Free adult pickleball session Aug. 17

Staff Report

Rockford Park District staff and volunteers invite adults ages 18 and older to join in a free instructional drop-in session for the sport of pickleball at “Saturdays in the Park” at Andrews Park, 850 N. Central Ave., Rockford, from noon until 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17.

Pickleball is a paddle game played using a special perforated ball similar to a wiffle ball, and a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. The paddle is similar to a table tennis paddle, but much larger. Pickleball participation is growing across the nation and within the greater Rockford metro area. The sport is enjoyed in both singles and doubles formats, by people of all ages, and is especially attractive to those who enjoy tennis, but want to cover less court.

Learn more about pickleball at, in the adult section of the Rockford Park District Spring/Summer 2013 Program Guide online at, at Park District offices, or by calling (815) 987-8800.

From the Aug. 14-20, 2013, issue

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