Pickleball in Twisp has moved inside for the winter.
John Fleming, Twisp Town Council member and self-described commissioner of the Methow Valley Pickleball Association, said several pickleball sessions will be offered each week at the Methow Valley Community Center gym.
Times are Tuesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. Last week, sessions were added on Monday and Thursday evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m., Fleming said. Clinics for beginners will be part of the Monday night sessions, he said. Loaner paddles will be available.
Fleming got pickleball play started in Twisp in 2015 at the town park, where pickleball court lines were painted on the outdoor basketball courts.
Pickleball is somewhat similar to tennis, Fleming said. The court is smaller, the net is lower, players use paddles rather than racquets, and the balls are whiffle balls.
“Pickleball players aren’t require to cover as much ground as tennis players,” Fleming said. “That alone has contributed to the rapid growth of the sport throughout the country.”
It’s also a lot of fun, Fleming said.
For more information, call Fleming at (760) 885-4907.