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Linden Ponds gets sporty

Athletes stay active in Hingham

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July 10th, 2017
Five tennis club members stand with racks in hand in on the tennis court.

The tennis club is one of the many sports-related activities available to Linden Ponds community members.

People who enjoy playing sports can connect with plenty of other athletic retirees at Linden Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass. The community has a number of sports clubs and special events.

A men’s golf club plays 18 holes weekly at either Rockland Golf Center or Ridder Farm, and a women’s golf club meets once a week for nine holes followed by lunch. Residents gather outside at the bocce court for games during warmer months and meet three afternoons a week in Linden Ponds’ on-site fitness studio to play Ping-Pong.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the tennis club heads over to the YMCA in Hanover to play mixed doubles. Club organizer Bernie Peavey, who’s been playing tennis since he was a teenager, says the friendly games are a fun way to get regular exercise. 

“For those of us who have been playing for a while and love the game, it’s nice to have an opportunity to continue,” Bernie says. “As long as we can physically do it, we’ll keep playing.” 

Choose your activity

Groups also get together outside the community for bowling, horseshoes, pickleball, archery, swimming, and fishing. No matter your sport, there truly is something for every type of athlete at Linden Ponds. 

With so many athletes in residence, Linden Ponds sponsors the Senior Olympics in Quincy. A total of 24 Linden Ponds community members competed in the 2016 games and brought home an impressive 80 medals. 

The 2017 Senior Olympics took place May 15–19, and about 30 residents were expected to compete in a variety of games, including basketball, bowling, darts, standing long jump, javelin, golf putting, discus, softball throw, and half- and three-mile walks.