Letter: Wilton is 'Pickleball Central'

To the Editors:

I am here to tell you about a terrific sport being introduced into the many opportunities provided by our own Wilton Parks & Recreation at Comstock Community Center this April. This sport has been around for 50 years and it has come around the United States from Washington state, where is all started.

Many of you probably have never even heard of pickleball. It is played on a court the size of a badminton court and a net across the center of the court the height of a tennis net. The paddle you can use is similar to a Ping-Pong paddle and is made of solid wood or another strong but not heavy material. But the ball that is used is a Wiffle ball, a product of Connecticut. As you can see, this is a sport that combines many aspects of other sports that you know, including badminton, tennis and Ping-Pong.

Pickleball is offered at Comstock Community Center in the gym beginning April 7 through June 2 every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 until 10:15. The cost is $30 for this whole session for residents of Wilton and $40 for non-residents. Come join the fun of this amazing sport and meet new people. If you ever played tennis, you’ll love this game. All skill levels are welcome. It is a great sport for using up all the energy we have built up over this cold, snowy winter. Sign up now. See you at pickleball on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Anne Richards, Commissioner

Wilton Parks & Recreation

59 Old Highway

March 27