Drop In Pickleball Play now available at the Parker Racquet Club
Weekly open play sessions available for intermediate and advanced players. No registration necessary, just drop in at 18396 Plaza Drive.
Drop in Times for the week of November 18th - 25th:
Wednesday - November 20th: 7:30-10:00 pm
Sunday - November 24th: 9:00-12:00 pm
Monday - November 25th: 12:00-3:00 pm
Pickleball is open to the public, no membership required to play!
Open play session rates:
Tennis members: $4.00 / session
Non-members: $10.00 / session
Punch card rates:
7 sessions: $50.00
16 sessions: $100.00
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a paddle sport played on a 44’ x 20’ court with a non-volley area of 7’ from the net. Players may step into the non-volley zone however if the ball bounces inside the 7’ area. A paddle is used to strike the ball, and the ball is a plastic whiffle ball type that is apx 3” in diameter. The lower net height of 34” and smaller court size allows players of all ages and abilities to compete and enjoy the game.
But don't be fooled. This high-action game is fast, strategic, and will quicken your reflexes. It will challenge your mind and body, while introducing you to a fun community of friends!
Pickleball Private and Group Lessons:
Pickleball lessons are available for all levels of abilities, whether you are brand new to the game or a seasoned veteran. Each lesson is tailored to your current rating, and the intent is to absorb the learning cuvee of the game and develop knowledege and skills to play at a higher level. Playing smarter pickleball
by developing a better understanding of the philosophy of the game will allow you to compete at a higher level in a shorter period of time. Proper technique and court mentality are also stressed.
Paddles and balls are provided for beginners, and non-marking athletic shoes are required.
Contact Mike Anderson to schedule a lesson: email@example.com
Clean, non-marking court shoes required to play.
All lessons are based on 1.5 hour sessions and include individual analysis and instruction,
regardless of the group size. A minimum of three sessions is recommended as each session
emphasizes a unique set of instructions for different components of the game.
Private individual lesson: $75/ session
Private group lessons
5 players +……..Inquire for costs
Pickleball Boot Camps:
Pickleball boot camps are designed for both beginners as well as 3.0 level and below players who would like to elevate their game and progress to the next level. The registration cost is $60/person and include three 1.5 hour sessions over the course of three weeks. The primary focus is understanding of the rules,
learning general pickleball skills, proper technique and court mentality. Drills are designed to emphasize footwork, ball striking, placement and court positioning as well as practicing serves, 2 nd shot returns, 3rd shot drops, dinking and volleying. These camps also include game analysis, breakdown of rallies and learning practice methods to become better. Each participant will receive individual instruction as well
as summary handouts for review. Paddles and balls are provided for players brand new to the game. At the completion of pickleball boot camps, players may want to then schedule individual or group lessons to further hone in their skills.
The primary benefit of boot camps is for players to cut the learning curve of the game. Pickleball is already a fun game, and it is much more fun when you learn to become better…faster!
Boot camps are offered periodically throughout the year, and registration is required. Camps are capped at 16 participants and registrations are first-come first-serve.
Be sure to check the website for details, and contact Mike Anderson.
Meet the Pickleball Team
Mike Anderson, Pickleball coordinator and instructor
Mike Anderson has been a multiple-sport athlete his whole life, playing and coaching sports on many levels. He first played pickleball in 2014 and has since competed in tournaments on a regular basis and has provided several private lessons to area players. Mike is excited to implement lessons, training and drill sessions while focusing on pickleball player development at The Parker Racquet Club.
After owning and operating a printing business for 28 years, Mike is thrilled to be involved in the rapidly growing sport of pickleball while also assisting in the community sponsorship program for The Parker Racquet Club. Mike is married and has three children and resides in Littleton. His outside interests include fly fishing, basketball shooting competitions and time with his family.
Diane Reichler, pickleball coordinator
Diane Reichler has been an avid pickleball player since she first started playing in 2013. Diane is a USAPA Ambassador and enjoys sharing her love of the game. If you visit Diane at her house, she will likely engage you in a pickleball game on her driveway court.
Diane began as a tennis player from a young age and still loves playing tennis, but her passion for pickleball is undeniable. She participates in many pickleball tournaments across the state and beyond.
Diane has 2 engineering degrees from Colorado State University and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jamie, and three teenaged kids, Darren, Maggie, and Benji.