Summary of Skill Levels
Novice/Learning to Play: Player has likely never attended a pickleball lesson or guided play, doesn’t know all the rules and can’t keep score. These players will participate in learn-to-play group instruction followed by friendly game play. All equipment will be provided.
Beginner (2.0 – Beginning 3.0): Player has attended at least one beginning lesson or participated in guided play and/or has played for at least 1-6 months. Player understands the rules and scoring and has some basic skills including serve, return of serve and some dinking.
Intermediate (3.0 – Solid 3.5): Player will have generally been playing for a minimum of 6-9 months. Player demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules and strategies of the game and has a solid grasp of serve, return of serve, use of dinks and volleys.
Advanced (4.0 and Higher): Player demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the rules and strategies of the game. Strokes are performed consistently with accurate placement of the pickleball. Works well as a team with partner and successfully executes switches and control of the non-volley zone. The player hits a low number of unforced errors per game.
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