Membership and all ABQ Pickleball Club non-partnered events are free.
To all ABQ Pickleball Club Members,
The ABQ Pickleball Club leadership strongly urges our members to follow the Governor’s stay-at-home instructions, made March 23, 2020, that all non-essential personnel stay home. The important link is https://www.kob.com/coronavirus/gov-lujan-grisham-issues-stay-at-home-instructions-to-stop-spread-of-covid-19/5682623/. If there are questions regarding the recommendations reference newmexico.gov for all the latest information.
We are being asked to act as responsible citizens in following the State directives in order not to overwhelm the capabilities of our medical system. The directive includes the rule of limiting gatherings to not over 5 people, and to maintain a 6-foot distance from each other when gathering in groups of 5. This means virtually no pickleball. We all know that this health emergency will pass, and we will be able to again play pickleball. Patience and time will be what is needed by our members.
Thank you for your understanding and please be safe until we can play again.
We have been informed that the City of Albuquerque is cancelling pickleball activities at the community centers, at least until April 15th. That means that play at the community centers of Cesar Chavez, Manzano Mesa, Wells Park, Thomas Bell, Alamosa, Don Newton/Taylor Ranch, Barelas and Los Duranes will not be available from now until at least April 15th. We will inform you when we hear of any additional changes. In addition, APS is closed, so our locations at Hoover, LBJ, Desert Ridge and Roosevelt Middle Schools are also closed.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all Bernalillo County Community and Aquatic Centers (including pickleball at Paradise Hills, Raymond G Sanchez, Los Vecinos and Vista Grande) will be CLOSED for 30 Days, due to precautions of the COVID 19-Coronavirus. This closure may change and we will keep you updated as the information becomes available. For the best up to date County information, please check www.bernco.gov.
If you are interested in learning the game or improving your skills, please submit the form below.
Local Pickleball Training
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center (MMMC) Pickleball Training
ABQ Pickleball Club Strategy Training
Doubles Pickleball Strategy 101 and 102
Online Tips and Training
Click here for the
Official USAPA Scoresheets
The Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center (MMMC) Pickleball Training schedule is:
Pickleball Training is held indoors on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15-11 AM, and Saturdays 12:30-2:50 PM.
If you are in doubt whether Pickleball Training is on, call MMMC 275-8731 the day of the scheduled training.
*** If you have an interest in providing Pickleball to others in one of our projects/programs and/or a completely new program and/or have contacts, please let us know. We welcome new programs and we can always use the help.
We also want to THANK you that have spread the word about Pickleball and Pickleball Training, brought out others and especially those for bringing out their kids and grandkids.
Local Pickleball Training There are several pickleball learning and playing offerings included within the club, all of which are free: On the ABQ Pickleball homepage, check the on-line pickleball calendar for places to play. You are welcome at any venue, and the venue coordinator can give you information on training and assist in your learning the rules and training at that location. Paddles and balls are always available to use for free. Many (but not all) of the indoor venues will be closing for the summer.
The primary outdoor venues to learn pickleball are at Ventana Ranch (westside, weekday mornings) and Manzano Mesa (Eubank/Southern area). Maps to each are shown at here, as are the club hours. At Ventana Ranch ask for Kathy Baca or Margie Allen.
ABQ Pickleball Club Strategy Training If you wish to receive tips, strategies and training while playing at your customary venue, please contact your venue coordinator or email Nancy or John expressing your interest. If you wish to help the training committee, please let us know. As with all our ABQ Pickleball Club functions, there is no charge for any of these offerings. Back to List
Doubles Pickleball Strategy 101 and 102
Here are a couple of videos giving some tips and strategies for playing doubles pickleball: Back to List
Online Tips and Training Here are a few websites that give some tips and pointers for improving your pickleball game. Some have videos to show strategies and techniques, some offer you subscriptions for continuing information, some present pointers from accomplished players. Try them out and see if you find anything helpful. http://pickleballcoach.com/forums/index.php?page=Extra_Pickleball_Strategies http://www.pickleballpaddlesplus.com/Pickleball_Training_Center_s/1874.htm http://training.usapa.org/ www.PickleballHelp.com Back to List