Hub Brings a Pickleball Clinic to Andover

Thursday, August 4, 10 AM to noon

By Susan Chase

A beginners’ pickleball clinic for adults will be held on the Proctor Academy tennis courts in Andover on Thursday, August 4, from 10 AM to noon, sponsored by the Andover Community Hub.  The rain date is Saturday, August 6, same time. 

Pickleball – one of the fastest growing sports in America, combining elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton – is played on a court half the size of a tennis court.  The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn.  

While pickleball was invented as a backyard game for kids and is a sport the whole family can enjoy, the game has particularly taken the retired community by storm. 

The clinic is limited to 12; those interested in attending are asked to register at  A $5 donation is requested to help pay for gas mileage for the volunteer instructor.  Paddles will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own. 

Sneakers are suggested.  It’s also been suggested that watching a beginner pickleball video on YouTube may be helpful, but it’s certainly not necessary.  The only requirement is that you come prepared to have some fun!