Pickleball

What is Pickleball?  Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

The City of Sun Prairie opened two outdoor dedicated courts at Wyndam Hills Community Park in 2014.
 
 2017 Court Schedule


July Skills, Drills, and Mini-Tournaments, Mondays at Wyndham Hills Community Park, Sun Prairie


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Learn and practice drills designed to increase consistency in your dinks, serves, returns, 3rd shot drops, volleying at the kitchen, and structured play to prepare participants for scrambles, tournaments, and a better understanding and enjoyment of the game. Clinics will be interactive and led by advanced players who will teach the drills and organize games in the same session.  No score games may be played so players can focus on certain skills and not worry about a score.

Who:    For all skill levels, CAPA members and non CAPA members.  Anyone 16 and above may attend.

What:   Instructions or reinforcement of basic pickleball skills, rules and court position that will benefit the 1.5  skill level player to the 4.0 player.  

Cost:   FREE, must bring a paddle, outdoor balls will be provided

Where:  Wyndham Hills Community Park

                     675 N. Heatherstone Drive

                     Sun Prairie, WI  53590

When:  All clinics/tournaments will be held on Mondays from

10:00 a.m. to noon, July 10 to July 31    

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM LAST MONTH

EACH SESSION WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 PLAYERS.  TOURNAMENT SESSIONS MAY BE LIMITED TO 8 PLAYERS.   

EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO CANCEL CLINIC/TOURNAMENTS by 9 a.m. IN CASE OF RAIN

CLINIC/TOURNAMENTS MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS.

JULY 10 CLINIC

What:  Basic rules of the game, serve, return of serve, structured play by Bob Gross - 608-850-7065

            Learn the basic rules of the sport of pickleball.  Time will be provided for questions and answers with Bob Gross who is a certified pickleball official.  The most important skill in pickleball is the serve.  You can only earn points while your side is serving.  Emphasis will be placed on the correct way to serve based on serve rules and returning the serve deep into the opponents court.

Court position and movement with your partner will also be discussed.

JULY 17 CLINIC

What:  Dink, 3rd shot drop, structured play with David Mott - 608-259-6615

          Learn to dink by keeping your paddle in front of you and lift the ball over the net in line and cross-court to your opponent’s kitchen. Spend time repetitively dropping shots from behind the base line and into the kitchen while respecting the net. Learn the drills, drill the skills, identify your weaknesses, and practice to overcome them. 

 

JULY 24 CLINIC

What:  Return of serve, dink, blocking hard shots and structured play with Mary Waitrovich - 608-225-1626

            Improve your pickleball fundamentals with a variety of drills on all aspects of the game.  Following drills, we will integrate our lessons in structured games designed to help players focus on specific skills such as return of serve, dinking and blocking hard shots. 

                 

JULY 31 CLINIC

What:  Dink Tournament with Jo Kiesow - 608-837-2789

           Using a round robin format, players will be teamed up with a different partner each round and playing different opponents through out the tournament.  An 11 point game, win by 1 will be played each round.  This is a fun way to work on your dink game, as well as meet new players. Every attempt will be made to give players 9 or more rounds of play.  Discussion to reinforce dink mechanics and court position will take place between certain games.


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