Clinics & Lessons

We offer various Pickleball Clinics & Lessons for all level players

Pickleball Charlotte is the best place to Learn, Perfect and Play Pickleball in Charlotte! Our Pickleball Training Academy and professional staff of instructors are ready to help all players from beginners to advanced levels to improve their game and have more fun playing Pickleball.

Please review the description of our Clinics and Lessons below and visit our CourtReserve Online System to view the actual dates, times, and availability and to register for a Clinic or Lesson. You can also download the CourtReserve App from the App Store. Apple | Android

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all Clinics and Lessons. Once you register and pay, you will receive an email confirmation and an email reminder 48 hours before your Clinic or Lesson. If you need to cancel your Lesson or Clinic, please do so online on the CourtReserve system. An account credit will be issued for all cancellations made at least 24 hours before your Clinic or Lesson. Please call us  704-583-1444 (ext 3) if you have to cancel with less than 24 hours before. Lessons and Clinics rescheduled or cancelled with less than a 24 hour notice will result in a $25 rescheduling / cancellation fee.

If you or your group is interested in scheduling a Custom Lesson or Clinic or Special Group Event at one of our locations, or at your club or neighborhood, please fill out our Custom Request Form.

Pickleball Charlotte
Pickleball Charlotte

Beginner Clinics (101, 201, 301, 401 Series)

Whether you have never played the game or are a new player, our beginner clinics and series are for you! These one-hour beginner clinics are offered several times a month as part of our 0-0-Start Beginner Clinic Series.

Pickleball 101 –  This is the first clinic in our 0-0-Start Beginner Series. It is designed for players that are brand new to the game.  The basic skills of the serve, the return, paddle position, rules, and how to keep score will be introduced.  There will be 20 minutes of gameplay to conclude the session.

Pickleball 201 – This clinic is part of our 0-0-Start Beginner Series. It is a follow up to Pickleball 101 or any Beginner Clinic.  The emphasis is control of your backhand and forehand groundstrokes, basic blocking, the overhead, and an introduction to dinking.  There will be 20 minutes of gameplay to conclude the session.

Pickleball 301 – This clinic is part of our 0-0-Start Series. It is a follow up to Pickleball 201.  The clinic puts an emphasis on control, shot selection, court positioning and gameplay while also improving upon the skills learned in Pickleball 101 and 201.

Pickleball 401 – This is the final clinic in our 0-0-Start Beginner Series.  This session provides a coached game play opportunity to practice and demonstrate skills and strategies learned in Pickleball 101, 201 and 301.  Each participant will receive a written analysis of their progress with comments and suggestions for further play and instruction.

Be sure to wear athletic shoes and come ready to learn how to play Pickleball! Your clinic fee includes a rental paddle to use, balls and all other necessary equipment. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Pickleball 101, Pickleball 201, Pickleball 301 and Pickleball 401 Beginner Clinics are taught by Pickleball Charlotte Instructors and experienced local Pickleball clinicians and ambassadors.

Visit our CourtReserve Online System to view the actual dates, times, availability and to register for a Clinic or Lesson.

Speciality Clinics

Are you ready to take your Pickleball game to the next level?

Once you have completed the Beginner Clinic Series, or have been play Pickleball for awhile, consider signing up for one of the many Speciality Clinics offered by Pickleball Charlotte.

Skills & Drills Clinics – This clinics will break down skills into teachable components so that you can put them into game play immediately. Skills that will be covered include serve, serve return, transitional shots and dinking.

3 And Me – This clinic is an opportunity to play WITH an instructor who can provide immediate feedback and tips.  The instructor will play with each of the three participants to work on strategies and decision-making tactics.

Coached Game Play – This clinic allows you to receive immediate feedback from an instructor while playing with others of similar skill level.  Control, shot selection, and court positioning are some of the key topics covered during this session.

Play With A Pro – This clinic allows you to receive immediate feedback from an instructor while playing with others of similar skill level.  Control, shot selection, and court positioning are some of the key topics covered during this session.

