Serve Up The Fun on National Pickleball Day

What began as a backyard pastime has transformed into a full-fledged sensation! Celebrate America’s fastest-growing sport on National Pickleball Day! This sport, which combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, has gained popularity in recent years. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just discovering the joy of this fast-paced game, Aug. 8 is dedicated to celebrating all things pickleball. So, grab your paddles and enjoy this special day, along with a quick guide on how to get in on the action in the North Dallas Corridor!

Serve Up The Fun on National Pickleball DayHow to Play the Pickleball Way:

All you need is a pickleball paddle and a pickleball. The game offers the flexibility to be played in both singles and doubles formats. When initiating the game, the first serve is typically an underhanded drop serve. Once the ball is in play, players must let it bounce once on each side before they can volley it in the air. It’s important to note that there is a designated area on the court known as “the kitchen,” where players are not allowed to volley the ball, adding a strategic element to the game.  From then on, players can engage in exciting volleys, hitting the ball back and forth. 

Pickleball uses a straightforward scoring system. Games are typically played to 11 points, and you must win by a margin of two points. Keep track of your score, and get ready for some competition!

Top Places to Pickleball on National Pickleball Day:

  Serve Up The Fun on National Pickleball DayAddison Athletic Club

Join the 2022 Addison Readers’ Choice Awards winner, Addison Athletic Club! This recreational center offers a variety of health, fitness, and athletic programs exclusively for Addison residents. With nearly 3,100 members, the club offers amenities, including pickleball courts located in Les Lacs Park. Open play is free, and the pickleball league is $20 per team with at least one club member. Try to arrive early, because equipment is available first come, first serve!

For more information about rules, court reservations, scheduling, and certified private lessons, click here. For more information about Addison Athletic Club, visit its website.

Serve Up The Fun on National Pickleball DayBrookhaven Country Club

Bring your killer swing at Brookhaven Country Club, an affordable family club with award-winning racquet sports facilities. Brookhaven members can participate in free open play on its 12 lighted outdoor pickleball courts and four indoor pickleball courts. Need to brush up on your game or learn how to play the beloved sport? Browse the Pro Shop’s selection of pickleball equipment, and connect with the club’s certified instructor available for private and group lessons. The club also offers social and competitive events for pickleball enthusiasts!

Although you do not need to be a Brookhaven member to indulge in private lessons, many memberships include several other perks. Begin your first step as a member, or click here to learn more about pickleball lesson rates, reservations, and events. You can also call 972.241.5961.

Fretz Tennis Center

Fretz Tennis Center is associated with Impact Activities, which has managed and developed multiple tennis and pickleball facilities throughout the nation. This award-winning tennis center is one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s only public tennis centers with four designated pickleball courts. And the best part? There is no court reservation fee, and courts fees are only $5 per person for 90 minutes! Members can reserve a pickleball court through its member portal on a computer, and non-members can make reservations using the free mobile app, Impact Activities Tx. Additionally, Impact Activities offer unlimited and multi-club membership plans at a low monthly fee and access to ALL Texas Impact Activities facilities and amenities!

For more information about additional facilities and professional services, visit its website.

Now that you’re armed with the basics of pickleball and pickleball palaces, it’s time to grab your paddle, hit the courts, and let the games begin!

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