Professional Skills Training

SouthWest Metro Pickleball members – YOU ASKED FOR IT AND HERE IT IS!  Skills Training!

We are pleased to announce an opportunity to attend Clinic Sessions to work on and enhance your pickleball skills. Several of our club members recently attended the wildly successful Third Shot’s A Charm pickleball festival in Kansas City and we contracted one of the principal trainers – Mark Renneson, founder of Third Shot Sports – to come to the Minneapolis area to work with us directly.

We have a series of Clinics, Drills, Training, and even Private Lessons planned for January 17-19, 2018.  These sessions will be held throughout the metro specifically, the Bloomington Armory, Champion’s Hall, and the Eden Prairie Community Center gym.  Start times vary to accommodate early risers, mid-day players, and those that can only play after working hours. The sessions are set up to accommodate ALL SKILL LEVELS in both an on-court classroom group setting and break-out play format.

If you are injured or the sessions are sold out but you still want to attend a session we are also offering an Audit Pass that will allow you access to as many sessions as you want, ask questions, and even receive all of the follow-up materials.

Here are the Sessions, dates, and venues:

Date Time Venue Session
Wed Jan 17 8:30-10:15am Bloomington Armory Intermediate Drills Part 1– Fun and fast-paced drills for players who like to train! These sessions (Part 1 and 2 are different) will give you chances to work on the following skills: serving and returning, third shots, drops, dinking, volleys and more!
Wed Jan 17 10:15-Noon Bloomington Armory Advanced Drills Part 1– Train like the pros! This fun and fast-paced drill session will put you through your paces. Drills will give you a great workout in the following areas: serve and return; third shots; volleys, drops and dinking. And with two options to choose from (Part 1 and Part 2), each session will have a brand-new set of drills to do!
Wed Jan 17 1:00-4pm Champion’s Hall Blocking, Defending and How to Beat Bangers – Tired of losing to hard-hitters? This session is focused on defeating power players. Learn the techniques and tactics needed to take on players who rely on the fast ball.
Thu Jan 18 1:00-4:00pm Champion’s Hall Super Third Shots – How well you play your third shot can determine how the rest of the point unfolds. This clinic will focus on understanding different third shot options and developing the skills to be able to execute them more consistently and effectively.
Thu Jan 18 6:00-7:45pm Eden Prairie Community Center Intermediate Drills Part 2 – Fun and fast-paced drills for players who like to train! These sessions (Part 1 and 2 are different) will give you chances to work on the following skills: serving and returning, third shots, drops, dinking, volleys and more!

 

Thu Jan 18 7:45-9:30pm Eden Prairie Community Center Advanced Drills Part 2- Train like the pros! This fun and fast-paced drill session will put you through your paces. Drills will give you a great workout in the following areas: serve and return; third shots; volleys, drops and dinking. And with two options to choose from (Part 1 and Part 2), each session will have a brand-new set of drills to do!
Fri Jan 19 8:00-9:30am LifeTime Fitness in Bloomington (98th Street) Private Lessons
Fri Jan 19 9:30-12:30pm LifeTime Fitness in Bloomington (98th Street) All About the Soft Game– Being able to change speeds and play effective and consistent slow shots is crucial to high-quality pickleball. This session will help you to understand the role of ‘the soft game’ and to execute intelligent shots in different situations.
Fri Jan 19 12:30-2:30pm LifeTime Fitness in Bloomington (98th Street) Open Play with In-Game Coaching – Get on-the-spot tips, tricks and advice while you play matches. Match play is used to give you real-time feedback on the things you are doing well and areas you can improve. This session is great for people who love playing pickleball games and want to play them better!
Fri Jan 19 2:30-4:00pm LifeTime Fitness in Bloomington (98th Street) Private Lessons

 

The clinics will have a maximum of 12 people (the open play with in-game coaching will have up to 15) and if history repeats itself, these will sell out fast. Click here to register

If you want more information about Mark Renneson or Third Shot Sports, Click here to go to his site

You can see what past clinic participants thought by clicking here to see the unedited and anonymous comments from past participants.