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Pickleball and Tennis Returning to Upper Moreland Courts

The Upper Moreland Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back two very popular sports at the end of May.

Masons Mill Park, located at 3500 Masons Mill Road in Huntingdon Valley,  will again be the site of two popular sports in Upper Moreland.

Starting in early June, the Parks and Recreation Department will host adult Pickleball and Tennis instruction, as well as free pickleball learn and play and meet-up games.

Speaking to Patch in a previous article about pickleball, Philadelphia pickleball ambassador Stan Shoemaker explained that the sport has been around for 40 years and continues to gain popularity.

“It is an outdoor sport that combines the rules of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton,” Shoemaker said in the article. “We use paddles similar to Ping-Pong [and] racket ball. We play on a badminton style court with a lower net than tennis net. The scoring is just like tennis. The balls that we use have little holes in them like a wiffle ball.”

The township’s Parks and Recreation Department provides the following information for pickleball and tennis scheduling this year:

ADULT TENNIS INSTRUCTION

  • Dates: June 3 – 26 (Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Time: 6-7 p.m. (Beginner) or 7-8 p.m. (Intermediate)
  • Ages: 18+
  • Location: Masons Mill Park
  • Fee: $75 for residents  and  $112 for non-residents

Whether you are new to the game, making a comeback, or fine-tuning your skills, we are here for you.  Join our outgoing and energetic tennis pro, Stan Schoemaker, for some fun and fitness.  Register for the session that you think fits; you can always change your level.

TENNIS MEET-UP

  • Dates: June 2 and/or Sunday, June 16
  • Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Ages:  18+
  • Location: Masons Mill Park
  • Fee: $25

Matches in women’s or men’s doubles, mixed doubles, and singles will be set up. We will also provide a drill court for beginners and for anyone who wants a warm-up before match play.  At each meet-up there is a raffle drawing for tennis prizes and a special target to hit for prizes.  Refreshments served.

ADULT PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTION

  • Dates: Thursdays, June 6 through June 27
  • Time: 6-7p.m.
  • Ages: 18+
  • Location: Masons Mill Park
  • Fee:  $28 for residents and $42 for non-residents

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation!  A combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton, you don’t have to be strong, quick, or even athletic to enjoy this game. No sports experienced need—just an interest in fun, fitness and making new friends.  Pickleball is a low impact game which requires less running and is played on a court similar to tennis.  A light weight paddle and wiffle-type ball is used in this easy to learn & fun to play game. 

PICKLEBALL LEARN & PLAY

  • Dates: Saturday, May 25
  • Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Ages: All
  • Location: Masons Mill Park
  • Fee: FREE!
Come try it, play it, and love it!  Games will be set up, and instruction will be available.  The fastest growing sport in the nation is fun for all ages and abilities.

PICKLEBALL MEET-UP

  • Dates:  Every Saturday from June 1 through Aug. 10
  • Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Ages: 18+
  • Location: Masons Mill Park
  • Fee:  FREE!

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation!  A combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton, you don’t have to be strong, quick, or even athletic to enjoy this game.  Come try it—it’s fun and FREE!

For more information, contact the Upper Moreland Parks and Recreation for further information at 215-659-3100.

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