Up Your Game - Level II
B- A player who can consistently hit the ball over and knows to get to the non volley zone line as soon as possible.
In this session we will cover:
1. Serving, traditional and drop serving + Return of serve. Deep returns, and if possible returning to the receivers back hand. Return of serve deep and to the middle T. Create confusion for the receiver. As well, we will go over making sure players stay back when receiving the serve, and also when serving.
2. Keeping your paddle up and out in front of you. Keeping the ball low and unattackable whenever possible. Basic shot selection.
3. Dinking with confidence and the reasons behind the dink game. Also a very basic introduction to the third shot drop. Explanation of the benefits of the third shot drop and overall strategy.
Covid19 Etc: Please wear a mask through the whole session including on court if you have not been vaccinated. As well, all players will be required to sign a waiver and provide an emergency contact and telephone number. Pickleball is an athletic activity, and as well, we are playing outdoors and it can get hot and humid. Please bring lots to drink and take breaks when you like. DO NOT RUN BACKWARDS.
ALL SESSIONS TAUGHT BY A CERTIFIED INSURED INSTRUCTOR WITH THE IPTPA(International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association).
The founding members of the IPTPA, (see list of founding members) reads like a “whose who list” of the best pickleball players and coaches in the world. Founded by Seymour Rifkind, a business executive and hall of fame coach, he and the original members recognized that in order for the quality of our sport to match it´s fantastic growth, certifying teaching professionals was a high priority. More and more players are seeking qualified instruction to improve their game.
Since the establishment of the IPTPA at the 2015 Nationals, the founding members have been busy not only establishing those standards, for the beginner through 3.5 player but, developing the criteria to determine whether a perspective coach met those standards.