A group that’s well on its way to building courts dedicated to the popular sport of pickleball is seeking donations toward construction.
The Cambria Pickleball by the Sea club wants to raise $160,000 by the end of September to build the courts.
The club is to hold a “Demo Day” from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 7, at the high school tennis courts on Santa Rosa Creek Road.
Pickleball is a rapidly growing recreational sport geared toward participants of all ages and skill levels. It’s often described as a gentler, kinder, slightly slower version of tennis crossed with badminton, paddleball and whiffle ball. Regular pickleball sessions start at 8 a.m. Thursdays, Sundays and Tuesdays on tennis courts 5 and 6 at Coast Union High School. Friday play is dedicated to newcomers, with some of the approximately 50 club members giving lessons and lending equipment to new players who want to try out their swings, serves and returns. Participants should wear appropriate court shoes.
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Tax-deductible donations can be given at regular pickleball sessions. For details, contact Rich Davega at 574-0646 or go to http://cambriapickleball.net.