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Welcome to First State Pickleball Club

The mission of the First State Pickleball Club is to promote pickleball through education, drills, clinics & competitive tournaments for residents and visitors as well as providing opportunities for social activities. Our overall theme is to encourage sportsmanship, camaraderie and safety through fun & exercise.

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J.M Clayton Courts

We need volunteers to help for Thursday starting at 12 PM and Friday starting at 6 AM and anytime after that and all morning. We will be putting down the white lines on the Clayton courts. It is easy work. But it takes a lot of people.

Volunteer Referees Needed


The DE Senior games is looking for volunteers to be pickleball referees for their upcoming tournament on August 26th-28. Patty Daley is happy to provide interested volunteers the opportunity to receive referee training.

The dates for practice if we can use Clayton on Sunday mornings and Rehoboth ES on Monday afternoons at 4:

July 24, July 31, August 14, August 21 @ 10-12 @ Clayton

July 25, August 1, August 15, August 22 @ 4-5:30 @ Rehoboth ES


Participants must be USA Pickleball Members to access materials. If a session is rained out, the session will be held via ZOOM.

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5.0 Pickleball Pro Sarah Saari in July

If you are a 3.0-4.0+ Skill Level player, here is a great opportunity to get some individualized instruction from Sarah Saari, of Venice FL. She is a 5.0 USAPA Rated player and is coming in July for four days of clinics at J.M. Clayton Elementary Pickleball Courts in Frankford DE.

Check out her flyer: Sarah Saari Flyer


More Information

June 18, 2022 Basic Skills and Drills

A beautiful 74 degree June day made it possible for members to learn and practice skills that will challenge them to play at a higher level. Many thanks to coaches: Debbie Cali, Kathy Casey, Maddie Cunningham, Sooz Cunningham, Jan Hamill, Rina Pellegrini, Nancy Shelton, Fran Siedlecki, Andy Staton, and Sharon Ward. 

J.M. Clayton Painting Project

Clayton Paint
Playtime Scheduler

Over the last couple of years, has become the unofficial go-to for FSPC members and others to coordinate games here in Sussex County. allows you to post a game and include time, location, and level of play.  If you want to coordinate a private game, you can invite friends… find a pickup game, no problem, or you just may want to watch others who play at a higher level in the hopes that you might learn a few tricks for yourself.  It has become a very useful tool to find games and I would encourage our members to use it as well.


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