Kim Brent Clinics

Kenwood Athletic Club is proud to offer pickleball clinics for all skill levels with instructor and playing professional Kim Brent our current Canadian National Champion in Mixed and Womens Doubles representing TEAM SELKIRK. Kim is a PPR Professional Pickleball Certified Instructor having travelled to three provinces over last last 6 months winning Gold in ALL 6 tournaments she has entered.

 

Register for one or more of the following clinics and learn from one of the best players Canada has to offer:

INTRODUCTORY CLINICS

Jan 16

Introduction to Picklebal Part 1: Don’t Just Learn to Play, Learn to Play the Right Way!

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2-hour Play Better Pickleball clinic where you can see why Pickleball is the fastest growing sport and why your friends can’t stop talking about it. This clinic is ideal for established and new players alike looking to improve their game. The clinic will begin by going over the rules and scoring as well as proper mechanics for forehand and backhand dinking before moving into how to master the third shot drop. Once these skills have been reviewed we will work on serve and return of serve. Following the clinic participants will have a clear of the fundamental knowledge and skills to play the game of Pickleball The last 30 min will be spent playing out game points with our Pro, Kim Brent!

Jan 30

Introduction to Pickleball Part 2: Don’t Just Learn to Play, Learn to Play the Right Way!

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Review the mechanics of forehand and backhand dinking as well as the third shot drop. Learn to keep the ball low to avoid being smashed before moving into how to transition to the net quickly, safely, and effectively to win more points by

resetting the ball. Review the serve and return of serve and how not to get caught in the middle of the court. Towards the end of this clinic you will have an opportunity to play with our Pro, Kim Brent, and receive individual feedback on your game.

 

Feb 13

Introduction to Pickleball Part 3: Don’t Just Learn to Play, Learn to Play the Right Way!

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Quick refresher of the forehand/ backhand dink, third shot drop, as well as placement of the ball and the strategy behind it. Review serve, return of serve and positioning on the court. We will talk about shot selection and get into the strategy of the game. Pickleball is like a chess game that requires the right next move before you attack!! This clinic will provide you an opportunity to improve your skills to make the right next move and win more points.

 

INTERMEDIATE CLINICS

Jan 16

Intermediate Clinic Part 1: Looking to get to the next level? Let me show you how.

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2-hour Intermediate clinic is ideal for players up to a 3.5 playing level looking to improve their game. If you are unsure of your level please contact the club..

 

Players will start with a professional warm-up and learn how to get you ready for tournament/competitive play. We will review forehand and backhand dinking “with a purpose” and talk about placement of your shots. Thirds are great if you place them properly and have a plan. The last 30 min we will break down game points to learn how to win more points by keeping your opponents back and making them hit one more shot!

 

Jan 30

Intermediate Clinic Part 2: Looking to get to the next level? Let me show you how.

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The clinic will begin with a quick review of dinking “with a purpose” and third shot drop and drive placement. Players will focus on how to effectively transition from the back court to the front as quickly and safely as possible as well as how to reset the ball in mid-court and at the net. Learn about how to switch from offense to defense and make sure you can gain the advantage back your way. Knowing when and how to attack by varying the speed and height of the ball.

 

Feb 13

Intermediate Clinic Part 3: Looking to get to the next level? Let me show you how.

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Players often talk about the forehand taking the ball down the middle but have you heard of the X and when to use it?? Pickleball is a large game of chess. Learn how to be one move ahead of your opponents at all times. In addiion, we will

learn how to help your partner get to the net and how to get to the net yourself. If you feel you are running around the court yet when you watch the pros they only take 1 step to get to the ball?? Positioning in Pickleball allows you to slow the game down and play in control. We will review these points during this Clinic.

ADVANCED CLINICS

 

Jan 16

Advanced Clinic Part 1: Open Level, Here I Come!

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2-hour Advanced Clinic for players who have been playing at or above the 4.0 level looking to win more tournaments/competitive games. We will start with a professional warm-up and find ways to be at our best. Consistent, smart

forehand and backhand dinking will help win championships. Learn to dink while getting ready for that next shot. Using your third shot drive or drop to gain an advantage. We will closely examine shot selection and court positioning. The final 30 minutes will be spent breaking down game points and learning how to win more points by keeping your opponents back and making them hit one more shot!

 

Jan 30

Advanced Clinic Part 2: Open Level, Here I Come!

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2-hour Advanced Clinic for players who have been playing at or above the 4.0 level looking to win more tournaments/competitive games. We will start with a professional warm-up and find ways to be at our best. Consistent, smart

forehand and backhand dinking will help win championships. Learn to dink while getting ready for that next shot. Using your third shot drive or drop to gain an advantage. We will closely examine shot selection and court positioning. The final 30 minutes will be spent breaking down game points and learning how to win more points by keeping your opponents back and making them hit one more shot!

 

Feb 13

Advanced Clinic Part 3: Open Level, Here I Come!

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We will put what was learned in the previous 2 clinics all together with a great session on doubles strategy. Bring your partner or we can match you up with a great fit. Learn how to get your opponents to play the game you want them to play without them even knowing it. Would you prefer to stop the banger from banging and play your soft game? Or do you want to speed it up? At this level great shots are good but executing your game plan wins championships.