Haldimand County to offer additional pickleball programs for adults and youth

After an extremely successful launch, Haldimand County is pleased to announce additional pickleball programs for both adults and youth. Running throughout August, the programs offer both introductory workshops to learn the fundamentals of the sport as well as skill-building workshops for intermediate players.

Pickleball Intro Workshops (Adult)

This workshop is for new players who are just starting out and want a basic introduction to playing pickleball. Serves, returns and other basic strokes/rules will be covered.

  • August 9 – Dunnville Lions Court, 6-8 p.m.
  • August 16 – Caledonia Lions Court, 6- 8 p.m.
  • August 23 – Jarvis Lions Court, 6-8 p.m.

Pickleball Drill the Skills Workshops (Adult)

This workshop focuses on building and improving a player’s technical shot inventory and decision-making abilities, such as third shot decisions, managing hard-hitting opponents, the ABCs of dinking, and refusing to ‘pop-up’ the ball.

  • August 11 – Jarvis Lions Court, 6-8 p.m.
  • August 18 – Caledonia Lions Court, 6-8 p.m.
  • August 25 – Dunnville Lions Court, 6-8 p.m.

Youth Intro to Pickleball Workshops (9 to 14 years)

With a fast learning curve, smaller court, and shorter paddles, pickleball is an ideal introduction for kids to racket sports. This workshop focuses on a fun engaging and active experience to build basic skills.

  • July 30 – Dunnville Lions Court, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • August 6 – Caledonia Lions Court, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • August 13 – Jarvis Lions Court, 6-8 p.m.

For more information, or to register please visit the County’s online registration system.

What is Pickleball? 

“Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in Ontario. It is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The game is played on a badminton size court with a whiffle ball, about the size of a tennis ball; and a solid smooth surface, short handled paddle larger than a ping pong paddle. The game is easy to learn and you do not have to be a great athlete to play.” (Pickleball Ontario, 2022)