Pickleball in Skokie!

May 12, 2015 08:10 AM
Pickleball instructor Enela Palavra at the Weber Leisure Center

Pickleball, a sport invented in 1965 by three tennis dads on Bainbridge Island, Washington, a short ferry ride from Seattle, has landed at the Skokie Park District, with the Weber Leisure Center now hosting both open gym pickleball and instructor-led classes for beginners and experienced players.

The paddle sport, which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong was created for all ages and skill levels, with a quick learning curve and fast-paced, competitive games for experienced players. The game can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net, with large paddles and a plastic ball.

The USA Pickleball Association currently estimates there are now more than 100,000 players actively playing the sport in all 50 states.

Pickleball Class
at the Weber Leisure Center
Age: 18

250546-04    Thur.     6/11—7/30     7:30—10P          $28 R/ $35 NR

Pickleball Drop-In
at the Weber Leisure Center

Thursdays through June 4,     7:30–10P,     $6-8

Pay drop-in fees at the Weber Leisure Center front desk.

Outdoor Pickleball

at Lauth Park, 8031 Keystone Ave.

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