Pickleball Ministry

PICKLEBALL, renowned for its rapid growth and widespread popularity, is captivating enthusiasts of all ages across the USA. This dynamic sport not only embodies exhilarating gameplay but also serves as a remarkable avenue for spreading the Gospel. With its accessible nature, mastering pickleball terms and phrases becomes an enjoyable journey for participants, fostering not only physical activity but also fostering the creation of new connections and the deepening of friendships. It’s a vibrant platform where individuals can engage in both sport and faith, finding strength and camaraderie along the way.

Hello, my name is Judy Bowman, I am a full-time soul-winning cyclist and the founder of WHEEL POWER Christian Cyclists.  I have been bicycling across America since 1990, sharing Jesus and teaching believers how to talk to others about Jesus too.

Since 2010, I have been the Pickleball Ambassador in South Central Virginia, mainly Lynchburg, and serving as the State of Virginia Pickleball Tournament Director as well. As a former Physical Education teacher and coach, also a competitive, collegiate tennis and basketball athlete, I enjoy teaching Pickleball to all levels and ages of players. However, my strongest desire is to use Pickleball to get the Gospel message out to more people through this sport.

I would enjoy working with you to help bring Pickleball to your church and community. The Pickleball Ministry strives to be a family outreach program, although we have found it to be most successful with the adult and senior population. However, after an adult program is established, a youth program can easily be developed bringing together the whole family, from ages 6 to 96. This sports’ ministry program provides all the necessary skills needed for a well-rounded, enjoyable and fun experience. It is our hope that everyone in the family will come out to give it a try. It’s a “dilly of a sport”!

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