge, place your paddle in the rack outside the court (court numbers are on the racks) 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 a team wins three games in a row, they 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

Court Reservation Times
8-9:30, 9:30-11, 11-12:30, 12:30-2, 2-3:30, 3:30-5, 5-6:30, 6:30-8

Click the button below or contact us at to reserve courts for a member group. We recommend checking the current schedule prior to playing to determine which courts are reserved and avoid being asked to move due to a group reservation.

Check-in at the Concierge Desk during hours of operation to receive a court assignment for individual courts.
The Pickleball Concierge is available to manage courts, guide our new members, assist with TTC and DUPR apps, and fill in on a court when there is a player needed. The Desk will be open 8am-12pm (daily) and 4-7pm (Monday-Friday).

If you know someone who is interested in staffing the desk, 
contact Robin More (949-759-0711) or
In case you missed it - we are introducing the new DUPR rating system to our club! All organized play will eventually be transitioning to using the DUPR rating system. 

Click below for all the information and get your DUPR rating!
During busy play times (typically Friday and Saturday mornings) court times may be restricted. If your group has been on a court for an hour and a half, you may be asked by the Pickleball Director to give up the court for a waiting member group. We encourage you to use this opportunity to play on Challenge Courts, or take a break and wait for another court to become available.

If you are unable to find an open court during a peak period, please see the Pickleball Concierge for assistance.
At TTC Pickleball, the dress code is conservative. Members 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.
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.
TTC is a smoke-free facility.
Dogs are not permitted.
Court shoes must be worn when playing on the courts.
The Classes button on the TTC app will allow you to register for Ladders - a fun way to play pickleball with other members at a similar skill level. We have added a number of Ladders to our schedule and encourage you to play in a Ladder when you can.

Ladders are designated by skill level. If you aren't sure of your skill level, please ask Abbi (he is a Certified Rating Specialist). Members can only play in one Ladder per week, at their skill level.

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. 

Registration for the following Ladders will be available on the app 48 hours in advance. The first 32 players will be able to register; the next 4 players will be added to a wait list and automatically scheduled if a registered player cancels.

Late cancellations (less than 24 hours) will be ineligible to participate the following week.

Monday Beginner/Social (2.0-2.5) Courts 21-24, 8-9:30 Note new time!
Tuesday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) Courts 17-20, 11am-12:30pm
Wednesday "Golden Retrievers" (age 65+) Courts 13-16, 9:30-11am
Thursday Intermediate (3.0+) Courts 21-24, 9:30-11am
Sunday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) Courts 13-20,11am-12:30pm
Sunday Golden Retrievers (age 65+) Courts 21-23, 9:30-11am
The established Friday Ladies Ladder and Saturday Ladder are managed on GroupMe (on their specific GroupMe pages). Sign-ups post on GroupMe Wednesday morning.

Friday Ladies Ladder - 9:30-11:00am
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate (2.5+)
Maggie Kehrer (contact via GroupMe)

Saturday Ladder -- 9-10:30am and 10:45am-12:15pm
Intermediate (3.0-3.5)
June Marchigiani (contact via GroupMe)
There are separate GroupMe accounts for the Friday and Saturday Ladders. Signups for each Ladder will be posted weekly. Only those who sign up on GroupMe will be able to participate. 

Contact Patty Weber for help with GroupMe - 480-292-1499
Pickleball is like life.
What other people think about your game is not important.
Don't change your game because of what other people might think.
What you think about yourself is important.
Think positive, and have a plan for improving.
Head Pro, Director of Junior Pickleball
IPTPA Master Pro

Private - $110
Semi-Private - $65/person
Groups of 3 or 4 - $55/person
TTC Pickleball Coaches
PPR Certified
Private - $100
Semi-Private - $60/person
Groups of 3 or 4 - $55/person
  • Download the TTC Tennis & Pickleball Club app on your smart phone.
  • iPhone - App Store
  • Android - Google Play Store
  • Click register and enter your name and email 
  • must be the same as your Club Profile (check with the Front Desk if you're not sure what email is on file)
  • You will receive an email with your log-in password, which you can change if you wish.

