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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.

Mary Knepper (Mary Pat) started playing Pickleball in 2019.  She realized an immediate love and passion for the sport, and soon after obtained an IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) Level 1 Pickleball Instructor certification.  Her enthusiasm for the sport, along with recognizing students' wants, needs, and abilities is key to helping students advance their Pickleball game.


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


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
 
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:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Serving Clinic 
149550
18y and up N/A 03/22/2024
01:30 PM - 03:00 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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The Third Shot 
149550
18y and up N/A 03/29/2024
01:30 PM - 03:00 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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Dinking 101 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  03/19/2024
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
3 seat(s) available
 
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Learn to play pickleball 4-week series Session II 
149550
18y and up N/A 02/16/2024 - 03/08/2024
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$72.00 Res, $79.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
4 week series
 
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The First Four Shots 
149550
18y and up N/A Tu  03/19/2024
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$18.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
3 seat(s) available
 
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Pickleball Program Beginners Monday Afternoon Session II 
16y and up N/A 03/04/2024 - 04/22/2024
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 01/03/2024 - 02/28/2024
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 03/06/2024 - 04/17/2024
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$25.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session II 
149497
18y and up N/A Th  02/29/2024 - 04/18/2024
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 II 
149499
18y and up N/A 03/01/2024 - 04/19/2024
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Malta Community Center - Gym
$28.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
  No Registration Required
Mondays Beginners Drop-In Pickleball 
149494
18y and up N/A 05/01/2023 - 06/24/2024
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 - 08/26/2024
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 - 08/27/2024
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 II 
16y and up N/A Th  03/28/2024 - 04/18/2024
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

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