Introduction to Pickleball

Introduction to Pickleball

Tues & Thurs Jan 12th & 14th 1pm-Pickleball Court – Free 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 can also be challenging, requiring quick reactions as players trade rapid-fire shots at the net. The class is two days and 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 will be in the lobby at the Clubhouse. This is an excellent way to try the game if you have never played or to renew your skills if you haven’t played in a while. If you wish to join the Pickleball Club, annual dues are $5/yr. Many of our players are women, so ladies come on out. It is planned to reserve one court on our regular play days for newer players or players wishing to play a less aggressive game. If you have questions, please call or e-mail John Janes at:

309-224-9622 or johnjanes48@gmail.com.