Wellington invites residents to a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the new pickleball program at the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club (1080 Wellington Trace) on Monday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m.
The new indoor pickleball program will allow residents to play inside the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium prior to afterschool programming.
Wellington will continue to offer outdoor pickleball at the courts located in the uncovered hockey rink at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road).
Pickleball courts will be open at the Boys & Girls Club on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, and also at Village Park on Tuesday and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Equipment is limited, so those wishing to attend are asked to bring their own paddle.
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net.