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                      Welcome to

                  Camarillo Pickleball

 

 

   These pages are dedicated

           Playing, Learning, and Competing.

 

  Watch an interesting CBS Early Show segment about Pickleball

                   >> Click here for link to YouTube

 

  Check out this shot by shot PICKLEBALL STRATEGY breakdown of

             ONE GREAT 36-SHOT POINT. (less than 5 minutes)

 

EXCITING NEWS

  SIX Bob Kildee Community Park Pickleball Courts are ready to use

  Gates locked at 8:45 pm

  COME to the Grand Opening Celebration on Monday, July 16, 3:30-6 pm.

 

  July 2018 <<>> Simi Valley Pickleball Tournaments

"Triple Crown" 3 Day Mens Open Doubles Event Weekend

            July 20, Friday, through July 22, Sunday – 3 days!

  Held at the Simi Valley Sinaloa Middle School, 601 Royal Ave.

   >>> from Moorpark, be on 118 Freeway, Right on Madera Road, Left on Royal Ave.

take first entrance (against Do Not Enter sign) at school,  or the second entrance (longer walk)

  Lots of schedule information on link below >>>

 

                 https://www.secure.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=1513

 

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  Keeping track of the score in Pickleball seems complicated in the beginning.

       Try watching this YouTube video and this second YouTube video.

                  For more scoring info, read these instructions.

                    

   If you would like to be on our growing email update list, email CamarilloPickleball@gmail.com

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The USA Pickleball Association is the

primary governing body for the sport.

 

The USAPA website provides guidance on training,

 playing locations and points-of-contact by state and city.

 

   Whether playing locally or while traveling, you should know your Pickleball Rating.

 

  Knowing will assist you in setting up interesting, competitive, and fair play.

    Reading the USAPA Rating document also helps you understand what skills

  you need to work on to improve to the next level.

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  Where to play in Camarillo

 

  OPEN Play at Freedom Gym

        224 Willis Road, Camarillo Airport

  >> 2 indoor courts <> Wood Floors = easier on joints, back and knees.

 -- 8:30am-11:30am, Mondays & Wednesdays

 -- 11:30am-2:00pm, Tuesdays

Closed when training classes are in session (see below)
Bring your own balls and paddle.
Cost: Free

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   OPEN Play at Bob Kildee Community Park

         1030 Temple Avenue, Camarillo

    >> 6 outdoor lighted courts

-- Open 8:00 am-9:00 pm every day

-- Friendly Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning pickup play

9:00am -11:00am

-- Friday evening Meetup.com/pickup play 6:00pm – 8:00pm (see below)

  Lights out at 9:15pm

  Closed when training classes are in session (see below)

        Bring your own balls and paddle.

        Don’t forget sunscreen and water

       Cost: Free

  Important note: Next to courts are great concrete backboards to practice on!

                            EVERY SHOT can be practiced on the backboard

                            ESPECIALLY work on reaction time!

 

  MEETUP.com <<>> Friday 6:00 pm Evening group open play

              for experienced players at Bob Kildee Community Park.

 

      Please know pickleball rules, scoring and how to play.

      This group is not for instruction, but observers are welcome.

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  Pickleball training classes are offered by Camarillo’s

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District

  as described in its Activity Guide (click here)

  Look for the NEW Fall 2018 Activity Guide <<>> August thru December

  Click here for steps to register for classes.

 

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  Here are the PVRPD Picklball classes for August through December 2018

  Online and Office registration is available now.

  Register at the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District office,

  online at www.PVRPD.org, or call 805-482-1996  <>  space is limited

Students MUST wear tennis court shoes and should bring water.

Rain Cancellation: Call (805} 482-1996 one hour before class begins,

or before 5pm if class is at night.

Classes held at Freedom Gym. 224 Willis Road, Camarillo Airport or

at Bob Kildee Community Park, 1030 Temple Avenue, Camarillo

 

Pickleball for Advanced Tennis Players   <<>> Ages: 18+         Cost:$33

 

Solid tennis volley & ground strokes needed. USTA 3.5+. A quick transition into Pickleball, primarily a net game. Class covers paddle selection, game rules, serving, scoring, court movement & strategies. Student will do drills and play Pickleball in class. Students should bring water and wear tennis shoes. Paddles provided for first class.

 

Freedom Gym – 3 classes

0434.105    6:30-7:30pm       Th      8/9-8/23

 

 

Pickleball 1   <<>>ges: 18+        Cost:$53

 

No experience needed. Class covers paddle selection, game scoring and rules. Players will do practice drills serving, forehand/backhand ground strokes & volleying. By the end of the 5 weeks, students will have Pickleball skills and played practice matches. Students should bring water and wear tennis shoes. Paddles provided for first class.

Freedom Gym– 5 classes

0443.102   5:30-6:30pm       W     8/1-8/29

0433.100   6:30-7:30pm       W     8/1-8/29

Bob Kildee Park – 5 classes

0434.700    5:30-6:30pm   W        10/17-11/14

0444.700    9-10am           Th        10/18-11-15

 

Pickleball 2   <<>> Ages: 18+ Cost:$53

 

Students should know how to play, keep score and have Pickleball 1 skills. Emphasis on drills to strengthen all strokes, especially backhand. Beginning net play using dinking and exercises to increase reaction time at the net. Matches played in class. Students should bring water, wear tennis shoes and bring a Pickleball paddle.

 

Freedom Gym– 5 classes

0433.101    7:30-8:30pm     W       8/1-8/29

Bob Kildee Park – 5 classes

0434.701     6:30-7:30pm   W     10/17-11-14

 

 

Pickleball Tournament Prep

             <>>  Ages: 18+                Cost:$28

For pickleball players rated 3.5+ on the USAPA scale who want to increase their skills so they can enter doubles tournaments. Friendly but strong competition. Ten players for regular play, no partners needed. $5-dollar ball fee due to instructor at first class.

No class on 11/22.

 

Freedom Gym – 7 classes

0444.701    6:15-8:45pm    Th     10/11-11/29

                        

                                          Click here for the five ways to register for these

                              Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park Pickleball classes.

 

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   Some useful information links:

     1. What is a legal underhand serve?

     2. An Aid to keeping track of who is the server and the score.

     3. Can I find places to play when traveling?

     4. Pickleball Channel includes Pickleball411 training videos

     5. Pickleball Tournaments site include upcoming listings

     6. Pickleball Rocks supports the sport with podcasts, trips, tips and products

     7. Pickleball shopping for things to buy

     8. Pickleball Central for a wide variety of paddles, balls and accessories

     9. Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Camarillo carries paddles and balls

                    Look for their $10 Off coupons

                   (in shopping center at Las Posas Rd. & Arneill Rd.)

     10. Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in Thousand Oaks and Moorpark carry paddles

 

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     For general questions about this web page or additional information,

  email CamarilloPickleball@gmail.com

 

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