Beginner Lessons

Dedicated to getting you on the court!

Beginner Lesson Dates

Session #8 AVAILABLE
•️ Friday, December 2, 2022
•️ Sunday, December 4, 2022
•️ Friday, December 9, 2022

On Court 6

*** 2023 ***

Session #1 AVAILABLE
•️ Friday, January 6, 2023
•️ Friday, January 13, 2023
•️ Friday, January 20, 2023
On Court 5

Session #2 AVAILABLE
•️ Wednesday, February 8, 2023
•️ Wednesday, February 15, 2023
•️ Wednesday, February 22, 2023
On Court 5

Session #3 SOLD OUT
•️ Thursday, March 2, 2023
•️ Thursday, March 9, 2023
•️ Thursday
, March 16, 2023
— On Court 6

Session #4 AVAILABLE
•️ Wednesday, April 5, 2023
•️ Wednesday, April
12, 2023
•️ Wednesday, April
19, 2023
— On Court 5

Beginner Pickleball Lessons are for students at least 18 years old; no prior sports history is required. Classes 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, serving, dinking, groundstrokes, safely defending offensive lobs, and overheads. All equipment is provided.

🕕 Time: 6-8 p.m.

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

👥 Class Size: Maximum of 8 players

💲 Cost: $115 per person (3 lessons, 6 total hours)

💵 Payment: Secure credit card payment via Stripe during registration

💻 Register: Use the Sign Up button to reserve your spot in the next class! Please use a separate registration for each player. Name, email address, and mobile number are required.

✔️Confirmation: You will receive an email confirmation from Jenn Selchow via The confirmation email will include the date, time and address of your booking. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive it in your inbox.

✖️ Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 24-hours before the beginning of the first class. If you need to change your booking, a link is provided in the confirmation email.

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:

  • Courtside Grill - full restaurant and bar on the second floor (opening December 2022)

  • Seating for up to 3,700 people with portable bleachers

  • 5 meeting rooms

  • Riverfront boardwalk

  • Access to downtown Rockford within a short walk