Is it Tennis? Is it Ping Pong? No, it’s Pickleball!

The new pickleball club at Ashby Ponds recently held an Open House to introduce the sport to more neighbors at the community; they play once a week at Galilee United Methodist Church.

Ashby Ponds residents hold an Open House to recruit new players and explain the sport of Pickleball

Some Ashby Ponds residents have recently introduced a new sport to their neighbors: pickleball.  A sport continually rising in popularity for seniors, pickleball is a paddle and ball game played on a doubles badminton court with the net at ground level.  The game is named for the founder's family dog, Pickles, who would chase errant balls and reluctantly give the balls back. 

Last week, the new pickleball club at Ashby Ponds held an open house at Galilee United Methodist Church in Sterling, Va., where the group plays once a week.

For more information on the sport, visit the USA Pickleball Association website.

About Ashby Ponds:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is located in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  Over 700 residents now call the community home.  At Ashby Ponds, over 80 resident-driven programs and activities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Life at the community offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at: www.ericksonliving.com.

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