Pickleball Information

Pickleball Information

Creekside Racquet Club provides a unique type of play for pickleball players in all levels. Our indoor facility offers play on 4-8 outdoor well-lite courts using the Engage or Dura-40 ball. Our super fun environment welcomes players of all ability levels to come enjoy the sport of pickleball! We offer play, leagues, training and clinics under the leadership of “Coach Russell” Elefterion, Director of Pickleball. He is a Level II IPTPA Professional, IFP Certified Pro, and a US Open medalist and represented the USA at the German Open as a bronze medalist. The Creekside Pickleball Club is located in beautiful Black Mountain, NC only 15 minutes from Asheville, NC.

For more information about CRC Pickleball, please visit creeksidepb.com

Winter 2020 Pickleball Schedule

Monday thru Thursday 9:30am-11:30am Recreational Players & Beginners (Paddles Provided)
11:30am-2:30pm Intermediates/Advanced Players
Fridays 11:00am-3:00 pm Open Play for everyone!
Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm Open Play for all ability Levels
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Nights 5:30-8:30pm Open Play


NEW Fees:

  • ONLY $5 Guest fee or 6 passes for $30 (use at your leisure)
  • Unlimited Plan: $34/monthly membership fee
  • Limited Daily Plan: $25/mth for play on M/W/F & Sat
  • Limited Nightly Plan: $25/mth for play on M/W/Th & Sat
  • Saturday Only Plan: $25 for 3 mths


  • Coach Russell
    IPTPA Certified Pickleball Pro
    coachrusselle@gmail.com   •   (813) 298-2022

Free Clinics

Introduction to Pickleball

  • Every Tuesday 9:00-10:00am
  • Juniors (ages 10-17) Monday / Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm

Pickleball Tournament Schedule



Saturday, October 24th
3.0 & 3.5 Mixed Doubles

Saturday, November 7th
4.0 Mixed Doubles

Saturday, December 12th
4.5 Men’s Doubles

Saturday, December 19th
4.0 Men’s Doubles



Saturday, January 15th
3.5 Women’s Doubles

Saturday, February 13th
3.0 Women’s Doubles

Saturday, February 20th
3.0 Men’s Doubles

Saturday, February 27th
3.5 Men’s Doubles

Saturday, March 6th
Men Singles (3.0-3.5 & 4.0)
Saturday, March 13th
Women Singles (3.0-3.5 & 4.0)
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, March 27th
Saturday, April 10th

Drilling Sessions

  • Tuesdays: $20 per person (includes 4 classes)
  • Thursdays: $20 per person (includes 4 classes)
  • Limit 8 people per class

Please pay in advance. Make checks payable to Coach Russell. To register, please go to creeksidepb.com.


*Sessions subject to change but you will be notified in advance!

Tuesday, October 20th-Thursday, November 12th (8 sessions)
Skills needed for the NVZ
Thursday, December 10th- Tuesday, January 5th (8 sessions)
Skills needed in transition area
Tuesday, February 9th-Thursday, March 4th (8 sessions)
Pickleball Plays & Strategies
Tuesday, March 9th-Thursday, April 9th (8 sessions)
Court positioning & effective doubles
  • First 8 players to sign up in 3.0-3.5 and 4.0+
  • Drills are on Tuesday and Thursdays
  • 3.0-3.5 10:00am-11:30am (4.0 Play)
  • 4.0+ 11:30-1:00pm (3.0-3.5 play)
  • 24 hour advanced cancellation policy….No Refunds after that


Coach Russell

Members: $40/hr

Non Members: $50/hr

AMP (Academy of Mountain Pickleball)

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Pickleball Clinics:

Free Beginner Lessons
Mondays at 9:30am and Monday Nights at 5:30pm

Weekly Clinics
Tuesdays 12pm-2pm ONLY $20pp

Pickleball Ball Machine: $20/hr

Pickleball Ball Machine: $20/hr

For more information about CRC Pickleball, please visit creeksidepb.com