Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. It is a game that is appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels. Rules for pickleball are simple, making it a great introductory sport.
Playing pickleball allows you to work on your balance, agility, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination without putting excessive strains on your body. Pickleball is also a wonderful alternative for older players who used to play tennis, but have physical limitations such as hip, shoulder, knee, or other joint problems.
Enjoy the following videos from The Holderness Family.
The Pickleball Song
5 Stages of Pickleball
Pickleball classes for Adult Beginners and Advanced beginners are available thru the Town Of Islip and Town of Smithtown Department of Recreation. Coming soon: Pickleball private lessons. Pickleball Open Play Programs.
Location for all Classes
Town Hall West - Indoors on modified gymnasium courts.
About Beginner Classes
Learn basic paddle skills, shots, doubles rules and tactics. Game play every session. Learn to set up and manage play. Equipment is provided. Players are encouraged to bring their own pickleball paddles.
Open to Islip residents and non-residents.
$TBD Town of Islip residents
Level: Adv. Beginners.
Learn next level paddle skills, shots, doubles rules and tactics. Game play every session.
Players must provide own equipment.
Please note: Advanced beginners have some playing experience, know Pickleball rules and how to score and is ideal for players who have taken Islip and Smithtown beginner classes.
Anyone who registers and does not meet the requirements will not be allowed to participate.
Registration thru Town of Islip Sports Office.
To Register: Call 631-224-5403
About Pickleball Player Levels
Pickleball ratings vary from 1.0 to 6.0+, with a 1.0 rating (or skill level) being used for beginner players and a 6.0+ rating (or skill level) being reserved for the very best professional pickleball players.
USE THIS GUIDE TO DETERMINE YOUR SKILL LEVEL AND ULTIMATELY INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF EXPERIENCING A MORE COMPETITIVE AND ENJOYABLE MATCH . RATING AND DESCRIPTIONS
To help you understand your level, ask your self:
Am I? - Do I? - Can I?