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Tuesday January 25, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Drilling the Short Game
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM    Pickleball - The First 4 Shots
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Wednesday January 26, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-4 yrs Wednesday Session I
Tiny MoversInstructor:  Becky Weyrauch of Rock FitnessTiny Movers is a fitness class for young kids, Coach Becky will teach your kids the skills of listening and motor skills coordination, while playing age appropriate games that get your kids moving. In this non-competitive, positive environment the emphases will be good sportsmanship, perseverance and how to be part of a team. This will become the building blocks for school age sports and the lifelong passion for healthy living.*Parent must stay for the program and will be asked to participate at certain times during class.Face mask required for children and parent/guardian
 
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
Thursday January 27, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    MVP Striders Club - MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center Gym
MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center GymThis versatile workout fuses Power & Balance Moves and Striders Walking Club:  You will gain strength, coordination and improve your balance as you move through this circuit training class that incorporates weights and balance exercises and low impact cardio as you walk the perimeter of the gym at your own pace.  This program is designed for all fitness levels with modifications offered.  All are welcome to join and membership to MVP Health Care is not required.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Saratoga Volleyball January Rental
 
Friday January 28, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball 102
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Adult Pick-Up Basketball - Adult Drop-In Basketball
Join in the fun and get some exercise.  Drop-in and join in a pick-up basketball game.  Program is open to anyone 18 or older looking to join in a game.  No pre-registration required. 
 
Saturday January 29, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Monday January 31, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-4 yrs Monday Session I
Tiny MoversInstructor:  Becky Weyrauch of Rock FitnessTiny Movers is a fitness class for young kids, Coach Becky will teach your kids the skills of listening and motor skills coordination, while playing age appropriate games that get your kids moving. In this non-competitive, positive environment the emphases will be good sportsmanship, perseverance and how to be part of a team. This will become the building blocks for school age sports and the lifelong passion for healthy living.*Parent must stay for the program and will be asked to participate at certain times during class.Face mask required for children and parent/guardian
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Mondays Beginners Drop-In Pickleball
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Soccer - Mini-Kickers Session I
Face mask required for all children and parents/guardiansIndoor SoccerInstructor Garry PreeceGarry is currently the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Ballston Spa High School. In 2015, he was named Large School New York State Soccer Coach of the Year leading the Ballston Spa Boys Varsity team to the State Finals for the first time in program history while mentoring his team to an undefeated Suburban Council record. Garry is the Director of Coaching for the Ballston Spa Soccer Club.Join us for this fast-paced indoor soccer program where kids will learn the basics of how to play soccer. Mini-KickersMini-Kickers is a fundamental introduction to the game of soccer. The Mini-Kickers program is a way to learn about soccer while developing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. More importantly, the Mini-Kickers program focuses on building a child's self-esteem through a variety of fun games each week.Mighty-KickersMighty-Kickers bridges the gap between recreational soccer and competitive soccer, with an emphasis on individual skill development. With our unique curriculum, youth players will be exposed to a much more progressive, systematic approach to player development. Sessions will include Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Protecting the Ball, Dribbling, More Dribbling, and Small-Sided Games.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Soccer - Mighty Kickers Session I
Face mask required for all children and parents/guardiansIndoor SoccerInstructor Garry PreeceGarry is currently the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Ballston Spa High School. In 2015, he was named Large School New York State Soccer Coach of the Year leading the Ballston Spa Boys Varsity team to the State Finals for the first time in program history while mentoring his team to an undefeated Suburban Council record. Garry is the Director of Coaching for the Ballston Spa Soccer Club.Join us for this fast-paced indoor soccer program where kids will learn the basics of how to play soccer. Mini-KickersMini-Kickers is a fundamental introduction to the game of soccer. The Mini-Kickers program is a way to learn about soccer while developing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. More importantly, the Mini-Kickers program focuses on building a child's self-esteem through a variety of fun games each week.Mighty-KickersMighty-Kickers bridges the gap between recreational soccer and competitive soccer, with an emphasis on individual skill development. With our unique curriculum, youth players will be exposed to a much more progressive, systematic approach to player development. Sessions will include Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Protecting the Ball, Dribbling, More Dribbling, and Small-Sided Games.
 
