The Club Fit Blog

August 5, 2019 by Karen Ireton

Club Fit Donates New Windscreens
to Yorktown Pickleball Courts

Club Fit’s Donation Gives The Finishing Touch to This New Community Recreation Space

Photo: [L–R] Pickleball enthusiasts Ralph Masca, Ellen Withers, Alice Ahearn, Lorraine Murrau, Helena Rodriguez, John Rice, and John Doherty pose after a game in front of the new windscreen donated by Club Fit.

Club Fit is excited to have donated protective windscreens to put the finishing touch on the new pickleball courts at Granite Knolls Sports & Recreation Complex.

The Town of Yorktown recently unveiled brand new outdoor pickleball courts at the Granite Knolls Sports & Recreation Complex. Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., according to the USAPA (USA Pickleball Association). This fun, social game blends elements of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong. The local pickleball community was excited to have this new space and were happy to tell Yorktown News editor Brian Marschhauser all about it in this YouTube clip.

Outdoor play, however, can present challenges — one of which is wind. Having managed outdoor tennis courts for over 45 years, Club Fit has plenty of experience handling wind and weather issues. Club Fit founding partner and avid pickleball enthusiast Beth Beck had the solution — windscreens. At Beth’s suggestion, Club Fit offered to donate these for the town courts. Beth enjoys being active and is always looking for new and fun ways to stay healthy. “Club Fit has offered indoor pickleball to our members at both locations for several years. These local outdoor courts are a great addition to our community resources, and I’m glad we can be a part of that.”

Club Fit’s vice president Ellen Koelsch was instrumental in coordinating the project. “Club Fit is happy to donate these windscreens to Yorktown’s pickleball courts. We believe that including regular exercise in your life will give you more quality time with friends and loved ones.”

Visit yorktownny.org to learn more about the town’s recreation facilities. Visit clubfit.com/pickleball for more information on pickleball programs at Club Fit.

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