June 11, 2009

"Just one more game!"

USA Pickleball Association Member Jim Willis and his friend, Barry Lawler, are both members of a bicycle club. Jim joined OPC Rochester at the invitation of Barry to play badminton. They noticed this rather new game being played called pickleball. They both tried it and liked it.

Next thing -- Jim set up a pickleball court on his driveway in Shelby Township using 2 fence posts and an old volley ball net. Now there is a sign up a the street saying, "Careful Seniors Playing". You get some bad bounces off the cracks, and the ball goes thru the net. Jim plans on upgrading to a regulation net and hopes to get his neighbors involved. His grandchildren love to play.


Jim Willis challenges Barry Lawler to a game of driveway pickle ball.

OPC Members are invited to explore and enjoy the large 'variety pak' of 'deli fresh' pickleball offerings at the OPC Rochester, MI. Never played? Good News! USAPA Members present FREE Beginner Lessons for OPC Members twice weekly.

  • Free Beginner Lessons at OPC - Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am
  • Free Beginner Lessons at OPC - Saturday 8:00am-9:00am.
  • Pickleball Mentors help you learn the game.
  • No need to have a partner. All equipment provided. Wear court shoes.
  • Must be an OPC Member to attend.

Not an OPC Member or want to play pickleball with your children, grandchildren, or 'younger friends'? Good News! Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) is hosting Summer Drop-in Pickleball Games for ALL ages!

  • RARA Pickleball at Bordon Park -Saturdays Noon - 3:00pm
  • RARA Pickleball at Bordon Park -Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • June 10 - August 8 (July 1 and July 4 No Play Dates).
  • Pickleball Instructors help you learn the game.
  • No need to have a partner. All equipment provided.
  • Wear court shoes. Bring a water bottle and sun protection.
  • No residency requirements or age limits!!
  • $5. Drop-in Fee.


Say 'good-bye' to being a spectator.

Driveway Pickleball! OPC Pickleball! RARA Pickleball!

Enjoy the lifelong sport that has SE Michigan PoP! POp!! PoPpiNg!!!

Seasoned Citizens and Younger Friends are ALL saying

..."just one more game!"

Questions?!? More Details!?! MIPickleball@gmail.com