Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Feeling sour--how about Pickleball?
Pickleball is a combo of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. The ball is a green Whiffleball like affair—but the sport is named after the dog of the family that invented it – Pickles.
The court is about the size of a badminton court, the net is two inches lower than a tennis net. The paddles are solid like a table tennis paddle.
A game is 11 points—two out of three games wins the match. Matches can last 1.5 hours and involve a lot of moving—more than tennis.
Yet, this has replaced shuffleboard for active older adults in many communities—there are leagues and organized play.
Check out www.pickleball.info for details.
Actually, I have no idea what they yell.