Valentine’s Day social

PC MARC is inviting you to play some pickleball, munch on some Valentine’s Day treats and connect with other players on your level at the annual Valentine’s Day Pickleball Social.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the PC MARC Bubble. All levels are welcome. Players will rotate through an open-play format.

Cost of the event is $12 per person. The registration deadline is Feb. 12; to register, visit parkcityrecreation.org.

Drills clinic

“Drill! Drill! Drill!” It’s not just good advice for pickleball players – it’s also the name of an event planned exclusively for members of the Park City Pickleball Club.

The drills clinic will be held on Monday, Jan. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Basin Recreation gym. Led by Professional Pickleball Registry-certified instructors, the clinic is designed to help players elevate their game to the next level. Each drill will focus on a specific skill, and drilling games will be incorporated to keep the session fun.

The event costs $10 per person. It is open to all levels. Registration is capped at 18 players, and there are only four spots left.

To reserve a spot, Venmo @PCPickleballClub. For any questions, text Debbie at 310-850-9554.

Holiday social success

Just one month ago, the Park City Pickleball Club partnered with Park City MARC to put on a holiday social that won’t soon be forgotten.

More than 100 people attended this first-annual event. PC MARC allocated its indoor tennis courts and also provided the party room, line tape, Dura Fast 40 balls and wristbands. Their staff handled registration and check in.

For their part, club members and other volunteers came out in force, laying down tape to create 16 pickleball courts in just an hour. They also brought their special dishes to a potluck feast that included dips and cheeses, chips and veggies, cookies and pies and candies.

Participants rotated between snacking, socializing and – of course – playing pickleball. There were four courts dedicated to advanced players and eight to intermediates. First-timers and beginners shared four courts complete with instructors who taught, coached and encouraged those who were new to the game.