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Tuesday September 21, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Skills and Drills: Short Game
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Wednesday September 22, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 September 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Friday September 24, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate 11-1 Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 101
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 September 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Monday September 27, 2021
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-3 yrs 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 - Pickleball Program- Mon Beginners Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Tuesday September 28, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball 102
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 September 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Friday October 1, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate 11-1 Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 Strategy and Court Coverage
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 October 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Monday October 4, 2021
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-3 yrs 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 - Pickleball Program- Mon Beginners Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Tuesday October 5, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball 101
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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    Pickleball - Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session 1
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 October 7, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Friday October 8, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate 11-1 Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 October 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Tuesday October 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Why a Deep Serve and Return of Serve are a Must
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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    Pickleball - Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session 1
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 October 14, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Friday October 15, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball Program Friday Intermediate 11-1 Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 101
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Ages 12-17 with signed waver
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 October 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Monday October 18, 2021
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Tiny Movers - Tiny Movers 2-3 yrs 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 - Pickleball Program- Mon Beginners Session I
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Tuesday October 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Open Gym Time - Tot Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Pickleball - Pickleball 102
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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    Pickleball - Novice Pickleball Mini Program Session 1
Pickleball Programs- Indoors at Malta Community Center Pickleball programs will have 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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 October 21, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Open Gym Time - Walking Time
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
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 18 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   NO DROP INSProvide 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 line 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 Coach Reservations 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
 
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Family Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Open Gym Time - Adult 18 + Open Gym
Free open gym times are broken down by age groups.   No pre-registration is required.   Must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the gym. Face masks are required for Family Open Gym and Tot Open Gym.Please wear clean, dry gym shoes and bring your own gym equipment.  Limited basketballs are available at the front desk.Note:  Skip dates can be found on the schedule for each activity.