Intro to Pickleball - A Class for Players who are Brand New

Intro to Pickleball - A Class for Players who are Brand New

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Austin Tennis Center

7800 Johnny Morris Road

Austin, TX 78724

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My Pickleball 101 class is designed for brand new players. We'll get you playing real games while learning the rules and how to keep score!

About this event

Intro to Pickleball Clinic - A Class for Players who are Brand New to the Game

Hey gang. Clinton Young here. I’m the new Head of Pickleball Events here at ATPC. I’m also a PPR Certified Pickleball Coach, Commentator for Pro Pickleball, and Founder of Pickleball 4 Life.

My Intro to Pickleball class is designed for new players looking to learn the fastest growing sport on the planet! We will get you playing games while learning how to score.

Pickleball is most widely played in the doubles format (2 on 2). So we will focus on learning the scoring, rules and basic positioning/strategy for doubles.

What will I learn in this class?

In this class, you will:

  • Learn the basic rules so you can play full games with your friends
  • Practice the most important shots to be successful playing Pickleball
  • Be playing games in this class
  • Walk away with a solid foundation of knowledge and awareness to continue growing
  • Experience a new sense of confidence in what’s possible for your Pickleball game
  • Have tons of fun!

*This class is NOT for people who have played more than 10 times and are comfortable with the rules and scoring. Please only sign up if you are completely new or have played a handful of times and want to learn the rules/scoring better.

How do I register and reserve my spot for this class?

I purposely keep these classes very small (no more than 8 people) in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Feel free to invite 3 of your friends and I’ll teach the 4 of you together in class whenever possible. Whether you sign up by yourself or with a group of friends, this class is a great way to learn this amazing sport and have tons of fun in the process. Minimum class size is 4 people.

These classes will fill up fast so please get yourself registered today for an upcoming session.

Register today to reserve your spot for this exciting class!

What to bring?

  • Bring water, and sunscreen, hat or other protective clothing so you’re comfortable.
  • A good pair of court shoes are also very helpful if you have them but not required (tennis or Pickleball court shoes are best because they provide the right level of support). Don’t worry if you don’t have them to start.
  • Also, please bring your paddle if you have one. If you don’t yet have one, I have plenty of paddles for you to borrow for this session and can recommend a great paddle depending on your needs.

Can I retake this class?

Yes you may retake this class if you want to continue growing your confidence and skills before playing in a social setting.

Should I take this class if I’ve already taken other classes?

YES! If you’re a newbie and want to continue growing your confidence and your skills, then you will always learn more from a new instructor.

What other classes does Clinton teach?

Please visit to view all classes taught by Clinton Young.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

This is a highly sought after class so please only cancel if you have an absolute emergency. There are no refunds for canceling this class. If you have an emergency, we will move your registration to a future date when possible. Something exciting that comes up is NOT an emergency. Death in the family, sick child etc, are emergencies. Please be in proactive communication with me for any emergencies.

Other Questions?

Feel free to reach out to me at 858-848-6043 or email me at for any other questions. I look forward to seeing you on the court!

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About Clinton Young

As a Globally Renowned Courage Speaker and Founder of Pickleball 4 Life, my work centers around inspiring and enabling the courage and confidence to unlock your God given potential.

An experience of failure in 2008 shattered my confidence but awakened my soul. It set me on a spiritual path that led me to my purpose of “Re-Igniting the Human Spirit”.

I’ve been fortunate enough to speak recently to over 50,000 people across North America and Europe, and was recognized by Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global as a “Top 12 Speaker to Inspire You”.

In 2020, I discovered Pickleball and was hooked; not only for the fun of it, but also because it shattered a limiting belief I held for 20 years that I could ever be competitive again in sports after several knee surgeries earlier in life.

With a renewed sense of confidence, I started entering tournaments, became a PPR certified Pickleball Coach, and began teaching this great sport because of its ability to inspire life and improve one's self esteem.

On a mission to uplift humanity, I’m now traveling the US in my RV with my wife, leading Pickleball inspired events for corporations, schools, and charities to inspire mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being in our communities.

I believe that Pickleball is more than just a sport. It's a catalyst for positive change!

Follow me on stages and Pickleball courts across the US by visiting, and on Instagram and Facebook at @ClintonSpeaks and @ClubFreedomLive. #Pickleball4Life