Pickleball in Pax
December 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019
Come out to the Pax Community Center and join Community Captain Angela Snipes Gerald every Wednesday evening in August from 5-7 pm for a new game that is sweeping the nation with a funny name…. Pickleball
Pickleball is suitable for all age groups. Seniors can play against and with teenagers while women can readily compete with men players. The ball travels at about 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and thus the court is about 1/3 the size of a tennis court. Finesse and accuracy are more important than power and speed although reaction time can be precious in some aspects of play.
Ex-tennis and ex-racquetball players easily adjust to the Pickleball game as well as ping pong and badminton players. In fact, the game is played on the same size court as doubles badminton. Pickleball can be played indoors or out.
While the game is easy to learn and play, there can be large differences in skill. In the more advanced Pickleball, there are tournaments and player ratings much like tennis. There are even pro players and national level tournaments for the more advanced and competitive players.
Please wear athletic or loose fitting clothing and clean tennis shoes.
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