WSPA (Ch 7) recently aired a story about Pickleball with a focus on our Beginner Clinics.
Perhaps your friends play Pickleball. Maybe you’re a tennis or racquetball player looking for a new challenge. If you have a fun-loving attitude and an ounce of athletic ability, then Pickleball is the sport you need to start playing.
There are three levels to our Beginner Clinics with each level helping you to build upon the skills you are learning.
Intermediate Clinics are also available to help players improve their understanding of strategies needed to win points.
Paddles and balls will be provided and participation is capped at 12 players for each clinic so that everyone will receive individualized coaching time. $40 per player. (Play with Coaching session is $45 per player.)
Instructors: John Moore (bio) and Sandy Halkett (bio)
Location: Indoors at Victor Gym in Greer, SC (map), unless otherwise noted
To sign-up for a clinic, email John Moore
No refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours from your clinic start time. If players have not pre-paid and cancel less than 48 hours from their clinic start time, you are required to pay the clinic fee. (Too many last-minute cancellations have forced us to establish a cancellation policy.)
LEVEL ONE CLINICS
In the LEVEL ONE two-hour Beginner Clinic, you’ll learn how to effectively hit the ball, maintain a rally, keep score, the rules and basic game play. At the end of this clinic, players will have the foundational knowledge and skills to start playing Pickleball
Sat. June 19 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm — 1 spot open
Sat. July 3 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sat. July 3 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat. July 17 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sun. July 18 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm —1 spot left
Sun. July 25 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Sat. July 31 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
LEVEL TWO CLINICS
LEVEL TWO Beginner Clinics are for players who have taken the first clinic and want to build upon their foundational game. We’ll take you through a variety of drills to improve all the shots you need to become a skillful player. We’ll also improve your court positioning and teach you how to outsmart your opponents.
Sat. June 19 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sun. June 27 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sat. July 10 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sat. July 11 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sun. July 18 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sat. July 24 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
NOTE: To attend a LEVEL TWO clinic, you must first take a LEVEL ONE clinic.
LEVEL THREE CLINICS
In the LEVEL THREE Beginner Clinic, you’ll gain a greater ability to force your opponents to make a mistake by learning how to hit un-attackable shots and by developing a third shot drop. You’ll also improve your forehand and backhand groundstrokes. Plus, we will teach you advanced doubles play strategies while giving you constructive in-game coaching advice.
Sun. June 27 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Sat. July 17 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sun. July 25 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
NOTE: To attend a LEVEL THREE clinic, you must first take a LEVEL TWO clinic.
PLAY WITH COACHING
In this clinic you’ll receive in-game coaching on how to minimize mistakes to maximize your ability to win points. Coaches John Moore and Sandy Halkett will breakdown why points were lost and how points were won. Strategy, shot selection, court positioning, teamwork, and more will be analyzed. Ideal for novice to intermediate players. (This session is capped at four players per coach.)
Sun. July 11 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Sun. July 31 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
BREAKING BAD HABITS
This 2-hour clinic teaches you the most common bad Pickleball habits and how to break them. Coaches-turned-Therapists John Moore and Sandy Halkett will give players “tough love” on the court and counsel you to make your Pickleball game healthier. This clinic is ideal for intermediate players.
Sat. July 24 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Location: Victor Gym (indoors)
108 S Line St, Greer, SC 29651 (map)
NOTE: These clinics are indoors at Victor Gym (Greer), unless otherwise noted.