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If you’ve got friends or family who want to learn how to play pickleball, there are two opportunities coming up.
The Nampa Parks and Recreation is offering Pickleball 101 at the Nampa Recreation Center. The class starts September the 20th and goes through October 25th. It will be held every Tuesday from 1-2 p.m.
The City of Meridian, which recently purchased the Home Court YMCA facility, and their Parks and Recreation Department is also going to offer Pickleball 101 as one of their programs. The fall session starts October the 6th and goes November 10th. It will be held every Thursday from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
The Downtown Y will have Pickleball in the gym Wednesdays 9:00am to 11:00am.
Life after tennis is pickleball. Dick Johnson brings home gold medals in Senior Games
Dick Johnson, 76, discovered life beyond tennis when he discover pickleball — and the Idaho Senior Games. “Senior Games has been a major highlight of my life,” says Johnson, who has eight gold medals and one bronze in pickleball from the three last years. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport, says Johnson, who loves the game. He’s earned two bronzes in the National Senior Games last year; won 15 medals in the last seven consecutive national tournaments, and has 84 medals to his name. And counting.