Gold League will run from January 25 thru April 18, 2024.
Thursday Nights: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort Tennis/Pickleball Center
Additional Gold League Clinic each week on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. **There is a $10 fee for each clinic/practice and you need to pay that at the front desk prior to participating.
The Gold league is for players with skills equal to 4.0 or better. Here is the definition of a 4.0 player from the USA Pickleball Definition.
FOREHAND: Consistently hits with depth and control. Is still perfecting shot selection and timing.
BACKHAND: Has improved stroke mechanics and has moderate success at hitting a backhand consistently.
SERVE / RETURN: Places a high majority of serves/returns with varying depth and speed.
DINK: Increased consistency with moderate ability to control height/depth. May end dink rally too soon due to lack of patience. Is beginning to understand difference between attackable balls and those that are not.
3RD SHOT: Selectively mixing up soft shots with power shots to create an advantage with inconsistent results.
VOLLEY: Able to volley a variety of shots at different speeds. Is developing consistency and control. Starting to understand the block/re-set volley.
STRATEGY: Aware of partner’s position on the court and is able to move as a team. Demonstrates ability to change direction in an offensive manner. Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules of the game. Has a moderate number of unforced errors per game. Solid understanding of stacking and when and how it could be used in match play. Beginning to identify opponents weaknesses and attempts to formulate game plan to attack weaknesses. Beginning to seek out more competitive play.