Pickleball

Come try the fastest growing sport around.  We provide all the equipment needed for play.  This game is the perfect combination of cardio and hand eye coordination training. Come give it a try.

SEASONPLACEAGESTIMECOST
MonEssig Rec Center50+
18+
10:30am-2:30pm
6pm-8pm
Free
TuesEssig Rec Center50+10:30am-2:30pmFree
WedEssig Rec Center50+
18+
10:30am-2:30pm
6-8pm
Free
ThursEssig Rec Center50+10:30am-2:30pmFree
FriEssig Rec Center50+10:30am-2:30pmFree


INTRO TO PICKLEBALL 

Want a better understanding of the basics of pickleball? Come to this 1 hour clinic to learn the basics of the game.  Please sign up at the front desk or call 540-483-9238. 

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1st Thursday of Every MonthEssig Center9:30am-10:30amFREE


PICKLEBALL DRILLS CLINIC

Looking to practice and get better at the game of pickleball? Each month we will focus on different aspects of the game such as dinking, drops, blocking and will use the ball machine to strengthen our skills. Register online or call 540-483-9238. Max 8 players.

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3rd Thursday of Every Month
Essig Center
9:30am-11:30am
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EVENING PICKLEBALL

Join fellow pickleball players as they gather each night to enjoy the game of Pickleball.  Balls are provided.

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Monday & WednesdayEssig Center6pm-8pm18+FREE


GLOW PICKLEBALL CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Start your holiday season off with some glow pickleball. Wear a white shirt and come glow the evening away. Pre-registration is required for this event.  As with any social, food will be there! Register online at PlayFranklinCounty.com or on-site.  Registration Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2022

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Friday, December 16, 2022Essig Center4:00pm-8:00pm$10Registration Now Button


PICKLE A MILE ON ROUTE 40 CHALLENGE

This fun challenge will allow you to "travel" route 40 through games of pickleball. Are you up to traveling through 12 states? For this challenge four games equal one mile. If you play 572 games, you will travel through all twelve states. Winners will be rewarded for their efforts.  Challenge is September - December.  FREE

PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT SALE

If you are looking for a used paddle or pickleball equipment take a look at the Pickleball Bulletin Board at the entrance of the Essig Recreation Center Gym to see what others are selling. If you have an item to sell let the front desk know and you can be added to the list. 

PICKLEBALL LIBRARY

 If you are wanting to learn more about Pickleball you may now check out a book and read at your pleasure. See the front desk at the Essig Recreation Center to reserve.

PICKLEBALL MACHINE RENTAL INFO

If you are interested in renting the pickleball machine to practice your pickleball skills then reserve your time slot at the front desk. The rental fee is $20 per hour and includes machine, practice targets and ball tubes.