City of Pocatello press release:
New for the winter season, visit the City of Pocatelloâ€™s Community Recreation Center (CRC) to try the exciting and fast growing sport of Pickleball.
Pickleball is a lively paddle game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis and was created with one thing in mind: fun!Â It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether youâ€™re 5, 85, or somewhere in between.
â€śPickleball is played similar to tennis. The court is smaller and the ball travels at lower speeds, making the sport much more accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors and children,â€ť said John Banks, Parks and Recreation Director. â€śBut donâ€™t be fooled, because Pickleball is still a great sport for more competitive players to test their mettle as well.â€ť
The sport is played on a court with roughly the same dimensions as doubles badminton. It can be played in either singles (2 players per court) or doubles format (4 players per court), using wood or composite paddles and a polymer wiffle ball.
Court use is first come, first served and the CRC is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CRC daily fees are $5 for Adults (ages 18+) and $3 for Youth & Seniors (ages 60+).Â There is no cost for CRC Members.
For more information on the Community Recreation Center or any of the programs and activities offered by the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, visit pocatello.us/pr.