The Athletics Division of Williamson County Parks and Recreation is registering for upcoming Fall Pickleball Clinics and Leagues. All activities will be conducted on the outdoor courts at the Academy Park campus located behind the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin.
A paddle sport created for all ages and skill, pickleball rules are simple and the game is easy to learn.
A clinic for beginners will be held September 9, 10 and 11 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Registration code #15558. For Level 2 players, clinic dates are September 3, 4 and 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Registration code #15557.
A Drills and Skills clinic has been added to the schedule to provide a combination of practical training to improve pickleball skills and the implementation of drills to improve performance out on the court. Clinic dates are September 16, 17 and 18 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Registration code #15559.
All clinics are taught by experienced pickleball instructors. Cost is $50. Registration is now open at www.wcparksandrec.com.
WCPR’s Adult pickleball men’s and women’s doubles leagues are open to players who are over 35 years of age and with a skill level 3.0 or higher. Participants should register for the appropriate level according to USAPA guidelines. League play (8 week sessions) will begin the week of September 9 and continue through the end of October. Cost is $40. The leagues will play on the outdoor courts at the Academy Park campus. Register at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is estimated that two million Americans play the game, and its popularity is growing, especially among seniors. Two-thirds of all pickleball players are over the age of 60, and it is a popular event with local seniors as well as with participants in the Tennessee Senior Olympics.
Space is limited for each clinic. For more information, contact Kylie Preston at Kylie.Preston@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 370-3471, ext. 2116.