Kids Pickleball at Caughlin Athletic Club

Kids pickleball is coming to Caughlin Athletic Club! If you haven’t heard about pickleball, it is sweeping the nation ranking as the fastest growing sport in America. It’s a lot of fun, great exercise and anyone can play it. The court is smaller than a tennis court and utilizes paddles. Think of it like a combination of ping pong and tennis. The sport is fairly easy to learn, when it comes to racquet sports, but takes dedication and commitment to master. Get in on the fun and join many of today’s starts including Tom Brady, Lebron James, Larry Ellison and others who have invested and gotten into the action. Our Passion is working with kids and we are excited to introduce pickleball to your family.

Junior Pickleball Development for All Levels

Our goal is to help our juniors excel as pickleball players and as people. We offer different drill groups during the week for different age groups and various skill levels. In addition, we offer Private Coaching for players at all levels. TNRS has what it takes to help your child achieve their goals in a fun and supportive environment.


Level Up Junior Academy (Starters – Ages 8 to 11)

The first stage in pickleball development. This group provides learning opportunities for junior pickleball players to learn the basic skills of pickleball while interacting and playing with others the same age in a fun and encouraging environment.

Group Days & Times

Monday: 4-5 PM


Implementing good mobility and controlled movement on the court. Introduction and mastery of pickleball rules and scoring. Improving hand-eye coordination through pickleball specific drills. Sustaining a rally and transitioning to competitive gameplay. 

Drill Group Price

1 day per week: $70 per month
Drop-in rate: $20 per day

*Non-Members pay 10% more for junior programs and camps.

Level Up Junior Academy (Intermediate – Ages 12 to 17)

Join us for weekly Junior pickleball lessons! For Junior players (ages 12-17) who want to make new Junior pickleball friends and increase their pickleball skills while having fun!

Group Days & Times

Wednesday: 3:30-5 PM


Athletic development and skill training on the various strokes. Gaining a good understanding of point construction and various pickleball strategies. Utilizing a proper warmup and practicing good sportsmanship. Gaining exposure to competitive experiences in an objective and supportive environment.

Drill Group Price

1 day per week: $105 per month
Drop-in rate: $30 per day

*Non-Members pay 10% more for junior programs and camps.

Junior School Break Camps – Ages 6 to 17

Junior School Break Camps are for boys and girls 6-17 years old. The camp runs Monday through Thursday. If class is canceled due to environmental conditions, you can make it up another day during the break.

Days & Times
Monday – Thursday 11 am – 1 PM

Pickleball Instruction and Drills, Games and Point Play

Drill Group Price
Price is $95 per week / $30 drop-in rate

*Non-Members pay 10% more for junior programs and camps.


We offer private, semi-private, group, and team lessons for all ages and abilities. We offer them all!


Individualized instruction geared to your specific needs.

$65 hour

$35 ½ hour

$360 for 6 hour package ($390 Non-Member)


Personalized instruction on strokes and strategy. Great for doubles partners!

$70 hour

Group Lessons

3-5 students of similar ability level focusing on improving your skills. A good option for beginner players.

$75 hour + $5 additional for each participant after 3.

Team Lessons

Our teaching professionals are available for coaching pickleball teams. We can take your team to the next level!

Program Policies & Payments

Please email the following PAYMENT FORM to accounting@caughlinclub.com OR bring it to your instructor on the 1st day of class: http://www.tennisnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Caughlin-Credit-Card-Authorization-Form.docx

Student Preparation
Students are expected to be prepared and on time for practice. (Notification ahead of time for absence or late arrival.)
Filled water bottle to be brought to class. (Half gallon jug is ideal for classes that run over an hour.)
Bring appropriate sun protection. (Sunscreen, hats, visors, and sunglasses are encouraged.)

Student Attire
Athletic attire must be worn at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. (On hot days wear a short sleeve shirt and shorts. On cold days dress in layers.)
Tennis shoes must be worn. If none are available, non-marking basketball shoes are similar. (Slippers, running shoes, boots and cleats are not allowed.)
If a child is dressed inappropriately, the parents will be notified, and the child will not be allowed to participate in the class.

Demo paddles are for short term use, children need to have their own paddle to participate.
If you are unsure of what paddle your child needs, please speak with your child’s instructor.

Parents can view their child’s class from outside the court. Parents are not allowed on the courts during their child’s instruction.
If you need information on how your child is progressing in class, please feel free to contact the junior program director.

Professional Staff
Every effort will be made for the same instructor to teach a class court for the duration of the season. However, the club may substitute when circumstances arise which are beyond its control.

Good sportsmanship is encouraged and expected at all times, proper pickleball etiquette will be taught during class.
Bad behavior, language, or abuse of equipment/facilities will be addressed by the instructor on court and communicated to the child’s parents after class for remediation.
Be respectful of others. Bullying and name calling in any form will not be tolerated.
Always be safe. Do not participate in any behavior that would risk injury to anyone else, such as throwing or hitting balls (when not asked to), throwing your paddle or any other object on or off the courts. None of these behaviors will be tolerated.
Demonstrate a positive attitude. Do not use any foul language, mock, tease, argue or complain to any other player or coach.

Tournament Coaching
When Reno Tennis Center juniors are ready to compete in tournaments, TNRS coaches will be available to help the families navigate tournament play. We will help you find the proper tournaments, and may take groups of kids to various tournaments both in and outside of Reno. Please see Randy to get more information.

Makeup Policy
If drills are cancelled due to inclement weather, students may attend their regular drill group on a day that they don’t normally attend within that month. In the case of multiple cancellations in a short period of time we may do make-up drills on Friday afternoons from time to time.

Participation Policy
If there are two students or less present on a given drill group day, the class duration will be half of the normal scheduled time.

Holiday Class Policy
There is no class on federal holidays.

Program Enrollment
Program registration is completed online. Have additional questions call Randy Reynolds at (775) 240-6505.

Program Withdrawal
We don’t require notice for withdrawal from the Caughlin Athletic Club Junior program, but we do appreciate it for staffing.