Chelsea State Bank ad

Chelsea Senior Center Pickleball Club Sharing Passion For Game

Courtesy photo. Chelsea Senior Center Pickleball Club.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Ouellette for the information in this story.)

The Chelsea Senior Center Pickleball Club had a busy spring so far.

This fast-growing sport continues to grow in popularity in town with the continued efforts of their strong membership.

 After running sold out indoor winter sessions of “Learn to Play” classes through Chelsea Community Education, it was decided to ramp up more available training with an outdoor spring clinic.

Lead instructor Laura Ouellette said this program was sold out within days of posting so they created even more slots. Attendees came from all over the area to participate in a 3-hour training by certified instructors where fundamentals were reinforced with drilling games and followed by a friendly round robin competition with prizes. 

Also this past month with the guidance of committee member Julie Prince, CSC members graciously provided donations of used paddles and purchased a brand new net to give to the local St. Louis Center. When it was delivered and set up for them, they were thrilled to have this sport at their residence and excited to play. The feedback is they now play every day. Some of the residents of the center attend weekday activities and share space at the WSEC building with the senior center pickleball club. This is where and how they were introduced to the game early on. 

Finally, CSC trainers volunteered to host a local church youth group this past week and taught them all how to play. Church leader Jake Budd was amazed at how easy it is to learn and said, “This is a game for all ages. It is so easy to learn and our group had such a good time.”

The CSC Pickleball Club has some very generous members with their time and trainers are happily available to share their passion for the game. Trainers include: Ann Lott-Uphaus, Mike Katona, Monica Gofton, Julie Prince, Laura Ouellette. 

The Chelsea Senior Center Pickleball club continues to offer local opportunities to learn this fun game either by joining the senior center or taking a class through the Chelsea Community Education programming.

Contact Laura Ouellette for more info: 734-358-0548.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

More News

Single stream recycling begins in Chelsea on Monday

September 23, 2012

Festival of the Sandhill Cranes Gather Oct 6, begins two months of crane festivities

September 23, 2012

Publisher’s message: Chelsea Update’s two-month anniversary

September 23, 2012

23 Beach Middle School cross country runners log personal bests

September 23, 2012

Meet your new Chelsea Area Fire Authority lieutenants

September 22, 2012

Chelsea wellness: Fitness matters more than weight

September 22, 2012

State House OK’s measures to reduce sports concussions

September 22, 2012

Three poets to read their work at River Gallery on Sept. 29

September 22, 2012

Smalley construction awarded bid to demolish Daniel’s showroom; Morrel-Samuels resigns from board after vote

September 21, 2012

Smokehouse 52 BBQ given unanimous DDA approval for utilities program

September 21, 2012

Beach Middle School volleyball results from Wednesday

September 21, 2012

Beach Middle School football results from Tuesday’s games

September 20, 2012

Vogel’s and Foster’s introduces Pandora jewelry line

September 20, 2012

Chelsea Planning Commission approves special use for downtown apartment

September 20, 2012

Have you seen the new Paint Chelsea Pink banner?

September 20, 2012

Movie screening with Heidi Kumao at Chelsea District Library Saturday

September 20, 2012

‘Digital Copyright: what does it mean to you?’ focus of library talk Saturday

September 20, 2012

Huron River Watershed Council River (bug) roundup Oct. 6

September 20, 2012

DDA to consider utility rate assistance request from new restaurant

September 19, 2012

Fire authority 1.8 mill renewal tax levy informational meetings planned

September 19, 2012

CAFA to sell old ladder truck as scrap metal

September 19, 2012