Sat, Jan 25


Clubhouse and Pavillion Courts

Dinking Contest

Can you dink or do you stink?

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Dinking Contest

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2025, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Clubhouse and Pavillion Courts, Leisure Village Drive, Oceanside CA

About the event

We know many of you hate dinking but dinking can be fun -- and this contest ought to prove it!

This fun tournament will test your dinking ability. As you've been reminded many times, dinking is a really good skill to have in your wheelhouse!Open to players of any level.  We are looking for 24 players who claim to have "Level 1" dinking skills for OHCC pickleball (AKA average to good) and another 24 players who claim "Level 2" skills (AKA above average to very good).Teams will be randomly set up – pairing one Level 1 player with one Level 2 player   Teams will be rearranged after each set so you do not stay with the same partners.Advance registration required.  

Sign up by Friday, January 22 using Google Form link below.


Open to Racquet Club members only (dues must be paid by January 22)

Bragging rights will be on the line!

The Rules (subject to change; we will have them ironed out before the final reminder):

1.  The entire game is played in the kitchen (non-volley zone).

2.  The kitchen will be taped down the middle to ensure that serves land cross-court.

3.  All lines are "in" -- this makes the courts a bit larger and minimizes arguments.

4.  Games are 11 points or 15 minutes, whichever comes first.5.  Tube balls will be used.

Here's the registration form:

We're hopeful that we can proceed with this activity, but please understand that if we determine it's wiser to postpone it, we'll reschedule to a future date.  Meanwhile, consider adding a "dinking game" to one of your upcoming matches.  It is a lot harder and a lot more fun than you may think!

Felicity Swerdlow and John Gildner are organizing this "small court event."  Please contact them with any questions you may have.



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