Junior Pickleball at the Reno Tennis Center

We are launching junior pickleball programs at the Reno Tennis Center. Here is what you should know. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States. Pickleball is like ping pong and tennis mixed together. It’s not as difficult to learn as tennis but takes time and commitment to master. The game is a great workout and action packed. Pickleball has a professional tour and continues to get capital investment from some of the biggest names today. It’s only a matter of time before pickleball scales into a global sport. We look forward to introducing your children to pickleball and helping them reach their goals while having fun.

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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 7 to 10)

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

Level Up Junior Academy (Intermediate – Ages 9 to 17)

Join us for weekly Junior pickleball lessons! For Junior players (ages 9-17) who want to make new Junior pickleball friends and increase their pickleball skills while having fun!

Group Days & Times

Tuesday: 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

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.

Junior School Break Camp
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


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.


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

Group Lessons

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

Team Lessons

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

Fee Assistance Application

TNRS aims to provide affordable pickleball opportunities to everyone in the community. The City of Reno has a scholarship program that helps provide fee assistance towards certain recreational activities. Simply, apply for the scholarship and if you receive it, TNRS will discount the above programs at the Reno Tennis Center based on the percentage approved in the award letter.

Program Policies

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. If you have additional questions, please contact Randy Reynolds at (775) 240-6505.

Program Withdrawal
We don’t require notice for withdrawal from the Reno Tennis Center Junior program, but we do appreciate it for staffing.