With the weather in Wellesley on the brink of getting halfway nice, pickleball players are looking to bust outside.
Pickleball, if you aren’t familiar with it, is an increasingly popular paddle sport for 2 to 4 players that borrows from tennis, badminton and wiffleball. Wellesley hosts bunches at games at spots such as the Rec Center at the Warren Building (Mondays for various levels, Thursdays for ages 55+) and at BSC Wellesley, where Pickleball player John Merrill says “the play is intense” on Thursdays and Fridays on two of the tennis courts. Pickleball is popular across genders, too, he says.
Merrill says local players are urging the town to line a couple of courts in town (maybe at the Sprague Fields) for Pickleball play, and when we checked in with the Rec Dept, they weren’t ruling out the possibility sometime after Town Meeting ends if there’s enough demand…
Cori McTaggart says
I’ve never played pickle ball, but have heard about it. Sounds great.
Could I get some info on where and when one could play.
Is it only outdoor!
I’d appreciate more information on Wellesley’s opportunities
Hi Cort, Wellesley Rec offers pickleball for beginners through advanced. They’ll be releasing their spring activities schedule in the next few days. More info: http://www.WellesleyRec.org
Eduardo Rios says
Robin Schneider is the best pickle player ever..She already won 2 gold medals…impressed
Steve Wells says
I wish my town would do the same! But I understand it’s not so easy to just suddenly make pickleball courts spring into existence just because we want them.