Pickleball demonstration is June 2

PICKLEBALL–Couples are pictured on the newly constructed pickleball court in Lincoln Park. The public is invited to a pickleball demonstration on June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park. 

Pickleball has landed in Lincoln Park and many are enjoying the use of the newly constructed court.

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a wiffle ball. Pickleball kits can be purchased on Amazon.

The main differences between tennis and pickleball are that in pickleball, you serve underhand, the ball has less bounce, there’s no doubles alley and there is a seven foot no volley zone.

A pickleball demonstration will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2. The Red Bud Parks and Recreation Committee invites the public to learn more. There will also be two attendance prize drawings which will be a set of two rackets, four balls and carrying case.