Pickleball goes to school


Last Friday, May 28, members of the Tully Mission Beach Pickleball Inc. set up a pickleball court in the Mission Beach State School’s Hall, so staff could be introduced to the game at this school term’s staff social event.  

Mission Beach State School Teacher, Carmen Pedroni, had attended the Pickleball Club’s Open Day at the ‘Igloo’ in Tully Showgrounds on Saturday, May 22, which raised nearly $400 for Lymphoma Australia from gold coin donations and a raffle.  

Carmen enjoyed the game so much that she organized for pickleball to be the activity for the staff social. 

Edith Thomas, Club President advised “Pickleball went to school!  Our Club successfully introduced Pickleball to Mission Beach State School’s staff at a ‘teacher social’ today.  It may be a first of its kind, but it won’t be the last!” 

At first, Staff members said, ”We’ll just watch !!“, however, this soon changed to, “Yes, we’ll have a turn!”

Club Coach, Ron Neyenhuis, did an excellent job explaining the objectives and rules of the game, as well as the scoring during demonstration games by Club members, Edith, Jeffrey, Doug, and School Teacher Carmen. 

School staff thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s Pickleball, and the Club should obtain some new members as a result.    

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