This form will remain open for recording your interest in future mini-clinics in your area -- you will be notified when and if new events are scheduled.
WhatAlmost free* doubles pickleball mini-clinics. These 1-hour classes will be taught by experienced local player volunteers. Limited space is available in all-ages beginner and "improver" (1.5 to 2.5 skill level rating -- see http://ifpickleball.org/ifp-rating-descriptions/ ) groups. Classes for higher skill levels will be added subject to coach availability.Loaner paddles will be provided while supplies last, with priority to beginners and in order of registration!Students will be grouped -- 3 or 4 per coach -- according to their experience at other racket/paddle sports or self-rated pickleball skill. Beginner groups will focus on the essential rules and strokes. "Improvers" will choose either the Physical Skills clinic or the Tactics clinic.
*Expenses such as court rental (if needed to ensure availability) will be passed on to students. Example: if deemed necessary, the cost for 1 hour at City of Visalia public courts would be only about one dollar per student.
WhenTo be determined. You can help choose this by telling us your preferred days and times in the form below.
WhereTo be determined. Our February 17 2018 event was at Plaza Park Pickleball Complex in Visalia CA.
WhoAll ages. Beginners with or without experience at another racket/paddle sport, and "improvers." Our Feb. 17 event featured classes for players up to 2.5 skill rating. We'd love to serve higher level players too and will do if we have coaches for this (e.g. 4.0+ rated players to coach 3.0 students).
WhyFor students, to learn the game or to improve more quickly than by "just playing."For coaches, to "pay forward" those who helped you in your early days, for the good of the "Picklemmunity"(SM) (pickleball community!).For all, to have fun with your picklefriends or make new ones.
* Improver (1.5 to 2.5 rating) physical skills clinic - You have played at least a few games and know the commonly needed rules. - Focus is on strokes and footwork. * Improver (1.5 - 2.5 rating) tactics clinic - You have played at least a few games and know the commonly needed rules. - Focus is on what to do in a given situation -- where to be and where to (try to) hit the ball -- rather than how.