Introduction to Pickleball

Get out your pickles! Just kidding, pickles are not required and no pickles will be harmed at any time during this class. Pickleball is a hybrid of tennis, badminton and table tennis, played on a court a quarter the size of a tennis court. The smaller area is perfect for seniors who want to stay active but is much easier on the joints and lungs than tennis. It’s an easy sport for novices to pick up, a lot of fun and a very social game because you’re in a small area with a lot of interaction. Pickleball also can be challenging, requiring quick reactions as players trade rapid-fire shots at the net. A two-day Pickleball class will be given on Tuesday & Thursday, February 3rd and February 5th at 1:00pm, on the Pickleball courts. Each class will last from 1-2 hours. The first day you will learn the basic strategy of the game, the rules, how to serve, volley and keep score. On the second day you will play games. Paddles and balls will be provided. You should wear court shoes and bring a hat or visor, sun glasses, and drinking water. A sign-up sheet is on the activities board in the clubhouse. Sign-up deadline is the evening of February 2nd. This is an excellent way to try the game if you have never played or renew your skills if you haven’t played in a while. The classes are free to members of the Pickleball Club. If you are not currently a member of the Club, annual dues are $5 per year. If you are not a member of the club please bring your dues on the first day of the class. This is not just a guy thing as about half of our club members are women, so ladies come on out. If you have any questions, please call or email John Janes at 309-224-9622 or