Pickleball

Introduced to the Pinehurst community in 2012, Pickleball was invented in the early 1960’s and is currently the fastest growing sport in the U.S., with over 100,000 players nationwide.  It’s an activity that combines the liveliness of tennis with the quick reflexes required for Table Tennis on a badminton-size court. The Pinehurst Pickleball courts are located in the Pinehurst No.6. complex next to the main clubhouse.

Never played before?  No problem!  We’ll be happy to arrange a lesson for you. We provide the equipment for you to borrow at no extra charge.

To schedule instruction or check court availability contact our Pickleball Head Pro, Aimee Bonnell, at aimee.bonnell@pinehurst.com.


Pickleball Meet the Pros 

Aimee Bonnell, Head Pickleball Professional 

Aimee is returning to Pinehurst from East Lake Woodlands in Oldsmar Florida where she was the recent Director of Racquet Sports.  She managed active tennis and pickleball programs there and grew them in a short term.  Aimee is familiar with Pinehurst as the former Head Tennis Professional at No. 9 tennis for eight years.  She helped grow the tennis and pickleball program while she was here, but is excited to come back with her main focus on Pickleball and managing the soon to be twelve new courts slated for completion in May.  

Her goals will be adding activities, instruction, tournaments, and resort exposure.   She will also be managing a Full time Pickleball Assistant in day to day operations.  Aimee is a PPR, (Professional Pickleball Registry) certified professional.  Her husband, Rolf, sons, Peter (9) and Alex (7) all enjoy pickleball and tennis too!  Please join us in welcoming her back to our TLCP team!

Hailee Haymore, Pickleball Professional 

PICKLEBALL CLINICS AND LESSONS

Our team of Pickleball certified professionals take a well-rounded approach to instruction that will help sharpen the key aspects of your game.

Open Play

All levels welcome! Must be able to serve and keep score. No RSVP necessary.

Everyday: 12:00 p.m.

Private Lessons

Private: $80/hour; $50/half hour
Semi-Private (two people) : $50/hour/person; $35/half hour/person

Adult Clinics 

Clinics must be signed up for in advance

*All clinics are held at #6

*Please contact Aimee at aimee.bonnell@pinehurst.com for any questions!

Cost:

1HR: $12/MEMBERS & $16/NON-MEMBERS

1.5HR: $18/MEMBERS & $22/NON-MEMBERS

ADULT FALL CLINIC SCHEDULE

Tuesdays: 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. : Advanced Drill, Play, and Stay

Clinic focus is short instruction with an emphasis on specific drilling on a particular zone, playing style, and different point strategies.  Pros will monitor point play and players will drill where improvement is needed! Stay and utilize the strategy in our open play to follow. Member- $8.00 Non-member- $10.00.

Wednesdays: 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Drill and Play Advanced 1
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Drill and Play Advanced 2:

Clinic focus is short instruction with an emphasis on specific drilling on a particular zone, playing style, and different point strategies.  Pros will monitor point play and players will drill where improvement is needed!

Thursdays:
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. : Thursday 2.5/3.0 Clinic

Week 1= Dink Week 2= 3rd Shot Drop Week 3= Volley Week 4= Serve/ Return Week= 5 (if it applies) Pro’s Choice

This shot selection is designed for players at the 2.5/3.0 intermediate level.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. : Pickleball 101

Introduction to pickleball. Basic strokes, the names of lines and court awareness, keeping score. In this clinic you will build your foundation for pickleball match play.

Fridays:
10:30 – 11:30 a.m: Friday Cardio Pickleball

Get your heart rate up! Energizing music! Hit a lot of balls!  Enhance your footwork and hand eye coordination! Have Fun!