Tuesday February 1, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Wednesday February 2, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-4 yrs Wednesday Session I
Tiny MoversInstructor:  Becky Weyrauch of Rock FitnessTiny Movers is a fitness class for young kids, Coach Becky will teach your kids the skills of listening and motor skills coordination, while playing age appropriate games that get your kids moving. In this non-competitive, positive environment the emphases will be good sportsmanship, perseverance and how to be part of a team. This will become the building blocks for school age sports and the lifelong passion for healthy living.*Parent must stay for the program and will be asked to participate at certain times during class.Face mask required for children and parent/guardian
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
Thursday February 3, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    MVP Striders Club - MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center Gym
MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center GymThis versatile workout fuses Power & Balance Moves and Striders Walking Club:  You will gain strength, coordination and improve your balance as you move through this circuit training class that incorporates weights and balance exercises and low impact cardio as you walk the perimeter of the gym at your own pace.  This program is designed for all fitness levels with modifications offered.  All are welcome to join and membership to MVP Health Care is not required.
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Pickleball - Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Saratoga Volleyball February Rental
 
Friday February 4, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Skills and Drills: Long Game
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Adult Pick-Up Basketball - Adult Drop-In Basketball
Join in the fun and get some exercise.  Drop-in and join in a pick-up basketball game.  Program is open to anyone 18 or older looking to join in a game.  No pre-registration required. 
 
Saturday February 5, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Monday February 7, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-4 yrs Monday Session I
Tiny MoversInstructor:  Becky Weyrauch of Rock FitnessTiny Movers is a fitness class for young kids, Coach Becky will teach your kids the skills of listening and motor skills coordination, while playing age appropriate games that get your kids moving. In this non-competitive, positive environment the emphases will be good sportsmanship, perseverance and how to be part of a team. This will become the building blocks for school age sports and the lifelong passion for healthy living.*Parent must stay for the program and will be asked to participate at certain times during class.Face mask required for children and parent/guardian
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Mondays Beginners Drop-In Pickleball
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Soccer - Mini-Kickers Session I
Face mask required for all children and parents/guardiansIndoor SoccerInstructor Garry PreeceGarry is currently the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Ballston Spa High School. In 2015, he was named Large School New York State Soccer Coach of the Year leading the Ballston Spa Boys Varsity team to the State Finals for the first time in program history while mentoring his team to an undefeated Suburban Council record. Garry is the Director of Coaching for the Ballston Spa Soccer Club.Join us for this fast-paced indoor soccer program where kids will learn the basics of how to play soccer. Mini-KickersMini-Kickers is a fundamental introduction to the game of soccer. The Mini-Kickers program is a way to learn about soccer while developing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. More importantly, the Mini-Kickers program focuses on building a child's self-esteem through a variety of fun games each week.Mighty-KickersMighty-Kickers bridges the gap between recreational soccer and competitive soccer, with an emphasis on individual skill development. With our unique curriculum, youth players will be exposed to a much more progressive, systematic approach to player development. Sessions will include Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Protecting the Ball, Dribbling, More Dribbling, and Small-Sided Games.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Soccer - Mighty Kickers Session I
Face mask required for all children and parents/guardiansIndoor SoccerInstructor Garry PreeceGarry is currently the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Ballston Spa High School. In 2015, he was named Large School New York State Soccer Coach of the Year leading the Ballston Spa Boys Varsity team to the State Finals for the first time in program history while mentoring his team to an undefeated Suburban Council record. Garry is the Director of Coaching for the Ballston Spa Soccer Club.Join us for this fast-paced indoor soccer program where kids will learn the basics of how to play soccer. Mini-KickersMini-Kickers is a fundamental introduction to the game of soccer. The Mini-Kickers program is a way to learn about soccer while developing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. More importantly, the Mini-Kickers program focuses on building a child's self-esteem through a variety of fun games each week.Mighty-KickersMighty-Kickers bridges the gap between recreational soccer and competitive soccer, with an emphasis on individual skill development. With our unique curriculum, youth players will be exposed to a much more progressive, systematic approach to player development. Sessions will include Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Protecting the Ball, Dribbling, More Dribbling, and Small-Sided Games.
 
