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Pickleball starts at field house; players are needed

To the Editor:
Starting today, Jan. 7, pickleball is being offered at the Panther Field House from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This game combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong and, as Glencoe-area players have discovered, is easy to learn.
In Glencoe, we play doubles, so you always have a partner to help cover the small court. The wiffleball-like plastic ball travels about one-third as fast as a tennis ball, and is hit with a paddle slightly larger than a ping pong paddle. Play continues through April 29 for a fee of $20 (free if you have a full Field House membership).
Can’t make it this Wednesday? Come next week! Some of us only play an hour; others can’t make it every time. It’s a very informal, come-and-go situation. And it’s a game for all abilities. We’re learning the sport together, so if you’re new to pickleball, you’ll fit right in. Just show up and enjoy the fun!
Marne Long
Glencoe