INTRODUCTION TO PICKLEBALL
If you are interested in learning the game of pickleball, Packerland Pickleball Players do
many "Pickleball 101's" during the year to teach the basics of the game including shots,
rules and strategies.
To find out more information about our beginner's clinics email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLINICS FOR THIS SUMMER WILL COORDINATED THROUGH THE VARIOUS PARK DEPARTMENTS IN THE AREA. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC CLINICS IN YOUR COMMUNITY CONTACT:
- ASHWAUBENON PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT @ 920-492-2331
- GREEN BAY PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT @ 920-448-3365
- ALLOUEZ PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT @ 920-448-2804
Meanwhile, check out the following as a guide to begin to become familiar with the game!!
Pickleball is a great game to play for people of all ages who possess good athletic abilities. While using a paddle and a ball, its resemblance to other racket sports like tennis, ping pong, badminton and racket ball stops there. The court is a different size, the net is a different height, the ball is constructed differently than all of the other balls of the games we have all played and the rules are unique to the sport. The video to the right begins to give a good view of "America's Fastest Growing Sport."
As we enter into the sport of pickleball all to often we bring with it our experience from other racket sports. While the objective of the game is to ultimately win the point, it is most often not done with the typical "smash" or "blast " of the pickleball at the opponent. Pickleball is a highly strategic game of setting yourself or your partner up for the winning point. "Dinking" is the fun, energetic and really the strategic part of the game. This is where the skills of pickleball come in to play. The video to the left begins to describe the reasons for this type of a shot, how to use it and the skills needed to demonstrate it effectively!
Pickleball requires a good amount of movement, to the left, to the right, forward and backward as well as the ability to move quickly and most importantly, safely. The videos below are fantastic depictions of the skills needed to play this game at a high level, which once you start will definitely pull you in the direction of trying to master all the skills and shots of the game. The game of pickleball really starts with the 4th shot, up until then it is simply getting the ball set up so you can play the strategic part of the game. Notice all of the shots that are used in these games: serve, return of serve, dink, drop shots over the net, resetting the point, driving shots, etc.
Lots of shots, lots of fun, lots of exercise and lots of people in our community playing the game! See you soon!
STILL INTERESTED: CONTACT PACKERLAND PICKLEBALL PLAYERS for more info: