Gurnee Park District to host Pop-Up Pickleball for adults

  • Lena Gaetz, right, with doubles partner Pam Berzin at the grand opening of the pickleball courts at O'Plaine Park in Gurnee. Gaetz will offer free opportunities for adults to learn pickleball Aug. 17 and 25.

    Lena Gaetz, right, with doubles partner Pam Berzin at the grand opening of the pickleball courts at O'Plaine Park in Gurnee. Gaetz will offer free opportunities for adults to learn pickleball Aug. 17 and 25. Courtesy of the Gurnee Park District

 
Posted8/14/2018 1:35 PM

Submitted by the Gurnee Park District

Pickleball is a paddle sport combining elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. With new pickleball courts at O'Plaine Park, the Gurnee Park District looks forward to making the game available for every age and ability level.

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Lena Gaetz, Pickleball Ambassador for Northern Lake County will offer free opportunities to learn to play.

• 10:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 17.

• 10:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 25.

If participants do not have their own equipment, the Gurnee Park District will provide free rental options. It is highly recommended that participants bring a water bottle and wear athletic clothing. Although pickleball is a sport for all ages, Gaetz looks forward to teaching the adult population, 21 years of age and older at these "Pop-Up Pickleball" events.

O'Plaine Park is located at the corner of O'Plaine Road and Russell Avenue, Gurnee.

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