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Clark Residents Will Soon Be in a Pickle; Pickleball That Is

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The sport of "Pickleball" is coming to Clark.  This fast-paced, easy-to-learn and popular sport has taken the south by storm.  Stop by or call the Recreation Center at 732-428-8400 for more information about program times and instruction. Credits: Clark Recreation
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CLARK, NJ – Its popularity can't be denied, and now "Pickleball" is coming to Clark. Clark Recreation will soon be offering Pickleball to residents who want to join in the fun of this lively game.  Popular in southern states, the sport is catching on across the country as players find it less time-consuming than golf, less strenuous than tennis and a lot more exciting than bingo. 

“I’m always looking for new programs and classes to offer our residents and get people off the couch,” Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo said. “I thought this was a great fun, exciting sport not only for seniors but for people of any age. Most people have never heard of Pickleball, unless you go down south in which case there is a waiting line to use a court.”

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It’s played with a paddle and a “Wiffle ball” type ball. Doubles is played most often. The sport was founded in Washington state in 1965 and was quickly popularized by the Baby Boomer generation

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A clinic to introduce the sport was held at Clark Recreation on April 14. A group of adults participated in the free session that was taught by seasoned Pickleball player Candy Pantano.

The program will be offered shortly at the courts at the Recreation Center and will be open to all residents. Stop by the Recreation Center, 430 Westfield Avenue, for start date and more information, or call 732-428-8400.

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