Intro to Pickleball Orientation



The instructional program classes are all free, can be taken as many times as recommended by the instructor and must be taken in the order listed below.

Where and when these classes are taught, and the description of these classes are found on the “Pickleball Community Volunteer Group Instructional Program Schedule” found on PickleballCommunity.com or in any recreational center.

Go to PickleballCommunity.com and select “Instructional Program” to sign up for these classes.  All signups begin 7 days prior to the next scheduled class at 8:00PM.

If classes are cancelled because of inclement weather, you will need to sign up again for a future lesson.  Normally classes are cancelled 1 hour prior to start times for weather.

If you need to cancel a reservation for any class, you must cancel 24 hours in advance using the same sign in procedure you used for that specific class.


Intro to Pickleball Series:

Please complete the series in the following order:

  1. Virtual classroom (click button above to access videos)
  2. Intro to Pickleball Part 1 and then be advanced by the instructor to the Beginner Mentored Program (BMP).
  3. BMP, attend up to 5 BMP sessions and then be advanced by the mentor to Intro to Pickleball Part 2. Some players may be advanced with less than 5 BMP sessions.
  4. Intro to Pickleball Part 2 and then be advanced to the Clinic Series after a recommendation by the Intro Part 2 instructor.

Clinic Series:

Those players that have been trained elsewhere and are rated 3.0 or higher may sign up for the Clinic Series without completion of the Intro to Pickleball Series.

  1. Non Volley Zone. After the instructor recommends that you may advance, you may then sign up for the Full Court Concepts class.
  2. Full Court Concepts. After the instructor recommends that you may advance, you may then sign up for Strategy Play Concepts Part 1.
  3. Strategy Play Concepts Part 1. After the instructor recommends that you may advance, you may then sign up for Strategy Play Concepts Part 2.
  4. Strategy Play Concepts Part 2. This is the final class in the Pickleball Instructional Program.