PB Clinics Friday January 11th at Champions Hall in Eden Prairie – 2 options

Taught by Brian Astbury and Rachael Kroog (IPTPA certified pro instructors and 5.0 players).

We are here to help you with your technical and tactical play as well as strokes and strategies of how to play high pickleball. Choose session #1 or #2 based upon your skill level.

Session #1 – Jan. 11th from 12:00 to 2:00 for novice players (2.5 and below)

  • emphasis on net play: playing 2 inches behind the NVZ line, hitting solid volleys and un-attackable dinks
  • ground stroke basics for the serve and return
  • 3rd shot drop intro

Session #2- Jan. 11th from 2:15-4:15 for intermediate players (3.0-4.0)

  • forcing errors from your opponents at the net through ball placement and patterns
  • decision making based on the pace of the ball and height at point of contact
  • 3rd shot drop against a variety of returns (deep vs. short, fast vs. slow, high vs. low)
  • transitioning from the baseline to the net

16 people per session- $40 per student

1st – Reserve your spot by emailing Brian at [email protected]. Please specify which clinic you are interested in when you email. Ph# 612-859-7175

2nd – Confirm your spot when you make your Paypal payment at [email protected] or mail a check to:  Rachael Kroog 9900 Kell Ave. S. Bloomington, MN. 55437

Payments (Paypal or check) must be received by Jan.1st, 2019


Brian has won medals locally at Miracle Ear, 4th of July, Middle States Reg. as well as The Rockford Spring Fling and The National Pickleball Championships.

Rachael has accumulated over 100 medals including golds at The Huntsman World Senior Games, Fall Brawl, National Senior Games, MN, WI, TX and AZ State Games, US Open and The National Pickleball Championships. She is double certified as a professional instructor through IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) and PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry).


All 90 members who ventured out to the annual SW Metro Holiday Party at the Chanhassen Recreation Center, had a fun evening of food, Pickleball, socializing, prizes and best of all giving to those in need. We collected 140 Toys for Tots and $235.00 in donations from members. Along with a $200 donation from the club, we ensured that many children will have some joy this holiday season. We should all be happy we are lucky enough to be able to contribute to help our neighbors who aren’t quite as lucky as we are.

We thank our generous donors, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Scheels, Hiawatha Golf Course, Carbones, Streetz, Gamma and Willy McCoys for donating our raffle prizes. It is always fun to hope to win a prize isn’t it? Never gets old!

Happy Holidays to all! See you on the court!


Join Del and Linda Kauss, two of Minnesota’s top Pickleball players as they cover shots and strategies for winning Pickleball.

Wednesday December 19th
1:00 to 3:00 at Champions Hall
16 people, $40 per student

Del is the current National Senior Pro Doubles Champion, is a 3-time US Open Champ and a National Senior Games Champion.

Linda is a Huntsman World Senior Games Champ, a National Senior Games Champion. She has medaled 4 times at Nationals and 3 times at the US Open.

Reserve your spot by e-mailing Del at:  [email protected]

Confirmation will be sent after you pay via online Paypal payment ([email protected])