For those of you just hearing about it, pickleball is a cross between tennis, table tennis and badminton. The court is the size of a badminton court, the net is slightly lower than a tennis net.
IT’s FUN TO PLAY
When was the last time you played a game for fun?! There’s a sense of playfulness in a game of social pickleball.
YOU DON’T REALIZE YOU ARE EXERCISING
Some of you might have run to keep in shape. It’s a great stress reliever and a cheap way to get the body going. Running can be very boring!
Well, pickleball is anything but BORING! It’s super fun; you switch opponents after each game to there’s always a new challenge ahead of you. But you are getting a workout and you barely notice because it’s so fun!
BEING AN ATHLETE IS NOT A PRE-REQUISITE
Many people are naturally athletic. That’s great. However, you can still play the game of pickleball without being born with olympic athlete genes! Non-athletes have come to excel at the game by working to improve themselves with consistent playing, drilling and even taking a lesson or two along the way. Fellow picklers are really helpful and are happy to give you tips to improve your game.
IT”S A GREAT SOCIAL GAME
The game gets you out of the house and provides an excellent way to interact with like-minded players. Many solid friendships are forged on the pickleball court.
YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS
When you’re not playing with your new pickleball friends, you can easily get the family involved. Youngsters learn quickly and become great playing partners.
YOU WON’T NEED A SECOND MORTGAGE TO PLAY
Pickleball is an extremely affordable sport. Rec centers charge a mere $4 to play and the equipment needed is simply a decent paddle which can range for $50-160 depending on your budget.