Welcome to the
Moose Lake Area Pickleball Club!
Club Play will begin during the Week of April 19 !
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sporting activities in the country. Join us at the Riverside Arena in Moose Lake on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. See the calendar below for the play dates. Play will be limited to adults 18 years and older. All levels of players are welcome to join in the fun!! Participants will be required to fill out a Liability Waiver form. At this point, wearing a mask during play will be required.
The cost is $20 for the season, or $2 per session. First-time attendees are free.
We have paddles available to try out until you have an opportunity to purchase your own. If you are interested in purchasing a paddle, a Pickleball Paddle Guide can be found under the Equipment link.
We also ask that participants not wear their street shoes on the courts. The parking area is not blacktopped and can be muddy. For safety reasons, we want to make sure sand is not tracked onto the playing area.
Two Big Changes
2021 Pickleball Rule Changes
Click on the PDF button on the left to download the new 2021 rule changes.
Open play at the arena on Thursday, Sept. 16 is canceled. Just a reminder, next week (Sept 21 and Sept 23) will be the last play nights for the 2021 season.
#1. The first major change deals with the elimination of the Let Service. On a serve,
the ball may now hit the net as long as it still lands in the proper receiving court. If the ball hits the net on a serve and lands out of bounds or in the kitchen area, it will be a service fault.
It is noted that out of habit, both referees and players may sometimes habitually call a service let. If any player stops play because of a service let being called, that player/team will have committed a fault per rule 7.I.
#2. Drop Serves. In addition to the standard serve sequence described in Rules 4.A.1 to
4.A.7, players may opt to use an alternate “drop serve” method. Servers must release the ball from one of the server’s hands or dropped off the server’s paddle from any natural (un-aided) height and hit the ball after the ball bounces on the playing surface. The server’s release of the ball must be visible to the referee and the receiver.
Before bouncing on the ground, the ball shall not be propelled (thrown) downward or tossed or hit upward with the paddle. Failure to drop the ball properly will result in a fault.
If the drop serve is used, the ball may be struck with either a forehand or backhand motion without any other restriction.