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Chance to get into a Pickleball game

Last Modified April 26, 2018

 Hertsmere residents who are looking to get active have a unique opportunity to try a new, fast growing sport at two taster sessions.

The Pickleball sessions will be taking place at Furzefield Centre in Potters Bar between 10am and 11am from 4 June to 9 July and are aimed at older adults.

Following the sessions, participants will be invited to have a free drink in the café.

The game of Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island in Washington and is similar to tennis and badminton, but instead of traditional racquets, players hit a ball over a net using paddles made from plywood.
The game is named after the Pickle boats familiar to English yachting.

The court on which the game is played is similar to a badminton court and measures 20ftx44ft, while the ball is served under arm from behind the baseline.

Point scoring is similar to tennis and play ends when one side commits a fault, such as hitting the ball into the net.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “This is a unique opportunity for Hertsmere residents to have a go at a new sport or for those who would like to lead a more active lifestyle to try a game that is good, healthy fun and easy to understand.

“If you are looking for an activity that gets you moving, but isn’t too physically tiring, then Pickleball may be the perfect sport for you and participants have the chance to take part for free.”

Taster sessions cost £5 and can be booked on the apex multisports website apex360.co.uk/bookings

The sessions are being launched as part of the Older Adults month in the Year of Physical Activity, anyone who uses code HYOPA2018 will receive their taster session for FREE.
To view a video on Pickleball, visit https://binged.it/2IattSm.


Posted on Wednesday 28th March 2018

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