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Barton Event Management is proud to bring one of America’s favorite Pickleball coaches to the Chicago

Photo Caption:
Mark Renneson from Third Shot Sports, left, is pictured at a clinic with Dick Barton, COO, Barton Marketing Group.

Mark Renneson from Third Shot Sports will be offering two days of clinics, drill sessions and private lessons. Mark is recognized as a leader in the pickleball world and travels across North America to deliver pickleball clinics to players of all levels.

Clinics for 3.0-3.5 and for 4.0+ level players will be offered plus there are times available for small group (up to 4 players) lessons. All sessions will be held at Rosemont Health & Fitness, 10225 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, Illinois.

Visit this page for full information and to register: https://www.thirdshotsports.com/chicago-2/il

The sessions are:

Defense Wins Championships

One of the things that separates levels of players is their ability to get out of trouble. Being a good defender means that you can get yourself out of a jam whether at the net, back at the baseline or somewhere in between. In this intermediate session players will develop the strategies and techniques needed to become a more consistent player by playing great defense.

Sat Jan 12. 9am-1130am (3.0/3.5) $55

Advanced Training

Train like the pros!  If you’re an advanced player and you want a great workout, join us for this fun and fast-paced drill session. Less instructional than our clinics, this session is all about hitting a ton of balls in the most important situations: serve & return; third shots; dinking; volleys and smashes. This will be a fun — and tiring — drill session.

Sat Jan 12 1pm-330pm (4.0+) $55

Super Third Shots

What you do with the third shot has a major impact on how the point will unfold. This intermediate clinic is devoted to understanding the strategies and techniques needed to be great at playing this critical moment of a point. Join us for Super Third Shots if you are serious about advancing your game.

Sun Jan 13. 9am-1130am (3.0/3.5) $55

Private Lessons

If you’re looking for some serious personal attention, sign up for one of the limited number of private lessons. These lessons are for 1-4 people (you get to select who joins you) and will be tailor-made to your needs. Whether you are a new player who wants to get off on the right foot, or a tournament player looking to excel, a 90-minute private lesson is a great way to go. $180 per group.

Daily Audit Pass

Get a courtside seat with our Audit Pass. This is the perfect solution for people who are injured or if the sessions you want to attend are sold out. You get to watch, listen, ask questions and receive all the follow-up materials that other participants get —  you’re a full participant just without hitting any balls. The audit pass lets you sit in on as many of the group sessions (excluding private lessons) you want! $35

Meet Dick Barton!

Dick Barton

Dick Barton

By Jennifer Mackowiak, Nonprofit |

In the mid-1990s, Dick Barton started Barton Marketing Group. His son and partner, Alexander, joined the company in 1998 and is the current President. This fall the duo decided to refocus their efforts on providing total event management. With a new website (www.bartonchicago.com), Barton Event Management (BEM) was launched and positions itself as a full-service resource for event management, marketing and onsite logistics execution.

“Our advance planning model creates all the specifications from the event schedule, room sets, catering, banquets, audio/visual design and security. We have relationships with national entertainment acts and award-winning speakers as well as some of the best local talent in the Chicago area. When you work with us, you don’t have to be concerned with quality or safety since we have a proven track record of attention to details with a flair of creativity,” said Barton.

Dick Barton has been a member of the Park Ridge Chamber for over 20 years. He has been active in the communications committee which used to put together a printed newsletter, the First Friday Cruisin’ Park Ridge Car Show Committee, and, of course, on the Board of Directors including being President in 2006. He has been awarded a Community Star and the President’s Award for service. Barton enjoys attending Park Ridge Chamber events, in particular, the Monthly Networking Luncheons where he met one of his best clients.

Interested in working with Dick Barton? Contact him at dbarton@bartonchicago.com or (847) 720-4495.

(as published in the Park Ridge Patch)