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Wellness Wednesday – Intro to Pickleball: Part 1

Date & Time

Wednesday March 15, 2023
1:30PM ET / 12:30PM CT / 11:30AM MT / 10:30AM PT




Join this Wellness Wednesday group to discuss the different ways you can improve your physical, mental, and social well-being.

This week’s topic: Pickleball!

Have you seen people playing a game at your local park or gym that looks like a cross between tennis and ping pong? Then you might be familiar with the fast-growing sport of pickleball! Join 2023 Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete, Rick Clendenen, to learn all about this fun activity for people of all ages.

After playing for the first time in May 2021, Rick fell in love with the game and became involved with a local club on Camano Island, Washington state. Today, Rick plays in tournaments and also spends time teaching the “newbies” — who are often age 60+! Rick finds that pickleball can be a fun and healthy activity for older adults who may not have great mobility, and his goal this year as a Sponsored Athlete is to share “the joy of pickleball” with the Senior Planet community. In Part 1, Rick will cover the following questions and topics related to the basics of the game:

  • How do you find and get involved in pickleball?
  • What is needed to participate?
  • What are the court lines and rules?
  • Suggestions for warm-up and strength
  • Playing the game with varied participants
  • Good technique for serves and returns
  • Keeping score

In Part 2, Rick will summarize the basics, and then go into further development of skills. Stay tuned for more details!

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Please consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. The exercise instruction and information presented are in no way intended as a substitute for medical consultation.

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