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Cornelius Pickleball Programs

Lake Norman Pickleball Association is excited to partner with Cornelius Parks and Recreation to provide educational clinics. We will be offering clinics in multi-week series that will build on different skills each week. We will also be offering one-day clinics targeted to one specific skill. Clinics will be based on skill level. Signing up for the correct skill level helps both you and the instructional group get the most from the lesson. Please see the current clinic offerings below. 

LKNPA does not want financial hardship to be a barrier to participation. We offer a scholarship program for those that meet qualifying criteria. If you feel you may qualify, email Dave Mancuso (dave.lknpickleball@gmail.com) for more information. 

LKNPA members need to login prior to registering to receive member discount. If you are not a member, but would like to join to receive clinic discounts and other benefits, please click the Join tab above for more information. 

Current Programs

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pickleball 101 - 4 week series for Newbies/Beginners

    Pickleball 101 is designed for players who are new to the sport. Topics covered will include the basic rules of play, keeping score, game fundamentals, etc. This can be considered the "couch to 5K program" for pickleball. This series will  provide a foundation so you will be comfortable participating in the many social play opportunities available. Each week will consist of approximately 40 minutes of instruction, followed by observed play. 

    The clinic will be held on Monday evenings(2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18) at Torrence Chapel Park. March 25th will be reserved as a make-up date in case a session is cancelled due to weather. 

    Instructors:  Jeff Moree, Dave Mancuso

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pickleball 201 - 4 week series for Advanced Beginners/Intermediate

    Pickleball 201 is designed for players  who are advanced beginners or intermediate skill level. This is designed for players who know the basics of the game but would like to improve skills and take their game to the next level. Topics will include drills to improve consistency and game play strategy. Each session will consist of approximately 40 minutes of instruction, followed by observed play. 

    The clinic will be held on Monday evenings(2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18) at Torrence Chapel Park. March 25th will be reserved as a make-up date in case a session is cancelled due to weather. 

    Instructor: Jeff Moree, Dave Mancuso

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pickleball 202 - 4 week series for Intermediate Players

    Pickleball 202 is designed for players who are intermediate (3.0-3.5) skill level. This is perfect for players who have strong basics of the game but would like to improve skills and take their game to the next level. Players should have solid serves and returns, be able to sustain a dink rally, etc. This will be ideal for players who have previously participated in the 201 session. Topics will include drills to improve consistency and game play strategy. Each session will consist of approximately 40 minutes of instruction, followed by observed play. 

    The clinic will be held on Monday evenings (2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18) at Torrence Chapel Park. March 25th will be reserved as a make-up date in case a session is cancelled due to weather. 

    Instructors:  Jeff Moree

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pickleball 203 - 4 week series for Intermediate+/Advanced Players

    Pickleball 203 is designed for players who are intermediate+/advanced (>3.5) skill level. Sessions will focus on intense drills and advanced game play strategy including point construction. Each session will consist of approximately 40 minutes of instruction, followed by observed play. This series would be ideal for partners that intend to play in tournaments or other events as a team. 

    The clinic will be held on Monday evenings (2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18) at Torrence Chapel Park. March 25th will be reserved as a make-up date in case a session is cancelled due to weather. 

    Instructors:  Dave Mancuso

    *In order to ensure a competitive experience for all participants, instructor reserves the right to decline registration. 

    • 1 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 3
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Three participants will drill and play with Coach Dave as the 4th player. We will spend the first 30 minutes drilling and the second 30 minutes playing. Coach Dave will rotate with players and provide feedback in real time. 

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 1 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Three participants will drill and play with Coach Dave as the 4th player. We will spend the first 30 minutes drilling and the second 30 minutes playing. Coach Dave will rotate with players and provide feedback in real time. 

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 8
    This fun clinic will combine working on a particular skill and then applying that in a one hour, coached round robin game format. Topics may include improved dinking, serving/returning, drop shots, etc. Come out and enjoy this opportunity to improve your fundamentals and meet new players!

    Instructors: Dave Mancuso
    • 5 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 3
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Three participants will drill and play with Coach Dave as the 4th player. We will spend the first 30 minutes drilling and the second 30 minutes playing. Coach Dave will rotate with players and provide feedback in real time. 

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 7 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 1
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These mid-day clinics will be limited to a small group of eight  players and two instructors for an hour of focused skill-building.

    This unique session is brought to you by popular demand.  Many players have asked "What am I doing wrong" when playing in a game-setting.  During this one-hour session, the instructors will observe live game action.  The instructors will stop play to provide real-time feedback on player positioning, hitting mechanics, strategy, and communication.  Many players have found this to be the most helpful approach to improving their game.

    Participants will also receive an assessment of their skill level and skills they need to improve upon to reach the next skill level.

    Instructor: Jeff Moree

    • 8 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 1
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Three participants will drill and play with Coach Dave as the 4th player. We will spend the first 30 minutes drilling and the second 30 minutes playing. Coach Dave will rotate with players and provide feedback in real time. 

