SSPA

Steamboat Springs Pickleball Association

Open Play Schedule (beginning Sept 4)

Outdoor Open Play

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday:  9AM - 11 AM, Skill Level 3.5

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 11 AM - 1 PM, Skill Levels 3.0 and 4.0+


Thursday, Saturday:    9 AM - 11 AM, Skill Levels 3.0 and 4.0+

Thursday, Saturday     11AM - 1 PM,  Skill Level 3.5

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Open Play Information

Open Play Concept

Open to all players who have learned the basics of the game, both member and non-member.  Enjoy the opportunity to meet new players, renew acquaintances  and improve your game.   Open play is managed by the Tennis & Pickleball Center staff and organized by skill level (links explaining skill levels can be viewed on the Open Play Schedule or in the FAQs below)

Weather Notices

To join the notification group, text 'dinkme' to 84483.  Tennis & Pickleball Center staff will notify everyone in the group of bad weather conditions which may result in having to cancel a session or (if possible) relocate play indoors.

Fees

Fees are for a 2-hour session.

Players may not split sessions.

Members fees: $6 per 2-hour session

Non-members: $10 per 2-hour session

Safety

Avoid crossing active play on any court.  If your group finishes play on an inner court, ask the group in the outer court to slide over which allows the new players easy access to an outer court without disturbing others.  Use the gates on the outer perimeter to access outer courts whenever possible. 

ALWAYS remove stray pickleballs from the court area to avoid accidents.  Pockets are good places for them.  

Which group is right for me?

If you have learned the basics or play elsewhere and are visiting, improve your skills in open play.  Join in a skill group that meets your comfort level.  If you are consistently playing better or worse than others in the group, consider moving to a different skill level.  Place your paddles in one of the racks (casual or competitive) in sequence to play in the next available court.   Players wanting to play together should stack their paddles in one pile.

Parking

Parking is available onsite at the Tennis & Pickleball Center or in the Meadows parking lot to the north (closest to the outdoor pickleball courts).  The Meadows lot is preferable when there are simultaneous sports events in the ball fields next to the Tennis Center.  

Clinics

First Timers Clinic: Learn the basics of the game: playing with a partner; rules; scoring; strategy

  • Next session: September 21, outdoors,1-3 PM
  • Meet at  Tennis & Pickleball Center of Steamboat Springs
  • $10 fee
  • wear comfortable clothes and court shoes
  • bring water 
  • Use online form below to register for First-Timers Clinic
  • Optional: wear sunscreen


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Beginners and First-Timers Drill & Play:  Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 AM.  

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Group/Private Lessons

Lessons from pickleball instructor Sean Pummill are available by contacting him at 

 719-239-4862 or 

Steamboatpb1@gmail.com

FAQs

What is my skill level?

A:  Check out descriptions from the USAPA (USA Pickleball Association) and the IFP (International Federation of Pickleball)


Q: How can I reserve a court for private play?

A:  Call (970) 879-8400.  Reservations may be made 7 days in advance.