Pickleball instructor coming to Greenfield

Pat Carroll, a retired USPTA tennis pro and former nationally ranked player (eight national titles), will be visiting Greenfield on Saturday between 9 and 11 a.m. to host a pickleball clinic at Riley Park.

Two of the courts at the park, which were used for tennis at one point, have been converted into pickleball courts. The lesson will be free for anyone who wants to learn the new sport and no registration is required — just show up.

Carroll, who boasts the highest USAPA skill rating of 5.0, traveled from California and has been hosting several clinics and demonstrations around Indianapolis for the past few weeks.

Pickleball clinics will continue through July from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings at Riley Park. Classes will be taught by Bill and Janet Smith from Cumberland.

Open play is available to the public, and paddles and balls can be rented from the Parks Department office in the Pat Elmore Senior Center.

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Kris Mills is a sports reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at 317-477-3230 or kmills@greenfieldreporter.com.