Pickleball


Pickleball General Info

Drop-in Play
Starland has 24 indoor courts in a climate controlled facility with full locker rooms, Fuel Espresso & Bagel Co. and The Draft on 53, a sports bar and grill. Players encouraged to register for drop-in with Player Line up. Bring your own balls!

Monday – Friday  |  $6 per player

  • 9 am – noon 
  • 1 pm – 3 pm  – bring your friends for afternoon drop-in for guaranteed games!

Monday Evening | $9 per player

  • 7 pm – 9 pm – ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PLAYERS ONLY

Join Player Line up to follow the schedule for weekend and evening drop in pop-up play

Court Rentals
Available Monday- Friday 12p- 3:30p  |  $25/hr per pickle court or $75 for 3 (one basketball court)
Other times may be available – email info@starlandsports.com to book!

Pop-up Pickleball: One thing we know about the Pickleball community is that you love to play this game. So when we have available court time, we want to offer it to you.

Join Starland Sports Pickleball on Player Line Up to get the most up to date schedule for pop-up play on weekends and evenings. If you are a new to Player Line Up, you need to make an account first > Player Line up

Thursday AM LeagueUnderway

Who: 3.0 to 4.5+ level of play

When: 9AM – 11:30AM

Dates: Jan 16 – Mar 12 (by Feb 20)

Friday PM League

Ladder format limited to 40 players. Round Robin with 6 games per week. Initial court assignments function of self rating, previous league ranking (if applicable) and date of registration. Register early for best seeding.

Who: 3.0 to 4.5+ level of play

When: 6:30pm-9pm

Dates: Feb 21-Apr 10

Cost: $85

League Admins: Jim Ahart – jms_ahart@yahoo.com and Jos Wanschers – jwanschers@yahoo.com

Register

Beginners Open Play Meet-Up

Open to all beginner players that have some knowledge of scoring and court positioning, and want to learn more about the open play concept. Please sign up in advance. Must have 6 players to run the Open Play.

When: Wednesday, 9:30-10:30AM

Dates: 2/12

Cost: $6 (open court fee)

Coach: Tabitha

Pickleball 101

Fast track clinic for new players. By the end of the hour you’ll be playing a game!

When: Mondays & Fridays,  9:30-10:30AM

Dates: 1/27, 2/10 or 2/24 (Mondays)  |  1/24, 2/7 (Fridays)

Cost: Limit 4, $32 (includes court fee)

Coach: Tabitha

Pickleball 102

For the newer player who would like to work on consistency, court positioning & doubles strategy.

When: Mondays & Fridays,  10:30-11:30AM

Dates:  1/27, 2/10, 2/24 (Mondays)  |  1/24, 2/7 (Fridays)

Cost: Limit 4, $32  (includes court fee)

Coach: Tabitha

Drills & Play Clinics

1 hour guided drills with 30 minutes coached play for advanced & intermediate players. Work on key skills along with ball placement, court positioning & strategies.

Dates & Times

  • 3.0 Intermediate – Mondays & Fridays, 1-2:30PM  |  Mon: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, Fri: 1/24, 2/7
  • Advanced Beginner – Mondays & Fridays, 11:30AM-1PM  | Mon: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, Fri: 1/24, 2/7
  • 3.5 Advanced – Wednesdays, 9:30-11AM  |  1/29, 2/5, 2/26

Cost: Limit 4, $42 (includes court fee)

Coach: Tabitha

Doubles Strategy Drills & Coached Play

Grab a group of four players of around the same level to sign up. Great for all levels (tournament prep & rec play)! 30-45 minutes of drills geared towards doubles strategy and finish with coached play (1.5 hours total). We will stop between points & talk about strategy, movement & ball placement.

Dates: Contact Tabitha to book. Please sign up with a group of four.

Cost: Group of 4, $42/person (includes court fee)

Coach: Tabitha

To register for the above clinics, contact Tabitha at TabithaPickleball@gmail.com

Save the dates for our New England Slam Series… the only sanctioned tournament series in New England!
Starland Slam:  February 15-16, 2020
Grand Slam:  November 21-22, 2020

Pickleball with Coach Tabitha

PPR Pro certified and member of Pickleball Coaching International. Coach Tabitha offers private, semi-private, group lessons and tournament prep coaching.

Contact to book: tabithapickleball@gmail.com

Pickleball with Coach Di

PPR Pro Certified Professional, IPTPA Certified Instructor, USAPA Ambassador. Coach Di Dednah offers customized lessons, small group clinics, coached play and tournament preparation sessions as well as skill level assessments. All levels welcome.

Contact to book: ddednah@hotmail.com or 617-835-5206

Di Dednah

Coach Di is a USAPA Ambassador and IPTPA Certified Instructor. She has been teaching and coaching Pickleball for 2 years offering lessons, clinics and coached play. She is passionate about the game and is a tournament rated 4.0 competitive player having won medals in regional, state  and local events in women’s doubles mixed doubles and singles. Di enjoys introducing the game to new players as well as coaching players intent on tournament play. Several of her students have advanced to win gold medals. She believes in teaching “soft game” that focuses on “patience over impulse and placement over power”. Di was a professor of physical therapy for 25 years, teaches & coaches at the Pickleball Academy of SW Florida, and believes the transition to teaching Pickleball was a natural path.

“Di has taught me fundamentals, positioning and advanced strategies for both singles and doubles play. My game has rapidly progressed and her instruction is invaluable.”  Dave C. of Quincy
“Di uses her lifelong teaching skills to help both new and experienced players learn the game, improve skills, advance strategies, and prepare for competition.” -Susan M. of Braintree

“The clinics I took with Di did wonders for my game. She has a wonderful demeanor, is extremely patient, and has a great sense of humor.” -Fran D. of Plymouth 

“Di has an exceptional teaching style and extensive knowledge of the game. She understands how each student learns and connects with them individually. She’s talented and fun.” -Heidi P. of Quincy

Tabitha Johnson

PPR Pro certified and member of Pickleball Coaching International, Tabitha is a fun and engaging pickleball coach. She played tennis for most her life as a tournament player, college athlete and coach.  After a hiatus from the court due to injuries, she was introduced to pickleball last year and quickly fell in love with it. Tabitha is a 4.5 tournament player, has medalled at many local and regional tournaments and competed in the US Open in 2019.

Tabitha taught tennis for many years, so bringing those skills to the pickleball court was a natural move for her.  She offers private, semi-private, group lessons and specialized coaching sessions and encourages players to play their best game.  Whether you want to learn the basics, new skills, focus on strategy or prepare for a tournament, Tabitha is your coach.

“Tabitha is an excellent instructor!  I played for 2 years before ever having a lesson – so glad to have encountered Tabitha. She demonstrates and engages learners in a variety of skills and techniques.
Tabitha is patient, upbeat and thorough. I am motivated by her to improve my game while continuing to have fun.”  -Nicole JK

Definitely participate in a clinic with Tabitha!  She’s great. She provides interactive instruction in a variety of skills. The follow-up is then personal feedback given to each pupil. Great instructor!  We love her.”  -Jodi N

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