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Pickleball! It's What's Happening in Addison!

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The Town of Addison's Parks & Recreation Department now has a pickleball coach - Ray Love! It also has both indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, not to mention plenty of avid players.

Pickleball in Addison

If you're new to the sport, there's a beginners class every Monday at 9:00am in the gym at the Addison Athletic Club on Beltway Drive. The club is open to Addison residents and town employees only. There is a ONE TIME (not once a year) fee of $10 to join and you'll have to prove each year that you still reside in the town.

If you're not familiar with pickleball, it's like a combination of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. And you'll probably have to forget most of how you're used to playing those sports to be able to adapt to pickleball.

In the photo to the right, you can see coach Ray Love providing tips to some of the class participants. He not only coaches, he plays! He's heading to two out-of-state tournaments this spring, including the National Senior Games.

Besides the beginners class, there's open play indoors in the basketball gym Monday through Friday, 10-noon and on the outdoor courts Saturdays 9-noon. New this spring are two outdoor leagues:

  • Advanced doubles: Wednesdays between 6-8pm, April 5 - May 3
  • Beginners doubles: Mondays between 6-8pm, April 3 - May 1
  • Fee: $20 per team

Pickleball is fun and great exercise! Give it a try!

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Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Just a few years ago, Pickle Ball wasn't anything I was aware of.  Now, it is everywhere!

Mar 01, 2023 07:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

If it was not for Ray Henson I would not have known about Pickle Ball I wonder if he goes under the name of Ray Love?:))Endre

Mar 01, 2023 10:12 PM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Endre Barath, Jr. Not likely unless RayRay Henson lives in Addison, too.

Mar 02, 2023 06:46 AM
Ray Henson

While some are asking me to give them a little advice, I do not think most would say what I do is coaching, Endre Barath, Jr. I do like the name, Ray Love.  I wonder if Mary Margaret would consider a name change. 🤣

Mar 02, 2023 08:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Pickle ball is happening here too in Charlotte, Lorie. Just haven't had a chance to write a post about it.

Mar 02, 2023 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 hi Lorrie... no, I don't play... knees don't allow for running any more and I need a hip replaced, as well.

Mar 02, 2023 06:48 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Nina Hollander, Broker Do you play? I just started in January.

Mar 02, 2023 06:46 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Hi Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417!  I am the wrong Ray and do not live in Addison, but I am much more likely to visit now that I know that there is a thriving pickleball community.  On a side note, Mary Margaret used to live in the Dallas area and loved her time there.  It is where she developed  her one character flaw.  She is a Cowboys fan! 

Mar 02, 2023 08:12 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

I'll bring you to the Addison Athletic Club as my guest when you visit.  I know a Mary Margaret who lived at the Valley of Bent Tree condos.  Same person?

Mar 02, 2023 09:49 AM