**Clinics are free & available for members and non-members, with no experience necessary**

La Jolla, Calif. (March 1, 2021) – The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) Jacobs Family Campus offers beginner, intermediate, and youth pickleball clinics open to the community.

Pickleball is growing in popularity. The sport – a mix of tennis, badminton, and ping pong – is now becoming even more popular as an outdoor, socially distanced sport. Beginners can learn easily, and advanced players can enjoy the fast-paced, competitive game. To learn more about pickleball, visit https://usapickleball.org/what-is-pickleball/ifp-official-rules/

The JCC encourages players to bring their own pickleball paddle to the court. The level of intensity is a player’s preference and JCC offers different clinics based on experience:

  • Beginner Clinics – overview of court and game, basic rules, scoring, proper grip and body placement, and groundstrokes
  • Intermediate Clinics – serve and return techniques, improve consistency, develop strategies, drop shots, and point play

Adult beginner clinics are from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 21 and April 18.

Intermediate clinics will be Sunday, March 28, and April 25, also from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Instructors are advanced pickleball players, as well as experienced coaches and teachers. Beginner and intermediate clinics are $24 per session, or $20 for JCC members. For JCC members only private, semi-private, and group clinics are available. For more information on pickleball clinics or pricing, visit www.lfjcc.org/qualcomm/tennis.

The JCC follows all county and state COVID-19 protocol and the procedures implemented to reduce the virus spreading include:

  • Required entry procedures, including temperature checks & COVID-19 symptom scan
  • Required facial coverings over mouth and nose for guests and members 13-years of age and older
  • Procedures implementing six feet of distance between members and guests
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols
  • Appointment/Reservation systems for applicable departments
  • Transparent communication and response to individuals/groups that may have contracted the virus
  • For more information, visit https://www.lfjcc.org/about/reopening.aspx

For more information on The J, visit www.lfjcc.org.

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