Pickleball sets available for checkout at NOLS

Pickleball sets are now available for check out through the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Each two-player set contains two pickleball paddles, four balls, and information on basic game rules and where to play in Clallam County. Patrons can currently borrow a set for up to seven days, subject to change based on demand. Search “pickleball” in the NOLS catalog at nols.org, call your local branch, or email Discover@nols.org to place a hold on a set today.

Pickleball is a fun sport for all ages that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Invented on Bainbridge Island in 1965, pickleball has quickly grown in popularity. It’s a great way to get exercise, satisfy a competitive urge, or just play with friends and family.

There are several places to play pickleball in Clallam County. If there’s not a court in your area, try to set a new record for most hits back and forth without stopping, or practice your hand-eye coordination skills.

NOLS thanks Jack Olmsted for generously donating the pickleball sets.

For more information about this and other non-traditional items at your library, visit www.nols.org/nols-gear, call the library at 360-417-8500, or email Discover@nols.org.