Proper attire (shoes, eyewear, paddles)
Basic rules (2-bounce, Court size, non-volley)
Proper ready stance and paddle holding
Groundstrokes - The opposite of volleys, groundstrokes are hitting
the ball after it has bounced. Groundstrokes can be tricky as bounces
don’t always come up to you in the same direction.
Getting to the Line - Getting to the non-volley line quickly can be the
difference between winning and losing. The player at the line has more
ways to play the ball, but you have to be fast.
Dinking - Dinking is hitting the ball softly and making it drop straight to the ground after it passes the net.
Volley - A volley means hitting the ball before it bounces off the ground.
This can be a move that throws off your opponent and allows you to
control the pace of the game.
Serving - The serve is an important part of the game. When serving you
want to send the ball as deep as possible to your opponent.
Returning the Serve - Remember, you want to keep your opponent away
from the non-volley line, so a deep return is key.
Now let’s play a game and put everything you
learned into practice!
Basic rules (court size & lines, non-volley zone)
Proper ready stance and paddle holding (students practice)
Scoring & Lines
In play & out of bounds
Serving - in play & kitchen
Rotation of server (player 1 & 2)
Scoring points (only when in serving)
Serving team’s score
Receiving team’s score
When starting a game, start as player 2
Station 2 (recap stations 2-4)
Kitchen line warm-up
Getting to the line (no-volley line)
Pause play before next serve to discuss:
What’s App (Pickleball club, Beginner Group, Pickleball Class group)
Class correspondence: Chris Gander (973)800-2076 or email@example.com
General group: Dorota Rogulska: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please feel free to initiate a game on either channel.
Please check the main channel to make sure games do not overlap*