Pickleball Lessons and Drop-In

Mid-Sun Pickleball

Drop-In Pickleball

Pre-registration is required for all drop-in pickleball at Mid-Sun as of January 6, 2022. These changes are being made to enhance the ease and accessibility of drop-in play for everyone. The resource buttons below will provide you with all the information you need to create an account and register online.

Winter semester drop-in play begins on Wednesday January 12 and ends of Friday March 18. The spring semester will begin in April with more drop-in opportunities.

Wednesday 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm (36 players) pre-registration begins on Thursdays at 7:00 am
Friday 10:15 am – 11:45 am (32 players) pre-registration begins on Saturdays at 7:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (32 players) pre-registration begins on Saturdays at 7:00 am

In accordance with the City of Calgary Bylaw 65M2021, players aged 12+ should be prepared to show their proof of vaccination, medical exemption documents, or proof of recent negative Covid-19 test (rapid or pcr) completed within 72 hours of visiting the Centre. If you choose to show us a proof of vaccination, please have your QR code version ready and a piece of Government ID. If you choose to show us a negative test result, please be prepared to show a new negative test result for each visit along with your Government ID.

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Pickleball Lessons

Enhance your game in a fun and socially distanced environment with Kevin Doucet and Steve Meyers. 3 courts, a ball machine, balls, and paddles (if needed) are provided. There is a maximum of 12 players in each set of lessons and all lessons are held at the Mid-Sun Community Centre located at 50 Midpark Rise SE and residents with a valid community membership receive a $10 discount . Please join a waiting list if your program choice is currently full.

Tuesday February 15 – March 15 (Session 2)

Advancing Beginner 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Next Steps 7:45pm – 9:15pm (8 players maximum)

Thursday February 17 – March 17 (Session 2)

Advancing Beginner 11:15am – 12:45pm

Next Steps 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Beginner

  • Grip
  • Swing structure, forehand and backhand
  • Serving practice, rules, technique
  • Foundational game rules
  • Basic drop shots
  • Basic game tactics

Advancing Beginner

  • Developing consistency
  • Introduction to third shot drops
  • Kitchen line play
  • Basic volley technique
  • Blocking volleys
  • Improving foot movement
  • Overhead and lobs

Next Steps

  • These lessons are suitable for players who have complete the Advancing Beginner lessons.
  • Techniques, skills, and strategies for both the returning and serving team including third shot drops, third shot drives with control, an overhead smash and returns of overheads.
  • Consistency of the short game and how to attack and defend with control.
  • Condition games are used towards the end of class time to reinforce your technique changes.

Community Centre Hours

The Administrative Office will be closed from Friday, December 17, 2021 at 2 pm until Tuesday January 4, 2022 at 9:00 am. Caroline will have limited access to email over this time.

General Inquiries: info@midsun.org

Pickleball Lesson and Drop-ins: (Caroline): programs@midsun.org

Facility Coordinator / Room Bookings (Vanessa): bookings@midsun.org

Pickleball Resources

The Calgary Pickleball Club is a solid  resource for everything Pickleball in Calgary. Click HERE to visit their website. Play Pickleball is a valuable online learning resource; check it out by clicking the link or by visiting www.playpickleball.com.The International Federation of Pickleball skill level scale is a great resource to determine what category your current skills are rated as.