Alley Academy Pickleball Club

Alley Academy Pickleball Club


Respect your community!! Stay home!!!
STAY HOME FOLKS. Respect your community
You have a responsibility to this community! PLEASE STAY HOME!!!
Your Grand Rapids Pickleball Friends would love to have the Alley players consider signing up for the 3rd Annual Grandville Pickleball Addicts Indoor Tourney at Grandville HS on Nov. 9-10. All ages and skill levels welcome to participate in mens and womens doubles, as well as mixed douibles.

This event is a fundraiser, with all of the proceeds going to the Grandville Wrestling Club. Signup at

Hope to see you!
Join the fun on July 19th and 20th at the National Baby Food Festival Pickleball Tournament. We are still accepting applications! Apply and pay online at
Tournament coming up in Rochester Hills, MI July 27th and 28th! This event is just over a month away! Men's, Women's, and Mixed doubles. 3.0-5.0 divisions by ages 19+, 50+, and 65+. Over $2000 in prize money for the 5.0 divisions!!! Get registered before the July 19th deadline!
The Michigan Senior Olympics is a non-profit organization looking for athletes 50+ years of age to compete in our Pickleball tournament from August 10-12. We are hopeful that you are interested and will share this flyer to let others around Michigan hear about this fun and competitive event!
only 4 of us for tonight? Anyone?? Bueller???
Prior to taking up pickleball last fall, I played tennis for 46 years. I finally decided to take a private lesson from Scott this morning and I will tell you it was the best racquet sport lesson I have taken in all that time. Scott taught and pointed out a great deal of information to this novice. So I need to shift head knowledge to action and that will take time and practice. But having said that I would highly recommend a private lesson if you want to learn more in a concentrated amount of time than always watching videos. Thanks Scott!
Anyone playing at the Alley this Wednesday (Jan 23) during the 8:30-11:30am time slot?
Open play schedule for this week?

Dedicated Indoor Pickleball Club

[03/23/20]   Alley Academy Pickleball Club Richland, Michigan

Suspension of Operations at the Alley

After consulting with friends, family, members and loyal patrons of the Alley I have decided to immediately suspend activity at the Alley due to the escalating concerns we face as a nation in regards to the Covid-19 virus. I want to thank each of you that reached out to me in a professional manner and with great compassion for the difficulty that small businesses like the Alley face today. It has never been my intention to put any of our players at risk as the Alley is a small venue not conducive to large gatherings. I look forward with great anticipation to that day when this virus has been solved and the doors of the Alley re-open with my vision of great play, great friendships and an institute for learning pickleball. In the meantime, be safe and take this time to do whatever small measures that become available to help a neighbor or business in your community. Thank you for your patronage.
Will be back stronger than EVER!!

[03/17/20]   From our members.
Just home from the Alley. Their were 8 of us and we had a blast. Felt perfect safe. Deb Cleaned balls with hand sanitizer and I cleaned balls and surfaces with Clorox spray. Everyone commented on how much fun we had. Just wanted you to know how much the Alley means to us.


Great advanced clinic this past week here at the Alley Academy Pickleball Club
Thanks for all who attended!
Look for upcoming events 03/04/2020

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Great group tonight for the 3.5+ competitive play.
Just trying to get a photo is tough when all they want to do is talk and play Pickleball.
Alley Academy Pickleball Club is where you want to be to improve you game.
This is a weekly Monday evening event.
Looking to join the group text Scott 269-615-8616.


Look who’s back “Gator”. Can’t have a Academy Pickleball Club without the master himself.
Gator will be offering Beginning and intermediate classes starting in March here at the Alley Academy Pickleball Club
Gator was a huge impact with my game and has taught hundreds the game and he knows the Alley Way To Play.
Watch for post on dates and times.


Great first night of Alley Academy’s women’s 3.5 + competitive play.

Had multiple players thank us for organizing this event and all looking forward to Monday’s and other events.
Alley Academy Pickleball Club is your place to improve skills, have fun and play on the best courts in the state.


Ladies night out.
The Alley Academy just added Monday evening 6-8:30pm ladies only play for 3.5 and up. $10 for 2.5 hours on great courts! Please consider joining us
Reach out to me if you need help signing up. Scott 269-615-8617.


