Sunday December 8 - Tuesday December 10, 2019
Southside Community Center, 6255 Old Warwick Rd; Richmond, Virginia 23224
Third Shot Pickleball coach Mark Renneson returns to Richmond to offer 3 days of group pickleball clinics and training. These sessions are fun, fast-paced and highly practical. - and they sell out fast!
Mark is recognized as a leader in the pickleball world and travels across North America to deliver pickleball clinics to players of all levels. As well as touring to coach, Mark competes in OPEN/PRO events at major tournaments like Nationals and does commentary for CBS Sports at the US Open as well as Pickleball Channel and the Margaritaville USA Nationals.
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Starting Strong: How to Win Free Points Early (3.0/3.5) $75
How a player or team begins the point heavily influences how the rest of it will unfold. This intermediate clinic is focused on identifying the many things players can do in their first few shots to tilt the odds in their favour. Players will work on developing more effective serves, returns and third shots so that they can be used to start points in a meaningful and advantageous way. Skill level requirement: 3.0/3.5. This session is limited to 12 participants.
Advanced Training Session (4.0+) $75
Practice like the pros! Less “instruction-y” than our clinics, this high-intensity drill session lasts for 3 hours and is sure to get your heart rate up. We will spend time in a wide variety of situations that will give you a chance to refine your game while getting a great workout. Practice activities will included cooperative challenges and competitive games and will give you a clear picture of where you’re doing great and what to do to take the next step. Skill level requirement: 4.0+. This session is limited to 12 participants.
Modern Doubles Training (3.0/3.5) $75
Pickleball is evolving. Teams are finding new, dynamic ways to apply pressure and get themselves out of trouble. This brand new session looks at how these modern tactics can be applied whether you are a recreational player or one who is competing for gold. Skill level requirement: 3.0/3.5. This session is limited to 12 participants.
Moving Beyond Basics (2.0/2.5) $75
If you are a novice player who is looking to develop more skill and confidence on the court, this session is for you! Moving Beyond Basics is for people who know how to play pickleball but who often feel like they are “just trying to survive” on the court. A fun, low-pressure environment makes it easy to learn and to have a better understanding of what you are doing and why during pickleball’s most common situations. This session is perfect for people who have recently come out of a learn to play program as well as those who want to work their way up to the intermediate level. Skill level requirement: 3.0/3.5. This session is limited to 12 participants.
All About Spin (3.0/3.5) $75
One of our most popular sessions, this intermediate clinic is all about sending and receiving balls with spin. Players will learn about the best times to use different spins, as well as how to identify when opponents are trying to do the same and what to do about it. Skill level requirement: 3.0/3.5. This session is limited to 12 participants.
Pickleball’s Best Drills, Games and Contests (3.0/3.5) $75
A really fun way to end our coaching trip, this session puts you through you paces in a wide variety of real-life situations. We’ll use cooperative and competitive activities to push you to develop key shots when they matter most. With games like King & Queen of the Court, Shootout and The Unfair Game, you’ll be laughing your way through this fun and fast-paced clinic. Skill level requirement: 3.0/3.5. This session is limited to 12 participants.
Audit Pass ($40/$70/$90)
Injured? Clinics all sold out? Join in on the fun without hitting a ball! The audit pass gives you access to group sessions so you can still watch, ask questions and learn. You’ll even receive all of our follow-up materials! It’s the next best thing to being on the court!