Beginner Lessons

Dedicated to getting you on the court!

Beginner Pickleball Lessons are for students at least 18 years old; no prior sports history is required. Lessons have a maximum of 8 students so you aren't lost in the shuffle.  You can bring a friend or come alone!  All are welcome!

The curriculum includes basic rules, safety, scoring, serving, dinking, groundstrokes, safely defending offensive lobs, and overheads. All equipment is provided. 

Google Review

"Jenn is the best! I was new to this area and joined her class, learned so much and have completed 3 of her classes. I was a little intimidated as I am in my mid 60's and found that there were people older than me, so don't be afraid to sign up!"
- Roger F.

✅️ Logistics

📍  Where: UW Health Sports Factory,  305 S. Madison St, Rockford, IL 61104

👥 Class Size: Maximum of 8 players, 8:1 Player to Instructor Ratio

💲 Cost: $120 per person  

⏲️ 6 total hours of instruction 

💵 Payment:  Secure credit card payment via Stripe during registration

💻 Register: Use the Sign Up button to reserve your spot in the next session!  Name, email address, and mobile number are required. Registration closes 24-hours before the event.

✔️Confirmation: You will receive an email confirmation that includes the date, time and address of your booking. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive it in your inbox. 

🔀 Change Policy: If you need to change your booking, a link is provided in the confirmation email.

✖️ Cancellation Policy

🗓️ Dates & Times

Session #6    **AVAILABLE** 
🕕 6:30-8:30 p.m.
🌙 Evening lessons
⏲️ 3-classes, 2-hours each
📅 Tuesdays, May 21st, 28th & June 4th

Session #7    **AVAILABLE** 
🕕 6:30-8:30 p.m.
🌙 Evening lessons
⏲️ 3-classes, 2-hours each
📅 Tuesdays, June 11th, 18th & 25th

📍 UW Health Sports Factory

📍 305 S. Madison St., Rockford, IL 61104  — The Sports Factory sits on the east bank of the Rock River.

🚗 Parking: There are two paved lots with free parking (lower lot and upper lot) . 

⬅️ When you enter the building, the pickleball courts are to the left (south side of the building).

💧 There are water bottle filling stations next to the restrooms.  

Rockford's premiere multi-use riverfront indoor sports venue opened on June 1, 2016. The facility is a renovated factory with a rich history that dates back to the W.F. & John Barnes Company in 1884.  The modern facility contains 105,000 sq. ft. of space for a variety of indoor amateur sports.  The facility has 12 hardwood pickleball courts.

Other features of the UW Health Sports Factory include: