The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach
October, 2022
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Monday-Friday -- 9am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday -- 9am-6pm
I want to thank all of you for your support since we opened for business one month ago. We have received some great feedback and I would like to keep all of you in the loop on what’s happening with The Clubhouse Grill.

Some of the changes we have made as a result of member feedback are:

  • bigger, better Angus Hamburger Patty
  • increased portions of Tuna and Chicken on all items
  • added two healthier dressing options (house-made lemon vinaigrette and Italian vinaigrette)
  • added Cobb Salad
  • added Pizza
  • added Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • added Salmon
  • added gluten-free buns and bread

Our goal is to keep the menu fresh and seasonal, rotating menu offerings quarterly. Many of you have requested that French Fries be added to the menu; we are still working on the best way to deliver them tasty and fast without using a fryer.

Your time is important to me so I’m always thinking of the best way to deliver fast tasty food. I encourage your feedback so we can continue to make changes and provide you with tasty food in a reasonable amount of time. I can be reached by email at or 714-801-3140.

Thank you,
Alex Crisostomo
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.)

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 Orientation on Saturdays 11am-12pm.
Meeting place inside Clubhouse Grill. We will help you navigate the numerous clinics and organized play offered at TTC Pickleball.

New Member Clinic & Open Play - Saturday, October 8th, 11am-12:30pm
Meeting place at Concierge Desk. This clinic is free to all new members, one time only.

Register in advance by text to Sean -- 213-909-6211
  • Courts 1-4 are Drop-In/Challenge Courts
  • Courts 5 and 7 are Open Play Courts, unless being utilized for Drop-In during peak times.
  • Courts 6, 8, 9-12 are Open Play Courts
  • Courts 13-28 are Open Play Courts, unless reserved for a member group.
  • Courts 29-32 will be utilized for Lessons & Clinics; available for Open Play when not needed for Lessons & Clinics.
  • Grandstand Courts may be used for Live-Ball Clinics and Open Play.
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 Clubhouse 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.
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 Robin at or 949-283-6673 to reserve courts for a member group.
The Concierge is available to manage courts, guide our new members and assist with TTC and DUPR apps. The Desk will be open 8am-12pm (daily) and 4-7pm (Monday-Friday).

Check-in at the Concierge Desk during hours of operation to receive a court assignment for individual courts.

And if you have lost an item on the courts, check the Lost and Found box or ask the Concierge. Please note that the Lost and Found items are disposed of at the end of every month and before a tournament.

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, the dress code is conservative. Members should refrain from wearing any overly revealing clothing, including any denim. 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.

Service Dogs are permitted, only if they are pre-registered.

Court shoes must be worn during play. If you are playing in shoes that are unsafe,
you may be asked to leave the court for your safety.

Use caution when playing on courts bordered by windscreens and chasing down a ball. The windcreens cover chain link fencing, with posts.

We recommend stretching prior to play, and be sure to hydrate.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

If you observe unsafe play or have any issues with fellow members, immediately notify staff, pros, Front Office and/or management at
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 13-16, 8-9:30am 
Monday Intermediate (3.0+) Courts 21-28, 5-6:30pm
Tuesday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) Courts 17-20, 11am-12:30pm
Thursday Intermediate (3.0+) Courts 13-20, 5-6:30pm
Saturday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) 
Courts 22,24,26,28, 11am-12:30pm
Sunday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) Courts 13-20,11am-12:30pm
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)
A competitive player has a plan for his/her game, believes in the plan, and follows the plan.
A competitive player knows that winning isn't the most important thing.
The most important thing is enjoying the game and following the plan.
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
Be sure to follow the club on Instagram - tag us in your photos to be shared and featured!

8-12 years old (all skill levels)
Open to children (and grandchildren) of members and non-members.
Maximum of eight students per session.

Mondays and Thursdays - 5-6pm

Contact Coach Abbi directly to schedule - 949-228-1680
From the 2022 Handbook (for Tournament play):
12.1.1.   Doubles Play
In the event based upon skill rating, the higher-rated player determines the team’s ability level. In an adult event (ages 19 and over) based upon age grouping, the lowest age of the team members will determine the team’s age classification. Players may play in a younger division unless prohibited by the rules of the National Senior Games Association.
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!
Friday, October 14th - Saturday, October 15th
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Susan G. Komen for the first ever Pickleball for the Cure National Tournament, October 14–15 at our club.

This unique charity event offers all skill levels and brackets, including women’s, men’s and mixed divisions, as well as a 2.5 division for beginners.

Registration is now closed, but if you missed the deadline and are interested in participating, email us and we will do all we can to register you.

On Friday, October 14th, in addition to the Men's and Women's Doubles tournament competition, top pickleball pros including Callie Smith, Kim Jagd and Morgan Evans, will be teaching clinics and hosting Play with the Pro opportunities. Local media (KTLA and KCAL) will be on site filming live spots for the morning news show.

Let’s join forces and take breast cancer out of play!
Friday, October 14th - Men's and Women's Doubles 10am
Pro Clinics and Play with the Pro Opportunities

Saturday, October 15th - Mixed Doubles - 10am

November 17th-20th
Saturday, October 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th
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

Who will win the prize for Best Costume this year?

Details to follow, but mark your calendar now. You won't want to miss the fun!
Wednesday, October 5th - Friday, October 7th
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
Stop by and check out new arrivals in the Pro Shop!
ProKennex Paddles
(demos available)
Fila Wear
Lacoste Men's and Women's Apparel
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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