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. Also includes assigned court times for practice as well as one free indoor pass during Open Session for Beginners.Register 2 weeks in advance to save $10 off registration fee.To see the Class Student Agenda for PB-1, click here.
A recommended follow-up to Beginner Class-1 or for anyone able to land 80% of their serves and returns in bounds. Class will review, in detail, the three most important shots in pickleball: serves, returns, and volleys. Participants will examine and practice all three in detail. We will discuss strategic positioning on the courts as well as specific shots like dinking and overhead returns. Non-CTPA members will get a credit of $25 to use for a Social or Competitive CTPA membership. Register 2 weeks in advance to save $10 off registration fee.) To see the Class Student Agenda for PB-2, click here.
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. This class is taught by James LaRosa, a 4.5 Tournament Player. “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.” It will be taught indoors on three courts in the Cranberry Community Center gymnasium. Class size is limited to 12 people (Sells out very fast!). Only one class of PB-3 will be offered each season, excluding winter.Non-members will qualify for a $25 credit on a CTPA Social or Competitive Membership current rate. Register 2 weeks in advance to save $10 off registration fee.