Local players at the Onset Village pickleball courts in Massachusetts recently welcomed visitors from faraway Cleveland, Ohio!
Daryl and Rose Sconyers, a husband-and-wife team, paid a visit on Tuesday, October 10, as part of their quest to play pickleball in all 50 states.
According to Daryl, they’ve had the pleasure of meeting many amiable individuals during their time in the game, an experience Rose echoes.
Playing pickleball has become one of several ways the Sconyers maintain an active lifestyle. They also share a penchant for volleyball, golf, and snowboarding alongside pickleball. In fact, in their early years of marriage, they used to play volleyball five days a week.
After discovering pickleball and playing it for a while, they came up with this novel idea of playing golf and pickleball in all 50 states.
Onset Village marks the ninth stop on the Sconyers’ journey.
“The 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge”
The Sconyers’ story is similar to Dean “The Pickleball Pilot” Matt and Shannon Yeager’s Guinness World Record attempt to complete 48 pickleball matches across the “Lower 48” in fewer than 48 days, aptly named “The 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge”.
Dean and Shannon embarked on their challenge in May earlier this year, starting in Mobile, Alabama.
We reported on their progress a couple of weeks later when they were due to match up against Luke Gilliam and Tyler Daugherty from Visit Casper, Wyoming.
A Pickleballing Hotbed
The area around Onset is a bit of a pickleballing hotbed with many courts available to indulge your pickleball passion.
Here are some of the facilities in the town’s vicinity:
Wareham Boys & Girls Club in Wareham
This club is located at 13 Highland Avenue, Wareham, Massachusetts 02532.
Call (774) 678-4243 or visit bgcnewbedford.org for more information.
The site has four dedicated outdoor courts with permanent nets reserved for members only.
Bourne Community Center
This club is located at 239 Main Street, Bourne, Massachusetts 02532.
The site has six outdoor and three indoor courts.
Raynham Athletic Club
This club is located at 170 Sandwich Road, Raynham, Massachusetts 02532.
Call 508-823-5440 or go to raynhamathleticclub.com for further information.
The club offers frequent free open-house sessions – go to their website to learn more. The location features one indoor and eight outdoor courts.
Chester Park Recreation Area
This club is located at 11 Arthur Street, Bourne, Massachusetts 02532.
Chester Park Recreation Area is also known as Chester Park Courts in Monument Beach. The area has two tennis courts with pickleball lines.
Oak Crest Cove Park
Oak Crest Cove Park is situated at 61 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563.
A comment on Masspickleballguide.com describes it as “One of the best websites for Cape Cod pickleball.”
The park has six regulation pickleball courts.
Village Sports Club
The Village Sports Club is located at 30 Golf Drive, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360.
Formerly known as Village Racquet and Fitness Club, Village Sports Club in Plymouth is apparently one of the best-equipped facilities in Massachusetts.
The club is within The Pinehills, Village Green. It has two outdoor courts with lights and four indoor ones.
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