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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, how the next players will proceed will be determined based on the level of play and group size at the time of play.  

Games are played to 11-9 points
 
Intermediate Drop-In Pickleball Monday Nights 6-8 PM
Pickleball players which play at the Intermediate level
(see level description below) 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.

Beginners/Intermediate Night Drop-In Pickleball
Pickleball players which play at the beginners/intermediate level (see level description below) can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limited to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructor  Registration taken from 6:15-6:45
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

SEE BELOW FOR PRICE, DATES AND TIMES
 
Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPA
Beginners
Minimum Skills Needed
This player is just starting to play pickleball and has some experience playing. 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.

Kyleen Dye has been playing pickleball since 2021 and is a Level 1 Certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International. As a student of the game, Kyleen enjoys all aspects of Pickleball and her goal is to make pickleball accessible and fun for as many people as possible. She enjoys introducing new players to the sport as well as working with more experienced players on improving their strategies and techniques while helping them gain a deeper understanding of the framework of the game of pickleball. 


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

Dinking 101
You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. 
Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game 

DRILLS, SKILLS AND PLAY
 
SERVE AND RETURN OF SERVICE
This class is for experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve and return of service.  Participants will review the techniques of this skill, repeat and practice the skill to improve muscle memory, and incorporate the skill into game play. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102, already play and fully understand the game, and be able to keep up a steady rally.
 
Tuesday 1:45-3:15 Instructor Gina Family
October 31 R$18  NR$20
 
 DINKING & THE THIRD SHOT DROP
This class is for experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the third shot drop and dinking skills. Participants will review the techniques of this skill, repeat and practice the skill to improve muscle memory and incorporate the skill into game play. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102,  already play and fully understand the game, and be able to keep up a steady rally.
Tuesday 1:45-3:15 pm Instructor Gina Family
October 17 R$18  NR$20
 
 
VOLLEY: BLOCK, PUNCH, DROP
This class is for experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the 4th short in pickleball. Participants will review the techniques of this skill, repeat and practice the skill to improve muscle memory, and incorporate the skill into game play. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102,  already play and fully understand the game, and be able to keep up a steady rally.
 
Advanced Practice Sessions (4-week session)
Have you been playing for 6 months or more?  Have you taken advanced clinics and then struggled to find an environment to practice what you learned? These classes are designed for the advanced player who will provide you with the environment to practice what you’ve learned and perfect your game.  During these practice sessions emphasis will be put on repetition and development of muscle memory retention using drills and drill games. Skills include serve, return of serve, third shot options, transitioning to the NVZ and dinking. This clinic is geared toward advanced and intermediate players that are looking to take their game to the next level.

Working Together with your Doubles Partner
 
Did you know that in doubles play it is only possible to cover about 67% of the court. In this class you will learn how to work with your partner as a TEAM. You will focus on: better communication, how to move with your partner, who takes the middle, being positive, being accountable for your play, strategic patterns, and understanding your partner's game. Register with your double partner or come by yourself.
Beginners Skills and Drills:
Did you know that the very best way to improve your Pickleball game is repetition? This class is for the Beginners who have some experience playing. Students should be familiar with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the rules of game play who are looking to practice their skills to improve their game through a series of 3 skills and drills sessions. In each lesson, we will focus on specific skills, explore techniques and strategy while building muscle memory through drills and repetition. We will work on skills including serving, serve return, the third shot, dinking, and court strategy.

 
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 

Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!
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 two shots in pickleball to your advantage. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game

STRATEGY: How to Grow as a Pickleball Player
Tips to help you continue to grow as a pickleball player.
You will explore court coverage, communication, and patterns to help you act instead of react on the pickleball court. You will also receive tips on playing routines, focus, positivity, and the 3B’s to help you stay in the game and be mentally focused. This is for the experienced player.




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.

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 and Doubles Play Positioning Movements.


Private Lessons Available



1 person $60 hour
2 people $70 hour
3 people $75 hour

Scheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  In order to book a lesson you must have an account.  ( Please set up an account before making a schedule request)

Additional Forms and Files:
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Dinking and the Third Shot Drop Drill, Skills and Play 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  10/17/2023
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
 
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How to Grow as a Pickleball Player - Strategy 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  11/14/2023
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
 
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Keep Them Back 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  12/19/2023
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
8 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Keep them Back 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  11/28/2023
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
 
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Pickleball 101 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  10/03/2023
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
2 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Pickleball 101 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  10/31/2023
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Pickleball 101 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  11/07/2023
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
 
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Pickleball 101 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  12/05/2023
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Pickleball 102 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  11/14/2023
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
4 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Pickleball 102 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  12/19/2023
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Dinking 101 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  11/07/2023
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
3 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Working Together with your Doubles Partner 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  10/17/2023
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
 
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Working Together with your Doubles Partner 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  12/12/2023
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
 
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Serv and Return of Serve Drill, Skills and Play 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  10/31/2023
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
 
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The First Four Shots 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  12/05/2023
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Volley, Block, Punch Drop Drill, Skills and Play 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  10/03/2023
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
 
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Volley, Block, Punch Drop Drill, Skills and Play 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  11/28/2023
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
 
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Why a Deep Serve and Return are a Must 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  12/12/2023
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
This is a one day clinic
 
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Learn to play pickleball 3-week series Session II 
149550
18y and up N/A 10/20/2023 - 11/03/2023
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$54.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
3 week series
 
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Beginners Skills and Drills 
18y and up N/A Tu  09/12/2023 - 10/10/2023
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$69.00 Res, $77.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
Class for Beginners that have played before and want to improve skills
 
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Advanced Practice Session I 
18y and up N/A FSa  09/29/2023 - 10/13/2023
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$69.00 Res, $77.00 Non-Res
6 seat(s) available
Bring a paddle This is a 4 week program
 
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Advanced Practice Session II 
18y and up N/A 11/17/2023 - 12/15/2023
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$69.00 Res, $77.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
Bring a paddle This is a 4 week program
 
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Pickleball Program Beginners Monday Afternoon Session I 
16y and up N/A 09/11/2023 - 10/23/2023
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$25.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Pickleball Program Beginners Monday Afternoon Session II 
16y and up N/A 11/06/2023 - 12/18/2023
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$28.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session 1 
149495
18y and up N/A 09/06/2023 - 10/18/2023
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$28.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session II 
149495
18y and up N/A 11/01/2023 - 12/20/2023
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$28.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session I 
149497
18y and up N/A Th  09/07/2023 - 10/19/2023
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$28.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
No instructor
 
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Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session II 
149497
18y and up N/A Th  11/02/2023 - 12/21/2023
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$28.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
No instructor
 
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Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session 
149499
18y and up N/A 09/08/2023 - 10/20/2023
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$28.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session II 
149499
18y and up N/A 11/03/2023 - 12/22/2023
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$25.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
  No Registration Required
Mondays Beginners Drop-In Pickleball 
149494
18y and up N/A 05/01/2023 - 12/18/2023
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$3.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
  No Registration Required
Intermediate Mondays Night Drop-In Pickleball 
149494
18y and up N/A 05/01/2023 - 12/18/2023
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$3.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
  No Registration Required
Beginners/Intermediate Tuesdays Night Drop-In Pickleball 
149494
18y and up N/A Tu  05/02/2023 - 12/26/2023
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$3.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session I 
16y and up N/A Th  09/14/2023 - 10/05/2023
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$19.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
 
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Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session II 
16y and up N/A Th  11/30/2023 - 12/21/2023
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$19.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
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