Beginners Pickleball Clinic for grades 6-12
Fall Semester 2022
Wednesday afternoon classes from 12-12.50pm or 1-1.50pm (1pm class is limited. Please call or email to check availabilty)
16 week semester from Aug 17-Nov 30 with 12 in-person classes. (Aug 17 is online introduction and homework, Oct 12 is Fall Break, Nov 9 is online video, quiz and review, and Nov 23 is Thanksgiving Break).
Lessons are taught in a beautiful new private facility in West Farmington with one outdoor court and one indoor court. We play rain or shine. There is plenty of seating, and a bathroom. Facility is located only 2 minutes from Farmington Station and I-15 so easy access for parents to drop off and meet for lunch or run errands.
Students will be taught the basics of pickleball, including the rules, scoring, forehand and backhand strokes, serves, returns, dinks, volleys, and how to sustain a rally.
Instruction is provided in small groups of 4-6 students per court who will be instructed together and then broken up into two groups on two courts for practice, drilling, and games. PE is fun again!
Parents register for the class and agree to pay the $240 semester fee in full by August 1st 2022. Payments can by made by venmo, cash, or check
Parents enroll their student in a Funded Independent PE course. LAU will make payments to Monson Pickleball Academy directly. Students/Parents will be responsible for making sure that student fills out 15-hour reports (10-hour reports for middle school students). If student drops the class by Week 3 of the semester, LAU will not pay for the class, and the parent is responsible for the $240 fee.
Parents enroll your student in a 3rd party provider course. You register and pay for the class directly and Monson Pickleball Academy will provide a receipt that will include all the information that MTH requires for full reimbursement.
Parents enroll your student in a 3rd party provider course. You register and pay for the class directly and Monson Pickleball Academy will provide a receipt that will include all the information that Harmony Ed requires for full reimbursement.
Register: To register for the upcoming Fall 2022 semester, please click on the following link:
Yes! We are family friendly and understand that paying for activities for siblings can be a burden. We have a 10 percent discount for additional siblings for self pay and 3rd party provider registrations.
Probably, but not necessarily! It is recommended that each student purchase their own paddle and a ball so that they can practice the skills taught in class time during the week at home. Once you start pickleball, you are going to love it and you will want to play more and more. Practising is what will make you better and you will need your own paddle and ball to do this. There are recommendations for inexpensive paddles for beginners on the "Paddle recommendations" page. If this is really not in your budget, do not let this hold you back...we have equipment available to use during class time, but you will not be able to take it home to practice with.
A water bottle is a must. Please make sure that your water bottle is labelled with your name. There is no food or drink allowed on the courts.
Please wear athletic apparel and tennis shoes. No street shoes are allowed on the courts. You may want to wear layers like sweat pants or a hoodie in case you are playing on the outside court. Everyone will be rotating inside and outside. Hats and sunglasses are also appropriate for the outside court in the fall.
Lost items will be placed in the lost and found box underneath the table in the inside court and can be looked for at the following lesson.
Courts are reserved on the hour, so it is important that parents are prompt so that we can start lessons on time.
Parents are to park on the street in front of the courts with kids waiting in the car at five to the hour. As soon as the previous reservation leaves and you get a signal from the instructor, all students can come inside and the lesson will begin. Parents are again to park on the street for pickup at ten to the hour for pickup. Students will be sent out in time for the next class to start.
Please do not pull into driveway. Court address in Farmington will be emailed out to parents after registration.
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If you are interested in any HEAD products (Pickleball paddles, balls, clothing, shoes, or any other sports wear), please feel free to use my special personal 15 percent off discount code THPB70623 on their website, www.head.com
Monson Pickleball Academy would like to thank Ogden Pickleball Association (OPA) for their generous donation of Gamma pickleball paddles, target cones, and balls for our program.
MY PICKLEBALL JOURNEY
I have been playing pickleball for almost four years. I started playing for health reasons and found that playing almost every day helps my body feel so good. I am now truly addicted.
I started as a brand-new beginner at the 2.5 level and had to learn all the rules. I joined a league in my city and then a tournament where I came in last place and didn’t win a single game. I continued progressing through leagues and kept playing tournaments until I got better and better.
I have been able to progress and win many titles along the way. I now play at 4.5 or 5.0 level. I have won Regional Medals and played twice at the National Championships at Indian Wells, California.
My son and I are sponsored by HEAD, and my daughter is sponsored by Selkirk.
- I have coached three of my children who also love to play in tournaments. Last summer, my children each won three medals at the AAU Jr Olympic Games in Houston, Texas, and this summer, they won ten more medals at this year's Jr. Olympics. I also coached the local High School team this past summer for the first annual prep tournament in Utah.
- Pickleball is such a social sport and I have made hundreds of friends along the way. My goal is to give homeschooled children an opportunity to gather together, play and have as much fun as I do!
- I have homeschooled my 7 children for the last 11 years. By partnering with Leadership Academy of Utah, Harmony, and MyTechHigh, homeschoolers can choose to get High School P.E. credit for taking this course. Funding is available. See Payment Options for more details.