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BEGINNERS

INTRO TO PICKLEBALL

If you are new to the sport, take the "Intro to Pickleball" session offered by the LWV Pickleball Club. You do not need to be a Club member.  It takes place Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm at the indoor courts in the mini-gym in Clubhouse 1 (adjoining the Fitness Center). You must register for a slot via the CALENDAR on this website, we have a maximum of 8 people per session. Contact Dave Hastings at dlhcog4@yahoo.com with any questions.


BATT Lesson : Graduates of the Intro to Pickleball session who join the Pickleball Club are invited to participate in a Beginners and Technique Training (BATT) lesson given by Coach Allan Galera, LW pickleball pro player and instructor. In this single group lesson sponsored by the Club, you will learn the basic strokes and good technique. 

Coach Allan Galera also offers private lessons (see the court noticeboards for details).

THE BASICS

  1. Read the rules!  Playing in LW.  You must be familiar with the the GRF operating procedures, court conduct, court hours, etc.
  2. Wear suitable shoes (tennis shoes with good support, plenty of tread and non-marking soles) and comfortable clothes.  Sunglasses or safety glasses are also recommended.
  3. We have a couple of loaner paddles for the Intro session.  Additionally, paddles can be borrowed at the Golf Pro Shop; you'll need to leave your resident's card.  We have balls for your use during the intro session.  You can also purchase balls at the Golf Pro Shop. Most sporting goods stores (PGA Superstore, Dicks, Big 5) carry pickleball equipment and you can purchase online through pickleball sites such as www.pickleballcentral.com or from Amazon. If you buy from Pickleball Central, use code CRLWPC  to get a 5% discount.  Pickleball Central also has a Paddle Guide to help you choose.

    PLEASE LOOK AT THESE LINKS before attending THE intro class

    Pickleball 101 - a quick read outlining how the game is played

    Tips for new players - invaluable!

    Stay safe and healthy! - the 12 most important things to know

    The no-volley zone aka the Kitchen (2 mins) and Kitchen myths debunked (3 mins) - aha!

     https://usapickleball.org/what-is-pickleball/official-rules/rules-summary/  - basic rules  

    The complete USAPA rule book - for whenever you're ready - not needed before class!

        FIND OTHER PLAYERS

        Pickleball is the most fun when you play with people of the same skill level as yourself.

        • When you join the Pickleball Club you'll have access to other Pickleball Club members. Skill levels are listed along with contact details, so you can contact players at your level and see who wants to play - you'll be pleasantly surprised! Pick a time to meet when the courts are less busy and you can round-robin easily.
        • Participate in the Beginners' social play events for Pickleball Club members.  You'll meet and play with many future friends and playmates while getting tips from and being mentored by seasoned players.
        • Try the indoor courts where beginners and advanced beginners often play together.


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