This is an outline of the Level 1 Course

Pickleball   training course    – level 1

Week I    – lesson 1

Explain the objectives  – functionality
Explain the lines
Show – how to hold paddle
Short – wide or long
Explain the kitchen  or “ no volley zone “
Read the  one page set of rules
Go over and demo  the warm – up and warm – down
Demo the serve – below the waist
Explain biomechanics of hitting the ball
Practice serve
Practice volleying – kitchen only
Demo – various types of paddles and
Balls  – encourage them to try them all
Warm down .

Week II  – lesson  2

Warm up exercises – stretches
Recap last lesson
Warm up briefly  – at kitchen
Strategies  in, on or about the
Kitchen to make points
Moving up vs staying back
Positions on the court
Switching places up, down  and
Across court. return of lob  -cover for partner
The shot down the middle
Low vs high serve and how to return
Them  – advantages of each
Play doubles
Warm down

Week III – lesson 3

Stretching exercises together
Recap last lesson
Do 20  forehand and backhand
Against the wall. demo first
Court strategies
Lob shots
Dink shots
Play singles – doubles – 2+1

Week IV – lesson 4

Stretching exercises together
Recap last lesson
Do 30 forehand and 30 backhand against the
Wall – look at technique and ball controll
Back court long shots  – back court strategies
Slam  and   return  of slam
Avoiding  leaning  in  at the kitchen line.
Watch  the  paddle face  at all times.
Play doubles

Week V  – lesson 5

Stretching exercise together
Recap what has been learned
Warm up at kitchen – extensive
Increase the pace  – balls not touching
The ground – 20 –use squares  – no poaching
Show the bc pickleball “ a cute little video”  promo as a recap of what they have learned in thie
Course .
Play doubles
Leave time to fill out evaluations
Hand out a certificate of completion

Should you have any questions regards any part of this course which  should be presented as a gradual intoduction
to pickleball for those who wish  “  to do it right the first time “ please contact clefaive


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