Pickleball

Upcoming Events:


Gruesome Twosome Pickleball Tournament:

Mark your calendars for October 3, 2020 for this year's Gruesome Twosome Pickleball tournament. This year the tournament will be divided by player's ratings. The tournament will take place at two locations, Sunny Acres and George Enloe Park. 

Click the link here to register for the tournament. 

Ratings and Skills Clinics:

Brought to you by North Star Pickleball Association

Ratings clinics:
September 11, 2020 - George Enloe - 6:00pm-8:00pm
September 14, 2020 - Sunny Acres - 5:50pm-7:30pm

Skills Clinic:
September 26, 2020 - Novice (less than 3.5) - Sunny Acres - 10:00am-12:00pm
September 26, 2020 - Intermediate (3.5 -4.0) - Sunny Acres - 12:30pm-2:30pm
September 26, 2020 - Advanced (4.0+) - Sunny Acres - 3:00pm-5:00pm

 Ratings Clinics

Participants will spend 60-90 minutes through skill and game evaluations. Player evaluations will be based on their abilities in serving, service return, third shot drop, short game, volleys, ground-strokes, overheads, lobs; and game play. Game play evaluations will be scored on shot selection, positioning, footwork, ability to defend shots, and the ability to create opportunities to win points.

Each clinic will be staffed by skilled clinicians who have extensive experience in local, regional, and national tournaments. All participants will receive a NSPA rating at the end of the clinic. This rating can help players determine their level of competition and will help place them in the proper programming (leagues, clinics, tournaments, etc) through the NSPA.

Club pro Brent Waiwaiole and his team have developed a detailed evaluation form and thorough process for evaluating participants. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate and receive a club rating.

In the case of inclement weather, the clinic will be cancelled and participants will be automatically registered into the next scheduled clinic. If participants are scheduled in the final clinic and there is a need to reschedule, we will handle those on a case by case basis.

Ratings clinics are not lessons or drill sessions. They are strictly evaluations of current skill level. 

Sign up at: northstarpickleballassociation.com


Skill Clinic - Practice with the Pro

In groups of 12-16, participants will spend 2 hours with club pro Brent Waiwaiole. He will work with players on a series of drills and different skills including dinking, volleys, blocking, serves, returns, etc. Brent will teach a number of pro strategies such as: when to speed up points, when to slow down the game and reset; how to control the kitchen and how to play aggressively to win points. Brent will cover these topics and many more. 

Brent Waiwaiole, Blaine MN

  • 5.0 rated tournament player
  • Pro sponsorship by Paddletek
  • Director of Advanced Players, NSPA  
  • US Open (Gold Medalist)
  • Middle States Regional (Gold Medalist)
  • Hawaii Open (Gold Medalist)
  • 25+ more local, regional, and national tournaments

Cost:

$40.00 - Non-member (NSPA) and non-resident (Anoka)

$35.00 - NSPA member, non-resident (Anoka)

$35.00 - Non-member (NSPA), resident of Anoka

$30.00 - Member of NSPA and Anoka Resident

 

Sign up at: northstarpickleballassociation.com