Have you wondered what the Pickleball craze is all about? It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the USA! Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball (similar to a Wiffle Ball) over a net. The Recreation Dept. offers pickleball clinics for beginners through advanced (indoor/outdoor in Summer, indoors for Fall and Winter/Spring), drop-in pickleball at the Rec Center where you pay as you go for Fall and Winter/Spring, and an annual pickleball tournament in the Fall. The Western Springs Park District offers 4 outdoor pickleball courts at Northeast Park, 114 W. 39th Street, Western Springs (near Odgen and Willow Springs Road).
The Recreation Dept is offering:
1. Clinics (Beginner or Intermediate-Advanced)
2. Skills & Drills Challenges (Intermediate-Advanced)
3. Drop-in Pickleball (October-June)
OUTDOOR OPEN PLAY (Free Play)
Western Springs has 4 pickleball courts at Northeast Park, 114 W 39th St. Western Springs 60558
BRING YOUR OWN BALLS & PADDLES
Competitive Advanced Open Play
Monday Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 - 11:00am
Intermediate to Advanced Open Play
Sundays: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays: 5:00 – dusk
Beginners to Intermediate Open Play
Sundays: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Mondays: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30 - 10:30am
Thursdays: 5pm - dusk
ANNUAL PICKLEBALL TOURNMENT
Mark your calendars for 2020’s 3rd Annual "Kind of a Big Dill" Halloween Pickleball Tournament on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
For more information, download the flyer with details of our classes. Register online or print a registration form and mail, drop off (in the exterior drop box next to front door) or fax (708-246-1309) to the Rec Department.