Pickleball comes to Quincy
It took a trip south for a local game to come to Quincy. Dave Rossing and Doug Stetner are two of the many snowbirds who head south for the winter. They both travel to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. They both also picked up a paddle a few years ago and started playing pickleball.
Pickleball, a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, is played on a court the size of a doubles badminton court. The game was invented on Bainbridge Island in 1965 by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum.
It is a game for anyone.
“It’s just a great family game,” said Rossing. “It is absolutely great for families.”
It is also a game for all ages.
“It’s really tollerant of older adults,” said Sally Curren.
The local pickleball scene is played twice a week on the tennis courts at Lauzier Park (1600 13th Ave. S.W.). The games, organized by Rossing, are from 8-10:30 a.m., on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The group has pickleball nets, paddles and balls for two courts and is open to all skill levels. Both Rossing and Stetner will guide new players through the learning process.
“It’s good to have (Stetner) to coach and instruct the new people,” said Rossing.
To learn more about the activity contact Rossing at 787-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.