****Due to yearly maintenance, the Gym & Aerobics Area at the Pointe will be CLOSED August 9 & 10 and the Pointe will be CLOSED August 11 & 12. ****
Open play pickleball is available seven days a week September through May at The Pointe. See below for summer hours.
Pickleball lessons are available for beginners & intermediate players. Contact The Pointe at Ballwin Commons at (636) 227-8950 for more information.
June 1 - August 31 Hours*
Thursday* 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. - 3 nets available
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - 3 nets available
Sunday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - 3 nets available
*Pickleball will be canceled in the case of inclement weather due to summer camp day operations
May 19-31 No indoor Pickleball
August 8-12 No indoor Pickleball
*All dates and times are subject to change.
Levels of Play
2.5 - 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.
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.
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!