Diamond State Pickleball Club operates a  player development program for its members who are looking to improve their pickleball skills.  Whether you are new to the game or an experienced player, you will find a training activity and a schedule to fit your needs.

Go to Sign Up Genius and indicate the training activity of interest.  You will be contacted when the class is full and the schedule is confirmed.  All fees collected go to support the club and this training program.

Questions?  Contact DSPC Player Development Program Director - Harold Holeman, text 302-598-6123.

Group Classes:

     * Beginners Orientation (2 hrs.) - FREE (Class size maximum of six)

Player Development Programs

     *  Six week skills program:  (1 1/2 hr. weekly) ($50 member/$70 non-member)

          * serve

          *  return of  serve

          *  play at net

          *  managing the transition zone

          *  skill assessment/development plan     

     *  Three week fitness program (D-Fit)

          *  warm up/cool down routine

          *balance and agility


     *  Targeted skills sessions:  (1 1/2 hr.) ($ TBD)

          *  playing at the net (ROS team)

          *  playing at the net (serving team)

          *  improving shot accuracy

          *  attackable shots

          *  game strategy

          *  improving court positioning & footwork

     Other Activities:

          * Supervised group practice (1 hr.)

          *  Tournament preparation (TBD)

          *  One-on-one lessions (1 1/2 hr)

          *  Skill and USAPA rating assessments (45 minutes)

          *  Referee/court monitor training (2 hrs)

     Training Locations:

          *  Mid County Senior Center - 1st Regiment Rd., Wilmington, DE  19808

          *  D-Fit - 4905 Mermaid Blvd., Wilmington, DE  19808

          *  Delcastle Tennis Center - 710 Mckennan's Church Road, Wilmington, DE  19808

          *  Hockessin PAL Center - 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE  19707

     Affiliated commissioned training programs:

          *  Western Family YMCA - 2600 Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE  19711

          *  Newark Parks & Recreation Dept. - 220 South Main Street, Newark, DE  19711

          *  Wilmington Ski Club

          *  Cokesbury group


          *  Current schedule posted thru end of August 2021


Volunteer Instructors - Bill Alfather, Tom Foster, Chuck Hanavin, Lester Kirkpatrick, Norma Jean Layton, Wayne Marsh, Garry Moses, Duke Pierson, Linda Rhodes, Linda Watjen, Marti Williams, Harold Holeman 

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