LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL!!!
A Lively Racket Game for all Ages and Abilities
Pickleball has returned to Morris Park!
Try it.....you'll like it!!
Pickleball every Monday & Wednesday starting at 5 pm on the tennis courts!
Come down anytime to join the group!
A Pickleball group is playing every Monday and Wednesday evening from approximately 5:00-7:00 PM.
Come down and you can pick up the game very easily.
Join us Mondays and bring your friends!
All members and their guests are welcome to play.
$20 punch card for 5 sessions or $5 each time for guests
Free to members.
Instructors are available to teach new players or refresh old ones.
Pickleball was created with one thing in mind: FUN!!
It was designed to be easy to learn and play
whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.
History of Pickleball
Pickleball, a racquet sport similar to tennis, but played with "overgrown ping pong paddles” and a whiffle ball, originated in Washington State in 1965. The USA Pickleball Association calls it a "highly contagious, progressive and incurable disease” and estimates that there are between 40,000 and 50,000 "infected people” worldwide
Court and Gear
Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickleball paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. A pickleball ball typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball and the court is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle.
Rules of the Game
In addition to the modified net and gear, there are several key rules in Pickleball that help make the game more accessible. In tennis, and many net sports, games are often won and lost by the power of the serve. In Pickleball, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed. This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun.