Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. Yes, pickleball!
No, it does not involve smashing pickles with a baseball bat; but how fun would
that be!? I like to think of pickleball as ping pong for giants. It involves using
a flat paddle to hit a wiffle-ball back and forth over a net. Lost yet? I was
too, but I soon learned that pickleball is awesome! Perhaps we could think
about it like tennis, at a slower speed, played in a gymnasium. Does that make
more sense? Probably not…just watch the video, check out the websites, then
come to Walltown Park Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 4pm-5:30pm and I’ll
teach you how to play!
Summer is coming to an end fast, tan lines will fade and
kids will return to school. Soon we will start to settle back into the familiar fall routine. The days will be shorter and nights colder; our favorite
television shows will return. It can be depressing to think about, but it
doesn’t have to be. Walltown’s diverse array of programming could be just what
you need to keep that summertime feeling alive. Fitness classes of all
varieties, days, and times; toddler and youth programs, art and social
programs, special events, teen programs, and sports; just to name a few. You
name it and we have it at Walltown, but if we don’t, we’ll point you to one of
DPR’s other fine community centers that do. Drop by any of our locations today
and grab the new fall Play More brochure or check it our online at www.dprplaymore.com
What was your favorite part about summer and what do you most look forward to this fall? Tell us about it in the comments!
Eno League Captain of the Year Nominee-Keith Poindexter
Please help me in recognizing another one of our wonderful “Captain of
the Year” nominees.Keith Poindexter.
Keith has played tennis since 2005 and has been a co-captain and/or
captain since 2008.
Keith says his biggest obstacle as a captain was when his team was in
the finals of the Singles State Championships.He only had 4 players after one day of play.He ended up playing a match that lasted 2 and
half hours on the evening before his team had an 8am morning match the next
day.His fourth player was driving in
from Greensboro to play in the finals and blew his engine on I-40 in
Burlington.The wife of one of the other
players was the saving grace as she went to go pick this player up.Now, Keith, not knowing if they would get
there in time, was preparing to play again himself (after that late 2 ½ hr.
match the night before).The rescue
angel and the player arrived at the courts with two (2) minutes to spare.And guess what?....... They won!!!!!!!
Keith has assisted with his son’s school tennis team at Durham School
of the Arts.He has been married for 33
years to Dianna (yes, she plays tennis too) and has 2 adult boys.