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Pickleball Month

Have you heard of pickleball? Why is it called pickleball? The name is said to have come from a pet of one of the originators, a dog named Pickles, who would run after the ball. Over time the game evolved, but the name stuck.

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is played on a smaller court with a plastic ball, and participants use solid paddles to hit the ball over a net. It’s popularity is surging across all age groups, particularly among seniors, for several reasons:

Social Aspect: Pickleball can be enjoyed in singles or doubles, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.

Health Benefits: Pickleball offers a low-impact workout, making it gentler on joints. The combination of physical activity and social engagement contributes to improved physical and mental well-being, making
it appealing to seniors.

Cost and Space: The equipment required for pickleball is affordable, and the game can be played on smaller courts, making it accessible in a variety of settings, including retirement communities and recreational centers.

Overall, the simplicity, social aspects, health benefits, and cost-effectiveness of pickleball contribute to its status as the fastest-growing sport, especially among seniors.