Pickleball at the Newburyport Tennis Club

Our four outdoor pickleball-only (no fighting with tennis and basketball lines!) are open from June into October.

In the Summer we can help you learn how to play, improve your game with Drill ‘n Play Clinics, and give you lots of playing time with Open Play by Levels, Contract Time, and special events. Private and group lessons are available from PPR Certified Pickleball Coaches. The Club also has a USPA Certified Level 1 Referee available.

If you have questions or would like more information, email Pickle@NewburyportPIckleball.com.

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Pickleball Programs And Events

o Learn to Play Clinics
o Drill ‘n Play Clinics by Level
o Private court time for your own group
o Contract Time
o Open Play by Level

We also have special events including Pickleball Pro Exhibitions, the Annual Renee Corcoran Pickleball Event, in-house leagues and more.

Pickleball Event Schedules & Registration

The full schedule can be found on the Club’s registration system.


To register: visit RCN.ClubAutomation.com. Login into your account or create a new account. You can then view the Event Calendar, register for events, or book your own private court time.

A summary of the weekly schedule of Drill ‘n Play Clinics by level and Open Play can be found below. Coached Play Clinics, Learn to Play Clinics and special events are added to the RCN.ClubAutomation schedule on an ongoing basis.

If you do not see what you need, please email Pickle@NewburyportPickleball.com and they can help arrange something to meet your needs.

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Outdoor Open Play and Contract Time: $5 per person /per hour

Lessons, clinics and special event rates vary by event. Most coached Clinics are $20 per person. $15 is paid directly to the coaches at the beginning of the event. $5 court fee is charged to your account when you check-in.

Contract Time: If you’d like contract time please email pickle@newburyportpickleball.com with your information and the day of week and time you’d like.


Keep Informed On Pickleball News

The full schedule can be found on the Club’s registration system.

Pickleball updates and special events are announced via facebook, Instagram and email list. We have separate accounts for NTC Pickleball on our social media and email platforms.

Follow us on facebook. Follow us on Instagram @ntc_pickleball. Join our email list to stay up-to-date on schedule of events.

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Pickleball Event Descriptions

Drill ‘n Play Clinics
Drill ‘n Play Clinics are designed to improve your game and focus on skill specific drills led by a PPR Certified Coach. All Clinics end with coached game play at the end of the session.

Open Play by Levels
Open play time by levels allows people to enjoy games with other players at their level. Players can come and go as they please within the time frame. Pre- registration is not required but is highly recommended. People are rotated in as people come off the court.

Round Robins by Level
Round Robin by level is timed, organized play with a specific number of people led by a host. You will play with – and against – different players throughout the scheduled time. Registration and attendance is required as Round Robins require full courts to be run successfully.

Contract Time
Contract time is a specific day and time of the week that a group of people privately contract 1 to 3 courts for a period of time.

Learn to Play Clinics
Learn to Play Clinics are for those people who have never played pickleball or those who are new to the game and want to gain a bit more knowledge, skills and confidence. You will learn everything you need to feel comfortable joining in the Open Play and Round Robins.

Coaching & Lessons
Private and group coaching and lessons are be available from PPR Certified Coaches.

Private Court Booking
Some court time will be available for ad hoc private booking. This is perfect if you have friends of family coming to visit and you’d like to have your own court(s) to play. Also perfect for corporate events, birthday parties and special events.

Deb DiPietro

Director of Pickleball and PPR Certified Pickleball Coach


After being introduced to pickleball 5 years ago, Deb quickly became a pickleball enthusiast. Her background in tennis, pickleball and training gives her a unique approach in teaching the game of pickleball from beginners to advanced players.

Deb oversees the Club’s ever-growing pickleball schedule, teaches people how to play pickleball and coaches in drill clinics, group and private lessons.

You can email deb at Deb@NewburyportPickleball.com.

Steve DiPietro

PPR Certified Pickleball Coach and Referee

Steve is a CPA as well as a Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) certified coach and credentialed USA pickleball referee.

Steve provides private lessons, drill clinics and pickleball coaching at Newburyport Tennis Club and in Florida.