Read about the benefits of membership and how to join Mirador Courts. Some of the many benefits include ladder league, round robin fun tournaments, clinics and drills, open play, use of the courts (which can be scheduled here) and social events (like Happy Hour play and drinks, pickleball parties, etc). Most of which will be free to members.
Memberships are available now by contacting Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Seaside Realty.
Depending on community interest and participation in the courts, we plan to add shade, seating, lights, and more.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Zero zero two … game on!
Mirador Courts Open House, August 25
On Friday, August 25, Mirador Courts will be ready to play pickleball on!
To let everybody check them out and play some pickleball, the San Carlos Pickleball Association is having an Open House at 5:30pm. We’re all encouraged to play our ladder games then and there (ladder schedule). Please bring your own chair and bug spray.
The 6 fantastic new courts will hold all of us die-hards at once.
After playing, we can head to Bonifacio’s for a drink. Even if you’re not playing in the Summer Ladder League, stop by the courts to check them out and socialize. Hope to see you there!
If you’d like to purchase your Annual Membership before then, you can buy it at Seaside Realty.
The Summer Ladder League ends after next week’s game (i.e., you’ll have a game this Friday and 1 more next week). In October, we’ll organize a new ladder league for Mirador Court members. It will be one of the many perks of being a member. There will be men’s, women’s and mixed ladders.
Starting Saturday, August 26, the courts will be available to members. Starting Monday, August 28, there will be Open Play from 6am to 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with 2 courts for Beginners, 2 courts for Intermediate and 2 courts for Advanced players.
Open Play is for Mirador Court members to drop-in for social play. It’s a great way to meet new friends and hone your skills. You don’t need to gather a group of friends to go play, you can just show up by yourself and get in on a game. Arrive and leave at any time during Open Play. When you arrive at the courts, put your Annual Membership card or Day Pass in the court line-up system for either the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced courts so you can get on a court and PLAY!
Other than this Friday, we will not have anyone at the courts selling memberships or day passes so please remember to purchase your pass beforehand. More info.
A birds eye view of Mirador Courts, by Daniel Ramirez
Paddles for Sale
The San Carlos Pickleball Association has arranged to have new paddles for sale through Paddletek.
Karen Stewart has volunteered to oversee the sales of the paddles. We have several designs at various prices available. If you’re ready for a new paddle, contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Seaside Realty. We will also bring them to the Open House on Friday.
If you have a used paddle you’d like to sell, bring it along on Friday … someone may be in the market.
Karen also has pickleballs for sale: 3 Dura Fast balls for 100 pesos.
Pickleball Boot Camp with Scott Moore
5.0 Pro pickleballer, Scott Moore, has agreed to put on a Pickleball Boot Camp at Mirador Courts in San Carlos in January, 2018. Scott was the 2015 Player of the Year and is a 12-time National Champion.
Scott will run a 3-day Intermediate and Advanced level player Boot Camp from January 8 – 10, 2018. There were 20 spots available, for players at 3.5 – 5.0 level. There are only a couple spots left.
Cost: $395 USD per person (Welcome dinner, and 1 working lunch included). You will also either need to be a member of Mirador Courts or purchase a day pass for each day of the boot camp.
Goal: Step up your game with intensive, semi-private training for 5 – 6 hours per day, focusing on every aspect of the game, guaranteed to improve your strategy, technique and understanding of the game with IPTPA certified instructor, Scott Moore. Together with a small group of other players, you will improve your mental game, shot making, shot selection, and learn new strategies and ways to become a better pickleball player, while implementing our 10 key principles of the game.
If you’d like to participate, please email Sue at email@example.com.
Here’s a video of Scott on the Pickleball Channel giving tips on how to improve your forehand shot.
Check out this intense match-up where Cookie Drake & Scott Moore beat Alex Hamner & Scott Clayson in the 50+ Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match at the 2016 Grand Canyon State Games.
Skills & Drills: improve your pickleball game
How to hit a powerful backhand volley, by Mark Renneson
3 Ways to Disguise Your Attack and Win the Point
Dinks: Back to Basics, by Deb Harrison
Preventing pickleball shoulder injuries
Videos of Matches
Intense Mixed Doubles 25+ Gold Medal Match
from the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships
Lucy Kovalova and Matt Wright take on Simone Jardim and Oliver Strecker
San Carlos Tournaments
Friday, December 8, 2017: Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament. More info.
Thursday, February 8 to Monday, February 12, 2018: Sombrero Showdown and Amigos Cup Tournament. More info and register here (scroll to the bottom to register).
Click on “My Account” (in red font at the top of the page). If you have an account, sign in. Otherwise, go to New Customers, and click on Continue…and go through the prompts until you have an Account set up.
At Check Out, there is a box where you should put the following Coupon Code: CRSANCARLOS
Then click Apply.
This will give you a 5% discount on your order. You will see San Carlos Pickleball Association with the discounted amount beside it. It will also give our San Carlos Pickleball Association a 5% Club Reward that will accumulate over the year, and next year they will give our club a credit for that amount. It’s a win-win for both you and for our club!
Learn more about Pickleball
The USAPA is the governing body for the pickleball rules and provides player rankings and ratings.