Boston Pickleball

Boston Pickleball

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A Special Shout out.

The party doesn't officially start till Bonnie A brings her design cookies. And she has done it year after year for all occasions. As always the Wakefield annual Holiday Party was enjoyed by all.

We are very fortunate to have the best indoor courts around along with the world's best cookie maker.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Braintree Multisport Complex

Hello Ambassadors and Club coordinators,

Many of you know Thayer Sports Center (TSC) in Braintree is a multisport complex and opened on Nov 1 offering Pickleball on Tues-Fri 8-11a and Friday evening 6-9p, NEW announcement today adding Saturday 8-11a
See email below for details and share with your memberships. 

It is wonderful for our Boston and South Shore area to have more indoor options for play pickleball with the winter upon us.
At this time TSC has 4courts with the space to expand when membership grows and the need is there! 
Address for Thayer Sports Center is 1535 Washington St Braintree (not Thayer Academy’s school campus).
Attractive pricing: $20 monthly unlimited play, or $5/drop-in, bring your own balls.

If you haven’t tried a session at TSC, welcome and join our email for upcoming events! 
Any questions, email Emily or,  Listed on USAPS’s Places2Play
or me, Susan McNamara USAPA Ambassador Braintree

From: Emily Smith
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2019 11:33 AM:: *Added SATURDAY MORNING PICKLE BALL THAYER SPORTS CENTER*

Welcome to the Thayer Sports Center Pickleball Program! My name is Emily Smith and wanted to thank you all for coming and participating in our pickle ball program here at the Thayer Sports Center. I am reaching out to inform you all that we will be hosting pickle ball on Saturday mornings now as well! Pickle ball will be hosted from 8am till 11am Tuesdays through Saturdays and Friday nights 6pm till 9pm. Don't forget if you are interested in signing up for a pickle ball membership at the Thayer Sports Center, its only $20 a month unlimited play and Daily drop ins are $5!. Bring your own balls.   Tell your friends about this awesome event and membership opportunity! 

Hope to see you tomorrow morning! 

Pickle ball schedule: 
Tuesdays - Saturdays 8am - 11am
Friday nights 6pm - 9pm

Monday, October 28, 2019

Wakefield Reopens

The New and Much Improved Courts


Carol, Andrea and Marge

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pickleball Refs Request

Pickleball Referees and Line Judge volunteers are integral to holding successful officiated pickleball events.  The upcoming New England  Slam Series of tournaments at Starland in Hanover Mass in Nov 2019 and February, September & November 2020 are the only USAPA Sanctioned events in New England.  The coordinators of the Slam Series with Joe Santoro who is the USAPA referee Training Coordinator in Atlantic Region are hoping this is a great time to encourage more players to join local volunteers in these roles and build a regional network. 

We want to hear from you if
*you have experience as a volunteer referee
*have attained Referee level 1 level 2 status and/or want to become certified
*if you have experience as a line judge or want to learn  
*if you are interested in learning more about the game of pickleball, the rules, and want contribute to our sport by learning to become a referee and volunteer at area tournaments 

We will have a “Learn to Become a Referee” training program on November 17, (see attached flier).  Space is limited to 24, please RSVP if interested and we will be sending out more detailed information to the participants.  

USAPA/IFP revised the Referee Handbook and Line Judge Guide in spring 2019, both are available on along with additional training tools, sample score cards, and the 18min Referee Quick Start Video. 

Any questions, please contact referee coordinators Kim Mitchell of Lakeville Pickleball
or Susan McNamara USAPA Ambassador Braintree

For more information about the New England Slam Series at Starland Sportsplex in Hanover Mass, go to or contact the Tournament Directors Beverly Bartley, Tracy Kok, Kim Mitchell and Melissa Robin at . Save the dates for all : Super Slam Nov 23-24 2019, Starland Slam February 14-15 2020, Smash and Slam September 12-13 2020,  and Grand Slam November 21-22 2020

**Tracy will send to Lakeville DL,  coordinators of Easton & Ward Park, Ambassadors Yan Burdett and Sue Carnevale
Susan sent to coordinators of Braintree, Abington, & Weymouth Club, and ambassadors Di Dednah, Peter Sullivan, Craig Corcoran, Joe Santoro, Kathy Reidy

Saturday, September 14, 2019

West Peabody

Some of West Peabody's finest. Special thanks to the founders Kevin Stanky, Hank McLaughlin, Rob Kennedy, John Donovan, Chuck and Mario. And the first woman Ethel 

(Photo sent by Sue Courcy)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Lexington adds an additional session on Tuesday evening

From: Peter Coleman <>
Date: September 9, 2019 at 4:42:20 PM EDT
Subject: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Pickleball Add-On Session - Lexington Recreation & Community Programs
Dear Participants,

This is a reminder that our fall Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Pickleball add-on session will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10th.  The program will take place on Tuesday nights, September 10th-December 17th from 8:00-10:00pm at the Diamond Middle School gymnasium.  The gym entrance is located in the back of the school, so the best way to access the gym is by going on Adams Street, turning onto Hathaway Road, and then taking a left onto Sedge Road.  The parking lot will be located on the right once you pass the baseball field.  Equipment will be provided and you should bring a water bottle and a dry pair of sneakers to change into once you’re inside the school.  Participants will need to be mindful to make sure that everyone has a chance to play.  Thank you in advance for your assistance with this.

There are still openings available in this program, so if you know of any friends who might be interested, please pass this information along to them.  People can register in person at the Community Center or online through our online registration system (  The Community Center is open on weekdays from 8am-9pm and on Saturdays from 9am-5pm.

In the event that the program has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will post the information on our website ( at least an hour ahead of time, so please be sure to check our website if the weather is questionable.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and we’ll see you tomorrow night!


Peter Coleman, CPRP, CPSI, CYSA Assistant Director of Recreation
Town of Lexington | Recreation and Community Programs
A: 39 Marrett Road | Lexington, MA 02421
P: (781) 698-4803 | F: (781) 861-2747