Town of Malta Parks, Recreation & Human Services
Register Now

Pickleball Register View Cart


Pickleball Programs-
Indoors at Malta Community Center

 
Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.
No Formal Instruction  
 

Must Pre register for entire program   
Provide your own paddles.
How the Program Works
All games played will be doubles games
There is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)

If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determine the next group to play.

Games are played to 11 points

Once your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the line


Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on Monday

Pickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limited to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructor
Registration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from
11:15-11:45 am

Exact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount.


Limited time
Intermediate Drop-In Pickleball Monday Nights 6-8 PM
Pickleball players which play at the Intermediate level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limited to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructor
Registration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 5:45-6:15pm
Exact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount.

 
Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPA
Beginners
Minimum Skills Needed
This player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.
Beginners/Intermediate
Minimum Skills Needed:
USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITION
This player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.
Intermediate
Minimum Skills Needed:
USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTION
FOREHAND:
Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control.

BACKHAND:
Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible.

SERVE / RETURN:
Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth.

DINK:
Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace.

3RD SHOT:
Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net.

VOLLEY:
Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control.

STRATEGY:
Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.



Pickleball Instructors 

Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. 



Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.

Learn to Play Pickleball 3-week series
Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This 3-week clinic will teach you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. Paddletek paddles and balls are available to borrow. (Beginners with no experience)
 Week one you will learn the basic game overview, basic footwork, stroke mechanics, serving, and returning. Week two you expand your skills and learn basic court skills, shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line when you’re the receiving team. Week Three you will learn strategies on how to move up to the kitchen line when you are the serving team.


Speciality Pickleball Clinics

Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned unless other wise described.
 
Pickleball 101
Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.
(Beginners with no experience)
 
Pickleball 102
This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.
Prerequisite: Pickleball 101

KEEP THEM BACK! 
The focus of this clinic will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand. You’ll also learn the punch volley and block volley blocking shot at the net to keep your opponent’s back.
Prerequisite: Six months of playing experience 

 
The Third Shot 101
Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. 
Prerequisite: Six months of playing experience
 


 
Lob retrieval and overhead smash
Learn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.
Prerequisite: Six months of playing experience 
 


The First 4 Shots 
When you hit a short serve, you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first four shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.
Prerequisite: Six months of playing experience
 

Pickleball Practice Program
Instructor: Ed Koivula
 
Have you taken a lesson or clinic and then struggled to find an environment to practice what you learned? This program will provide you with the environment to practice what you’ve learned and perfect your game.  During these practice sessions the emphasis will be put on repetition and development of muscle memory retention.  Drills and games will be facilitated by a certified, advanced instructor who will provide instruction and correction when needed.  These classes are geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate players that are looking to take their game to the next level. Session one will work on ground strokes mechanics/serve and return.  The second session will work on the third shot, drop, drive, lob.  The third session will work on transitioning into the NVZ.  The final session will be all about playing the line and dinking.




Private Lessons Available



1-2 people $60 hour
3 people $66 hour

Scheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  

Novice Pickleball Mini Program
Do you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.

This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.

20 per session        3 courts

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
pickleball 101 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  09/20/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
pickleball 101 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  11/29/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Learn to play pickleball 3-week series 
149550
18 and up N/A 09/16/2022 - 09/30/2022
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$54.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
3 week series
 
   Log In
Learn to play pickleball 3-week series 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  10/04/2022 - 10/25/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$54.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
3 week series Skip 10/11
 
   Log In
Learn to play pickleball 3-week series 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  11/01/2022 - 11/29/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$54.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
2 seat(s) available
3 week series
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Pickleball 102 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  09/27/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Pickleball 102 
149550
18 and up N/A 12/09/2022
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
4 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Pickleball 102 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  12/13/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
6 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Lob Retrieval and Overhead Smash 
149550
18 and up N/A 10/14/2022
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Lob Retrieval and Overhead Smash 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  10/18/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Lob Retrieval and Overhead Smash 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  11/15/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Keep them back 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  09/27/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Keep them back 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  10/25/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
2 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Keep them back 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  12/13/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session I 
16 and up N/A 10/17/2022 - 11/07/2022
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$17.00 Res, $19.00 Non-Res
12 seat(s) available
 
   Log In
Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session II 
16 and up N/A 11/28/2022 - 12/19/2022
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$17.00 Res, $19.00 Non-Res
16 seat(s) available
 
   Log In
The First 4 Shots 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  09/20/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
The First 4 Shots 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  11/01/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
The First 4 Shots 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  12/06/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
The Third Shot 101 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  10/04/2022
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
The Third Shot 101 
149550
18 and up N/A 10/07/2022
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
The Third Shot 101 
149550
18 and up N/A Tu  12/06/2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
   Log In
Pickleball Practice Program 
18 and up N/A 10/21/2022 - 11/18/2022
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$69.00 Res, $77.00 Non-Res
Bring a paddle skip 11/11
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session 1 
149495
16 and up N/A 09/07/2022 - 10/26/2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$27.00 Res, $34.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session II 
149495
16 and up N/A 11/09/2022 - 12/21/2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$25.00 Res, $29.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session I 
149497
16 and up N/A Th  09/08/2022 - 10/27/2022
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$27.00 Res, $34.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
No instructor
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session II 
149497
16 and up N/A Th  11/10/2022 - 12/22/2022
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$21.00 Res, $26.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
No instructor
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session I 
149499
16 and up N/A 09/09/2022 - 10/28/2022
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$27.00 Res, $34.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
   This Activity Full
 Log In
Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session II 
149499
16 and up N/A 11/18/2022 - 12/23/2022
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$17.00 Res, $21.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
  No Registration Required
Mondays Beginners Drop-In Pickleball 
149494
16 and up N/A 09/12/2022 - 12/19/2022
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$3.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
  No Registration Required
Mondays Night Intermediate Drop-In Pickleball 
149494
18 and up N/A 09/12/2022 - 12/19/2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$3.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
24 seat(s) available
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

┬áReturn to Programs    View All Activities


Share This Page: