Organized and Open Play
- Multiple DatesSat, Dec 09Paddle Up Pickleball ClubDec 09, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PMPaddle Up Pickleball Club, 4 Meadow Cir Dr, Lake St Louis, MO 63367, USA
- Fridays 10am-12:30pmLake Saint LouisFridays 10am-12:30pmLake Saint Louis, 4 Meadow Cir Dr, Lake St Louis, MO 63367, USA
- Organized Open PlayLake Saint LouisOrganized Open PlayLake Saint Louis, 4 Meadow Cir Dr, Lake St Louis, MO 63367, USA
Open Play Skills Categories
For players ready to take a step up from beginner play. You can generally hit forehand drives, serves, and returns with medium pace, as well as dinks, but generally lack consistency and control (for instance, serves and returns are not consistent and lack depth); and you understand the basic strategy and rules of pickleball, including that you can keep the score properly.
Play intermediate if you can hit drives, serves, and returns with pace (including developing backhand shots), as well as dinks and drop shots, and are developing some consistency and control (including consistently hitting serves and returns in play); and you understand the basic strategy and rules of pickleball, you are starting to vary your shots between the hard and soft game, and you are moving quickly to the Non-Volley Zone line when you have the opportunity.
Play advanced if you can generally hit both forehand and backhand drives, serves, and returns with pace, as well as dinks, drop shots, and volleys (including block volleys) of different speeds, and have consistency and control; and you understand the strategy and rules of pickleball (including stacking), you have a moderate number of unforced errors, and you understand how to attack your opponents’ weaknesses on the pickleball court.
Open Play for Beginners
Beginner / Novice Open Play
For beginners who want to play open play, we recommend our Novice Instruction Play Group. Play games with other novice players as an instructor helps give tips and tricks to help you learn the strategy and techniques involved in playing at a higher level.