Pickleball 

About Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net, a paddle and a plastic ball. For rules and more information, https://usapickleball.org/what-is-pickleball/ifp-official-rules/ 

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Adult Beginner Pickleball Clinics 

Clinics are available for members and non-members. Bring your own paddle as we have limited supplies. Space is limited. No experience necessary.

Beginner Clinic- Perfect for those who are new to the game or who’ve never played before.

Learn:

  • Basic overview of the court and equipment
  • Proper grip and body placement
  • Groundstrokescli
  • Basic serving rules
  • Scoring

Dates: Sunday, July 18, Sunday, August 8, Sunday, September 12

Time: 9:30-11:00 am

Dates: Monday, August 23

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am

Fee: $24; JCC Member: $20

Intermediate Clinic- These clinics are perfect for those looking to improve their techniques and game strategy and who are already familiar with the game.

Learn:

  • How to serve with purpose
  • Serve and return techniques
  • How to improve consistency
  • How to develop specific strategies using dinks, lobs, and drop shots.

Point play will take place to apply techniques

Date: Sunday, July 18, Sunday, August 8, Sunday, September 12

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $24; JCC Member: $20

 

Adult and Youth Pickleball Lessons(for JCC members only)

Privates- $70/hour

Semi-Privates- $35/hour/each

Group- 3 or more players $25/hour each

For more information or to register, please contact Robyn, robync@lfjcc.org 

   

Members Only Pickleball Court and Open Play Reservations 

Open Play Pickleball hours: Monday - Friday | 9:30 am -12:30 pm 

  • Members-only 
  • Two courts will be set up 
  • Members can drop-in at any time during the time slot with reservation
  • Court 3 (see directional signage on court for appropriate level)
  • Bring your own paddle
  • Games played to 11
  • Set your paddle down on the court in a line when you arrive, this will show players when it is their turn to get on the court 

OPEN PICKLEBALL PLAY (COMPETITIVE & NOVICE)

COMPETITIVE 

This level is appropriate for those that can:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the rules of the game
  • Gets a high majority of serves and return of serves deep in the service court
  • Demonstrates strategies of playing during games
  • Executes lobs, forehand/backhand groundstrokes, overheads, net volleys, and drop shots and dinking

NOVICE 

This level is appropriate for you if you have:

  • Taken a beginners lesson or clinic (or demonstrates equivalent knowledge)
  • Basic understanding of score-keeping and rules

 

PICKLEBALL COURT RESERVATION: Monday- Thursday| 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

This is for those who want to reserve the court for themselves and up to three other members.

  • Members-only
  • Limited to 4 players
  • Singles and doubles play are allowed
  • Two courts will be set up
  • Members can drop-in at any time during the time slot with reservation
  • To gain access to the courts, you must see guest services to exchange your keys or driver’s license for keys to the court
  • The court needs to be locked after play

 

PICKLEBALL COURT RESERVATION (Singles and double play)

Looking to try something new? Join in on the fun of Pickleball, the ultimate hand-eye coordination sport combining ping pong, tennis, and badminton, and is very easy to learn! Pickleball offers a great cardiovascular workout, emphasizes hand-eye coordination, builds endurance, improves balance, and sharpens your mind as players are constantly anticipating and executing their next shot. Please bring your own paddle and ball.

 

Youth Pickleball Clinics

Superstars | Ages 7–10
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 pm –4:00 pm

Learn the basics of tennis and pickleball. Sessions will focus on forehand, backhand, volleys, and serves. Standard drills and fun games will be played while gaining an understanding of tennis and pickleball fundamentals and rules. Superstars will improve their understanding of pickleball as well as ultivate their love of the game.

Rockstars | Ages 11–14 
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 pm –5:30 pm
Experience the introduction to pickleball strokes in a fun, friendly, and enjoyable environment. Sessions will focus on stroke mechanics, serving, rallies, and scoring for both singles and doubles. Rockstars will experience overall growth and development while building a love for the sport of Pickleball.

Youth clinics are not being offered at this time but will resume soon.  Please complete this brief form if you are interested in receiving more information about start dates.