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Engage Academy - The Premier Pickleball ProShop & Academy Training Center

Welcome to the Engage ProShop & Academy Training Center.

Located in Oxford, FL (just outside The Villages, FL). 

The EngagePickleball ProShop is a fully staffed Pickleball ProShop with Paddles, Gear, Accessories, Apparel, Demos and more...including Paddle Repair and Gripping.  

The Engage Academy is a Pickleball Training Center.  Dedicated to teaching individuals of all levels the game of Pickleball.  We have daily private & group lessons and clinics. 

The Engage In-house Pro, Robert Elliott is a Nationals, Tournament of Champions and US Open Gold medalist.  Co-director of the IPTPA (the person who certifies others that want to certified teaching professionals).

Each week will focus on a specific topic.  You can come to all the sessions or just some of them.  They will rotate on an (8) week basis and start over at the end of the (8) weeks.  The weekly topics are as followed:

  • Week 1 (week of Dec 9) - The Net Game. Dinking Strategies and moving the ball around.
  • Week 2 (week of Dec 16) - Coming to the Net. 3rd Shots. Transition Zone. When to drop and when to drive.
  • Week 3 (week of Dec 23) - (OFF for the holidays)
  • Week 4 (week of Dec 30) - How to defend against the hard hitters (slowing the ball down)
  • Week 5 (week of Jan 6) - How to attack when at the net (volleys, roll-shots and put-aways)
  • Week 6 (week of Jan 13) - How to hit the ball when at the baseline
  • Week 7 (week of Jan 20) - How to use the serve & return as a weapon.
  • Week 8 (week of Jan 27) - When and how to lob. How to defend against the lobbers.
  • Week 9 (week of Feb 3) - Court positioning and how to use your positioning to your advantage.



  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Beginner Clinic (2.0 - 2.5 skill level)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Advanced Intermediate Clinic (3.5 - 4.0 skill level)


  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Intermediate Clinic (3.0 - 3.5 skill level)


  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Advanced Clinic (4.0 - 4.5 skill level)

NOTICE:  All events will occur at the days and times shown above unless they are listed under the 'Weather / Cancelation Notice' section directly below.


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Last updated:  January 3, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Book Online by CLICKING HERE or call the ProShop or Stop in (sign-up is required for all events).

As a reference:

  • Beginners are classified as those new to the sport or have played a little and still need to understand the basics of the game.  They have either no or limited playing experience.  These individuals are typically placed in 2.0 - 2.5 skill level groups.
  • Intermediate players are individuals that have played and understand how to score, play the game and can keep the ball in play.  These players are typically described as being a 3.0 - 3.5 skill level.
  • Advanced players have a complete understanding of the game and have the knowledge and ability to dictate the game.  These individuals are typically 4.0 - 4.5 skill levels.

Want to learn more.  Click on 'ACADEMY' above and view the drop-down topics.

The ProShop & Academy are Open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturdays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Closed Sundays.

Address: 4095 County Road 106, Oxford, FL 34484 | Phone: +1 (352) 355-6807 | Email: