Pickleball

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  1. Quiet Speed

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    This game is a blast. I started playing a few months ago and have to play at least once a week. Scores of over the hill people (seniors and near-seniors), such as I, are taking it up. Having a tennis background helps but certainly not a requirement. Try it, if you get a chance.

     
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    Can't believe it's been almost six years since I've made this thread. More and more people are playing pickleball every day. That's not to say, pickleball hasn't been hardcore for quite a few for some time. It's a whole lifestyle for some of us. I play several times a week now and do tournaments across three states. Senior division, of course. You can bang the ball in this sport, but beware you pay a heavy price if you're not good at it. ;) The pro circuit is well established, too. Here is video of the pros:

    10 INSANE points from the 2021 US Open of Pickleball

     
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    I've played tennis on and off since I was a teenager along with many other sports. I love to play and watch tennis. I also have played raquet ball and hand ball. I think
    I need to give this game a try. It looks like so much fun. I will never give up tennis but I can still enjoy pickle ball. Great video. Man are these pros good!
     
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    WL, with your background, the game will be much easier for you to pick up. I have a tennis background which is the reason I was attracted to the sport. I know people who have played racquetball and who have taken up the game. It's addicting for sure. For anyone who is interested in playing, you can go to https://www.places2play.org/ and search for locations (clubs or facilities) that have pickleball. I live in an area where it is mostly free to play. People who have never played a sport with a racquet or paddle develop their ball contact skills much quicker than in tennis. It is not as daunting.
    Let us know when you give it a try.
     
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    I drive by a tennis court that has been converted to pickle ball and it is always packed with people. I’m going to have to give it try, looks like a lot of fun.
    That is pretty cool!!

    Some tennis courts near my town have been converted to pickle ball and it’s always packed with people. I’m going to have to give it a shot, looks like alot of fun.
     
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