Pickleball 2019-02-06T11:57:56+00:00

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Lob the Leprechaun tournament

March 16-17


About Pickleball

Dive into Pickleball at The Mill Works! Whether you prefer the social aspects of the game, the opportunity to stay active, or the fast-paced thrill of competition, pickleball has something for everyone! This is a fun sport for all ages and skill levels that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The rules are simple and easy to learn. Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net, a paddle, and a plastic ball with holes, and can be played either as doubles or singles.

New to pickleball at Mill Works? We have many drop-in games mornings and afternoons, and evenings. See the drop-in times below.  All levels and abilities are welcome, so come over and play and get acquainted with our program. 

Pick-up  Make new friends, and play in a friendly, low-key environment.

These are scheduled times when there will be other folks on the courts, allowing for round-robin play and a chance to get more involved in Mill Works pickleball.

  • Monday: 9:30 – 11:30 AM and 6:00 – 9:00 PM (excluding MLK Day 1/21/2019)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 – 11:30 AM and 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Check out our pick-up page for more information.
Pick-up pickleball rules

Have your own group?

Courts are often available, but we request that private pickleball groups come in during times NOT specified for pickleball pick-up (see above). If you would like to drop-in and play when the courts are open, call for availability, but please note that drop-in (unreserved) courts are not guaranteed for any specific time period. To pay for and reserve a court, please call 978-692-8222, or email us at info@millworkswestford.com, to check for availability.

Please note…

Pickleball at The Mill Works is primarily a daytime activity. While we do provide some space for pickleball  in the evenings, we only guarantee 3 pickleball courts on any evening posted for pick-up play.

Never played pickleball? We offer a $25 one-hour introductory session for folks who would like to try this great sport for the first time. Email info@millworkswestford.com for details.  

Want a lesson? Small, semi-private group lessons are available with pickleball instructor Paul Lambers.  These lessons are perfect for groups of 2-6 players and result in better pickleball skills.  Get a group together with players of similar playing ability, schedule your lesson and prepare to learn while having fun!  Each lesson lasts approximately 2 hours, $25 each player payable to the front desk. The lessons consist of pickleball strategies, drills, ball machine work, or even having the instructor play games with your group and give you feedback. email us at info@millworkswestford.com  and we can plan a lesson for you.  

Pickleball Only Membership:  See our Memberships page for detail, or email us at info@milworkswestford.com.   

Congratulations to all of the winner of our Pickle Off the Pie tournament December 1-2, 2018.

Instructor Bios

Beverly Russo, a former Special Educator, has a deep passion for pickleball. She has quickly achieved success, represented by medaling in over a dozen tournaments, with highlights of her experience including winning gold in both the Mixed Doubles and the Women’s Doubles in The 2017 NH Masters Games. Beverly is a skilled dinker, consistent ball striker, and loves to attack. She will teach you dinking skills, positioning, and the basic strategies for success!

Paul Lambers has been playing and teaching pickleball for over 10 years. Through the YMCA and the Town of Andover, Paul has introduced and taught hundreds of people the game of pickleball. His lessons are both exciting and informative, and he makes difficult concepts simple to learn and remember. Paul has also played in over 50 tournaments, medaling in and winning many of them. He has played in tournaments across the U.S. and has had the opportunity to play against some of the best players the sport has to offer!