Boot Camp – Get your game in shape with this 4 session series of clinics.  Boot Camp focuses on the BIG IDEA of transitioning in Pickleball. Dinking, Blocking, Volleys, and Shot selection are just a few of the skills covered in this camp.

Dinking And Dropping – This clinic focuses on the softer shots in Pickleball. You will learn the importance and benefits of net play in order to gain control of the non-volley zone.

Lobs And Retrievals – This clinic provides you with instruction to develop and improve your lob execution and retrievals. It is essential when dealing with the strokes, strategies and safety precautions involved in lobbing and retrieving lobs.

Transitioning – This clinic focuses on the shots and strategies necessary to get your team from the baseline to the NVZ and gain control of your game.

Speciality Clinics are usually scheduled for specific skill levels. (2.0-3.0 Beginner, 3.0-3.5 Intermediate, 3.5-4.0+ Advanced). Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Speciality Clinics are taught by Pickleball Charlotte Instructors and experienced local, regional and often national pickleball clinicians and ambassadors.

Visit our CourtReserve Online System to view the actual dates, times, availability and to register for a Clinic or Lesson.

Junior Clinics

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country and Juniors are the future of Pickleball! At Pickleball Charlotte we are committed to introduce the next generation of Pickleball players to this great sport and help them learn and play the correct way. A few times a year, we sponsor and co-sponsor a series of Juniors Clinics and Play Days. The cost ranges from only $10 – $20 per Junior and Parents / Mentors are encouraged to sign up and learn and play as well. Register and pay online for each person planning to participate in the Clinic. Based on skill, age, and number of players, the format of the Clinic could vary from more instruction to possible round robin play and lots of fun! Visit our CourtReserve Online System to view the actual dates, times, availability and to register for a Clinic or Lesson.

Pickleball Charlotte
Pickleball Charlotte

Pro Clinics, Lessons & Exhibitions

A few times a year we have some great opportunities for you to come learn from some of the best Pro Pickleball Players in the world. We offer Private Lessons, Group Clinics and “Play with a Pro” sessions. Pricing varies based on the specific pro and type of session. Visit our CourtReserve Online System to view the actual dates, times, and availability and to register for a Clinic or Lesson.

Private Lessons

Do you like more individual attention and looking to work on specific pickleball skills? Our Private & Semi-Private Lessons allow for you to work for an hour with one of our Pickleball Charlotte Instructors. Private Lessons are available at Pickleball Charlotte at various times most days of the week. Private lessons are per hour. Players are allowed to bring up to three additional players with them to the lesson if they choose for $25 per extra person. You can include in the notes section the type of skills you would like to work on during your lesson.  The primary person is responsible for payments. Visit our CourtReserve Online System to view the actual dates, times, availability and to register for a Clinic or Lesson.

Pickleball Charlotte
Pickleball Charlotte

Group Training

Businesses, Schools, Clubs, Neighborhoods, Families, Friends, etc are all welcome to come in and play. We provide the court space, instructors if needed, and a game plan which allows all your participants to have a great time! If you are interested in scheduling a Custom Clinic or Group Outing please fill out our Custom Request Form.  Our Pickleball Charlotte Instructors are also able to come to your club or neighborhood for Clinics and Training.

Player Block Details

Player Blocks are similar to Open Play; however, instead of being open to ANY player, Player Blocks allow for an organizer to create their own sessions for SPECIFIC players. Those players can then register and pay online individually as well as see who else is playing. Player Blocks have a set fee for those registering and require a minimum number of registrants to keep the block. For more details or to schedule your own Player Block, please email Office@PickleballCharlotte.com

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Custom Clinic, Lesson, Group Outing

Pickleball is a great SOCIAL sport. No matter how competitive the game gets, players always greet at the net, tap paddles and look forward to playing the next game with their old and new friends. At Pickleball Charlotte, we are experts in helping ensure your group has FUN while playing Pickleball.  Our goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves during and after the games.  Then, perhaps, stick around for some cold drinks, hot food and stories about how you almost hit that ATP or Erne! If you are interested in scheduling a Custom Lesson or Clinic, or your group is interested in scheduling a Special Group Outing or Social Event, please fill out our Custom Request Form.