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

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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. ($45 per player.)


Sun. Oct 1 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sat. Oct 7 | 9:00 to 11:00 am — 2 Spots Left
Sat. Oct 7 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm — 4 Spots Left
Sun. Oct 8 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm — FULL
Sat. Oct 14 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sun. Oct 15 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Wed. Oct 25 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Oct 25 | 11:00 to 1:00 pm
Sat. Oct 28 | 11:00 am to 1:00 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. Oct 8 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wed. Oct 11 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat. Oct 14 | 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Sun. Oct 15 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Sat. Oct 28 | 9:00 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.)


Sat. Oct 14 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat. Oct 28 | 1:30 to 3:30 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. Oct 29 | 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.)


Sun. Oct 29 | 6:00 to 8:00 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.)


Sat. Sep 30 | 9:00 am to 11:30 pm


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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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