Recreation

Pickleball

Pickleball

Pickleball (a mix of tennis, badminton, and ping pong) has taken America by storm! Now this family friendly, fast moving, and fun having sport has taken over Massanutten Mountain. Enjoy playing a game or two on our outdoor pickleball courts located at Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club. Or take your game to new levels with a pickleball clinic taught by one of our PPR certified instructors.

Pickleball clinics are available September 1 through October 12. The pickleball courts at Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club will close for the season on October 15 due to construction of the ice skating rink.

Guest use of the pickleball courts and equipment rental is free and included in the resort fee.

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Clinics

Clinics

Our instructors are all PPR certified (the official education and certification partner of USA Pickleball).

Pickleball clinics are available September 1 through October 12.
Please note: All 9:00 am clinics will be cancelled on September 26 - 28, 2023. 

 
Pickleball 101

$30 per person
Tuesdays @ 8 am, Wednesdays @ 10 am & Thursdays @ 9 am
Starting Oct 3 - Tuesdays @ 1 pm, Wednesdays @ 10 am & Thursdays @ 9 am
Learn the basics of pickleball. This one-hour, beginners’ clinic will introduce players to several foundational skills necessary for playing pickleball.  Players will be shown how to serve, return, drive, volley, and dink (the finesse shot at the core of the game). This clinic will also cover the rules of pickleball as players progress through the lessons. The session will culminate in some match play. Please wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing.

 
Pickleball 201

$30 per person
Tuesdays @ 9 am, Wednesdays @ 9 am & Thursdays @ 8 am
Starting Oct 3 - Tuesdays @ 9 am, Wednesdays @ 9 am & Thursdays @ 1 pm
In this one-hour clinic, players will improve on the skills covered in 101, as well as develop more advanced skills like offensive and defensive dinking, 3rd-shot drops, resets, blocking, overheads, and other skills. This clinic is intended for players with some experience looking to advance their pickleball game to the next level. Please wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing.

 

Advanced Skills Clinic

$30 per person
Thursdays @ 10 am
In this one hour clinic, the instructor focus on more advanced pickleball skills. From perfecting your serve to lobs and strategy, this class will help you improve your skills and become a better player.

 
Private Lessons

$55 per person | Call for availability @ 540.289.4987!

 
Semi-Private Lessons

$35 per person | Call for availability @ 540.289.4987!


At Massanutten Fitness and Rec Club
4160 Del Webb Drive, Massanutten, VA 22840 | 540.289.4987

Three-Day Experience

Three-Day Experience

Massanutten Resort is proud to offer a three-day pickleball experience for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players, including 8-hours of instruction over two days. Participants will learn techniques tailored to individual skill levels from certified pickleball instructors, and will have the opportunity to drill and hone their skills before putting their new skills to use in round robin matches.

Cost | $390
Location | Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club
Requirement | Ages 21+
(younger players may register via phone at 540.289.4987 and will not receive drink tickets)

Dates: September 29 - October 1, 2023

Day 1
5:30 - 7:30 PM | Meet the Instructors Welcome Mixer
Join us to meet your instructors for the week! Appetizers and beverages will be available.

Day 2
9:00 - 11:00 AM | Skill Assessment & Instruction
Players will participate in a number of drills and games focusing on the basic elements necessary for playing the game. Instructors will evaluate skill levels, and beginners and novice participants will be coached to build the foundations of their games while more experienced players will work on advanced techniques and skills.  

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lunch (included)
Recharge for the afternoon session. Grab a box lunch and enjoy the Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club area or feel free to take your lunch back to your condo.

1:00 - 3:00 PM | Afternoon Session
Instructors will review key techniques, tactics and rules of the game before putting players through the paces in actual games. Instructors will be on hand to assist where needed in facilitating the game, answer any questions and provide any additional coaching instructions as necessary.  

Day 3
9:00 - 11:00 AM | Morning Instructional Session
The final day will begin with a review of essential techniques and players will participate in skill building drills and areas of focus as determined by player requests. The morning session will conclude with some more match play.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lunch (included)
Rest up and grab a box lunch to help you power through the day 2 round robin tournament.

1:00 – 3:00 PM | Afternoon Session & Mini Tournament
Now that you have learned more about the game and improved on previous skills, it’s time to put those abilities to the test in round robin match play (numbers permitting). Instructors will facilitate the mini-tournament and provide any further assistance and coaching as requested or needed. The camp will culminate in the crowning of a camp champion and runners up.

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How To Book

How To Book

Clinic Booking Info

Our instructors are all PPR certified (the official education and certification partner of USA Pickleball).
Pickleball clinics are available July 18 through September 1. Clinic sizes are limited.

Reserve 24 hours in advance of the clinic. Book by phone @ 540.289.4987 or book online using the below widget. Payment is due at the time of registration. Most major credit cards accepted.

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Private and semi private clinics cannot be booked online. For availability, please call @ 540.289.4987.

When you arrive: Please check in at the Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club Desk 10 minutes before your clinic. We will provide equipment if needed and a wristband that informs the instructors that you have registered for the clinic.


At Massanutten Fitness and Rec Club
4160 Del Webb Drive, Massanutten, VA 22840 | 540.289.4987

Meet the Instructors

Meet the Instructors

Terri SextonTerri Sexton

PPR Certified | Advance Skill Level Player | 15+ Tournament Medals

Pickleball 101! Lessons available for those new to Pickleball or just getting started. Lessons for beginners and improvers also available. No previous sports experience necessary. Equipment included. Fun for all ages!

Lessons include: Scoring/Rules, Stance, Basic Footwork, Dinking/Volleying, Non-Volley Zone (AKA The Kitchen), Serve/ Return, Court Positioning, Third Shot Drop, and Doubles Strategy.

 

 

Harry Atwood

Harry Atwood

PPR Certified | Harry recently retired from a career teaching at a local high school (Turner Ashby) where he also coached baseball and football. He has participated in a wide variety of sports throughout his life and obtained his pickleball coaching certification through the Professional Pickleball Registry in March of 2023. Harry finds great fulfillment in coaching beginners and more experienced players to learn and improve their technical and tactical skills. He is a firm believer in the power of patience, enthusiasm, and positivity. Pickleball can be played for casual, light-hearted enjoyment or it can be played for the intense rush of vigorous competition. Whatever your goals, Harry looks forward to improving your game and making your experience at Massanutten fun and productive. 

 

Costel Constantin

Costel Constantin

PPR Pro Level Certified Pickleball Coach

Former National Judo Champion in Romania (1984)
Professor of Physics at JMU (2010 – present)
Played Semi-Professional Table Tennis (2010 – 2019)
Play at Professional Level Pickleball (2021 – present)
Co-Owner of CONDA Pickleball

Coaching Motto: I convert roadblocks into opportunities.

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