AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Open courts for PAHS boys tennis players

PORT ANGELES — There will be open courts hosted by Port Angeles High School head boys tennis coach Brian Gundersen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18-22 for any Port Angeles High School boys who are returning to the program or interested in playing in the fall.

The open-court sessions will be held at Port Angeles High School. There is no registration required and the sessions are free.

Free pickleball sets

PORT ANGELES — Pickleball sets are now available for checkout through the North Olympic Library System.

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 www.nols.org, call your local branch, or email [email protected] to place a hold on a set.

Pickleball is a 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.

There are several places to play pickleball in Clallam County. Jack Olmsted donated the pickleball sets.

For more information about this and other non-traditional items at the library, people can visit www.nols.org/nols-gear, call the library at 360-417-8500 or email [email protected]

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