Beginner/Novice Clinics Foster Park Rec Center (Indoors):

On the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, we will hold our Beginner/Novice Clinics from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Foster Park Rec Center in the gym indoors.  There will be NO OPEN PLAY on these days even if there is inclement weather.

If you need additional information or have any questions, you may contact Felicity Moss at 770-480-1627 or email to: gmpbclinic@yahoo.com. This is a free clinic. Balls and paddles with be provided if needed.

 

You must register for the clinics in order to reserve your spot at: Upcoming Clinics/Events | ga-mt-pickleball (georgiamountainpickleball.com)

 

All who are coming to the Clinics it would be helpful if you'll review How To Play Pickleball beforehand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEYsymCtIDY&list=PLOD89c4nt4hRiWBRJmfDEPYo6rhOy-0AT

http://www.usapa.org/ifp-official-rules/

Setting Up Swift Nets For Indoor Play

 

It is important to know how to assemble and take down the Swift Nets.  They are very easy to assemble and take down if done properly.  It usually takes a couple of minutes to do it right.  The instructions are in the net bag or you can watch the 1:45 minute video by clicking on:

 

HOW TO ASSEMBLE SWIFT NET

 

When you take down a Swift Net make sure the Velcro center strap is closed and the net cord at each end is secured.  When it isn’t, the net gets all tangled up and hard to unroll.  Proper assembly and removal will increase the net life and prevent injury.

Very good article by Sarah Ansboury on things to focus on while playing and encouraging your partner

Pickleball Ten Commandments

Here's an excellent video on Advanced Third Shot Strategies by Simone Jardim

Third Shot Strategies

Here are some great tips from USAPA Pickleball

USAPA Pickleball Tips

Check out these Pickleball Quick Tip videos from Pickleball Channel

Pickleball Channel Quick Tip Videos

 

Having trouble with your backhand? Yvonne Hackenberg can shed some light on this with slow motion video:

Backhand Help

 

 

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The Pickleball Channel

 

 

Here’s a good tip from Sarah Ansboury on why hitting the ball while moving doesn’t work as well with pickleball as it does in tennis: 

 

Stop Before you Hit..!!

 

 

Here’s some great information on the 3rd shot by Prem Carnot. The First Commandment of the 3rd shot is …………………?? Go check it out~!! It may not be what you think it is:

 

The 3rd Shot’s First Commandment 

 

 

Prem Carnot, renown author and instructor was here in Hiawassee for a couple of days at the end of 2017 meeting and playing with us. Prem is one of the top pickleball instructors in the world and does many boot camps and clinics around the country. He’s good enough at this that many of the top pros come to him for advice and guidance. That’s why he’s known as “The Pickleball Guru”. You can subscribe to his emailings and podcasts for free at:

 

The Pickleball Guru

 

Need Pickleball Items?   

 

If you need to purchase any pickleball items such as paddles, balls, clothing, or accessories go to Pickleball Central (www.pickleballcentral.com) and enter in the code  "CRGAMountain" for a 5% discount. In addition, GA Mt. Pickleball gets a 5% credit on every purchase that we can redeem at the end of the year for needed items for our group. There are now two Pickleball Central banners, one at each gate at the Towns complex, showing this discount code for your reference.