is there anywhere in or around the villages to play Pickle ball indoors?

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Old 03-02-2015, 10:24 PM
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I was wondering if there are any indoor pickleball courts?
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:40 PM
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I believe the indoor pool facility has indoor pickleball court as well.
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I seem to recall people playing pickleball indoors at the First Baptist Church of Oxford gym just off Hwy 301.
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Here's the info from pickleballcommunity dot com

Pickleball Community has arranged evening Indoor Pickleball Court time at the gymnasium of the First Baptist Church of Oxford. This 3 court facility has excellent lighting, AC and is heated (winter play). It will accommodate all interested players on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6 PM till exhaustion!

NOTE: Daytime play commences at 1:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, with play until 3:00 PM.

Reservations are needed: To join the fun, simply phone Steve at least 1 day ahead of the Thursday date you are interested in playing (352)751-7437.
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Thank you!
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on page 25 of the rec news it says to contact Steve Richter 751-7437
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Just an FYI about that gym. The floor is not a typical wooden gym floor. It's basically concrete. I had to stop playing volleyball there because the surface was killing my feet and lower back.
Be sure and wear shoes with lots of cushion and support.
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It was very nice of the church to open their gym to the pickleball players.

What is the surface that is typical for pickleball? It is not wood for sure.
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The typical surface for a gym floor is wood. I have played in 5 indoor tournaments in the last year and they were all on wooden floor.
The surface on the outdoor pickleball courts is much softer and forgiving than concrete.
Sorry for interjecting. I was only trying to be helpful by giving the OP a heads up about wearing supportive shoes.
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The typical surface for a gym floor is wood. I have played in 5 indoor tournaments in the last year and they were all on wooden floor.
The surface on the outdoor pickleball courts is much softer and forgiving than concrete.
Sorry for interjecting. I was only trying to be helpful by giving the OP a heads up about wearing supportive shoes.

And you were helpful. Just saying I was surprised to hear that there was a place to play pickleball indoors. And it was nice of the church even if they receive money to rent it to the pickleball players, which I don't know at all.

I am obviously not an athlete. The softness of surfaces that seem hard to me is beyond my pay grade.

I can cook pretty good.
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And you were helpful. Just saying I was surprised to hear that there was a place to play pickleball indoors. And it was nice of the church even if they receive money to rent it to the pickleball players, which I don't know at all.

I am obviously not an athlete. The softness of surfaces that seem hard to me is beyond my pay grade.

I can cook pretty good.
Wait just a second! I missed the pay grade memo. I think I've been shorted!
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The church charges $3 for badminton and volleyball, so my guess is the same applies for pickle ball.

The surface seems fine to me, but I know some do not like it.
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Pickleball instructors recommend buying pickleball sneakers. They are different than regular sneakers in they are more flat.

I was informed one could trip with regular sneakers when moving back for a ball and it's not worth $55 to get hurt. IMHO

I bought mine at Beals.
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Pickleball instructors recommend buying pickleball sneakers. They are different than regular sneakers in they are more flat.

I was informed one could trip with regular sneakers when moving back for a ball and it's not worth $55 to get hurt. IMHO

I bought mine at Beals.

You are so right about the pickleball sneakers! I have a couple of pair of court shoes that I alternate. I am playing 5 days a week indoors up here in the frozen NY tundra and so many people get hurt because they wear running shoes. I bought mine at Dicks.

I am hoping to be in TV in late spring or early summer and would like to continue to play. Have paddle, will travel!
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Live Oaks Community church is planning to build a new building behind the Walmart on 466. In their plans for their church they are planning 2 indoor pickle ball courts. FYI.
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