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Lessons and Clinics
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country. It is one of the best family, community, and intergenerational activities for fitness, social engagement and fun! We are offering the programs below presented by a certified IPTPA pickleball instructor who is also a CT certified health, physical education, and science teacher who volunteers her time for our programs. You will need a minimum of 2 participants to sign up for any session. You will be given contact information for our instructor to arrange a date and time which works for your group. Lessons will be held on our outdoor courts through the fall months- prepare accordingly.

1. Introduction to Pickleball (one hour session, 2-4 participants maximum- cost $20 for the group)

This activity is for those wishing to get a general overview of the game. Basic safety, rules, and skills needed to begin playing will be covered with some group activity. Participants need to come with proper court sneakers, comfortable clothes, enthusiasm, and lots of questions and smiles are encouraged! Wearing some type of safety glasses is now also recommended for all participants.

2. Improving Skills for Pickleball (one-hour sessions, 2-4 player maximum, $20 for the group, two-hour sessions $40 for the group)

These small group sessions are individualized to meet interests and needs of players. Want to improve your mechanics for basic skills, your offensive strategies and attack skills, defense, third shots or where and how to place dink shots? Prepare for an active session where your stroke mechanics and strategies will be analyzed for efficiency, effectiveness and improved through specific drills, tips, and demonstrations. Participants need proper footwear, comfy clothes, water bottles, and safety eyewear is recommended.

3. Pickleball Drills for Skills (one-hour sessions, 2-4 player maximum, $20 for the group, two-hour sessions $40 per group)
These action-packed sessions are designed to help improve all basic pickleball skills. Greater consistency equals longer rallies and more fun! Drilling is game-like and up to date strategies are applied for each skill. Challenges are presented to make drills enjoyable and applicable for all participants to enhance their skills. Participants need proper footwear, comfy clothes, water bottles, and safety eyewear is recommended.

4. Learn to Play Pickleball Safely (3-day clinic, 2-4 player maximum- cost $60 for the group, groups of 8 maximum are $120)
This clinic is for new players. Participants will engage in warm-up activities, learn proper footwork to maintain balance, positioning for shots and many other injury prevention tips in this clinic. The proper mechanics for all basic pickleball skills will be covered and game rules and strategies will be presented in a fun-filled, activity-based environment. Participants need proper footwear, comfy clothes, water bottles, and safety eyewear is recommended.

***Important Note:  Due to registration software requirements I needed to enter a date for each program. All lessons can be scheduled October-November on a date that works for you. Please pay no mind to the date shown on registration site.***

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Introduction to Pickleball Lessons - One hour lesson 
16y and up N/A 11/06/2023
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Municipal Tennis/Pickleball Courts
$20.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
 
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Improving Skills for Pickleball Lessons - One hour lesson 
16y and up N/A 12/06/2023
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Municipal Tennis/Pickleball Courts
$20.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
 
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Pickleball Drills for Skills Lessons - One hour lesson 
16y and up N/A Th  11/30/2023
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Municipal Tennis/Pickleball Courts
$20.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
 
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Learn to Play Pickleball Safely 3 Day-Clinic for 2-4 players 
16y and up N/A 11/29/2023
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Municipal Tennis/Pickleball Courts
$60.00 Res, $60.00 Non-Res
 
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Learn to Play Pickleball Safely 3 Day-Clinic for 5-8 players 
16y and up N/A Tu  11/28/2023
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Municipal Tennis/Pickleball Courts
$120.00 Res, $120.00 Non-Res
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