8 Pickleball Courts
SAUGEEN SHORES PICKLEBALL CLUB AT LAKESHORE
*We have 8 Pickleball Courts at our facility*
Lakeshore is the home of the Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club during the summer season!
**Benefits of SSPC (Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club) Membership
$20 for year-round play – payable to designated Pickleball Coordinator(s)
Balls provided for all Club play (not socials or personal play)
Weekly round robin
End-of-season club tournament
Use of pickleball ball machine and ball hopper (summer only)
Use of club paddles & balls for your guests
'Skills & Strategy' for experienced players
'Skills & Drills' for novice players
Emails and eNewsletters
Your membership fees support the SSPC as it continues to grow and develop the sport of pickleball in Saugeen Shores.
Lakeshore Pickleball FAQs
what is pickleball?
• Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball.
• Although pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make pickleball appropriate for all ages of players. Major differences include:
• The speed of the pickleball ball which typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball
• The size of the court which is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court.
The ball is served underhand starting from the right-hand side of the court and is served diagonally to the opponent’s service zone.
Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults (fails to return ball, hits ball out of bounds, etc.). The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until the server faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins.
The return of service must be allowed to bounce by the server and partner i.e. cannot be volleyed. Consequently the server's partner usually stays at the baseline until the first return has been hit back.
For more Pickleball information contact:
Lakeshore Recreation Banquet & Fitness Facility
1177 Goderich Street
Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club
The Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club (SSPC) plays each morning from 9:00 - Noon Monday through Saturdays.
After your game is finished, all players will leave the court and join the rotation for the next available court. Because it is Drop-In Play, you may choose to play with the same players each time but you must come off the court at the end of each game and use the sign-up board to join the rotation for the next open court.
Membership to SSPC is $20 per year and can be purchased court-side in the mornings.
LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL
ADULTS LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL at one of our beginner clinics starting MAY 26th - JUNE 23rd. The clinics will take place Sunday mornings (4 Sundays in the series) at 10:30 am OR Thursday evenings (4 Thursdays in the series) at 6:30 pm. There will be an OPEN PLAY time Tuesdays from 6:30 pm for anyone registered in either clinic day who would like to attend. There is a nominal fee of $10 which includes instruction, court time on these two days and use of the equipment. Court usage outside of these times will require a day pass or a membership. *Pre-registration is required by emailing email@example.com or in person at Lakeshore reception* Payment can be made at the clinic or by sending an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
12-18 YEAR OLDS LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL - this will occur every Thursday in July from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. There is a nominal fee of $10 which includes instruction for the month of July, court time and use of the equipment. Court usage outside of these times will require a day pass or membership. *Pre-registration is required by emailing email@example.com or in person at Lakeshore reception. Payment can be made at the clinic or by sending an etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org