The “Pickleball” passion has now reached the city of Middleburg Heights! This trending sport is a combination of Tennis, Badminton and Ping-Pong, all rolled up in one and designed to be played by all ages.
According to Pickleball websites, the sport was invented in the backyard of Joel Pritchard, a Congressman from the State of Washington. Even though today may be the first time you are hearing about this sport, it was actually invented in 1965. The game was played by Pritchard’s entire family (young and old) and was named after their family dog, Pickles!
Now, more than 40 years later, Pickleball has grown and developed from a backyard family activity to a sport with formalized rules and leagues. Pickleball is being played in thousands of school P.E. programs, parks and recreation centers, camps, YMCAs and retirement communities. This sport is also becoming very popular among active senior adults at community centers and will now be played in our Community Center in Middleburg Heights.
Those that play say it’s a great workout, very social and a friendly competitive game.
It is also a great way to exercise while spending time with friends and family. Grandparents can play it with their grandchildren.
Pickleball is beyond a hobby – it’s addictive!!!
A few introduction dates are listed below. If we find a great interest in the game here, we may develop leagues.
On the dates listed below, we will show you the basics of the game and teach you how to play! Bring along your five-year-old or your grandma and join us at the Middleburg Heights Community Center for Pickleball!
Feb. 14, 12:00-1:30 pm
Feb. 17, 7:30-9:00 pm
Feb. 21, 8:00-9:30 am
Feb. 24, 7:30-9:00 pm
Feb. 27, 6:00-7:30 pm
For more information call (440) 234-2255.