Fall FSPC Newsletter & Events



Beginner’s Clinic by Dudley Sluder – USAPA Ambassador for Delmarva

What: Introduction to Pickleball

Where: The Brush Factory 830 Kings Hwy Lewes, DE 19958

When: Tuesday September 26, 1-3pm and 3:30-5:30 (limit 16 players each session)

Wednesday September 27, 5-7pm  (limit 16 players)


Purpose: To teach the very basics of the game.

What you need: athletic shoes and comfortable clothing

PB. 4pngWhen: Saturday September 30,2017

Sign in and practice 8:30 AM games start at 9:00AM.

Where: Clayton Courts 252 Clayton Ave., Frankford, DE.

Cost: $10.00.  Paid at entry table day of tournament. Cash or Check payable to FSPC.

Benefits: FSPC General fund.

Format: Round Robin or Double Elimination or combo of both.

Entrees: Limited to 40 teams total.

Categories: Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed doubles. You may only enter One Category.

Skill Level:  3.0 and under (must know how to keep score and play the game)

Purpose of Tournament:  To allow newer and social level players to enjoy the tournament experience without the high cost.  Tournament Director: Dudley Sluder

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Annual FSPC Membership Meeting

Sports at the Beach in Georgetown

October 7th at 2:00 PM.

Please plan on attending.  Our Board would like to meet as many people as possible.  We will be announcing and discussing upcoming events to develop and plan for a pickleball complex in the Rehoboth Lewes area.  Nominations for Board Openings.  We are a volunteer organization that promotes pickleball play and good sportsmanship.  We need you to be part of the pickleball movement in Sussex County.

Pickleball play available at conclusion of the meeting.

Upcoming FSPC Clinics at Sports at the Beach  (dates to be determined)

You are going to like these….

  1. Playing the soft game. (Oh, what a different and more fun game.)  This will take your game to a new level!
  2. Doubles strategy for teams. Learn how to have a plan, plan it and execute it.
  3. Skills with a coach. Work on specific skills and get feedback on how you are doing.



Lewes Canal Courts

Monday evenings from 5 PM to 7 PM practice with the ball machine and Georgia Billger’s direction on skills development. Starts on Monday September 25th.



Petitions were signed by over 400 people in support of permanent pickleball courts in Sussex County.  The Sussex Sports Complex hopes to have an agreement with the Sussex County Council in the near future.  This project is outside of the Comprehensive Plan being sent to the County Council for review. Stay tuned for more information or check in with your Council member to affirm your desire for permanent pickleball facilities in Sussex County.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who gathered up the signatures. Pickleballers rock and they don’t quit as noted by the Delaware Senior Olympics.

More information to follow in the next couple weeks for events planned for the last quarter of the year.  If you have any suggestions for this newsletter, please let me know.  My email is kathycasey12@comcast.net or call me on 301-518-3434.

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That’s it for now.  Stay tuned for more in the next couple of weeks.

Please be sure to look on the website for everything pickleball.

Please also thank Michelle DePalma out at Sports at the Beach for the wonderful and amazing website that we continue to have because of her talents and volunteer work for FSPC.

Hope to see you on the courts!

Kathy Casey


First State Pickleball Club Inc.