Try this increasingly popular sport that will provide you with a great workout while offering a very social and competitive game.
About the Game
Pickleball is played in the gym using a perforated plastic ball. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players.
When playing pickleball, each player uses a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. The ball itself is unique with holes through it like a whiffle ball. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. All equipment is provided.
When and Where
Pickleball will be set-up weekly in the gym. See our monthly gym schedule for days and times.
Pickleball Challenge Court: Court 4 (North side closest to entry doors). The rules are you win, you stay but for only two games in a row, challengers will stack paddles when in queue, and all calls will be based on good sportsmanship and the current rulebook. Once the winning team has played their two games in a row or loses, they can join back in as long as they stay in queue. A sign indicating Challenge Court will be mounted on an end post of the net. The matches will be mixed or regular doubles. Age brackets are not established. Time for challenge court is 9:00 am-11:30am; Mon-Friday.
Pickleball Beginner Lessons: The other two courts are open to any level, any skill. On Tuesday and Thursday there is a lesson timeslot for beginning players between noon – 2pm by appointment at desk with Lana. This is a basic skills class. Informally, there have been new player games usually after 11:30am; Monday through Friday.