Pickleball: A Game for all AGES

Contributed by Dorothy Yuan

When we first arrived in Collington we frequently utilized the well-maintained tennis court.  However after one season my husband decided to stop playing for fear of falling while trying to return my flying balls.  Now I was left with the backboard for a partner.  Salvation came in the person of Ann Marie Rahn, who instigated the idea of getting the community to play pickleball.  She lowered the nets slightly, used tape to demarcate new boundary lines and convinced old and new players to come and try.  Now we routinely have at least four to six players and sometimes eight, enough to occupy both courts.  We are also extremely lucky to have among our residents an expert player, Norma Taylor.  She made sure that we understood the rules but, more importantly, she is a patient tutor, constantly showing us the right strokes.  Hopefully our courts will soon be marked more permanently.  But the boundary lines for tennis will remain.

Hope more of you will be willing to come and play.  Times of assembly will always be posted in the Courier.