Kannapolis Active Older Adults Calendar
Lunch & Learn
First Thursday of the month | 11:30am
Please bring a dish to share!
Sign up at the Member Service Desk.
Third Thursday of the month | 9-10am
Please bring a monetary donation.
Third Thursday of the month | 10am
Please bring a small $1 item for a prize.
Try this increasingly popular sport that provides a great workout while offering a very social and competitive game.
Wednesdays: Open play is from 9-11am in the Gym
Equipment: Net, paddles, balls and court lines can be checked out at the Member Service Desk.
Members: FREE | Non-Members: $3
About the Game
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played on a court the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20 feet wide and 44 feet long. The court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players.
When playing pickleball, each player uses a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Next is the pickleball. The ball itself is unique. It is a perforated plastic ball with holes through it like a wiffle ball. There are different ball models intended for indoor and outdoor play. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color.
Contact: Kevin Mateer at email@example.com.