We suggest to anyone looking to learn pickleball to take a CTPA PB-1 Beginners class. This class include a basic paddle & ball to keep, 2 hours of instructions by CTPA volunteers and a $30 certificate off a membership. We have trained over 400 people on how to play.
CTPA Fast Track Clinic This class is geared for those with good racquet skills from tennis, badminton, table tennis or racquetball. This is a 4 hour clinic that includes a basic paddle and ball to keep along with a full CTPA membership for the year. Most people taking this course will come out playing pickleball at the advance beginners level.
CTPA Pickleball Academy Foundation (FS Series) and Progression (PS Series)
There is nothing similar in the nation to the CTPA Pickleball Academy. We focus on ten different pickleball skills and hold clinics focused to those skills at different rating levels. Take "dinking" as an example. We will teach a beginner or advance beginners the basic foundation to develop the proper technique in dinking. Then we offer a separate clinics for 3.0 , 3.5 & 4.0 levels to advance those skills, including learning drills to continue to perfect those skills after the clinic. Its learning the game the proper way rather than developing bad habits that limits your game. If you are really serious to be a better player this is the proper way to learn the game, skill by skill and over time. Available to only CTPA members.
Why start the first series of skills with dinking? Because most beginners avoid playing close and prefer to play at the back court, but for doubles this is not the way to be successful.
A wide variety of clinics have been developed with over 20 different subjects and length of times. Each clinic is then developed for a specific skills level offering four different levels on each subject. Clinics range from $25 to $40/person for a class of 4 to 8 students. All clinics are scheduled on Court Reserve.
Ball Machine Clinics:
Learn a specific paddle/shot skill in the clinic including the proper way to practice on our ball machine. Practice for several hours on the ball machine and return for the following up clinic to further improve that skill.