When it comes to giving pickleball lessons and clinics for all levels of play, I can provide you with some insights. Pickleball is a fun and engaging sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. As an instructor, I would tailor my lessons to cater to players of different skill levels, from beginners to advanced players. For beginners, I would focus on teaching the basic rules, techniques, and strategies of the game. This would include proper grip, footwork, and shot selection. Intermediate players would benefit from more advanced drills and practice sessions to improve their consistency and shot placement. Advanced players would receive specialized training to enhance their competitive edge, including advanced strategies, shot variations, and game analysis. Overall, my goal would be to create a positive and supportive learning environment where players can develop their skills and passion for pickleball.

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Are you someone who prefers more individual attention and wants to focus on specific pickleball skills? If so, our Private & Semi-Private Lessons might be perfect for you! These lessons give you the opportunity to work closely with our skilled pickleball Instructor for an hour. Private Lessons are available at The Pickle Place at various times throughout the week. The cost for a private lesson is per hour, and if you’d like, you can bring up to three additional players with you for an extra fee of $25 per person.

Cost for 1 hour private lesson:
$50 for member/$60 for non-member

Cost for 1 hour semi-private lesson:
$25 for member/$30 for non-member

Cost for 1 hour private lesson 3 players:
$20 for member/$25 for non-member

Cost for 1 hour private lesson 4 players:
$15 for member/$20 for non-member

Beginner Clinics

Whether you are new to Pickleball or have limited experience, our Beginner Clinic Series and Beginner Clinics are designed specifically for you! These clinics are available multiple times a month, including weekdays, weeknights, and weekends, ensuring that you can find a time that suits your schedule. In the event that none of the scheduled clinics work for you, or if you and your group are interested in a personalized lesson, clinic, or special group event, contact our pro to schedule.

Please remember to wear athletic shoes and come prepared to learn the ins and outs of Pickleball! Your clinic fee covers the rental of a paddle, balls, and all other necessary equipment.

Beginner Series

Why not kickstart your Pickleball journey by joining us for our exciting two-hour, two-day Pickleball EXTRAVAGANZA? This special event is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of Pickleball and give you a taste of why it’s the fastest growing game in America. Whether you plan to play at The Pickle Place or anywhere else in the Pickleball community, this series will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to learn basic Pickleball-specific techniques, participate in Beginner Open Play sessions, and, most importantly, have a blast!

Beginner Pickle 101

This clinic is specifically tailored for individuals who are completely new to the game of pickleball. During the session, we will cover the fundamental skills such as serving, returning, proper paddle positioning, as well as the rules and scoring system. To put your newly acquired knowledge into practice, we will also allocate 20 minutes for gameplay at the end of the session.

Beginner Pickle 201

This clinic serves as a continuation of Pickleball 101 or any Beginner Clinic. The main focus is on improving your control of both the backhand and forehand groundstrokes, as well as learning basic blocking techniques, the overhead shot, and getting introduced to dinking. To wrap up the session, there will be 20 minutes of gameplay.

Beginner Pickle 301

This clinic serves as a continuation of Pickleball 201. The main focus is on enhancing control, shot selection, court positioning, and gameplay, while also building upon the skills acquired in Pickleball 101 and 201.

Specialty Clinics

Are you ready to elevate your Pickleball skills to the next level?

Once you have completed the Beginner Clinic Series or have gained some experience in playing Pickleball, we encourage you to enroll in one of the many Specialty Clinics offered by Pickleball Charlotte. These clinics are specifically designed for players of different skill levels, ranging from 2.0-3.0 Beginner, 3.0-3.5 Intermediate, to 3.5-4.0+ Advanced. This ensures that you will be playing with other players who are at a similar skill level as you. Please refer to the list below for a detailed description of the various Specialty Clinics available.

3 and ME

This clinic is an opportunity to play WITH an instructor who can provide immediate feedback and tips.  The instructor will play with each of the three participants to work on strategies and decision-making tactics.

Coached Game Play

During this clinic, you will have the opportunity to receive instant feedback from an instructor while playing alongside individuals who possess a similar skill level. Key topics that will be covered include control, shot selection, and court positioning.

Skills and Drills

These clinics will break down various skills into easily understandable components, allowing you to apply them directly in gameplay. The skills covered will include the serve, serve return, transitional shots, and dinking.

Dinks and Drops

This clinic is dedicated to the art of finesse in Pickleball. You will gain a deep understanding of the significance and advantages of net play, enabling you to master the non-volley zone.

Lobs and Gets

This clinic offers comprehensive instruction to enhance your ability to execute and retrieve lobs. It covers the various strokes, strategies, and safety measures associated with lobbing and retrieving lobs.

Transition Zone

This clinic focuses on the shots and strategies necessary to get your team from the baseline to the NVZ and gain control of your game.

Cardio Pickleball

Cardio Pickleball is a modified version of traditional Pickleball that focuses on increasing cardiovascular fitness and endurance. In this fast-paced game, players engage in continuous movement and high-intensity rallies, which helps to elevate heart rate and burn calories. The rules and equipment used in Cardio Pickleball are similar to regular Pickleball, but the emphasis is on keeping the ball in play and maintaining a fast pace. It is a great way to improve cardiovascular health, build stamina, and have fun while playing Pickleball.

Junior Program

Pickleball is becoming increasingly popular across the country, and we believe that Juniors are the key to the future of this sport. At The Pickle Place, we are dedicated to introducing the younger generation to the exciting world of Pickleball.

Jr Clinics- The Pickle Place is proud to offer a variety of Junior Clinics and Play Days throughout the year. We strongly encourage parents and mentors to join in on the fun and learn and play alongside their children. To participate in the Clinic, simply register online for each person attending. Depending on the number, skill level, and age of the players, the format of the Clinic may vary, ranging from focused instruction to exciting round-robin play and plenty of 

Summer Camps

The Pickle Place provides specialized Summer Camps for children between the ages of 8 and 14. These camps are designed to enhance Pickleball skills through a combination of targeted drills and gameplay. No prior experience or equipment is required.

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