Pickleball C

 

Do you want to play a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong? If you answered yes .. the game of pickleball might be just what you are looking for. Pickleball can be played as doubles or singles.

Lochmere offers 6 courts at the Highlands facility located at 200 Loch Highlands Drive. These courts are marked for pickleball as well as tennis. Courts should be reserved using the Court Scheduler on Lochmere’s website .. Just click HERE (you must be signed in to your account).  

  • Please remember to designate that you are reserving the courts for pickleball. 
  • Please remember to close umbrellas and place all trash in the receptacles before exiting courts.
  • Cancellations can be made up to the time of your reservation.  If your plans change, please cancel your reservation.  This will allow other residents to enjoy the courts

Rules for court usage are posted at the courts. All players should abide by the rules. Please remember:

  • Pets are not permitted on the courts.
  • No alcoholic beverages, food, or glass are permitted on the courts or inside the tennis gate.
  • Smoking and vaping is not permitted on the property.
  • Proper tennis attire is required. Shoes that mark the courts are not allowed. No sports bras are allowed without a cover-up. Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Only Lochmere Association approved tennis pros may provide tennis and pickleball instruction.  Instruction is provided by appointment only.  No guest instructors are allowed. 

    Lochmere-certified instructors are as follows:

    • Michel Haddad, Director of Tennis,  Head Tennis Professional  USPTA certified
    • Pam Gilbert, Pickleball Instructor (Part Time)

Since it is known to be easier on the joints than tennis, pickleball is very popular with older players. However, whether it is at a fast pace of competition or a slower pace for beginners and older players, it is a game that can be fun for any age: young, old or in-between.

When playing pickleball, each player needs a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Players will also need to bring their own pickleballs. The ball is unique, with holes through it like a whiffle ball.  For more information about pickleball, please visit the USA Pickleball website HERE.

 

ADULT PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY

 

Now that the Highlands courts are repaired and resurfaced and new pickleball nets have been delivered, there are so many Lochmere residents participating in clinics as well as playing with their friends and neighbors.

Are you looking to meet new players or showcase how much you have learned? If so, why not mark your calendar for Open Play Pickleball.

Lochmere is proud to announce Open Play Pickleball at the Highlands courts for Lochmere residents every:

  • Sunday morning from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Weddnesday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  

All levels are welcome to play!  There is no need to register; just grab your equipment and show up at the Highlands courts.

All questions should be directed to Lochmere’s Tennis Director, Michel Haddad, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

JUNE ADULT CLINICS

Pickleball clinics will be held in June at the Highlands Pickleball courts for Lochmere residents.  Pam Gilbert will be the instructor.  The minimum number of players for each clinic is 4.  Space is limited and 24-hour cancellation is required. 

She will be teaching clinics at the Beginner I and II levels as well as at the Intermediate level as follows. Players cannot sign up for BOTH Beginner and Intermediate.  Sign up for your current level of play only

For more details and to register, please visit HERE.  

All questions should be referred to Michel Haddad, Lochmere's Tennis Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..