SPA Offers Introductory Lesson for Beginners

Shawne Cryderman

Any SaddleBrooke resident is welcome to attend this introductory lesson.

At the end of the intro lesson, participants will know the basics of the game and be encouraged to join the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) and continue with the Assisted Play program.

The only prerequisite or “must have” for the intro lesson is an interest in learning a new sport and the desire to have fun and do your personal best.

For additional information and to secure a spot for a one-time lesson, contact Shawne Cryderman at [email protected] or 520-818-2690.

One-time lessons are available on the following dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 21; Friday, Sept. 24; or Wednesday, Sept. 29. Lessons are from 3 to 5 p.m. at pickleball courts 4, 5, and 6 at the RidgeView courts. Masks are not required during play. Social distancing is encouraged.

Cost: $10, payable the day of the lesson, in cash (exact amount) or by check made out to SPA.

Please wear non-marking tennis shoes (no sandals or flip-flops), a visor/cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring water with you to stay hydrated!

Paddles and pickleballs will be provided. We suggest you do not purchase a paddle prior to attending the lesson since not all paddles are SPA approved.

Prior to your lesson, please watch any beginner video on YouTube. Just search for “introductory lesson” or “learn to play pickleball.” Just the basics—there are many videos to choose from.