WestSide Athletics Pickleball
Four Lighted and Newly Resurfaced US Open Hard Courts
• Pickleball is a low-impact sport, making it less likely to cause injury than high-impact sports.
• It is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness and burn calories.
• It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, making it a fun and inclusive sport.
• Pickleball offers a wide range of competitive opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.
• It can be played indoors or outdoors, making it easy to stay active and healthy year-round.
Health and happiness is found on the court!
Pickleball is a popular racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is played on a smaller court with a lower net and a perforated plastic ball, making it accessible to players of all ages and skill levels. It is also a great way to stay active, improve cardiovascular fitness and have fun.
Pickleball is played on a court that measures 20 feet by 44 feet, which is smaller than a tennis court. The net is also lower, measuring 36 inches at the center. The ball used in pickleball is made of perforated plastic and is slightly smaller and lighter than a tennis ball. The game is typically played with a wooden or composite paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racket.
One of the main benefits of playing pickleball is that it is a low-impact sport, making it less likely to cause injury than more high-impact sports such as tennis or running. It is also a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness and burn calories. The quick movements and quick changes of direction during a match can also help improve agility and coordination.
Pickleball is also a great way to stay active and healthy. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, making it a fun and inclusive sport. It can be played socially, in a group or with a partner, and it is a great way to make new friends and develop strong relationships with other players.
Pickleball also offers a wide range of competitive opportunities for players of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re playing in a local tournament or competing at a high level, the sport offers a fun and exciting way to compete. It’s a great way to stay active and engaged, and it can be a great way to challenge yourself and improve your skills.
Another benefit of pickleball is that it can be played indoors or outdoors. This means that it can be enjoyed year-round, regardless of the weather. This also makes it easy to find a pickleball court or group to play with. Many recreational centers and gyms have pickleball courts, and many communities have pickleball clubs and leagues.
In summary, Pickleball is a fun and exciting sport that offers a wide range of physical, mental, and social benefits. It is a low-impact sport that is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. It also offers a wide range of competitive opportunities for players of all ages and abilities. With the ability to play indoors or outdoors, it’s a great way to stay active and healthy year-round. It’s worth considering to take up pickleball as a hobby or recreational activity.
Tennis Director and Club Manager
Richard is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and has been a Certified Teaching Professional since 2014. Prior to his position at Westside, Richard owned and operated River City Tennis in Elizabeth City, building tennis at all ages in the Elizabeth City community. Richard was the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Elizabeth City State University NCAA DII CIAA for four years before he turned his attention to Westside. In early 2021 he began a new role with the club helping to oversee all operations. He loves taking care of the facility, treats the Har-Tru with the utmost care, and enjoys teaching players of all ages. His wife Lindsey is often on the courts playing, and their two children are typically the artists behind the joyful chalk art around the grounds.
“The thing that I enjoy most about my job is trying to have a positive impact on someone’s day. Everything is relative, but life is tough. Time spent on the tennis court should contribute to one’s quality of life. I do what I can to make that happen.” -R
Four Lighted and Newly Resurfaced Har Tru Courts
Three US Open Hard Courts
Four USAPA Pickleball Courts
Beer and Wine Available for purchase when the poolside café is open
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