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Rachel Simon

Pickleball For All

Rachel Simon is the author of Pickleball for All and a writer for outlets including the New York Times, Glamour, NBC News, Vulture, and more. She also teaches writing for Gotham Writers Workshop and Redbud Writing Project, and creates personalized crossword puzzles through her Etsy shop. A New York native and a graduate of Emerson College, she currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

An entertaining and comprehensive look at the America’s fastest growing sport, Pickleball for All is the ultimate primer for any level of player interested in the wacky history, unique rules, and exciting future of pickleball. From the history of the game to the basic rules (hint: you do not want to be caught in the “kitchen” during a volley), Simon offers a complete overview for casual and expert players alike. In addition, Simon weaves in inspiring stories from the world’s top players during their most exciting pickleball moments.  

October 24, 4 - 5pm, Monday

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Karen Eva Carr + Rachel Simon

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An entertaining and comprehensive look at the America’s fastest growing sport, Pickleball for All is the ultimate primer for any level of player interested in the wacky history, unique rules, and exciting future of pickleball. From the history of the game to the basic rules (hint: you do not want to be caught in the “kitchen” during a volley), Simon offers a complete overview for casual and expert players alike. In addition, Simon weaves in inspiring stories from the world’s top players during their most exciting pickleball moments.

4-5 p.m., virtual

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