Playing pickleball can be done with a minimum of training and still be fun. However, at some time you may want to refine your skills or learn new skills to make your time on the court even more enjoyable.

Pickleball 102Match Play CritiquePoint Progression, and Fast & Furious are some incredible training opportunities offered by our local pros. Visiting pros sometimes offer summer camps and clinics at a discounted rate to Club members. All are amazing opportunities to take your game to the next level.

Please visit the EVENTS listed on Bend Pickleball Club’s CourtReserve to explore the training options available to Club members. Space is limited and with over 1000 members, you should register early to take advantage of these fantastic training offerings.

Are you looking for a specific type of training? Connect with Director of Training & Development Janet Davis via email. 

Current Clinics

Reservations for the following clinics must be made on CourtReserve. Clinic fees are noted on the reservation page.

Wednesday Clinics

Serve & Return Workshop (3.0/3.5/4.0), 11:00am-12:00pm
This one-hour clinic will focus solely on the serve and return, two of the foundational shots in pickleball. Instruction and coaching will concentrate on developing the topspin serve, the directional serve, and the all-important deep placement of the serve. Return of serve training will emphasize proper footwork, paddle swing path, and ball contact, along with placement, pace/power, and pressure.

Open Paddle Face Practice (3.0/3.5/4.0), 12:00-1:00pm
Players will learn proper positioning of the paddle face to reset the point and slow the ball down. Drills will emphasize forehand and backhand paddle positions and taking balls out of the air in transition.

Point Progression Training (3.0/3.5/4.0), 1:00-2:00pm
In simulated game play format, players will deliberately use the serve, return of serve, and (3rd or 5th) drop shots while establishing non-volley zone court position from where they will dink, speed up, and reset the appropriate shot(s). Players will be rotated into the simulated game. Individual drills will focus on drop shots, dinks, resets, serves and returns.

Friday Clinics

Pickleball 102 (2.0/2.5/3.0), 11:00am-12:00pm
For beginning players who want to gain a better understanding of the game, this clinic will provide drills and play to improve overall performance on the court. This training can take your game to the next level. In this clinic, 2.5 skill level participants may also receive a 3.0 rating if appropriate.

Match Play Critique (3.5/4.0), 12:00-1:00pm & 1:00-2:00pm
What better way to up your game and to receive instant feedback while playing? In this useful training you will receive “real-time” pointers from a pro to make corrections to your play. Carry the tips given into your future play, improving your skills and understanding of the game.

Play, with Pointers (2.5/3.0), October 6, 12:00-1:00pm
4.0 members will play in and pass on suggestions to take your game to the next level.