Once you have downloaded the app and registered, use the app to sign in at the Front Desk. There is a QR code on the top right of your phone screen in the app - click it and your access code will appear.

If you have any problems downloading the app or signing in, the Front Desk staff will be happy to assist you.
Be sure to follow the club on Instagram - tag us in your photos to be shared and featured!

GroupMe is a great tool for our members to set up matches and sign up for Friday and Saturday Ladders. Our page is "TTC Newport Beach Pickleball Club". There are separate pages within the app for the three Ladders.

Patty Weber is the administrator of our GroupMe app. Give her a call (8am-5pm) 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.

You can set up a separate string within GroupMe to communicate with a group of TTC members.

Remember your posts are being seen by all our members - GroupMe should not be used for personal communication.
Rule 4.A.3. If the serve clears the net or hits the net then touches the receiver or the receiver’s partner, it is a point for the serving team.
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!
Presented by Takeya
Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
DUPRTM , The Tennis & Pickleball Club of Newport Beach & Takeya are proud to announce the largest prize money amateur tournament in the history of pickleball ($100k). The event takes place August 5th-7th with the new and innovative event format, “The DUPR WaterfallTM," guaranteeing players four (4) competitive matches (2 out of 3 games to 11) all within a four hour period.

Waterfall will begin each day at 11am; all courts will be open for member play each day 8-10:30am. If you are not playing in the event, we encourage you to join us to enjoy refreshments and watch the exciting competition!
Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
MLP NEWPORT BEACH is a three day tournament that pitches 48 players across 12 Major League Pickleball teams in a winner-takes-all battle for the title of champion and the largest purse ($100,000) in professional pickleball!

Team matches are composed of four games (women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and two mixed doubles), with a unique Dreambreaker™ singles tiebreaker.
Competitions will be held on our Grandstand Court and Court 1. The finals will be broadcast LIVE on CBS Sports Sunday, August 7th at 5pm.

MLP boasts the most prolific pro players, the most exciting team dynamics, and most famous team owners in the sport today! There’s nothing else like it.

Diamond Qualifier
August 31st - September 5th

The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach Club Championship
September 24th-25th

Members only - details to follow
Monday, August 24th - Wednesday, August 26th
Since 2016, LevelUP has been the world's largest and highest rated pickleball instructional camp. Sponsored by Pickleball Magazine, 100+ camps are run each year across the US. 
The program features the best instructors and touring professionals in the sport and offers:

• 5-hours of High-quality Instruction
• Low 8 Students to 1 Pro Ratio
• Free Gift
• One-year subscription to Pickleball Magazine
Saturday, August 13th and 27th
One hour introductory clinic - open to all ages 5-14.


Led by our IPTPA Master Pro and IPTPA Junior Pickleball Teaching Certified Coach Abbi Ghasemi.

12:30-1:30 -- 5-8 year olds
1:30-2:30 -- 9-11 year olds
2:30-3:30 -- 12-14 year olds
Sunday, August 14th, 1-4pm
The Priority Center is excited to invite you to their Summer Sizzle Pickleball Tournament! 

This tournament will be for both pickleball enthusiasts and beginners alike, with a Beginners Clinic and informal play for those new to the sport, and a competitive tournament for experienced players. The day will include the chance to bid on some amazing auction items, swag bags for players, food and an award ceremony to crown the King or Queen of the court!

All proceeds will benefit The Priority Center‘s nine life-changing programs.
MAKE-A-WISH "Pickleball for Wishes"
Saturday, August 20th - 2-4pm
Join Make A Wish for their second annual Pickleball for Wishes Tournament with proceeds helping wishes come true in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Enjoy a fun filled afternoon as a player or spectator for the Pickleball Tournament of the year! They welcome novice, intermediate and advanced players with a one-hour clinic option for beginners. It's all about granting wishes while having a good time!
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 charity fundraiser?

Let us help you with a Private Event at
The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach!
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