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Pickleball takes on Springville

Duane Beeman tries his hand at pickleball
SPRINGVILLE—The Springville Concord Elder Network has brought one of the fastest growing sports in America to Springville. Pickleball, a combination of badminton, tennis and Wiffle Ball, was invented in the 1960s and has started gaining traction across the nation in the last few years.

“Springville residents Duane Beeman and his wife Peggy and Lois Johnson of Collins are pickleball enthusiasts who want to share the fun with others,” said SCENe coordinator Ginny Krebs. “SCENe has purchased equipment so people can try out the game without having to buy their own paddles until they see if they like it.”

Pickleball gives adults the opportunity to stay active, twice a week, in a fun and easy to learn manner. The modified court of pickleball allows for players of all ages and skill level to adapt and enjoy the game.

SCENe plays Tuesday evenings at 6:30 and Saturday mornings at 10 at the village tennis courts located on South Central Avenue.

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