All About Pickleball
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing exercise social outlets for the active 50+ generation. If you are an active man or woman, age 50 plus, who would like to play a sport that provides a great workout –but doesn’t require athletic skill or the fitness of a 20 year old, you should join the Pickleball Revolution!
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played on an indoor or outdoor court that is approximately half the size of a tennis court. Equipment consists of a wooden paddle (like a ping pong paddle but with a larger head), a polymer wiffle ball (moves at one-third the speed of a tennis ball), and a net that sits four inches lower than a tennis net. The smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play (and is supposedly much easier on the knees) than tennis.
Pickleball is good exercise, easy to learn, and the Peoria Park District’s program provides a variety of indoor and outdoor opportunities for adults to learn and play the game. Plus, pickleball is a great social outlet!
Places to Play
Franciscan Recreation Center through 5/25/17: T/Th 9-11am
ongoing: T/Th 5:30-7:30 pm
Lakeview Recreation Center through 5/26/17: M/F 9-11am
6/3/17-8/26/17*: Sa 9-11am
* No class 6/10
Please note, in order to accomodate summer camps, Owens Center has added pickleball courts for play June 1-July 31, 2017 (closed July 4), M-F, 9-11am.
Fee- R/NR: $3/visit or 10 for $25 punch card