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Tip: How to sync the Old Farm Pool calendar to your phone

As you may have noticed, we have a lot of activities going on at the pool this summer. And we’ve got a super easy way for you to keep track of them all too. By clicking/tapping on the appropriate link(s) below, you can add our activities to your personal calendar. Each time we update the pool calendar, your personal calendar will be automagically updated too.

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Get your pickleball game on!

Jun 27, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   News, Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

It’s exciting to see how popular pickleball has become at Old Farm Pool. It seems we have packed courts all the time. Young and old alike having a ball playing (bad pun). With so much popularity around our pickleball activities, we’ve decided to introduce an Old Farm Pool pickleball membership. If you’re an existing member, you have full access to all pickleball activities. However, if you have a friend that might just be interested in pickleball, this is just the ticket.

Registration form: Old Farm Pool pickleball membership

Pickleball is super easy to learn. We’ve put some great information together on the pool’s website. We’ve also included some rules and “use of the court” considerations too since we are sharing the paddle tennis courts as well as the lower parking area with our fellow pickleballers.

Platform Tennis is in Full Swing at Old Farm Pool

Nov 13, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Platform Tennis is an American racquet sport enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages. It is the only racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in cold weather. This unique appeal attracts people who desire fresh air, competition, and social engagement – all on a chilly winter’s day or night.

 Most of the rules follow regular tennis including scoring. Besides the small court size, there are however significant differences between paddle and tennis.  There is only one serve allowed — no second chance. The equipment is different as well. The game is played with a short-handled, hard-surface racquet and a sponge rubber ball.  The most intriguing difference, however, is the use of the screens or wires to keep the ball in play.

 All these factors combine to make platform tennis “the chess game of racquet sport,” according to the American Platform Tennis Association.

 The courts are a gathering place for families and friends, young and old, men and women, to socialize, stay fit, and have fun during the winter months.

 Regular play is scheduled by Scott Speier, who can be reached at (301) 468-5657.  Non-club members can purchase annual “Paddle Only” memberships for $295 per person or $425 per family.

 For further information, contact Scott or view our Platform Tennis page on oldfarmpool.org.

Pickleball Open House This Weekend (Saturday and Sunday)

Apr 19, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Interested in learning pickleball? Now is your chance! We’re hosting an adult Pickleball Open House at the Club this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 12:00pm, then again from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Paddles and balls will be provided along with some instruction on pickleball basics. Play will be on a doubles, round robin format. Everyone should get a chance to swing a racquet and get a feel for the game.

Pickleball continues to grow in popularity with courts springing up around the county. A great way for young and old to burn calories, increase flexibility and get to know your neighbors. We hope all will want to try out this new fun sport.

Please contact our board member Rob Follit (240) 401-2976 with any Pickleball related questions.

Friday Night Lights!

Oct 24, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Join Us For Our First Installment of the OF Platform Tennis Instructional Series

  • When?
    Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
  • Where?
    The platform tennis courts at Old Farm Pool.

We are pleased to announce that our first platform tennis instructional program will be offered to all members of Old Farm Pool on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  This program will seek to introduce beginners to this great sport and to expose participants to the basic rules and strategies of Platform Tennis.

  • Clothing: Participants will need to wear tennis shoes or sneakers and comfortable or athletic clothes.
  • Equipment: Paddles and balls will be provided.
  • Beverages: Feel free to bring your own!

Please click here to RSVP.

Paddle Tennis Courts Closed Today, Tomorrow

Nov 2, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Today and tomorrow we are getting the courts resurfaced. All should be up and running again by week’s end. And remember, we are looking to form a women’s groups and/or mixed doubles group to play weekly on Wednesday nights.  Experience is not necessary, just the desire to be active, to have fun and to make new friends. Learn more here!

Old Farm Paddle Tennis It is Not Just for Men!

Oct 18, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Are you interested in staying active over the winter?  Does the thought of getting exercise through friendly and exciting competition appeal to you?   If so, please consider Wednesday Night Paddle! We are looking to form a women’s groups and/or mixed doubles group to play weekly on Wednesday nights.  Experience is not necessary, just the desire to be active, to have fun and to make new friends.

Paddle Tennis at Old Farm – a great way to socialize and stay fit in the winter months!  Take advantage of all of your Old Farm membership privileges!

Please contact Scott Speier at speierlaw@aol.com for more information.

 

Old Farm Pool Courts Are Open!

Sep 25, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Did you know that you are a member of the only swim club in Montgomery County that offers year around facilities? Old Farm members swim in the spring and summer and play paddle tennis (on the only non-country club courts in the County) in the fall and winter.

This season, the Club hopes to host players from the Washington Platform Tennis Association, and hopes to form an intra club league.

We are also looking to form a womens group and a mixed doubles group – and experience is not necessary, just the desire to be active and to make new friends.

Platform Tennis
Paddle Tennis is a great way to socialize and stay fit in the winter months! Consider taking advantage of all of your membership privileges.

Please contact Scott Speier at speierlaw@aol.com for more information.