So, what’s this up and coming sport all about? Pickle-ball is a sport for ALL ages! Pickle-ball was created with one thing in mind: fun. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.

Pickle-ball® is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickle-ball® paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle.

   Come out to MNW court 11 this weekend for a fun demonstration and a chance to learn the game from Christie Borne, a highly regarded and recognized USPA Pickle-ball pro. Wear comfortable clothes and take advantage of the opportunity to try it out!! 

Christie is a longtime high level tennis player and United States Professional Tennis Association (USTPA) certified wheelchair and able bodied tennis pro with 35 years of broad based tennis experience, past United States Tennis Association (USTA) School Tennis Coordinator in Colorado, published author of various tennis manuals and articles, now turned Pickle-ball® pro. Her passion for the game of Pickle-ball has encouraged various YMCAs to develop their own programs and eventually create The Real Dill, a Pickle-ball tournament in downtown Houston that now draws top USAPA Pickle-ball players.

Friday, Nov 10


Saturday, Nov 11

10:30am -12:00pm

Both events will be on Court 11

No Sunday event is scheduled – there is a typo in the newsletter calendar

Wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes if you’d like to take a try at this fun up & coming sport!

There is a possibility to take a lesson from Christie after the exhibition

For more information on the game go to

Call Lynne Sanders at 281-236-8217 or Judy Harr at 713-417-0929 with any questions

All ages Welcome! Bring the kids!!

Jay Jackson

I am the technical lead of the Web and Communications Committee.

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