Pickleball Coming to the YMCA of Vineland

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VINELAND – This fall, the YMCA of Vineland will begin to offer Pickleball, which is a scaled down version of tennis.

Pickleball is played indoors, with a whiffle-type ball, smaller racquets, and in a small court. The YMCA’s court is part of the new Milam Family Multipurpose Center.

“Pickleball is particularly appealing to people who want to get exercise in a setting where there is little chance of injury but a great opportunity for exercise," said Bob Crouthamel, YMCA of Vineland's Youth and Family Director. "The YMCA is beginning this sport to give individuals and their partners – or new Pickleball friends - a way to get exercise in a temperature controlled setting. No experience is necessary!”

Lance Bryant, of Vineland, who was trying the sport for the first time, said, “I am looking forward to playing this as an alternative to other fitness routines. Pickleball is another reason to come to the YMCA.”

The YMCA has scheduled a free clinic for the community to try Pickleball from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9th. Participants need to bring sneakers. Later in the month of September, classes and round robin play will be available.

For details about Pickleball, call Bob Crouthamel at the YMCA of Vineland at 856.691.0030, ext. 130 or visit www.ccaymca.org.

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