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Hello Monday: Your new favorite sport - Pickleball

Want a fun and easy to learn sport that the entire family can play? Look no further than pickleball!



My family has always enjoyed playing sports together. We have played volleyball, badminton and golf. Within the last few years, however, my family has started playing a game called pickleball and it is by far the easiest to learn and the most fun to play! Pickleball is a sport that incorporates many elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton into a game for people of all ages. It was invented in 1965 by three dads whose kids were bored during summer vacation. Today, everyone from grandparents to grade-schoolers are enjoying it.


Pickleball is played with a special type of whiffle ball and a wood, plastic, or composite paddle. It’s played on a 20x44 foot court with a 35 inch tall net. Many city and county recreation centers now have indoor and outdoor courts, as well as equipment to rent.


If you or your family is looking for a new activity to try out this summer, consider picking up a paddle and taking a swing at pickleball!

Click on this link to learn more about pickleball and how you can start playing:

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