Latest N. Phoenix Pickleball News – June 13, 2021
Archived Version of a Previous Newsletter
This is an archived version of a previously issued pickleball newsletter. The most current N. Phoenix Newsletter is available by clicking HERE!
City of Phoenix Current Pickleball Schedule
June 28 – July 31, 2021
Flyer added June 29, 2021
Download the PDF version of the flyer HERE
Hello Phoenix Area Pickleball Players:
The following information has been sent to me to share with you!
The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Dept. is going to begin an EVENING pickleball program starting this coming Monday, June 28th and will remain in effect through the month of July. We anticipate a new pickleball schedule at that time!
Please understand that the City is working their way back and there may be some modifications as things proceed. I know that we all appreciate any additional opportunities to enjoy our sport and escape the summer heat.
Thanks to the staff of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation.
A flyer will be forthcoming, but for now this will have to do.
*ALL CENTERS WILL BE CLOSED
Monday July 5th in observance of July 4th*
The Evening Pickleball Schedule**
At The Following Community Centers
Paradise Valley – Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Sunnyslope – Tuesday and Thursday – 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Longview – Wednesday 6:30 – 8:45 PM
** Players will need a recreation card or they can purchase a day pass for $2 at the front counter when they arrive.
NOTE: Gym programs will have restricted capacity for this phase. Everyone should call the center at which they would like to play ahead of time to check the procedures for that particular facility.
What about our Community Center Memberships?
This is the information I have received about previous memberships at the Community Centers:
** Memberships will be extended until 6/7/22 for anyone that had a valid membership when centers were closed on 3/20/20.
I hope you are able to enjoy the added opportunities to play pickleball.
N. Phoenix Pickleball Ambassador
Hello Phoenix Area Pickleball Players:
There have been some recent changes in places to play pickleball in the N. Phoenix area and I wanted to send them to our email group as soon as possible. Kindly note that I have done my best to verify this information. Should you have any concerns or questions, please contact the appropriate staff at the particular facility.
********** Moon Valley Country Club **********
Pickleball No More (?)
Rumors have reached my desk indicating that Moon Valley CC is going to stop offering Pickleball play. If this is a venue that you want to play at, please call before you arrive. This will avoid some disappointment and frustration.
NOTE – There is a possibility that this is not a final decision as I was not able to verify this with Moon Valley CC directly. If Moon Valley CC is a place you play it may be worth checking in a week or so.
********** Scottsdale Parks and Recreation **********
Pickleball at Tonalea K-8 school
(near 68Th Street and Continental)
Here is the website to sign up and gather further information.
Leagues will be 1.5 hours per day and be over 2 days/weeks
*Advanced beginner leagues 1:15-2:45 Intermediate League 3:00-4:45.
*leagues play is guaranteed 6 games to 11 win by 2 or 12 minutes, which ever comes first
[with 3 minute breaks in between]
First leagues will be Men’s 16/23 Women’s 17/24
Second leagues Mixed July 1/8
Third leagues Mixed July 13/20 Men’s July 14/21 Women’s July 15/22
Organized Social Play is just a set group of players rotating and mixing in on their own.
*Two groups 1pm-3pm and 3pm-5pm.
More information about Pickleball Opportunities offered by Scottsdale
********** Pickleball at the Pyramid **********
4633 E Shea Blvd.
(near Tatum & Shea)
Join us Monday, June 14th – Friday, June 18th**
6:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. for open play.
Doors open 5:45 a.m.
$15 PER PERSON, $50 FOR GROUP OF FOUR
LIMIT OF 48 PEOPLE WILL BE ADMITTED TO MAXIMIZE PLAYING TIME. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! CASH ONLY!
**This is a new program so watch for additional schedule changes and updates via their website/information!
Download the PDF version of the flyer HERE
********** North Tatum Times **********
City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Update
North Tatum Times issue of June/July
Read the issue online at
NOTE – The information below was copied directly from the source website at the link above.
Community Centers and Other
City Facilities To Reopen
This Summer With COVID-19
Modifications In Place
THE PHOENIX CITY COUNCIL RECENTLY APPROVED A PLAN FOR THE TIERED REOPENING OF COMMUNITY CENTERS, TO RESUME THE PROCESS FOR SPECIAL PARK PERMITS AND SPECIAL ACTIVITY REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE HELD ON PARK PROPERTY, AND TO RESUME RENTALS OF SELECT POOLS BY HIGH SCHOOL SWIM AND DIVE TEAMS.
TIERED REOPENING OF COMMUNITY CENTERS FOR SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
The city’s community and recreation centers have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, and facilities will reopen effective June 7 for annual summer youth camps and limited indoor recreation classes by registration only. Drop-in use of these facilities will not be available.
City community centers will be operated with the following COVID-19 protocols and safety amenities in place:
• Open at 50 percent capacity.
• A mask or face covering will be required per the city’s mandate.
• A COVID-19 screening survey will be required upon arrival at a facility.
• Temperature checks will be administered upon arrival at a facility.
• Public facing reception areas will provide contactless customer service (plexiglass barriers have been installed at all service desks).
• Positioning of facility furniture and installation of signage to encourage physical distancing.
• Hand sanitizer stations and touchless light switches have been installed at all facilities.
• Fresh air intake volume has been increased at all facilities.
• Janitorial staff will clean high-touch surfaces and restrooms daily. In-person summer youth camps for ages 6 to 12 will be offered at specific locations starting the week of June 7.
Summer youth camps will be operated at 50 percent capacity and participants will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Additionally, as part of COVID-19 protocol, lunch will be held outdoors. Misting or cooling towers will be used in the outdoor eating areas, and an indoor contingency plan will be used on days when there is inclement weather, or the forecast includes a heat advisory. Camp participants will be provided a pre-packaged lunch or can bring their own lunch daily.
City staff continues to work with public health professionals to monitor the Arizona Department of Health Services Community Transmission indicators.
Previous newsletters that may have pickleball hints, videos, rules changes, etc. are now archived at the following link. You can check out previous newsletters there.
********** Join the USAPA $35 for 1 Year **********
Support your Sport
Here is part of the message from USA Pickleball
To continue building and providing programs and services to this fast growing pickleball community, the USA Pickleball membership fee will be $35 for one year, $95 for three years and $150 for five years, effective June 1, 2021. This is the first regular individual membership fee increase by USA Pickleball since its inception in 2005 and will help fund important initiatives that support the mission to promote the development and growth of pickleball. In addition, a portion will be allocated to the member’s USAP region – to further support and grow pickleball programs in your area.
With your support, and thousands of USA Pickleball members like you, we can continue in our mission to develop and grow this great sport in the U.S. Pickleball is fun, inclusive and making a positive impact on society by promoting a social and active lifestyle. We thank you for being a part of the USA Pickleball family and appreciate your membership.
Join the USA Pickleball Association – Click HERE for More Information!
********** That’s All for Now **********
Stay Well and Play Safely!