Anyone can play pickleball, but not everyone learns how to play smart from the start.

John Moore and Sandy Halkett , from Upstate Pickleball Clinics (Greenville, SC) , have a proven training program to teach you all the core pickleball skills you need to enjoy the game and with practice, dominate the game.

Clinics Overview

There are four levels to our BEGINNER CLINICS with each level helping you to build upon the skills you are learning.

  • INTRO TO PICKLEBALL is for beginners new to pickleball.
  • BASIC FUNDAMENTALS builds upon what new players have recently learned.
  • BEGINNER SKILLS & DRILLS reinforces the foundational pickleball skills beginner players need to gain smarter playing habits.
  • ADVANCED FUNDAMENTALS teaches beginner/novice players how to play smarter with more skillful shot selection.

INTERMEDIATE CLINICS are also available to help players improve their understanding of strategies needed to win points.

  • PICKLEBALL STUDY HALL is a geek-out session that is part classroom education and part on-court demonstration.
  • PLAY WITH COACHING gives players in-game strategy advice on how to play points smarter.

MORE CLINIC DETAILS:

  • Each clinic is 2-hours
  • Paddles and balls are provided
  • Participation is capped at 12 players for each clinic so everyone receives individualized coaching time
  • We play indoors at Victor Gym (108 South Line St. Greer, SC 29651)   see map below


Clinics Schedule

The Intro to Pickleball Clinic  is a two-hour session for players new to pickleball. You’ll learn how to effectively hit the ball, maintain a rally, keep score, the rules and basic game play. By the end of this clinic, you will be playing your first pickleball game. This clinic will teach you the foundational knowledge and skills to start enjoying the super fun game of pickleball.

$45 per player

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MARCH
Sun. Mar 3  | 4:00 to 6:00 pm – FULL
Sun. Mar 10 
| 4:00 to 6:00 pm – FULL
Sun. Mar 10 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wed. Mar 13
 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Sat. Mar 16 | 9:00 to 11:00 am 
Wed. Mar 20 | 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Mar 27 | 9:00 to 11:00 am

To register for an Intro to Pickleball Clinic, send an email to: 
UpstatePickleball864@gmail.com

The Basic Fundamentals Clinic  (two-hours) builds upon the skills new players have recently learned. You’ll become more skillful with your serve, return of serve and gain greater confidence in keeping score. You’ll also learn the punch volley, block volley and simple court positioning strategies.

$45 per player

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MARCH
Sun. Mar 3  | 6:00 to 8:00 pm – 1 Spot Left
Wed. Mar 13 
| 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat. Mar 23 
| 9:00 to 11:00 am
Wed. Mar 27
 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

To register for a Basic Fundamentals Pickleball Clinic, send an email to: 
UpstatePickleball864@gmail.com

In the Beginner Skills & Drills Clinic (two-hours), Sandy & John will coach you through specific drills designed to fast track your progress as a beginner pickleball player. You’ll get focused practice time working on successfully attacking high balls to end points and blocking hard shots to extend points. The concepts of “Serve & Stay” and “Return & Run” will be become a playing style habit. This is our capstone beginner clinic that will position you to become a skillful pballer. 

$45 per player

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FEBRUARY
Wed. Feb 28  | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

MARCH
Sat. Mar 16  | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sat. Mar 23 
| 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

To register for a Beginner Skills & Drills Clinic, send an email to: 
UpstatePickleball864@gmail.com

The Advanced Fundamentals Clinic  (two-hours) teaches you to be a more strategic player. You’ll gain a greater ability to force your opponents to make mistakes by learning how to hit un-attackable shots and by developing a third shot drop. Your soft game at the “Winner’s Line” will improve. Plus, we will teach you advanced doubles play strategies through in-game coaching advice.

$45 per player

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MARCH
Wed. Mar 6  | 9:00 to 11:00 am – FULL
Wed. Mar 20 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

To register for an Advanced Fundamentals Pickleball Clinic, send an email to: 
UpstatePickleball864@gmail.com

Pickleball Study Hall is designed for intermediate players (3.0/3.5 skill levels) wanting to become a better recreational player and for those gearing up for tournament play. It’s part classroom education and part on-court demonstration. We spend the first hour in the classroom learning playing strategies, shot selection skills, and discussing game play from videos. For the second half of the class, we’ll be on-the-court demonstrating strategies learned in the classroom. More information here.

$30 per player

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FEBRUARY
Sun. Feb 25  | 3:30 to 5:30 pm

MARCH
Sun. Mar 24  | 3:30 to 5:30 pm

To register for a Pickleball Study Hall session, , send an email to: 
UpstatePickleball864@gmail.com

In the Play with Coaching  clinic, you’ll receive in-game coaching on how to minimize mistakes to maximize your ability to win points. Coaches John Moore and Sandy Halkett will breakdown why points were lost and how points were won. Strategy, shot selection, court positioning, teamwork, and more will be analyzed. Ideal for intermediate players (3.0/3.5 skill levels). This session is capped at four players per coach.

$50 per player

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FEBRUARY
Sun. Feb 25 |  6:00 to 8:00 pm – FULL

MARCH
Wed. Mar 6 |
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sun. Mar 24 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm

To register for a Play with Coaching session, send an email to: 
UpstatePickleball864@gmail.com