Jan papi
2018-05-05 14:16:23

Aquadale learns from pickleball pros

Aquadale Elementary School was the recipient of a donation from Onix Sports of two pickleball nets, paddles and balls.

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis that can be played by all ages and ability levels.

The entire first grade physical education class of Derek Barringer learned the rules of the game and instruction from two local pickleball professionals.

Mary Helen Atkins of Denton is a three-time U.S. Open winner and certified International Pickleball Teaching Professional. She was joined by Jon Post from Salisbury, the reigning 55+ National Senior Games singles champion.

Atkins is a professional player that is sponsored by Onix and teaches clinics throughout the Southeast.