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 class is for those who’ve never played pickleball and don’t know the rules. Players will earn to serve, volley, score and learn the basics of court knowledge. Appropriate footwear is required, paddles are supplied.

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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

A group lesson that will lead you through basic drills for 45 minutes, and finish by playing your classmates for 45 minutes so you can put your new skills into practice. Led by pickleball pro, Carolyn Ebbbinghaus, this class is for players that know how to play, but want to improve.

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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.

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