UNIVERSAL PICKLERS, LLC
Skills and Strategy Training for the Beginning Pickleball Player
Group Play for All Levels
WELCOME TO CHICAGO PICKLEBALL
About Us and Our Training Philosophy
Rick Prewit, President of Universal Picklers, LLC:
I've been coaching and mentoring athletes for 50 years. When I was new to the Chicago Pickleball scene, I was surprised at how difficult it was to find beginner instruction and resources. I set out to change that. Based on my years of coaching and experience, I developed a training program for beginners to learn the game and develop their skills quickly in a welcoming and supportive setting.
I am a CPI (Certified Pickleball Instructor) through the IPTPA and currently play at a 4.0 rated Skill Level.
INTRODUCING JUNIOR TEAM PHOENIX
We now serve three generations of Pickleball Athletes!
Universal Picklers has worked with over 3000 children in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District and community based organizations. We've provided training, competitive play and positive and safe social outlets for the youth of the city. Our dedicated Junior Team is working towards competing in the 2022 AAU Junior Olympic Games.
JUNIOR TEAM PHOENIX PROGRAMMING
The Juniors recently serviced two events: CAPS/CHA at Gwendolyn Brooks Park and Illinois State Valor Games.
We are supported by Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Salvation Army R J Kroc Center and Gately Park. Donations welcome through Go Fund Me for operations and funding for the AAU Junior Olympic Games 2022.
TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ALL AGE GROUPS
Introduction to the Game
Game STRATEGY Development
Review and Reassessment
A BIT MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Though we aim to make you the best Pickleball player you can be, we also strive to broaden your entire Pickleball education. Teaching Pickleball etiquette, good sportsmanship and keeping you informed of events and tournaments in the area are part of our training program. We encourage our clients to participate in tournaments at their level and join our group in playing on courts throughout the area.
UNIVERSAL PICKLERS, LLC
NO CHARGE INSTRUCTION
Our mission is to promote Pickleball for All and we offer instruction wherever we play for no charge. If you care to make a donation, it will go towards our mission, but it is not required. Our main goal is to get you out and playing!
We play at Ellis, Kennicott, Foster and Gwendolyn Brooks Parks in Chicago as well as the Ray Kroc Center and St. Dorothy Catholic Church. We travel around the area, too, so check our Facebook page for upcoming events.