What is that game with the funny name, “Pickleball”?
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, using a paddle and plastic wiffle ball with holes. The rules for pickleball are simple, and it can be easy for anyone to learn how to play the game. Pickleball offers something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner who just wants to learn a new sport for fun, or you’re a seasoned player who craves the thrill of more competitive play, Pickleball is a very social activity, because the smaller court creates a social atmosphere, and playing mixed doubles is promoted. The sports popularity extends to both genders almost equally: 53 percent of players are male and 47 percent are female.
If you are looking for some great exercise for your mind and body, pickleball can’t be beat. Playing pickleball allows you to work on your balance, agility, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination without putting excessive strains on your body. Pickleball is a wonderful alternative for senior players who used to play tennis, but have physical limitations such as hip, shoulder, knee, or other joint problems.