The Tennis and Pickleball Club at Newport Beach
February, 2022
Dear members,

For the past seven years we have spent a significant amount of time and money, with our amazing team, to improve our facility which was built more than 50 years ago. 2022 will be no different. We will continue to invest back into the club and offer new services, such as the dedicated club app. We value each one of you and welcome all of our newer members. Our pickleball members have brought life and more happiness to the club, and we are grateful. 
All 3 pickleball courts are now LIT!!!!
Club App
An email will be sent out with instructions on how to use your club app starting February 1. The Front Desk may assist you with your app needs (download, login, etc.)

More stalls and changing rooms (work in progress).

Membership Dues Increase
As a reminder, your increase in dues will start on February 1, 2022. The dues increase will not take effect until your first 12 month contract term has been completed. 

For Pickleball members who joined before 11/15/21:
  • Singles membership - $110
  • Couples membership - $180
  • Family membership - $180 for two adults +$50/child

For Pickleball members who joined after 11/15/21:
  • Singles membership - $110
  • Couples membership $220
  • Family membership - $220 for two adults +$50/child
Food and Beverage Minimum
We are excited that The Clubhouse Grill is now open, providing a valuable benefit for our members. Beginning 2/1/21, membership requires a $30 food and beverage minimum, which will be collected monthly by The Clubhouse Grill. This $30 will be a food and beverage credit on your Clubhouse Grill account. Further details will be emailed soon. Questions can be emailed to

Share Your Story
Last, but certainly not least, we thank the Lord for the blessings we have all been given and especially the opportunity we were given during the pandemic to recreate and stay mentally and physically healthy during these difficult times. I appreciate those of you who have shared personal stories about how the Club has impacted your lives. It really touched my heart and I would encourage you to share your story if you feel comfortable. You can post it on our Yelp page, Instagram (@TTCnewportbeach), or email me directly at

I wish you all well. Please let me know if I can ever assist you with anything.

Sean Bollettieri Abdali
President of The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach
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Restaurant Hours
(subject to change)

Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am-7pm
Friday 10:30am-9pm
Saturday 9am-3pm
Sunday 10:30am-3pm
Monday - closed

Join us at The Clubhouse Grill for Super Bowl Sunday!
Prospective members can get more information and schedule a tour by contacting the Front Desk at 949-759-0711.

Current members are permitted to change their membership status (i.e. from individual to couple) for a $25 administrative fee. Change of membership status initiates a new 12 month contract. All billing questions should be directed to the Business Office at
Join us for a New Member Intro Clinic on Sunday, February 27th, 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.
Courts 5 and 7 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 - Intermediate
Court 3 - Advanced Intermediate
Court 4 - Social/Beginner

Saturday mornings
Court 5 - Advanced Intermediate
Court 7 -Interemediate
Drop-In Courts are managed by the Director of Pickleball. Abbi is available during peak periods to advise members and adjust playing levels for the Drop-In Courts.
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.
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.
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 (ladder, 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).

Contact the Front Desk at 949-759-0711.
USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships
June 27th-July 3rd

National Qualifier

PPA/Takeya Showcase
August 11th-14th

USA Pickleball West Diamond Regional

September 1st-5th

Newport Beach OPEN
October 15th-16th

Newport Beach Invitational
November 18th-20th

$10K Amateur Purse
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.
How you talk to yourself builds your life, and your game.
Talk positively to yourself.

Pickleball Director
IPTPA Master Pro

Private - $110
Semi-Private - $65/person
Groups of 3 or 4 - $55/person
TTC Pickleball Coaches
Private - $100
Semi-Private - $60/person
Groups of 3 or 4 - $55/person
Many of us are not familiar with all the rules of Pickleball, so we will include a different rule in this newsletter every month. This month we will share the six major rule changes that were made in 2022.

1. The chainsaw serve has been outlawed. A player may only use their non-paddle hand to toss the pickleball for the serve. No player may use the paddle or paddle hand to toss or otherwise impart spin on the pickleball. 
2. The drop serve is here to stay!  
3. Visibility is a must. On the serve, the referee and the receiving player MUST be able to see the pickleball on the toss or drop. If not visible, there will be a replay.
4. Wrong score called - play on. If the wrong score is called, a player cannot stop play after the serve due to the wrong score. Play should continue until the end of the rally and the score correction should be made before the next serve. 
5. Extra balls are okay as long as they do not fall out onto the court during a rally, then a fault will be declared against you.
6. No jamming on court, The 2022 prohibits headphones or earbuds during competitive events.
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 is offering new merchandise this month! You will find some of your favorite Tennis and Pickleball merchandise, as well as drinks and snacks. The Pro Shop will match prices of any retailer, including online. They can also special order merchandise for you. Thank you for supporting The Pro Shop!

February Merchandise Highlight
Club logo hats just arrived!!!
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.