Pickleball Class Descriptions
Take a class! Start at any level based on your play experience. Descriptions for each of the five levels & proficiency expectations are included below. A link to the Plano Parks and Recreation site for pickleball class schedules & registration follows the descriptions. Registration for all programs is processed through Plano Parks and Recreation. Note: If an activity is full, please add yourself to the waitlist!
Beginner Pickleball – Overview of rules, court layout, equipment, strategy, and game play.
- Follow the pathway of the ball;
- Learn the strokes: forehand, backhand, and overhead;
- Serve & return the ball; Engage in volleys.
To advance to next level: Players serve, return, and volley with a consistency of 3/10.
Advanced Beginner I Pickleball – Improve your ground strokes, overheads, volleys and serve.
Designed for the player who has limited Pickleball experience and/or has taken the beginner class.
- Add direction and control to forehand and backhand shots;
- Improve technique on serves, volleys, and drive shots, Initiate a dink rally.
To advance to next level: Players execute serves, returns, and volleys with a consistency of 4/10.
Advanced Beginner II Pickleball – Create confidence in your game and enhance your technique. Designed for the player who has taken the Advanced Beginner I class.
Skills Covered: How to transition from baseline to non-volley zone/kitchen;
- Execute a third shot drop;
- Slow the ball down.
Goal at Class Completion: Players execute serves, returns, and volleys with a consistency of 6/10.
Note: Students who have completed ABII are encouraged to participate in 3.0 Pickleball Leagues, Open Play and Pickleball Mixers.
For Tournament-Level Players Only:
Pickleball Competitive Drills & Play (Adult 4.0-4.5 level) – Designed for 4.0-4.5 level Pickleball player looking for competitive drills and playing time.
Participants must call High Point to withdraw from a class at least one week before the first class. Withdrawals within one week will not receive a refund of fee charged.
Rent a court for some practice time!
$3.25 for Plano residents
$4.33 for non-residents
(rates include sales tax and are per player)
Court rentals are for 90 minutes.
You may reserve a court up to two days in advance.
Annual Plano Resident Court Pass:
Good for one year from date of purchase. “Resident” status means physically resides in Plano, TX.
Adult Resident $150.00 + Tax
Youth Resident $85.00 + Tax
Resident Family $260.00 + Tax
Annual Non-Resident Court Pass:
Adult Non-Resident $230.00 + Tax
Youth Non-Resident $130.00 + Tax
Non-Resident Family $390.00 + Tax
*Annual Pass Memberships do not guarantee a court is available at the time requested. Passes apply only to the regular court reservation for that individual or covered family members.