Tuesday February 8, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Wednesday February 9, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-4 yrs Wednesday Session I
Tiny MoversInstructor:  Becky Weyrauch of Rock FitnessTiny Movers is a fitness class for young kids, Coach Becky will teach your kids the skills of listening and motor skills coordination, while playing age appropriate games that get your kids moving. In this non-competitive, positive environment the emphases will be good sportsmanship, perseverance and how to be part of a team. This will become the building blocks for school age sports and the lifelong passion for healthy living.*Parent must stay for the program and will be asked to participate at certain times during class.Face mask required for children and parent/guardian
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
Thursday February 10, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    MVP Striders Club - MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center Gym
MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center GymThis versatile workout fuses Power & Balance Moves and Striders Walking Club:  You will gain strength, coordination and improve your balance as you move through this circuit training class that incorporates weights and balance exercises and low impact cardio as you walk the perimeter of the gym at your own pace.  This program is designed for all fitness levels with modifications offered.  All are welcome to join and membership to MVP Health Care is not required.
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Pickleball - Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Saratoga Volleyball February Rental
 
Friday February 11, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Dinking 101
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Adult Pick-Up Basketball - Adult Drop-In Basketball
Join in the fun and get some exercise.  Drop-in and join in a pick-up basketball game.  Program is open to anyone 18 or older looking to join in a game.  No pre-registration required. 
 
Saturday February 12, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Monday February 14, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-4 yrs Monday Session I
Tiny MoversInstructor:  Becky Weyrauch of Rock FitnessTiny Movers is a fitness class for young kids, Coach Becky will teach your kids the skills of listening and motor skills coordination, while playing age appropriate games that get your kids moving. In this non-competitive, positive environment the emphases will be good sportsmanship, perseverance and how to be part of a team. This will become the building blocks for school age sports and the lifelong passion for healthy living.*Parent must stay for the program and will be asked to participate at certain times during class.Face mask required for children and parent/guardian
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Mondays Beginners Drop-In Pickleball
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Soccer - Mini-Kickers Session I
Face mask required for all children and parents/guardiansIndoor SoccerInstructor Garry PreeceGarry is currently the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Ballston Spa High School. In 2015, he was named Large School New York State Soccer Coach of the Year leading the Ballston Spa Boys Varsity team to the State Finals for the first time in program history while mentoring his team to an undefeated Suburban Council record. Garry is the Director of Coaching for the Ballston Spa Soccer Club.Join us for this fast-paced indoor soccer program where kids will learn the basics of how to play soccer. Mini-KickersMini-Kickers is a fundamental introduction to the game of soccer. The Mini-Kickers program is a way to learn about soccer while developing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. More importantly, the Mini-Kickers program focuses on building a child's self-esteem through a variety of fun games each week.Mighty-KickersMighty-Kickers bridges the gap between recreational soccer and competitive soccer, with an emphasis on individual skill development. With our unique curriculum, youth players will be exposed to a much more progressive, systematic approach to player development. Sessions will include Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Protecting the Ball, Dribbling, More Dribbling, and Small-Sided Games.
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Soccer - Mighty Kickers Session I
Face mask required for all children and parents/guardiansIndoor SoccerInstructor Garry PreeceGarry is currently the head varsity boys’ soccer coach at Ballston Spa High School. In 2015, he was named Large School New York State Soccer Coach of the Year leading the Ballston Spa Boys Varsity team to the State Finals for the first time in program history while mentoring his team to an undefeated Suburban Council record. Garry is the Director of Coaching for the Ballston Spa Soccer Club.Join us for this fast-paced indoor soccer program where kids will learn the basics of how to play soccer. Mini-KickersMini-Kickers is a fundamental introduction to the game of soccer. The Mini-Kickers program is a way to learn about soccer while developing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. More importantly, the Mini-Kickers program focuses on building a child's self-esteem through a variety of fun games each week.Mighty-KickersMighty-Kickers bridges the gap between recreational soccer and competitive soccer, with an emphasis on individual skill development. With our unique curriculum, youth players will be exposed to a much more progressive, systematic approach to player development. Sessions will include Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Protecting the Ball, Dribbling, More Dribbling, and Small-Sided Games.
 
Tuesday February 15, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Wednesday February 16, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-4 yrs Wednesday Session I
Tiny MoversInstructor:  Becky Weyrauch of Rock FitnessTiny Movers is a fitness class for young kids, Coach Becky will teach your kids the skills of listening and motor skills coordination, while playing age appropriate games that get your kids moving. In this non-competitive, positive environment the emphases will be good sportsmanship, perseverance and how to be part of a team. This will become the building blocks for school age sports and the lifelong passion for healthy living.*Parent must stay for the program and will be asked to participate at certain times during class.Face mask required for children and parent/guardian
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program- Nights Wed Beginners Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
Thursday February 17, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    MVP Striders Club - MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center Gym
MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center GymThis versatile workout fuses Power & Balance Moves and Striders Walking Club:  You will gain strength, coordination and improve your balance as you move through this circuit training class that incorporates weights and balance exercises and low impact cardio as you walk the perimeter of the gym at your own pace.  This program is designed for all fitness levels with modifications offered.  All are welcome to join and membership to MVP Health Care is not required.
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Pickleball - Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Thurs Beg/Int Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Saratoga Volleyball February Rental
 
Friday February 18, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Pickleball - Skills and Drills: The Short Game
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Adult Pick-Up Basketball - Adult Drop-In Basketball
Join in the fun and get some exercise.  Drop-in and join in a pick-up basketball game.  Program is open to anyone 18 or older looking to join in a game.  No pre-registration required. 
 
