Welcome to the Century House Pickleball Group page.
What We Do: Pickleball is a court sport.It is played with paddles similar to ping pong bats and plastic balls with holes in them.The court is smaller than a tennis court and the ball is hit over a net similar to tennis.It can be played as singles or doubles. Purpose, goals,objectives and benefits: Our main purpose is to have fun, learn something new, stay active and meet new people.
Important to Know: Pickleball was created in 1965 on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle, Washington. The original purpose of the game was to provide a sport for the entire family. It was invented by congressman Joel Pritchard, William Bell, and Barney McCallum.
People played in their backyards on hard surfaces and driveways. Since the mid-1970’s Pickleball has grown from a family activity game to a sport with formalized rules and is played both in and out doors.
Required Equipment: Good gym shoes. Paddles and balls are supplied.
When Do We Meet?:Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What Is the Cost?: $12 annually
Who Can Join?: Century House members
Websites: There are many websites. Just google Pickleball plus videos, equipment, rules etc.
Other points of interest: Our outdoor courts are located at Westburnco Park on 10th Ave. between Massey St. and Chilliwack St.
We will play our usual days and times Mon. and Thurs. between 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. If you have your own equipment and some one to play with, the courts are always open.
How did Pickleball get its name? Click Here to Watch a video to find out!
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