Summer pickleball lessons at Town parks


The Town of Oyster Bay has announced a series of instructional pickleball lessons tailored for adults. Held at various Town Parks, these lessons aim to introduce participants to the fundamentals of pickleball or enhance the skills of those already familiar with the game. Pickleball, a blend of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, provides a fun and social way to stay active.

“What makes pickleball truly special is its accessibility. It’s a sport that welcomes players of all ages and abilities, providing a low-impact yet exhilarating way to stay active and socialize. Whether you’re playing for fitness, recreation, or competition, pickleball offers endless opportunities for enjoyment,” said Town Councilman Steve Labriola.

Sessions are separated into the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Beginner Lessons Session 1 kicks off on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Garrick Williams Park in Massapequa, with additional Thursday sessions starting on July 11 at Haypath Park in Old Bethpage from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and back at Garrick Williams Park from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For those ready to take their game to the next level, Intermediate Lessons Session 1 begins on Tuesday, July 9, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Garrick Williams Park, followed by Thursday sessions at Haypath Park from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and again at Garrick Williams Park from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Beginner Lessons Session 2 starts on Tuesday, August 13, at Garrick Williams Park from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with Thursday sessions at Haypath Park from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Garrick Williams Park from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Intermediate Lessons Session 2 begins the same day at Garrick Williams Park from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. , with Thursday sessions at Haypath Park from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and Garrick Williams Park from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Registration will take place online at: www.oysterbaytown.com/portal. Resident registration begins on Monday, May 13 at 5 p.m. The fee is $75, and residents must upload proof of residency (tax or utility bill) and a valid identification card such as a driver’s license. The non-resident fee is $100, and registration begins Monday, May 20 at 9 a.m..

Lessons are for adults 18 and over, 1½ hours long, and will run for four consecutive weeks. Residents are asked to bring their own racket as only a limited number of rackets will be available to borrow. For more information, please call (516) 797-7945 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

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