Get on the court to rally, dink and serve your best shot at Schaumburg Park District’s open pickleball or register for pickleball lessons!
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Participants ages 50 and up who want to learn how to play or get tips on improving their game may register for pickleball lessons set to take place Tuesdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 8 at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. The cost is $36 for residents, $56 for non-residents. Levels include beginner, intermediate and advanced. Ball machine, nets, paddles and balls will be provided.
· Beginner classes (29157) are set for 9-9:55 a.m. and will introduce pickleball, a review of the rules and scoring.
· Intermediate classes (29161) are set for 10-10:55 a.m. and will include a variety of drills.
· Advanced classes (29162) are set for 11-11:55 a.m. and will include a variety of drills.
Pickleball players who are ready to wield their paddles may attend adults-only open pickleball set on Fridays, Sept. 13-Dec. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. Bring an opponent or group of friends. The cost to play is $5 per person.
“Playing pickleball is a great way to tune hand-eye coordination, and is also efficient exercise for adults looking to play a sport that is less stressful 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 to learn to register for lessons, it’s easy to learn!”
According to pikleball.com, pickleball was invented in 1965 and is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special pickleball paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle.
Players must wear rubber sole court shoes.
For information, call 847-891-1266.