Friday, August 29, 2014


Learn more about Pickleball!

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!


Monday, August 18, 2014

DPR Co-Ed Soccer Academy

It's not too late to sign up for DPR's Co-Ed Soccer Academy

6 Saturdays 1 1/2 hours of your child learning  a new skill each week.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Play More this fall at Walltown!

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 

What was your favorite part about summer and what do you most look forward to this fall? Tell us about it in the comments!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Eno League Captain of the Year Nominee-Mary Panek





Please help me in recognizing another one of our wonderful “Captain of the Year” nominees, Mary Panek (Front Center)


Mary says she has always hit the ball around with the racquet but has played tennis since 1999.  She has been a captain since 2000.


Mary says her biggest obstacles were:


1-After her 3.5 Spring team went to play-offs was the year that a large number of her team players got bumped up to 4.0.  Forming a team of 3.5 players and playing competitively was difficult.

2-She has says the first year that USTA did the new age restructuring was challenging for her as a captain.


Mary is a trained Chemist and works at BASF Corporation, helping to obtain registrations for agricultural chemicals.  She has two sons and 4 grandchildren. 


She attributes her success as a captain to the fact that she enjoys being a captain, has a dedicated team, and a team that shows up on time.



Friday, August 1, 2014

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.