Pickleball for Seniors and Senioras

Mar
19
When: Thursday, Mar 19, 2020, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 19 2020.
Powell River Campus

Gym


Add to CalendarPickleball for Seniors and Senioras03/19/2020 01:00 PM03/19/2020 03:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverPickleball is not tennis; pickleball is not badminton; pickleball is not ping pong. Pickleball is a game of strategy and finesse: it is not simply a game of banging and smashing. In Pickleball, you and your partner try to outsmart your opponents by forcing them out of position so you can place the ball where they are not. In Pickleball, you have to have the patience to let your opponents make the mistake. In Pickleball, you win by controlling the court. Let us help you to understand how this fabulous paddle sport is meant to be played. All you need is to show up with a pair of sport shoes and comfortable clothing so you can move freely. We provide all the rest! VIU – Powell River would like to thank the Gherkins as they are not only volunteering their hours, but also supplying the nets and balls to help subsidize the cost in order for us to waive the ElderCollege membership. We, the Gherkins, are a group of energetic, enthusiastic picklers who are determined to teach players the true game of pickleball. We are diverse in levels of play, so we understand both what it is like to be a beginner and what it is like to compete in big tournaments. Ultimately, we want to share our love for the game and the fun we have learning and playing it. Pickleball – it really is a big dill! Additional Expenses: For a small $2 drop-in fee, we will have gym time on Fridays from 10 am to noon for the registered participants of both sessions to use the skills they have learned in their Tuesday or Thursday session. A mini-tournament will take place on the last Friday (Mar. 20) as a way to end the course. ELDP 001 S20R01 Instructors: The Gherkins $17 + GST – No ElderCollege Membership Required S20R02: 8 sessions. Thurs., Jan. 30-Mar. 19; 1–3 pm Seats are limited Please note: this course is only for people who have never played pickleball before. Gym falseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

Pickleball is not tennis; pickleball is not badminton; pickleball is not ping pong. Pickleball is a game of strategy and finesse: it is not simply a game of banging and smashing. In Pickleball, you and your partner try to outsmart your opponents by forcing them out of position so you can place the ball where they are not. In Pickleball, you have to have the patience to let your opponents make the mistake. In Pickleball, you win by controlling the court. Let us help you to understand how this fabulous paddle sport is meant to be played. All you need is to show up with a pair of sport shoes and comfortable clothing so you can move freely. We provide all the rest!

VIU – Powell River would like to thank the Gherkins as they are not only volunteering their hours, but also supplying the nets and balls to help subsidize the cost in order for us to waive the ElderCollege membership.

We, the Gherkins, are a group of energetic, enthusiastic picklers who are determined to teach players the true game of pickleball. We are diverse in levels of play, so we understand both what it is like to be a beginner and what it is like to compete in big tournaments. Ultimately, we want to share our love for the game and the fun we have learning and playing it. Pickleball – it really is a big dill!

Additional Expenses: For a small $2 drop-in fee, we will have gym time on Fridays from 10 am to noon for the registered participants of both sessions to use the skills they have learned in their Tuesday or Thursday session. A mini-tournament will take place on the last Friday (Mar. 20) as a way to end the course.

ELDP 001 S20R01 Instructors: The Gherkins
$17 + GST – No ElderCollege Membership Required

S20R02: 8 sessions. Thurs., Jan. 30-Mar. 19; 1–3 pm
Seats are limited

Please note: this course is only for people who have never played pickleball before.


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