Gymnasium

Prairie Athletic Club offers six basketball courts for players of all ages and skill levels. Our gyms feature professional hardwood floors and regulation size glass backboards. You can also join a volleyball league or play pickleball!

BASKETBALL PROGRAMS


Basketball Instructionals

Ages: 4-11 Years Old
Member Price: $55.00 | Non-Member Price: $65.00

Our Focus is FUN! Players will work on basics such as dribbling, shooting, passing and running through skills, drills and skill based games.

Private Basketball Lesson

Ages: All Ages
Individual / Team Options Available

Basketball Skill Development with Debbie Whitman

Individual Skills Development by Basketball Coach Debbie Whitman:

Debbie grew up in Wisconsin and played basketball at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption High School. She was a three-time All-State player, four-time All-Conference player and three-time Conference Player of the year. She received a full scholarship to play at the Division 1 level at Northern Illinois University. She played in two NCAA tournaments and was part of three conference championships while at NIU. As a player, Debbie has been inducted into three Hall of Fames: Assumption High School, Northern Illinois University and the WBCA (Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association).

Debbie began coaching with private and small group lessons. She coached both girls and boys for seven years. Debbie next became a high school varsity head coach in Illinois. Her team won the school’s first ever basketball conference championship. After five years Debbie became a Division 3 assistant coach at North Central College and then went on to the Division 1 level at NIU as an assistant coach. Debbie has recently moved to the Sun Prairie/Madison area and is bringing her passion for basketball and teaching to Prairie Athletic Club. Please contact Debbie with questions or for more information at d.whitman@prairieathletic.com

Challenge Basketball

Ages: 14 and Up
Member Price: FREE | Non-Member Price: Normal guest fees apply

Full-court challenge basketball games. See current schedule for times.

VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS


Youth Volleyball Instruction

Ages: 9-13 Year Olds
Member Price: $55.00 | Non-Member Price: $65.00

This coed class provides instruction on volleyball basics through skills, drills and
skill-based games. Participants are divided by ability each week for the maximum learning and game time experience.

Youth Volleyball Play

Ages: 9-13 Year Olds
Member Price: $42.00 | Non-Member Price: $56.00

For 45 minutes participants will engage in a real game time experience to enhance personal skill and teamwork. Coed teams will change each week and coaches will rotate among the different teams week by week. Previous volleyball instruction is a must for the 5:30-6:15 p.m. class.

Private Youth Volleyball Lessons

Individual and Semi-private, groups of three and a group of four package options available. Please include all group members names when registering. You will be prompted to list those during registration.

Please email Scott before buying a package to ensure that your availability will match with his availability and that we have open gym time for the lesson.

For more information, please contact Scott at s.schumann@prairieathletic.com.

Challenge Volleyball

Ages: 14 and Up
Member Price: FREE | Non-Member Price: Normal guest fees apply

Play pick up with your friends Friday nights from 7:30-10 p.m.

Prairie Athletic Club Volleyball

League Levels of Play
A Level – Highest play level (power). Players are proficient in all skills. Rules are strictly enforced.
BB Level – High play level (intermediate high). Players are well skilled. Rules are strictly enforced.
B Level – Good level of play (intermediate low). Players have good basic skills. Rules are enforced.
C Level – Fun league (recreational). Players have a basic knowledge of the game. Rule enforcement is relaxed.

There are three volleyball sessions at the PAC. Fall indoor leagues run from mid-September through mid-December with registration generally opening up online in early August. Winter indoor leagues run from mid-January through mid-April with registration generally available online in early December. Outdoor sand volleyball runs from mid-May through the end of August with registration generally available in early April. Team registration is available online until about two weeks before leagues start or when leagues fill.  All fees and a completed roster are due at the time of registration. These leagues typically fill fast, so please register early.

Enjoy competition, camaraderie, cards and everything else that is PAC Volleyball!

If you have questions about the volleyball program, please contact Paul at p.krueger@prairieathletic.com. If you would like to sign up for a league, but it is full, please contact Paul to see if he can squeeze you in. If you are looking to sign up a team, but need to add a couple of players, contact Paul and he can send you a sub/interested player list.

Fall/winter leagues offered are:
Tuesday - coed BB, B and C 6s
Wednesday - coed A 4s, BB and B 6s
Thursday - coed B/BB 6s, Coed BB 4s, Womens BB 4s and B6s

Challenge Volleyball is offered Friday's from 6-10 p.m.

 

PICKLEBALL PROGRAMS


Pickleball

Ages: All Ages
Member Price: FREE | Non-Member Price:$7.50 per day or $65 for 10 punches (valid weekdays 8 am-4 pm) $10 nights and weekends (after 4 pm) $15 Monday-Thursday after 4 pm (January -March)

PickleBall has the combined features of badminton, tennis and ping pong, but also has its own unique features, too. This sport receives a point scoring from badminton, the court structure from badminton and tennis, the net from badminton and tennis and the paddle (well, sort of) from ping pong. The ball is plastic and contains several small holes, much like a wiffle ball. Anyone can play Pickleball as players come in all ages. You don't have to be strong, quick, tall or overly athletic to play, just able to keep the ball in play and have fun.

During Open Pickleball times listed below, generally doubles is played. Court 4 is available for Pickleball play from open to 3 p.m. on weekdays and any night after 9 p.m. You can reserve court 1 for Pickleball play Monday through Thursday nights from May through August.

Open Pickleball and reservations may be unavailable during days off school and special events. Like other sports on the basketball courts (badminton, playing catch with a baseball or football, etc.) setting up a Pickleball net is at the manager's discretion at all times.

Open Pickleball

Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday 1-3:30 p.m. Also, beginners Pickleball, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (no instructor)
Wednesday 9-11:30 a.m.
Thursday 1-3:30 p.m.
Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9-11 a.m. (court 4 is available from 9-11 a.m., court 5 is available from 10-11 a.m.)

Pickleball Leagues

Sunday Nights - Sept 30th - Nov 18th

PickleBall Tournament Agenda

Three Divisions Offered

  • Advanced (4.0 and above)
  • Intermediate High (3.5)
  • Intermediate Low (3.0)

Two pods of four players will rotate playing one game to 15 with each other player in their pod the first hour; the top four players in points scored will play in the same pod for the second hour with the bottom four players in each pod doing the same.

There will be a maximum of 16 players in each division so please register early to guarantee your spot. Fee will be $20 for PAC members and $40 for non-members. Prizes will be awarded for the top point-getters. Register on the PAC website (link is below).

Any questions, please contact Paul Krueger at p.krueger@prairieathletic.com.

FREE Pickleball Lessons

New to the game of pickleball?  Join us on a Sunday afternoon from 2:30-4 p.m. to learn the rules of this fun game!

BADMINTON PROGRAMS


Badminton

Ages: All Ages
Member Price: FREE | Non-Member Price: Normal Guest Fees Apply

Join the fun playing badminton with your friends and family!

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