The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach
July, 2022
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June 28th - July 3rd
This tournament is a National Qualifier. Gold medalists in each bracket will receive a Golden Ticket for pre-registration to the 2022 National Tournament.

Over 1,400 players from across the country are enjoying this tournament, the second largest tournament in the country this year.

If you are not competing, we hope you will join us this weekend to watch great pickleball and cheer on your fellow TTC members and our guests.
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.
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 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 35 - Intermediate
Court 4 - Social/AdvancedBeginner

Saturday mornings only
Court 5 - Advanced Intermediate
Court 7 -Intermediate
Grandstand - Singles - Advanced Intermediate+
Drop-In Courts are managed by the Head Pro, Coach Abbi, who 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 (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.
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!
The club is working on establishing a Pickleball Information Desk that will assist in managing courts, guide our new members, assist with TTC and DUPR apps, and fill in on a court when there is a player needed. 

Shifts are 8am-12pm and 4-8pm (flexible days).

If you know someone who is interested, contact Robin More at the Front Desk (949-759-0711) or
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 Director 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 not be able to participate the following week.

Monday Beginner (2.0-2.5) Courts 21-24, 9:30-11am
Tuesday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) Courts 17-20, 11am-12:30pm
Wednesday "Golden Retrievers" (70+) 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
For now, the established Friday Ladies Ladder and Saturday Ladder will continue to be 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, Lynn Gosselin
(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
The joy of playing the game is the greatest prize you will ever win.
If you lose the joy, you lose - even if you win the game.
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 11.M. Shots Around the Net Pole. A player may return the ball around the outside of the net post.

11.M.1. The ball does not need to travel back over the net.

11.M.2. There is no restriction on the height of the return, meaning a player may return the ball around the net post below the height of the net.
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!
Newport Beach DUPR Waterfall
presented by Takeya
August 5th-7th

$100,000 Amateur Prize Pool!

USA Pickleball West Diamond Regional
Diamond Qualifier
August 31st - September 5th

Susan G. Komen Pickleball for the Cure National Tournament
October 13th-16th

Registration opens July 9th

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

Members only
Takeya PPA Showcase
November 17th-20th

Monday, July 4 - Tuesday, July 5th
Saturday, July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
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, July 16th, 4-8pm
Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty – the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Through an intergenerational approach, they provide both older adult volunteer tutor/mentors and children with opportunities to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

The Parentis Foundation is hosting the first annual Pickleball Classic on Saturday, July 16th, with both friendly and competitive divisions.
Sunday, July 31st - 12-4pm
The Kure It Women’s Guild is proud to host the second annual Big Dill Pickleball Tournament at The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach on Sunday, July 31, 2022. 

Player/Spectator/Sponsor information and registration is available at

Lunch, beverages, music, vendors, and pickleball! 

All proceeds support underfunded cancer research at NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, including USC, UCLA, UCI and City of Hope. 
Restaurant Hours
(subject to change)

Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am-7pm
Friday 10:30am-8:30pm
Saturday 9am-3pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
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