Pickleball In Education

Pickleball 101

Our basic course in pickleball, where students learn to play by playing.  Everything from footwork, court movement, paddle dexterity and even safety is taught in a fun and informative way.


Before a player can hit that great, winning shot, they must be in the proper position on the court, relative to the path of the ball.  They also must be stopped to provide a solid launchpad for their shots!  Footwork and on-court movement are critical to success!


That paddle that was so unfamiliar to them just a few minutes ago, begins to become an extension of the student's arms and hands.  Students learn to handle the paddles, from both the forehand and backhand sides, with accuracy, by doing fun games and drills.


Being able to address the oncoming ball and hit it where you want with the proper amount of force, is a critical skill. As they progress from hitting a tossed ball to playing a rally, the students quickly grasp the ability to direct the ball as they wish.


Initiating a rally with a serve and having the ability to return a served ball are very basic, yet many players have difficulty with them.  Students are taught to hit "Friendly" serves and returns as they learn about the "2 bounce rule" of pickleball.


Hitting the ball while it's in the air represents a major part of a players stroke arsenal.  Not only do they learn how to hit volleys, but also many of the issues and rules related to the No-Volley-Zone, or "Kitchen".
At the conclusion of the Pickleball 101 course, students will know how to rally the ball and have fun while trying to keep the rally active for as many shots as possible.  They will play actual games and learn basic rules and scoring while having great fun!

Pickleball In Education

P.I.E. is an all volunteer, Non-Profit corporation organized under IRS Section 501(c)3. All donations are fully tax deductible.
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