Boston Pickleball

Boston Pickleball

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Doug Price Courts


Doug deserves high praise for the work he's done in Nashua. And he is the brother of the fabulous Judy Forester formerly of Reading.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pickleball Lexington


Hello-

   Registration for our fall pickleball programs opened this morning.  Here is the information about the programs that will be offered this fall:


ADULT PICKLEBALL
Try out the fastest growing sport in the country!  Similar to table tennis, badminton, and tennis, it is a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone.  Equipment will be provided and all levels of experience are welcomed.  We will be offering separate sessions for Beginners, Advanced Beginners/Intermediate, and Strong Intermediate players this winter!  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Register early!  Location: Diamond Middle School Gym
Fee:          Ages:                   Time:                      Level and Dates:                    
 $60             18+             6:00—7:30pm             Beginners: Mondays, September 17th—December 17th (No class 10/8 and 11/12)                                                                                                        
Advanced Beginners/Intermediate: Tuesdays, September 18th—December 18th (No class 11/6 and 12/11)
                                                                                Strong Intermediate: Thursdays, September 13th-December 13th (No class 10/4 and 11/22)


   I want to let you know that registration for Lexington residents ONLY began today, August 20th.  As our revised policy states, non-resident registration will begin one week after resident registration starts, meaning that non-residents will be able to register beginning on Monday, August 27th .  Given the popularity of these programs, we ask everyone to be mindful and respectful of this policy and please know that we will be monitoring the pickleball enrollment.  If you are a non-resident and you register before August 27th, your spot in the program will not be guaranteed and it will be given to a Lexington resident, if necessary.  People can register in person at the Lexington Community Center (open weekdays from 8:00am-9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00-5:00pm) or online athttps://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t1.wcs?clientid=LXNGTNMA&siteid=1

   Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!

Thanks,
Peter

Peter Coleman, CPRP, CYSA Assistant Director of Recreation
Town of Lexington | Recreation and Community Programs
A: 39 Marrett Road | Lexington, MA 02421
P: (781) 698-4803 | F: (781) 861-2747

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Where Has Your Paddle Been?

Where Has Your Paddle Been?

Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jack and Janice Drinkwater
Peter Sullivan and Kathie Sliney












Veni, Vidi, Vici

Veni   Vidi   Vici

(We came, We saw, We conquered)
Julius Caesar

Gold in New Mexico

Jack and Peter, Elva and Marie at the 2018 Veterans Golden Age Games in Albuquerque



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pickleball Etiquette 101

We are a social bunch and I have enjoyed every minute of pickleball. After playing or watching countless number of games, I thought it might be a good idea to list what I think makes someone a good playing partner or opponent. 

Enjoys playing the game, win or lose

Picks up the ball whenever possible and throws or hits it back rather than kick it or slapping it back

Avoids giving unsolicited advice

Plays with all levels, encouraging beginners

Makes line calls fairly with input from partner

Calls NVZ fault on self and playing partner 

Attempts to avoid slamming the ball at newcomers and less skilled players

Makes sure that all players are given equal time on the courts

Avoids targeting the weaker player (with the exception of tournaments) for the sole purpose of winning

Respects all players regardless of skill level






Sunday, July 22, 2018

Lexington

The Inaugural Night at Clarke Field Lexington
6 courts 
Wednesday evenings at 6 PM