Wellington To Offer Free Pickleball Clinics

Wellington Parks & Recreation invites the public to attend free pickleball clinics for all ages starting in February.

Clinics will be held on the pickleball courts located in the uncovered hockey rink inside Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong into a lively, competitive game for participants of all abilities.

Beginners clinics will be offered on the following Wednesdays: Feb. 13, March 13, and April 10. Beginners clinics run from 9 to 9:30 a.m., and participants will learn the rules of the game, how to keep score, how to serve, playing positions and other fundamentals.

Intermediate clinics, with some experience required, will be offered on the following Sundays: Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7. Intermediate clinics run from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and will focus on skills and drills, and game strategy.

Equipment is limited, so those wishing to attend are asked to bring their own paddle.

Following the clinics, attendees are invited to remain at the courts for open play until noon on Wednesdays and until 7 p.m. on Sundays. For additional information and Pickleball open play availability, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/openplay.