DARIEN, Conn. -- Every wanted to tried Pickleball? You can learn about the fast-growing racquet sport at an open house in Darien on Friday night.
The open house will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Darien Town Hall Gym.
Parks and Recreation is sponsoring this event for area residents interested in learning about Pickleball. It's a great sport for families, is simple to learn and easy to play.
According to the USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
Here are the basic of the game:
- A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
- Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
- Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.