Pickleball Group Lessons:
The fall group lesson program at Sky Fitness will be offering an eight week session starting October 19-December 20. Group lessons have a 4:1 ratio and are taught in either an hour, hour and half or two-hour weekly class based on skill level.
Intro To Pickleball (Beginner)
This class is for those that have never played Pickleball before or who have very limited experience. The class will focus on Pickleball basics such as forehand and backhand shots, serving and court positioning. Players will also learn scoring and rules of the game through drills and playing time. The slower pace of this class will give players the opportunity to develop the skills needed to play this fun and energetic game.
This class is for players who have some experience and want to move at a faster pace to improving their basic shots and strategies. Players will participate in challenging drills to work on consistency in forehand and backhand shots, serving, volleying, dinks and lobs. Through supervised practice matches played each week during drill time, players will get the chance to take their game to the next level by learning how to play smarter, not harder.
Advanced (3.25 & Above)
This class is for our most advanced players wanting to continue both technical and strategical development to their games. During the session, the pro staff will alternate themes each week between technique (hitting with spin or blocking more efficiently) to strategical (winning patterns of play offense vs defense). Supervised match play will also be implemented with our 4:1 ratio for each class for the pro staff to observe themes taught during drill time.
We will be offering organized league play for those wishing to have a set game each week. For the various leagues offered, we will have two different formats that will be used: “Top Gun” & “Play With A Partner”.
Top Gun Leagues
These leagues will be played with a set amount of players where everyone plays with everyone on your assigned court. For example, if we have 16 players in a league, we will have four courts of play ranking from top court and progress down. Each of the four players on a court will partner with one another and play a total of three games up to 11 (winning by one) against the other two players. A single tally point will be given for each individual game won. At the end of the round, players will then switch partners for another series of three games, and then do the third round so that everyone has an opportunity to play with everyone on their assigned court. Whoever wins the most games will move up a court for the next week, while the one who comes up short, will move down a court. The middle two players will stay on the same court and not move. What’s nice about this format is the opportunity to let your paddle do the talking for yourself and play at an appropriate level amongst peers. A total of nine games up to 11 will be played by each individual during each league play.
Play With A Partner Leagues
These leagues will be played with a set amount of teams where you enter the league with a partner and stay with that partner for the duration of the league. Format is based on an equal rotation of matches played weekly where teams are placed in a different round robin grouping each week, and you play against those teams in your group assigned that day. Play will be three games up to 11 (win by one) against each of the teams in your grouping that day. Total games played will be nine for the entire day – three individual games against each team in your grouping. A single tally point will be kept weekly for total games won and a standings list will be sent out weekly for all teams placements. Groups with teams will be rotated each week so that all will have the same opportunity to play against one another evenly.