On Sunday, June 11, in collaboration with the Wounded Warriors Project, volunteers from Glendale Pickleball will conduct a demonstration of the sport to interested individuals who have served in the U.S. military. The goal is to introduce the sport and provide a means for combat veterans to come together and have something new they can share, pickleball, often called the fastest growing sport in the country. Volunteers will introduce the sport, provide demonstrations, and show participants how to find Pickleball locations closer to their homes.
Since 2013, the Glendale Community Services and Parks Department has incorporated and welcomed the pickleball community at various locations within the city.
Pickleball is a low-impact sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net. Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a wooden or composite paddle and a plastic ball with holes. Pickleball can be played in doubles or singles format and enjoyed by all ages and skill levels.
Pickleball for Combat Veterans will take place on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon at Pacific Park and Community Center, located at 501 S. Pacific Ave. in Glendale.
For questions about the event, please email email@example.com. For questions about the pickleball program at the park or other programs available at Pacific Park and Community Center, please call (818) 548-4098.
First published in the June 10 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.