Pickleball participation continues to grow in the Lake Travis area thanks to a collaboration between Lake Travis Tennis Association and Greater Austin Pickleball.
The organizations paired up again to host two pickleball clinics on Wednesday, December 4 at the Rough Hollow tennis courts. Greater Austin Pickleball executive director, Greg Bland, led the clinics which were offered at the Beginner and Intermediate levels.
Pickleball is a fun, active paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels and combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played either indoors or outdoors on badminton-sized courts with a slightly modified tennis net. Developed as a recreational game in 1965, pickleball uses a paddle and a plastic ball with holes and can be played as a singles or doubles competition.
"Pickleball is experiencing unparalleled growth in the United States," said Richard Evans, president of LTTA. "By hosting these clinics with Greater Austin Pickleball, we are able to engage Lake Travis residents, many of whom have never played a racquet sport."
Photos from the event can be found below. For more information about future events, visit the Events page.