Intro to Pickleball

The Intro to Pickleball Lesson is a two-hour class. Have you heard of pickleball and you want to try it? Are you looking for a fun & creative date night? Do you and a friend want to try pickleball? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this class is for you!

Students must be at least 18 years old, and no prior sports history is required. Classes have a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 12. All equipment is provided. The curriculum includes rules of the game, serving, and dinking. This is a great way to see if the game of pickleball is for you!

βœ… Logistics

πŸ•• Time: 6-8 p.m.

πŸ“ Where: UW Health Sports Factory, 305 S. Madison St., Rockford, IL 61104

πŸ’² Cost: $35 per person (1 lesson, 2 hours)

πŸ‘₯ Class Size: Maximum of 12 players

πŸ’΅ Payment: Secure credit card payment via Stripeβ„’ during registration

πŸ’» 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. Registration closes 24-hours before the event.

βœ”οΈ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.

βœ–οΈ Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 24-hours before the event. If you need to change your booking, a link is provided in the confirmation email.

πŸ—“οΈ Dates


  • Friday, January 27, 2023
    β€” Court 5 with Jenn

Session #2 AVAILABLE

  • Friday, February 24, 2023

β€” Court 6 with Jenn & TBD

Session #3 AVAILABLE

  • Friday, April 14, 2023

β€” Court 6 with Jenn & TBD

Session #4 AVAILABLE

  • Friday, May 5, 2023

β€” Court 6 with Jenn & TBD

πŸ“ UW Health Sports Factory

πŸ“ 305 S. Madison St., Rockford, IL 61104 β€” The Sports Factory sits on the east bank of the Rock River.

πŸš— 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).

πŸ’§ 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