July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Gymnasium
This is an advanced class for those who can land 95% or more of their serves and returns along with having a consistent third shot. Instructor James LaRosa, a 4.5 Tournament Player, leads this class. “This will be a Strategies & Tactics class adapted for players rated 2.5, 3.0, or 3.5. James developed a whole new agenda to help people improve their games. That includes foot positioning and movement from one spot to another. While touch and stroke remains very important to pickleball, many players can improve by understanding the game’s strategy. Pickleball is less about making winning shots than it is about avoiding mistakes. Participants will learn how to measure mistakes and how to avoid making them, as well as the importance of the soft game. Non- CTPA members will qualify for a $25 credit to use for a Social or Competitive CTPA membership. Ages 18+.
August 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ CTCC SportCourts
Get up to speed quickly. There is no formal prerequisite, but those who sign up for this should have good mobility as well as decent racquet skills from either tennis, squash, racquetball, or higher level ping-pong to qualify for this single day clinic.
September 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ CTCC SportCourts
This is a great introduction to pickleball. Learn scoring, terminology, and rules. The class focuses on basic grips, ground strokes, serves, and returns. Participants play to learn the rhythm of the game and discover how much fun it is. Includes a pickleball and paddle to take home with practice instructions as well as a $25 credit to use for a Social or Competitive CTPA membership. The course also includes assigned court times for practice and a free indoor pass during open session for beginners. Ages 18+.