Frequently Asked Questions

What is pickleball?

Pickleball is a racquet sport played on a court with paddles and a ball. It combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is played either as doubles or singles. A pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court: 20 feet wide and 44 feet long (it’s about ⅓ the size of a tennis court).

How do I score a point in pickleball?

In pickleball, you can only score points when your team serves. This is why you hear players (or referees in tournaments) call “side-out” like in volleyball. Normally games are played to 11 points, and you must win by two points. Some tournaments are played to a score of 15 or 21. Points are played until one team commits a fault and points only go to the serving team.
The person serving calls out the score, which is three numbers:
  • the serving team’s score
  • the receiving team’s score
  • the serving team’s 1st or 2nd chance to serve
For example, at the start of the game, the score is, “0-0-Start”  because the first team to serve a game only gets 1 chance to serve. When they lose the point, the serve passes to the other team.

Who plays pickleball?

From kids to seniors, people of all ages who want to stay fit and keep their muscles active play pickleball. Those who want to take it up a notch play pickleball competitively.

Can I play pickleball if I'm a beginner?

Absolutely! Pickleball is a sport that welcomes beginners. It’s a great way to have fun, stay active, and meet new people. We offer beginner programs, lessons, and social events tailored to help new players learn the game and improve their skills.

What are the skill levels?

Pickleball has skill level definitions based upon which a player is judged. Level 2.0 skill suggests an amateur player whereas the level 4.5-5.0 is considered advanced or professional. Competitive players aim to improve their level.
  • 2.0 Skill Level
  • 2.5 Skill Level
  • 3.0 Skill level
  • 3.5 Skill level
  • 4.0 Skill Level
  • 4.5 – 5.0 Skill Level

What does the Pickle Juice facility offer?

Our Ventnor Heights location has 5 dedicated indoor courts, a smoothie bar, pro shop, lounge area, and state-of-the-art locker rooms!

How do I book a court?

Our online booking system allows you to check court availability, select a date and time, and make a reservation. Book a court through our website, app, or give our friendly staff a call.

What equipment do I need to play pickleball?

To play pickleball, you’ll need a pickleball paddle and pickleballs. We offer demo paddles for use at our facility, or you can bring your own.

Do I need to bring a partner to play pickleball?

While having a partner is great for doubles play, it’s not necessary to bring one. We can help you find a partner or match you with players of a similar skill level. We also have open play sessions where you can join games with other players.

Do you offer guest passes?

We’d love for you to invite friends and family to experience everything Pickle Juice has to offer. Members are provided with three guest passes per year.

Can I host a pickleball party or event at your facility?

We provide pickleball party packages and event options for birthdays, corporate outings, team building, and more. Whether you’re planning a small gathering or a large event, our team will work with you to create a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Are there any membership options available?

Yes, we offer membership options for frequent players who want to enjoy discounted rates and additional benefits. Our memberships are designed to suit various needs, from individuals to families. You can find more information about our membership plans on our website or by contacting us directly.

Can I take pickleball lessons at Pickle Juice?

We offer pickleball lessons for players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced player aiming to improve your technique, our certified instructors will provide personalized instruction to help you reach your goals.

What should I wear to play pickleball?

Players are encouraged to wear comfortable athletic wear such as shorts, yoga pants, sweatpants, golf skirts, tees, and tank tops. Please wear court shoes, either tennis, squash, or pickleball sneakers (no running or leisure shoes).

Can I purchase gift cards from Pickle Juice?

Gift cards are available to put towards memberships, Pickle Juice merchandise and equipment, and court bookings (including open play, clinics, and lessons).

Can I purchase a membership for a friend or family member?

You may purchase a membership gift card or purchase a full membership for your friend or family member and we will create their member account.

How can I buy merchandise from Pickle Juice?

Apparel, paddles, balls, equipment, and beverages can be purchased at our Pro Shop and Juice Bar. You may also purchase any product through our app and website, and your order will be available for in-store pickup right away!

How late is Pickle Juice open?

Both our pickleball facility and Juice Bar are open daily from 7am to 10pm. Holidays and weekends may vary.
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Ventnor Heights Location

5038 Wellington Avenue – 17,316 square feet – 5 courts.

Just a hop, skip, and a dink from the beach, this prime location at Ventnor Plaza brings players together from Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Atlantic City, and beyond.

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