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Whether you've played pickleball before or not, everyone will have the opportunity to sign up for a FREE introductory session. And even if you have played, the rules of the game are still evolving, so a refresher is probably a good idea!

Our "Intro to Pickleball at RECS" group sessions are facilitated by the most reputable and respected instructors in the region.

Additionally, we want to meet you, show you our new space, and find out what questions you have about being a member at RECS.

Pickleball is an ever-evolving sport in many ways, including techniques and strategies, and we're constantly working with our Instructor community to offer clinics that reflect this landscape. Whether you're looking to make a jump to the next level to compete in tournaments or just trying to learn the basics, we've got you covered with a wide range of offerings from the best instructors in the region, and perhaps the country.

See below or click here to view all upcoming clinics in Court Reserve.
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Intro to Pickleball - Free!

This class is for individuals who are beginners or have played a little pickleball and want to improve their skills. We will focus on dinking and volley skills and mechanics, serves and returns. With some time near the end to put these skills into action with play.

Taught by various Professionally Certified Instructors, including Steve Paranto, Tracie DeJager, Joy Leising, Paul Porch, and Lori D'Antoni.

Beginner Skills Series

This series is the perfect next step after our Introduction to Pickleball class. Taught by IPTPA and/or PPR certified teaching pros. The first hour of each lesson will be spent on practicing technique, footwork, strategy and drilling. The second hour will be spent putting all of those skills together while playing!

  1. The Basics: Footwork, Swing Mechanics, Serve and Returns

This lesson will cover the basics: basic footwork, swing mechanics and grip, serve and returns, and scoring and rules. The goal will be FUN and gaining knowledge of the game.

  1. Dinking, Volleys, Transition, Strategy

This lesson will cover several things: how to dink, volleys, transition from baseline to the kitchen, and doubles strategy. The goal will be FUN and gaining knowledge of the game.

  1. Third Shot Drop & Third Shot Drive

This lesson will introduce the "third shot drop" and "third shot drive" which are necessary skills for advancing in pickleball. Resetting and shot selection will be covered if enough time allows. The goal will be FUN and gaining knowledge of the game.

  1. Bringing it All Together

Students in the series have received a lot of instruction and things to remember to do or not do. In short, there's a lot to think about. The final session covers how to incorporate what you're learned into your game in a way that feels natural and instinctive to your style. This is also an opportunity to get some extra work and analysis on any of the skills, techniques, or strategies that you seek or would benefit from.

Click here to see all upcoming clinics.

PRIVATE LESSONS

RECS is now partnering with the BEST local professional pickleball instructors, all certified by the IPTPA and/or PPR, to provide private lessons.

Lessons can be private, lesson for two, or "3 & Me" in which the instructor plays in, and 4 person lessons where the instructor can help with doubles partner strategies.

To book a lesson, login to your Court Reserve account and click on "Book a Lesson" to reveal the calendars of the available Instructors.

Lesson rates are set by the instructors, view them here.

Please note: scheduling and payment for private lessons is done through Court Reserve.

Clinics are lessons are critical to your pickleball journey, but so are playing games! Check out the options for joining play sessions here.