SHORECLIFFS BEACH CLUB
PADDLE TENNIS & NOW PICKLEBALL
The Beach Club maintains two paddle tennis courts. The game of paddle tennis is adapted from tennis. It has been played in the United States for over 100 years. The court is 1/3 the size of regular tennis, uses a depressurized tennis ball, lower nets and a solid carbon/composite paddle that is perforated. The serve is underhand and the ball can land on either square on the opposing side. Scoring is the same as tennis.
Bobbie Mott, an original homeowner and first Club Manager (over 15 years), was the motivating force for having the courts built. She grew up playing Paddle Tennis on the legendary courts on Venice Beach. She continued to play at Shorecliffs until she fell while playing at age 86.
Through the years, the Club has organized tournaments and, under the direction of Jon Pardeon, hosted some Invitational Tournaments that have attracted National Championship players. There is an active group of Shorecliffs homeowners and their guests who play weekly and are grateful for the well maintained courts and of course, the breathtaking beachfront view.
Shorecliffs Beach Club recently modified both paddle tennis courts with light blue boundary lines to accommodate the sport of Pickleball as well. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a whiffle ball, with 26-40 round holes, over a net. Scoring is the same as tennis.
Pickleball has become the fastest growing sport in America. Many homeowners and their guests play regularly and appreciate that the club now offers both paddle ball games on the courts.
1. Courts are for the use of members and their guests only.
2. Four players maximum allowed on each court.
3. Paddles and tennis balls are the only sports equipment allowed on the courts
(no dodgeballs, volleyballs, bats, etc.).
4. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. NO EXCEPTIONS.
5. 30 minute time limit when people are waiting.
6. Residents must lock gate and return key after playing. Never leave the gate open when not in use.