New Work-up Format for Friday Drop-in

You will find two things different.  There will be a definite structure to the play, because everyone will be playing by the same guidelines. Players will move up or down a court depending on the game results.  You will also have the opportunity to move up and play with players better than yourself occasionally.  That gives each of us the opportunity to improve our game. See the rules for the Friday work-up format.

Pickleball Skill Rating Sessions

POA Pickleball and Club Fees Required
Interested in receiving a skill rating?
The Skill Rating Committee of Hot Springs Village is offering rating sessions to the pickleball players of the HSV Pickleball Club.
The committee members are Jim McPherson, Jane Riffel, and Christie Borne.

Rating Clinics are scheduled for:

Monday October 26
4:30 – 6:30 pm 3.0 – 3.5
Thursday October 29
4:30 – 6:30 pm 2.0 – 2.5
Saturday October 31
11:00 – 1:00 pm 2.5 – 3.0

See the PDF Flyer for Details

HSV Pickleball Club News (emailed)

Updates and reminders from the President:

A court reservation system has been put into effect. You may now go to our website ( and pull down the tab on the menu line. For your first visit, complete instructions are there.  Please start using this for two reasons. 1) You will be assured of having a court, or more if your group needs them, when you show up at the courts.  2) We will have a better idea of the court utilization.  The POA wants us to report what our usage is.?!?  If you have a question, feel free to contact me or the webmaster Bill Booth.

The ‘open – drop in’ time has been changed for the summer.  It is now 8-10am every day. In addition, There is now an ‘open – drop in’ time at 6pm on Thursday. I plan to be there the first few weeks to get this going. I encourage all of you to use these times when you want to play, and don’t have a group. We have quite a few new members, and want to be sure that they are welcome at these times.  That means that it may be necessary to calibrate play by skill level.

Ladder leagues are now in progress.  They are set up so that you do not have to commit to being there every week.  There are ladders for all skill levels, and you can join in now, even tho you have missed some weeks. See the Ladder info on our website.

The next Rec Committee meeting is Mon the 11th at 4pm, at the Coronado Center.   The pickleball courts future is on the agenda, and will be discussed.  It will be good if we can fill the room with players.

This Saturday, May 9th, is ‘Pepperoni Pickleball’, an outing for 4.0+ Club members. Information is available on the website. Please let Christie know you’re coming by May 7.

As always, If you have something you want addressed, please feel free to contact any or all of your Board members. (Jim, Bill, Al, Holly, Christie, Kent, or Susan)  We are here to serve you.

Keep ’em in play;       jim

Jim McPherson

Explore pickleball at open house

Curious about the game of pickleball? Interested in finding a way to be more active, meet new friends and have fun?

Drop in at the DeSoto Recreation Center pickleball courts, 205 DeSoto Blvd., during HSV Pickleball Club’s free play days and try the exciting game.

Instruction and equipment will be provided, so put on your tennis shoes and come find out what all the buzz is about.

Open house and free play days are:

Friday, May 1 – 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 2 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.