A Strange Name, A Popular Sport: Pickleball Anyone?


Pickleball, played with a hard paddle and perforated plastic ball, similar to badminton, ping-pong and tennis, began as a backyard family game in 1965 in Bainbridge Island, WA. Today, Pickleball is recognized at the fastest growing sport in the country for adults 50 & over. The fast paced game provides benefits for players such as hand-eye coordination, mental alertness and socializing.