Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the US combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Athletes play on a court smaller than that of a tennis court and can be played either in singles or doubles. The game is played by hitting a perforated polymer “wiffleball” with a composite paddle over a net.
Training Times & Locations:
Dill Dinkers, 9179 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm
Practice will begin with dynamic exercise warmups, then paddle & ball drills, along with stroke development and position on the court. Athletes will learn how to compete at every level (based on skill level) and work in a team format.
- Athletes of all ability and skill levels are welcome.
- Beginner athletes will be provided instruction on basic skill development.
- Advanced athletes will continue to work on those skills in preparation for competition.
- Court shoes (tennis) are required for all athletes on the courts for the safety of the athletes and to protect the court surface.
- Pickleball paddles will be available to borrow or athletes can bring their own.
- Parents/caregiver must provide water for their atheltes.
- Appropriate clothing and shoes must be worn for practices.
- Uniforms provided for competition.
- Planning for competition for the 2023 season is in progress.
- Provide help at tournaments, guide athletes to assigned court, form and maintain lines, transition to next activity, model tennis, participate in game play.
- Volunteers may act as unified partners to pair up with an athlete for practice and/or competitions. Volunteers will need to compete at the athlete’s level.
- Coaches are needed to provide instruction and evaluate athlete skills, plan drills to improve skills and prepare athletes for competitions.