Recreation Department offering July, August pickleball lessons for beginners

Julie Reichle

An avid player, Rick Schiller also helps to organize pickleball matches. (Photo from February, 2021)

Pickleball pro Miriam Garfinkel will hold several intro to pickleball lessons for interested players on July 20, July 31, and August 3 at the Piedmont Middle School courts.

From the PRD newsletter:
Have you been wondering what all the buzz is about pickleball? Want to learn how to play but haven’t known how? Feel too self-conscious to pick up a paddle without some instruction? Never played a racquet sport or afraid it will ruin your tennis? This clinic is for you! Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. It’s a great way to get fit and have fun. Pickleball is one of the friendliest sports around and Piedmont has several venues available to play.

This clinic will provide you with all the knowledge and basic skills you’ll need to play. We’ll provide the paddles and balls – just bring your enthusiasm! Miriam Garfinkel, our instructor and passionate pickleball player, is a PPR certified Pickleball Pro. She teaches at various venues in the Bay Area and has taught at Club Med internationally.

Intro to Pickleball
Tuesday, July 20
5:30 – 7 p.m.
$30
Piedmont Middle School Courts

Intro to Pickleball (Register HERE)
Tuesday, August 3
5:30 – 7 p.m.
$30
Piedmont Middle School Courts

Advanced Beginner Lesson
This clinic is for those who know the basics (serves, returns, dinks, volleys, scoring) but want to improve their game. Topics we may cover include stroke improvement (serves, returns, volleys, dinks), introducing / improving third shot drops or drives, and basic strategies.

Advanced Beginner Lesson (Register HERE)
Saturday, July 31
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
$30
Piedmont Middle School Courts

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