There is a new sport in Southern Connecticut, it’s called Pickleball. That’s right it really is called Pickleball. And there is a United States of America Pickleball Association, or USAPA, found on the internet at www.usapa.org
This unique sport will be demonstrated at the Parsons Complex Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. by USAPA Pickleball Ambassador, Diane Sullivan.
Ms. Sullivan is a certified tennis pro who became interested in Pickleball when she saw how fun and easy it is to learn. This demonstration is designed to elicit interest among locals in starting a Pickleball program in Milford this Spring/Summer.
The game, which can be played indoors or outdoors on a 20’ by 44’ court (about 1/3 the size of a tennis court), with portable net stands and removable lines is easy and fun to play. The net height is 34”, and the ball is a slow moving whiffle ball hit with paddles. Scoring is similar to table tennis, with some exceptions. Players get one underhand serve, returning it after the bounce. Once each side has returned the ball, play continues as in tennis, with players permitted to play the ball in the air (volley).
Pickleball is a very popular sport with seniors in the Southwest and Southeast U.S. and it is coming right up the East Coast. The game is gaining popularity with all age groups because it is easy to play and allows young and old of various skill levels to play together. It is estimated the sport has about 100,000 players in the United States.
You can learn more about the game of Pickleball and watch a video of the action at www.usapa.org.
For more information contact Rich Minnix at 203-783-3387 or email@example.com