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Intro to Pickleball at The Ellis School

Date: May 11, 2024


  • Session 1: 10:00–11:00 a.m. (Grades 5 & 6)

  • Session 2: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Grades 7, 8, 9)

Where: The Ellis School

Cost: Free! Registration required.

Have you noticed new pickleball courts in your neighborhood and wondered what the craze is all about? Want to try your hand at the sport in a friendly beginner's environment? Join us at The Ellis School for a pickleball basics class with volunteers from the Cranberry Township Pickleball Association! Learn all about this addictive game with the silly name. This event is FREE, open to the public, and designed for kids in grades 5–9. Learn more about the two sessions below. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.

  • Session 1 (10:00–11:00 a.m.) is geared towards younger participants and is open to fifth and sixth graders. One adult chaperone per child should plan to attend and may participate with their child.  
  • Session 2 (11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) is geared towards older participants and is open to seventh, eighth, and ninth graders. This session will include some simple drills along with an introduction to the basics of the sport. Adults will need to check in and check out their child and are encouraged to stay and watch.
Pickleball equipment will be provided. Please bring a water bottle for each participant and wear clothing appropriate for indoor sports (tennis shoes, athletic bottoms and tops). Sessions will begin promptly so please plan to arrive 5–10 minutes early.

Registration is required and will be limited. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Dineen at dineenj@theellisschool.org.

To register for this event, please fill out the form below:

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