Pickleball

PICKLEBALL COURTS & LESSONS IN SAN FRANCISCO

View Schedules

 

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the best elements of ping pong and tennis. It’s the ultimate team and social sport for all ages!

Come and learn the fastest-growing sport anywhere!  Pickleball is tons of fun to learn and play! Players of all ages, athletic backgrounds, and abilities are encourage to try-out this safe and social blend of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Pickleball is also a great source of exercise! Exciting drills and games are introduced to help students learn skills while having a blast along the way! Classes can be repeated more than once.

New Learners & Beginners (0 to 1.5 rating)

Students learn scoring, strokework and footwork fundamentals in preparation for doubles play. Pickleball safety, court etiquette, and sport-specific vocabulary are developed.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding scoring and positioning prior to the start of a point
  • Developing a consistent serve
  • Developing a neutral grip that allow for ease of both forehand and backhand shotmaking
  • Maintaining a dink rally
  • Ball tracking and moving safely on court
Advanced Beginner (2.0 or 2.5 rating)

Matchplay strategy and developing strokework/footwork consistency are points of emphasis. At this level, students should be comfortable rallying from the non-volley zone, serving and familiar with basic matchplay positioning and scoring. 

Learning Objectives

  • Moving to and controlling the kitchen
  • Developing a deep serve
  • Developing overhead swings
  • Maintaining a rally from the baseline
  • Learning an economy of footwork at the non-volley zone line
Intermediate (3.0 or 3.5 rating)

Higher-level shot-making and court-positioning are explored. Students at this level are relatively consistent rallyers from all positions on the court and look to take the next step forward through refining multiple stroke and positioning options. Students at this level should exhibit sufficient shot control in order to attack opponents’ weaknesses.

Learning Objectives

  • Improve footwork/positioning in relation to your partner & Introduction to ‘stacking’
  • Development of serve options (deep/short/down-the-middle/out-wide)
  • Topspin/backspin development as it relates to shot placement/selection
  • Developing rally ‘reset’ and rally ‘speed-up’ options
  • Improving execution of ‘third shot drops’ and ‘third shot drives’
Advanced (4.0 or 4.0+ rating)

Students at this level: (1) are capable of lengthy rallies from anywhere on the court, (2) are extremely patient, and (3) can easily change the speed, spin, and positioning of a shot when the time is right. Point play simulation and advanced shot development are also explored in this group. Students at this level should be extremely adept at modifying style of play to maximize win percentage.

Learning Objectives 

  • Fine-tuning shot placement/selection/consistency
  • High-level footwork is further improved through structured conditioning to account for the rigors/length of advanced play
  • Development of specialty shots (Ernies, Berts, ATPs, etc.)
  • Learning differences in recreational vs competitive (i.e. tournament) play
  • Exposure to singles play may be explored
Hourly Court Fees & Descriptions Resident Non Resident
Non-Prime Time
Monday thru Friday 7am-3pm
$10 $14
Prime Time
Monday thru Friday 3pm-10pm
Sat & Sun 7am-10pm
$11 $18
Seniors (ages 65+)
Monday thru Friday 7am-3pm
$5 $7
Youth (ages 17 and below)
Monday thru Friday 7am-6pm
no charge $14

 

Click HERE for Court Reservation Policies.

PICKLEBALL PARTIES – Birthday Parties, SOCIALS & TEAM BUILDING for small groups

Looking for a fun and exciting activity that’s perfect for any gathering? Look no further than a pickleball event with Lifetime Activities!

Let us host your next private event or corporate team building gathering with America’s fastest growing sport! Available on-site at select Lifetime locations or have the party come to you with our mobile pickleball service!

Contact us to plan your small event today!

Learn more about our pickleball parties

Schedules


Adult Pickleball Classes | Summer 2024
Youth Pickleball Classes | Summer 2024