Alley Academy West Pickleball Club

What a great start building the next wave of players to become Alley Academy Pickleball Club members.
This group picked it up quickly and will be hitting the courts very soon with confidence knowing the Alley Way To Play.


What a weekend here at the Alley Academy Pickleball Club
Saturday hosting 8 very tough and competitive teams in the 4.0 to 4.9 skill level round robin tourney.
Followed by Sundays 3.5 Skill level Alley Academy Way To Play Clinic.

Thank you all who attend, so many great moments and new friendships made!


Wow what a day of competition!
Great teams from all over Michigan made the trip to Alley Academy West in South Haven Mi
9 teams and 8 games to 15 by every team pretty sure they all had a work out 💪🏼.
Great lunch and always nice meeting new players.


WOW! One Year in the books.
Being the first to open a dedicated facility to pickleball definitely has been a learning experience.
So after trial and error, Alley Academy Pickleball Club will be releasing a new membership program.
The other focus will be on teaching, lessons, clinics and skill level tourneys to improve all skill levels.
Looking to join or for more information
please email, [email protected]

Early bird new members will have the $50 enrollment fee waived for the remainder of February.


The Alley Academy Pickleball Brawl. East vs West. With the East taking the title 18 to 6 thanks who all played today great times with great friends @ South Haven, Michigan


Wow, what a great afternoon of Pickleball @ Alley Academy Pickleball Club
Having 8 teams from around Michigan competing in our round robin event.
So many great matches, but what I noticed even more were the friendships that formed.
This was Skill levels 3.25-3.75.
Congrats to all.


The Alley Academy West in South Haven will be hosting a new format tourney Sunday at 12:00pm featuring 6 guys and 6 women team challenge
Alley East VS Alley West Pickleball Brawl
Captains have put the teams together now its time to compete
So come on out check out the New facilities and some great pickleball from some of the areas top players.

The address is 5264 County rd, 687 South Haven Mi 49090


Another Alley Academy Pickleball Club 101 beginners class in the books.
Keep a eye on these guys in the near future.
They are on the Alley Way To Play Path.
Thanks to all of you for attending
Will be seeing you on the courts again very soon I’m sure.
Special thanks to Alley teaching Pro Tom Hamilton for your assistance.


Let’s get the juniors playing. This great sport.
Interested contact Scott 269-615-8617.

First night is in the books!
South Shore Health & Racquet Club


Gold Baby!!! The Academy Pickleball Club congratulations our dynamic duo. Stacey Ann McKay and Donnie winning 4.0 mixed and qualifying for the nationals. Hard work pays off.
“The Alley Way To Play “ 
Have to say the Gearbox paddle looks great also😊.


*** Please notice we have opened up our Round Robin Tourney to the 3.5 teams also!!
The First Tourney at the Alley West Location In South Haven
Saturday Afternoon Feb 1st Round Robin Tourney 3.0 to 3.4 Skill Level Women's doubles Alley West South Haven 8 Teams 7 games guaranteed
To register, please email Scott @ [email protected] or Text 269-615-8617 with your full name and partner name along with your city thanks!!!
ONLY $25pp Again with 8 teams you will play 7 games to 15 so a ton of competitive play for the money.


The World Pickleball Championships in Punta Gorda Florida.
Bob Graver and I taking Bronze in the men’s 50+ senior pro division.
To hit the medal stand was huge for us as the competition was fierce and competitive. We had both the gold and silver winners right there for the taking just coming up little short.
2020 is going to be the year for the Alley Pickleball Club!!
Back to work and The Alley Way To Play.
Thanks to all the support we had the biggest cheering section for sure so many people from Michigan
watching us.
Also thank you all who maintained the Alley while we were gone.
Lisa Wiegner Crandell Gail McCracken Hurn Steve, Dean and Ryan just to name a few. 


Ok last chance to play and meet the pros and check out the New courts and retreat in South Haven Mi
Going food shopping so need to make sure we have enough food/Drinks
Have a couple spots left Please let me know if you’re interested by texting Scott 269-615-8617. Thx.

PRICING FOR MEET AND GREET this Friday evening . $30 pp

As many have heard, Alley West South Haven is hosting one of the top professional pickleball players in the country, Joey Farias next weekend - December 13, 14 & 15.

