Pickleball Lessons and Drop-In

Mid-Sun Pickleball


May 4: Why not make Spring even more special by signing up for pickleball lessons with your family? (ages 18+).  Lessons start on Tuesday May 17 in the evening and Thursday May 19 during the day. More details including prices are shown in the Lessons section below. I prorated cost will apply for registrations after the start dates.

April 25: Drop-In Pickleball is scheduled each Friday from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm and finishes  June 17 for the summer.  Play will resume on Friday in September. 

Drop-In Pickleball

Friday 10:30 am – 1:00 pm from April 8 until June 17, 2022.

Pre-registration is required for all Drop-In Pickleball sessions at Mid-Sun Community Centre and the quick link buttons above will provide you with all the information you need to create an account, register and become familiar with court etiquette. Pre-requisite skills include beginner lessons at Mid-Sun or a similar level of instructions, knowing how to score and how to serve.

If you are unable to attend a Drop-in Pickleball session that you have registered for please withdraw and make the spot available for another player, and avoid getting a no-show. Remember, two no-shows mean your online privileges will be suspended. To withdraw you can call the Centre at 403 254 8058 extension 221.

There is no waiting list available so if a session is full please check back to see if a spot has become available. Office staff are not able to register you for any sessions.

Drop-in pass prices

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Pickleball Lessons

Enhance your game in a fun 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. A waiting list is available if your lesson choice is currently full and there are always players gaining access to lessons from the list.

Lessons cost $145 for 6 weeks of 1.5 hours per week and residents of Midnapore and Sundance with a valid Mid-Sun Community Centre membership receive a $10 discount, so please consider supporting our community with a $20 annual membership.

Pickleball Lessons: Evening Session 1

Tuesday April 5 – May 10

Beginner: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Next Steps: 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Pickleball Lessons: Evening Session 2

Tuesday May 17 – June 21

Beginner: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Advancing Beginner: 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Pickleball Lessons: Daytime Session 1

Thursday April 7 – May 12

Beginner: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Advancing Beginner: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Pickleball Lessons: Daytime Session 2

Thursday May 19 – June 23

Beginner: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Next Steps: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginner Lesson Skills: (required for drop-in play at Mid-Sun)

  • Setting up a net (more challenging than you think!)
  • How to hold a pickleball paddle properly
  • What to look for in purchasing a new paddle
  • How to score
  • How to warm up before a game
  • Forehand and backhand swing structure
  • Serving
  • Mid-Sun game etiquette and rules
  • How to use a paddle rack for drop-in pickleball
  • Lots of game play!

Advancing Beginner Lesson Skills

Pre-requisites are Mid-Sun Beginner lessons or a similar level of instruction, knowing how to score and basic rules.

  • Ball control
  • Improving foot movement
  • Developing a deep serve
  • No volley line (kitchen) play
  • Basic volley and drop shot techniques
  • Blocking volleys
  • Overheads and lobs

Next Steps Lesson Skills

These lessons are suitable for players who have completed the Advancing Beginner lessons at Mid-Sun or have a similar level of instruction, are confident with scoring and rules, and have drop-in play experience.

  • Creating a reliable deep serve and introducing spin.
  • Developing consistency and directional intent with serving, forehand and backhand shots.
  • Strategies for returning serves.
  • Partner play and proper court positioning.
  • Confidence in approaching the no volley (kitchen line) for the third shot.
  • Introducing the short game and how to play with finesse.
  • An International Federation of Pickleball skill rating level will be provided at the end of the lessons. These range from 0.5 to 5.0

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.