Welcome to the Oakmont, CA Pickleball Club

We’re a fun-loving group who enjoy a lively sport that provides great exercise and a sense of community. We’re fortunate to enjoy six beautiful courts in a magnificent setting at the East Recreation Center. 

Membership in the Oakmont Pickleball Club has many benefits and aims to enhance the Pickleball experience through social, educational, and competitive events. 

Click the ‘Join’ button on this page, and we hope to see you on the courts!


OPC Celebrates Successful 2024 Spring Pickleball Tournament

Some 110 players, volunteers and spectators thronged to the East Rec courts at Oakmont on April 27 for what was hailed as perhaps OPC’s largest and most successful tournament yet.

With moderate temperatures and clear, blue skies, OPC’s pickling warriors delighted fans and each other with intense yet fun competition on Oakmont’s courts.

For a more complete tournament wrap-up, read more >>

Seeking a Fall Tournament Organizer(s)

Spring tournament organizers Larry Burns and John Bruno want to play in our next tournament, so if you’re interested in serving, please contact Tim Smith, board liaison, at timsemailathome@gmail.com Larry and John have promised full mentoring support to their replacement.


Oakmont Moves One Step Closer to Getting More Pickleball Courts

Oakmont moved a step closer in March to OPC’s goal of getting more pickleball courts. 

The action came as the Santa Rosa Planning Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the OVA’s planned use document that would enable the homeowner association to make easier, quicker decisions about allowable uses of land within its boundaries.

For more information about the court expansion campaign, follow this link >>

Paddles waiting overflow at East Rec courts.

OPC Calendar

Club News

OPC Announces Proposed New Court Usage Guidelines

On April 29, members at the OPC Quarterly Membership Meeting approved some new court usage guidelines on a trial basis to gauge their effectiveness. 

The guidelines were offered to increase actual play time on the courts, improve courtesy and reduce conflict.

For details, visit the Court Usage page >>

Pickleball Lessons and Coached Play in Oakmont

Our resident pro, Adam MacKinnon, offers pickleball lessons for groups and individuals on the Oakmont Courts. Lessons may be scheduled generally outside of open play on Wednesdays and Thursdays, while coached foursomes may be scheduled on Weds and Thurs during open play. 

More about Adam and lessons >>

OPC Calendar

Oakmont Open Play

Everyday 9:30 – 11:30 am & 2:00 – 4:00

Member Orientation Times

Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:00 am

May 8 – Game Night

6:00 – 8:00 pm CAC Game Room

May 23 – Saddle Club Dinner 

Wild Oak Saddle Club 5:00 – 8:00 am More Info and Registration >>

Membership

Want to join? Or, ready to renew your membership for 2024?


Pickleball Player Ratings: What they Are, Why Use Them

Every player probably has some idea of how they compare to their general peer group. But our self perceptions are quite subjective. 

Player ratings bring a more objective measure of performance that can be used to group players of similar skill level. 

Ratings can be used for players who want to track their progress and skill development. 

Or, they can be used for categorizing players to achieve more evenly balanced player brackets for everyday court play or tournaments. 

Several methods of player rating include self rating, DUPR or peer rating. DUPR is an acronym for “Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating.”

This free, easy-to-use app is the only global rating system in pickleball that encompasses all of a player’s results. A player rating is required for entry into the upcoming Spring Tournament, and players may choose to use either DUPR or self-rating, or both.

For more about player ratings and how they work, read our page on player ratings.

OPC Calendar

Oakmont Open Play

Everyday 9:30 – 11:30 am & 2:00 – 4:00

Member Orientation Times

Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:00 am

May 8 – Game Night

6:00 – 8:00 pm CAC Game Room

May 23 – Saddle Club Dinner 

Wild Oak Saddle Club 5:00 – 8:00 PM More Info and Registration >>

Membership

Want to join? Or, ready to renew your membership for 2024?

Club News

OPC Announces Proposed New Court Usage Guidelines

On April 29, members at the OPC Quarterly Membership Meeting approved some new court usage guidelines on a trial basis to gauge their effectiveness. 

The guidelines were offered to increase actual play time on the courts, improve courtesy and reduce conflict.

For details, visit the Court Usage page >>

Pickleball Lessons and Coached Play in Oakmont

Our resident pro, Adam MacKinnon, offers pickleball lessons for groups and individuals on the Oakmont Courts. Lessons may be scheduled generally outside of open play on Wednesdays and Thursdays, while coached foursomes may be scheduled on Weds and Thurs during open play. 

More about Adam and lessons >>

Let's Play Pickleball!

A monthly column by OPC member Jim Howard, who is a USA Pickleball official and referee in training.

5 Chess Strategies to Become a Smarter Pickleball Player

 

Fellow Picklers, Chess and Pickleball, similar strategies? You bet! This is a great video on the similarities and how to improve your game. Enjoy! See you on the courts.

Watch it on Youtube >>