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. The Intro to Pickleball session is for absolute beginners. The Pickleball Fundamentals clinic builds upon what brand new players have recently learned. The Advanced Pickleball Fundamentals clinic teaches you how to play smarter, hit unattackable balls and how to force opponents to make a mistake.
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. (Both the Play with Coaching and Skills & Drills sessions are $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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)
Intro to Pickleball Clinic
The Intro to Pickleball Clinic is a two-hour session for players new to Pickleball. You’ll learn how to effectively hit the ball, maintain a rally, keep score, the rules and basic game play. By the end of this clinic, you will be playing your first Pickleball game. This clinic will teach you the foundational knowledge and skills to start enjoying the super fun game of Pickleball.
Wed. Dec 1 | 9:00 to 11:00 am — 1 open spot
Wed. Dec 8 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sun. Dec 12 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm* — 2 open spots
Sun. Dec 12 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm* — SOLD OUT
Wed. Dec 15 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm*
Wed. Dec 29 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
The Pickleball Fundamentals Clinic builds upon the basic skills and knowledge learned in the Intro to Pickleball Clinic. You’ll go through a variety of drills to improve all the shots you need to become a more skillful player. We’ll also improve your court positioning and teach you basic playing strategies to outsmart your opponents.
Wed. Dec 1 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wed. Dec 15 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Dec 29 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Advanced Pickleball Fundamentals
The Advanced Pickleball Fundamentals Clinic teaches you to be a more strategic player. 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 soft game at the “winner’s line” and learn how to effectively use the block volley. Plus, we will teach you advanced doubles play strategies while giving you constructive in-game coaching advice.
Wed. Dec 8 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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. $45 per player.)
none scheduled for December
Skills & Drills
In this extended clinic (2.5 hours), Sandy Halkett and John Moore will coach you through specific drills designed to make you a smarter, more skillful, and sought-after doubles partner. This session ideal for 3.5 and 3.0 skill level players. You’ll get coaching advice and focused practice time working on: 3rd Shot Drops, Dinking with Purpose, Block/Drop Volleys to Beat Bangers, Stressing Opponents, and more. ($45 per player.)
Sun. Dec 19 | 4:00 to 6:30 pm
Location: Victor Gym (indoors)
108 S Line St, Greer, SC 29651 (map)
NOTE: These clinics are indoors at Victor Gym (Greer), unless otherwise noted.