Learn Pickleball! It’s a free walk-in clinic!

Yes… we’d like you to be this happy while learning to play pickleball, just like these folks! Getting their fill of training fun are (left to right) First Row: Mary Park, Erika Nohl; Middle Row: Harry Bicchieri, Jorge Aparicio, Linda Dirksmeyer, Laura Fenton Kovanda, Cindy Ryan, Mary Kent; Back Row: Ron Kent, Pete Macksam.

Irene D’Aloisio

Pickleball is a sport for all ages and all levels of skill. You’ve probably heard that it is the fastest-growing sport in North America. Well, that’s true! And if you are a Cottonwood or Palo Verde (CWPV) resident, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) would love to show you what all the excitement is about. You might already know that pickleball, a blend of tennis, badminton and table tennis, is played on small courts with a lighter paddle and whiffle-type balls. But did you also know that it’s easy to learn and a whole bunch of fun to play? Dare we also mention that this fun sport is also easy exercise? It’s a social game, so there can be lots of gab and laughter if you choose.

We love the sport and want to share the fun with you, our community friends, so the club is offering a no-fee, walk-in clinic on the first Friday of every month starting on December 7. We’ll teach you how to play and enjoy the game. There’s no sign-up or equipment necessary. Just show up at the Cottonwood pickleball courts at 6:00 p.m. to learn and play until 8:00 p.m. The Cottonwood courts are located on the lake side of the Saguaro Room, next to the tennis courts. The club will provide loaner paddles and balls to CWPV residents during the clinic. There’s no need to join the club for this free clinic.

Have questions? Email us at [email protected] Come see what it’s all about! We’d love to meet you.