Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thanks to Joan Spronberg and to Lee and Verna Moore and the amazingly cooperative staff at Bend Parks and Rec and at the Senior Center itself for developing our new pickleball program, which goes on-line and live this coming Monday, July 11 at Larkspur Park/Bend Senior Center in Bend. There are two pieces of news about this program. First, training will be free and will occur every Monday during the smmer season from 8 AM to about 10:30. Second, FREE pickleball open play will be available on that same court every morning Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM and whenever the court is not being used for other purposes (e.g. half-court basketball, etc.) thereafter. There are paddles and balls there to be checked out and you may have to check out and set up the net, which are all kept together...see the staff inside for help with that. (Bring your own equipment, including a portable net if you have one, for weekend play. Nets, btw, are available for sale on the USAPA website - http://www.usapa.org/. ) We intend that this location be our prime location in Bend for small-group training sessions, etc. so stand by for more programs, etc. as time goes on. The center MAY also be our first indoor pickleball location on a shared-use basis duyring the winter months....more on that as we work with the amazing people at the Center....so stay tuned!
Posted by A. J. at 7:00 AM