ARC Pickleball

Have you tried pickleball yet??  ARC’s 8 New Pickleball Courts are open!

  • For our ARC Platinum and Gold members, pickleball is included in your membership.  For our Silver members, the cost is $15 to play pickleball.  Whether you have played before or not, we welcome and encourage you to come give it a try!  It is a great sport to play with the entire family.
  • For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, there will be no limit on how many times someone can play pickleball as a non-member.  We want to encourage non-members to come see our courts and find a pickleball community that they love and want to belong to.
  • 8 newly constructed, dedicated pickleball courts at ARC South
  • In order to access the pickleball courts at ARC, a platinum, gold or pickleball membership is required. During the first quarter of 2021, while our courts are still brand new, we do have opportunities for non-members to come try out our courts without committing to a membership right away.  Guest fees do apply.

Private Lessons

ARC’s Pickleball Director is available for private lessons. For any questions about private lessons, please contact Michael at mkinnear@ashevilleracquetclub.com

Ongoing Clinics

  • CLINIC – Pickleball 101– 1 hour class – FREE CLINIC for Members/$15 guest fee nonmembers (no additional cost) – max 16 – a beginner’s introduction to Pickleball!  Here you will be taught the basic rules and flow of a pickleball game as well as the fundamental skills you will need to get started.  Great for new and beginner players learning and developing their game.


  • CLINIC – Beginner Boot Camp– 1 hour class – $15 members/$30 nonmembers – max 8– learn effective technique and develop your skills to build your skills on a strong foundation.  Beginner Boot Camp changes focus every class to a new variety of shots and a different set tactical and technical elements designed for 2.0-3.0 level players.


  • CLINIC – Intermediate Boot Camp– 1 hour class – $15 members/$30 nonmembers – max 8– learn effective technique and develop your skills to build your skills on a strong foundation.  Intermediate Boot Camp changes focus every class to a new variety of shots and a different set tactical and technical elements designed for 3.25-3.75 level players.


Indoor Pickleball Opportunties

  • Thursday night 4.5+ Pickleball Drop is offered at ARC DT from 4 – 8 pm.
  • Spaces are limited.  Only 8 players are permitted for each 2-hour block
  • Cost is $5 for ARC members and $15 for non-members
  • Contact Michael Kinnear at mkinnear@ashevilleracquetclub.com for more information about getting signed up
  • Indoor backup will be provided on Saturdays and Sundays when there is inclement weather prohibits the use of our outdoor courts for our Social Ladder Events.  The indoor back up will be at ARC DT.

Social Ladders

  • ARC hosts multiple fun social ladders throughout the week:
    • Tuesdays 5:30pm-8pm
    • Wednesdays for Beginners (2.0-3.0) 10am-12pm
    • Thursdays Ladies Ladder 4:30pm-7pm
    • Saturday 10am-12:30pm
    • ARC member and pickleball enthusiast, Joel Alnes, will be hosting a fun and friendly FREE Social Ladder on mostSundays from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Players of all levels are welcome
  • Sign-up is required via playtimescheduler.com.  Please reach out to mkinnear@ashevilleracquetclub.com if you have any issues signing up.
  • Sign up for all social ladders will begin on Sundays at 7:00 pm for the following week’s events.
  • Please note:ARC members are permitted to sign up for all weekday Social Ladders and one of the two weekend Social Ladders, but not both weekend Social Ladders unless it is within 24 hours of the start and there are openings.  In other words, at 10am Friday, if there are openings in the other weekend ladder, you can sign up for both.  If you sign up for both prior to this time, YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM ONE OF THE LADDERS ON PLAYTIMESCHEDULER.COM.
  • Social Ladders are FREE for ARC members
  • Please arrive at the start time and be ready to play ASAP.  Players not present at the start of the ladder WILL NOT BE WAITED FOR AND YOUR SPOT MAY BE GIVEN TO BYSTANDERS LOOKING TO PLAY.
  • The format is that you will be assigned to a court with 4 or 5 players total of similar skill level.  Top two point scorers move up, bottom two scorers move down.  We track scores which feed into a club rating system used to seed future ladders.  The ratings from ladders are also the means of moving up from a beginner level to intermediate or advanced which opens the possibility to play in those level drop in sessions throughout the week.

