As a resident of Hawthorne, you are automatically a member of the Hawthorne Shuffleboard Club. As such, you have access to one of the top shuffleboard programs in Florida – both on and off the court.
Our twenty-four courts are considered to be among the best courts in the state, and a favorite place for tournament play. During the year, we host six to eight multi-day State and District-level tournaments, along with eight in-house tournaments. Along with tournaments, we also field a team in the local Visitation League (from mid-November to early April), and are one of the hosts of the Summer Rotational Series.
On the courts, many current and past Hawthorne residents have earned their way into the Northern District, and/or the Florida State Shuffleboard Hall of Fame. Players from Hawthorne continue to compete, and win, at the national level, along with a few who have represented the United States in international competition.
For those that would like to learn the sport, whether to just play for fun or to compete in tournaments, the club offers free introduction to shuffleboard lessons every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Just show up at the courts (the equipment needed is available at no charge), and see our instructor. The only requirement is that you wear closed toed, non-slip shoes.
Once you have taken a lesson, you can choose to hone your skills at one of our two weekly socials. Wednesday mornings we play three (12 frame) games starting at 8:30, and on Saturdays (November to March at 12:30 p.m. and April to October at 8:30 a.m.) you are invited to play Hoss Collar, a fun, easy to play variation of shuffleboard. Both are a good way to learn the game and meet your neighbors.
Regardless of whether you are looking for fun, or a competitive activity, you won’t find a sport that is easier on the body than shuffleboard. So come on down and we’ll help you learn how to play.
Please check the bulletin board for additional information, and/or follow us on Facebook at Hawthorne Shuffleboard Club.