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July General Membership Meeting - Cancelled

July & August - Clinics (Newbee & Skills) Cancelled

​Regular scheduled events resume in September
Sept. Newbee Clinic (3 classes) begins Sept. 5
Skills Clinic - Wed. Sept 13 (6:00 - 7:30 pm)

September General Membership Meeting - Sept. 19, 6:00 pm
includes vote on amendments

If you are NOT receiving Smashers emails, see below and report the problem on the Contact page.

Amendments to Bylaws
Members will vote on proposed amendments at the September General Membership Meeting 
In 2016, the Smashers Board of Directors did a general review of the bylaws. A number of amendments were proposed and accepted. These were primarily for clarification. Download the current Bylaws below.
The current Board of Directors is proposing amendments that primarily address the term for elected Directors. Additionally, an amendment defines how an election can be conducted if there are the same number candidates as positions.

Red text = additions, Strike = removed
The document below is the Solivita Smashers Pickleball Club Bylaws as they would be if amendments are approved by 2/3 majority vote of members present at the September 19 General Membership Meeting
Revised Bylaws
Solivita Smashers Pickleball Club Bylaws
Proposed Amendments

Any questions, concerns or suggestions may be addressed to the board at

Are Yellow Shirts LEGAL in competition?

There have been discussions and even "rumors" about rule changes regarding clothing that may be distracting to players...Yellow or Neon colored shirts. 

We addressed this issue with the Rules Director of the USAPA, Christin Barksdale.

The Rules Committee is in the process of reviewing the entire rulebook, but it will be several months before any changes go into effect or published...Last Revised: June 15, 2016, available on USAPA website ( ).

Two different rules that could be applied: 
  • IFP Rule 2.F.1 Color: Clothing may be of any color
  • IFP Rule 2.F.2 Safety/Distraction: A Player may be required to change wet, extremely loose-fitting, or otherwise distracting garments.

With that being said, you may not penalize a player for the color of the shirt, but if there are other issues (ex: it is reflective or falling off the player) the TD may request a change of clothing. 

Why am I NOT getting the Smashers Email?

or How do I continue receiving Smashers Emails?

  • You must be a member in Good Standing (bylaws) and current in your dues (2017).
  • You must provide a current and correct email address.
If your email address changes, notify the Smashers (
The Smashers must have accurately recorded your email address.  Mistakes can be made -verify with the club that a correct email is being used.
  • OPEN your emails from the Smashers. Even if you have no interest in the topic, you can delete the email right away, but by “opening” the email, you are identifying the “Smashers” to your ISP (Internet Service Provider, like gmail, yahoo, aol, etc.) that this “sender” is acceptable.
  • Check your “Spam,” “Junk” or “Promotions” folders.  If you find a Smashers email, move it to your “inbox” and open the email.
If emails go “unopened” over a period of time, to protect their customers from unwanted emails, the ISP will send Smashers emails to other folders (Spam, Junk, etc.) instead of your “INBOX.”  If emails directed  to the “other” folders go unopened or are not “moved” to the INBOX, the ISP will “block” emails from that sender ( Once this occurs, there is little the Smashers can do to change the status.

What can be done  (more…)
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Some club information is confidential and is NOT included on this website until we are able to password protect that access. Therefore, club information of that nature will still be available to members on the community website only. 
This page is intended to provide information specific for members of the Solivita Smashers Pickleball Club. There are additional links to pages for Activities and Instruction specific to our club below. 

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Additional pages will be added over time.

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