Adult Programs

Adult Programs
Shelburne Community Gardens
Located at the LaPlatte Nature Center off LaPlatte Circle, the gardens offer tilled plots with water access. A limited number of plots are available for 2023 on a first come, first serve basis. Gardening agreement forms are available at the Recreation Office or call for more information. New gardeners may sign up beginning April 3rd for small plots only. Plots will be ready for planting by Memorial Day weekend.
Plot sizes: (Large) Approximately 600 sq. ft 
Cost: $52.00
(Small) Approximately 300 sq. ft 
Cost: $35.00
Sorry, online registration is not available for this program due to limited space. Please register at the Recreation Office or call the office to request a Garden Registration Form.
Table Tennis
Ages 16—99 and all abilities are welcome to enjoy the informal instruction, organized play and competitive matches. Come join the fun!
Days/ Dates: Fridays, June 2 - September 1
Time: 6:30-10.00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 (for summer session)
Pickleball Clinics 
These Pickleball Clinics below are offered by Instructor, Len Gulino, who is a trained pickleball instructor (IPTPA), former USA Pickleball Ambassador and pickleball tournament director. A Shelburne resident and a realtor with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman, Len enjoys sharing his passion for pickleball with others. All of the clinics will take place at Davis Park Courts. It is an absolute must to ensure your safety that you wear court (tennis, pickleball, or similar) shoes—not running shoes! Eye protection: sunglasses, prescription glasses, or racquetball type goggles. Please bring water and wear sun screen. Balls and ball stops to prevent the balls from rolling to the back of the tennis courts will be provided for all classes; Paddles will also be provided for those needing to borrow one.
** Each clinic date is limited to 3 players per class max. You may sign up for one or multiple classes for your level.
Cancellation Policy: For classes cancelled due to whether or otherwise, a full refund will be provided.
Withdrawal Policy: A refund will be provided if withdrawal is made BEFORE the registration deadline. After the deadline a refund will only be given if someone else signs up to pay for and take your place.

Introduction to Pickleball - All Classes Full
This class is appropriate for the person who is new to pickleball, has never had a paddle in their hand, or has only hit the ball around a few times. Let’s get you out there hitting the ball on your very first time!
A video will be shared prior to the class to help familiarize you with the rules.
Date: Monday, May 8
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Beginning Pickleball - All Classes Full
This class is appropriate for the person who has played before but is not consistent with their strokes and has trouble keeping the ball on the court (2.5 to 3.0 level players). We will focus on stroke technique and form to help you develop more consistent backhands, forehands, serves, dinks and volleys. Games may be played toward the end of class to help implement the techniques learned.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per class
Date: Monday, May 15 
Registration Deadline: May 8, 2023
Class Focus: The forehand: form, technique and application to groundstrokes and volleys
Date: Monday, May 22 
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2023
Class Focus: The backhand: form, technique and application to groundstrokes and volleys.

Intermediate Pickleball - All Classes Full
This class is appropriate for the person who knows the rules, has played many times before, has started to develop good hand eye coordination and consistency with their strokes (3.25-3.5 level players). We will use drills and games to further hone your skills and develop strategy. Games may be played toward the end of class to help implement the techniques learned.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 per class
Date: Monday, June 5 
Registration Deadline: May 26, 2023
Class focus: The soft game: dinks, drops and third shot drops
Date: Monday, June 12 
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2023
Class focus: The hard game: volleys, speed ups and resets
Date: Monday, June 19 
Registration Deadline: June 12, 2023
Class focus: The lob game: offensive, defensive and retort.

Advanced Pickleball 
These classes are appropriate for the person who plays on a regular basis and has developed a substantial amount of skill on all strokes, understands terminology and the finer points and rules of the game (3.75 and above level players), but is serious about further developing skills and open to instruction. Drilling, targeted instruction and video review of performance will all be used. Games will be played toward the end of classes to help implement techniques learned. Participants must be comfortable having their play videotaped and reviewed by the instructor and other participants.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $40 per class
Date: Saturday, May 13
Registration Deadline: May 5, 2023
Class Focus: The soft game: dinks, drops and third shot drops.
Date: Saturday, May 20
Registration Deadline: May 12, 2023
Class Focus: The hard game: volleys, speed ups and resets.
Date: Saturday, June 10 
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2023
Class Focus: The spin game: top spin, slice and back spin.
Date: Saturday, June 24 
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2023
Class Focus: The lob game: offensive, defensive and retort.
Women's Empowerment Self Defense Level 1 Workshop Presented by: The Safety Team
The 2.5-hour Level 1 (beginner) workshop utilizes both large and small group instruction. By adhering to a 5:1 student-to-instructor ratio, the Safety Team’s trauma-informed trainings focus on boundary setting, affirmative consent, and relevant sexual assault information, as well as the mental and physical skills of Empowerment Self-Defense. The overarching goal of these large-group sessions is to help women and girls discover their collective voice, address victim-blaming by redirecting the responsibility for all assaults on to the perpetrators, improve participants’ sense of power and control, and, as a result, reduce the likelihood of sexual assault and violence. More information about the program can be found at www.thesafetyteam.org
Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited with a minimum of 12 participants and a maximum of 20.
Registration Deadline: July 10, 2023
Date: July 19, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Cost: $55.00
Ages: Offered to women and girls ages 14+. (girls 12-13 are welcome but must be accompanied by mother or legal female guardian, women 14-18 need a signed permission slip by parent or legal guardian).
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
 

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