• Our curbside Leaf Collection is scheduled to begin Monday, October 25. Visit webpage for information.
  • Holloway Road (between Kehrs Mill & Manchester) closed for repairs.

Activities

Youth Movement

The Youth Movement is a physical activity incentive program designed to get kids ages 5-14 moving. There is no cost to participate. Each child simply keeps a log of their physical activity. Parents are involved also by helping the children log their activities. Kids can earn visits to the Pointe or North Pointe to be used by themselves or friends!

Download the Youth Movement Log click here. Then simply begin filling out your activity log. 

How to Earn Free Visits

At the end of each quarter (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, and Oct-Dec) the Pointe’s Fitness Staff will award visits to participating youth based on the amount of activity performed during that quarter. 

When to Start

Kids can begin filling out logs at any time.  Visits are earned based on the average weekly activity.  If you begin in the middle of a quarter, you can still earn visits! 

What Activities Count?

Any physical activity outside of school (PE class and recesses do not count) can be logged (extracurricular activities do count)!  Anything from an organized soccer practice to a walk around the block. Just get a parent to “validate” the activity…..and get your parents moving with you!

Where do I Submit my Log?

Drop off your activity logs at the Pointe’s Welcome Desk, e-mail to Matt () or fax to (636) 207-2330. The Pointe’s Fitness Staff will contact you as you earn visits!

 

Pickleball

Open play pickleball is available seven days a week at The Pointe. All pickleball players will be expected to abide by the following social distancing guidelines.  
  • Players must provide their own equipment.
  • Masks are required at all times. This includes inside the gym when waiting to play.
  • Players must maintain social distancing at all times.  
  • handshaking, high fiving, fist-bumping, and all unnecessary physical touch is not allowed.
  • No spectators are allowed.
  • Players should wash hands frequently and disinfect equipment between games.

October 1 - December 31 Hours*

Monday - Friday
7 - 9 a.m. - 3 nets available
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 5 nets available
2 - 4 p.m. - 3 nets available
Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - 3 nets available
*All dates and times are subject to change. 
Special Dates
November 1-2 (3 nets)
November 24 (3 nets)
December 22-30 (3 nets)
There will be no pickleball on the following dates: November 25, November 26, December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1

Levels of Play

2.5 - 3.5
This player has limited experience. Can sustain a short rally with players of equal ability. Basic ability to keep score.

3.5

FOREHAND: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control.

BACKHAND: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible.

SERVE / RETURN: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth.

DINK: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace.

3RD SHOT: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net.

VOLLEY: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control.

STRATEGY: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. This player acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.

4.0

FOREHAND: Consistently hits with depth and control. Is still perfecting shot selection and timing.

BACKHAND: Has improved stroke mechanics and has moderate success at hitting a backhand consistently.

SERVE / RETURN: Places a high majority of serves/returns with varying depth and speed.

DINK: Increased consistency with moderate ability to control height/depth. May end dink rally too soon due to lack of patience. Is beginning to understand the difference between attackable balls and those that are not.

3rd SHOT: Is electively mixing up soft shots with power shots to create an advantage with inconsistent results.

VOLLEY: Able to volley a variety of shots at different speeds. Is developing consistency and control. Starting to understand the block/reset volley.

STRATEGY: Aware of partner’s position on the court and is able to move as a team. Demonstrates ability to change direction in an offensive manner. Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules of the game. Has a moderate number of unforced errors per game. Solid understanding of stacking and when and how it can be used in match play. Beginning to identify opponent’s weaknesses and attempting to formulate a game plan to attack weaknesses and seek out competitive play.

Still have questions about Pickleball? Contact The Pointe at (636) 227-8950.