The Tennis and Pickleball Club at Newport Beach
May, 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). Membership cancellation requires a 30 day notice (applicable only after the 12 month term is met).

Pickleball membership does not offer a hold, pause or injury leave. 
Sunday, May 8th
Love your kids? Love pickleball? We invite you to celebrate Mother's Day with your children on the pickleball courts!

On Sunday, May 5th no guest fee will be charged for children of members.
Happy Mother's Day!
New Member Intro Clinics will be held every Sunday, 12-1:30pm (except May 15th due to the Newport Beach Classic Tournament).

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
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, 7 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 - Intermediate
Court 3 - Advanced Intermediate
Court 4 - Social/Beginner

Saturday mornings only
Court 5 - Advanced Intermediate
Court 7 -Intermediate
Grandstand - Singles - Advanced Intermediate+
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 (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

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.

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. 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.
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.
All Ladders will be held on Courts 21-28 from 11am-12:30pm (two sessions Sunday)

Monday Beginner (2.0-2.5)
Tuesday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0)
Wednesday Intermediate (3.0-3.5)
Thursday Intermediate Advanced (3.5+)
Sunday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) 11am-12:30pm AND 12:30pm-2:00pm
For now, the established Friday Ladies Ladder and Saturday Ladder will continue to be managed on GroupMe (on their specific GroupMe pages).

Friday Ladies Ladder - 9:30-11:00am
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate/ Advanced Intermediate (2.5+)
Sign-ups post Wednesday morning
Jackie Umphrey - 714-612-5745 (text)
Maggie Kehrer (contact via GroupMe)

Saturday Ladder -- 9-10:30am and 10:45am-12:15pm
Intermediate (3.0-3.5)
Sign-ups post on GroupMe Wednesday morning
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
Do not focus on the winning shot when you analyze a game. The winning shot is the result of shot placement, the first part of which is your serve and return of serve.
When you have a good set up, the winning shot is the easiest shot.
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
  • 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.
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.
Many of us are not familiar with all the rules of Pickleball, so we include a different rule in this newsletter every month.

Rule 11.I. Plane of the Net
Crossing the plane of the net prior to striking the ball is a fault. After striking the ball, a player or anything the player is/was wearing or carrying may cross the plane of the net. The player may not touch any part of the net system, the opponent’s court or the opponent while the ball is still in play.
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!
May 13th - 15th
Over 600 players will be competing on our courts in The Newport Beach Classic! If you are not participating, come join the fun and cheer on your fellow TTC members and our guests.

Friday - Women's Doubles
Saturday - Mixed Doubles
Sunday - Men's Doubles
The Clubhouse Grill will be serving delicious food all weekend long.

Come shop in our new Vendor Village - and be sure to check out the new merchandise in the Pro Shop debuting this weekend!
USA Pickleball Newport Beach Championships
June 28th-July 3rd

National Qualifier

PPA/Takeya Showcase
August 11th-14th

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

Newport Beach Open
October 15th-16th

Newport Beach Invitational
November 18th-20th

$10K Amateur Purse
Saturday, May 7th, 21st and 28th
One hour introductory clinic - open to all ages 5-14.


Let 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
Wednesday, May 5th - 5-8pm
Council on Aging – Southern California will be hosting their inaugural Pickleball Slam Tournament at TTC Wednesday, May 5th. Council on Aging provides free programs and services to older adults, many of whom are isolated, frail and alone. They proudly promote the independence, health and dignity of older adults through compassion, education and advocacy, and extend their resources to the loving family caregivers struggling to help in this aging journey.

Due to the attendance of many senior spectators, this event will be held on Courts 1-20, beginning at 5pm. Grandstand Courts will be utilized as Challenge Courts and Courts 21-28 will be available for member play.
Sunday, June 5th
Limited to 8 players per session

Session One - 9am-11:30am. Sold Out!
Session Two - 4:30pm-7:00pm 3 spots left!

$250 per person, per session
Restaurant Hours
(subject to change)

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

Closed Mother's Day (Sunday, May 7th)
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 TTC Pickleball!
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