|When and where||Typically, at the Red Willow Community Church gym, on the first and second Sunday of every month, year-round, from 9-11 am, but check the calendar and your registration confirmation to be sure. Then double-check the calendar just before your confirmed lesson, as sometimes sessions can be cancelled if the church has an unexpected priority use for their gymnasium.|
|How to register||See the Beginner Lesson and Mentoring Sign-Up page. After submitting a request for a beginner’s lesson, you will receive a confirmation from the training team within a couple of days.|
|Scheduling and attendance||This is a popular activity, sometimes booked up solid for a couple of months in advance, so your scheduled date may not be immediate. We limit the attendance to ensure you get the best learning experience.|
|Preparation||Absolutely no previous experience is needed. Balls and paddles are provided. Gym attire is optional but is typically worn. Court or running shoes are required and they must be clean and only ever used indoors.|
|Cost||No charge. Membership not required.|
|Indoor Season||Outdoor Season|
|When||Check the calendar to be sure, but usually on a Friday after the second Sunday in a month. Once per month. 6 to 9 pm.||Check the calendar to be sure, but usually on the Wednesday after the second Sunday in a month. Once per month. 6 to 8 pm.|
|Where||Typically, Bertha Kennedy School gym||Typically, Larose Courts|
|Cost||One sticker for members, two for guests. Guests may purchase stickers at the event from any member. Bring exact change ($6.70) or round up to $7.00.||No charge|
|How to spot on calendar||Look for key word “Mentoring.” Always double-check the calendar before leaving for your mentoring session, in case there is a last-minute cancellation of the session.|
|Intended for||Beginners who have previously attended the beginner’s lesson, as well as 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 level players. Non-members may attend one mentoring session after their free beginner’s lesson. Members may attend as many mentoring sessions as they would like.|
|Purpose and activities||
For beginners: to re-enforce learnings from the beginner’s lesson and to help learn the rules and the basics of the game.
For all attendees: To improve your game by developing your skills and learning strategies of play.
Players are divided into skill levels and, for the first hour, practice skills suited to their level. After the first hour, players play games and obtain play-improvement tips from coaches.Don’t hesitate to let the trainers know what you would like to work on. We have great volunteers who dedicate their time to help you, and who love to see players working on their skills.
Training and other club play is currently restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Planning to include youth is on-going, but not yet complete.