Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played both indoors or outdoors on a 44-foot by 20-foot court. Created for all ages and skill levels, pickleballs rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The Sudbury Recreation Department offers clinics for beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate players, as well as Up/Down the River Playing Clinic. Clinics are offered at Featherland Park, 491 Concord Road, Sudbury
Introduction Clinic - Participants will learn the fundamentals of pickleball. Day one clinic will focus on the court set up, grip, ground strokes and serves. Day two will focus on dinks, rules, basic strategy and game play. Pickleball equipment, etiquette, and safety will also be covered. Paddles are available for use so need to purchase paddles.
Improver clinic - This clinic is for players who have already taken a clinic or have been playing and understand the basic rules and fundamental pickleball skills. The focus will be on continued skill development as well as strategies for playing winning pickleball. The clinic will include a mix of drills and game play.
Up the River/Down the River Playing Clinic - A playing clinic which provides a competitive game format. Players take part in games with different players and receive coaching and skill development - all in a fun atmosphere. At the end of each 12-minute game, the winning team on each court moves up, and the other team moves down. Participants must have either taken a beginner/advanced beginner lesson and/or have pickleball playing experience and know the basic rules/scoring.
Specialty Clinic: Dinks - This clinic will focus on shots at the non-volley zone (kitchen). Dinking technique and strategy will be taught and practiced through a series of drills. The clinic will end with full games.
Specialty Clinic: Third Shots: Drops and Dives - This clinic will focus on one of the most important shots - the third shot. Technique for both drives and drops will be taught and practiced through a series of drills and games
Refund requests must be made using our Refund Request Form, found on our website, and dated at least 7 business days prior to the start of the program. Refund request made at least 7 business days in advance of the program will be assessed a $10 withdrawal fee. After 7 business days, no refunds will be granted. Refunds are easier to process if you pay by credit card. If more than three months have passed since your original credit card transaction your refund will be proceed by check. If you paid by check, you must submit a refund form with a copy of the cancelled check.
Goals & Objectives
Pickleball Clinics: Learn to Play
Introduce participants to pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the US for two years running
Teach the pickleball skills critical to beginning on-court play, including grip, serve, and strokes
Provide participants with the instruction necessary for them to play games on their own and begin their journey to improving their skills.