Registration for the last winter-spring session of Pickleball Classes is now open.  Pickleball classes will be held four Tuesdays on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. These classes, offered by the recreation division of Florence Community Services, are designed to improve the skill level from beginners to advanced players.

Long-time instructor and tournament player, Ferd Sobota will provide instruction and direction on rules, equipment and tips on effective play and strategy.

Pickleball can be described as playing tennis on a badminton-sized court. It accommodates two to four players at a time.

The classes will occur at the pickleball courts, just west of the Library and Community Center at 778 N. Main Street. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required.

Register at the Florence Library/Community Center at 778 N. Main Street, Florence Fitness Center at 133 N. Main or online at The class is limited to the first 12 people who register.

For more information, contact John Nixon at (520) 868-7699.