Montpelier resident Gina Oliva organized this event after learning to play at the Villages in Florida, known as "Pickleball Mecca." Gina kept thinking, "I will have to retire to Florida if I want to play pickleball" but then she thought, "Why not just bring pickleball to Montpelier?" With support from the Montpelier Board of Trustees and a few local pickleball afficionados the event was a success. Floyd Zaplotny, Anne Arundel County ambassador for the United States Pickleball Association and Kevin Hall, teacher's aide at Maryland School for the Deaf and lifeguard at Fairlands Aquatic Center, were on hand at the event to provide pickleball instruction, additional equipment and support. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Equipment includes wiffle balls, paddles and a low net on a court somewhat smaller than a tennis court. At the Montpelier event, the current tennis courts were marked off with chalk to the appropriate pickleball size.