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SCHAUMBURG PARK DISTRICT: Stay fit and active this fall with adult pickleball!

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By Press release submission | Aug 5, 2019


Schaumburg Park District issued the following announcement on July 29.

Get on the court to rally, dink and serve your bestshot at Schaumburg Park District’s open pickleball or register for pickleball lessons!

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combineselements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Participants ages 50 and upwho want to learn how to play or get tips on improving their game may registerfor pickleball lessons set to take place Tuesdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 8 at The SportCenter, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. The cost is $36 for residents, $56 fornon-residents. Levels include beginner, intermediate and advanced. Ballmachine, nets, paddles and balls will be provided.

·        Beginner classes (29157) are set for 9-9:55 a.m. and willintroduce pickleball, a review of the rules and scoring.

·        Intermediate classes (29161) are set for 10-10:55 a.m. andwill include a variety of drills.

·        Advanced classes (29162) are set for 11-11:55 a.m. and willinclude a variety of drills.

Pickleball players who are ready to wield their paddles may attendadults-only open pickleball set on Fridays, Sept. 13-Dec. 20 from 6-9 p.m. atThe Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. Bring an opponent or group offriends. The cost to play is $5 per person.

“Playing pickleball is a great way to tune hand-eye coordination, and isalso efficient exercise for adults looking to play a sport that is lessstressful on muscles and joints,” said Karen Shannon, The Sport Center manager.“It continues to be very popular and I want to encourage anyone who wants tolearn to register for lessons, it’s easy to learn!”

According to pikleball.com, pickleball was invented in 1965 and istraditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special pickleballpaddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used issimilar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ballallow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, whilestill allowing more competitive players to test their mettle.

Players must wear rubber sole court shoes.

For information, call 847-891-1266.

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