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October 11, 2019


Pickleball Friends:

If you have not heard the news already, Pickleball World @ Heisley has opened in Mentor (, and activities will begin this coming Monday, October 14th!  While many activities are already full, it's not too late to get in on the action!!!

Note that you DO NOT have to be a Mentor Heisley Racquet and Fitness Club (MHRFC) to participate in any Pickleball World activities, but there is a discount if you are a member.


Tuesday and Friday mornings, 9:00 am-12:00 noon and Wednesday afternoons, 3:00-6:00 pm (beginning Oct 15)
Open to all level players - you will rotate in and out of games during the session.
Cost:  $10 per day ($8 for MHRFC members)

Monday mornings, 9-11 am (beginning Oct 14) or Saturday evenings, 7-9 pm (beginning Oct 19)
5 week class geared for people just learning to play.  Includes both instruction and game play.
Cost:  $100 for 5-week class ($80 for MHRFC members)

Monday afternoons, 12-3 pm (beginning Oct 14) or Wednesday afternoons, 12-3 pm (beginning Oct 16)
10 week league for people who want to play with other people at a "beginner's" level.  You should understand rules and scoring. 
Cost:  $100 for 10-week league ($80 for MHRFC members)

GET YOUR OWN GROUP AND COURT TIME (10 week commitment):
We have several remaining times where there is at least one court available.  If you would like to get your own group and reserve a court at one of the below times for the next 10 weeks, contact Brian Murphy at 440-221-7487.
- Wednesday nights, 6:00-9:00 pm (beginning Oct 16)
- Friday afternoons, 12:00-3:00 pm (beginning Oct 18)
- Saturday mornings, 8:00-11:00 am (beginning Oct 19)

To reserve a spot or if any questions, best to contact Brian Murphy at 440-221-7487.



Pickleball Friends:

This newsletter contains information about upcoming Spring/Summer Pickleball activities at Mentor Civic Center Park in Mentor, OH. We would suggest you read and save this e-mail for future reference.





4. LEAGUES – subs needed




- Mentor Civic Center Park has 15 outdoor courts which are available for public play from sunrise until approximately 11:00 pm when the lights go off.

- Courts are available to residents and non-residents at no charge.

- Courts 1-6 are reserved for classes, leagues, and/or lessons from 6-8 pm each night (currently, they are scheduled to be used Monday through Thursday nights, but will be available Fri, Sat, and Sun nights).

- There are currently no regular organized open play times, meaning while we encourage mixing in with other similar level players, there is no requirement to do so. So this means you should plan to organize a group of 4 or more (for doubles) when you come up to play.


For all classes, to sign up or if any questions, contact Brian Murphy at 440-221-7487 or


Mondays 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Dates – May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10

Cost - $50

Max of 12 per class

* Come learn the fastest growing sport in America



Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Dates – May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6

Cost - $50

Max of 12 per class

* Come learn the fastest growing sport in America



(This class is intended for players who have played a year).

Thursdays 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Dates – May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6

Cost - $50

Max of 12 per class

* Come learn shots (serve, return, drop shot, dinks, lobs, etc.) and strategy to take your game to the next level.


For all classes, to sign up or if any questions, contact Brian Murphy at 440-221-7487 or



For lessons, contact Brian Murphy at 440-221-7487 or

Lessons are available for beginner to advanced players - cost is $40 per hour for the entire group (up to 4 players).


4. LEAGUES - subs needed

We currently have two weekly leagues and are looking for subs for each. The leagues are Tuesday Night (Intermediate/Advanced) and Wednesday Night (Intermediate). Leagues run each night from 6:30-8:00 pm.

There is no cost to be a sub. Also, subs will be given first priority as openings in the leagues arise.

If interested, please send your name and cell phone number to Ken Werner When we need subs, we will text around noon on the day of the league.



Our monthly Shootout Tournamentsutilize a round robin format so you will get to play a lot of Pickleball in a relatively short time. For example, in a division with 8 teams, you will play each of the other teams once in a game to 15. A normal Shootout lasts about 3 hours.

We take team reservations via e-mail to You must include you and your partner's name and e-mail addresses, as well as desired division. If there are any questions about division placement, let us know. First come, first served, and if division is full, we will put teams on a wait list.

April Shootout- Sun, 4/28, 12:30 pm, Mentor Heisley Racquet Club (indoors), Mixed Doubles teams only

- Currently FULL in all divisions


May Shootout- Sat, 5/18, 11:00 am, Mentor Civic Center Park (outdoors) , All Type Teams accepted


  • 4.5+ division – 3 openings

  • 4.0 division – 2 openings

  • 3.5A division – currently FULL

  • 3.5B division – 2 openings

  • 3.0 division – 5 openings


July Shootout(Mixed Doubles) - Saturday, July 6, 11:00 am - reservations open May 1


August Shootout(All type teams) - Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am - reservations open June 10


September Shootout(Mixed Doubles) - Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am - reservations open July 7


October Shootout(All type teams) - Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am - reservations open August 11


Benjamin F. Edwards Pickleball Tournament
June 8-9, 2019, Mentor Civic Center Park (outdoors)

Registration is now open for our largest tournament of the year! Now in our 7th year, this tournament has grown every year and draws players from all over the country. This will be a USAPA sanctioned Tier 3 Level tournament. You must be a USAPA member to participate. (You can sign up for USAPA membership during the registration process).

Men's and Women's Doubles events will be held on Sat, June 8.

Mixed Doubles event will be held on Sun, June 9.

Divisions are 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 in each event.

Click on link for further information and to register:

Benjamin F. Edwards Tournament Home Page


Always best to e-mail us If you need to speak with someone directly, leave a phone number and we will call you back.

Thank you.

Brian Murphy, Mike Murphy, Ken Werner
Mentor Pickleball

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