Friday, March 13, 2015

Pickleball picking up steam with women

Published March 13, 2015 -

It’s true, most of the “girls” playing pickleball enjoy the social aspect of the game and head out to the courts for fun. Improving their skills and having a little friendly competition is great but it has to be fun.

Fun is just what they had when the Highlands Ridge Pickle Pals invited Tanglewood’s Sweet Pickles to meet at the Sun ‘n Lake courts recently. They switched partners and opponents after each 10-minute game to give the ladies a chance to meet one another on the courts before the social time that followed play.

Sue Schinderle started the Pickle Pals this year and planned the meeting with Tanglewood. Susan Price coordinated the Highlands Ridge team and was joined by Sandi Cisler, Karen Dorman, Candy Gilles, Donna Landers, Judy Majick, Deborah Morgan, Beth Morishige, Pat Olesek, Cheryl Racicot, Phyllis Reeves, Susan Shaner, Deb Stewart and Joan White.

Price explained that Pickle Pals has allowed more ladies to feel comfortable about coming onto the courts where experienced ladies and beginners play without having to compete with men. Pickle Pals has expanded beyond the courts with social events hosted in players’ homes.

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