If you’re new to pickleball, Ocean Pines will be offering two-session clinics this winter for beginners and advanced beginners interested in learning how to play the fastest growing sport in America.
Pickleball, which combines elements of tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong, is played with a Wiffle ball and wooden paddles on a surface half the size of a tennis court. The game is family-friendly and accessible to almost everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability.
The first of three scheduled Friday clinics will be held on Jan. 15 and 22. Other clinic dates are Feb. 19 and 26 and March 18 and 25. All clinics will be held from 2:30-3:30 pm at the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines.
The cost is for each clinic is $10 per person, and preregistration is required – call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Each clinic will be limited to 12 players.
In addition to instruction, Ocean Pines offers drop-in indoor pickleball at the community center now through May 31. Drop-in times are 1:30-5:30 pm on Sundays, 7-9 pm on Mondays and 1:30-4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $5 per person.
Ocean Pines pickleball courts and programs are open to the public; membership is not required to participate. For more information or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Information regarding additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at OceanPines.org.