Saturday February 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Tuesday February 22, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Wednesday February 23, 2022
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Mad Science Show - Up Up and Away Mad Science Show
45 minute Science Show brought to you by Mad Science!Mad Science Show Up Up and Away: Get ready to be mystified by molecules and amazed by atmospheric pressure in this event on the power of pressure. Witness how an ordinary object becomes a hot-air balloon. Zoom across the floor on the Mad Science hovercraft and discover how energy transforms liquid into an exciting chemical reaction.  This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure.  The Mad Scientist will make a hot air balloon out of a dry-cleaning bag, show the audience how a parachute works. A vortex generator will create giant smoke rings and a special powder will be used to surprise everyone.  Get ready to be mystified!
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
Thursday February 24, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    MVP Striders Club - MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center Gym
MVP Strength & Striders at Malta Community Center GymThis versatile workout fuses Power & Balance Moves and Striders Walking Club:  You will gain strength, coordination and improve your balance as you move through this circuit training class that incorporates weights and balance exercises and low impact cardio as you walk the perimeter of the gym at your own pace.  This program is designed for all fitness levels with modifications offered.  All are welcome to join and membership to MVP Health Care is not required.
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Pickleball - Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball 101
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Pickleball - Ground Strokes 101
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
Friday February 25, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Pickleball - The Third Shot
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball 102
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 24 players on three courts.  Courts are open for two hours where you can play with others of like ability.No Formal Instruction    Must Pre register for entire program   Provide your own paddles.How the Program WorksAll games played will be doubles gamesThere is no assignment to a court based on skill level (see guidelines for player’s skill level below)If courts are occupied, place your paddle in a single-file line along the wall (this will determine your spot in line) Paddles should be lined up against the wall to determines the next group to play.Games are played to 11 pointsOnce your game has finished, place your paddle at the end of the lineNew Beginners Drop-In Pickleball Only on MondayPickleball players which play at the beginner’s level can drop in for two hours of open play.  The program will be limit to 24 players with 3 courts available.  No instructorRegistration will be taken at the front desk on the day of play from 11:15-11:45 amExact Change in Cash Appreciated. Proof required for residency discount. Skill Levels Definitions based on the USAPABeginnersMinimum Skills NeededThis player is just starting to play pickleball and has no other sports background. Minimal understanding of rules of the game.Beginners/IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed:USAPA 2.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINITIONThis player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.IntermediateMinimum Skills Needed: USAPA 3.5 PLAYER SKILL RATING DEFINTIONFOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control. BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible. SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth. DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace. 3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net. VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control. STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.Outdoor Clinics held at Malta Community Park, 285 Plains Rd, Malta Clinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Dates vary and are emailed monthly. Instructors:  Gina Family, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Instructor and Ed Koivula Level 1 Certified Pickleball InstructorMore about Gina and Ed Gina Family has been playing and studying the game of pickleball for several years. She is a Level 1 certified instructor by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. Gina enjoys assisting and motivating individuals to learn and  improve their skills, discover new techniques and strategies, and achieve their goals in pickleball. Gina has also been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 30 years. Ed Koivula has been playing competitive tennis since 1990 and playing pickleball for seven years.  He is a Level 1 certified pickleball instructor by Pickleball Coaching International.  He is a 4.5 player that has medaled in tournaments at the local, state and international level. Ed enjoys working with players to improve fundamentals and use them to execute tactics and strategies.  Ed taught tennis as a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified tennis instructor and is currently a NYS certified public High School coach.Pickleball ClinicsClinics are 90 minutes long, 60 minutes of instruction followed by 30 minutes of play utilizing the skills you learned. Pickleball 101Learn the fastest growing sport in North America. This class will give you the skills necessary to get started playing doubles Pickleball. You’ll learn the basic game overview, how to keep score, basic footwork and stroke mechanics, serving, and returning.(Beginners with no experience) Pickleball 102This class will take Pickleball 101 one more step. Participants will continue to work on their 101 skills. In addition, you will learn basic court skill;  shot placement, moving with your doubles partner, and when to move up to the NVZ (no volley zone) or kitchen line.