Waynesboro Y to host pickleball clinics

Not familiar with pickleball? Think tennis with ping pong paddles, or ping pong on a really, really big table.

“It’s an amalgam of tennis and ping pong. Hence the ping pong paddle and the small tennis court. It’s available physically for anyone older, younger. It’s a really rigorous sport, if you want it to be, and it’s a fun and friendly sport if you want it to be. And it’s a great way to get some exercise and meet people,” said Mary Robinson, who helped bring pickleball to the Waynesboro YMCA.

The Y is hosting two upcoming pickleball clinics – on Monday, Oct. 28, from 1-3 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Members can take part at no charge. The fee for non-members to participate is $5.

Quinlyn Dofflemyer, a young 80 now, plays pickleball at the YMCA five days a week, three or four hours a day.

“It keeps me in good shape,” Dofflemyer said. “I used to work out here at the Y. Now I just come down here, and this is all the workout that I need.”

More information on the Waynesboro YMCA is online at www.WaynesboroYMCA.com.

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