Programs And Events
Beginning in the summer of 2015, the RPC started offering free orientation clinics to Rossmoor residents interested in trying pickleball and learning more about the sport. Since that first clinic, the club has offered approximately one orientation clinic every two months.
New Member Program
To further assist new players, the club holds free new member meetings to introduce new members to the sport of pickleball, the Pickleball Club Board of Directors, the trainers, the mentor program, the structure of the club, and many other facets of the RPC. The new member meetings allow new members to have their questions answered in a relaxed, open forum format.
New members often begin pickleball at the novice level. The RPC schedules for the Tice Creek Fitness Center and the Creekside Courts have hours each day designated for the novice players. At each novice session, volunteer mentors work with the novice players to develop their game and their skills. Instruction is given in a polite and positive way in order to enhance the enjoyment of learning the sport. The RPC currently has 12 mentors.
Assessments and Skills Clinics
The club offers free assessments and skills clinics for members interested in increasing their performance. The assessments are voluntary and allow a member to become aware of what they need to work on most. A member can request an assessment at any time. The skills clinics focus on different aspects of the game, whether it be the whole game or specific skills and techniques. Skills assessments are given periodically throughout the year. Both assessments and skills clinics are run by volunteer advanced level club members.
Hit and Giggle Social Tournaments
A Hit ‘n Giggle tournament is held at the Creekside Courts every few months. Club members participate in the mixed level ‘just for fun’ games or they attend just to socialize with their fellow club members. Members are asked to BYOB and bring finger food items to share. Members of all levels are encouraged to attend. Members who want to play, place their names in a basket. Names are randomly drawn for each court and games are played to 11. The Hit ‘n Giggle event is a great opportunity to relax, catch-up with fellow club members, get to know people from different skill levels, and enjoy a summer evening at the Creekside Courts.
Summer Picnic and BBQ
The clubs potluck picnics are held at Sportsman’s Park. The annual picnic is a fun and relaxed event that is perfect for socializing, enjoying delicious food, and playing outdoor games. The Pickleball Club encourages all members and their guests to join the fun.
The Rossmoor Games
The RPC holds its own Rossmoor Games each September on the Creekside Courts. An exciting time is guaranteed as 80-90 club members compete against each other within their skill level. Spectators are welcome to attend. For spectators new to the sport, the Games are a great opportunity to see pickleball games up close and to see different levels of play.
The Rossmoor Pickleball Club rings in each new year with their annual Gala at the Event Center. All members and their guests are welcome to attend this beautiful and spectacular event. The evening includes a delicious buffet dinner, and live music and entertainment.