Pickleskills+ Lesson Schedule


           PickleSkills Plus – Lesson Schedule
The PickleSkills Plus Lessons Program will resume in January and signup begins mid December.  Each class will be three sessions. See below for class dates. Classes are at the Sands Courts.

Sign up up for classes is by online registration only and club membership is required. Sign up for Skill Level Rating  is on the “Skill Level Rating Program” link to the right.
Members of the SCW Pickleball Club will be able to register for lessons starting two weeks prior. The following lessons and information are available. 

Introduction to Pickleball
 Mondays except February 12.
12:00  – 1:30 pm at Liberty Courts Palm Ridge
PS+ Leader: Kathy Russler
All SCW residents are welcome. Club Membership, Skill Rating, and  registration is NOT REQUIRED to attend the “Introduction to Pickleball” Monday Sessions.

 Skill Level 2.0- 2.5
Thursdays 2/22, 3/1, 3/8 at Sands Courts RHJ
Class Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
PS+ Leader: Pam Vermeer


Skill Level 3.0- 3.5
Tuesdays 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
Class Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm  at Sands Courts RHJ
PS+ Leader: Bruce Wray 


Advanced Skill Level 4.0 Plus
Saturdays 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
Class Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm  at Sands Courts RHJ
PS+ Leader: Ken Holtz

PS+ Drills for Tournament Players Skill Level 3.0 – 3.5
Tuesday 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
Class Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm  at Sands Courts RHJ
PS+ Leader: Bruce Wray


Level Time Dates Signup
 Skill 2.0 – 2.5 Th 5 – 6:30 pm 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 ended
    2/1, 2/8, 2/15  ended
    2/22, 3/1, 3/8  ended
Skill 3.0 – 3.5 Tu 3 – 4:30 pm 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 ended
    1/30, 2/6, 2/13  ended
    2/20, 2/27, 3/6  ended
Drills 3.0 – 3.5 Tu 4:30-5:30 pm 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 ended
    1/30, 2/6, 2/13  ended
    2/20, 2/27, 3/6  ended
Skill 4.0+ Sa 12-1:30 pm 1/6, 1/13, 1/27 ended
    2/3, 2/10, 2/17 ended
    2/24, 3/3, 3/10  cancelled

Class Size: Please note that each class size will be restricted to the first 16 participants registered. We will allow 4 additional people to register (for a total of 20) however, they will serve as subs only and if class participation is full, they are welcome to view and listen. Each person who registers is making the commitment to attend all of the scheduled lessons in the three week series. If you are unable to attend, please do not register, as you are taking the place of someone who does wish to attend. All participants should meet under the large canopy in the gathering space, 10 minutes before the scheduled lesson time.

Skill Level Restrictions: Effective 2/1/18 all participants registering for this lesson series will be required to have a USAPA or Club rating of 3.0 or 3.5. So if you do not have a skill level rating please see Skill Level Rating Program. Until 2/1/18 if you are not rated you need to review the Rating Skill Level descriptions for 3.0 – 3.5 level on the club website to determine if you meet the criteria to participate. These lessons have skill level requirements and you must be a member of the club to participate. 

Lesson Participation: Once you have completed a series of 3 lessons, we ask that you do not
repeat the lessons or sign up for a new level of lessons, until you have had a chance to practice what you have learned. In other words, please do not sign up for another set of lessons until at least one full month or lessons series has gone by and a new series of lessons may become available. This will allow more people to participate and also give you the opportunity to practice and put these new skills into practice during drop-in, round robins, ladders, etc.

Please Thank Our Sponsor & Volunteers! We are very fortunate to have Drew McKaig of Fullerton Financial Planning to sponsor our Club & the PickleSkills Plus program. With his assistance we have been able to fund different practice aids including our State of the Art Pickleball Ball Machine and the Practice Back Board. He provides services in the following areas to many of our members and SCW residents: financial planning, Social Security planning, long-term care needs, etc. If you are in need, please contact Drew. And without all of our volunteers this would not be possible. Thanks!