There's A New Game In Town and It’s A Ball!
At The City of Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center
10500 Taft Street City in Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines, FL… July 27, 2017…Pembroke Pines Pickleball fun takes place at the Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center, located 10500 Taft Street City in Pembroke Pines. Pickleball courts are open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. except during the summer when weekday hours are 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Courts are lighted for evening play.
The key difference between Tennis and Pickleball is one bounce, which must occur on each side of the net before volleys may begin. Printed instructions on how to play Pickleball are available at the Tennis Center and staff is available to provide an overview of the Pickleball game.
- Pickleball: $3.00
- Pickle Paddle Rental: $3.00 per session
- Pickle Ball Court Rental: Drop in Play $ 5.00, reserving a court is recommended.
- Purchase A Pickleball Ten Game Punch Card for $30 (a $50 value) *Valid four months from day of purchase
Lovers of Pickleball, or the curious, may reserve courts for singles or doubles games by calling the Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center at 954.431.4146.
“Pickleball is fun! It is a social game and easy to learn. Aside from having fun and laughing at ourselves, it is a great physical workout. I walk away feeling refreshed!”” said Traci Richards, a Pickleball enthusiast who supervises the Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center. “Pickleball has become wildly popular with families and friends, whose interest was piqued in part due to the game’s “funny name.”
Pickleball was “invented to encourage fun” fifty-two years ago in Bainbridge Island, Washington State. Through the years, Pickleball has developed an impressive following due in part to its simplicity and the “fun” times had by players of the game.
A Pickleball court is 20 foot by 44 foot, half the size of a tennis court and is played with a special Pickleball paddle typically made of wood. The Pickleball has holes similar to a wiffle ball and it is larger than a tennis ball. A net divides the court in half and the slower moving ball makes the game ideal for people of all ages and abilities. “Of course competitive players will find ways to notch up the game, but they too walk away having had fun. Pickleball is a great game that everyone can play," concluded Richards.
Valerie L. Moran, Publicist Pembroke Pines Media
C: 954.392.9494 / E: VLMoran@ppines.com