Classes + Training

We offer beginner classes for those who are new to Pickleball as well as training at every level of Pickleball. 

Classes and training are limited so everyone can get the individual attention they need.

All classes are available by sign-up only and attendees are requested to arrive 10-15 minutes early.  

 

Classes for Beginners

These classes will be scheduled on various days/times.  Most classes are 90 minutes and the cost is $12.50.  The Beginner/Intro to Pickleball Class is either taught in one, 2 1/2 hour session where the cost $20 for the session or two 90 minute sessions which remains $12.50 per session.  

Beginner/Intro to Pickleball

Is an introductory class for new Pickleball players.  Safety, equipment, scoring, rules, serve and return, point play and game play are some of the topics included.  

Beginner Practice/Play

IS a follow-on class to Beginner Pickleball.  It is a closely supervised game play session geared to make new players comfortable enough to be able to go out and play on their own.  The supervision is mostly question/support oriented, although some basic concepts and strategy are introduced.

Serve/Forehand Strokes

IS a technique oriented training session with a goal of improving the fundamentals of all forehand Pickleball strokes.  Foot preparation, strike-zone, point of contact, back-swing, follow-thru and body involvement are some of the important factors discussed.  Ball machine and manual feeding are both used to maximize individual instruction with repetitive stroke opportunities.

Backhand Strokes

IS a technique oriented training session with a goal of improving the fundamentals of all backhand Pickleball strokes.  Foot preparation, strike-zone, point of contact, back-swing, follow-thru and body involvement are some of the important factors discussed.  Ball machine and manual feeding are both used to maximize individual instruction with repetitive stroke opportunities.


Better Pickleball

Better Pickleball is an eight session series of classes designed to quickly build your Pickleball IQ and elevate your Pickleball game.  The initial class introduces three significant Pickleball concepts and then continually applies these concepts to the typical game situation topics covered in each of the classes.  All classes include a topic of the day, drills to emphasize the importance of the topic and learn related skills, point play to practice the topic/skills and game play to help roll the topic/skills into your actual game play.  Although developed as a series, each individual Better Pickleball session can be taken as a stand-alone class.

These classes are currently offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10 AM with the cost of $15 per session.

Better Pickleball 1

The first class of the series introduces the three Better Pickleball concepts.  These concepts and then applied to the Return of Serve to demonstrate the impact Better Pickleball concepts will have on your game play.

Better Pickleball 2

The topic for the second class of the day is Court Positioning.  The session emphasizes the importance your positioning, your partner's positioning and where you hit the ball hall have on winning the point.

Better Pickleball 3

The topic of the day is The Safe Shot.  Way more Pickleball point are lost than won, so when the opponents give you the option of a safe shot along with better court positioning, always take it.  The challenge is to recognize when the opponents have giving you a safe shot option and to then make the right shot selection.

Better Pickleball 4

The topic of the day is 3rd Shot Drop.  The return team has the advantage at the beginning of every Pickleball point.  3rd Shot Drop is the most important weapon available to the serving team to neutralize that advantage.  You need to perfect a 3rd Shot Drop to play Better Pickleball.

Better Pickleball 5

The topic of the day is Blocking.  Most every Pickleball point includes one, or more, blocking shots.  What is your ready position?  How do you block?  Do you take off pace or add pace to your block?  Keys points to blocking are preparation, technique and reaction.  

Better Pickleball 6

The topic of the day is Dinking.  Dinking is harder than it looks.  Partly the objective is to be safe, but partly the objective is to be aggressive.  Put pressure on with your Dinks, create opponent errors (usually just a shot not well placed) and then pounce on the mistake and win the point.  

Better Pickleball 7

The topic of the day is the Lob and Lob Defense.  Lobbing is not easy and it can be very dangerous.  Yet, on the other hand, Lob Defense can be difficult or controlled.  The better you can control and disguise your lobs and the more you know your opponents strengths and weaknesses allows your lob to often be more successful.

Better Pickleball 8

The topic of the day is the Serve.  In this final Better Pickleball class we review and emphasize all of the main points of Better Pickleball.  Winning Pickleball requires an interesting combination of skill, technique, discipline and Pickleball IQ.  Better Pickleball culminates in your winning Pickleball.


Work-Play Pickleball Classes

Our skill level Work-Play classes all follow the same general format.  There is always a topic of the day.  The first half of the class is work (mostly drills) pertinent to daily topic.  The second half of the class is short game play, rotating partners, to provide many opportunities to carry your work into game play.  If, for example, the topic of the day is 3rd Shot Drop, then after drilling for half the class on 3rd shot drop the game play portion will emphasize use of 3rd Shot Drop.  The class goal is always to work on one skill and then use it frequently during the game play.

The topic of the day is selected each week from our list of skills based on the judgment of the lead instructor.  The game play portion of one class usually dictates the topic for the next class.  Over an extended period of time fifteen or more different topics will be featured in one or more sessions. 

These classes are currently offered on Fridays at 10 AM and the cost is $15 per session.

 

Drill Days

Our Drill Days usually include three different drill stations each providing many repetitive opportunities to practice a specific shot or multiple shot strategy.  The emphasis on Drill Days is not instruction, but rather drills and repetition.  The immediate goal of each drill is to improve a shot or skill thru repetition; while the long range goal is to make you familiar with a series of drills you can use on your own to practice or just to warm-up.

Skills Ratings Clinics

The goal of our Skill Rating Clinics is to identify, teach, practice, and perfect the Pickleball skills associated with a specific Pickleball skill rating.  The final class in each clinic is an actual Skill Ranking Test.  Success on the test provides an IPTPA certification of your Pickleball Skill Level.