PICKLEBALL

This is the fastest growing sport in America! And it’s no wonder – it’s easy to learn, yet can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

LEISURE AND LESSONS

ALL LEVELS

PRIVATE LESSONS

Members: $30/hour    |    Community Participant: $40/hour

Contact the Pickleball Coordinator, Carolyn, for more information at (231) 499-8852.

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BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE

PICKLEBALL 101 GROUP LESSONS

Members: $5/session    |    Community Participant: $10/session

This is for people who want to learn how to play pickleball. Appropriate footwear is required, paddles are supplied. Players will be taught the basics like serving, volleying, rules and scoring.

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BEGINNER NIGHT

Members: $5/session*    |    Community Participant: $10/session*

*FREE the first Wednesday of every month

This is for those who know how to play, know the rules, etc. but are still learning how to play. Higher level players are encouraged to play and mentor those who need assistance. The first Wednesday of every month, Beginner Night is FREE to both members and community participants.

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INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

SKILLS & DRILLS

Members: $7/session    |    Community Participant: $12/session

Intermediate and advanced group lessons to improve your dinking game, short shot, volley to the rear of the court and ball placement through a variety of drills. Players will drill for 45 mins, then play for 45 mins.

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GREAT LAKES OPEN TOURNAMENT

Double elimination, guaranteed 2 matches. Play based on skill, age and USAPA rating.

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HOLIDAY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Everyone plays against each other regardless of skill level. Bring a dish to pass!

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TERMINOLOGY

BASELINE: The line at the back of the pickleball court (22 feet from the net).

CENTERLINE: The line bisecting the service courts that extends from the non-volley line to the baseline.

CROSSCOURT: The opponent’s court diagonally opposite yours.

DINK: A soft shot, made with the paddle face open, and hit so that it just clears the net and drops into the non-volley zone.

FAULT: An infringement of the rules that ends the rally.

FOOT FAULT: Stepping on or into the non-volley zone while volleying a ball, or, while serving, failure to keep both feet behind the baseline with at least one foot in contact with the ground or floor when the paddle contacts the ball.

HALF-VOLLEY: A type of hit where the player hits the ball immediately after it has bounced in an almost scoop-like fashion.

KITCHEN: The non-volley zone which is 7′ from the net on both sides is commonly referred to as “the kitchen.” Players may not enter the kitchen to return a ball unless the ball first bounces.

LET SERVE: A serve that touches the top of the net and lands in the proper service court (it is replayed without penalty).

LOB: Hitting the ball in a high arc to the back of the opponent’s court. Ideally designed to clear an opponent who has advanced toward the net.

NON-VOLLEY ZONE: A seven-foot area adjacent to the net within which you may not volley the ball. The non-volley zone includes all lines around it. Also called the “kitchen”.

POACH: In doubles, to cross over into your partner’s area to make a play on the ball.

RALLY: Hitting the ball back and forth between opposite teams.

SERVE (SERVICE): An underhand lob or drive stroke used to put a ball into play at the beginning of a point.

SERVE NUMBER: When playing doubles, either “1” or “2,” depending on whether you are the first or second server for your side. This number is appended to the score when it is called. As in, the score is now 4 – 2 – second server.

SIDELINE: The line at the side of the court denoting in- and out-of-bounds.

VOLLEY: To hit the ball before it touches the ground and bounces.

OPEN PLAY AND RENTALS

Open Play

Members: $5/lesson    |    Community Participant: $10/lesson

There are no classes or instruction during this time, simply a time for players to come in and play on open courts.

This is drop-in (no instruction). Paddles and pickleballs are available at no extra charge.

AVAILABILITY:

  • Mon: 10:00am-4:00pm (Less competitive)
  • Tues: 10:00am-2:00pm (Players rated 3.5 or higher)
  • Wed: 10:00am-5:00pm (Less competitive)
  • Thurs: 10:00am-4:00pm (Players rated 3.5 or higher)
  • Fri: 10:00am-8:00pm (Less competitive)
  • Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

Reserve Courts

1 hour: $12/court    |    1.5 hours: $16/court    |    2 hours: $20/court

Courts can only be reserved by members. There must be a minimum of 1 member playing on each reserved court.

AVAILABILITY:

  • Mon-Thurs: 8:00-10:00am, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00-10:00am, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00-10:00am, 4:00-6:00pm

RESERVE A COURT

Member: $3/hour

Use this machine to practice on your own! The machine serves up pickleballs for players to practice solo. An orientation is required prior to renting the machine.

If you’re interested in renting a machine, please contact Carolyn Ebbinghaus to set up an orientation time – 231.499.8852.

Orientation times are:

  • Tuesday/Thursday: 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • Saturdays: 10:00AM-11:30AM

If you’ve had an orientation and would simply like to rent a machine, please click below.

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