BCPICKLEBALL GOES TO CITY HALL – LANGLEY
City Hall Langley and the Mayors office has moved to the new Timms Community center in downtown Langley accross from the Army and Navy store Mall . The Rec center has 6 new pickleball courts, 10 times per week that one can play , including two times per week for kids after school in OPEN time when , if they are first they can request pickleball be set up and the other kids then learn pickleball when they arrive. What a great opportunity for the teens of Langley and younger to learn to play.
For the past 5 weeks BC Pickleball has been teaching a cohort of some 20 seniors to play this new sport . After four hours of Play/ Teaching they played their first tournament last Friday – some had never played a tournament of any kids in their lifetimes. When finished, Christine Daum , programmer, invited the whole staff of City Hall to come, try, play, watch this new sport in action – rather than having coffee and donuts . This was a great idea, most participated and in 30 minutes, were playing a game. Would that all breaks for politicos were the same eh ! I was impressed with the energy this group put into the task – and I am sure this will augur well for the future of pickleball at Timms Community center as they come in contact with many and varied groups. As with South Surrey Rec and Cloverdale Rec I predict pickleball will become Timms most popular program. This current group were the first to sign up for the level 1 course in April 2016. We hope that the May group will add another 20 players to the play numbers as well as the open house where some 15 new players learned to play. Of course City Hall and all their barefoot players are welcome to have another go at it ………
I would like to thank John and Berryl Kusch, Brian Sullivan, Bill Macgregor , and Christine Daum, for their help and assistance in making these lessons happen.