Pickleball

No Pickleball Monday May 29th!

Pickleball is open to members and non-members.

Pickleball is a new activity being offered at Penn Oaks.  Match Play sessions will be held on Monday.  Beginners will be taught strokes of play – forehand, backhand, serve and the rules of play.  Match play will be in a fun round robin format.

We have pickleball courts set up on our  indoor tennis courts. Courts are marked with temporary lines.  Paddles and balls are provided.  Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

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Sessions Offered

Beginner Lesson           Monday         2:00 to 3:30 pm      $10.00

Match Play                    Monday         2:00 to 3:30 pm       $5.00

Click HERE to sign up for a session   Sign Up is required so that courts can be set up based on attendance.

What is Pickleball?

Picklball is one of the fastest growing sports in America.   It is a racquet sport that blends elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong.   It is played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton size court.   The same court is used for singles and doubles play.  The court is lined similar to a tennis court with a right and left service court and a no volley zone in front of the net often referred to as the “kitchen”.    The equipment consists of a paddle made of wood or composite materials and a perforated plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball.  Games are played to 11 winning by 2.  Rules are interesting and it takes a few games to get use to the scoring, the double bounce rule and rotation of serve.   Pickleball is played by people of all ages.  You do not need any racquet sport experience.   It originated from the Pritchard Family living on Bainbridge Island Washington in 1965.   They say the name came from the family dog, Pickles, who was interested in the game and kept running off with the ball.  Click HERE to learn more about Pickleball on the USAPA website.