The Ocean Pines Pickleball Club is offering the following free clinics to the public for beginners under the newly installed temporary lights at the Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex, 11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines 21811: Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, and 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6- 7:30 p.m.
The clinics are free but non-members are required to pay the $5 Drop-in fee for use of the facility. This introductory class is for first-time pickleball players and covers rules, terminology, primary skills, coordination and more! Equipment is provided.
Pickleball is a family-friendly racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Two to four players use a Wiffle ball and composite paddles on a surface half the size of a tennis court with a lower net. It is accessible to experienced and non-experienced players alike.
Follow-up drop-in play for participants with a dedicated trainer will be available for each group on the week following the training during the same timeframe. For more information and to register for the clinic, please contact John Hanberry at Jhanberry@comcast.net or by phone or text at 703-598-6119.