Special Events at the Birch Bay Activity Center 2021
Introduction to the Game of Pickleball
Welcome to the Game of Pickleball
Are you curious about the game and sport of pickleball? Are you ready to see what all the fun is about?
Coach Mark will be hosting a FREE orientation program to the game of pickleball on Saturday, May 22 from 1 - 3 pm on the outside courts at the Birch Bay Activity Center. Be sure to register for this event as sign up is capped at eight players. Pickleball paddles and balls will be available.
Youth Pickleball Camps
Do you know of a teen or child between the ages of 12-18 interested in learning the game of pickleball? Would you like to participate in the inaugural event of BBAC’s new Junior Development Program?
During the spring and summer of 2021, Birch Bay Activity Center will host three pickleball camps for youth, ages 12-18. These camps will be conducted on three Saturday afternoons this summer from 2-5 p.m. (June 5, July 10, and August 14).
Directed by Coach Mark, each camp will provide girls, boys, and young adults with an opportunity to learn about pickleball and participate in fun activities that develop eye-to-hand coordination and basic pickleball skills. All players will receive a special gift and both parents and players will learn about future plans for the Junior Development Program at BBAC.
Enrollment will be capped at eight players to ensure everyone has a safe and rewarding experience. The cost is $30 per players and scholarships are available. Contact BBAC for additional details.
Are you ready to burn calories and improve your fitness and pickleball skills at the same time?
Pickleball Burn™ is a one-hour group class for players seeking to improve their conditioning, agility, and skills. There are a variety of drill patterns and cardio circuits utilized in Pickleball Burn™, including Drive and Switch, Scramble and Drop, Transition Zone Crush, Beat the Bounce, and many more. Each class is fast-paced, fun, and guaranteed to get your heart and blood pumping!
Pickleball Burn™ is being pilot tested on Saturday, May 22 from 3 - 4 pm on the outside courts at the Birch Bay Activity Center. Be sure to register for this FREE event as sign up is capped at eight players.
Workout with Coach Kathy and Coach Mark
Are you a 3.0-4.5 player looking to develop the control, consistency, and confidence required to advance in skill level or play high-quality pickleball?
If so, then a special event at BBAC on August 21-22 will help you get ready to play at a higher level of skill and performance (as well as pass the IPTPA Rating Test if that is one of your goals).
In August, BBAC will host a special event featuring Coach Kathy Pederson and Coach Mark Livingston. Both pickleball coaches are IPTPA Certified Teaching Professionals and Rating Specialists. Coach Kathy lives and coaches in Park City, Utah and Surprise, Arizona. Coach Mark lives in Blaine and coaches at various venues in the Pacific Northwest, including BBAC.
Coach Kathy and Coach Mark will lead you through a series of rigorous drills and drills games they’ve created in The Coach Mark Video Series©. Each 2-hour Workout is limited to eight players per session in order to ensure you experience a rigorous workout with fellow participants and two coaches skill-rated at 5.0 (Kathy) and 4.5 (Mark).
Are you ready for a fast-paced workout and practice session? Then, be sure to signup for Workout with Coach Kathy and Coach Mark! Cost is $30 per player.
Do you and your doubles partner need to get ready for a tournament? Would you like to experience high-level play against 3.5-4.0 rated players?
In summer 2021, Birch Bay Activity Center will be the site of two mini-tournaments for players in the 3.5-4.0 skill levels. Each mini-tournament will span three hours on Saturday, June 19 and Saturday, July 17. The tournament will start at 2 p.m. and conclude around 5 p.m.
Directed by Coach Mark, each mini-tournament will be capped at twelve players. Doubles teams are encouraged to sign up and use these events as practice sessions and workouts for upcoming tournament play (e.g., the Seattle Metro Classic in late July). We will use a round-robin format and the top finishers will vie for gold, silver, and bronze prizes.
A minimum of eight players is required to conduct the mini-tournament. The cost for this excellent practice and competitive experience is $30 per person.
Contact Coach Mark
Contact Coach Mark to learn more about these unique learning opportunities.