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 Pickleball Groundstrokes 101  This clinic will focus on improving stroke mechanics. You’ll learn how to receive the ball for a more consistent and accurate forehand and backhand stroke.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game The Third Shot 101Learn one of the most important shots in pickleball to help the serving  team get to the net and win more points. This class will give you the skills to execute a third shot drive, lob or drop shot. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Dinking 101You served, they returned service, and your third shot brought you and your partner up to the NVZ. You’ve neutralized play and the dink rally begins. This class will teach you dinking footwork, dinking control, strokes and strategies. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101, 102, or already play and fully understand the game  Why a deep serve and return of serve are a MUST!When you hit a short serve you’re giving a big advantage to your opponent by helping them get to the NVZ in a jiffy. When you send  back a short return of serve you’re also giving a big advantage to your opponent by inviting them to the NVZ. Learn how to strategically use the first two shots in pickleball to your advantage and win more points.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Lob retrieval and overhead smashLearn how to safely retrieve a lob or hit an overhead smash without running backwards.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand  New! KEEP THEM BACK! Improve your forehand, backhand, punch volley and blocking shot at the net.This class is for experienced players with full knowledge of the rules of game play. The focus will be on improving the return of service by improving your stroke mechanics for your forehand and backhand.  You’ll also learn the blocking shot at the net to keep your opponents back.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game Pickleball strategy and court coverage This clinic is for experienced players looking to take a new step. You will concentrate on learning and practicing the mental part of the game. Mental toughness and patience are essential skills on the pickleball court. Players will learn how to move with their partner, improve anticipation, construct points, exploit their opponents weakness, and stay mentally tough. Skills and Drills: The Short GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamental strokes and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on dinking, the third shot drop, blocking, and working you way up to the net. Participants will participate in drills and drill game play.Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Skills and Drills: The Long GameThis class is for the experienced players with good fundamentals and full knowledge of the game. The focus will be on improving the serve, return of service, forehands and backhands and lobs. Participants will participate in  drills and drill games. Prerequisite: Pickleball 101 and 102 or already play and fully understand the game. Three and Me Lesson                                        $25 PER PERSON/ HOUR The three and me lesson allows the teaching professional to play along in games with students allowing immediate feedback on shot selection, strategic decisions and court positioning. This is a very effective learning environment for all levels of players when working on doubles strategy and tactics. In addition, time will be dedicated to improving existing shots and developing new ones.  Content of the lesson will be developed collaboratively between coach and students. Three students are needed to run the lesson, so grab your friends and schedule a date with the community center.Ed Koivula, Pickleball CoachReservations to be made directly Malta Community Center Coach Ed will contact you to determine a time 24 hour notice required to cancel lessons Private Lessons Available1-2 people $60 hour3 people $66 hourScheduled on request call the office and ask for Mary to book a lesson.  Novice Pickleball Mini ProgramDo you want to join a pickleball program but not sure if you are ready?  Do you know the basics of pickleball?  Join us for a new program that will let players who are just learning the sport get comfortable enough to join in a free play program.This 4-week session is to get the new players acquainted with how free play works and to work on basic skills with player who have very little experience. Participants must have taken Pickleball 101 or 102. (or similar experience) There is no formal instruction just instructional reminders on how to Serve, Volley, Double-Bounce Rule, Scoring, Player Position for Doubles, Doubles Play Positioning Movements.20 per session        3 courts
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
All open gym slots are FREE unless indicated. Bring your own gym appropriate equipment and clean, dry gym shoes.  Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival. We are not staffed with an individual to monitor the gymnasium. Times are broken down by age for risk management purposes. Supervising staff has discretion to alter schedule as they see fit. It is recommended to call prior to arriving due to potential schedule changes. Walking Time: Adults 18+ can walk laps around the gym, 15 laps = 1 mileTot Open Gym: Children 5 and under with supervising adult Family Open Gym: Parent/Adult and children playing together. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timesAge 12-17 with Signed Waiver: Children ages 12-17 can participate without supervision if they provide a waiver signed by parent.  Waiver found here: https://maltaparksrec.com/forms/6167_waiver_for_minors_using_the_town_of_malta.pdf Open Gym 18+: Must be 18+. Picture ID required.
 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Adult Pick-Up Basketball - Adult Drop-In Basketball
Join in the fun and get some exercise.  Drop-in and join in a pick-up basketball game.  Program is open to anyone 18 or older looking to join in a game.  No pre-registration required.