Registration is now open for the 2019 Easton Pickleball outdoor season!

Now in its 5th year, the official Town of Easton Adult Pickleball program, is now accepting registrations for the new 2019 outdoor season.

LOCATION: Unionville Courts, Next to Buddy’s Union Villa  

DAYS:  Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday

DATES:  April 29, 2019 – October 2019

TIME:  8:30 am – 11:30 am

SEASON PRICE:  $25

You can register and pay online here:
You can also mail in the form and payment, the form is available here:
Anne Daley, the Easton Recreation Dept. Director, will be on hand the first day, April 29, to accept new registrations and payments by check or cash.
See you on the courts…

Questions, comments?

Easton Pickleball for ALL ages…

20190130_102514 (2)The Easton Pickleball Club, started in 2014, continue to have fun and enjoy great exercise 3 days a week through the winter at ForeKicks in Taunton. In this photo, former Oliver Ames girls tennis coach, Claire Planeta, teamed up this week with pickleball whiz Joseph, grandson of Marty, one of our other active players.

Stay tuned for some exciting news about improved and expanded pickleball at the Union Villa field…

If anyone wants to know more about pickleball or is interested in playing, let me know…

 

70 Is The New 40 (For People Who Stick With Exercise)

Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

When the running and aerobics boom hit in the 1970s, a lot of smart people took up an exercise habit and have stuck with it ever since. Those people, some now in their 70s, seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung and muscle fitness of healthy people at least 30 years younger.

Those are the findings of  a recent study from Ball State University,  headed by exercise physiologist Scott Trappe…

https://goo.gl/rhAfji

Learn to play Pickleball – Lakeville MA Pickleball Club, 4 week program begins Jan 2019

The Lakeville MA Pickleball Club invites you to learn America’s fastest growing sport

Only $80 per participant; equipment and instructor are supplied. Held at Lakeville Athletic Club, 325 Bedford St, Lakeville. Two sessions to choose from… Friday mornings, 8:30am to 10:30am on Jan 11,18,25 and Feb 1 or Sunday afternoons 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Jan 6, 13, 20 and Feb 3. To register call 508.463.6481 or email LakevillPBClub@gmail.com.

Learn to Play Pickleball Clinic, an adult beginner’s program with instruction by the Easton Pickleball Club

Learn to play the exciting game of Pickleball.

This is a weekly beginner clinic starting Wednesday January 9, 2019 and running for 4 consecutive Wednesdays at the ForeKicks Sports Megaplex in Taunton with instruction by members of the Easton Pickleball Club. The clinic is a pickleball introductory program designed for adults looking to learn and try the game as well as beginners looking to develop their skills.

The program will run for 4 consecutive weeks starting Wednesday January 9, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Basics of the game including game rules, scoring, strategy and basic strokes will be covered.

Participants are welcome to stay for the Pickleball 2 hr open play session following the clinic included at no charge on the day of the clinic only.

Paddles and balls will be supplied. Normal sports attire and sneakers suggested.

Cost $80.00

Location; ForeKicks Indoor Sports Megaplex

223 Fremont Street
Taunton, MA 02780
508-822-4433

Starts Wednesday January 9, 2019 for 4 consecutive Wednesdays
Wednesdays: January 9, 16, 23 & 30
8:30am to 9:30am

Sign-up here: https://goo.gl/sSt8xE

Contact E-mail krissycampbell@forekicks.com

TIME: New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates…

http://time.com/5456022/are-low-carb-diets-healthy/

Easton Preservation committee (CPA) discusses senior citizens request for 6 pickleball courts

November 16, 2018 – Last night a group of Easton senior citizen residents turned out at the Community Preservation Act Committee (CPA) meeting to hear the initial discussions concerning a CPA request to build 6 new dedicated pickleball courts at the Union Villa field area under the “Recreation use” provision of CPA. This is the first time in town history tha a senior has requested outdoor recreation construction.

Pickleball,  a sport sweeping the nation and popular with seniors, is a low impact aerobic competitive paddle sport  that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis and is an official Town of Easton Recreation Department program with more than 100 players participating. Most of the players are seniors who have been playing on cracked uneven town tennis courts with hand drawn lines and 35 pound portable nets.

Stay tuned for future developments…

 

Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badmintontennis, and table tennis.