Thursday, March 15, 2012
Pickleball Canada Volunteer Instructions in Schools
During Spring Break this week, Dave, Mike, Herb and I volunteered to be Pickleball instructors for three days for Pickleball Canada as requested by Surrey School Board for their 'Dream Camp' Program. We taught about 300 students in 10 elementary schools, morning and afternoon classes, ages from Grade 4 - 7.
The game the children enjoyed the most is the 'pickleball relay race': 10 boys in team 1 and 10 girls in team 2, each balances a pickleball on their paddle and ran to the end of the gym and back without the ball falling off. The team that finishes first won. They had a blast !!!
Most children cannot hit a ball at first, but after one and half hour, they can even rally. They learned how to serve and how to play a game. We would like to thank ARC and Maclure Elementary School for lending paddles for the students use. We used 2 USAPA portable nets and they were great. The teachers were very helpful and the students loved it.
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