The pickleball crew is coming together!

We’ve had some great days lately with a nice little crew now turning on the regular. Come join us before cold weather hits. Folks who love the sport sure swear by it. Why not give it a try? Open play will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the SECA Park Basketball Court. (You can park in the lot behind the SECA REC Center, which is the building just up the hill from the pond.)

Two Pickleball courts are available with nets. We started Sept. 9 and will run it through Wednesday, Oct. 30. You can pay $25 to cover all scheduled open play sessions or a $2 drop-in fee for one day of play. *Registration/waiver form must be signed and on file for all players before participating in their first open play session. Contact person:  Rick Kerns, 717-806-0123, seca@epix.net

Ok, sure, you say. But what is pickleball?

It is a court sport, which has been described as a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. It’s played with a perforated plastic ball and paddles.

No, seriously. How do you play?

Thanks to the beauty of Youtube you can get the basic idea here or  here.

What about equipment?

We have small number of paddles we can lend out on game days if you want to just try. First come first served. But if you want your own paddle you can find some that aren’t super expensive at places like Amazon, Walmart, Target and elsewhere. Play It Again Sports over in Lancaster usually has some used ones in stock ranging from about $20 to $80-ish. You might want to call and see what they’ve got in stock on a given day before heading over. (Those aren’t business endorsements, of course, just giving you an idea.)

What do REALLY good pickleball players look like?

Again hit it, Youtube.