Learn to Play / Improve Skills
- (Temporarily suspended during Covid-19 pandemic) If you've not tried this fast growing sport… We have Free Lessons on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Lower courts at French Park. See Where We Play for location details.
- Before coming to our Free Lessons, please view this short video describing the basics of Pickleball.
- We will have all the equipment for you to start playing. Just come to see what the game is about.
- History of Pickleball.
- If you are interested in buying a paddle, see some options on our Links page.
To see the most current USA Pickleball Association rules, click here.
Existing Players - Skill and Strategy Development:
For pickleball rules, skill development and strategy development tutorials plus play analysis of tournament players we suggest that you search Youtube.com.
Below are somewhat random examples of some of those tutorials.
- Doubles Strategy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ceh-7DI1Y&t=5s
- Doubles Strategy 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5AJCtyodQ
- Stacking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH-I9P24Dco
- Serves: https://youtu.be/LIW5GUhqdjk?t=13
- Fast Game Strategy: https://youtu.be/TlcfSiCGshg
- Dinks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBpHOf05ux8
- Non Volley Zone (Kitchen) Rule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGfLXDTzJck
- Defeat Bangers: https://youtu.be/6sWfPiWCPos
For more tutorials and examples of play you can search from several groups have created YouTube sites with various videos. Here are a few of them:
- PrimeTime Pickleball: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4trh-axJGxOpSwlvsUbHbg
- Picleball Kitchen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvFEaERrkqf73DvJ5uN9WcQ
- Third Shot Sports: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFXy3d28sy72PsyXMm8sZ2A
- Joe Baker: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTHV7Xjxf3nOB1qL4StzCQ5quyOgbCR5P
- Pickleball Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PickleballChannel
- Pickleball Diary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUIq3rYxnbvaBPgMjIHH67w/videos
- There are more, just search YouTube.