A great way to socialize and stay fit year round! Pickleball. No, we did not name it. Yes, it does involve “Pickles,” but he was a dog. So what is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a low impact racquet sport for all ages. Pickleball is a blend of tennis, badminton and ping-pong played on a court about half the size of a tennis court. Deemed the fastest growing sport in the United States, Pickleball’s ease of play allows people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy a fun racquet sport.
Pickleball is a great game for young children learning tennis. Seniors enjoy Pickleball’s competitive intensity, and appreciate its low risk of injury to joints, muscles and tendons. Even competitive tennis players enjoy the change in skills and strategies demanded by aggressive Pickleball play.
Register: Old Farm Pool Pickleball Membership
Pickleball can be played year round with singles or doubles, and is easy and fun to learn. Games are very accessible with new players being cycled into play in a round-robin format. Those standing around will be encouraged to pick up a paddle and play!
Presently, Pickleball players may use the Platform Tennis courts at the Club. The courts are available on a non-reserved, open play, first come – first served basis. Platform Tennis members have priority to courts during the Platform Tennis season, which runs from October through April. Pickleball will be considered a secondary sport during this period, except where temporary Pickleball courts may be constructed. During the year, various Pickleball tournaments and scheduled Pickleball events will have priority over open play.
While the Club may provide paddles and balls for organized events, members are encouraged to bring their own equipment for general play.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Pickleball chairperson, Rob Follit (240) 401-2976.