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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.
July Newsletter   
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We recently discovered a big glitch with auto renewals. While checking to be sure that each person who signed up for the Tuesday night DUPR ladder league at Clayton was a First State Pickleball Club member in good standing, we discovered that Club Express, the company that handles our website, was automatically sending out emails thanking members for renewing, even though our members had not paid their $30 annual membership dues. Needless to say, this is a big glitch that we are working to resolve. As you know, FSPC is run by a small group of volunteers – The FPSC board. We would appreciate your help by logging onto and checking your profile or your payment transactions. If you have not paid your dues, you will see Payment Due in your profile. Your payment transactions will also show when you paid your annual dues. Thanks so much for your patience, your help and your support. The FSPC board is excited about our upcoming events and feels that $30 is a small price to pay for FSPC membership.

HAPPY HOUR FSPC at 302 Social in Rehoboth Beach

Don’t forget HH from 4 pm - 6 pm at The 302 Local tomorrow (Thursday) night. Drink and Food specials.
19819 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE

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FSPC Beginners Clinic

For First State Pickleball Club Members Only Level 2.5 to less than 3.0
Three session class: July 8th, July 15th, and July 29th (no class on July 22nd)
Sessions: 2 hours from 10AM - 12 PM
Description: 1 hour clinic on skills and techniques 1 hour of game play with coaching Classes will be given by FSPC certified instructors and coaches (IPTPA and PPR) ( 1:8 ratio ) as well as other guest assistants.
Location: JM Clayton Elementary School Courts in Dagsboro Cost: $60 per person for three sessions.
Sign-up on the FSPC web site


Referee training will be available in the Rehoboth area?  We are happy to offer training calls and referee practices for 2 weeks in July and 2 weeks in August leading up to the DE SR. GAMES.  The Referee Training is free and includes 4 weekly ZOOM calls and at least 4 practices in Rehoboth.

Persons interested in refereeing may contact Patricia Daley at 410-598-5074  or


August 22-25 DSO Senior Olympics

It is a qualifying year
Pickleball Brackets Software, Tournament, League, Club, Ratings

As you can see there is plenty of action and good competition waiting for you, all you have to do now is find your partner or team and get registered to show your support for anyone of these great programs.


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Sarah Saari Clinics

Sarah Saari Clinic Sarah and her coaching partner John Marando of Viking Pickleball provided an excellent clinic June 2-9.
There were 3 on 1 (pro play) sessions with either John or Sarah as well as clinics for all levels.
Both Sarah and John are 5.0+ UPTR Rated Players. Sarah would like to thank FSPC for allowing Viking Pickleball to come back to teach. It was and will always be our pleasure and honor.

In Delaware, there is good reason for a celebration!

First there were 0,
And, now there are 10....
Summer Zoom calls and on court practices at Kings Creek Country Club and Sawgrass, served these referees well! Thank you Cindy, Kings Creek Country Club Racket Sports Pro, for providing us practice courts each week. Also, THANK YOU Patricia Daley for making this happen.
Here is the Delaware Referee group with Linda Matulaitis, volunteer extraordinare, and Level 2 Referee, Carey Buck. 
David Dwyer - Level 1 Referee
Maddie Cunningham Level 2 Referee
Kathleen Dougherty - Level 2 Referee.
Kathy went straight to a Level 2 Referee!
Kathy Casey- Level 1 Referee
Karen Faber - Level 1 Referee



Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events





Easy platform to buy, sell or swap paddles and other pickleball gear.

Pickleball Buy, Sell , Swap


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.


If you have a problem logging in, updating your profile, renewing your membership, or making a payment, please call ClubExpress Support.

Toll Free: 1-866-HLP-CLUB (457-2582)     Outside the US: +1 847-255-0210
Telephone support is available from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Mon-Fri, US Central time. Outside these hours, please email