The Tennis & Pickleball Club at Newport Beach
September, 2022
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The Clubhouse Grill is open!

Monday-Friday -- 9am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday -- 9am-6pm

Stop in and say hello to our new friendly staff along with our master chef! For questions, suggestions, and to order in advance for large groups, please email us at
Taco Tuesday at
The Clubhouse Grill

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, September 10th 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 29-32 will be utilized for Lessons & Clinics
  • Grandstand Courts may be used for Live-Ball Clinics
  • Courts 9-12 have been added for member 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.
BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, all Court reservations, including group play, will be booked through the Concierge Desk only. We will also allow single court reservations.

FOR SEPTEMBER ONLY: 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.
The Concierge is available to manage courts, guide our new members, assist with TTC and DUPR apps, and fill in on a court when there is a player needed. 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 
No Ladder Monday, September 5th
Monday Intermediate (3.0+) Courts 21-28, 5-6:30pm
No Ladder Monday, September 5th
Tuesday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) Courts 17-20, 11am-12:30pm
Thursday Intermediate (3.0+) Courts 21-24, 9-10:30am
Thursday Intermediate (3.0+) Courts 13-20, 6:30-8p
Saturday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) 
No Ladder Saturday, September 3rd
Courts 22,24,26,28, 11am-12:30pm
Sunday Advanced Beginner (2.5-3.0) Courts 13-20,11am-12:30pm
No Ladder Sunday, September 4th
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
No Ladder Friday, September 2nd
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate (2.5+)
Maggie Kehrer (contact via GroupMe)

Saturday Ladder -- 9-10:30am and 10:45am-12:15pm
No Ladder Saturday, September 3rd
Intermediate (3.0-3.5)
June Marchigiani (contact via GroupMe)
It all starts with the feet! When your feet are in the correct position, your hands can do what you want them to do.
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!

Our first High Five Festival was a blast and our new charity partner The Pickleballer Fund raised some money for a local nonprofit - TACA, The Autism Community in Action organization.

Stay tuned to learn more about The Pickleballer Fund and how to get involved!
From the 2022 Handbook:
A pickleball does not compress like a tennis ball. Only a very small area at the bottom of the ball - the mid-point - contacts the ground.  
Where the ball physically touches the court determines whether it is in or out of bounds. If the ball touches the line, the ball is in.
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!
Wednesday, August 31st - Monday, Sept. 5th
We are very excited to be hosting the USA Pickleball Newport Beach West Diamond Regional! This is the largest Regional tournament in the nation in 2022!

  • The 12 Diamond Regionals will culminate in the new Diamond Amateur Championship taking place December 1st-December 7th, 2022 at Pictona in Holly Hill, FL. Gold Medalists from the Diamond Amateur Championship will earn pre-registration (Golden Tickets) to the 2023 National Championships in Indian Wells.
  • Gold and Silver Medalists from the Regional tournaments will earn pre-registration into the Diamond Amateur Championship at Pictona. All other participants from the Regional tournaments will be eligible for the lottery into the Diamond Amateur Championship.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists from Regional tournaments will be eligible to enter the lottery for the 2022 National Championships in Indian Wells.

The tournament will begin at 10am Wednesday-Friday, and 8am Saturday-Monday. As soon as courts become available for member play (typically 2-3pm) notification will be made on GroupMe.

Many TTC members will be competing in one or more events at this important tournament. If you are one of them, we wish you success. If you are not competing, we hope you will come cheer them on. Let's go!
Saturday, Sept. 24th - Sunday, Sept. 25th
Who will be the Champions? Join us for the Third Annual TTC Club Championship!

This tournament is open to TTC Members Only.

Be sure your profile includes Newport Beach Pickleball Club as your club. If you have any questions, email us at

Saturday, September 24th - Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles
Sunday, September 25th - Mixed Doubles

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

November 17th-20th
Saturday, September 10th, 17th and 24th
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
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
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Let us help you with a Private Event at
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