Can’t cover as much ground as you once did but unwilling to tame your inner athlete? Then Pickleball might be just the sport for you. Right now, Pickleball is sweeping the nation as a fast growing sport and can be played by just about anyone.

What makes Pickleball so great?

  • It’s FUN
  • It’s SOCIAL
  • It’s a MULTIGENERATIONAL GAME that brings families together.

Invented almost 50 years ago, Pickleball is a racquet sport that blends attributes from badminton, ping pong and tennis. Until yesterday, I’d never heard of it! But thanks to Bill Conlin’s introduction of the sport at yesterday’s Green Hill Civic Association Meeting [GHCA], I’m now in the camp with those who would love to see the sport welcomed in our neighborhood.

PickleballThe Tennis Courts managed by the Green Hill Civic Association can potentially serve double duty for fun and recreation. In fact, they could breathe new life into GHCA’s Tennis Membership program which is welcoming members! With pending plans to resurface and update the courts sometime this summer, we presently have the ideal opportunity to add the pickleball lines to one of our existing courts. That means that Green Hill players will have the option of  playing either Pickleball or Tennis.


If you missed yesterday’s GHCA meeting, but would like to lend your voice to support the initiative for bringing Pickleball to Green Hill, reach out to a member of the Green Hill Civic Association. You can learn more about the organization, its board members, and email links at http://www.greenhillcivic.com/

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Ann Manion

Ann Manion

I discovered Green Hill, RI seeking simplicity. Our family rented a classic Rhode Island cottage on the hill for nearly 10 years. In 2015 we realized our dream to call a place here our own. I started this blog to share stories about the special people and places around Green Hill & to create an online resource of information for residents and guests of our special beach community.