Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What's all this racket about pickleball?

"Monica Williams, a 73-year-old Mountain View resident, described herself as a tennis player for over 50 years, but said she was instantly hooked when she first tried pickleball about two years ago in Arizona.

"I played for three hours, and I haven't picked up my tennis racket since," she said. "It's that addicting!"

Coming back to the Bay Area, Williams became something of a local evangelist for the sport. She became a regular player at a pickleball club at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto. Starting around last November, she decided to help spread the game to Mountain View. She approached the city's Park and Recreation officials, and got permission to teach free weekly lessons on Wednesdays through the city's Senior Center."

Read More: What's all this racket about pickleball? | News | Mountain View Online 

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