This week on Pickleball Channel our guest is Jeff Shank, a popular pickleball instructor and player who lives at The Villages in central Florida. Pickleball Channel met up with Jeff over the summer so he could share some of the resources available for Pickleball players in The Villages. Regardless of your level, it’s important to continue learning and playing and The Villages offers so much to help players improve their game. Take advantage of it! If you aren’t from Florida, go ahead and sign up for a class or lesson in your area. Or offer to teach a clinic! You can also check out some of our exclusive links below to take advantage of clinics available online. Learn from the experts, learn from your friends, share your skills and help grow the game!
Here is some information about the main offerings for pickleball classes at The Villages:
*Please note that while class times and locations were verified at the time of posting they are subject to change at any time.
Every Tuesday from 4 - 6pm is The Villages Pickleball Club class for members at the Eisenhower Rec Center. Topics vary. Classes are beginner to Intermediate and usually follow a pattern of one hour clinic and one hour open play.
Starting Oct 1, Tuesday from 3-4:30pm Coach Mo instructs from Churchill Rec Center. All Levels are invited and topics include Strategy and Technique. This clinic is for Residents and Guests.
Starting Oct 1, Thursday from 3-4:30pm Coach Mo instructs from Big Cypress Rec Center. All Levels are invited and topics include Strategy and Technique. This clinic is for Residents and Guests.
First Wednesday of the Month at 10:00am Jeff Shank instructs from Lake Miona Rec Center. Classes are for Intermediate levels and include Strategies to Advance To Higher Levels. This class is for Residents and Guests.
Every Friday from 10:00am Deb Harrison instructs from Lake Miona Rec Center. This class is for Intermediate Players and topics include Stroke Development and strategy. It is for Residents and Guests.
Monthly Referree Clinic instructed by Jeff Shank from the Laurel Manor Rec Center and takes place the Friday before a monthly villages tournament.
Monthly Ratings Clinic conducted by Deb Harrison occurs at Seabreeze Regional Rec Center and takes place the 1st Thursday of the month at 3pm. This event will get you rated for a tournament or league play.
Lifelong Learning College classes with Deb Harrison provide pickleball instruction for residents and non residents. Go to their website to get more information: http://www.thevillageslifelongcollege...
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