All that’s required to join the Palatine Pickleball Club is an interest in pickleball and a desire to affiliate with a club that welcomes everyone and strives to enhance its members’ pickleball experience. While many members play in town fairly regularly at least half the year, quite a few hit our courts for only a week or two a year. Some have moved away. Some never expected to play here but want to keep abreast of our activities. We even have a handful of members who have yet to hit their first serve. These are enthusiasts with pending surgeries or other things in their lives which prevent immediate participation. We even welcome those who are just curious and want to read and see what’s causing all the fuss about pickleball.
JUST click on the "Join Now' button, and provide your name, e-mail address, phone number, street address, your MMDDYY date of birth, and your level of experience or skill rating. You’ll receive an information-packed welcoming e-mail within a day or two.
Part of our rapid growth is due to our being so welcoming to beginners. We sort of embrace the Emma Lazarus quote on the Statue of Liberty. To paraphrase that for our purposes, “Give us your new, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to play freely.” Some clubs or players at open courts can be a bit elitist, and that’s not meant as a condemnation. We all like to play where the competition is relatively compatible with our abilities. Due to the number of players in the Palatine Pickleball Club, and our desire to keep all games pretty competitive, our Picklers can easily find (or be assigned) games that are fun for everyone on the court. The vast majority of our experienced members are happy to show newbies the ropes and help them with their games.
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