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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.)