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Adult Pickleball

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What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. The game combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

New players are always welcome. If you are interested in playing, you can sign-up for open play, bring your athletic shoes and paddle  and we will give you a crash course on how to play. You can also take a Pickleball Clinic and learn the game in a non-intimidating environment with instructors who will spend quality time teaching you how to play. The video below is a good introduction to the game.

 

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How to Play Pickleball

Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court: 20’ x 44.’ The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves.

Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickleball can be played as a doubles game or singles game.

 

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How to Get Involved

Adult Pickleball Beginner Clinics

This is a four-week introductory clinic to develop pickleball skills held in the Boyd Lee Park gymnasium. Skills covered include serving, forehand, backhand, scoring, consistency and stamina. 

Days, Dates, Times:

Monday's & Wednesday's, February 7 - March 2, 2022.

9AM - 10:15 AM

Ages: 16 and up

Fee: $30; $20 Greenville Resident

Registration Info:

Registration will be taken online and at Jaycee Park.

Registration will be taken December 13, 2021 - January 31, 2022.  

For more information call 252.329.4450.

 

 

 

 

Adult Intermediate Pickleball Clinics

This is a four-week intermediate clinic to progress pickleball skills held in the Boyd Lee Park gymnasium. Skills covered include serving, returning, drop shots, transitioning, contact consistency and ball spinning. 

Days, Dates, Times:

Monday's & Wednesday's, March 7 - 30

9AM - 10:15 AM

Ages: 16 and up

Fee: $30; $20 Greenville Resident

Registration Info:

Registration will be taken online and at Jaycee Park.

Registration will be taken January 17- February 28, 2022.  

For more information call 252.329.4450.

 

 

Adult Pickleball Open Play Pass

Nine weeks of open Pickleball play at Boyd Lee Park among participants designed to execute game strategies and techniques in fun doubles play. 

Days and Times:

Monday - Thursday, March 28 - May 26, 9AM - 11AM & 6 PM -8 PM

Ages: 16 and up

Fee: $30; $20 Greenville Resident

Registration Info:

Registration will be taken online and at Jaycee Park.

For more information call 252.329.4450.

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Pickleball Resources

Buying a Pickleball Paddle

How to Play Pickleball

Rules Summary Sheet

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Playing Strategy Resources

There are endless online resources for helping you gain new skills and knowledge to make you a smarter and better Pickleball player. One place to start your learning is to visit the “Learning to Play” section of the United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) website. It’s also a good idea to brush up on the “Official Rules” (.pdf)

Coach Mo is a long-time tennis coach who now teaches people how to play Pickleball. His “Pickleball Strategy Guide” (.pdf) is a must-read for novice to advanced players.

One of the best ways to improve your game is to watch instructional videos on YouTube. There are lots of them. (Probably too many of them.) Below are five quality videos that address important elements to improve your Pickleball game. Enjoy.

Hitting Groundstrokes

Dinking

Third Shot Drop

Tips for Seniors

100 Strategies for Advanced Players

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