Pickleball is FREE for Rec-Plex members and a $5 drop-in fee for non-members
*REC-PLEX MEMBERS MAY CHECK IN AT REC-PLEX SOUTH TO PLAY PICKLEBALL: Just bring your Rec-Plex membership card, and, if applicable, your SilverSneakers® card to Rec-Plex South during the Pickleball session. (Non-members must first go to the Rec-Plex Front Desk next door for check-in.)
Pickleball is a paddle sport that mixes in elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) says that pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, probably because almost anyone can play.
The Rec-Plex offers Open Play Pickleball, providing the courts and paddles for open play. (See above for times and locations.)
At 20 by 44 feet, a pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court. That’s smaller than a tennis court, but the net is lower to the ground much like tennis. Players use a racket similar to, but larger than, a ping pong paddle, and hit a plastic ball with holes about the size and feel of a whiffle ball.
The most common way to play pickleball is doubles, or two to a side, which reduces the amount of ground a player has to cover. This allows just about anybody from any age group to participate. People with mobility issues or past surgeries usually find the sport easier on their joints than tennis.
Pickleball is a great social activity and something that friends, spouses, families and even grandkids and grandparents can do together. Try it at the Rec-Plex and see why pickleball is so much fun!
Learn more about pickleball and rules of play at www.usapa.org.