Pickleball Classes Fall 2019

Pickleball Classes are offered through the GVR Course Catalogue. For registration information pick up course catalouges at the Rec centers or go to the GVR website.


Pickleball 101 (Introduction)

Join us for the redesigned Pickleball 101 class! Learn the fundamentals of pickleball, the fastest growing senior sport in North America. Class consists of 4 2-hour sessions on consecutive Wednesdays. Classes focus on court layout, rules, etiquette, grip, position, drills for serving/return of serve, volley/dink shot and drills for both. The last class will be a tournament to provide you with practice and experience that may help you prepare for the Senior Games! Paddles available for students. Wear tennis shoes.

Instructors: Karen Riley, Sandy Heintz, or Donna Davis

Fee: Member $40/Non-member $10 more    Classes: 4

2019 Pickleball 101 Classes:

Wednesday - Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 - 3:00-5:00 Canoa Ranch courts

Wednesday - Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 - 3:00-5:00 Canoa Ranch courts



Pickleball 201

Prerequisite is 2.5 or better or having completed PB 101. Emphasis on 3rd shot, drop, drive or lob, and when to use each one. Proper footwork for defending the lob. Team strategies depending on court positioning.

Instructor: Carol Hammerle

Fee: Member $40/Non-member $10 more Classes: 2

2019 Pickleball 201 Classes:

Monday - Oct 14 & 21  -  3:00 - 5:00 Canoa Ranch courts

Monday - Nov 25 & Dec 2  -  3:00 - 5:00 Canoa Ranch courts


Pickleball 202

Prerequisite is 2.5 or better and/or having completed PB 201. Progression on 3rd shot by players developing a better understanding of when and which third shot is appropriate. Example: when should you not use a third shot drop? Introduce NVZ lob. Review footwork for defending the lob.

Instructor: Carol Hammerle

Fee: Member $40/Non-member $10 more      Classes: 2

2019 Pickleball 202 Classes:

Monday - Nov 11 & Nov 18 - 3:00 - 5:00 Canoa Ranch courts


SNAP Pickleball NEW


SNAP pickleball will help you become a Smart, Nimble, And Purposeful pickleball player by teaching you strategies, court position, footwork and teamwork. You will also learn what shot to use, when to use it, and how to execute it. This 3 week course runs for 2 hours each week and is filled with information that will help you elevate your game to the next level.

Instructor: Kathy Palese

Fee: Member $60/Non-member $10 more Classes: 3

2019 SNAP Pickleball Classes:

Tuesday - Oct 15, 22, 29 -12:00- 2:00 Canoa Ranch courts

Tuesday - Nov 12, 19, 26 -12:00- 2:00 Canoa Ranch courts


Yogalates Training for Pickleball and More!

Students will earn how to use Yoga and Pilates to improve their pickleball game and more! At each hour-long session there will be a focus on 5 key factors for the game: proper warm-up, balance, strength, flexibility and post-play decompression. Pickleball players from beginners taking Pickleball 101 to level 4.0+ players, learn how: flexibility and balance prevent injuries; core strength protects your back and increases balance in this quick 'start and stop' sport; strength combined with flexibility improves stamina and performance. Wear comfortable clothes; bring towel and yoga/exercise mat. Drop-ins welcome, $12.

Instructor: Vivian Sanchez

Fee: Member (4) $40, (3) $30   Non-member + $10

Wednesday (4) - Oct 9, 16, 23, 30   1:00-2:00  Las Campanas Cypress Rm

Wednesday (4) - Nov 6, 13, 20, 27   1:00-2:00  Las Campanas Cypress Rm

Wednesday (3) - Dec 4, 11, 18   1:00-2:00  Las Campanas Cypress Rm

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