Sunday, September 17, 2017

'An event for everyone': Pensacola (FL) Senior Games brings out competitive spirit

Published September 17, 2017 -

Robert Blouin knows his parents and grandparents weren't as active as he is at age 67.

"They were on the couch or in the rocking chair,'' Blouin said. "Not very mobile."

Not Blouin and his fellow seniors at the William J. "Red" Vickrey Resource Center on Friday. Dozens of folks ages 50 and older took to the hard courts for a pickle ball tournament — part of the Pensacola Senior Games, which run through Sept. 24.

Minutes later, Blouin was on the court at the Vickrey Center swatting the pickle ball — think wiffle ball — with his paddle, which resembles an over-sized table tennis paddle.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Enterprise (AL) to host inaugural Pickleball Social

Published September 6, 2017 -

Enterprise Parks and Recreation will be hosting the inaugural Pickleball Social this Thursday, Sept. 7, at 5:45 p.m. at the M.N. Brown Rec Center.

This event is free to people that want to learn to how play Pickleball. All equipment will be provided free of charge after everyone is taught how to play. Games will be played, too.

Hamburgers and chips will also be provided for those in attendance for free.

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