We are going to have a meet and greet Friday evening 5-9. This includes open play and coaching as Joey and I will be playing along with you. We may even be accepting challenge matches so you can take on the pros!

An added bonus - Latitude 42 the restaurant partner for the new retreat/event center will be donating some of the new brews for the upcoming holidays and samples of the spirits from their distillery for tastings. 😊
We will also have hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill along with some sides.
Spots will be limited.
The cost is only $30pp. If you are attending the Saturday clinics and want to attend both cost is $20pp.

Thx so much for your support.

Please confirm you want to attend by personally sending me Scott a text 269-615-8617

[11/13/19]   Check out all that is going on at the Alley Pickleball Academy, and more events adding all the time. Please share and hope to see all on the courts!!


So happy and excited for Deb and Chuck!
Hard work paying off to take gold in the first tourney they played in.


Sundays Alley Academy Pickleball Club women’s 2.5-3.0 round robin tourney was a huge success.
Great competitive play and fun by all.
Thanks again to all you that attended!


Something is going down🤔
Is it Water skiing, zip lining, water slides, miniature golf on a made made mountain, live music, glamping, Pickleball (outdoor & indoor) can say Pickleball retreat 😊event center, weddings, all the above and so much more. This place is going to be a one of a kind retreat!
Right off the Kal-haven trail🤔
Can you say mountain biking,
Ice skating, snowboarding, snowmobile, cross country skiing ⛷ over 140 acres of family fun
About a I can say at this point, but the goal is to have the indoor Pickleball going by December
Stay tuned for more details!!


What a great evening of Pickleball here at the Alley
The Ladies Stray Cats night was huge hit. Thx to Sheila McNichols Jeske for setting things up.
Shows us all why this game is the best ever. Friendships and the people we meet.


Private Junior classes
Contact us for more details


Hi. Have a few kids wanting a junior class tomorrow morning. Quote of few others our on vacation
Please let me know should who like to have class we need At least 6. Thx and please spread the word.


Junior Pickleball Class July 29th Monday Morning 9:00 - 11:00 Ages 8 -14 $15 per student, $25 for a family of 2, and $35 for a family of 3. Spread the word the kids who have joined so far have loved it.
Let's get them off the phones away from the PlayStation for a couple hours and learning the fastest growing sport in the country.
to register you must text Scott 269-615-8617 Thanks!


So proud! Your guys hard work and willing to practice is paying off.
Keep it up.
“Ethel and I got gold at Canadian Lakes tournament. We used the position technique, not perfectly because it is a not completely muscle memory, but we got the winning point using it. Thanks for all your valuable help.”
The Alley Way To Play


Hi everyone tonight at the Alley skill level 3.0 3.5 open play we have 5 already signed up let's see if we can fill the Courts $10 for 3 hours of play 6 to 9 o'clock.
Feel free to bring a friend but please make sure they are that skill level thank you
Please use the court reserve app or if you need me I can sign you up limited to the first 14 players thank you


Beer City Open week with
The Alley Academy Pickleball Club
Had the pleasure of hosting pro and great friend Joey Farias Pickleball
Starting with clinics at the great club DSPC in Saugatuck, and here at The Alley Pickleball Club
Spreading “The Alley Way To Play”


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Alley Academy Pickleball Club
Friday night firework Pickleball open play. Only $8.00 pp from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Spread the word.
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Something is going down🤔 Is it Water skiing, zip lining, water slides, miniature golf on a made made mountain, live musi...
What a great evening of Pickleball here at the AlleyThe Ladies Stray Cats night was huge hit. Thx to Sheila McNichols Je...
Alley Academy Pickleball Club The first Junior program this am. Future of Pickleball right here.
The Tuesday morning 3.0-3.5 skill level lesson and competitive play was a huge success!  This group is taking the extra ...
Friday evening open social play. Great group!!
Quick video of the Alley Academy lessons.Working on the transition from they baseline to the kitchen. Just one of the gr...
Here we go. Let the play begin
Looking for something to do this fine sunny day stop out at the Alley Pickleball Club, and check out some of the best pb...
Let the games begin.
The Alley Pickleball Club Open Play
Check out the open play schedule at The Alley Pickleball Club.As we spread the word and grow, we might have 2, 4, 12,14,...



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