Pickleball membership

ARC is offering a pickleball ONLY membership for $49/month for an individual and $64/month for a family.  You can also upgrade to our Gold membership for $10/month more for an individual and $19/month more for a family.  That would give you access to Pickleball, as well as our fitness facilities (including our group fitness classes) and pools at both ARC locations.

If you are interested in learning more about these membership opportunities, please reach out to our ARC Sales Team:

  • Roger Angel (ARC South): 828-707-7877
  • Mike Greene (ARC DT): 828-335-3137

Interested in learning more about our upcoming Pickleball programming or in taking lessons?

Fall ARC Ladies League Sign up is now open.

  • 5 Teams
  • 4 Lines total 8 players with 2 reserves for each team. Total 10 players per team.

Playtime is Saturday afternoon 2pm. (after the ladder) This start time might be adjusted closer to League start and depending on weather.

Limited to 50 players per League session, ARC Members only are eligible to sign up.

Cost is $20 per person

  • Line 1 3.75 to 4.5
  • Line 2 3.4 to 3.9
  • Line 3 3.2 to 3.6
  • Line 4 lower than 3.2

Director of Pickleball will select 5 willing Captains, if you are willing to serve as a Captain, please email mkinnear@ashevilleracquetclub.com.

Please email ARCladiesleague@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in the Fall 2021 League.

Deadline to sign up is August 15. To ensure you have a good experience in the League with competitive games, the Director of Pickleball will meet with Captains the week of August 22nd to select teams. Players will be drafted onto teams using the existing skill rating format to fill Lines. Players can trade within skill level.

Teams will be announced the week of August 29th. 2 weeks for teams to get to know each other before play starts.

  •  Players can play up but not down.
  •  8 weeks long.
  •  September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.(Halloween)

Things to note: An ARC tournament may cause the League to pause for one week, when this happens we will extend the League by one week.

SAVE THE DATE – Spring session will be April 9, 16, (Easter w/e) 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28.

  • Pickleball is something of a mix between tennis, racquetball, and ping pong. Players use special paddles and a whiffle ball, and games can take place on tennis courts with specific pickleball lines or specific pickleball courts. Nets and court sizes are smaller than their tennis counterparts, and the most common game is doubles, although singles is also an option.
  • Join us Wednesday at either 4:30pm or 5:30pm for a one hour session of Pickleball 101 where we go over the rules, the basic shots, and facilitate your first games!  The clinic is free for pickleball members and gold level and platinum members.  All others including non members will need to pay a $15 guest fee at the front desk prior to participating.
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  • ARC pickleball games are played on our retrofitted hard tennis courts outdoors at the ARC South location.
  • Pickleball is a great family sport and is growing in popularity.
  • ARC will have Pickleball paddles that members will be able to check out at the front desk.
  • Sign up on playtimescheduler.com to see drop in times and ladder signups.  It is required to sign up for ladders via playtime and it is helpful if you sign up for drop ins.  Clinics can only be signed up for at the front desk.
  • All pickleball events will be done outdoors on the hard courts at ARC South. In the event of rain, all pickleball events will be canceled.  Cancellations will be posted in the notes on the listing in playtimescheduler.com.
  • Join us for the Tuesday night Social Ladder from 5:30pm-8pm.  Please use playtimescheduler.com to sign up prior to participating.
  • The Wednesday Social Ladder is now from 10am-12pm and limited to 2.0-3.0 players to be more beginner friendly.  Please check Playtime Scheduler to sign up prior to participating.
  • We now host a Thursday evening Ladies Ladder from 4:30pm-7pm!  Please use playtimescheduler.com to sign up prior to participating.
  • The Saturday Social Ladder now runs from 10:00am to 12:30pm.  Please use playtimescheduler.com to sign up prior to participating.
  • Our Sunday Social Ladder runs 12:30pm-3pm.  Please use playtimescheduler.com to sign up prior to participating.

For all other Pickleball questions, you can contact the Director of Pickleball
Michael Kinnear at mkinnear@ashevilleracquetclub.com