January 06 - June 03, 2020

Pickleball Open Gym

January 06 - June 03, 2020 Wheeler Center • 250 W.Sixth Street GilroyCA  95020 View Map Organized by City of Gilroy Recreation Department

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January 06, 2020 - June 03, 2020
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday
Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed

Wheeler Center

250 W.Sixth Street GilroyCA  95020
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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 2" lower than a tennis net. 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.

Open gym Pickleball is available from 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Wheeler Center Gym. There is a $5 drop-in fee taken at door.

No class: 1/20/20, 2/17/20

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