2019 Pickleball Class Schedule Out Soon

As we are wrapping up our final classes at Pecos, we are working on our 2019 schedule.
Some great changes are in store as we will be offering some of the favorites such as the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classes, as well as new classes we introduced this year, strategies classes and Doubles for Couples.
We began introducing new skills and drills which became fast favorites such as the Windshield Wiper Drill and the Box Drill.
For 2019 we will be introducing league play for all levels with our first Round Robin Events.
We are also improving our own teaching skills as our lead instructor continues his education through a new certification model offered through PPR, that same group that certifies Tennis Pros will now be certifying Pickleball Pros.
We do still have one more class and that starts November 18th and is an advanced class.
Registration is still open through the City of Phoenix by Clicking Here.
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Referees Needed

We are well into our plans for the Battle of the Paddle IV set for Dec 6-9, 2018.

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We are looking for referees to help us out.  If you are interested in refereeing, our want to learn about refereeing, please let us know.

We will be holding classes in September and October for new refs and those wanted a refresher.  The classes will be conducted by Certified Referees.

If interested please contact us a PecosParkPickleball@gmail.com

 

Battle of the Paddle Update

The Battle of the Paddle IV announced in will dedicate December 9th, the fourth day of the tournament, to the youth.

The day will feature drills, training, instruction, demos to kids and physical educators.20180522_190224

“The goal is to give back to the community through programs designated to help grow the sport through educational initiatives”, said Steve Manolis.  Steve is the Regional Ambassador for Education with the USAPA and has dedicated a large part of the past year to help kids, their teachers and the schools by introducing pickleball programs and curriculum.

“We will be asking for donations in the form of paddles, balls, nets to give to the schools that need it the most and want to be active in teaching the sport”, said Steve.

Battle of the Paddle to add Kids Program

The Battle of the Paddle IV, a non-sanctioned pickleball tournament, will be adding a day for kids on Dec 9th

The tournament schedule includes Women’s and Men’s Doubles on Dec 6 & 7, and Mixed Doubles Dec 8.

December 9th, originally scheduled for a Rain Day will feature a day for kids of all ages, 17 and under and will feature a kids only tournament, skills and drills and demonstrations.

Steve Manolis, Tournament Director for the event, and Regional Ambassador for Education will be working with the Arizona Health and Physical Education organization and other local schools to create the event.

Details will be forthcoming but the event itself is designed to increase awareness of pickleball at the grammar school and high school level.

The growth of pickleball is highly depended on the depth of involvement with the schools and school aged children.

According to Steve, organizers of the event will be seeking donations in the form of new and used pickleball equipment, including balls, paddles and nets.  Monetary donations will also be accepted.

To register for the Battle of the Paddle IV go to PickleballTournaments.com or just come watch