The Palatine Pickleball Club was established in 2015. Now, almost eight years later, nearly 3,000 enthusiasts have chosen to become “Palatine Picklers.” They receive informative and photo-filled, monthly newsletters, can purchase a variety of T-shirts bearing the club logo, and can participate in events such as ladders, King/Queen of the Court tournaments, Family Fun Tournament for non-spousal relatives of Members, travel leagues, add intramurals, untall ladies tournament, widows tournament, treetoppers tournament for men 6’ plus, a variety of age group tournaments, lefties tournament, bionic tournament for those with a new knee, shoulder, or hip, Halloween costume tournament, ugly holiday sweater tournament, etc. We also have occasional social events and table tennis tournaments. Our most popular program is our three times a week (outdoor season) mentoring program for newer picklers. You can also visit the Palatine Pickleers Facebook page.social events, annual table tennis tournament, charity fundraising events, mentoring sessions, and promotion of professional workshops in the area.
We are an extremely welcoming and nurturing club. Regardless of experience, age, or ability,
you’ll love being a Palatine Pickler. While at least 80% of our members are at least 50, we
have some as young as 10.
Several of our members come from more than 20 miles away to play with us,
passing other playing options along the way. One reason is we do strive to have competitive
games on our courts, rather than the random mismatches often found elsewhere.
Though not an affiliate of the Palatine Park District, we do work with them to best reach our
mutual goals. They provide all the indoor and outdoor courts on which we regularly play. In
June of 2019, we had our Grand Opening of the six Hamilton, outdoor courts with lights until
10:00 p.m.. These may be the most beautiful courts in the suburbs. With two cages of three
courts, we let players decide if they prefer the “competitive,” north cage or the “rec,” south
cage. If they lose three, consecutive games on competitive courts, or win three on rec courts,
it’s time to change change for a while. Paddles are racked in each cage, to assure equitable play time and a variety of partners.
If you have yet to try the country’s fastest-growing sport, Palatine is a great place to get
started. Let me know you’re coming, and I’ll make sure there’s an extra paddle for you. You
can reach me by clicking the “Contact Us” tab or emailing me at PalatinePicklers@gmail.com.
Pickleball is the easiest paddle or racket sport to learn, but it’s usually described as the most
complex and most addicting. Hope you join us, and thanks for visiting our website.
Founder & President
R Barry Shatwell (Bear)
Palatine Pickleball Club
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