Whether you've played pickleball before or not, everyone will have the opportunity to sign up for an introductory session for only $20. 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 for Beginners" group sessions are led 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.
Everyone who takes the Intro to Pickleball clinic will automatically be switched to a one month Trial Membership after the clinic! While the fee is waived, the hourly fees to play and booking restrictions are in line with the basic membership level. At the end of your trial, you will have the option to choose a membership option or revert back to Visitor status.
Learning Path via 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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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.
Skill level: Beginner to Recreational (2.25 - 3.0)
These are unique play sessions, in which an Instructor (or individual in the process of being certified) will be present to help organize the play format, as well as provide feedback, answer questions, and generally assist in guiding the play and players. There will even be times that the Instructor pauses the action in between points to talk through something that just happened, whether something technique related, positioning, or decision-related. Whatever the reason, the idea is that there are multiple learning opportunities throughout the play session.
It is highly recommended that real beginners take the clinic first.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.