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Educational Activities

We offer a variety of educational activities at Pictona and will be expanding these endeavors over the next two years. We have educational programs for players of all ages, instructors, and referees. Here is a brief review of these activities.

Pictona Courses for Players
These are courses offered by Pictona-approved instructors and are promoted on our website and through Pictona Weekly. The fee varies by the course taught. Members pay less than non-members. We do not employ a resident pro at Pictona like many clubs do. Instead, we have qualified instructors who offer our courses and occasionally we have clinics taught by outside instructors who are nationally recognized. See the schedule of courses HERE and to register for a class go HERE.

Private Instruction for Players
These are classes for 1-4 students arranged privately between Pictona-approved instructors and students. The fees are set by the instructors but within the guidelines agreed by the instructors and Pictona. Go HERE to identify and contact our instructors.

Clinics for Players by Outside Instructors
Periodically, recognized professional players and instructors come to Pictona, often in association with a tournament, and offer clinics to members and non-members. These clinics are approved by Pictona and the fees charged agreed upon. Members and non-members may register for these clinics. Non-member fees are slightly higher. We announce these clinics on our website and through Pictona Weekly.

Pictona Camps
We offer summer camps varying from 3-5 days to young people in the greater Daytona area. We also will offer adult camps that are 3-5 days in length primarily beginning in 2024, targeting especially pickleball players living in colder climates.

Pictona Instructor Certification System
We offer a system for becoming an assistant, associate, and fully certified Pictona instructor. At each of the three levels of certification the instructor candidate must fulfill certain criteria successfully. These criteria involve demonstrating knowledge, skill, and appropriate attitudes for teaching. Contact Paul Lambers (paull@pictona.org) to learn more and participate in this program.

Referee Training
Pictona has a Referee Academy that trains referees through classroom and on-court sessions. The Crane Room is used for class sessions and available courts are used for the outdoor sessions. Contact Walt Hooker (flpbwalt@gmail.com) to learn more about the Pictona Referee Academy.

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