Activity - Newcomer/Alumni

Activity Leader

Randy Schmidt (Newcomer)
Email: randall.d.schmidt@gmail.com

Pickleball is a game created in the 1960s that has become one of the fastest growing sports in the last 5 - 10 years, especially for Baby Boomers. It is a fun racket sport that is less taxing on the body than tennis yet is just as fun and can be a real workout. It is played on a court about half the size of a tennis court with a ball similar to a whiffle ball and paddles about twice the size of a ping-pong paddle. It is easy to learn and you can get very sophisticated in game play. If you played tennis, racket-ball or table tennis or badminton before that really helps. There are even PB Professionals and national championships. Search for lessons or watch matches on YouTube

We have 15 PB players from Newcomers or Alumni group.  Most started playing late last summer after an orientation/training session or two that I was able to provide. We play at the New Bern Recreation Center that has six outside courts and currently one inside court.

We mix with other non-club members who play the game.  There is a Team Reach app you can install on your Apple or Android device to be connected to this broader community in order to learn when others are playing.   We generally play with 4 people to a court, so having others around to join in play is helpful. The Rec Center play is busiest MWF and then Sat and Sun mornings.  There is evening play with lights too.

To Attend:

To be added to the group's email list, sign up at a general meeting or email the group leader.

Pickleball is played at:  
(West New Bern Recreation Center -  1225 Pinetree Road, New Bern)

Pickleball Ladder Update
We completed the second New Bern Newcomers/Alumni Club Pickleball Ladder- often playing with temperatures in the 40’s and sometimes windy.  We had two game days playing three tiers with each tier comprised of five players and four game days of four tiers of four players.    We had a pot luck gathering after the last match. Thanks to all participants and subs for making this happen! 
Final statistics have been tallied up.  Here are the results:

Tier 1 Winner (most points in tier across the 6 games):  Rick Magda

2nd in this tier: Casey Gershon

Tier 2 Winner: Karen Poole

2nd in this tier: a 3-way tie: R Gershon, Chippy, J King

Tier 3 Winner: Kristin Roberts

2nd in this tier: George Story

Tier 4 Winner:  Randy Schmidt

2nd in this tier: Dan Ryan

  1. Highest Average Points per game day: Chip Johnston (40 points) - days played 2
  2. 2nd highest Average Points per game day: Ed White (38) - days played: 2
  3. 3rd highest Avg Pts per game day: Randy Bogle (37.5) - days played: 2
Highest Avg pts per game day for players participating in all 6 days: Randy Schmidt (36.7)
2nd highest Avg pts per game day for players participating in all 6 days: Kristin Roberts  (35.7)
Tier winners will receive Pickleball Tier Champ shirts

For Info on Scheduled Activities

For upcoming events, check the calendar on the Home page. You can click on the calendar event for details.

Also, check the latest newsletter on the Newsletter page.

Welcome from the Newcomers Club of New Bern

The Newcomers Club of New Bern welcomes you to the great state of North Carolina and to the wonderful city of New Bern.

Connect with us

Home page photo credit - Joel Cure

Contact Info

P.O. Box 14140
New Bern, NC 28562



error: Content is protected !!
Scroll to Top