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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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Train with Sarah Saari

Pro Play Sessions: June 3rd -June 7th
1.5 hours $150 for 3 players

4-Hour Camp: June 8th
8am-12pm (4.0 level) 12:30 pm-4:30 pm 3.0-3.99 level
$150 per player

Skill Clinics: June 9th
*4:30pm-6pm *6pm-7:30pm
$50 per player

*8am-12pm (4.0+ level) *12:30pm-4:30pm (3.0-3.99 level)
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FSPC  Beach Blast
October 4-6, 2024

It will be three days of incredible pickleball competition and celebration!
This is a United Pickleball qualifier for the 2024 Nationals run by the PPA (Professional Pickleball Association)

To accommodate the tournament, we've partnered with the amazing Sea Colony Tennis and Pickleball. Offering access to 20 outdoor courts and indoor facilities should weather decide not to cooperate.
It is an ideal setting for what promises to be an unforgettable tournament.

This tournament will be held on October 4-6 2024 and will be held on the gorgeous Sea Colony Courts located in Bethany Beach DE. The Beach Blast will be a tournament to remember and one you shouldn't miss.

Beach Blast - Delaware State Championships (


May 18, 2024 American Cancer Society – Take a Bite out of Cancer

This is a one day event with Men’s & Women’s Doubles being played in the morning and Mixed Doubles being played in the afternoon

Flyer is attached for more information

Link to register:



May 31, 2024 – SVN

This is a one day event on Friday May 31st. Men’s, Women’s and Mixed, played in a Team format of 4 players (2 male & 2 female)

In the evening there will be a separate Moneyball event for players that are interested.

For more information or to register a team please contact



June 1, 2024 Salisbury Lions Club

This is a one day event with Men’s & Women’s Doubles being played in the morning and Mixed Doubles being played in the afternoon

Flyer is attached for more information

Link to register: Salisbury Lions Club Pickleball Tournament (


June 8, 2024 Paddle for the Heart benefitting the Ignatius DiNardo Foundation

This is a one day event for MIXED DOUBLES teams ONLY skill levels for all skills

Flyer is attached for more information

Link to register: Paddles for the Heart benefitting the Ignatius DiNardo Foundation (


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

FSPC Happy Hour at Crooked Hammock 

Happy Hour Crooked

DOGFISH Head Picklebawl Fest April 6th, 2024
Setting up the 10 nets and lines!

Picklebrawl Dogfish

Maryland Senior Olympics

Georgia Billger and Robert Parker won Gold yesterday at The Maryland Senior Olympics.
Georgia was instrumental in bringing pickleball to Delaware.  When she played on a volleyball team
At the Delaware Senior Olympics in about 2007 a pickleball court was set up for people to try.  Georgia tried it
And liked it, but didn’t think any more about it until a friend played pickleball at the Villages in Florida and told Georgia
That she wanted to see if the YMCA would let them set up a court. They set up a court at the Y and soon moved to the
Tennis courts at the Lewes Canal.  Georgia says at one time she probably knew and taught everyone who played pickleball in 
Sussex County.  Congratulations to Georgia and Robert!

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







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