Welcome to Albany Pickleball, home of the Albany Pickleball Club and the Rally In The Valley Pickleball Tournament. We are incorporated as an Oregon non-profit club (September 12, 2012).
CLUB DOUBLES PLAY AT HACKLEMAN RESUMES JUNE 22,2020
Great News! The Albany Parks and Recreation Department has released the Phase 2 Guidelines for pickleball. We are able to resume doubles play – non-household – at the Hackleman Pickleball Courts as of 6/17, but with the restrictions shown below. Please be conscious of the COVID-19 precautions and respectful of everyone to help prevent infections.
Our regular, summer club play schedule will resume: M/W/F 9-12 and Sun 2-5.
The club will provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in addition to the balls and the AED. The Hackleman restroom is still closed but the club will fund a combination locked porta-pot for player use near the restrooms.
We are looking at ways to sanitize balls between games.
Everyone is welcome! We ask for a donation of $3 for non-members to help defer club expenses. Join the club for only $20/year to avoid court fees!
Temporary Rules for Pickleball (and tennis)
If anyone has concerns about their safety during play sessions, in regards to Covid-19, please talk to an APC board member so we can help.
Do not play if:
- You have coronavirus symptoms: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
- Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- re a vulnerable individual or have underlying health conditions.
If You Play
- Maintain six-foot distancing from others at all times.
- Don’t congregate on courts, in common areas, or parking lots.
- Wash hands with soap and water and bring personal hand sanitizer to courts.
- Clean and sanitize paddles, rackets, and water bottles.
- Clean and sanitize paddles, rackets, and water bottles.
- Do not share equipment.
- Avoid touching gates, fences, nets, benches, etc.
- If possible, use your paddle, or shoe to pass out-of-play balls to further reduce touch
- Consider wearing gloves to help avoid touching pickleballs or tennis balls.
- Virtual handshakes only
Albany/LBCC Pickleball Courts Construction:
Looking for pictures of the Albany/LBCC Pickleball Courts Construction? (Please see our Blog.) After start work, May 11, 2020, there were several subsurface issues that caused a stop-work and redesign. We do not know the status of the new design or the new start work date or the anticipated completion date.
Please see 2019 7th Annual Rally In The Valley Pickleball Tournament for pictures and results.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Albany Pickleball Club is to organize the play of Pickleball in Albany, OR and the surrounding Mid-Willamette Valley for the enjoyment, fellowship and promotion of the sport of Pickleball. See our Albany Pickleball Club Bylaws.
Play Dates and Times: (More info – See Places to Play)
You can get weekly emails and updates by providing your email to albanypickleball (at) gmail.com.
Hackleman Pickleball Courts: Play at The Hackleman Pickleball Courts is generally June after school lets out till October rains. During shoulder season there will be play at Hackleman on nicer days. So, if there is nobody at the B&GC and the weather is nice swing by Hackleman.
— Boys & Girls Club – October through May
– Mon/Wed/Fri 9-Noon – Drop-in Fee for non-members: $3
– Remember, if school is out there is no play.
— Play at the Albany Boys & Girls Club through the winter.
Doodle Signup: https://doodle.com/gx6iav8vzs6zpxvh
G3 Athletic Club – G3 Athletic Club: 5520 Oregon Hwy 99W, Corvallis (near Lewisburg Road at signal light), 541-207-3508. As always call ahead to ensure you don’t waste a trip.
– Monday through Friday, 10am to 2:00pm. Tuesday, Thursday Drills and Practice Games – 10am -2pm with coaching from 10-11am.
– Sunday, noon to 3pm.
– Cost: $30 for 10 plays, or $5 for each individual drop-in time.
G3 Doodle Signup: https://doodle.com/sm4se9khn9wxfvci
Albany YMCA, 3201 Pacific Blvd. SW, (541) 926-4488
$15 per one drop-in play. This cost is primarily due to limitations in the security capabilities at the YMCA at this time. They are unable to limit the movement between venues at the club so they need to charge this level to ensure that they are compensated for any and all potential usage of their club
Corvallis Pickleball Website (http://picklero.wix.com/corvallis-pickleball)
Lots of information about Corvallis Pickleball either indoors at the Timberhill Athletic Club or outdoors at the 8 court venue at Adams school on Philomath Blvd. They also have a Doodle Board for the outdoor play, weather permitting.
Albany Pickleball Courts: Hacklman Pickleball Courts & Albany Boys & Girls Club
From day 1 we have had a great relationship with the City of Albany to promote and grow pickleball. Together we selected the little used tennis court at Eleanor Hackleman Park as a suitable venue for our pickleball play with the long term goal of enhancing and renovating the court into 4 pickleball courts. In 2012, the City invested in court patching and painting materials and members of the Club provided the “love and labor”, bought one set of posts/net and the proceeds from the Rally In The Valley tournament were used to renovate the courts. The collaboration between the City and the Club has developed 4 permanent courts in Albany that we can all be proud of.
July/August, 2012: Hackleman Court Renovation Phase 1. Power washed the entire tennis court surface, patched cracks and divots, painted the south half of the court, painted lines and installed permanent nets and posts. The courts were finished just before the tournament.
August 24-26, 2012: Our 1st Rally In The Valley Pickleball Tournament at West Albany High School.
October 2012: Hackleman Court Renovation Phase 2. Patched and resurfaced the north half of the court, painted the courts and painted lines. Permanent nets and posts, although purchased, will not be installed until spring of 2013 as we will be moving indoors soon.