There have been questions about the different events that the club offers for training. Please see below for a detailed explanation of the three types of events available to club members.
COURT TRAINING EVENTS
These sessions are designed to allow students to learn the game of pickleball from the ground up. No knowledge of the game is required. Sessions are limited to eight students per court and are held periodically depending on the time of year. Check the Calendar of Events for the current schedule. On-line sign-up is available here: https://grandpickleball.org/introductory-lessons-for-scg-residents/
Introductory lessons are scheduled for two hours. You must attend the full two-hour session. The basics of pickleball will be taught including the rules, scoring, court position, and general strategy. Players will be divided into groups of four to eight per court with an experienced instructor coaching throughout the playing time. Please bring water, wear tennis shoes and sunglasses/eyewear. If you do not have a paddle, it will be supplied for you. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the lesson and meet your instructors in the pavilion.
SKILLS & DRILLS
Once you know the basic rules of the game you can attend Skills and Drills sessions. Four courts are utilized for these sessions with players limited to six per court. Sessions are held periodically depending on the time of year. Check the Calendar of Events for the current schedule.
Each court will focus/drill on a specific skill such as a deep serve, the return of serve, the drop-shot, blocking at the net, dinking, etc. Automatic ball machines are used to assist in some drills. These skills will change periodically.
Skills & Drills sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays between noon and 2:00 p.m.
Monday sessions are for intermediate/advanced players (3.0 skill-level and above).
Thursday sessions are for novice/beginner players (2.0 & 2.5 skill-level).
On-line sign-up can be found here: https://grandpickleball.org/pickleball-drill-signups/
These sessions are designed to assist students in advancing their skill of playing pickleball and their understanding of the strategy of the game. You must know the basic rules of the game to participate.
Clinics are scheduled for two hours. You must attend the full two-hour session. Players will be divided into groups of four to eight per court with an experienced instructor coaching throughout the playing time.
Clinics are held each week during the months of January, February and March.
Monday sessions are designated for 2.0 & 2.5 skill-level and held between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday sessions are designated for 3.0 skill-level and held between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3.5 skill-level clinics are held periodically at the Clinic Directors’ discretion.
The number of courts utilized is determined by the Clinic Directors. No on-line sign-up is required.
Come to the breezeway between courts 13 and 17 at least 10 minutes prior to start. Anyone arriving after 2:00 p.m. will not be allowed to attend the clinic.
***Be advised that your instructor may move you up or back a skill-level depending upon their assessment of your abilities.