Upstate Pickleball Clinics

Perhaps your friends play Pickleball. Maybe you’re a tennis 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 Basic 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. Pickleball Study Hall, Play With Coaching and Skills & Drills are sessions for intermediate players.

Paddles and balls will be provided and participation is capped at 12 players for each clinic so that everyone will receive individualized coaching time. $45 per player. (Pickelball Study Hall is $30 per player. Both the Play with Coaching and Skills & Drills sessions are $50 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

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


Sun. Dec 3 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm  — 2 Spots Left
Wed. Dec 6 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sun. Dec 10 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm  — FULL
Sun. Dec 10 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Sun. Dec 17 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wed. Dec 20 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wed. Dec 27 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Dec 27 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Wed. Jan 3 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Jan 3 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sun. Jan 7 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sun. Jan 7 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wed. Jan 10 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sun. Jan 14 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wed. Jan 17 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sun. Jan 21 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Basic Pickleball Fundamentals

The Basic 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 the key 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. ($45 per player.)


Sun. Dec 3 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wed. Dec 6 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wed. Dec 13 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Dec 20 | 9:00 to 11:00 am


Wed. Jan 10 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Jan 17 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sun. Jan 21 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sun. Jan 28 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wed. Jan 31 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

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. ($45 per player.)


Sun. Dec 17 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm  — 3 Spots Left


Sun. Jan 14 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Pickleball Study Hall

Pickleball Study Hall is designed for intermediate players (3.0/3.5 skill levels) wanting to become a better recreational player and for those gearing up for tournament play. It’s part classroom education and part on-court demonstration. We spend the first hour in the classroom learning playing strategies, shot selection skills, and discussing game play from videos. For the second half of the class, we’ll be on-the-court demonstrating strategies learned in the classroom. 2-hours. $30 per player. LEARN MORE on our website.


Sun. Jan 28 | 3:30 to 5:30 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 intermediate players (3.0/3.5 skill levels). (This session is capped at four players per coach. $50 per player.)


Wed. Dec 13 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Wed. Jan 31 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Skills & Drills

In this clinic, 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. ($50 per player.)


none scheduled

Location: Victor Gym (indoors)
108 S Line St, Greer, SC 29651 (map)

NOTE: These clinics are indoors at Victor Gym (Greer), unless otherwise noted.

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Upcoming Pickleball Tournaments

Playing in a Pickleball Tournament is much more than testing your competitive spirit. It’s also about being part of a growing community that enjoys having fun and being social.

The following is an incomplete list of upcoming Pickleball Tournaments that are an easy drive from Greenville, SC.

For a more complete list of tournaments, search

Dec 1 – 3
Clemson, SC

Dec 1 – 3
Charlotte, NC

Dec 1 – 3
Hoschton, GA

Dec 8 – 10
Huntersville, NC

Dec 21
Greer, SC

Jan 9 – 14
Macon, GA

Jan 27 – 28
Camden, SC

Feb 17
Spartanburg, SC

Mar 7 – 10
Macon, GA

Mar 16
Greer, SC

Apr 25 – 28, 2024
Greenville, SC

Sep 19 – 22. 2024
Greenville, SC

Greenville Fall Smash