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The #1 source for news for Dominion High School students and the Dominion High School community in Sterling, VA

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Introducing Pickleball Club

The Pickleball Club is a club focused on creating a fun community for student pickle-ball players.
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Dominion’s Pickleball Club is a new club for anyone interested in playing pickleball; it’s captured students’ attention as an opportunity to get active before the school day.

Pickleball has become so popular because anyone of any age can play. The club provides balls and paddles, but players can bring their own equipment if they play in their free time as well.

The club rules differ from typical pickleball rules, for example in normal play they play with the double bounce rule, and only get the point if you serve. While those rules can get very competitive, the club adjusted some of those rules. However there are some communities that go through ugly battles in play. 

When playing, the club president, Elyssa Kramer, typically sets a 10-minute timer for each game if the game were to get too rowdy and the team chooses not to move. If your team does lose, you and your partner just move down a court, Kramer claims, “Having set some rules keeps the club more organized.”

As soon as the club started many people started coming out, more than Kramer anticipated. It originally started getting played regularly in schools and in physical education classes, and now you can find courts anywhere from inside and outside.

Trisha Causin, the sponsor of Pickleball Club and Volleyball Co-ed said, “I just enjoy it and my students asked me to sponsor the club.”

Some of the original club members included most of the boys tennis team, who were influenced to come right when the club was created. Sophomore Kaleel Clinch said,  “It’s a new group of people, they are all friendly, and you get to play a new sport. The club started a new community and it’s a good place to stay active.”

The club meets at the tennis courts every Thursday before school at 8:45 AM. Students can find more information about the club on their Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/dhs.pickleball/ .

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