Part tennis, part badminton, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world right now for all ages. The Yakima Pickleball Club was formed to promote pickleball in our community, while sharing their love of the game and to organize playing opportunities, learning opportunities and to have a place where people can just show up and play. Pickleball is happening at Franklin Park! To join in the fun or to get more information, visit yakimapickleballclub.com or check out their club page on Facebook.

Meet your instructor! Danielle Polage lives in Yakima.  She is a Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) certified instructor who plays competitive pickleball at the Sr. Pro Level.  She regularly competes in high level tournaments and has won many medals at the 5.0 and Open Division.  She is sponsored by Selkirk, one of the largest pickleball paddle companies in the world, locally based in Hayden Lake, Idaho.  She is a university professor at CWU and loves teaching.  She is fun and passionate about sharing her love of pickleball with the Yakima Valley.

2024 Spring Pickleball Lessons

Ages 16 years & older
Bring a full water bottle, court shoes, and get ready to have a great time!
All classes can be repeated as many times as needed to get you to the next level. Questions about which class to take? Contact your instructor, Danielle Polage at (509) 494-9087 or dcpolage@yahoo.com.

Beginner Pickleball Strokes – This class is for those new to pickleball or for those who want to continue working on pickleball basics. You will learn the rules and strokes necessary to play a full game by the end of the course. Pickleball has been likened to chess on a court and you will discover why! No paddle needed.
Fee:  $75/$60 resident discount
Session 1:     T/Th        April 9 & 11                    10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.     
Session 2:
   T/Th        April 30 & May 2             12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Session 3:
   T/Th        June 4 & 6                      10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Advanced Beginner Pickleball – This class is for those who have taken Beginner Pickleball or who already know the basics of the game. It will focus on getting to the kitchen line, dinking, hitting 3rd shot drops, volleys, serving/receiving, and beginning strategy. This course will prepare you for solid rec play.
Fee: $75/$60 resident discount
Session 1:    M/W        April 8 & 10                      4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.      
Session 2:    T/Th         April 9 & 11                      12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Session 3:    M/W        April 29 & May 1               12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Session 4:    T/Th         April 30 & May 2               10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Session 5:    M/W        June 3 & 5                          4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Session 6:    T/Th        June 4 & 6                          9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Intermediate Pickleball Strategies – This class is intended for students who can sustain rallies and consistently get to the kitchen line. It will focus on shot improvement, shot selection, backhand, introduction to advanced shots (roll volleys, erne’s, etc.), strategy partner communication, and tournament preparation. This class will help take your game to the next level.
Fee:  $75/$60 resident discount
Session 1:    M/W        April 8 & 10                          12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.     
Session 2:    M/W        April 29 & May 1                   4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Session 3:    M/W        June 3 & 5                            12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

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