This is a great introduction to pickleball. Learn scoring, terminology, and rules. The class focuses on basic grips, ground strokes, serves, and returns. Participants play to learn the rhythm of the game and discover how much fun it is. Includes a pickleball and paddle to take home with practice instructions, as well as a $25 credit to use for a Social or Competitive CTPA membership. Also includes assigned court times for practice as well as one free indoor pass during Open Session for Beginners. Register 2 weeks in advance to save $10 off registration fee.
A recommended follow-up to Beginner Class-1 or for anyone able to land 80% of their serves and returns in bounds. Class will review, in detail, the three most important shots in pickleball: serves, returns, and volleys. Participants will examine and practice all three in detail. We will discuss strategic positioning on the courts as well as specific shots like dinking and overhead returns. Non-CTPA members will get a credit of $25 to use for a Social or Competitive CTPA membership. Register 2 weeks in advance to save $10 off registration fee.)
This is an advanced class for those who can land 95% or more of their serves and returns along with having a consistent third shot. Class will focus on the strategies and tactics of doubles pickleball, of playing with different partners, and on correct court positioning for every shot. Pickleball success involves more than consistent serves, returns, and power shots. It also involves communicating effectively with different partners, establishing joint game plans, and conducting practice drills. Pickleball is less about making winning shots than it is about avoiding mistakes. Participants will learn how to measure mistakes and how to avoid making them, as well as the importance of the ‘soft game.’ Non-members will qualify for a $25 credit on a CTPA Social or Competitive Membership current rate. Register 2 weeks in advance to save $10 off registration fee.