Saturday, November 14, 2015

Passionate about pickleball: Game beloved by Peninsula locals both young and old [* Photo Gallery *] -- Peninsula Daily NEWS



Click here to zoom...
Port Townsend Community Center gym, 620 Tyler St. — One indoor court; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; call 360-385-2221.




"What is pickleball?

What's pickleball?

Well, toss together tennis and badminton and ping-pong.

Actually, imagine yourself standing on a 20-foot-wide, 44-foot-long ping-pong table, wielding an oversize paddle and batting at a wiffle-like plastic ball that travels at about a third the speed of its fuzzy tennis counterpart.

Richard Cary has started today's session by squeegeeing the courts with a sort of giant spongy roller that eliminates the worst of the puddles.

Then it's time for a few warm-up swats before the doubles matches begin in earnest.

“Here, we're what they call slammers,” Cary confides as he balances on the balls of his feet and awaits his opponent's serve."












No comments:

Post a Comment