2021 Pickleball Drills and Play for Beginner/Novice Players

April 22,29, May 6, 13    Thursdays 6-7:30pm
June 3, 10, 17, 24          Thursdays 6-7:30pm
June 7, 14, 21, 28           Mondays 9-10:30am
June 4, 11, 25, July 2      Fridays 6-7:30pm
We do still have a few openings in some of them.

Where:           Model School Courts, 412 S. Greene Rd., Goshen, IN

Instructors:    Doug and Jill Perry (Goshen Pickleballers)

Equipment:  Bring your own paddle if you have one.  If not a demo paddle will be provided during class

Maximum:     8 players

Age:              see above

What's covered: 

Rules Overview
Return of Serve
Forehand Groundstrokes
Backhand Groundstrokes
Drop Shots
Playing with a partner
Tips for New Players


A session may be cancelled due to rain or extreme cold or high winds.  You will be contacted by text if cancelled (you must provide your phone # to instructors).

Sign up:  If interested, please contact Jill Perry at 574-536-6141 or jillperry05@comcast.net

Since 1993

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels.

The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

It can be described as a mixture of tennis, ping pong and badminton. It is played on a badminton-sized court using paddles and a hard whiffle-like ball.

It is probably the most social sport of all due to the small size of the court and the short duration of each game - about 15 minutes per game. Most people play doubles, but singles is also an option. Pickleballers are gregarious people and soon you will have many great new friends for life.

It can be played indoors or outdoors. Being one of the fastest growing sports in America, it is easy to
find locations to play and people anxious to play.

Currently there are more than 15,000 indoor and outdoor courts in the U.S.



In 2019, Goshen Pickleballers held a tournament and donated 100% of the net proceeds to start pickleball programs in the PE classes and club programs of Elkhart County middle schools. Funds were used to purchase all necessary equipment for 4 courts at each school. Goshen Pickleballers will also offer clinics to help the PE teachers learn how to play and teach the game of pickleball to their students. Find out more of the details and view photos of the presentations to the schools...