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North Carolina


Summer 2018

Raleigh’s Eight Free Pickleball Clinics Celebrate National Pickleball Month

In April, Raleigh’s Department of Parks & Recreation hosted free pickleball clinics at the Method Road Community Center to celebrate National Pickelball Month. One hundred twenty-three players, many who were new to the game, were eager to learn intermediate pickleball skills. A special thanks to Rodney Hemminger, Bruce Blankenhorn, Vilma Berg, Bubba and Mary Grant, Laura Kabel, Jim Hendren, Don Haines, Mari Popolizio, and Keil Wurl who volunteered as coaches.

Jim Wang
USAPA Ambassador
Raleigh, NC