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 8 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 1
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Three participants will drill and play with Coach Dave as the 4th player. We will spend the first 30 minutes drilling and the second 30 minutes playing. Coach Dave will rotate with players and provide feedback in real time. 

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 12 Mar 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 6
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    This clinic will focus on what most pros will say is the most important shot in pickleball.  Once mastered, the 3rd shot drop is a game changer and is what will help you move your game to the next level. Attendees will learn why this shot is so important, when to use it, how to execute it, and will be given drills to use to refine your 3rd shot drop. We will also discuss and learn when a 3rd shot drive may be more appropriate.

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 5
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of four players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Due to the advanced nature of this session, only advanced beginners and intermediate players should attend.  Lobs can be frustrating when used against us but very effective when used against an opponent.  We will cover when and how to use lobs including proper technique and placement as well as how to defend against lobs.

    Instructor: Jeff Moree
    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 3
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Three participants will drill and play with Coach Dave as the 4th player. We will spend the first 30 minutes drilling and the second 30 minutes playing. Coach Dave will rotate with players and provide feedback in real time. 

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 2
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of players for an hour of focused skill building.

    Three participants will drill and play with Coach Dave as the 4th player. We will spend the first 30 minutes drilling and the second 30 minutes playing. Coach Dave will rotate with players and provide feedback in real time. 

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 6
    Register
    This fun clinic will combine working on a particular skill and then applying that in a one hour, coached round robin game format. Topics may include improved dinking, serving/returning, drop shots, etc. Come out and enjoy this opportunity to improve your fundamentals and meet new players!

    Instructors: Dave Mancuso
    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 8
    Register
    This fun clinic will combine working on a particular skill and then applying that in a one hour, coached round robin game format. Topics may include non-volley zone strategies, drop shots, working as a team, etc. Come out and enjoy this opportunity to improve your fundamentals and meet new players!

    Instructor: Jeff Moree
    • 17 Mar 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park Courts
    • 11
    Register

    Please join the Lake Norman Pickleball Association (LKNPA) as we welcome those interested in learning about the fastest growing sport in the country that has a weird name but is loads of fun… PICKLEBALL! For only $15, you can see why everyone is talking and enjoying this sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. People aged 4-100 are taking over courts throughout the nation, meeting new people and getting some exercise while doing so! 


    The LKNPA is proud to host a beginners only, “Introduction to PICKLEBALL”, starting at 5pm at the TORRENCE CHAPEL PARK COURTS. The first hour being spent learning all about the sport, paddle, court, ball and why everyone is loving and talking about pickleball! Time will be spent introducing the basic shots, rules and game play. Then at 6pm, the fun continues when the courts open up to other beginners that already know the basic rules of the game. 

    Please try and bring your own paddle. Dick’s Sporting Goods in Birkdale Village and Academy Sports in Mooresville have a healthy selection of paddles and there is always Amazon. You might already be wondering… “which paddle is for you?” Do not stress over that until you get a good grasp of the game and then you will understand what you want in a paddle. 

    If the courts are too wet at 4pm the day of the clinic, I will send an email out and the clinic will be postponed to the next week. Hope it doesn’t rain.


    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Torrence Chapel Park
    • 6
    Register

    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of four players for an hour of focused skill building.

    This clinic will focus on better backhand technique as well as making better shot choices.

    Instructor: Dave Mancuso
    • 21 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Robbins Park
    • 8
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These midday clinics will be limited to a small group of eight players with two instructors for an hour of focused skill building.

    This clinic will focus on what most pros will say is the most important shot in pickleball.  Once mastered, the  drop is a game changer and is what will help you move your game to the next level. Attendees will learn why this shot is so important, when to use it, how to execute it, and will be given drills to use to refine your drop shot.

    Instructor: Jeff Moree
    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 7
    Register
    Looking for an alternative activity for lunchtime? Why not get outside and improve your pickleball skills? These mid-day clinics will be limited to a small group of eight players and two instructors for an hour of focused skill- building.

    This clinic will focus on the first three shots of every point - serve, return, and third shot drive, drop, or lob.  This clinic will teach participants when to drop and when to drive and how to mix in an effective lob to keep your opponents guessing.  Attendees will learn why good serves and return of serves will set them up for success and how the right third shot will be a game changer.  

    Instructor: Jeff Moree
    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 7
    Register
    This fun clinic will combine working on a particular skill and then applying that in a one hour, coached round robin game format. Topics may include improved dinking, serving/returning, drop shots, etc. Come out and enjoy this opportunity to improve your fundamentals and meet new players!

    Instructors: Dave Mancuso
    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Robbins Park - Catawba Ave.
    • 8
    Register
    This fun clinic will combine working on a particular skill and then applying that in a one hour, coached round robin game format. Topics may include non-volley zone strategies, drop shots, working as a team, etc. Come out and enjoy this opportunity to improve your fundamentals and meet new players!

    Instructor: Jeff Moree

Lake Norman Pickleball Association
9815 Sam Furr Rd.
Suite J-101
Huntersville, NC 28078

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