Player Development
Player Development Chair: Jean Bustard

 jeanb@dcmesa.com 

Quail Creek Pickleball Club offers members lessons and drills for many levels. Click on the menu items at the right to learn more.

Lessons and drill sessions are offered to QCPC members October thru April. They are also offered off season when coaches are available.

Not sure what to sign up for?

 Which Level To Sign Up For 

If you have questions about Player Development activities or if you have an idea for an activity to be considered contact Jean Bustard​ at

 jeanb@dcmesa.com 

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Beginner Classes

 

Interested in learning Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country? QCPC offers a two session Beginner class. Beginner 1 is open to all Quail Creek residents or renters who want to try pickleball. Membership in the Quail Creek Pickleball Club is not required.

Beginner classes provide instruction on basic skills and how to play doubles pickleball.

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After the Beginner Class students are eligible for additional QCPC classes, including drills and assisted play.

 Sign up for beginner lessons here 

For more information contact Jean Bustard at 

 jeanb@dcmesa.com ​

 
2.0 Drills​

2.0 Drills are a chance for new players and those in need of a refresher to practice pickleball basics. This is for QCPC members only. Please sign up for only 1 session per week. Remember your paddle, water bottle, hat, eye protection and court shoes. Please wear a name badge if you have one. If you are unable to attend, delete your name so others on the wait list can be moved into the class.

Pickleball basics include: proper footwork and basic shots (serves, return of serves, drop shots, dinks, drives, overheads, punches, block shots and lobs). Also taught are the strategies behind each shot and proper movement and communication with your partner.

Login to  qc.pickleball.plus 

Go to Events tab to view days/times. Click on event box to sign up.

Click on event box or go to Courts tab to view what courts play is on.

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Drills with Gary

The Quail Creek Pickleball Club employs a Player Development Instructor, Gary Quantz, to offer drills and lessons for players at the 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 level.

 Times and Dates for Drills 

To sign up for Gary's classes:

Login to  qc.pickleball.plus 

Go to Events tab to view days/times. Click on event box to sign up.

Click on event box or go to Courts tab to view what courts play is on.

Contact Gary at 

 GQPickleball@gmail.com 

 More About Gary and His Classes 

 
Assisted Play

Assisted Play is for beginners who have taken some skills classes or players with basic playing experience but needing assistance. Beginners play while an experienced player watches and give pointers.

For more information contact

Joyce Butler or Susie Eckhardt

 jbutler1059@gmail.com 

 susan.eckhardt@yahoo.com 

 

Login to  qc.pickleball.plus 

Go to Events tab to view days/times. Click on event box to sign up.

Click on event box or go to Courts tab to view what courts play is on.

Click to play video of Assisted Play class

 
Skill Level Rating Information

QCPC members are not required to have skill level ratings for the majority of club activities. However, if you are interested in obtaining a rating, QCPC offers nationally recognized ratings as a member of the International Pickleball Teachers Professional Association (IPTPA). For information on IPTPA ratings visit  IPTPA.com 

Interested in obtaining a rating?

2.5-3.5 Raters:

Bill Vollink at  bvollink44@gmail.com 

Jean Bustard at  jeanb@dcmesa.com 

 

3.0-4.5 Rater:

Sharon Kolarik at  skolarik@dccanyon.com 

More Information