April 01 - August 14, 2019

Pickleball Open Gym

April 01 - August 14, 2019 Wheeler Center • 250 W.Sixth Street GilroyCA  95020 View Map Organized by City of Gilroy Recreation Department
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About this event

April 01, 2019 - August 14, 2019
10:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Monday, Wednesday
Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed

Wheeler Center

250 W.Sixth Street GilroyCA  95020
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Description

We're sorry, but online registration is not allowed for this activity. Please contact us during regular business hours for registration information.

This program is for anyone interested in playing Pickleball or equally important, for anyone who wants to learn how to play the sport. Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball. Although Pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make Pickleball more accessible to a wider range of players, particularly children and seniors. Chief among these differences is the speed of the Pickleball ball which typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball. Equally important, however, is the size of the court which is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court. This smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes Pickleball much easier to play than tennis. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

There is a $4 drop-in fee taken at door.

No class 5/27, 6/10, 6/12, 7/1 and 7/2.

Age Range

Adult

Location

Gym-W at Wheeler Center

Instructor

Recreation Staff

Wheeler Center • 250 W.Sixth Street GilroyCA  95020 Get Directions

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