2023 High Ridge Pickleball

Adult Round Robin Play
(Sundays 10 am, starting 7/2/2023, Tuesdays and Fridays @ 5 pm)

The past 2 years of pickleball at High Ridge have been a huge success, mirroring the tremendous growth in the sport across the country. Anyone can play pickleball at any time on the tennis courts at the club after you reserve a court through Skedda. The tennis net is the pickleball net – It just needs to be lowered 2” (to 34”) by moving the strap in the center of the net to one side. The club has also purchased 6 pickleball paddles and 12 pickleballs for use by members. These are located in the clubhouse.

Pickleball Camp Doubles 2023

Organized Pickleball Schedule

Mark your calendars. Similar to last year we will be doing pickleball on Sunday mornings and Tuesday and Friday evenings. On Sundays, starting 7/2/2023, we will be doing clinics from 9:00 to 10:00 am. The clinics will be for all levels – beginners, advanced beginners or intermediate. There may not be a clinic every weekend so watch for updates on the Team Reach app. Round robin play will start at 10:00 am. Clinics (and round robins) are for adults only (16 and up).

Tuesday evenings there will be a round robin starting at 5 pm. After play there will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinner). You don’t have to play to come to dinner. We had a great time last year grilling out. Please join us.

Fridays we will start round robin play at 5 pm. We are still tweaking the format but this will be for intermediate/advanced players (3.0 level and up) and may include some sort of ladder play.

Bill and Dee Dee Haltermann will be organizing the clinics and round robins. If you are interested, please sign up ahead of time on TeamReach or by emailing Bill at bhalt299@gmail.com.

Pickleball Camp 2023

Beginner Camp

A beginner camp will be held on Sunday June 11. For all of you who have never played pickleball before or have played only a handful of times, this camp will be a great way to learn or brush up on the fundamentals of pickleball. The camp instructors will be Bill and Dee Dee Haltermann. There will be 2 sessions – 1 ½ hours each in the morning and afternoon. The camp will be limited to 8 people so make sure you sign up early to secure a spot.

Pickleball Camp 2023

Intermediate Camp

We are in process of bringing a certified pickleball coach to High Ridge to conduct a one-day intermediate level camp (3.0 and up rating). The coach is Bridget McGrew. She was the first woman in New York State to receive a professional teaching certificate for pickleball. She teaches year-round at many different venues around Kingston, NY including the Kingston YMCA. The camp will be limited to 8 people so make sure you sign up early to secure a spot. The camp will be on a Sunday, hopefully in August. There will be 2 sessions – 1 ½ hours each in the morning and afternoon. We will provide more details when things are finalized.

Picklepalooza Club Tournament

Last year we had 16 people that played in the first annual Picklepalooza Club Tournament on Labor Day weekend. It was done in a round robin format open to all level of players. Our first champion was Steve Cody. Prizes were given to winners and randomly to participants. We will do this again on Labor Day weekend – Sunday 9/3. Details to follow.

TeamReach App

We will be communicating all pickleball updates using a smartphone app called TeamReach. If you plan to use the app, please download and contact Bill Haltermann at bhalt299@gmail.com for instructions on how to join the High Ridge Pickleball Group. We will also be using the app this year to sign up for clinics, camp and Picklepalooza.