Pickleball Demonstration in Shrewsbury
September 25 @ 4:00 pm
Shrewsbury – Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and has been played since 1965. It is an easy-to-learn sport that’s enjoyed by all ages, and one that can help keep you active and healthy. The sport also has a following in Shrewsbury! A free demonstration of the sport, led by Shrewsbury resident and avid pickle ball player John Campbell, with help from the Recreation Department staff, will be held at the outdoor tennis courts at Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St., Shrewsbury, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m.
Pickleball is a racquet-oriented sport, combining elements of regular tennis, table tennis, and badminton. It traditionally employs a perforated whiffle-ball. Games of Pickleball are traditionally played by two teams until one side scores 11 points. Further explanation of the rules shall be provided by John Campbell and his assistants. As for why the game is called Pickleball, you’ll have to come over to Oak Middle School and ask yourself! Feel free to come and watch, if not participate as well.
This program is part of a community-wide project entitled “Dancing around the Hard Topics” a reading, viewing and discussion program. While focused on the book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Dr. Atul Gawande, the project also looks at the many ways people embrace life at all ages.
The project is sponsored and supported by the Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Council on Aging, The Shrewsbury Public Library, the Shrewsbury Council on Aging, the Residence at Orchard Grove, the Shrewsbury Public Schools, Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation, Shrewsbury Media Connection, the Central Massachusetts Veterans Services District, the Central Mass. Regional Public Health Alliance, Elder Services of Worcester and the Department of Public Health, Worcester.