Club Events

Woodbridge Pickleball Club Upcoming Events

Upcoming Club Events

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Socials

Potluck Pre-Superbowl Social

Potluck Pre-Superbowl Social

The WPC Social Committee invites you to join us to get together and socialize on Superbowl Sunday, Feb 12th.   Wear your favorite team shirt or jersey or your favorite Pickleball shirt. Bring some $$ as we will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets (drawing at 4:00pm. You must be present to win).

Please sign up as our room is limited to 140 (guests welcome!!) and make note of what you will bring to share. (see the link below to the Google Sheet signup)

Looking forward for everyone to connect outside of the courts.

Thanks to the Social Committee members for coordinating this event: 

Joyce Riley, Rachelle Fisher, Pam Buchaneaur, & Tina Garrett 

Link to signup – CLICK HERE

or copy and paste it into your web browser:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RG_E5hF2I-HatKFkJsjaUqUqrMKFW10QB5IHzfBmNLk/edit?usp=sharing

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Community Events

Woodbridge Pickleball Club Volunteers at Mary Williams Elementary School Wellness Fair

Woodbridge Pickleball Club Volunteers at Mary Williams Elementary School Wellness Fair

The Woodbridge Pickleball Club had over a dozen volunteers assist with Dumfries’ Mary Williams Elementary School’s Wellness Fair! Volunteers set up the courts and introduced pickleball to kids and adults alike. It was a huge event with a very large turnout!

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Community Events

Woodbridge Pickleball Club at Stonebridge’s Fall Festival

Woodbridge Pickleball Club at Stonebridge’s Fall Festival

WPC Vice President Tom Konicki and Board Member Mike Kline with Woodbridge District Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin

The Woodbridge Pickleball Club was well-represented at Stonebridge’s Fall Festival! From 11am-4:30pm, at least two dozen club members staffed the booth, played demo games, ran mini-intro-to-pickleball lessons, and built excitement around pickleball in Prince William County.

Directly behind the booth, the club set up a temporary court allowing festival-goers to grab a paddle and try dinking or even a full game! It’s amazing how some folks who have never played pickleball can so quickly pick up on the game and play some intense rallies. They’re absolutely hooked so look forward to seeing them on the courts soon!

Thank you to our many volunteers who spent their Saturday promoting the sport of pickleball!

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Club News

Member Feedback Requested for Indoor Play for Winter 2022-2023

Member Feedback Requested for Indoor Play for Winter 2022-2023

Woodbridge Pickleball Club Members,

After our successful 2021/22 Winter play at the Montclair indoor bubble, we are beginning to plan for 2022/23.

A few quick statistics from last Winter:

Began 11/3 and ended 3/13 — averaged 17.29 players per session

Playtime Avg # of Players Popularity
Sat Nights 19.42 Most
Sun Nights 17.81 Good
Wed Mornings 17.35 Good
Fri Mornings 12.38 Not So Great

*Note: We need 20 players (on avg) per session to break even

Other things to note:
– We saw a drastic decrease:
— 26 and 29 Dec (during the holidays) — a mere 7 players showed per session
— In the entire month of March, we only averaged 11.75 players per session across the board

Suggestions from last year:
– Extend to 3-hr sessions instead of 2-hr
– Add another tennis court (i.e. adds 2 more pickle ball courts), but commits the club to paying more regardless of how many players show
– Limit the number of players so people are not waiting too long between games

I ask for your input on:
Proposal 1) End the Winter session at the end of Feb (i.e. last day is Sunday, 26 Feb)
Proposal 2) Extend from 2-hr sessions to 3-hr sessions — would mean a price increase from $6 to $9 per person per session
Proposal 3) Remove Friday from the schedule
Proposal 4) Remove 26 and 29 Dec from the schedule since most people are with their families, traveling, etc.

I am also open to other ideas not mentioned above. Please respond NLT this Friday, 2 Sep.

Many thanks,

Tom Konicki
Vice President
Woodbridge Pickleball Club 

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Community Events

Club Members Teach Prince William County School Gym Teachers About Pickleball

Club Members Teach Prince William County School Gym Teachers About Pickleball

The Woodbridge Pickleball Club was recently invited to participate in the physical education teachers’ staff development day at Gar-Field Senior High School. Over 25 club members volunteered up to 3 hours of their time to run pickleball stations on skills and games such as How to Serve, Dingles, and Four Square.

Each session was one-hour in length and began with a welcome from WPC board member Carroll Williams, Woodbridge USAP ambassador Barbara Tyrrell, WPC board president Nick Katsarelis, and local pickleball pro Jay ‘Gizmo’ Hall.

Several hundred gym teachers learned more about pickleball and how to include pickleball as part of their curriculum. Woodbridge Pickleball Club members are available to assist PWCS teachers when introducing pickleball to their students. Please use the Contact Us form to request assistance.