Rockford Area Pickleball Lessons

Beginner Pickleball Lessons

Beginner pickleball lessons are taught by PPR Certified Pro, Jenn Selchow. Four total classes, each class is two hours long, for a total of eight hours of training. The lessons are at the outdoor pickleball courts at Belvidere Park. 


  • Who: Anyone 18+ that wants to learn pickleball. No prior sport history is required to take these classes.
  • When: All classes held in the summer months, see date options at the time of registering.
  • Time: All classes are 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Belvidere Park, 1006 W Lincoln Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008
  • Courts: The courts are next to the pool and basketball courts. 
  • Cost: $49 per person
  • Payment: Please fill out the form to register for the class dates of your choice. You will be prompted for payment via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may pay by credit card.
  • Curriculum: Rules, serving, dinking, forehand and backhand, return of serve, third shot, swinging volley, lobs with an emphasis on defending and safety, and overheads



About the Instructor

Jenn Selchow learned to play pickleball in high school P.E. class. She picked the sport up again in 2009 when Rockford experienced a movement to grow the sport in the Forest City. In 2010, she founded Northern Illinois Pickleball which is a non-profit through the 
Rockford Park District Foundation

Jenn has instructed countless people over the last decade and enjoys getting people off their couch and on an active lifestyle journey.  She decided to take instruction to the next level and became a Certified Pro through the
Professional Pickleball Registry. Jenn is available for private, semi-private, and group pickleball lessons.  


Belvidere Park