Today, I started a four week class on how to play Pickleball! There were seven of us in the class, plus the instructor.
Pickleball, is a mix of tennis, ping-pong, paddleball and badminton and is considered to be the fastest growing sport in the United States, especially among seniors. The instructor stated, “Pickleball is now played in every state.”
You play with large ping-pong paddles and a wiffle ball on a shortened tennis court. Two or four people can play.
The sport began in 1965 in Washington State and has been a popular sport in the southern states for many years. Just look around any retirement community in Florida or Arizona and you will see Pickleball courts.
The sport has finally reached Loveland, Colorado with weekly games at several of the counties local parks, including several at our local recreation center. Loveland has its own Pickleball Club with 55 members. Who knew!
During our travels south for the winter I have seen many Pickleball Courts and many happy people playing, and seemingly having lots of fun.
This first class was fun and I look forward to learning more about how to play and then getting out there!