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Parks & Recreation offers new 5-week pickleball mixer July 18-Aug. 15

June 20, 2019 – FYI, News

New this summer, the City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation Department is offering a 5-week round-robin pickleball mixer July 18 to August 15. Games will take place 6 p.m. every Thursday evening at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School Gym.

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping-pong, and racquetball. The court is smaller than for tennis so there’s less ground to cover, but it’s still great exercise. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation and is gaining popularity in Juneau.

Register as an individual and play in pairs with different partners and opponents in each round. Prizes will be awarded to the top three individuals with the most points accumulated at the end of the season; you must play a minimum of four nights to be eligible for the season prizes.

Register at the Parks & Recreation office or online to reserve your spot; there is a maximum of 16 players per night. Each night is $5 for approximately two hours of play, or play all five nights in the season for $20. Equipment is provided.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 586-5226.