Youth players introduced to pickleball on eve of nationals

Youth players introduced to pickleball on eve of nationals

(April 26, 2016 Naples, FL, www.news-press.com)

On Tuesday, Avalon Elementary School students saw what pickleball looks like at its highest level. The students watched an exhibition doubles match that included 21-year-old Fort Myers native Kyle Yates, considered one of the top pros in the U.S. Open. Fifth-grader Roberto Torres even got to participate in the pro match, which included reigning Nationals Open singles champion Marcin Rozpedski. “Wow,” the awestruck Roberto said. “I kind of got nervous playing with the pros. They’re all so good. I was surprised. I didn’t know you could play like that.” Read More…

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