Youth Programs

After School Pickleball for Kids

Start date: August 31, 2020 - End date: October 28, 2020

Time: 3-5 PM

Location: Young Calaway Alpine Bank Pickleball Courts

Junior Pickleball (Ages 6-9)

This program is designed for younger players. We will focus on the fundamentals of the sport and utilize skill games to practice the basics.

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Aug 31-Sept 16; Session 2: Sept 21-Oct 7; Session 3: October 12-28
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Youth Pickleball (Ages 10-14)

This program is designed for older players. We will focus on advancing fundamentals of the sport and utilize drills to practice and improve!

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Aug 31-Sept 16; Session 2: Sept 21-Oct 7; Session 3: October 12-28
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

After School Tennis for Kids

Start date: September 1, 2020 - End date: October 29, 2020

Time: 3-5 PM

Location: Darien Pickleball and Tennis Courts

Join us for some tennis after school! Due to current health directives group sizes are limited to 8 participants and we will require all players to bring their own equipment. Registered participants will receive COVID-19 specific program guidelines. All programs will follow local, state, and CDC health protocols. Please email wtempest@carbondaleco.net with any questions.


Junior Tennis (Ages 6-9)

This program is designed for younger players. We will focus on the fundamentals of the sport and utilize skill games to practice the basics. Players will focus on learning ground stokes, serves, and volleys along with being introduced to scoring and match play.

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Sept 1-17; Session 2: Sept 22-Oct 8; Session 3: October 13-29
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Youth Tennis (Ages 10-14)

This program will start with stroke production drills involving ground strokes, serves, and volleys. Emphasis will be on practice rallies, skill games and introducing players to singles and doubles match play.

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Sept 1-17; Session 2: Sept 22-Oct 8; Session 3: October 13-29
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Youth Private Tennis Lessons available (Ages 6-14)!

Must be purchased through Carbondale Recreation. Lessons are 1 hour in length.

Private Lesson Fees
1 Private Session $60
3 Private Sessions $165
5 Private Sessions $250
10 Private Sessions $450

Semi Private Lesson Fees for 2 people
Buddy Session $60 (2 people)
3 Buddy Sessions $195 (2 people)
5 Buddy Sessions $300 (2 people)
10 Buddy Sessions $550 (2 people)

Art Fun

Start date: October 6, 2020 - End date: October 29, 2020

Time: 3-4pm and 11am-1pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation and Community Center

Carbondale Parks and Rec is partnering with Carbondale Arts to provide some ART FUN for kiddos! This program will be held inside the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center in the lobby area. Class maximums will be strictly enforced. Social distancing will be maintained at all times and all participants will be required to wear a mask during the class. Each class participant will receive their own art kit to work with and take home (supplies will not be shared between class participants). BEST OF ALL THESE ART PROGRAMS ARE FREE!!! Please note each session requires a separate registration and there are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Sessions and a Wednesday ONLY Session. For Wednesdays ONLY, please send a sack lunch with your child.

Ages: 8-12 years
Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Sessions; Wednesdays ONLY Session
Dates: Session 1: Oct 6, 7, 8; Session 2: Oct 13, 14, 15; Session 3: Oct 20, 21, 22; Session 4: Oct 27, 28, 29; Wednesdays ONLY Session: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: Tues/Weds/Thurs Sessions 3-4pm; Wednesdays ONLY Session 11am-1pm
Cost: FREE
Min/Max: 4/6