The Club has two Lobster Pickleball ball machines for use by its members and by the teaching staff. One is stored at the East Center while the other is stored at the Pickleball Center. (An older Tutor ball machine has been retired.)
To become certified, sign up for one of the monthly training sessions on PickleballPlus under Events. There will be monthly signups on the first Saturday of each month at 3:00 pm, East Center Court 8 and on the second Tuesday at noon on court 17 at the Pickleball Center. Signups will be open 30 days in advance of the training date. Signups will be blocked two days in advance of the training date to allow instructors time to prepare. Once you have taken the class, you will be added to the certified Lobster Group allowing you to reserve either Lobster.
Once you are certified you can reserve either machine. For using the Lobster at East Center, you must first reserve court 8 and then reserve the Lobster for the same date and time. At PBC, court 17 is reserved for ball machine use at certain times of the day and one need only reserve the Lobster there. These reservations are completed at Pickleball Plus after logging on as member then clicking on Courts and then making the reservations. See explanation of Pickleball Plus for more information on the sign-up process.
When you signup to use one of the Lobsters, you will get a confirmation email that contains the lock code you will need to gain access to the storage room where the Lobster is kept.